Extra-curricular activities offered for students

Melissa Conser

There’s more to Saddleback College than the usual run-of-the-mill classes. From motorcycle training to support groups geared to helping students in a rut, students are encouraged to ask “what else can I get out of Saddleback?” Here are just a few things that Saddleback has to offer its students and the surrounding community.

Saddleback Rider Training offers a hands-on Saturday course which shows students how to safely operate a motorcycle, “with, according to their Web site, “an emphasis on the special skills and mental attitudes necessary for dealing with traffic.” Sounds good, right? Completion of this one course waives the Department of Motor Vehicles on-bike testing needed by the Department of Motor Vehicles to obtain a motorcycle license in the State of California.

Don’t have a motorcycle yet? That’s fine, the course supplies the bikes for free. A valid motorcycle license or permit is required to enroll. The class fee is $250 for students 21 and older; the fee is reduced if the individual is 20 or younger. For more information, visit saddlebackridertraining.com.

Are you a re-entry student? Having trouble assimilating back into college life? Check out the “Re-Entry Support Group.” This group meets Wednesdays from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. in the Adult Re-Entry Resource Center. Get together with other re-entry students and talk out the issues you face as a re-entry student. For more information, contact Sholeh Alizadeh at (949) 582-4611, or by email at salizadeh@saddleback.edu.

Are you a Farsi-speaking student? Does a language barrier restrict your college experience? Try the “Support Group For Farsi-Speaking Students.” This group meets Tuesdays from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. in the Adult Re-Entry Center., According to their flier, it provides an opportunity for students to you can “discuss your questions, concerns and problems in Farsi in a warm and friendly environment.” For more information, contact Sholeh Alizadeh at (949) 582-4611, or by email at salizadeh@saddleback.edu.

There are many other programs and services at Saddleback not mentioned here. If you are curious about what else is going on on-campus at Saddleback, visit www.saddleback.edu and do a little investigating of your own.
 

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