Application / Registration

San Diego Continuing Education (no fee non-credit classes) is now requiring an online application and online registration. CE includes areas such as English as a Second Language (ESL), Citizenship, High School & Equivalency, Vocational Certificate Programs (Auto, Business/Info. Tech., Accounting, Child Development, Healthcare, Hospitality/Culinary, Digital Media, Fashion, Skilled and Technical Trades (A/C, Electronics, Welding, Plumbing etc.), Emeritus/Older Adults, DSPS, and Stand-Alone classes.

Community Education (low fee non-credit classes) requires a separate application and login account from CE and the mySDCCD student portal. Community Ed classes include Arts, Crafts & Jewelry Making, Business & Career Development, Dance, Fitness & Exercise, Foreign Languages, Health & Safety, Personal Development and Finance.

Application Process CE Noncredit (no fee)

Application Process for NEW CE Students:

  1. Apply online: Complete the free Online Student Application for San Diego Continuing Education. When completing the Online Student Application select the third option: Apply for both CE and CEHS and select the Term (Fall, Spring or Summer semester)
  2. New students will receive a 10 digit student ID number. Please keep this ID number.
  3. New students will receive an email, within one to two hours, instructing you to set up your mySDCCD student portal account.

Application Process for RETURNING CE Students:

  1. Log into mySDCCD with User ID # and Password
  2. Click CE Student Dashboard
  3. Click on Student Quicklinks
  4. Click on CE (Continuing Ed) - Apply
  5. Select Apply to Continuing Education
  6. Select the TERM (e.g. Summer 2020 Term )
  7. Click Next
  8. Update all questions (all questions must be answered to move to next step)
  9. Click Next
  10. Select the check box located at the bottom of the page to certify the information you have provided is correct
  11. Click Submit

Registration Process for CE Noncredit (no fee)

ESL and Citizenship Student Registration (New and Returning):

English as a Second Language (ESL) and Citizenship students continue with a separate registration process. Click here for ESL class registration instructions.

New CE Student Registration Process:

NEW students enrolling in High School & Equivalency, Vocational Certificate Programs (Auto, Business/Info. Tech., Accounting, Child Development, Healthcare, Hospitality/Culinary, Digital Media, Fashion, Skilled and Technical Trades (A/C, Electronics, Welding, Plumbing etc.), Emeritus/Older Adults, DSPS, and Stand-Alone classes:

Vocational Certificate Programs, High School & Equivalency Emeritus/Older Adults, DSPS, Stand-Alone Classes (1-3 day sessions)
a. Go to the Academic Areas webpage and select the program you are interested in. a. Enrollment for these courses will begin three (3) weeks prior to the start date of the class.
b. An orientation is usually the first step to enroll. Add your name to the Orientation Date and Time you wish to attend. If all Orientation dates are full, add your name and email to the orientation interest list to receive information and updates about programs and classes at San Diego Continuing Education. b. Log into your mySDCCD account by going to http://my.sdccd.edu and entering your 10-digit User ID and password.
c. You will receive an automated email confirming the orientation information. c. Search the Online Class Schedule for the class you wish to enroll and write down the CLASS NUMBER and the INSTRUCTOR NAME.
d. After you have attended Orientation, you will receive an email with steps to enroll when there is an open seat in the class. This email will contain a class Permission Number for you to enroll in the class. d. Add the class to your shopping cart and finish enrollment.
  1. Click on Student Quicklinks
  2. Click on CE Enroll
  3. Select the Term
  4. Type in the Class Number
  5. Click Enter
  6. Click on Proceed to Step 2 of 3
  7. Click on Finish Enrolling
e. To Enroll: Log into your mySDCCD student portal account by going to http://my.sdccd.edu and entering your 10-digit User ID and password.
f. Instructions to Enroll: Add the class to your shopping cart and finish enrollment.
  1. Click on Student Quicklinks
  2. Click on CE Enroll
  3. Select the Term
  4. Type in the Class Number
  5. Click Enter
  6. Type in the Permission Number
  7. Click on Proceed to Step 2 of 3
  8. Click on Finish Enrolling

Returning CE Students Registration Process:

Vocational Certificate Programs, High School & Equivalency "Emeritus/Older Adults, DSPS, Stand-Alone Classes (1-3 day sessions)
a. Contact via email the CE Campus where your program has been offered and alert the CE staff that you wish to start up the program again. a. Enrollment for these courses will begin three (3) weeks prior to the start date of the class.
b. CE Staff will advise you on the next steps to reenroll in the program, or steps to enroll in a new Vocational Certificate Program. b. Log into your mySDCCD account by going to http://my.sdccd.edu and entering your 10-digit User ID and password.
c. Once the staff has emailed you the class enrollment information, you can login to mySDCCD to complete your registration, go to http://my.sdccd.edu and entering your 10-digit User ID and password. c. Search the Online Class Schedule for the class you wish to enroll and write down the CLASS NUMBER and the INSTRUCTOR NAME.
d. Instructions to Enroll: Add the class to your shopping cart and finish enrollment.
  1. Click on Student Quicklinks
  2. Click on CE Enroll
  3. Select the Term
  4. Type in the Class Number
  5. Click Enter
  6. Type in the Permission Number
  7. Click on Proceed to Step 2 of 3
  8. Click on Finish Enrolling
d. Add the class to your shopping cart and finish enrollment.
  1. Click on Student Quicklinks
  2. Click on CE Enroll
  3. Select the Term
  4. Type in the Class Number
  5. Click Enter
  6. Click on Proceed to Step 2 of 3
  7. Click on Finish Enrolling

Many classes operate on an open-entry open-exit format and require the above registration process. Students are served on a first-come, first-served basis. Minimum attendance is necessary for classes to be held. Be certain to attend the first day of class to reserve your space.

English as a Second Language Registration

Read more or email the ESL Placement office. You may enroll at any time. Please note that San Diego Continuing Education does not issue I-20s. I-20s may only be obtained through a public or private college or through a privately owned school.

Community Education Registration

Low fee non-credit classes are offered through our Community Education program. Community Education courses are self-supporting, fee-based courses. Course fees range from $5.00 to $15.00 per instructional hour as approved by the SDCCD Board of Trustees. These low fee classes provide diverse, personal and professional enrichment to the San Diego community.

Eligibility

If you are 18 or older and a resident of California, you may attend classes. If you are under 18 and a high school graduate, married, or in the military, and a resident of California, you may also attend. Email Student Services at your CE Campus if you have questions about attending classes.

Regulations set by USCIS (United States Citizenship and Immigration Services) prohibit individuals in the U.S. with an F-1, B-1 or B-2 (visitor) visa, or with a border crossing card from attending Continuing Education classes.

Mission: San Diego Continuing Education commits to student success and community enrichment by providing accessible, equitable, and innovative quality education and support services to diverse adult learners in pursuit of lifelong learning, training, career advancement, and pathways to college. read more »