Santiago Canyon College, (SCC) opened in 1985 as an extension campus of the Rancho Santiago Community College District. By July 1997, the campus had grown to more than 8,000 students and was designated as the state’s newest community college. The college was renamed Santiago Canyon College and was fully accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges in 2000. The campus is located on 82 acres in the rolling hills of East Orange. Thanks to a bond measure in 2002, the college has benefited from new facilities, including a Library/Learning Resource Center, a Science Center, an Athletics and Aquatic Center, a Humanities Building, and more. Known for preparing students for transfer to baccalaureate-granting institutions, for employment through its career technical programs, and for a better future through its adult basic education programs, SCC serves approximately 16,000 students.