*Providing free, non-credit, open-entry classes. Apply and register anytime throughout the semester! We will be offering all OASIS classes On-Campus for the Fall semester.
The Occupational and Academic Skills for Independence & Success (OASIS) program for Adults with Disabilities at Saddleback College has an independent living and vocational curriculum that focuses on the needs of adults with disabilities in the South Orange County region. The objectives of the OASIS program are to help students advance their level of independence, participate actively in their local community, and transition to academic courses or career pathways, as desired.
Classes are available for individuals with various abilities and educational attainment, sequenced from Pre-Vocational to Work Place Skills, incorporating life skills and work skills consistent with best practices for adult learners with disabilities. Core classes integrate independent living skills, functional academics, social skills, and vocational skills. Students in the OASIS program learn functional living skills and identify resources that will lead them to their academic, professional, or personal goals. Click here to view our program brochure.
OASIS Fall Semester Schedule
*Fall 2021 classes will be held in-person August 23 - December 21.
Upcoming Spring Semester Schedule
*Spring 2022 classes will be held in-person January 18 - May 25.
|1. Create Assessment ID(link is external)|
|2. Submit Saddleback College Application|
|3. View Class Schedule (listed above) to view available courses|
|4. Register for OASIS Classes in MySite ➡*How to register for classes guide|
|5. Attend free OASIS classes in-person or online through Canvas.|
Free COVID-19 Vaccination Clinic
Saddleback College is partnering with the Orange County Health Care Agency, Capistrano Unified School District, Union High School, and the South Orange County and CHEC Family Resource Centers to offer a free COVID-19 vaccination clinic that is open to the community. All walk-in based. No reservations required.
Location: Union High School - 31422 Camino Capistrano, San Juan Capistrano, CA 92675
Date: Wednesday, November 3
Time: 3:00pm - 6:00pm
- A photo ID with Date of Birth (DOB) is preferred, but other forms of identification will be accepted.
- Legal status or proof of citizenship is NOT required.
- Minors, ageds 12-17, must be accompanied by a parent or an adult legal guardian.
Need Assistance? Contact Us
We are available to assist you Monday - Thursday 8:30 am - 8:00 pm
Tel.: 949-348-6850 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
For specific questions, please contact the OASIS Program Coordinator/ Department Chair:
In Spring 2016, Saddleback College Learning Disabilities Instructor Michael Hoggatt, Department of Disabled Students Programs and Services, developed a specialized Adult Education curriculum comprised of nine course proposals, which will lead to a degree or certificate. The following courses were approved by the State of California in April 2017. Courses are offered through an independent living and vocation curriculum, OASIS (Occupational & Academic Skills for Independence & Success), that focuses on the needs of adults with disabilities in the South Orange County region.
AEWD 771 - Mobility Skills
This course meets the employability needs of adults with disabilities by addressing the need to able to navigate various transportation options in order to secure meaningful employment.
AEWD 772 - Independent Living Skills
This course meets the employability needs of adults with disabilities by addressing independent living, community living, and academic skills. Instruction is provided both in the community and in the classroom. The college campus is also utilized.
AEWD 773 - Job Skills
This course meets the employability needs of adults with disabilities by addressing various job skills, including goal identification, social skills, and job search skills. Lecture, lab, and field trips are combined to provide the student with a comprehensive and meaningful educational experience.
AEWD 774 - Self-Advocacy Skills
This course meets the employability needs of adults with disabilities through instruction and training of students in self-advocacy skills in order to promote independence in the community and the workplace. Students learn their strengths and weaknesses. They learn about their disability and their abilities. Students define realistic goals, objectives and the skills needed to reach goals, and learn to communicate in a respectful and responsible way. Students learn how to locate advocacy support as well as learn rights and laws that pertain to people with disabilities.
AEWD 775 - Computer Skills Lab
This course will meet the vocational needs of adults with disabilities by supporting the development of computer and technological skills in real-world situations. This specific course will be part of a larger program designed to address workplace skills for Adults with Disabilities.
AEWD 781 - Personal Safety
This course meets the vocational needs of adult students with developmental disabilities by developing personal safety awareness. Students with disabilities are presented with proactive steps to take to avoid dangerous situations in the community and at home. Students with disabilities are also presented with basic techniques for self-defense and first aid.
AEWD 782 - Personal Budgeting and Basics of Banking
This course meets the vocational needs of adults with disabilities by supporting the development of financial awareness, including the basics of banking and budgeting. This is an introductory class that teaches banking and budgeting vocabulary and step-by-step guidelines on how to open and manage a checking account as well as creating personal budgets.
AEWD 783 - Communication in the Workplace
This course meets the vocational needs of adults with disabilities by supporting the development of necessary workplace skills. This course will include activities to enhance written and verbal skills.
AEWD 784 - Critical Thinking Skills
This course meets the soft skills/employability needs of adults with disabilities by supporting the development of critical thinking and problem-solving skills in real-world situations. It is designed to assist adult students in acquiring or improving critical thinking skills necessary to function independently in a variety of activities, situations, and environments with an emphasis on problem solving and decision making through understanding and evaluating situations, utilizing knowledge of cause and effect relationships, exploring options, and planning and implementing strategies.
Adult Education Main Office | Visit Us
The main office for Saddleback College Adult Education is located off of the main campus, at Silverado High School in order to serve our students in the community. Here, you will find a dedicated space for classrooms and staff offices.
➡ Address: 25632 Peter A Hartman Way, Mission Viejo, CA 92691 *Click here for map.
➡ Hours: Monday-Thursday 8:30 am - 8:00 pm
Student Services Offered:
- Admissions & Records assistance (Bilingual support offered in English & Spanish)
- Application support
- Registration support
- Student Update support on college record
- Technology assistance (Bilingual support offered in English & Spanish)
- Canvas support
- College Email support
- ConferZoom support
OASIS Class Locations | Adult Education
Saddleback Adult Education partners with several community agencies to bring you classes throughout South Orange County.
❖ Saddleback College main campus
28000 Marguerite Parkway Mission Viejo, California 92692
❖ Saddleback Adult Education at Silverado High School
25632 Peter A. Hartman Way, Mission Viejo, CA 92691
Registration & Canvas Resources | Video Guides
MySite Registration Guide
Canvas and ConferZoom Guide