The CCC is a state department that puts young people and the environment together for the benefit of both. Corpsmembers are young men and women between the ages of 18-25 (and veterans to age 29) who sign up for a challenging year of service to California, working to improve the state’s natural resources and communities. Young people join from counties statewide. As of 2015, the top five counties from which young people have joined: Los Angeles, San Bernardino, San Diego, Sacramento, & Fresno # of corpsmember positions in 2015- 16: 1587 serving more than 3,000 young people annually.
Since 1978, Cuyamaca College has provided a solid education to students, whether they’re beginning their university degree at Cuyamaca, returning to school to launch a career or to acquire new skills or enrolling in an innovative occupational program. With its vision of “Learning for the Future,” Cuyamaca College offers a wide scope of challenging courses, from drafting technology and child development to paralegal training, from computer and information science or ornamental horticulture to automotive technology. With 81 degree programs and 66 certificates offered at Cuyamaca College, learning opportunities abound under the tutelage of highly-qualified, dynamic instructors imbued with a love of teaching.
Established in 1961, Southwestern College is one of 112 public community colleges in the state of California and the only institute of higher education located in the southern portion of San Diego County. Whether pursuing an A.A. degree, preparing to transfer to a four-year college or university, or acquiring new occupational skills, students attending Southwestern College are given every opportunity to meet their educational goals
San Diego Miramar College, located on 120 acres in the fast-growing Mira Mesa/Scripps ranch suburban area of San Diego along the I-15 corridor, opened as a training facility for San Diego’s law enforcement personnel and firefighters in 1969. Today, Miramar College offers over 120 certificates, associate degrees, and comprehensive transfer programs to students transferring to University of California, California State Universities and private universities.
As one of the largest and most successful of California’s 110 community colleges, and as the largest college in the San Diego Community College District, Mesa College takes pride in its high academic standards, its excellent programs and services, and its personal approach to helping each individual student succeed. At Mesa College, students will find a wide and diverse array of courses and programs leading to the A.A. or A.S. degree in both academic and vocational subjects, as well as programs leading to occupational certificates. Students may also pursue programs of general interest.
San Diego City College has student learning and achievement as its highest priority. The college provides lower division and general education courses that lead to certificates, associate degrees or transfer to a four-year college or university; career technical education programs that meet specific industry needs upgrade the employment skills of students and fulfill licensing requirements of the state of California as well as contribute to the economic development of our region.
Palomar College offers over 250 degree and certificate programs; there is something for just about everyone. Whatever your academic goals– transferring to a four-year college or university, earning an associate’s degree, learning a new skill, or training for a new career – we have classes and programs that meet your needs and interests.
With an average class size of about 30 to 45, MiraCosta students rave about their professors and the personal attention they receive. Both students and staff enjoy a friendly atmosphere, and the feeling that we are all here to help one another. Our diverse student body includes people from a variety of ages, ethnicities and cultural backgrounds. Locations in Oceanside and Cardiff.
MiraCosta College: 1 Barnard Drive, Oceanside, CA 92056
San Elijo Campus: 3333 Manchester Avenue, Cardiff, CA 92007
Grossmont College is “Changing Lives Through Education” and has been a vital part of the community since classes first convened in 1961. One out of every three East County adults has taken classes at Grossmont or Cuyamaca colleges. Grossmont College serves a diverse learning community of students, primarily from suburban locations in East San Diego County, and also from city of San Diego neighborhoods, surrounding communities, as well as locations across the state, the nation and more than 50 countries throughout the world.
The San Diego Community College District serves approximately 130,000 students annually through three two-year colleges and seven Continuing Education campuses. The three colleges, San Diego City College, San Diego Mesa College, and San Diego Miramar College, offer associate degrees and certificates in occupational programs that prepare students for entry-level jobs, and arts and sciences programs that transfer to four-year colleges and universities. Continuing Education’s Educational Cultural Complex (ECC) also offers classes leading to associate degrees and certificates.