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Cal State, Palomar, and Mira Costa are the 3 main college campuses in North County

North County Universities, Colleges, Post Secondary Education

Palomar College is a community college. It's main campus is located in San Marcos. Over 30,000 full time and part time students with over 200 associate degree and certificate programs. Work towards a bachelor's or just take classes for enrichment. One stand out feature of Palomar College is their Planetarium where the public ages 5 and up can watch star shows, for a fee, on Friday nights.

Palomar College has numerous satellites:

Camp Pendleton Education Center

Escondido Education Center

Fallbrook High School

Carmel Mountain


Ramona Community Campus

Ramona High School

San Marcos Public Safety Training

California State University, San Marcos is 1 of 23 universities in the CSU system of schools. It's a 4 year University with enrollment over 15,000 students. Originally started as a satellite school for San Diego State University in the late 1980's, CSU San Marcos was built on a 304 acre hillside that use to be a poultry farm. It has been growing by leaps and bounds. For Fall 2017, they received over 16,000 applications just from freshman. Starting as a commuter school, CSUSM now has on campus dorms as well as new off campus housing, The Quad. The City of San Marcos is a suburban city of over 80,000. Temperatures are about 10 degrees warmer than the coast. Directly across from CSUSM, is a brand new development called North City that will bring restaurants, residences, businesses, and nightlife.

Mira Costa College is a community college. There is an Oceanside campus and a San Elijo(Cardiff by the Sea) campus. They offer associate degrees and certificates in many fields. In Fall 2017, they will be adding a Bachelors Degree program in Biomanufacturing. In addition to the two main campuses, MCC has a Technology Career Institute in Carlsbad and a Community Learning Center in Oceanside.

MCC is also a place where high schooler's can dual enroll for college credit. HS students may enroll at either main campus or enroll in a Mira Costa College class at Sage Creek High School in Carlsbad.

Cardiff by the Sea
  • Community College

  • 2 year Associate Programs

  • Dual HS/College Credit

  • First Aid, CPR, BLS, ACLS, PALS certification and re-certification

  • Telecommunications, Electrical Power, & Renewable Energy

  • Associate Degrees & Certificates

  • Online/Classroom Learning

  • Gemology, Jewelry, & Design

  • Degree & Certificate Programs

  • Onsite & Distance Education

  • Associates, Bachelors, and Masters Programs

  • One course per month format

  • Evening, weekend, and online

  • Mira Costa College TCI, not for credit classes

  • Low cost, hassle-free classes, workshops, and programs

  • Early Childhood Education - ECE Units

  • In person and online classes

Carmel Valley
  • Postural Alignement Therapy

  • Certified Practitioner Program

  • Programming

  • IT

  • Microsoft Office

  • Web Design

Camp Pendleton
  • Various Courses

  • Math Tutoring

  • Base access for civilian students

  • Passive Acoustic Technology Training

  • Bachelor's completion, Masters, and Doctorate programs

  • Premiere Holistic Health College of Naturopathy

  • Premiere Holistic Health College of Naturopathy

  • Premiere Holistic Health College of Naturopathy

  • I.T./Systems Certifications

  • Medical Assistant, Nurse Assistant, Home Health Aide, Pharmacy Tech, Medical Billing & Coding

  • Degree Programs in Creative Arts, Business, and Theology

  • Emergency Medical Education, English as a Second Language, and many courses towards an Associates Degree

  • Master of Divinity, Master of Arts, and non degree programs

  • Only ESL offered at the Fallbrook High School Site

  • Associate Degree Programs

  • Certificate Programs

  • UC Transfer Credit

  • Certificates, Associates

  • Bachelors, Masters

  • PhD's

  • Master Degrees

  • Non Degree & Certificates

  • Continuing Education

  • Adult School

  • ESL

  • Vocational Programs

  • Non-Credit Classes

  • Community College

  • Associates

  • Bachelors

Pauma Valley

Pauma Reservation Rd.

Pauma Valley

(760) 742-1121

  • HS Diploma

  • ESL

  • Certificate Programs

  • Ramona Community Campus

  • Ramona High School 1401 Hanson Lane Ramona, CA 92065

  • G.E.D. Test Prep

  • HS Diploma

  • Welding/Construction

  • Christian Ministry Degrees

  • Distance/Online

  • Headquarters in Ramona

Rancho Bernardo
  • On Campus and Online Programs

  • Evening and Weekend Options

  • Associate and Bachelors Degrees

  • Known for their state of the art BS Nursing Program

  • 2,000 Full Time Students

  • General Ed & Career Technical Courses

  • AS Degree for transfer

  • Certificate programs

  • Classes for Poway Unified HS students to dual enroll

San Marcos
  • Associate's, Bachelor's

  • Largest University in North County SD

  • Bachelors, Masters

  • Certificate programs

  • International Health Group, Inc.

  • 22 Day Certified Nurse Assistant (CNA) program

  • Community College

  • Associate Degrees

  • Certificates

  • Online Programs

  • Public Safety Training Center

  • 182 Santar Place San Marcos, CA 92069

  • Cosmetology, esthetics, and manicuring programs

  • Healthcare Career Programs

  • New North City Location

  • 1 week or 2 week in class courses

  • Online certification option

  • G.E.D. Test Prep

  • In Class Study

  • Independent Study

  • Vocational and Trade School

  • Associate's, Bachelor's, Master's, Doctoral Degrees

  • San Marcos Learning Center

  • Online programs

  • Health Sciences Graduate Programs - Masters/Doctor

  • Continuing Professional Education

  • Orthodox Christian

  • BA/BS Programs

  • Teacher Credentialing

  • New campus being built

  • Business Education

  • Medical Occupations

  • Culinary Arts

  • HS Program & ESL

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