Community College(s)

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A community college is right for you if....

  • You want to get a college education for the least amount of money. $$$
    • Community colleges are a lot cheaper than universities and private colleges.
  • You want to learn a skill/trade in a short period of time and get a job.
    • You can get a certificate in one year or less!
  • You plan on transferring to a university.
    • General education classes can be completed at a community college. Then you can transfer to a university.

Getting started at a community college is easy! Go to the college's website and apply for admission. Read below for a list of some community colleges in our area. Explore some of the career technical programs each college has to offer. Visit their website to see all of their programs.

Palomar College

Palomar College Website

  • Nursing
  • Welding
  • Bookkeeping
  • Dental Assisting
  • Auto Technology
  • Water Technology
  • Radio and Television (Digital Broadcast)

And more!

Mira Costa College

miracosta.edu

  • Massage Therapy
  • Surgical Technology
  • Landscape Architecture
  • Biotechnology: Lab Skills
  • Career Spanish for Medical Personnel

Southwestern College

www.swccd.edu

  • Culinary Arts
  • Dental Hygiene
  • Paralegal Studies
  • Travel and Tourism
  • Legal Office Professional
  • Legal Interpretation and Translation
  • Medical Assistant: Clinical and Administrative
  • Frog money bag

    San Diego Community College District

    www.sdccd.edu

    San Diego City College, San Diego Mesa College, San Diego Miramar College

    • Esthetician
    • Cosmetology
    • Personal Training
    • Radiologic Technology
    • Digital Media Production
    • Digital Music Technology
    • Physical Therapist Assistant
    • Business: Loan Closer, Underwriter, Processor

    Not Sure What You Want To Do With Your Life?

    Start learning about yourself - your interests, your likes and dislikes - by taking some career assessments. Start with the Interest Profiler at www.CaliforniaColleges.edu.

    Go to the tab Career Planning and...