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Short-Term Employment

Positions listed below have specific application instructions, which may vary by department. Please complete the Short-term and Student Application (unless the position requires an online application) and follow instructions listed to apply for positions of your interest.

Additional temporary positions may also be listed at: https://palomar.peopleadmin.com/postings/search (Use the drop-down menu for Position Type to select “Temporary”, then click “Search”).

Academic Leader (Middle School English/Social Studies Tutor) - Grant Funded Student Programs

Campus location: Multiple locations – school sites in Vista, Fallbrook, and Valley Center

Hours per week: Varies

Work schedule: 7:30am – 12:00pm; 12:00pm – 6:00pm, including some evenings and weekends

Hourly pay rate: $11.00

Job duties:  Provide tutoring services for students in English and Social Studies courses including Writing, Reading Comprehension, World History, US History; assist in-class during school hours and with homework/mentoring activities during after school hours; assist students with post-secondary options.  

Desired skills/qualifications: Strong background in English/Social Studies.

Contact information: Joe Vasquez, Outreach Coordinator – (760) 744-1150, ext 2240; Fax (760) 761-3502; jvasquez@palomar.edu


Academic Leader (Middle School Math/Science Tutor) - Grant Funded Student Programs

Campus location: Multiple locations – school sites in Vista, Fallbrook, and Valley Center

Hours per week: Varies

Work schedule: 7:30am – 12:00pm; 12:00pm – 6:00pm, including some evenings and weekends

Hourly pay rate: $11.00

Job duties: Provide academic support to middle school students in Math and Science subjects (including, but not limited to Pre-Algebra I, Physical Science, Life Science); assist in-class during school hours and with homework/mentoring activities during after school hours; assist students in post-secondary options.

Desired skills/qualifications: Strong background in Mathematics/Science.

Contact information: Joe Vasquez, Outreach Coordinator – (760) 744-1150, ext 2240; Fax (760) 761-3502; jvasquez@palomar.edu


American Sign Language Interpreter - Disability Resource Center

Campus location: Various Palomar College campus locations

Hours per week: 3-15 hours

Work schedule: Monday-Friday various hours will be assigned between 8:00 am -10:00 pm. Schedule to be determined by student registration schedules.

Hourly pay rate: $26.00 – $47.00 (pay dependent upon the selected candidate’s qualifications and experience)

Job duties: Performs American Sign Language/English interpreting and/or transliterating services for deaf/hard-of-hearing individuals including, but not limited to students, faculty, and staff of Palomar College.  Depending on placement within the five levels of employment, assignments range from interpreting semester-length courses of varied subjects, one-on-one interpreting, small group meetings, field trips, theatrical events, etc.  Level 5 interpreters may be called on to interpret legal, medical, and/or environmental emergencies on campus.

Minimum Qualifications:

Level 1:  Pre-certified level.  Graduate of a recognized Interpreting Training Program preferred.

Level 2:  A Certificate of Completion or Associates Degree from a recognized Interpreter Training Program is required.  2 years of interpreting experience in a secondary or post-secondary setting preferred.

Level 3:  Must possess one of the following certifications:  NAD III, ACCI III (or reasonable equivalent such as EIPA 4.0+). Five years of secondary or post-secondary interpreting experience strongly preferred.

Level 4:  Interpreter must possess one of the following certifications:  NAD IV, ACCI IV, RID CI or CT, NIC (or reasonable equivalent).  Minimum of two years post-secondary interpreting experience strongly preferred.

Level 5:  Interpreter must possess one of the following certifications:  RID CI and CT, NIC IV (Advanced) or V (Master), NAD V, RID CSC.  Additionally, a minimum of five years post-secondary interpreting experience is strongly preferred.

Alternately, an interpreter who holds any one of the above-listed Level 4 certifications for a minimum of two years plus has a minimum of five years ongoing experience in the interpreting field – preferably in the post-secondary education setting – may apply to be evaluated to progress to level 5 (in lieu of the current inability to receive and advanced or master level NIC certification). 

Contact information: Please email application (see above for link) and resume to Denise VanderStoel, Program Coordinator – Interpreting Services, DVanderstoel@palomar.edu


Assistant – American Sign Language Lab

Campus location: San Marcos – 2 positions

Hours per week: Varies each semester; up to 40 hours per week, and not more than 175 days for the fiscal year.

Work schedule: Flexible

Hourly pay rate: $11.00 – $13.00

Job duties: Provide instructional and technical assistance and support to the ASL lab faculty and students.

Desired skills/qualifications: Communicative proficiency for social situations in American Sign Language; demonstrated respect for Deaf culture and the Deaf community; knowledge of ASL grammatical features and vocabulary covered in ASL 1-4; ability to answer student questions about grammatical structures and vocabulary in Learning American Sign Language and Signing Naturally, Levels I-II; professional and courteous; work well with other; ability to run reports and operate equipment; ability to compose and communicate via email with lab supervisor, Academic Department Assistant, and ASL faculty as needed; fluent in ASL; ability to engage in academic, social, and technical dialogue while using semantically correct sign choices and grammatically accurate syntax; knowledge of interpreting-related content covered in Interpreting 1-4, including cultural respect and linguistic variations.

Contact information: Melissa Smith, Professor, mbsmith@palomar.edu


Assistant – Grounds Services

Campus location: San Marcos

Hours per week: Total weekly work hours not to exceed 26.

Work schedule: Flexible. Length of shifts and days (Monday through Saturday) to be determined based on employee’s availability.

Hourly pay rate: $15

Job duties: To perform various Grounds Maintenance related duties. To include, but not limited to: Mowing, weeding, Tree trimming, hedging raking, planting, watering, and the like.

Minimum Qualifications: Equivalent to the completion of twelfth grade; Current California Drivers License.

Desired skills/qualifications: Any combination of experience and training that would likely provide the required knowledge and abilities is qualifying.  Must be service oriented and a team player. Requires sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, religious, cultural, disability and ethnic backgrounds of the individuals in our College community.

Contact information:  Please send your application (see link above) to Tony Rangel, arangel@palomar.edu


Assistant – Early Childhood Education Lab School

Campus location: San Marcos and Escondido

Hours per week: Not to exceed 26 hours per week

Work schedule: Flexible

Hourly pay rate: $11.00-$15.00

Job duties: Assist preschool teacher with classroom and outside activities

Desired skills/qualifications: 6 units in child development

Contact information:  Tamara Holthaus, Child Development Center Coordinator, (760) 744-1150 ext. 2578, tholthaus@palomar.edu


Cashier - Finance and Administrative Services

Campus Location: San Marcos Cashier Office

Hourly Pay: $11.00-$15.00 per hour

Work Schedule: Flexible

Hours Per Week: Position averages 18-24 hours per week with possibility for more, no more than 160 days per fiscal year.

Duties:  Perform cashiering and record keeping duties to include but not limited to serving students at the cashier window by collecting payments, cash handling/counting and answering questions pertaining to their tuition, fees and financial aid.  Duties also include light accounting work, updating student accounts in the College’s financial system, answering phones, filing, and assisting students with other general questions.

Desired Skills and Qualifications: Prior cashiering or customer service experience (desired but not required).

Contact Information: Please submit your completed application (see link above) to Robert Threatt, Acting Manager of Student Accounts and Cashiering, at rthreatt@palomar.edu.  Also email any questions to the same email address.


College Coach - Grant Funded Student Programs

Campus location: Multiple locations – School sites in San Marcos and Escondido

Hours per week: Not to exceed 20 hours

Work schedule: 7:30 am – 12:00 pm; 12:00 pm – 6:00 pm, including some evenings and weekends;

Hourly pay rate: $13.00

Job description: Assist, motivate, and support students with their post-secondary options (university, community college, trade school, military, etc.). Provide on-site assistance with college preparedness at one of the six high GEAR UP school sites; including but not limited to:  providing workshops/presentations to GU students, parents, and school-level staff relating to the college admissions process. Develop opportunities & services within assigned school site that focus on increased student achievement & knowledge of higher education. Provide support in completing UC/CSU, private university, and community college applications.Provide comprehensive support/guidance in completing the FAFSA and exploring all available financial aid resources. Provide information in regards to standardized testing – SAT/ACT prep courses, training materials available, fee waivers, etc. Provide assistance in registering for these tests as needed. Provide feedback on personal statement/admission essays on college applications. Follow-up with students to make sure all application deadlines are met and all materials are submitted correctly. Complete other duties as assigned by Supervisor.

