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2-Year College Resources

Community College

Complete your General Education requirements at one of these colleges before transferring to a 4-year university
AND/OR complete a Certificate in trade.


palomar college

Palomar College

Palomar Promise Application (Free tuition for 2 years)
miracosta college

          MiraCosta College       


Trade/Vocational Schools


MiraCosta Technology and Career Institute

Certificates in:

  • Advanced Manufacturing Leadership
  • Biomedical Equipment Technician
  • BrewTech
  • CNC Operator
  • CNC Programming
  • Electronics Certificate
  • Engineering Technician Program
  • Machinist Technology Program
  • Unmanned Systems (ROV/Drone) Operator Technician
  • Welding Certificate


An Apprenticeship is a proven approach for preparing workers for jobs while meeting the needs of business for a highly-skilled workforce. It is an employer-driven, “learn-while-you-earn” model that combines on-the-job training, provided by the employer that hires the apprentice, with job-related instruction in curricula tied to the attainment of national skills standards. The model also involves progressive increases in an apprentice’s skills and wages.

How to Enroll: See the each employer on this website