Santa Ana College held its first classes in the fall of 1915 as Santa Ana Junior College, located on the campus of Santa Ana High School, during the presidency of Woodrow Wilson. With the country on the precipice of involvement in WWI, the “Department Junior College” opened its doors to twenty-four students and eleven teaching faculty. It was the second junior college founded in Orange County and the fourth oldest in all of California.
Santa Ana College offers associate's degrees and certificates from the following academic divisions:
- Fine & Performing Arts
- Human Services & Technology
- Humanities & Social Sciences
- Kinesiology & Athletics
- Science, Mathematics & Health
Several degrees and certificates from the business division are offered online.
Accreditation & Licensing
Western Association of Schools and Colleges, Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges