Employment Information

On-Campus Employment

The on-campus employment option is a privilege granted to Saddleback College International Students who are maintaining their academic and F-1 Visa status and have a 2.5 or higher GPA.

Curricular Practical Training (CPT) Information

An F-1 student may be authorized by the Designated School Official (DSO) to participate in the Curricular Practical Training Program that is an integral part of an established curriculum.

Optional Practical Training (OPT) Guide

After successfully completing your studies as an international student, you have the option of participating in a 12 month paid internship through the practical training benefit offered through the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. You are eligible for this benefit after successfully completing one of the following at Saddleback College:

 1. Certificate of Achievement in a Vocational or Technical field

 2. Associate Degree

3. IGETC Certification and/or University Transfer Certification.