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Open Registration Begins Aug. 7 for the Fall Semester

Open registration for the fall semester at the San Diego Community College District (SDCCD) begins Aug. 7 in the state’s second-largest community college district. Students can choose from thousands of classes in more than 400 academic programs at San Diego City, Mesa, and Miramar colleges, and Continuing Education.

SDCCD Students

What’s more, students complete their transfer requirements at City, Mesa, and Miramar colleges are given priority when transferring to San Diego State University. This year, as many as 15 percent of SDCCD courses will be fully online, opening the doors of education to more working adults or those raising a family.

The 16-week fall semester at City, Mesa, and Miramar colleges begins Aug. 21. Classes are just $46 per unit. Students can register by visiting the district’s website at and click the “Apply Online” link on the right side of the page.

Classes at Continuing Education, the largest noncredit program in California, begin Sept. 5 and are free. Go to for more information.

The SDCCD is the region’s largest provider of workforce training and education, and students with a degree or certificate from the district will earn on average $400,000 more during their working lifetime than someone with only a high school diploma.

As the second-largest of California’s 72 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.

Photo Caption: City College students Abdisalan Bulhan, Yesenia Aguilar, Alicia Vazquez, and Jerry Rodriguez (from left to right)