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Today, more than ever, having the right skills and education is crucial to help you prepare for the jobs of today and tomorrow. Now is the time to start or continue your community college education and we’re here to help. Colleges have converted almost all in-person classes online, and faculty and staff are available and committed to helping you succeed. And, there is over 6 billion dollars in financial aid available each year just for California community college students to help with tuition, books, supplies and sometimes even rent.

Enroll now for Summer or Fall. Keep dreaming. Keep going. You can do this. We’re here for you every step of the way.

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    Apply for College

    Community college is a smart and affordable way for everyone to discover a career, earn a certificate, learn a new skill or transfer to a four-year college or university. Don’t put your future on hold. Apply online now for the Summer or Fall semester.

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    Financial Aid

    Many students face tough financial choices but being able to pay for college shouldn’t be one of them. The good news is that there is free money available year-round to help with college costs. Learn about the different types of financial aid and apply today.

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    If your goal is to transfer to a four-year college or university the Associate Degree for Transfer program is a smart way to save time and money towards a guaranteed saved spot at a UC, CSU or one of many other participating colleges and universities.

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    Career Education

    What are career education programs? Quite simply, they are the more than 200 pathways that allow students to learn by exploring, collaborating and doing. Get the skills you need for the jobs of today and into the future.

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    Contact a College

    We want all of our students to succeed during this challenging time and we know you have a lot of questions. The best place for answers and information is your local community college. Get directly connected to your local college today.

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    During the COVID-19 pandemic, many students have questions about their college education. We’re here to help. Find answers to common questions along with tips and resources. Check back frequently as information is updated daily.

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    Succeed Online

    Online courses allow you to learn whenever, wherever and however works best for you, making it easier to earn your degree or certificate during the COVID-19 pandemic. Use these online resources and tools to help you prepare for effective online learning.

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    It’s now easier than ever for eligible students to sign up and receive money every month to help buy groceries.

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    Our Community in Action

    A new COVID-19 screening program has brought nursing students back to Palomar College after the program suspended face-to-face instruction in the spring due to social distancing requirements in California.  The screening provides a crucial service for the campus by screening anyone coming to campus with symptoms. Along with gaining required clinical hours, the students are also receiving additional classroom work every semester.

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    Photo of the Week

    After 624 hours of classroom and field instruction, 20 cadets received their certificates of accomplishment from Allan Hancock College’s Fire Academy on July 31. The cadets of Battalion #145 graduated during a ceremony at Hancock’s Public Safety Training Complex in Lompoc. The ceremony was an acknowledgment that the cadets had not only completed their training but proved they met and exceeded the state and national certification training standards for Firefighter I Certification.

  • Pro Tip

    The California Community College Chancellor’s Office is committed to addressing bias in higher education. If you’re interested in learning more about how to identify implicit bias in yourself or a loved one, visit Project Implicit to take a series of online assessment tests.

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