The San Diego Community College District serves approximately 100,000 students
each semester through three two-year colleges and six Continuing Education campuses.
The three colleges,
San Diego City College
San Diego Mesa College
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.
The Continuing Education
campuses offer adults the opportunity to renew their
learning experiences through noncredit vocational, basic skills, life skills,
and enrichment classes at sites throughout the city. A number of special programs
are unique to the city, including KSDS-FM
all-jazz radio, the Center for Competitive
and Applied Technologies, and the Workplace Learning Resource Center
The San Diego Community College District is governed by its five-member,
locally elected Board of Trustees
and three student members serving on a
rotating basis. Shared governance activities involve faculty, students and
staff in the development of solutions to key policy and budget issues. The
five trustees are elected in even-numbered years to four-year terms by the
voters of San Diego. The Chancellor
, the District's chief executive officer,
is responsible for carrying out the policies approved by the Board of Trustees.
The District is in the midst of $1.555 billion in new construction and renovations
at the three colleges and Continuing Education campuses throughout the city.