Santiago Canyon College

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Santiago Canyon College (SCC)
Santiago Canyon College logo.jpg
Type Community college
Established 1985
President Dr. John C. Hernandez, Ph.D.[1]
Students 16,387 (Fall 2015)[2]
Location 8045 E. Chapman Ave.
Orange, CA 92869
Campus Suburban, 82 acres
Colors Blue and Gold
Nickname Hawks
Affiliations Rancho Santiago Community College District, California Community Colleges
Website www.sccollege.edu

Santiago Canyon College is a community college located in the city of Orange, California. Along with Santa Ana College, Santiago is one of two campuses in the Rancho Santiago Community College District (RSCCD).

History[edit]

In 1980, The Irvine Company sold 30 acres of land to RSCCD.[3] In 1985, RSCCD opened the school, which was simply called the Orange Campus at that time.[4] Enrollment was approximately 2,500 students during the first semester of operation.[5][6] In July 1997, the school separated from Santa Ana College and changed its name to Santiago Canyon College.[7]

In January 2000, the school was independently accredited by the Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges, which is part of the Western Association of Schools and Colleges.[8][9] Later that year, The Irvine Company donated an additional 12 acres to the school. The school's footprint expanded again in April 2003 when RSCCD used funds from Measure E (passed in November 2002) to buy nearly 19 additional acres.[10]

In September 2004, a new student services and instruction building was completed.[11] In late 2006, the new library opened.[12] In January 2009, the softball complex opened.[13] The new science center opened for the Fall 2010 semester.

In January 2013, the Athletics and Aquatics Complex opened.[14]

Campus[edit]

The library building earned a merit award from the American Institute of Architects' Committee on Architecture for Education. The library, which opened in 2006, is 40,000 square feet (3,700 m2) and holds 100,000 books. It was designed by LPA Architecture.[15] The Library offers not only a wide selection of books, but computer access, private study rooms, and educational media.

Academics[edit]

The school offers 65 associate degrees.[16]

Athletics[edit]

The Hawks compete in the Orange Empire Conference.[17] In December 2009, the Hawks won the state title in women's soccer and were named Division III national champions by the National Soccer Coaches Association of America.[18][19]

In spring 2016, the Hawks won the California Community College Athletic Association state championship in women's softball.[20]

In spring 2017, Santiago will debut a men's volleyball team.[21]

Student body[edit]

Ethnic composition of student body [22]
Undergraduate U.S. Census[23]
Caucasian 27% 73.9%
Black 2% 12.1%
Asian 9% 4.3%
Hispanic 43% 14.5%
Other/Unreported 19% 6.2%
Native American 1% 0.9%

Santiago Canyon College has a total undergraduate population of 13,613. 36% of the student population is part-time. 51% of the student body is male and 49% is female.

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.sccollege.edu/About/Pages/MessagefromourPresident.aspx
  2. ^ http://datamart.cccco.edu/Students/Enrollment_Status.aspx
  3. ^ "Brief History of Santiago Canyon College". Santiago Canyon College. Retrieved 1 October 2016. 
  4. ^ "Brief History of Santiago Canyon College". Santiago Canyon College. Retrieved 1 October 2016. 
  5. ^ "Quick Facts" (PDF). Santiago Canyon College. Retrieved 1 October 2016. 
  6. ^ "Brief History of Santiago Canyon College". Santiago Canyon College. Retrieved 1 October 2016. 
  7. ^ "Brief History of Santiago Canyon College". Santiago Canyon College. Retrieved 1 October 2016. 
  8. ^ "Quick Facts" (PDF). Santiago Canyon College. Retrieved 1 October 2016. 
  9. ^ "Brief History of Santiago Canyon College". Santiago Canyon College. Retrieved 1 October 2016. 
  10. ^ "Brief History of Santiago Canyon College". Santiago Canyon College. Retrieved 1 October 2016. 
  11. ^ "Brief History of Santiago Canyon College". Santiago Canyon College. Retrieved 1 October 2016. 
  12. ^ "Brief History of Santiago Canyon College". Santiago Canyon College. Retrieved 1 October 2016. 
  13. ^ "Brief History of Santiago Canyon College". Santiago Canyon College. Retrieved 1 October 2016. 
  14. ^ Vasquez, Juan (January 2, 2013). "SCC's new fitness center is open to residents". Orange County Register. Retrieved 1 October 2016. 
  15. ^ Biemiller, Lawrence (October 31, 2008). "Landmark Buildings Redefine 2-Year Campuses - and Blot Out Ugly Mistakes". The Chronicle of Higher Education. p. B15. 
  16. ^ "Quick Facts" (PDF). Santiago Canyon College. Retrieved 1 October 2016. 
  17. ^ "Quick Facts" (PDF). Santiago Canyon College. Retrieved 1 October 2016. 
  18. ^ "Brief History of Santiago Canyon College". Santiago Canyon College. Retrieved 1 October 2016. 
  19. ^ "Briefly: Hawks named national champs". Orange County Register. December 16, 2009. Retrieved 1 October 2016. 
  20. ^ Fader, Mirin (June 13, 2016). "Santiago Canyon softball takes home first-ever crown". Orange County Register. Retrieved 1 October 2016. 
  21. ^ Whitehead, Brian (April 6, 2016). "First serve: Santiago Canyon College will debut its men's volleyball program next spring. Meet Tim Johnson, the man building it". Orange County Register. Retrieved 1 October 2016. 
  22. ^ "Fact Sheet 2014-2015 Edition" (PDF). Santiago Canyon College. Retrieved 2016-11-04. 
  23. ^ "B02001. RACE - Universe: TOTAL POPULATION". 2006 American Community Survey. United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-30. 

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Coordinates: 33°47′44″N 117°45′59″W / 33.7956°N 117.7663°W / 33.7956; -117.7663