Desired skills/qualifications: At least 1 year of outreach experience, 2 years preferred. Thorough understanding of the college admissions process, including timeline and specific components of an application. Ability to multi-task, work independently with minimum supervision & work with others in a diverse educational environment. Proficient knowledge of Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Publisher, and other computer software. Must be available to work some evenings and weekends.

Contact information: Joe Vasquez, Outreach Coordinator – (760) 744-1150, ext 2240; Fax (760) 761-3502; jvasquez@palomar.edu


Hourly Recruit Training Officer – Police Academy

Campus location: San Marcos – Santar Place

Hours per week: Up to 40 hours per week, and not more than 175 days for the fiscal year

Work schedule: Varies

Hourly pay rate: $20.48

Job duties: Motivate, evaluate, and advise police academy recruits; and monitor their day-to-day activities

Minimum Qualifications: Three years of full-time peace officer experience with a law enforcement agency. Strong written and verbal communication skills desired

Contact information: Juliette Barnes, Academy Coordinator, jbarnes@palomar.edu


Intern Tutor I (2-3 Positions) – Math Learning Center

To view the full job posting and to apply, visit https://palomar.peopleadmin.com/postings/16634

Office Assistant - Emergency Medical Education

Campus Location: Escondido Education Center

Hours Per Week: Up to 40 hours per week and not more than 175 days for the fiscal year

Work Schedule: Two days a week (Monday/Wednesday, or Tuesday/Thursday).  Eight hour days, 8:30am-4:30pm.  Scheduled days may be flexible but will be two days a week, eight hour days.

Hourly Pay Rate:  $15.00/hour

Job Duties: Performs filing and creates files for additional classes and personnel, answers phones, replies to emails and responds to inquiries about EME Programs; assists instructors as needed, assists students with questions (regarding the application process, deadlines, immunizations required, Clinical and Ride Along paperwork); scans, copies and organizes EMT and Paramedic paperwork, assists in organizing EMT hospital observation and ride along paperwork, attends public outreach events, assists in scheduling EMT’s for ambulance ride along and hospital observation time; creates paperwork checklists and documents, checks to make sure printers are working and paper levels full, checks and delivers department mail; checks website for inquiries and responds as needed, checks the information on website is updated, will assist in updating and maintaining American Heart Association (AHA) training site files, copies packets, assists in creating Power-Point Lecture CD’s and handouts for Paramedic Academy and EMT Programs, assist in putting away new or used equipment from office area; assist in the preparation of Paramedic and EMT graduations.

Desired Qualifications:  Equivalent to the completion of twelfth grade and completion of 24 semester units of college-level coursework, six months of full time equivalent related experience and or/specialized knowledge. Knowledge and experience in the use of computer programs (Word, Excel, Power-Point), copying machines, printers, fax machines.  Good customer service skills and the ability to work with a diverse student and instructor population.

Contact Information:  Contact Pete Ordille, Program Director, Emergency Medical Education Department, 760-744-1150 ext. 8161 (office); or Email at pordille@palomar.edu.


Palomar College Police Department - Short-term Opportunities

To view full job postings and contact information, visit https://www2.palomar.edu/pages/police/employment/

Palomar College Police Department - Police Dispatcher Assistant

Campus Location: San Marcos

Hours Per Week: Up to 40 hours per week and not more than 175 days for the fiscal year

Work Schedule: Varies. Three days a week, eight hour days. Shifts may vary from 6am-2pm, 2pm-10pm, or 10pm-6am.

Hourly Pay Rate:  $15.00/hour

Job Duties: Dispatchers are responsible for receiving emergency and non-emergency calls for service, dispatching appropriate personnel or transferring calls to the appropriate department or agency. Essential responsibilities and duties may include, but are not limited to, the following:

1. Answers emergency and non-emergency telephone lines; determines nature and priority of calls and/or transfers to the appropriate responder.

2. Dispatches personnel via radio voice communication using a computer-aided dispatch system.

3. Responds to field unit requests via radio or telephone for information and additional assistance.

4. Receives, enters and relays to field units situational information such as location updates and other responders in the area.

