Experience the South Coast College Advantage

In a traditional way, South Coast College continues to be a campus where students and staff interact in person. You can find the resources you’ll need to develop a successful career right on campus. Your experience is hands-on with the support from a network of professors and peers who will help motivate and guide you. The personal interactions within South Coast College help to shape the type of education you will receive. South Coast College offers its students the ability to make the training work.

Education is not merely a personal goal. Working within the classroom structure creates long lasting relationships with peers and allows students to develop professional skills and adapt them to the workplace. The students at South Coast College will learn, train, achieve, and grow together, which is truly an invaluable experience. With so many career training options and schools to choose from, it can feel overwhelming when it comes time to make a decision about where to get your education. At South Coast College, we go over and above to make sure you get the right skills employers want, and the high quality training you need to pursue a successful and rewarding career.

A Tradition of Excellence Since 1961

For more than 50 years, South Coast College has helped highly motivated individuals improve their lives through education and career training. South Coast College was founded in 1961 in Long Beach, CA, as a private college called Stenotype School of Long Beach. The College relocated to Westminster in 1974, and the corporate name was changed to Whitley College. 

In 1980, Orange County College of Court Reporting merged into Whitley College, and the name was changed to South Coast College. The College moved from Westminster to Anaheim in 1993. Then in 2001, South Coast College relocated to a larger, freeway-accessible facility in the City of Orange, where it currently helps students like you prepare for court reporting, legal and medical careers.

Over the past five decades, our college in Orange County has produced numerous outstanding, successful graduates. Many of the graduates have gone on to become entrepreneurs, owning their own businesses. Our success is directly tied to the success of our many successful alumni.

South Coast College is proud of our ability to help highly motivated individuals set and obtain their career goals. We have a commitment to continually improve our programs and meet the challenges of today’s technology-based professions.

We believe that, with the highly competitive job market, post secondary education is an extremely valuable asset. As a student at South Coast College, you will gain career-specific skills and knowledge, allowing you to qualify for a variety of in-demand careers.

South Coast College believes that post-secondary education should train people in both the skills and language of specific careers, which can make them valuable assets in this highly competitive business world. Our trade school was founded on the philosophy that concentrated training in a chosen career can offer an alternative or complement to other types of post-secondary education.

Why choose South Coast College for your career training?

Convenient & Accommodating Schedules

Our students are busy adult learners. At South Coast College, we are dedicated to providing you with the flexibility, guidance, and support you need to thrive as you embark on an exciting new career.

Continuous Career Support

We’re invested in the success of our students. Our career services team works with both recent and practicing graduates to provide employment support.

Industry Experienced Instructors

Classes are led by professionals with real-world experience in their fields. You get the modern skills today’s employers expect directly from professionals who know what it takes to succeed.

Respected Reputation

After more than 50 years in career education, South Coast College is a well-respected and recognized name.

Community of Like-Minded Individuals

At South Coast College, you’ll never feel like a number. Students range in age and come from a wide variety of diverse backgrounds but are united by common goals. Everyone at South Coast College contributes to and is supported by an inexhaustibly supportive community.


Being accredited means our programs are consistently held to the highest standard by an objective third party. Being accredited also means we can provide Federal Financial Aid to help cover the cost of your educational investment.

Small Classes

Classes are deliberately kept small to enable you as a student to get the personal attention and one-on-one support you deserve. Students develop new skills more quickly in this nurturing environment.

Services for Individuals with Disabilities

You will note that individuals with disabilities have reserved parking spaces and all administrative, educational, and restroom facilities are accessible to individuals with disabilities.

Safety & Security Measures

Kevin Magner, Director of Operations, is the Safety & Security Manager, on campus who is the person who monitors that students have a safe environment in which to study.

Modern Facilities

The South Coast College campus is equipped with labs and practice facilities to help you learn your chosen profession, including a mock courtroom, computer production resource centers, a law library, a transcript production center, and more.

Significant Member of the California Legal & Medical Communities

Our career training programs contribute significantly to the legal and medical communities in Southern California. Our Court Reporting program is a major contributor to the supply of court, Deposition, CART Reporters, and Captioners throughout California. Mention South Coast College in the courts and deposition agencies in these areas, and you’re sure to find someone who has graduated from South Coast College or knows of someone who has.

Likewise these alumni interact with members of the law community establishing credibility for our graduates of the legal programs. Our medical program has earned credibility from the relationships that South Coast College has developed with the many medical facilities located throughout Southern California through its externship agreements.

Financial Aid Available for Those Who Qualify

Career training is one of the most valuable investments you can make. Many students require financial assistance and at South Coast College, Financial Aid is available for those who qualify.

Experienced Financial Aid administrators are available to answer any questions you have and will assist and support you every step of the way through the application process.

President Jean Gonzalez - Nominated in OC Business Journal's Women In Business Awards
President Jean Gonzalez
Jean Gonzalez - President, Teacher, And Friend

When you attend an accredited institution, you are attending a school that has undergone a rigorous process that evaluates educational quality. It’s not easy to become or remain an accredited institution. The rules and regulations are strict, precise and designed to protect students. Here are some of the benefits:

A reliable indicator of quality.

Approved program of study.

Qualified instructors.

Recognition by employers nationwide.

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