The Center for Applied Competitive Technologies (CACT) at City College assists manufacturers in a two-county region to modernize their production technologies to enhance competitiveness. For more information on CACT, call (619) 388-3080 or email. The CACT also operates a technology incubator where up to 20 start-up research and development and manufacturing companies are housed on the City College campus. The companies are provided affordable space administrative support, business development and technical training. For more information on the San Diego Technology Incubator, call 619-388-3081 or email.

The Southern California Biotechnology Center (SCBC) located at San Diego Miramar College is one of four regional Applied Biotechnology Centers funded by the California Community Colleges Economic and Workforce Development Program to support economic growth. The SCBC employs responsive industry partnerships to develop programs and services that address the life-long learning needs of the biotechnology workforce. The SCBC partners with the California Community Colleges in San Diego, Imperial, Riverside and San Bernardino Colleges to provide comprehensive regional delivery of effective programs and services. For more information visit the SCBC at Miramar College or contact

Industry Advisory Committees
The district tries to keep abreast of the latest trends and techniques in business and industry so our students can be well prepared to enter the workforce. Helping advise the district are concerned members of these many occupational areas. Active, interested committee members perform a valuable service to the community and the community college district. For more information see our list of industry advisory committees and contact information.

The San Diego Workforce Partnership, Inc., coordinates the San Diego One-Stop Career Center Network providing unemployed San Diegans with job training referral, placement assistance and social services with center partners, which include the Employment Development Department, area community colleges including the SDCCD, and nonprofit agencies. For more information, call 619-228-2900 or visit their website at

The SDCCD operates through its three colleges and continuing education an expanding international education program, which currently conducts international development and exchange activities in Mexico. With grants from the Ford Foundation and funding from the Mexican government, SDCCD faculty have been training professors from Mexico's technical institutes in advanced technology. For more information, contact SDCCD Instructional Services, 619-388-6861.

Miramar College's Transportation and Energy Technology program prepares skilled technicians who can maintain and repair advanced transportation vehicles and systems, including diesel technology, compressed natural gas vehicles, electric and other alternative fuels. For more information, call 619-388-7670 or visit the Miramar College website.

San Diego Regional Public Safety Training Institute administered by Miramar College provides fire and law enforcement training for city, county, state and federal agencies operating in San Diego County. For more information, call 619-388-7860 or visit the Miramar College website.