Community Education & Workforce Development
Welcome to MiraCosta College Community Education & Workforce Development! It is our pleasure to serve the North County Coastal community by offering classes and programs that provide you and your family with opportunities to learn, grow and develop. Community Education classes are available to anyone who registers online or with our office. You do NOT need to be a credit student. Classes offered through Community Education are not funded with tax dollars. Your enrollment fees keep this valuable program going. Thank you.
America's Promise: MiraCosta College’s Community Education & Workforce Development department was just awarded a six million dollar Department of Labor grant to increase education and training programs throughout San Diego County and the Inland Empire. America’s Promise will fund programs at the Technology Career Institute, as well as at Cuyamaca, Grossmont, and Chaffey community colleges. Read the official DOL news release or learn more about Americal's Promise.
Click on the links below to get additional information:
- Our Programs
- View our Classes & Programs (PDF)
- Mission Statement
- Contact Us
- Parking Information
- Online Class Evaluations
- Certificates of Accomplishment
- Gift of Education
- I Want to Teach...
- Employee Training
We provide excellent training at your site, any of MiraCosta's four locations, or online. Our expert instructors can provide your company with training that improves performance, add certifications and work skills for your employees, and transform lives. Please call 760.795.6820 for information.
- Job Training Programs
Offering a wide selection of certificated programs for job training. Many of these programs are funded for veterans, active duty military, military spouses, or unemployed. Just out of high school and not sure what you want to do? Find FAST job training programs that get you employed in careers that you will enjoy! Please call 760.795.6820 for information.
- Online Classes
We offer a wide range of highly interactive courses that you can take entirely over the Internet.
For more information, go to ed2go.com/miracosta
- George Brown:
Six interactive and highly innovative distance education programs that combine state-of-the-art lab simulation with award-winning curriculum. For more information, go to miracosta-gbc.com
- Career Training:
Hundreds of online, not-for-credit certificate programs designed to provide the workforce skills necessary to acquire professional-caliber positions for many in-demand accupations.
For more information, go to careertraining.ed2go.com/MiraCosta
- Career Step:
Online health care, technology, and administration training. For more information, go to CareerStep.com/miracosta
- College for Kids/Youth Academy
Our annual summer experience for students 6-17 years of age. We have an exciting variety of classes, exceptional instructors, and curriculum that is challenging, engaging and fun. Please call 760.795.6820 or 760.795.6876 for information.
- Community Education Classes
Providing our community with hundreds of affordable, not-for-credit classes, workshops, and excursions for your personal and professional growth and enrichment. Please call 760.795.6820 or access our.online registration system by clicking here.
- Drivers Education/Behind the Wheel Training
We offer both classroom drivers education and behind the wheel drivers training. We also offer adult drivers training. Please call 760.795.6825 for information access our.online registration system by clicking here.
- English Language Institute (ELI)
An intensive program offering international students the opportunity to increase their English language proficiency and develop the skills needed to successfully pass the TOEFL exam for success in college or university entrance. This program is designed for students with a minimum of one year English language training at high school or college level. Please call 760.757.2121, x6590 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
We provide both local excursions and trips around the country and world. Plan an exotic trip to places around the globe with MiraCosta College Community Education Travel Club held every semester. Please call 760.795.6820 or access our online registration system by clicking here.
- By Phone:
Call MiraCosta College Community Education at 760.795.6820
- By Mail:
Complete a registration form and mail along with checks to:
MiraCosta College Community Education & Workforce Development
2075 Las Palmas Drive, Carlsbad, CA 92011
Use a separate form for each person. Forms may be duplicated. Registration fees may be charged to Visa, MasterCard, Discover card or paid by check. Make checks payable to MiraCosta College. If you would like a confirmation, enclose a self-addressed, stamped envelope.
- In Person: Visit the Community Education & Workforce Development office at 2075 Las Palmas Drive, Carlsbad, CA 92011. Hours: 9 AM–5 PM, Monday–Thursday and 9 AM–4 PM, Friday.
- Online: Register Now
The purpose of Community Education and Workforce Development is to serve the diverse and changing needs of our community by cooperating with and complimenting other offerings and programs of MiraCosta College. Community Education and Workforce Development links the community to the college and lifelong learning through affordable avenues to personal and career enrichment. Through excellent customer service, Community Education and Workforce Development highlights the value of MiraCosta.
Things You Should Know
Parking permits are required at Oceanside, San Elijo and Community Learning Center (CLC) campuses of MiraCosta College Monday-Saturday. Students may park in any lot marked "Student" at all campuses. Please avoid any spaces or lots marked "Staff." Parking permits may be purchased from parking permit vending machines as follows:
- Oceanside Campus: A day pass may be purchased for $1.00. There are three parking permit vending machines located on the Oceanside Campus in Parking Lots 1A, 3C and 4C. In Parking Lot 4C, students may use debit and credit cards, a one dollar bills and change (no pennies). In Parking Lots 3C and 1A, students may use one dollar bills and change (no pennies).
- San Elijo Campus: A day pass may be purchased for $1.00. There is one parking permit vending machine located next to the College Police kiosk in the front of the campus. This machine takes a dollar bills and exact change (no pennies).
- Community Learning Center: A day pass may be purchased for 50 cents. There is one parking permit vending machine located in front of Building A. This machine takes a dollar bills and exact change (no pennies).
- Technology Career Institute: Parking permit is not required. Parking is free.
Online Class Evaluations
Have you taken a class or workshop with us? We want to hear about your experience. Thank you for taking the time to help us evaluate and improve our programs. Please note that we may share your comments (anonymously) with the instructor or use as part of our marketing efforts.
Certificates of Accomplishment
Need to show the world that you took one of our excellent courses, workshops or programs? A Certificate of Accomplishment is available upon completion of any Community Education course or series of courses for just $15 per certificate. Call 760.795.6820 for details.
Gift of Education
MiraCosta Community Education classes, trips and programs make GREAT gifts for the hard-to-shop-for friend and/or loved one. Call us today to get your gift certificate for a special class or let them choose their own.
I Want to Teach a Class...
Click HERE to see the current list of needed instructors. If you have an idea for a Community Education class or would like to teach new offerings, click HERE for the new course proposal form. Please download the informational COVER SHEET prior to completing the form and read it thoroughly to make sure you are eligible to teach for our department. We are excited to hear your ideas!