Earn while you learn!
Palomar College, in partnership with local union organizations, provides apprenticeship training programs registered with California Division of Apprenticeship Standards(DAS). Apprentices earn college credit while learning occupational skills in the classroom and implement those skills in paid, on-the-job training while working for local contractors. Apprenticeship wages are a portion of the journeyman wage rate and increase throughout the training program. Upon successful completion of the program, students earn a Certificate of Achievement from Palomar College and a Journey-level Worker Certificate from the CA Division of Apprenticeship Standards.
Instilling excellence in the design of our environments!
The Architecture Department is committed and focused on being the leading provider of education to influence positive change and excellence in the built and natural environments. We celebrate diversity in cultures, beliefs, abilities and needs. We foster a culture of integrity, professional practices, ethical behavior, environmental responsibility and global sustainability. Our instructors will educate, nurture, and inspire our creative-minded students, immersing them in a culture of professional practices designed to evoke passion and inspiration in the pursuit of their professional goals. Our curriculum is inclusive of individuals pursuing educational enrichment, career and technical training and re-training, certificates of achievement, associate degrees, and transfer-readiness to private schools and universities.
Learn to repair and restore cars.
If collision repair and refinishing sparks your interest or you have the passion to transform vehicles, Palomar College has the training for you! The high demand for skilled Auto Body Technicians will put you in the driver’s seat in this career field. Our program instructors bring their real-world industry experience, industry partners and industry certifications to teach you the hands-on skills needed to reshape and restore a wide range of vehicles. The Palomar College curriculum is developed in close partnership with leading industry partners such as I-CAR, car manufacturers, insurance companies and employers. Palomar College Auto Body Program also uses the latest technologies and equipment in our state-of-the-art labs and classrooms. Visit us today!
PROGRAM OFFERINGS – Associate of Science Degrees & Certificates Auto Collision Repair – This program will prepare students for an entry-level position in the automotive collision repair industry.
Students, start your engines and enter the field of automotive technology!
Automotive Technology program offering three programs of study:
Auto Chassis and Drive Lines– will prepare students for entry-level positions in all aspects of the Automotive Industry with an emphasis in drive-line repair.
Electronic Tune-Up and Computer Control Systems – will prepare students for entry-level positions in all aspects of the Automotive Industry with an emphasis in drive-ability concerns.
Mechanics – General – will prepare students for entry-level potions in all aspects of the Automotive Industry.
Draw using state-of-the-art computer programs.
Drafting Technology offers AS Degrees, Certificates, and Retraining for individuals interesting in creating a bright future. Our classes are scheduled in the morning, afternoon, and evenings to fit your busy schedule utilizing the latest releases of AutoCAD, MasterCAM, SolidWorks and 3D Studio Max. Classes are hands-on, challenging, and fun. If you have an interest in mechanical design, engineering, machining, or animation, we encourage you take a look at the classes we have to offer. Whether you are changing careers, upgrading your skills, or transferring to a four-year college, our classes offer state-of-the-art equipment and software to meet your needs. What are you waiting for? An idea is just that, an idea, until you get it down on paper. Be the next great designer or be the first, but get the best drafting education available at Palomar College.
Brand new program with amazing career opportunities.
One of the hottest occupations in advanced manufacturing. Become a Machinist!
The program will provide students with foundation math, reading, writing and computer skills needed to succeed in a technical occupation. This interdisciplinary program will incorporate curriculum from disciplines such as math, industrial technology, engineering, business and computer science. Upon completion of this program, students may potentially secure entry-level positions in technical fields while concurrently completing their Associate’s degree.
Be a leader in Public Works Management!
Specifically designed for individuals employed by or seeking employment in public works organizations in San Diego County. Provides an overview for field personnel of the basic elements of the Public Works Industry and introduces students to administrative responsibilities and planning. Prepares field personnel for “Lead Worker” positions. Introduces management and administrative concepts to field staff. Classes are designed to prepare Lead Workers for front line supervisory positions in the Public Works field. This is a cooperative program offered by Citrus, Palomar and Santiago Canyon Colleges in collaboration with and approved by the Maintenance Superintendents Association and American Public Works Association.
Bringing water quality to your community!
Provides a comprehensive education to a diverse constituency for a career in the water and wastewater field, which prepares students to contribute effectively in a profession responsible for protecting public health. Offering high quality training to individuals who will be experts in the process of taking water from lakes, streams, reservoirs and even the ocean and converting it into safe and reliable drinking water. In addition, the process of taking wastewater from homes and businesses and making it safe for discharge to the ocean reuse for irrigation or purification for drinking water.
Choose a career that deals with our most precious resource: Water!
Provides comprehensive education to a diverse constituency for a career in the water and wastewater field, which prepares students to contribute effectively in a profession responsible for protecting public health. Offering high quality training to individuals who will be experts in the process of taking water from lakes, streams, reservoirs and even the ocean and converting it into safe and reliable drinking water. In addition, the process of taking wastewater from homes and businesses and making it safe for discharge to the ocean reuse for irrigation or purification for drinking water.