• The Student Spotlight is on Claudia Vara, Ernesto Lopez and Liliana Castillo

    These students have earned three State Approved Certificates: General Office Clerk, Executive Secretary/Administrative Assistant and Customer Service Representative. Click the picture to read each student's story.

  • The Mission of Santa Ana College School of Continuing Education

    The Santa Ana College School of Continuing Education is a responsive community leader dedicated to adult student success through innovative educational programs and services. The School of Continuing Education prepares students to transition to college, improve language and workforce skills, increase civic involvement, and promote lifelong learning. http://sac.edu/ContinuingEducation
  • Santa Ana College Vision Themes:

    I. Student Achievement II. Use of Technology III. Innovation IV. Community V. Workforce Development VI. Emerging American Community
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    "...I just picked up my certificate for completing all 3 classes of Computer Networking, and Repair, A+ Preparation. I really enjoyed all my classmates, teachers and school. Thank you very much to all of you. Stay in school and be there as much as you can. I personally will come back next semester to college. Good luck." Alejandro Morales, Student in the Career Technical Education Program

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Success Booster Workshop Series. Join us in May for a variety of one-hour math and English workshops.

Success Booster Workshop Series

Learning Center workshops are back!  Join us in May for a variety of one-hour math and English workshops.  Space is limited, so please sign up in advance by calling 714-564-6569, emailing at learningcenter@sac.edu, or stopping by either location of the Learning Center (U202 or A225)

May 1, 1:00pm      MLA Format – Room A225

May 4, 4:00 pm    Using Word to Create Your Essay –                                     Room A 225

May 8, 1:00 pm     Active Reading Strategies –                                               Room U202

May 11, 12:00 pm  Commas and Semi-colons –                                               Room U202

May 15, 1:00 pm   Organizing your Essay – Room A225

May 18, 12:00 pm  Run-ons and Fragments – Room U202

May 22, 1:00 pm – Vocabulary Strategies –  Room U202

Watch for the math workshop announcement coming soon.

ORANGE COUNTY CAREER FAIR Thursday, April 16th from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Free to job seekers. No pre-registration required.


Meet with hiring managers at the Orange County Career Fair!

  • Mark your calendars.
  • Come to our next Career Fair!
  • Meet face to face with hiring managers from the area’s top companies!

Orange County Career Fair  (Click this link for more information on the Career Fair.)

Thursday, April 16, 2015

10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Embassy Suites Santa Ana/ Orange County Airport North

1325 East Dyer Rd. Santa Ana, CA 92705

Make a strong impression with employers –

Be one of the thousands of hires that companies

have made because of our Job Fairs, make sure to follow these tips:

  • Come prepared and do your homework on the upcoming fair.
  • Learn about the companies that will be present
  • Research about the industries you are considering
  • Being prepared will impress and leave a strong impression with recruiters
  • Be sure to bring as many copies of your resume as possible!
  • There will be a lot of companies attending, so plan to bring more than enough
  • Make sure to give yourself enough time to talk to all the companies
  • Some companies may have a lot of candidates looking to speak with recruiters
  • You may have to wait a short time before speaking with them
  • Dress professionally regardless of your background and industry.
  • Recruiters are looking for job seekers who make strong first impressions.
  • Dressing professionally is key to job fair success.
  • Be courteous, polite and professional to everyone you meet on the day
  • Be sure to follow up with every prospective employer you meet with.
  • A polite follow up email or letter goes a long way towards leaving a lasting impression

Forward this message to a friend!

Diverse Careers is more than just Career Fairs.

We are also a Job Board Website!  Register as a jobseeker and post your resume at www.diversecareers.com.  Increase your chances of getting hired!

Attend the career fair and post your resume online!

Click here to like us on Facebook and to receive employer updates and important information!

SUBWAY Sandwiches will be selling sandwiches in the quad tomorrow, April 15.


The Centennial Education Center CalWORKs office has moved to Santa Ana College.

The Centennial Education Center CalWORKs office has moved to Santa Ana College. This was effective Monday, April 13. The CEC Counseling office has information on bus routes and parking permits at Santa Ana College. The Counseling office is available for any student that may have questions about obtaining CalWORKs services.

The first step of inquiry about the CalWORKs program is always to contact the Orange County Social Services Agency, which puts prospective participants through a process of eligibility determination, assessment, and direction by case workers.  If a student qualifies, he or she will be referred to us at that point for educational services.

The basic qualifications of the CalWORKs program are to be a citizen or permanent resident, parent of a minor child, and low income status.  The program provides supportive services to assist parents to get better jobs to support their children.

Here is the CalWORKs contact info for the Santa Ana area:


1928 S. Grand

Santa Ana, CA 92705

Phone: 714-435-5800

If you need information about the program, please call the Santa Ana College SAC CalWORKs/EOPS office at 714-564-6232.

