Saddleback College offers high school students college credits

Michael Grennell


Thanks to an expansion of the Early Bird partnership program between Saddleback College and Saddleback Valley Unified School District, this spring, high school students from SVUSD will be able to earn college credits on campus.

The first course that will be offered in this program is Applied Psychology 140, Educational and Vocational Planning. Applied Psychology is a three unit class that fulfills part of the requirements for an Associate’s Degree and also for transfer to colleges under the California State University system. The Applied Psychology website states that the class is designed to, “increase a student’s success in college by providing the necessary skills to reach their personal and professional goals.” Some of the main components of the course include helping students explore and find a major suitable for them, and also introducing them to the various services and programs at Saddleback College.

Applied Psychology is already offered at Mission Viejo High School, but this spring it will be offered at El Toro High School, Trabuco Hills High School, and Silverado High School. Laguna Hills High School will offer this course at a later date.

The class will also be available to students over summer break.

Applied Psychology 140 homepage

Saddleback College Early Bird Program