Reading Program

Irene Renault
Coordinator, Academic Reading Center

Office: BGS 301
Phone:(949) 582-4842

Michelle Duffy  View profile information for Denise Green Send email to Denise
Co-Chair, Academic Reading Center

Office: BGS 202
Phone: (949) 582-4705

Jeff Vogel redman icon email icon
Co-Chair, Academic Reading Center

Office: BGS 209
Phone:(949) 582-4805

Academic Reading Center

Location: LRC 215
Phone: (949) 582-4539


January 19 - May 16

Monday 9:00 am - 4 pm
Tuesday 9:00 am - 7 pm
Wednesday 7:30 am - 1:30 pm
Thursday 7:30 am - 1:30 pm
Friday 9:00 am - 12 noon


The Saddleback College Reading Department is dedicated to facilitating student achievement and academic success with emphasis placed on serving the needs of the expanding, diverse populations of the South Orange County Community College District.

In addition, the Department serves as a resource for college faculty and members of the community.

The multilevel reading program includes both a range of developmental and college level classes and independent labs designed to improve vocabulary, reading comprehension, study skills, reading rates, spelling, and critical thinking. State-of-the-art technology and software programs form the core of the independent reading labs.

Please click here for further details on the Academic Reading Program.

Please click here for a one-page flyer that describes why reading courses are valuable to student success in college and work place

Lab Support:

Ruby Trott View profile information for Ruby Trott Send email to Ruby
Lab Technician

Daniel Posthuma View profile information for Ruby Trott Send email to Ruby
Lab Technician


Academic Reading Strategies

Videos and Adobe PDF presentations


Academic Reading and Allied Health Material

Healthcare Career Readiness Program. Fast Track to Success
The Saddleback College Allied Healthcare Readiness Project


Basic Skills Faculty Resources

How Do I Get My Students to Read Their Textbooks?
A Handbook of Useful Strategies for Student Engagement

Reading SLOs

Reading Program Newsletters:

School year 2015-16

School year 2014-15

School year 2013-14

Spring 2013

Fall 2012