Comprehensive Master Plan


March ​2024 Update​


Integrated Planning / Educational Master Plan Development Services Project

October 2, 2023 – March 31, 2024


The Rancho Santiago Community College District (RSCCD) is now in the sixth and final month of the project to streamline and enhance integrated planning across RSCCD, its District Services and Operations (DSO), and its two colleges, Santa Ana College (SAC) and Santiago Canyon College (SCC). The Collaborative Brain Trust (CBT) continues to provide facilitation and technical support services for the project. The outcome of the project will be the production of four new fully-aligned planning documents that will provide a blueprint for action for RSCCD over the next four to eight years in serving students and communities of the RSCCD Orange County region and beyond. The four plans are: 

These four plans under development are data-informed by a Comprehensive Data Profile composed of internal and external scans and workforce data that examine the needs of the Orange County area today and for the future. During February, Phase III of the project was completed, with three important activities: 

  1. The Planning and Organizational Effectiveness (POE) Committee reviewed the full Draft Comprehensive Master Plan on February 28th. Final suggested edits are due March 8th to Vice Chancellor Perez. 
  2. The SAC and SCC Educational Master Plan Task Forces, and the DSO Leadership Team held goal-setting sessions to identify long-range Goals and Objectives for their respective plans, and are now reviewing their full draft plan documents for any final edits. 
  3. A joint meeting was held with teams from the DSO and both colleges to review and discuss goals and objectives of the three plans, and to begin dialogue about collaborative work for these plans to achieve the Strategic Directions adopted by the Board on February 12, 2024. 

Final reviews and edits of the four draft plans are underway now; final draft documents will be completed by the end of March. At that time the project draws to a close, and the constituent review process begins. Final documents will be prepared by the District for review and consideration for adoption by the Board of Trustees in Late spring / early summer. Once approved, the four plans will commence with the 2024-2025 Fiscal and Academic Year.