The mission of Saddleback College Community Education is to encourage lifelong learning by providing educational and personal enrichment classes for children and adults of all ages and backgrounds. Community Education strives to provide a dynamic and innovative learning environment for diverse learners of all ages, backgrounds, and abilities. All courses are fee-based and not-for-credit, open to youth and adults year around. Youth programs providing after-school enrichment and summer camp experiences are offered at partnering K-12 school districts and on the Saddleback College campus featuring College For Kids summer programs. Offerings for adults include business, art, entrepreneurship, and technology on the Saddleback College campus.
For further information regarding the Community Education program, call 949-582-4656 or access our website at www.saddleback.edu/ce.
As part of its Economic and Workforce Development efforts, the District provides instructional classes and customized training and services to business, industry, government agencies, and other public or private organizations. The process may involve delivery of instruction, creation and delivery of new training materials for use in a customized training program, special assistance and assessment, and consultative or developmental services to define specific client needs. The District may contract with business, industry, government agencies, other public or private organizations, or individuals to develop and/or deliver these services. In certain cases, these services may be funded by the contractor (client) through public training funds. These contracted activities are generally closed to the public unless they are part of a specific public partnership agreement.
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. (AR 4103)
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, and JSerra Catholic High 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, Health Science, Horticulture, Interior Design, Journalism, Kinesiology, Manufacturing, Commercial Music, Photography, Real Estate and Theater Arts. For a complete listing, see the CTE Transitions website at www.saddleback.edu/cte/transitions.
Students who successfully complete an 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 the Articulation Agreement and their high school transcript, to assist them in completing a CTE Transition Petition form. Contact the Counseling Department for assistance with processing an earned articulated grade, please call (949) 582-4572 for further information.
The mission of the Saddleback College Emeritus Institute is to promote lifelong learning by providing academically rigorous, mentally stimulating, socially engaging, and health improving courses for older adults. All courses are tuition-free, non-credit courses and are open to California’s lifelong learners and those looking to prepare for a second career. The Emeritus Institute offers courses online and at 30 off-campus locations convenient to the older adults of the Saddleback College community.
Emeritus Institute courses are 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 provides students with a unique opportunity to broaden their horizons, enrich their academic experience, and develop valuable intercultural and/or language skills. When it is safe to do so, 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. (BP 4351/AR 4351)
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.