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Counseling Department

Counseling Services Division

Education Plans

What is an education plan?

An education plan (commonly shortened to ed plan) is a personalized semester by semester course of study outlining a strategy for identifying and reaching your educational goals. Included are recommended career planning activities and support tools. An education plan should be developed during your first semester and maintained throughout your enrollment at Palomar College.

 

How to obtain an ed plan

Schedule an appointment with a counselor to create an education plan or to update your ed plan. Appointments are booked 2-3 weeks in advance, so plan ahead. For quick questions, schedule a Quick Question appointment for a 15 minute session. You also have the option of joining a group session if you have less than 15 units and no transcripts from other colleges.

 

How to prepare for your ed plan appointment/session""

1. Create a list of questions ahead of time.
2. Explore some careers through these links if you are undecided:
    • Take a career assessment through Career Coach.
    • Watch some videos on various careers through Roadtrip Nation. (PCC19 if asked for college code.)
3. Decide on whether or not you want a Certificate, an Associate degree, or a Bachelor’s degree.
4. Make sure you have transcripts from other colleges on file with Palomar or have unofficial copies ready for your appointment if you have a one-on-one session.

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What classes do I take?

If want to get a head start on selecting courses before meeting with a counselor, here’s some information about General Education coursework and Major coursework.

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1. WHAT  CLASSES DO I TAKE  FOR GENERAL EDUCATION?
  • Start with General Education coursework according to whether or not you want an Associate degree, or want to transfer to the CSU, or transfer to the UC. See point #3 above for more information.
  • For English, English as a Second Language, and math placement, take a look at the Math and English First site.
  • View this video on general education to learn how to interpret the guides.
2. WHAT CLASSES DO I TAKE FOR MY MAJOR?
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Last modified on July 9, 2021