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Reviews 272 total reviews with an average rating of 3.7

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4 Recent Alumnus

Academic Flexibility: In general, it's hard to speak on this subject, because for the most part, everything is fairly intuitive and simple, however there were a few things that were frustrating for me. Webadvisor is somewhat difficult to use, as you have to know the terminology and course number system fairly well and be very specific when using it. When registering for classes you have to do it a chunk at a time, as you can't display all the courses you're interested in, and try to work out a schedule, since it will time you out and make you log back in. Depending on how much demand there is for a course and how soon you register, you may be able to get classes when you want, but sometimes you will be stuck with the less favorable time or whatever time the professor chooses, if it's an uncommon class. Transferring credits was relatively easy, as the counselors have resources showing them equivalent courses for most of the colleges in California.

2 Recent Alumnus

Career Services: There are a few options they offer for helping with starting careers, particularly with careers which do not need more than an associates degree. Most who attend here transfer to four year universities and are more connected to their university than their community college, so the alumni network is pretty minimal.

4 Recent Alumnus

Overall Experience: In general, the courses are straight forward and informative, ensuring that students have the tools they need to move forward in their education. I have rarely had an issue with getting into classes because the fill up. Oftentimes, the professors are willing to take a few more students than they really aught to, and many students drop in the first few days. If there is unusually high demand, sometimes the department will open up a course for those rejected from the original one. Class sizes are usually good, the largest one I had was around 100 students, and that was the only one that large. The teachers are usually pretty dedicated, and make sure to include and help as many students as possible. If a student makes a point to reach out to the professor, they are oftentimes willing to go the extra mile for those students, as well.

3 Recent Alumnus

Overall Experience: As this is primarily a school for transferring students, most do not graduate and immediately start work. They do have several internship projects they promote, but not as many as there should be. I see very little employers recruiting on campus, and the University fair tends to be Colleges that are common for students to transfer to, which are mostly local. They do have an effective transfer center, where the counselors are knowledgeable and helpful. They also hold several workshops to help inform and prepare students for transferring.

4 Recent Alumnus

Academic Experience: In physics, the head teacher is extremely good at what he does. He has been teaching Physics for a long time, and is incredibly knowledgeable about the field and recent findings. He is also adept at helping students transfer to University, and is always there to help you, so long as you seek it from him. The new science building came with new equipment that allows students to perform some of the more basic experiments in physics easily and with a sense of what a University Lab is like. Math is closely linked to Physics and unfortunately, I found this department to be somewhat lacking. Some of the teachers are fantastic, while some are still new and learning effective teaching methods themselves, and some are just not very dedicated. The "MASH" (MAth Study Hall) is good for lower level students, but once you advance beyond calculus one, the tutors in the study hall are usually not knowledgeable enough to help you, unless you are lucky enough to be there when one of the higher math teachers are there.

4 Recent Alumnus

Overall Experience: Very good campus, facilities are constantly improving. Teachers are generally very good, they teach with the intent that their students are going to transfer, rather than go straight into the workforce. The counselors are hit and miss; some are extremely good, and some are mediocre. I did take two courses at Fullerton JC, and I think I would have liked to take a few more courses there, as the teachers for some subjects were better. Overall, SCC succeeds in it's ultimate goal of preparing students for university, and providing quality experiences for a lower price than University.

4 College Senior

Academic Flexibility: Scheduling is not much of an issue unless you have a family and full time job, then you're mostly likely stuck with a night class. However, the school always offers at least three different times for a course so that people aren't forced to much.

3 College Senior

Online Courses: I have never taken an online class at SCC but others have given me mixed reviews, regarding the subject and professor as well.

4 College Senior

Career Services: Personally, I haven't experienced a post-grad service yet but others have and great things to say about it. Many students in my classes are post-grad and say they really loved the experience at this school.

5 College Senior

Overall Experience: The professors are mostly outgoing and eager to really teach their subjects. They really care if the students are truly understanding the information and will take the time to explain it one on one during office visits.

3 College Senior

Overall Experience: There are not too many opportunities for working on campus revolving around education. I have seen some teacher aides and lab assistant students. A new program was created about a year ago, to train science majors with a biotech degree. This includes just a few sequence of classes and promises a certificate in biotechnology that can be used to find biotech jobs. Because the school is in southern California, finding a biotech job is not hard.

4 College Senior

Academic Experience: I have loved all the professors I've had the opportunity of having. Most professors really care about the knowledge and experience they bring into the classroom and will stay overtime to make sure their students get the education they deserve.

4 College Senior

Overall Experience: My overall experience at Santiago Canyon College was pretty good. I needed to attend a community college that would allow me to mature and grow on a personal level. This allowed me to be comfortable thriving on a large public university. The staff and most professors are amazing and take their job pretty seriously. I have no complaints, only that students should really understand where they want to see themselves in the future pretty soon.

4 College Senior

Online Courses: I personally would much rather take a course in a classroom, but Santiago offers many courses online. They are user-friendly and are great for students that would much rather take a course online.

4 College Senior

Career Services: The career center has helped me a lot during my two years at Santiago Canyon College.

5 College Senior

Overall Experience: All the professors I have had, have all been great. They are passionate about their job and are there for their students. They offer office hours for students that need extra help. The work load is not bad at all and the homework helps you become prepared for exams.

5 College Senior

Overall Experience: This community college offers so much for the students. They have a career center that can help you get on the right track. The counselors really know what they are doing, and help better prepare the students.

5 College Senior

Academic Experience: Being a communication major, I have been able to get all the prerequisite classes. The professors I have had really made me want to become a communication major. The workload is not that bad, but if you want an A in any of your classes, you have to work hard for them.

5 College Senior

Overall Experience: Santiago Canyon College is one of the best community colleges in Orange County. The professors really care about their students well-being and want them to succeed. The classes I have taken have really helped me to become prepared for when I do transfer.

3 College Sophomore

Academic Flexibility: No review as of now.

3 College Sophomore

Online Courses: No review as of now.

3 College Sophomore

Career Services: No review as of now.

3 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: No review as of now.

3 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: No review as of now.

3 College Sophomore

Academic Experience: I have no review at this moment.

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