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I would like to see more community and school pride/spirit. You do receive a good education while here; however there is no sense of belonging. I would also like to see more classes offered. The basic classes are offered, but classes like criminal justice, specialty science classes, and computer classes are not available or extremely limited. I would love to see more diversity in classes and subjects.
College campus is very clean. Santiago offers a lot of opportunities like EOPS. Classrooms are always fresh. Library staff are really helpful when I’m struggling on my studies.
Santiago is an amazing college for it has not only intelligent, dedicated staff but a wide array of unique and connected students. The student body in a whole is generally accepting and willing to help, all you have to do is ask. Same goes for the staff as they are truly one of kind! They must have been built in the back office or something! Such amazing people who are ready to help you succeed and achieve your goals! Highly recommend!
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My experience was great at SCC, being a Kinesiology major I was offered so much help with all of my toughest classes both at the star center and at m.a.s.h. They helped on a walk in basis with my homework and many different concepts that were tough to understand.
great school small campus but also small classes with awesome teachers and lots of resources to help you succeed there and after.
A lot of help! The library is a really good place to study and the staff is really friendly. Teachers will make time to help you with any concern you might have.
It's the best community college for the location. SOoooooooooooo o o o o o o o ooo ooooo o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o oo o o o o
I love Santiago Canyon College and I enjoyed going to SCC for my first college semester. My professors were really nice and enthusiastic to teach the class. I am usually a motivated student but I believe a good or great instructor can really help students enjoy the class and enjoy learning, and it was my professors' encouragement that motivated me to work even harder and succeed in each of their classes. Thank you guys.
Note: DO NOT procrastinate on registering for classes for each term. It is better to register as soon as classes become available.
Overall, I had a nice experience at SCC and will continue going there for the coming semesters.
Santiago Canyon College is a nice looking school and they do have some good professors. They don't have the best math department, but their chemistry department is somewhat promising.
The campus at Santiago Canyon College is so amazing but small. Staff is amazing here. There is not much of a variety of food on campus but there are foods local enough to go to between classes. Great professors!
Biology majors are very cared for at SCC that they have a STEM Program dedicated to Science and Math. This program offers counselors that can help you plan your future in a career familiar to them and help students become successful in future classes
I've been going to SCC for 3 years now and I am very comfortable knowing I will get a great education and so will many other students joining this college.
In general, it's hard to speak on this subject, because for the most part, everything is fairly intuitive and simple, however there were a few things that were frustrating for me. Webadvisor is somewhat difficult to use, as you have to know the terminology and course number system fairly well and be very specific when using it. When registering for classes you have to do it a chunk at a time, as you can't display all the courses you're interested in, and try to work out a schedule, since it will time you out and make you log back in. Depending on how much demand there is for a course and how soon you register, you may be able to get classes when you want, but sometimes you will be stuck with the less favorable time or whatever time the professor chooses, if it's an uncommon class. Transferring credits was relatively easy, as the counselors have resources showing them equivalent courses for most of the colleges in California.
There are a few options they offer for helping with starting careers, particularly with careers which do not need more than an associates degree. Most who attend here transfer to four year universities and are more connected to their university than their community college, so the alumni network is pretty minimal.
In general, the courses are straight forward and informative, ensuring that students have the tools they need to move forward in their education. I have rarely had an issue with getting into classes because the fill up. Oftentimes, the professors are willing to take a few more students than they really aught to, and many students drop in the first few days. If there is unusually high demand, sometimes the department will open up a course for those rejected from the original one. Class sizes are usually good, the largest one I had was around 100 students, and that was the only one that large. The teachers are usually pretty dedicated, and make sure to include and help as many students as possible. If a student makes a point to reach out to the professor, they are oftentimes willing to go the extra mile for those students, as well.
As this is primarily a school for transferring students, most do not graduate and immediately start work. They do have several internship projects they promote, but not as many as there should be. I see very little employers recruiting on campus, and the University fair tends to be Colleges that are common for students to transfer to, which are mostly local. They do have an effective transfer center, where the counselors are knowledgeable and helpful. They also hold several workshops to help inform and prepare students for transferring.
In physics, the head teacher is extremely good at what he does. He has been teaching Physics for a long time, and is incredibly knowledgeable about the field and recent findings. He is also adept at helping students transfer to University, and is always there to help you, so long as you seek it from him. The new science building came with new equipment that allows students to perform some of the more basic experiments in physics easily and with a sense of what a University Lab is like. Math is closely linked to Physics and unfortunately, I found this department to be somewhat lacking. Some of the teachers are fantastic, while some are still new and learning effective teaching methods themselves, and some are just not very dedicated. The "MASH" (MAth Study Hall) is good for lower level students, but once you advance beyond calculus one, the tutors in the study hall are usually not knowledgeable enough to help you, unless you are lucky enough to be there when one of the higher math teachers are there.
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Very good campus, facilities are constantly improving. Teachers are generally very good, they teach with the intent that their students are going to transfer, rather than go straight into the workforce. The counselors are hit and miss; some are extremely good, and some are mediocre. I did take two courses at Fullerton JC, and I think I would have liked to take a few more courses there, as the teachers for some subjects were better. Overall, SCC succeeds in it's ultimate goal of preparing students for university, and providing quality experiences for a lower price than University.
Scheduling is not much of an issue unless you have a family and full time job, then you're mostly likely stuck with a night class. However, the school always offers at least three different times for a course so that people aren't forced to much.
I have never taken an online class at SCC but others have given me mixed reviews, regarding the subject and professor as well.
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