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Community Colleges in Orange County

Coast Community College Districts

A multi-college district that includes Coastline Community College, Golden West College, and Orange Coast College. The three colleges offer programs in transfer, general education, occupational & technical education, community services and student support services. Coastline, Golden West and Orange Coast enroll over 60,000 students each semester in more than 300 degree and certificate programs.

Fullerton College

Opened in 1913, Fullerton College has grown to become one of the most successful community colleges in the nation. Fullerton College offers a comprehensive array of academic programs with 90 majors leading to the A.A. or A.S. degree in both academic and vocational subjects, as well as 68 programs leading to vocational certificates.

321 East Chapman Avenue
Fullerton, California

Golden West College

Located in the coastal community of Huntington Beach, in Southern California, Golden West College is part of the California Community College system and was founded in 1965. On 120 acres of beautifully landscaped grounds, GWC serves 13,000 students and is considered a medium-size, two-year college. GWC provides an Associate degree in most subjects, a strong university transfer program, in addition to a wide variety of short-term vocational [Certificate] options-- offering over 60 major areas.

15744 Golden West Street
Huntington Beach, CA 92647

Rancho Santiago Community College District

Opening the door to higher education with state-of-the-art facilities, top ranked programs, and award-winning faculty, RSCCD is home to Santa Ana College and Santiago Canyon College. Educational programs are designed to provide academic transfer to four-year universities, courses for professional and personal development, and career training for business and industry. Friendly and helpful counselors will assist you in choosing from over 300 subjects to earn an associate degree or vocational certificate of competency.

Saddleback College

Saddleback College has the most comprehensive and diverse Academic Programs available in Orange County. They have a wide variety of Advanced Technology and Applied Science Programs including Aviation, Marine Science, Computer Science, Fashion Design and more. Also offering Community Education programs.

28000 Marguerite Pkwy., Mission Viejo, CA 92692

South Coast College

South Coast College has three great HIGH In-Demand programs; Court Reporting, Paralegal, and Medical Assistant. South Coast College is unique in that it provides a pathway to employment after leaving the Court Reporting, Paralegal, and Medical Assistant Programs for both students who already have degrees and students entering after high school.

The mission of South Coast College is to provide quality education and training in a caring, student-oriented environment to individuals who are highly motivated and who wish to improve their lives. Since 1961 South Coast College has a steadfast philosophy of dedicating its faculty, administration, programs, and facilities to superior training in an atmosphere that is friendly, efficient, personal, professional, and student-oriented. South Coast College is quite proud that the successful application of its philosophy has earned the College a widespread reputation for excellence; that its graduates can expect to develop skills that will help them not only in obtaining a job but in developing critical learning abilities and life skills.

2011 W. Chapman Avenue
Orange, CA

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Universities in Orange County

University of California, Irvine

Premier Institute and research facility. One of 63 universities nationally elected to membership in the prestigious Association of American Universities.

University of California, Irvine
Irvine, CA 92697

California State University Fullerton

Situated on a landscaped 228-acre campus, California State University, Fullerton (CSUF) is a comprehensive, regional university located in Orange County, CA, a technologically rich and culturally vibrant area of metropolitan Los Angeles. With seven colleges and approximately 1,900 faculty members, the university offers 100 degree programs, 46 of them at the graduate level.

Chapman University

Annually ranked in the top tier of U.S, Chapman is a preeminent university engaged in distinguished liberal arts and professional programs.

One University Drive Orange, CA 92866

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Art College

Laguna College of Art & Design

LCAD offers a balanced and fortified curriculum that graduates artists and designers destined to succeed and to lead in their chosen fields. Coming to LCAD means being among the most talented art students and instructors. Class size is small with cutting-edge computer labs that enable you to integrate your classical training with leading technology. With it's campus located in the protected canyons of Laguna Wilderness, LCAD is nestled in the same area that has attracted artists for over 100 years.

2222 Laguna Canyon Road
Laguna Beach, CA
(949) 376-6000

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Communication / Sales / Marketing Courses

Dale Carnegie© Training

Dale Carnegie Training delivers college accredited courses in a unique four-phase continuous improvement cycle. Dale Carnegie uses this cycle to coach participants on the key attributes that help people become top performers. At the end of the coaching you'll have a solid foundation on which to build lifelong professional growth and performance improvement.

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ACT & SAT Test Taking Preparation

Armenta Learning Academy
School and Tutoring onsite/offsite programs

Armenta Learning Academy is now offering virtual education to meet the needs of special kids through the COVID-19 pandemic.

Armenta Learning Academy offers K though adult tutorial programs for all subjects, and all levels for test taking, study skills, time management, organization skills, and school success programs. We motivate and excite our students to learn and be successful not only in school, but at home, and in the community. At Armenta, we want to empower your children to prepare for the best outcome in higher education, college and life! We will maximize your child's potential!

50% Off First Session for New Students!
For more information please call 949-367-WISE (9473)

College Nannies & Tutors
Serving Irvine, Tustin, Santa Ana and surrounding communities

All of our tutoring is one on one. We come to your house, local library or you can come to our learning center. We tutor all subjects including SAT Prep. Our SAT tutors score in the top 10% of their class. There are no contracts in regards to tutoring, most sessions are 60-90 minutes. Most of our students are college students or recent graduates that your kids relate well to. Our tutors make learning fun for your kids!

Call 949-933-2965 or e-mail

Fairmont Preparatory Academy
9th – 12th grade. Anaheim

Fairmont Preparatory Academy provides a unique high school education that enables students to shine as leaders, thinkers, and innovators. More than 87 percent of our graduates are accepted to top 100 colleges and universities as defined by US News & World Report. Fairmont Prep offers an International Business Program, Advanced Science and Engineering Program, Advanced Math, and International Baccalaureate Program. Similar to Fairmont’s other campuses, Fairmont Prep is WASC accredited. Students thrive in a close-knit learning environment rich with community service opportunities, fine arts, traveling, debate, and sports. In the words of one of our students, “Fairmont Prep is the epitome of an adventure, where intellectual, social, and emotional enrichment develop naturally.”

Gateway Academy
Educational Consultants dedicated in College planning, SAT/ACT Test Prep and Tutoring since 1994

Our virtual 8-week SAT bootcamp will start on 6/8/2020 and the second session will start one week later. We have 25+ years experience running SAT Bootcamps. Ask us about college application and single subject tutoring in the summer.

Please call 714-256-1628 or click link above to make an appointment and get started.

Sage Hill School
Newport Coast

Sage Hill School provides opportunities to engage, to be yourself, to learn, and to find your passion.

Academic Excellence: Average class size of 16 students; deeply committed and supportive educators promote a love of learning.
Engagement: Opportunities abound in athletics, arts, service, clubs, academic teams and leadership.
College Counseling: Accessible, full-time counselors provide individualized guidance (36:1 student to college counselor ratio is the lowest in Orange County) throughout the college selection and application process.
Ninth Grade Experience: Ensures a smooth transition from middle school, expands opportunities, builds relationships and nurtures confidence.
Service-Learning Program: An intentional focus on public purpose is woven into the curriculum, teaching students to be engaged global citizens.

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Paying for College

Get College Funding

GetCollegeFunding is a non-profit, public benefit company committed to educating parents, grandparents, students and educators with the facts about College Funding and Financial Aid. Many of their services are free, including seminars, ongoing private consultations, financial aid forms review, and downloadable resources from their website.

For families who want them to take care of the entire College Funding element - from start to finish - they offer a fee-based all-inclusive-service.

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