News Release

Santa Ana College's Television & Video Communications Meets Industry Demand


(Santa Ana, CA) - After much discussion and support from the digital media program Advisory Board, Santa Ana College (SAC) concluded a name change was in order for the Television & Video Communications Department (TELV) and is excited to announce the department will become Digital Media (DM) beginning Fall 2020.

SAC continually works to evolve to meet current industry needs and skills training to successfully prepare students for their careers. The division curriculum committee determined this name change as crucial to accurately represent the program to future employers as the rapidly changing industry of production and content-creation advances.

The new name is reflective of the TELV department, which is primarily housed at the Digital Media Center where all student cameras, design tools, editing systems, and audio production are digital, and where student content is showcased on digital platforms such as YouTube, other websites and social media.

The courses, degrees and certificates will remain mostly unchanged, aside from classes falling under DM instead of TELV on WebAdvisor and in the new catalog for students.

For further information, please contact the chair of Michael Taylor, Chair of Digital Media at

About Santa Ana College
Santa Ana College (SAC), which turned 100 years old in 2015, serves about 18,000 students each semester at its main campus in Santa Ana. The college prepares students for transfer to four-year institutions, and provides invaluable workforce training and customized training for business and industry. In addition, another 11,000 students are served through the college’s School of Continuing Education located at Centennial Education Center. Ranked as one of the nation’s top two-year colleges awarding associate degrees to Latino and Asian students, the college is also recognized throughout the state for its comprehensive workforce training programs for nurses, firefighters, law enforcement and other medical personnel. SAC is one of two comprehensive colleges under the auspices of the Rancho Santiago Community College District.

Contact: Teresa Mercado-Cota

Phone: (714) 564-6105