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Santa Ana College

Santa Ana College is a community college located in Santa Ana, California, USA.


1530 W. 17th Street
Santa Ana


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Mission Statement
The mission of Santa Ana College is to be a leader and partner in meeting the intellectual, cultural, technological, workforce and economic development needs of our diverse community. Santa Ana College prepares students for transfer, employment,careers, and lifelong intellectual pursuit in a dynamic learning environment.
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College History


In 1915, Santa Ana Junior College opened its doors to 25 students as a department of Santa Ana High School. It was the second community college founded in Orange County, behind Fullerton College, and the fourth oldest in all of California. An earthquake in 1933 damaged the Santa Ana High School building, prompting the campus move to North Main Street where it remained until 1947. A bond issue passed in 1945, paving the way for development of a 48 acre (194,000 m�) campus at its current location. Santa Ana College plays host to Middle College High School, a small alternative high school in the Santa Ana Unified School District in which students can earn their Associate of Arts degree at the same time as their High School diploma. In the late 1970s the college purchased the properties on Martha Lane south of the original campus and that land is now part of the parking lot. Recent years have witnessed the further development of and annexation of adjacent property to the original location. In 1985, a satellite campus, what is now called Santiago Canyon College was established in Orange, California. Santiago Canyon has since grown in size to become a separate college from Santa Ana College (although both colleges are part of the Rancho Santiago Community College District).

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The mission of the Occupational Therapy Assistant program is to provide a strong foundation in the skills and knowledge necessary for entry-level occupational therapy assistant practice competencies. It also would like to�provide an opportunity to understand the occupation in its fullest definition as the way humans translate action into meaning. We would like to foster the recognition of diversity as one way this process occurs, both within the student population and in potential patients/clients. We would like to provide the necessary skills, resources, and learning environments that motivate and encourage a sense of self efficacy and responsibility for the continuance of learning throughout life. Finally, we would like to provide a nurturing and humanistic environment that demonstrates respect for the quality of the individual and provides for the development of the student's personal and academic growth; and therefore, for the patient/client for whom they will offer care.



Duane Allen, NFL player Barry Asher, Hall of Fame bowler Heath Bell, MLB all-star Pitcher for the Miami Marlins Bob Boyd, Basketball coach George Brancato, NFL player and CFL All-star Al Carmichael, NFL player Ed Caruthers, high jump olympian Robert David Hall, Actor on the television series CSI: Crime Scene Investigation. Bob Hamelin, MLB player Diane Keaton, Actress Khan Malaythong, Olympic Badminton player Cathy Marino, Team USA Kayak in the 1988 and 1992 Olympics. Steve Martin, Actor Kris Medlen, MLB pitcher for the Atlanta Braves Dan Meyer, MLB player Louie Olivos Jr., Actor, promoter, producer, director and playwright Rick Ownbey, MLB player John Pitts, NFL player Jim Steffen, NFL player Bill Thomas, Member of the United States House of Representatives Bob Webster, Diving champion who won gold medals at both the 1960 and 1964 Olympic games Ray Willsey football coach CJ Wilson � Class of 1998 � Baseball player: Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim starting pitcher Jose Vasquez, Professional soccer player Gaddi Vasquez, United States Ambassador to the United Nations Agencies for Food and Agriculture



48 Acre (194,000 M�)