Saddleback College has been the first choice for higher education and training in South Orange County since 1968. Our more than 500,000 alumni can attest to the quality of our academic and career training programs that enable students to successfully achieve their educational, professional, and personal goals. Our rich academic traditions and strong reputation make Saddleback College an ideal place for students seeking associate degrees and certificates, transferring to four-year colleges and universities, preparing for the workforce, or pursuing lifelong learning opportunities. Saddleback College is fully accredited, offering over 300 associate degrees, certificates, and occupational skills awards in 190 program areas taught by a faculty renowned for its expertise, experience, and commitment to student success. Study abroad, cooperative work experience, online learning, and honors are just some of the additional programs we offer for a well-rounded educational experience.
Saddleback College is located in Mission Viejo, Orange County, California. The campus is situated just east of Interstate 5 around the major roads of Avery Parkway, Marguerite Parkway, and Crown Valley Parkway. Located several miles from the coast, the campus enjoys a mild, Mediterranean climate.A notable site on the campus is the Saddleback College Veterans Memorial, which was officially completed in 2010. A dedication ceremony was held on April 29, 2010, and was attended by representatives for Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger, lawmakers, active and former members of the armed services, college students and staff. This memorial stands as a symbol of sacrifice, freedom and honor on the Saddleback Campus.The campus is also located next to the Mission Viejo Mall, as well as the Kaleidescope shopping center. An on-campus bus terminal/transfer point for the Orange County Transportation Authority routes 82, 85, 91, and 191 is located on the north end of campus.