2020-2021 Spring Edition 
    Sep 28, 2023  
2020-2021 Spring Edition [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Other Educational Opportunities

Community Education

The Community Education catalog “Gaucho Guide” is mailed three times per year.  The “Gaucho Guide” details all offerings for adults in areas such as business, art, music, entrepreneurship and technology, as well as featuring College For Kids and Jr. Gauchos summer swim programs.  CE also provides After School and Summer Enrichment programs in partnership with Capistrano Unified School District.

Contract Education

Contract education provides an option for a student whose special needs preclude regular enrollment and attendance in courses outlined in the catalog or when it becomes necessary to meet particular curricular needs of one or more students. The student, an instructor, and the appropriate dean prepare a learning contract whereby the learning content will be specified as well as the methodology of study and means and criteria for evaluation.

Cooperative Work Experience

Saddleback College offers a well-directed Cooperative Work Experience (CWE) or “internship” program with measurable objectives and results.  It is a method of education that combines work experience gained by students on-the-job with regular academic instruction. It is a unique plan of education designed to develop skills and knowledge as well as to improve self-understanding by integrating classroom study with planned and supervised experience outside of the formal classroom environment. CWE credit is available when stipulated in the catalog as a requirement for completion of an Occupational/Career Technical Education Certificate Program or by petition to a faculty member within the department of the student’s major. CWE applications are available in the Division of Business Science, Economic Workforce Development office.  Visit www.saddleback.edu/cwe for more information.

CTE Transitions - Programs for High School to College Articulation Students

Saddleback College maintains faculty-approved formal course articulation agreements with local high school and ROP (Regional Occupation Program) districts including: Capistrano Unified School District, Laguna Beach Unified School District, Saddleback Valley Unified School District, College and Career Advantage, Coastline ROP, JSerra Catholic High School and New Vista School. Courses with articulation agreements follow the California Career Statewide Pathways Templates in the areas including: Accounting, Architecture, Automotive Technology, Business, Child Development, Cinema-TV-Radio, Computer Information Management, Computer Maintenance Technology, Drafting, Fashion, Food & Nutrition, Graphic Design, Horticulture, Interior Design, Manufacturing, Photography, Real Estate and Theater Arts. For a complete listing, see the CTE Transitions website at www.saddleback.edu/cte.

Students who successfully complete a CTE Transition articulated class offered through a partnering high school or ROP district and receive a grade of A or B, will be eligible to receive Credit by Exam units for the corresponding Saddleback College class. For high school students who successfully complete the CATEMA software process, the credit will be posted to their official Saddleback College transcript.  If the CATEMA software is not used, eligible high school students should make an appointment with a Saddleback College counselor.    The counselor will verify their Articulation Certificate and/or high school transcript, assist them in completing a CTE Transition Petition form and submit the form to the Admissions & Records Office for processing. Contact the Counseling Department at (949) 582-4572 for further information.

Emeritus Institute

The Emeritus Institute is a dynamic and comprehensive academic program designed to provide courses that will be of interest and value, primarily for the older adult. This program is open and flexible, allowing an individual to select any courses that they wish for lifelong learning challenges or in preparation for a second career. The Emeritus Institute offers courses in 35 off-campus locations, convenient to the older adults of the Saddleback College community.

The Emeritus Institute curriculum is offered as non-credit courses. These courses are all designed to meet the academic and critical-thinking challenges of each discipline. Disciplines include Accounting, Art, Biology, English, Fashion, Foreign Language, Gerontology, History, Health, Health Sciences, Humanities, Music, Philosophy, Photography, Political Science, and Theatre.

For further information regarding the Emeritus Institute program call 949-582-4835 or 770-9669 or access our website at www.saddleback.edu/emeritus.

Study-Abroad Programs

Study abroad provides students with a unique opportunity to broaden their horizons, enrich their academic experience, and develop valuable intercultural and/or language skills.  Saddleback College offers a variety of study abroad programs that integrate classroom learning with exposure to different cultures and environments, as students explore the natural beauty and ecology of a foreign country; savor its foods; live among its people; visit its galleries, theaters, museums, and night clubs; and take excursions to unique heritage sites and biological reserves, all while earning transferable college credits and developing new perspectives on academic subjects and real-world issues.

Recently run and upcoming study abroad programs at Saddleback include programs in various disciplines/divisions and in various locations: Brazil, Cuba, England, France, Ireland, Italy, Mexico, Peru, and Spain.  For listings and information on current and upcoming programs, click here.