The Reading Department develops essential literacy and critical thinking skills for student achievement and academic success in all disciplines and levels of ability. Our focus on equity and developing an aptitude for lifelong learning in each student is accomplished by providing skills and strategies to understand, organize and assimilate information that ensures they excel in a global society and are prepared for diverse careers that create upward mobility.

When you take a reading course at Saddleback College, you enter into a world of possibilities where you become a valued member  of a learning community that understands the importance of developing and maximizing your abilities as a reader. We appreciate that reading is your bridge to a better life, and the professors in the Reading Department will strive to assist you in every way possible.