Activate Your Free Rides
With unlimited rides on all OC Bus local fixed routes, it’s easy to hop aboard for school, work, shopping – wherever you want to go in OC. Relax and ride safe, comfortable air-conditioned buses while avoiding parking costs and hassles and contributing to a cleaner, healthier environment.
Everything You Need to Know
Who is eligible?
Santa Ana College School of Continuing Education (SCE) students enrolled and attending classes a minimum of 12 hours per week in any of the following instructional programs (AEBG authorized areas): Adult Basic Education, High School Subjects (Adult High School Diploma, Preparation for GED or HiSET, English as a Second Language, Short-Term Career Technical Education, Workforce Preparation, Adults with Disabilities.
Students must maintain 12 hours per week attendance and remain in good academic standing.
How long is the bus pass good for?
Student IDs are non-transferrable and must be reactivated each semester to be valid as a bus pass. The fall 2018 semester bus pass will be valid from 8/20/2018 until 12/31/2018.
The spring 2019 semester bus pass will be valid from 01/1/2019 until 5/31/2019 if the OC Bus mobile app is downloaded on your smart phone. You must have a valid email address to use mobile app.
What if I do not have an email address?
You must have an email address or create one to use the mobile app.
How do I ride the bus?
A day after your first class registration, OCTA will email you instructions on how to download the OC Bus Mobile app on your Apple or Android device. Or you can download it yourself. (Download links also available below) Create your account and use your email to login into the app. This mobile ticket app will allow you to create a ticket to swipe and ride the bus. OCTA contact info: 714-560-5932 (business hours: M-F 8am-2pm).
What email do I use?
The email used when you applied will be the one used to log in to the OC Bus Mobile app.
What if I do not have a smart phone?
You must sign a waiver to use your photo ID for free bus pass. We will validate photo ID for all students who enroll in class(es) in qualified programs that meet a total of 12 hours per week for free bus pass. First spring term validation is from 1/1/2019 to 1/31/2019. Subsequently students who meet the attendance requirement of 12 hours per week can come back 5 days before the end of each month to get renewal for next month free bus pass. If they do not meet the weekly attendance requirement, they must wait until next month until they qualify.
Why should I use mobile app downloaded on smart phone and not photo ID for bus pass?
If you use the smart phone with OC Bus pass mobile app, the spring bus pass is good from 1/1/2019 to 5/31/2019 (with continued 12 hours of attendance per week).
There is no need to come to the office to update the bus pass every month.
App from Google Play
App from Apple Store
Continuing Education Students should visit one of the following sites to activate their student id or for questions.
|Centennial Education Center|
2900 W. Edinger Ave – Building A-101
Santa Ana, CA 92704
|Santa Ana College Adult Education Center|
1530 W. 17th Street – Building B-8
Santa Ana, CA 92706
|Remington Education Center|
1325 E. 4th Street
Santa Ana, CA 92701