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Santa Ana College Named Top Workplace by The Orange County Register

​(Santa Ana, CA)— Santa Ana College (SAC) was selected as one of The Orange County Register Top Workplaces for 2016. SAC is #13 among large companies in the annual list and is the only Orange County college or university recognized this year. Rankings and overall results are showcased in the Top Workplaces special section, published in The Orange County Register on December 9. The winners were announced at the Top Workplaces Gala, considered the Oscarsâ of the human resources industry, the evening of December 8.

The Orange County Register Top Workplaces award recognizes 125 companies and organizations in Orange County that offer the characteristics that employees value most in a workplace. Every year, the newspaper ranks Orange County companies based on survey results from the companies’ employees on areas that contribute to job satisfaction including employee engagement, benefits packages and compensation, company leadership, training, workplace flexibility, diversity, and more.

“Nurturing a culture of collaboration and equity is at the heart of Santa Ana College,” said Santa Ana College President Linda Rose, Ed.D. “To ensure the greatest success possible for our students, it’s critical that we offer a work environment that allows us to recruit and keep the most accomplished faculty, the best qualified classified staff, and highly engaged managers.”

Santa Ana College, which celebrated 100 years of educational excellence in 2015, serves over 32,000 students each semester in its credit and non-credit programs. The college has a staff of over 2,700, including 260 full-time faculty members, over 1,400 part-time faculty, 222 full-time classified employees, over 450 part-time classified employees, and 26 administrators. In 2015-2016, SAC awarded 2,411 associate degrees and 2,322 certificates. SAC ranks 19th nationally among the top 100 associate degree producers for “minority” students and 9th among the top 100 associate degree producers for Hispanic students, according to Community College Week.

The Orange County Register published the complete list of Top Workplaces on December 9. For more information about the Top Workplaces lists, please visit

About Santa Ana College
Santa Ana College (SAC), which celebrated 100 years of educational excellence in 2015, serves about 18,000 credit students each semester at its main campus in Santa Ana. The college prepares students for transfer to four-year institutions, provides invaluable workforce training, and customized training for business and industry. In addition, another 14,000 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. Visit to learn more.

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