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Saddleback Community College

Saddleback 1-on-1 Counseling

SENIORS! Do you have questions about Saddleback?  If so, please make an appointment with our Saddleback counselor, Marisa Perez-Amorde.  She has appointments available on Tuesdays & Thursdays from 11:00am - 1:00pm.  Appointments with Mrs. Perez-Amorde will be held in the guidance office.  You will be sent a call slip and excused from class.
 Click HERE to make an appointment with Marisa Perez-Amorde

Talk to our Saddleback Counselor and learn about:

* Career Technical Education and Associate Degrees

* Bachelor Degrees and University Transfer

* CSU/UC/Private and Out of State Transfer Information

* Career Counseling

* Seniors- Freshman Advantage, Counseling 100 & College Promise.

-Learn how these programs help you transition into the next step after SJHHS!  STRONGLY RECOMMENDED!

Counseling 100

Seniors!  The Saddleback Counseling 100 Course will be held in the Spring and is designed to introduce students to college and life success skills.   CLICK HERE for information on how to register for Counseling 100.

Some perks of taking the class includes:

  • Class meets once a week virtually!

  • Earn 1.5 college units by graduation (5 credits of High School Credit) and this course is CSU transferable!

  • Automatically enroll in the Freshman Advantage Program to get priority registration for Fall 2022!

  • Taught by a Saddleback Counselor who knows the ins and outs of Saddleback!

  • Get a jump start on your path to higher education!

Family Night

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Promise program

Saddleback College promises to pay the first two years of college for eligible students.  Registration fees, book costs, health fee, and ASB stamp are included! 

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freshman advantage program

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Degrees and Certicates


  • Associate of Arts Degrees (2 year degree) - Saddleback College offers  112 AA degrees
  • Associate of Science Degrees (2 year degree) - Saddleback College offers 92 AS degrees
  • Certificates - Saddleback College offers 89 certificate programs
  • Occupational Skills Awards - Saddleback College offers 26 OS Awards

List of Programs offered at Saddleback College 

Transfer Programs

 Saddleback College ranks no. 11 out of California's 109 community colleges in the number of students it transfer to the University of California campuses, and the top 20 percent in the number of transfers to the California State University campuses.  Saddleback College offers courses that fulfill lower-division general education and transfer major requirements in most areas of study.  At Saddleback College you can complete your freshman and sophomore coursework and then transfer to the UC, CSU, or private/independent college of your a junior!

For information about transfer programs click here

Honors Program

The Saddleback College Honors program gives highly motivated students the opportunity to enhance their collegiate experience and develop superior academic skills.  Students who successfully complete the honors program are eligile to apply for guaranteed or preferential admission consideration at the following schools: Azusa Pacific University, Cal State Fullerton, Chapman Univeristy, Occidental College, Pitzer College, Pomona College, UC Irvine, UCLA (College of Arts and Science), UC Riverside and UC Santa Cruz.  Successful completion of the honors program will also help open the door to most colleges and universities throughout the state and nation.  New students entering from high school should qualify for English IA (college composition) during matriculation testing, and have a 3.25 grade point average in high school.

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Certificate Programs

Students need only take courses in their field of interest in order to earn an occupatonal certificate from Saddleback College.  The number of units required varies from certificate to certificate.  A series of specific courses, all related to a particular occupational skill, will result in a certificate which can be helpful in upgrading or securing entry-level employment.

Freshman Advantage Application Process  The Freshman Advantage Program, for high school seniors planning to attend Saddleback College, offers benefits which include: early application for the fall semester, early matriculation services that will better prepare them for a successful first semester in college, and priority enrollment.  Students who wish to participate should see their Academic Advisor.

Saddleback College Career Technical Education