5. Monitors and updates locations and activities of field units.

6. Notifies external public safety agencies and departments by telephone or radio in order to solicit assistance or coordinate activities.

7. Conducts test transmissions on communications equipment.

Marginal Functions: Performs related duties and responsibilities as required. Work is generally performed independently in conformance with policies, procedures and standards.

Desired Qualifications:  Equivalent to the completion of twelfth grade. One year of experience in an administrative, dispatch, or law enforcement field.  Good customer service skills and the ability to work with a diverse student and instructor population.

Contact Information:  Contact Nieves Suarez, Dispatch Coordinator, Palomar College Police Department, 760-744-1150 ext. 3961 (office); or Email at nsuarez@palomar.edu.


Peer Tutor – Math Learning Center

To view the full job posting and to apply, visit https://palomar.peopleadmin.com/postings/16629

Recycling Assistant - Facilities Deparment

Campus location: San Marcos

Hours per week: Total weekly work hours not to exceed 26.

Work schedule: Flexible. Length of shifts and days (Monday through Friday only) to be determined based on employee’s availability.

Hourly pay rate:  $11.00

Job duties: To perform general recycling duties related to the collection and sorting of various recycling streams.

Minimum Qualifications: Equivalent to the completion of twelfth grade; if a current high school student, ability to obtain a work permit at the time of appointment. A valid driver’s license.

Desired skills/qualifications: Must be service oriented, able to work independently and as a team player. Requires sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, religious, cultural, disability and ethnic backgrounds of the individuals in our College community.

Contact information:  Email application (see link above ) and/or resume to David Williams- dwilliams@palomar.edu


Registered Nurse (Part-Time) – Health Services

Campus locations: San Marcos Campus and Escondido Center

Hours per week: Up to 40 hours per week, and not more than 175 days for the fiscal year

Work schedule: Varies; Hours to be arranged Monday – Thursday 8:00 am – 8:00 pm, Fridays 8:00 am – 4:30 pm

Hourly Pay Rate:  Dependent on applicant’s education and qualifications; not to exceed $30.00 per hour.

Job duties: Clinically assess and treat patients within college Registered Nurse protocols; maintain immunization program.

Minimum Qualifications:

1. An Associate’s Degree in Nursing.

2. One year of nursing experience.

3. Possession of an appropriate, valid Registered Nurse Certification.

4. Possession of, or ability to obtain, an appropriate, valid First Aid Certificate.

5. Possession of, or ability to obtain, an appropriate, valid CPR Certificate.

6. Possession of, or ability to obtain, an appropriate, valid driver’s license.

Desired skills/qualifications: Proficiency using electronic medical records and Microsoft Office programs, particularly Word and Outlook; experience working with diverse populations; School Nurse Certification and/or Public Nurse Certification.

Contact information: Interim Health Services Director, Judy Harris (RN, MSN, FNP-BC); (760) 744-1150 ext. 2380.


Resource Outreach Assistant/Independent Contractor - Telecommunications/Grants

Hours per week: Up to 40 hours, and not more than 175 days for the fiscal year

Work schedule: TBD

Hourly pay rate: To be determined, depending on the selected candidate’s experience.

Job duties: Assist department with the goal of making the Professional Learning Network (PLN) a one-stop site for effective and promising practices, presentations and resources to be shared across the California Community Colleges system. Responsibilities include: helping to conduct outreach to procure professional development resources from California Community Colleges staff, faculty and administrators; researching resources that demonstrate and utilize effective and promising practices; assisting with the development of innovative strategies to support the goal of dramatically increasing the number of submissions to the PLN; researching college websites for presentations and useful documents; collecting contact information; calling and emailing faculty and staff for permission to post material; following up with events and conferences held throughout the state in order to collect presentations and materials to include on the PLN; and providing support and assistance as directed by the Training, Outreach and Marketing Coordinator. 

Minimum Qualifications: Experience: Three years of full-time equivalent related experience. Skills, knowledge and abilities: Experience in and comfort calling and emailing faculty and staff; general office skills; knowledge and experience working with Microsoft Office and Outlook, and collaboration tools such as Slack; strong organization and project management skills.

Preferred Qualifications: Three to five years of full-time equivalent related experience working in a higher education environment. Experience with and knowledge of the California Community Colleges system.

Contact information: For more information about this position, contact Rico Bianchi, Interim Director, CCC TechConnect at rbianchi@palomar.edu. To apply, please email your resume to rbianchi@palomar.edu.


Test Proctor - Adult Education Block Grant (AEBG)

Location: San Marcos Campus and Escondido Education Center

Work schedule: Varies, but generally Mon-Thurs 8:00am-11:00am and 6:00pm-9:30pm

Hours per week: Ranges from 2 to 15 hours per week

Hourly pay rate: $13.00

Job Duties: Proctoring standardized testing sessions at the beginning (2nd and 3rd weeks) and end (14th and 15th weeks) of each semester. Duties include setting up testing stations, managing testing sessions, assist students during testing sessions, securing testing labs at conclusion of testing session, and maintaining integrity of testing equipment and testing process at all times.

Minimum Qualifications: Equivalent to the completion of twelfth grade and completion of 12 semester units of college-level coursework. Experience: Three months of full-time equivalent related experience and/or specialized knowledge.

Desired Skills/Qualifications: Equivalent to the completion of twelfth grade and completion of 12 semester units of college-level coursework, three months of full-time equivalent related experience and/or specialized knowledge. Effective communications skills (written and spoken), dependability, experience with computers and Internet applications, customer service experience. Bilingual English/Spanish preffered.

Contact Information: Christie Sifferman, (760) 744-1150, ext. 3287, csifferman@palomar.edu


Testing Center Assistant (TCA)/Student Learning Assistant- Disability Resource Center

Campus location: San Marcos

Hours per week:  Not to exceed 32 hours

Work schedule: 

Testing Center Assistant                                              Student Learning Assistant (tutor)

Mon: 9:30am-10:00am/3:00-6:00pm                       10:00am-3:00pm

Tue: 9:30am-6:00am                                                    –

Wed: 9:30am-10:00am/3:00-6:00pm                       10:00am-3:00pm

Thurs: 9:30am-6:00am

Hourly pay rate: 

  • Tutor/Learning Assistant Portion of the Position   – funded by Basic Skills at $15/hour – 10 hours/week
  • Testing Center Assistant – funded by DSPS  – 22 hours a week – hourly rate will be a min. of $15/hour but may be higher; commensurate with education and experience.

Job duties:  This position is comprised of two key functions- Testing Center Assistant (TCA) and Student Learning Assistant (tutor) for course DR 15 English Essentials Support.

Testing Center Assistant

  • Check incoming emails, mail, and deliveries and verify that all expected exams have been received for the day.
  • Coordinate with student proctor assistant(s) and/or DRC staff in implementing daily test accommodations.
  • Assist in scheduling exams.
  • Troubleshoot scheduling issues, technology issues and other issues that may affect the Testing Center operations.
  • Ensures availability of accommodations required for upcoming exams (reader, scribe, laptop, CCTV, Braille, etc.).
  • Assure accurate records of exams, appointment requests, accommodations.
  • Keep detail records of testing incidents, no-show, cancellations, reschedules, and unusual situations.
  • Keep detail records of exam received from faculty or department representative and their return to faculty, department, or department representative.
  • Coordinates all aspects of the front office.
  • Provide excellent customer services to faculty, staff, students, and visitors.
  • Answer telephone and email accounts providing detail and accurate information.
  • Keep the reception area clean and organized.
  • Check in students to the Testing Center and starting a timer with the students allotted time.
  • Monitor Testing Center exams taken by students using remote camera system or in person
  • On occasion, proctor exams as a reader and/or scribe.

Student Learning Assistant (tutor)

  • Assist/tutor students with disabilities in English support courses, grammar, writing, and study skills.
  • Provide individual and/or small group assistance/tutoring 8-10 hours per week to students enrolled in Palomar College DR 15.
  • Assist students to assess their learning needs, determine and identify short-term goals for the student, long-term goals for academic development, and assist students in reaching those goals.
  • Promote independent learning and act as an academic mentor. Using questions and interactive strategies, the tutor will guide students through course material and recommend helpful learning strategies.
  • Monitor student participation in class.
  • Utilizes and demonstrates Read and Write Gold literacy software as a student support tool for reading, writing, research, and studying. The tutor will use the software to assist with text-to-speech, text highlighting, dictionary, scanning, study tools, phonetic word prediction and spell check while typing, Daisy Reader, and fact mapping.
  • Demonstrate for students in DR 15 the English software located on the classroom iPads.
  • Additional duties as assigned.

