With the COVID-19 pandemic creating an abundance of uncertainty for suddenly out-of-work San Diegans, there may not be a better time to enroll at the SDCCD, which is the region’s largest provider of workforce training and education.
“In these turbulent economic times, your decision to attend a community college is the best choice you could make to ensure you are competitive in the job market,” said Chancellor Constance M. Carroll. “Because of the excellence of our faculty, small class sizes, and the personal attention that is provided to students, our students achieve their goals of employment or high academic performance when they transfer.”
Those looking to explore a new career can find programs leading to a variety of growing professions such as graphic design, computer technology, social work, nursing, education, and public safety. Those looking to sharpen their skills in a field they are already in can find specialized classes ranging from accounting to web development. A complete list of summer courses, programs, and schedules is available online.
The SDCCD is offering a comprehensive support system that includes an online student orientation a 24/7 help desk, and an online learning pathways program.
Enrolling in the SDCCD is a sound investment: a student with an associate degree from City, Mesa, or Miramar colleges will see an increase in earnings of $10,000 each year compared to a person with just a high school diploma or equivalent in California. And at $46 per unit, enrollment fees are among the lowest in the country for a higher education system in the nation. Students can enroll for City, Mesa, and Miramar colleges classes at www.sdccd.edu/apply
In addition, San Diego Continuing Education offers hundreds of cost-free, career-training and work-readiness programs at its seven San Diego campuses, many of which lead to associate degree programs at City, Mesa, and Miramar colleges. Among them are the Auto Technician, Clothing Construction, Culinary Arts, Child Development, Interactive Media, Business Information Technology/Office Systems, and Front End Web Developer certificate programs.
Students can register for San Diego Continuing Education classes through the apply online link at www.sdce.edu. Continuing Education’s summer semester begins June 8.
As one of the largest of California’s 73 community college districts, the San Diego Community College District serves approximately 100,000 students annually through three two-year colleges and San Diego Continuing Education. 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 transfer to four-year colleges and entry-level jobs. Mesa College also offers a bachelor’s degree in Health Information Management. Continuing Education offers noncredit adult education at seven campuses throughout San Diego.