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Welcome to the Counseling Department!

Counseling Department
​​​​​​​​​​​​​​The Santa Ana College - School of Continuing Education Counseling Department has many programs to help our students with their school, personal, and career needs. 


Counselors give individual and group orientations about credit and non-credit services and programs.  Students who want to go to college and/or want information about foreign transcripts revalidation can make an appointment in the counseling office.
All new students can go to the counseling orientation to help explain educational and career goals and understand the California educational system.


Counseling can help you look for educational choices, create a right course of study, look into lifelong goals and help in the career and job search areas.


Counselors are here to help you with problems that may be damaging your daily functioning and learning.  The emphasis is on short-term counseling focusing on the problem, crisis, and other areas of concern.  When appropriate, counselors may refer students to other professional services in the community.


Counselors can help you in looking into career and life goals, like choosing a major, and looking into career areas you are interested in.

​Full-Time Counselors

Patty Siguenza, MS
California State University, Fullerton
Julia Vercelli, MA
University of San Francisco
Alejandro Moreno,MS
Azusa Pacific University​​
Violeta Viera, MA
University of 
San Diego

Adjunct Counselors

Michael Ha, MA
Chapman University
Norman Anderson
Debbie Macias, MA
National University
Mac Morante, PhD

University of Massachusetts​
Deepa Tharani
Francisco X. Suarez, MA
Chapman University 
Nidia Navarro, MA
University of
San Diego​
Wendy Zambrano
​Rondi Johnson
Wayne Snell, MA
Patty Tejeda, MA
National University
Roberto Tamayo, MS
California State University, Dominguez Hills​
Gabriel Moreno, MA
Azusa Pacific University
Charles Oyas​​​Selene Roman​

Counseling Assistants

Mar​isol Peña
Jorge Lopez
Monika Barbery

​Counseling Hours

and Locations


Centennial Education Center

Room B-100
2900 W. Edinger Avenue
Santa Ana, CA  92704
(714) 241-5720 
Monday - Thursday
8:00am - 9:00pm
Friday and Saturday
8:00am - 12:00pm

Santa Ana College

Room B-8 
1530 W 17th Street
Santa Ana, CA 92706          
(714) 564-6173
Monday - Thursday
8:00am - 1​:00pm
4:00pm - 9:00pm
Friday ​​
8:00am - 12:00pm


Santa Ana College is accredited by the Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges, Western Association of Schools and Colleges, 10 Commercial Blvd., Suite 204, Novato, CA 94949, (415) 506-0234, an institutional accrediting body recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation and the U.S. Department of Education. Additional information about accreditation, including the filing of complaints against member institutions, can be found at: