Saddleback College has been the first choice for higher education and training in South Orange County since 1968. Our more than 500,000 alumni can attest to the quality of our academic and career training programs that enable students to successfully achieve their educational, professional, and personal goals. Our rich academic traditions and strong reputation make Saddleback College an ideal place for students seeking associate degrees and certificates, transferring to four-year colleges and universities, preparing for the workforce, or pursuing lifelong learning opportunities.
Saddleback College is fully accredited, offering over 300 associate degrees, certificates, and occupational skills awards in 190 program areas taught by a faculty renowned for its expertise, experience, and commitment to student success. Study abroad, cooperative work experience, online learning, and honors are just some of the additional programs we offer for a well-rounded educational experience.
Mission, Vision and Values
Saddleback College is the largest member of the South Orange County Community College District, and the College offers educational opportunities and support services to a diverse and growing population in southern Orange County.
Saddleback College will be the first choice of students who seek a dynamic, innovative, and student-centered postsecondary education.
Saddleback College enriches its students and the south Orange County community by providing a comprehensive array of high-quality courses and programs that foster student learning and success in the attainment of academic degrees and career technical certificates, transfer to four-year institutions, improvement of basic skills, and lifelong learning.
Saddleback College embraces:
We commit to fulfilling our mission to serve the south Orange County community.
We dedicate ourselves to excellence in academics, student support, and community service.
We foster a climate of integrity, honesty, and respect.
We place our highest priority on student learning and delivering comprehensive support for student success.
We strive to develop strong and lasting partnerships among students, faculty, staff, and the community.
We anticipate and welcome change by encouraging innovation and creativity.
We endorse academic freedom and the open exchange of ideas.
We promote environmental sustainability and use our resources responsibly to reduce our ecological impact.
We cultivate equity and diversity by embracing all cultures, ideas, and perspectives.
We recognize the importance of global awareness and prepare our students to live and work in an increasingly interconnected world.