• Make sure to learn more about the following services at each of the campuses that can help you transition and successfully complete  your community college education.

    Board of Governor's Waiver (BOGW)

    Extended Opportunity Program Services (EOPS)

    Honors Program

    Freshman Experience Program

    Transfer Center

    Transfer Agreement Guarantee

    California Community Colleges

    A community college is a publicly supported and locally oriented college that provides programs to: 1) help you transfer to a four-year college, 2) pursue career education programs, take remedial or "catch-up" programs, and 3) offer coursework for cultural growth, life enrichment, and skills improvement.
    Did you know that 60% of students who receive their bachelor's degree at a California State University and 30% of students who graduate from a UC school started their education at a California Community College???  (Source:  Career and College Planning Guide for California Students and Their Families)
    Community Colleges offer several options for students:
    • Associate degree programs (2 years) in arts and sciences
    • Transfer options (2-3 years)
    • Certificate programs (3 months - 2 years) in arts, sciences, technical and occupational fields such as health, business and finance, electronics, computer sciences, agriculture, police and fire science, food science, and building and landscaping trades.
    As you can see, starting your college education at a community college is a smart choice.  You start your educational career at the community college with a clean slate.  New courses, new GPA...a new beginning!  The following nine community colleges are within reach to Segerstrom High School students:

    Santa Ana College
    Coastline                          Irvine Valley College GoldenWest  Cypress           Saddleback College      
    Fullerton Orange CoastSantiago Canyon


    Segerstrom High School is very lucky to have a strong partnership with our local community colleges.  Santa Ana College, Orange Coast College and Irvine Valley College representatives will be on our campus throughout the school year to answer questions and provide you with more information regarding their specific institution.

    Students will complete their Santa Ana College application in October. Applications for all other community colleges become available in March.

    Though college entrance exams like the SAT & ACT are NOT required for the community college, students will need to take English and math placement tests.  Results from these exams help place you in appropriate courses for the fall semester.

    If you are interested in applying to any of the other campuses or non-Orange County community colleges, following the following steps:
    1. On-line applications become available in the spring semester (January - April)
    2. Sign-up for placement exams after you apply to the college
    3. Schedule an appointment to attend an Orientation after you complete your application
    4. Register for college classes (on-line)
    5. Pay fees at the college

    For more information about the most accessible and affordable college system in California, visit:

Last Modified on May 1, 2020