Saddleback Adult Education

Leer en Español

Saddleback Adult Education | Committed To Your Success


Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update:   As a safety precaution against the COVID-19 virus, Saddleback College is implementing a "soft closure" beginning Monday, March 23rd through May 1st. The soft closure may be extended past May 1st if necessary. No classes will be meeting in person. Courses will be held online. For specific information regarding your course, please contact your instructor (see emails below).                                                                                                         Como medida de seguridad por el virus COVID-19, Saddleback College está implementando un "cierre parcial" a partir del lunes 23 de marzo al 1 de mayo. El cierre parcial puede extenderse hasta el 1 de mayo si es necesario. A partir del 23 de marzo, los cursos se llevarán en línea. Para obtener información específica sobre su curso, póngase en contacto con su instructor.

Our office staff will continue to do our best to serve students, and we appreciate your patience during this time. Please feel free to call us with any questions at (949) 582-4000 ext. 3595, and continue to check the website for further updates.                                                                                                                                                      Estámos haciendo todo lo posible para servir a nuestros estudiantes. Apreciamos su paciencia durante este periodo. Por favor, no dude en llamarnos con cualquier pregunta al (949) 582-4900 ext. 3595 y continue visitando el sitio web para más información.


About Us 

Saddleback College provides accelerated learning opportunities for adults, including Adults With Disabilities, by offering non-credit pathways leading to a High School Diploma (HSD) or High School Equivalency (HSE) certificate, non-credit English as a Second Language (AESL) and Citizenship, and programs that enhance employment potential.

Additional programs for adults that include, but are not limited to, older adults, are primarily related to entry or reentry into the workforce, or are primarily designed to help parents and caregivers develop knowledge and skills to assist elementary and secondary school children to succeed academically in school.

Main Offices

Saddleback Adult Education - San Juan Capistrano

31351 El Camino Real, San Juan Capistrano
Monday - Thursday: 8:30 AM - 9 PM

Saddleback Adult Education - Mission Viejo

25632 Peter A Hartman Way - Mission Viejo
Monday - Thursday: 2 - 9 PM


Saddleback Adult Education programs are funded in part by the California Adult Education Block Grant (AEBG).

Collaborating with regional partners enables Saddleback College to provide Adult Education opportunities.

Beginning in 2013, Saddleback College committed to the State of California's AB 86 goal of providing pathways for Adult Education. Early in 2014, Saddleback’s Division of Community Education, Emeritus Institute, and K-12 Partnerships joined the newly formed South Orange County Regional Consortium (SOCRC) charged with re-envisioning Adult Education. Four Program Advisory Groups, comprised of Saddleback College faculty and K-12 teachers, were formed to consider ways to meet the AB 86 objectives. In Fall 2015, the SOCRC was charged with allocating Adult Education Block Grant (AEBG) funding as outlined in AB 104. 

In Summer 2015 Saddleback College, in partnership with Saddleback Valley Unified School District, assumed the responsibility for transitioning Adult Education courses in non-credit ESL, Citizenship, and High School Equivalency (HSE) to the College. Programs are offered at Saddleback Adult Education MV, Mission Viejo (on the Silverado High School campus), and other convenient locations. The college also partners with Capistrano Unified School District (CUSD) and transitioned Adult Education programming from CUSD to Saddleback College in Summer 2016. Programs are offered at Saddleback Adult Education SJC, San Juan Capistrano, and extend to other off-site locations to meet the needs of our adult learners.

The College also partners with the Orange County Department of Education (OCDE) to offer the College and Career Preparatory Academy (CCPA) High School Diploma (HSD) program. HSD programs are offered at the College and Career Campus in San Juan Capistrano and at Saddleback Adult Education MV, on the campus of Silverado High School.