Escondido Center Academic Programs
While the Escondido Center (ESC) offers a comprehensive set of courses, including General Education classes, Palomar College also provides a set of structured, guided pathways, otherwise known as “meta-majors." These career pathways, or clusters, define a roadmap for college success by laying out courses semester-by-semester and taking much of the guesswork out of obtaining a degree or certificate.
The Escondido Center offers a variety of academic programs in areas targeting trade and industry and critical training for careers in the public safety industry. A Certificate of Proficiency can be earned in Air Conditioning, Heating and Refrigeration and in EMT Basic. An Associate Degree or Certificate of Achievement can be earned in Fire Academy, Fire Technology - Emergency Management, Fire Technology - General and Paramedic Training.
Students at our center will be able to complete 100% of the classes associated with these associate degrees and certificates through a combination of face-to-face and online offerings.
Courses are offered day and evening, Monday through Saturday to provide you with the most flexible scheduling options. Other flexible scheduling options may also be available such as meeting one day a week or opting for courses that meet for 8 weeks instead of 16 weeks.
The Escondido Center may change academic programs over time based upon demand and popularity of industry trends and gainful employment opportunities.