Open registration for the fall 2021 semester at the San Diego Community College District (SDCCD) begins Monday, July 19, 2021. This fall, the district’s four colleges, San Diego City, Mesa, Miramar, and the San Diego College of Continuing Education, will continue to provide online learning while offering more in-person classes with COVID-related health and safety measures required for all participants. Fall semester classes begin August 23.
Recent national and local job growth trends show a variety of employment opportunities are opening up as many businesses resume regular operations. Students and employees looking for new skills and upward mobility can prepare for good-paying jobs through the hundreds of affordable degree and certificate programs at SDCCD colleges, including public administration, fire protection technology, and nursing, or opt for free workforce training at the College of Continuing Education. Many of the district’s job training programs can be completed online and/or in less than a year.
“The landscape of higher education will continue to develop in response to the public health crisis, we look forward to offering students both a modified experience of pre-pandemic learning with in-person and remote classes,'' said Shakerra Carter, SDCCD’s Dean of Outreach and Student Affairs. “We are ready to help every student pursue their academic goals in a safe and welcoming environment that works best for their situation.”
The health and well-being of students and faculty takes precedence as the district continues to navigate the reopening of campuses. During the fall semester, face coverings will be required for all employees, students, and visitors. With a limited number of in-person course offerings available for the fall, students will be required to be vaccinated or have an approved exemption and accommodation to enroll in and attend courses with any in-person component. The district plans to transition back to normal operations by spring 2022 if the public health situation continues to improve.
To assist students, special funding and support services, such as pandemic relief grants and laptops, are available for those with financial need. At $46 per credit unit and no-cost noncredit classes at the College of Continuing Education, the SDCCD offers a great value in higher education.
Students can begin the open registration process on July 19. Look for the printed class schedule in the mail or go to classschedule.sdccd.edu.