Healthcare students complete the Certified Nurse Assistant certificate at San Diego College of Continuing Education to begin work at hospitals and skilled nursing facilities. Courtesy photo

Fall Semester begins Tuesday, Sept. 6 at San Diego College of Continuing Education. With over 300 hundred free on-campus, fully online, and hybrid classes to choose from, students can enroll at SDCCE to change careers or develop skills with innovative workforce training.

“We are looking forward to welcoming our students and new families to campus,” said Tina M. King, Ed.D., who was selected as SDCCE President on July 1. “SDCCE offers exciting life-changing opportunities for all adult students in the community.”

The variety of free career training certificates at SDCCE provide the skills and knowledge to land good-paying jobs in priority industries such as the behavioral health aide certificate in the Healthcare program or the Cloud Solutions AWS-Associate Certificate Program as part of the Information Technology program.

Classrooms mirror industry settings for a real-world learning experience — student welders fabricate metal in a welding yard at the Educational Cultural Complex in Southeastern San Diego while parents earn a Child Development certificate in a STEM playground environment at West City Campus in Point Loma.

Additional free classes include high school diploma/equivalency, citizenship, English as a second language and Emeritus enrichment courses for ages 55+.

Half the student body of 30,000 students at SDCCE is made up of immigrants, refugees, and English language learners. A dedicated Immigrant-Based Support Program resource center will open this fall at SDCCE’s César E. Chávez Campus in Barrio Logan.

Enrollment is still open for the fall semester. For a full list of classes and campuses visit, SDCCE.EDU.



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