University description (as per official university website)
Saddleback College, also known as Saddleback, is a community college located in Mission Viejo, California, United States. It was established in 1968 and is part of the California Community College system. Saddleback awards associate degrees and academic certificates in more than 75 areas of study. The college is governed by the Board of Trustees of the South Orange County Community College District (SOCCCD).
Saddleback offers a wide variety of programs that prepare students to evaluate and understand physical, cultural, and social environments. The college is known for its science department which includes several programs in Physics, Nursing, Environmental Studies, and Chemistry.
Saddleback offers many student clubs and organizations for the overall development of its students. Some of the popular student organizations are the Chicano Latino studies student association, college democrats, class action, college republicans, and the anime club.
About Saddleback College, Administration and Offices of Leadership
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.