Saddleback College, Mission Viejo
Since its doors opened to students in 1968, Saddleback College’s dynamic campus and stimulating academic curriculum have upheld a tradition of success. The College, which is located in the South Orange County City of Mission Viejo, is one of the largest of California’s 109 community colleges and has a student population of approximately 25,000. Its rigorous academic curriculum is taught by a renowned faculty, and students can earn an associate degree or certificate in over 300 academic and career programs. Fine arts and athletics play a large role in the campus life of Saddleback College, and the Emeritus Institute and Community Education program are well-known for enriching classes that every member of the family can enjoy.
Irvine Valley College, Irvine
Irvine Valley College is centrally located in a thriving community that includes eight unified school districts; the University of California, Irvine; California State University, Fullerton–Irvine Campus; and the Irvine Spectrum complex, with one of the highest concentrations of technology and business enterprises in California. The College offers over 60 associate degree majors and 30 career and technical certificate programs. IVC prides itself on academic excellence. The College now ranks seventh among all California community colleges in transfer rates to four-year institutions. More than 13,000 students enroll each semester, including 400 international students representing over 46 countries. The College supports diverse student clubs and organizations and a vital Honors Program.
Advanced Technology & Education Park, Tustin
The City of Tustin conveyed 68 acres of prime Orange County real estate on the former Marine Corps Air Station-Tustin to build ATEP, a new educational campus with a technology focus. The initial ATEP campus is administered by Irvine Valley College and currently offers career technical and advanced technology classes from both colleges. Recent planning and approvals paved the way for the first major expansion to 28 acres. SOCCCD is actively pursuing educational and commercial partners to join in the innovative 68 acre development.