Rancho Santiago Community College District is home to two colleges and four continuing education centers throughout the Central Orange County area. In addition, the college district presents convenient community education courses in many other locations in cooperation with its education and community partners.
Santa Ana College founded in 1915, is a comprehensive community college preparing students for the workplace as well as to transfer to four-year higher learning institutions. Students may earn an associate degree certificate. For those willing to commit to high academic achievement, honors courses are offered. The college also assists students in gaining basic skills and technology proficiency so they can pursue other goals. It is located at the corner of West 17th Street and Bristol in Santa Ana on about 58 acres. Santiago Canyon College, one of the state’s newest community colleges, offers a comprehensive curriculum that includes university transfer as well as associate degree programs. Honors courses are offered to those with high academic achievement goals. In addition, the college provides community services, technical certificate programs, non-credit courses and basic skills instruction. Situated on 82 acres, the college is located in Orange at the corner of Chapman Avenue and Newport Drive.
Centennial Education Center presents a wide variety of continuing education courses such as adult basic education, citizenship, English as a Second Language, high school completion subjects, parent education, and vocational training. It is located on West Edinger in Santa Ana.
Orange Education Center emphasizes non-credit courses to prepare individuals for occupations and independent living. These include adult basic education, business skills, citizenship, English as a Second Language and many other offerings designed to help individuals become employable.
Digital Media Center (DMC) is the first facility of its kind in Orange County combining education and business in the digital media industry. The DMC was created to stimulate economic growth in Orange County by attracting emerging businesses to the area and providing educational programs in digital media arts, TV/video communication, digital music and business seminars. The 28,000 square-foot DMC also features a business incubator program dedicated to the emerging digital media industry in the Orange County area. It is located on South Bristol in Santa Ana.
Orange County Sheriff's Regional Training Academy, a 53,000-square-foot training facility enables Santa Ana College and the Sheriff’s Department to serve more than 800 Academy cadets annually while expanding the weekend and evening education and training opportunities for existing law enforcement officers in Orange County and around the state. The facility includes: classrooms, lecture halls, training yards, an auditorium/gymnasium, a physical fitness obstacle course and offices.
Regional Fire Training Center is used for fire technology and prevention lecture and applied practice courses. Operated jointly by the district and the City of Santa Ana, it is used by both students enrolled in the Fire Academy as well as by fire professionals for continuing education purposes. The facility is located on West Castor Street in Santa Ana.