Rondi Johnson

CalWORKs Counselor

Pooja Bajpai obtains a position as an Administrative Assistant with US Computers. Congratulations on this career achievement.

Pooja Bajpai, a student enrolled in the Career Technical Education program at Centennial Education Center, successfully completed courses in Employability Skills and Keyboarding. With this training and these new skills, she found a job at US Computers.

I am working with US Computers as Administrative Assistant. I perform various administrative duties like prepare reports, manage correspondence and calendars, coordination between office teams, follow up with customers and take notes about their feedback and pass it on to relevant department. I also assist the accounting department on a daily basis to prepare estimates, invoice, inventory management, shipping orders using Quick Books. (Pooja Bajpai)

Pooja said that all the interviews she went on in Orange County for Administrative Assistant asked for Quick Books experience. Because of all her other qualifications, the US Computers offered to provide training on Quick Books-

US Computers, Inc. was founded in 1997, and has started its operation as a customized system integrator for distribution of computer packages nationwide.  It started its in-house computer training institute in 1999. US Technical Institute got recognition with State of California as an approved and registered institution to offer short term and diploma courses, Like MCSE, A+ certification, CISCO, (CCNA) and many other similar and advanced level courses.

Currently located in Brea, CA, US Computers Inc. is a GSA Contract holder and CMAS Contract holder. For the last 11 years we have been providing customized solutions to State and Federal Agencies to help disabled people in solving their Information Technology and Assistive technology needs nationwide. We have developed a unique strategy to solve problems by providing unique customized solution so that disabled people can become a part of main stream media in most quickest and economical way possible. US Computers is a small business Certified by State of California, is a Disadvantaged Woman Owned Business. No work is small for us. We are committed to providing the best technical talent in a timely manner and on budget.

Our staff members have a combined experience of over 20 years of providing solution for various specific needs. We provide state of the art solutions based on most up-to-date technology available accompanied by a complete range of technical support, and After Sales services.

We believe in the fact that our success can only be achieved by making sure that our client has a proper, timely and economical solution.

We spend time in understanding our clients’ needs very carefully so we can come up with appropriate solution.

Click here to view US Computers full web site.

Care Pilot Offering Healthcare Information Today and Tomorrow at CEC.

Care Pilot will be offering a healthcare access information table at Centennial Education Center’s Quad area on Monday, March 30th,  from 9am-1pm and Tuesday, March 31st,  from 9am-1pm and  6pm-7:30pm.  Click here to go to their web site.

Patty Siguenza, M.S.


Counseling Department Co-Chair

Santa Ana College School of Continuing Education

Congratulations to Claudia Vara, Ernesto Lopez and Liliana Castillo! Three new State Certificate Achievers

Claudia Vara

Claudia Vara

Claudia Vara started attending school in February 2011. Since then, she earned her third State Approved Certificates in the Fall of 2014: General Office Clerk, Customer Service Representative and Executive Secretary / Administrative Assistant. Claudia persisted until she met her goals in completing the three certificates. Her next goal is now concentrating on getting a job.  Good luck on landing that job!

  • Ernesto Lopez

    Ernesto Lopez

    Ernesto Lopez already earned one State Approved Certificate as a General Office Clerk, and now he only has two classes remaining to earn two additional State Certificates: Customer Service Representative and Executive Secretary. He started attending school in August, 2013 and has been eager to reach his goal of obtaining three State Certificates.  His next goal after earning his certificates is to transfer to Santa Ana College. Congratulations Ernesto on your accomplishments and at your college endeavors.

Liliana Castillo

Liliana Castillo

Liliana Castillo was on the fast track to earn her three State Approved Certificates. Since she started attending school in October, 2013, she has completed three State Approved Certificates: General Office Clerk, Customer Service Representative and Executive Secretary / Administrative Assistant. She earned her last certificate in the Fall 2014.

Liliana began her job search before she finished with her third State Certificate; she successfully landed a job using her newly acquired office skills. Congratulations Liliana and good luck with your new job.

Do you have your student ID?


If not, please click the link below for instructions on how to obtain an ID.  The flyer is in English, Spanish and Vietnamese.


 What is a Photo Student ID?

Students are encouraged to purchase a Student Photo I.D. card at the time of registration.

Where can I get a Photo Student ID?

You can get your I.D. card in the Cashier’s Office located at

Santa Ana College  Administration Building,  Room S-104

1530 W 17th Street, Santa Ana, CA 92706

For current hours and other information, call the Cashier’s Office at (714) 564-6965

How much does it cost?

It is $2.50.

What can I get by having a photo student ID?

The student ID gives you access to the:
Computer lab

What can I get with the optional $10 Student Fee?

 Movie discounts
Various ticket discounts


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