Santiago Canyon College (SCC), established in 1985 in the city of Orange, is among the newest community colleges in California, and is part of the Rancho Santiago Community College District. The district was formed in 1971 to serve the cities of Orange, Villa Park and Anaheim Hills.
Highlights at SCC include the award-winning forensics program, nationally recognized model United Nations program and championship women's soccer program.
SCC offers the only comprehensive survey/mapping sciences program among Southern California community colleges.
In 2002, voters approved the passage of Measure E, which provided $337 million for renovation and new construction at both Santiago Canyon College and Santa Ana College. Facilities built at Santiago Canyon College with Measure E dollars include a new library building, student services/classroom building, a softball field and science center. Current construction projects include a gymnasium and humanities building.