Registration opens for district’s fall semester
July 20, 2020 |
Want to change your future for the better? Registration is now open for the fall semester at San Diego City, Mesa, and Miramar colleges, and San Diego Continuing Education.
With unemployment at record or near-record levels during the COVID-19 pandemic, the San Diego Community College District (SDCCD) — the largest provider of workforce training and education in the region — offers a multitude of pathways to a rewarding career. At $46 per unit, college enrollment fees are among the lowest in the country for a higher education system. Many students attending City, Mesa or Miramar college, however, do not have to pay for tuition, thanks to the San Diego Promise, the California College Promise Grant, and other financial aid opportunities. All San Diego Continuing Education classes are free.
Classes this fall range from accounting to web development and will be offered primarily through online and distance education because of the coronavirus pandemic. Some exceptions, however, are being made for science classes with labs, classes for first responders, and others that may be difficult to offer completely online. In those cases, however, social distancing and other health protocols will be followed closely.
The fall semester at City, Mesa, and Miramar colleges runs August 17 to December 14. Classes at San Diego Continuing Education, the largest noncredit program in California, begin September 8. Students can discover their options and register for classes at classschedule.sdccd.edu. Students can visit sdce.edu for more information about San Diego Continuing Education.
With four-year colleges and universities also moving their classes online this fall, enrolling at the SDCCD may make more sense than ever. In addition, a newly-released study from the Community College Research Center at Columbia University’s Teachers College shows students earning a bachelor’s degree at a four-year college or university do better academically and have better employment outcomes when having enrolled in lower-division courses at a community college compared to the students who never earned credits from a two-year college. Students with an SDCCD degree or certificate will earn on average $400,000 more during their working lifetime than someone with only a high school diploma.