News Release

Adult Education Classes Are Rewarding, Flexible, and Free! Summer Classes Start on July 1

​(Orange, CA)—Gaining new skills, obtaining your high school diploma, enriching your life, and improving your employability have never been easier. Santiago Canyon College Division of Continuing Education offers free, noncredit classes at two locations—OEC Provisional Education Facility, 1937 W. Chapman Ave., Second Floor, Orange, CA, 92868, and Santiago Canyon College, 8045 E. Chapman Ave., Orange, CA, 92869. Summer classes begin on Wednesday, July 1, and are open to anyone 18 years of age or older.

Classes have flexible hours—day and evenings Mondays through Thursdays—with an open entry/open exit format that allows students to enroll at any time during the semester. These free, noncredit classes are staffed with qualified teachers who give students instruction at their own pace. A range of student support services are available, including counseling, Disabled Students Program & Services, Assessment Center, and scholarships for study at the college level.

Programs offered include Adult Basic Education, English as a Second Language (ESL), Adult High School Diploma, GED Test Preparation available in English and Spanish, U.S. Citizenship Preparation, computer applications, career technical education, short-term vocational certificates, and more. Computer skills classes include Microsoft Word, Excel, Access, Project, Adobe InDesign, Adobe Illustrator, Introduction to Web Page Development, Adobe Photoshop, and more.

Career Technical Education programs are also offered for the following fields: customer service representative, general office clerk, executive secretary/administrative assistant, first-line supervisor/manager of office and administrative support workers, web associate, medical billing, and multi-media artists and animators. These programs are completely free and can jumpstart your career.

The newest certificate of completion program is for multi-media artists and animators. This program is designed to develop the technical and creative knowledge and skills necessary for employment in multiple business sectors, including marketing, healthcare, automotive, entertainment, and gaming. Currently, multi-media artists and animators earn a median hourly wage of $39.54 in California and it is projected that there will be over 800 job openings annually statewide. Courses build students’ skills in creating special effects, animation, or other visual imagery using film, video, computer or other electronic tools and media. The certificate requires 300 hours of instruction in Introduction to Use of Digital Cameras, Introduction to 3D Modeling Using Blender, Introduction to 3D Animation Using Blender, Introduction to Desktop Video Editing Using Adobe Premiere, and Introduction to Animations Using Flash.

For more information, contact Santiago Canyon College Division of Continuing Education at (714) 628-5900 or visit www.sccollege.edu/oec.

About Santiago Canyon College
Santiago Canyon College (SCC) serves about 14,000 students each semester. The college prepares students for transfer to four-year institutions and careers, and provides courses for personal and professional development, as well as customized training for business and industry. The college is recognized for its adult education program which keeps the working adult - and senior - in mind by offering flexible schedules, and community locations. Serving the residents of Anaheim Hills, Orange, Tustin, and Villa Park, SCC is one of two comprehensive colleges under the auspices of the Rancho Santiago Community College District.

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Contact: Judy Iannaccone

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