Since 1977, Saddleback College Community Education has provided an array of high-quality classes and activities that promote life-long learning and personal success to residents of the South Orange County community.
Adult offerings include business, computers, dance, entrepreneurship, golf, hobbies, life skills, languages, money management, music, photography, real estate, workforce readiness, and travel tours.
College For Kids
Established at Saddleback College in the early 1980s, Community Education’s College For Kids Program is one of South Orange County’s most successful summer programs for children. College For Kids allows kids ages 7 to 17 years a chance to experience college life. Students can develop their own individualized class schedules from a wide range of offerings, including but not limited to, math, writing, reading, Spanish, computers, science, study skills, theater, art, film animation, and sports.
The renowned Saddleback College Junior Gauchos Youth Swimming Program began in the late 1970s and has continued annually with great success.
Junior Gauchos swim lessons for children are available on weekdays and weekends during the summer months. Classes begin the Tuesday after Memorial Day and continue for twelve weeks.
Lessons are available in Parent & Me (3-36 months), Tiny Tot (3-4 years), Beginners, Advanced Beginners, Intermediate and Competitive Swim (5 years and older). There also are a variety of specialized programs available, including Beginning Springboard Diving, Personalized Springboard Diving, Junior Lifeguard Conditioning, Private, and Semi-Private. All summer swim instructors have completed lifeguard training and possess first aid and CPR certificates.
Junior Gauchos is a collaborative outreach effort between the Community Education and Outreach Departments. The purpose of the program is to build a strong network of members from all local public and private schools with Saddleback College. Our goal is to bring the college experience to more youngsters in our community throughout the year and to encourage them to think about college as the next step after high school.
The Junior Gauchos program partners with elementary and middle schools to meet their needs by offering fun and educational programs. Activities include Junior Gauchos Days, athletic events, fine arts performances, campus tours, division/department specific tours, school visits, student presentations, giveaways, scholarships, and more.