 Minimum Desired skills/qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Education, Social Science, Psychology, Sociology, Human Development, or a related field preferred.
  • Experience working with students with disabilities

Contact information:  Please email application (see above for link) and resume to Cynthia Cordova at ccordova1@palomar.edu NO LATER THAN JULY 11, 2018


Theater Assistant (Application Pool) – Performing Arts Department

Campus location: San Marcos

Hours per week: Varies

Work schedule: Varies, based on production schedule

Hourly pay rate: $11.00-$15.00

Job duties: Assists in the safe operation and maintenance of theater sound, lighting, rigging, and related equipment, and systems used in support of stage productions and related events

Minimum Qualifications: Equivalent to the completion of twelfth grade

Contact information: Justin Smiley; Manager, Performing Arts Production; jsmiley@palomar.edu


Teacher (Substitute) – Child Development Center

Openings at the San Marcos and Escondido campuses.  Requirements: Child Development permit qualified; 24 units in ECE or CD minimum, plus 16 units in GE and 1 year experience.  For immediate consideration, fax resume to (760) 761-3539 or call (760) 744-1150 ext. 2575.  No deadline to apply.  Visit the Child Development Center website for more information about the Child Development Center.

Tutor – English Writing Center

Applications are being accepted for possible future positions to work in the English Writing Lab at Palomar’s main campus in San Marcos.  A strong background in grammar and academic writing is required.  Pay range is $10.00 – $15.00/hr.  To apply: Contact Craig Thompson, Director, English Writing Center, (760) 744-1150 ext. 3330 or cthompson@palomar.edu


Tutor/Mentor (High School) - TRIO Educational Talent Search (ETS)

Campus location: Multiple locations – High School sites in Vista and Escondido

Hours per week: Not to exceed 20 hours per week.

Work schedule: Weekday hours between 8:00 am – 5:00 pm, including some evenings and weekends; most work takes place during regular school hours. Must be available at least twice per week for at least 10 hours.  Preferred: Candidates with consistent days/hours.

Hourly pay rate:  $11.00/hr

Job description:  Provide academic support to high school students in math, science, language arts, history, etc.  Assist with homework/mentoring activities before school, during lunch, and during after school hours; assist students with post-secondary options.

Desired skills/qualifications:  Full-time college/university students enrolled in at least 12 units.  Strong background in mathematics/science/English preferred, but all are encouraged to apply.

Selection Criteria:  Candidates will be required to take a short assessment to asses subject proficiency in math and English. Candidates will be selected based on a combination of assessment scores, availability, and interview results.

Program Description: The Palomar College Educational Talent Search Program is 100% federally funded by the U.S. Department of Education.  The Talent Search program identifies and assists individuals from disadvantaged backgrounds who have the potential to succeed in higher education.  The program provides academic, career, and financial counseling to its participants and encourages them to graduate from high school and continue on to and complete their post-secondary education.  The goal of Talent Search is to increase the number of youth from disadvantaged backgrounds who complete high school and enroll in and complete their post-secondary education.

Contact information: Edwin Torres, Program Coordinator at (760) 744-1150, extension 3675; Fax number: (760) 761-3594; Email: etorres@palomar.edu


Tutor/Mentor (Middle School) - TRIO Educational Talent Search (ETS)

Campus location: Multiple locations – Middle School sites in Vista and Escondido

Hours per week: Not to exceed 20 hours per week.

Work schedule: Weekday hours between 8:00 am – 5:00 pm, including some evenings and weekends; most work takes place during regular school hours. Must be available at least twice per week for at least 10 hours.  Preferred: Candidates with consistent days/hours.

Hourly pay rate:  $11.00/hr

Job description:  Provide academic support to high school students in math, science, language arts, history, etc.  Assist with homework/mentoring activities before school, during lunch, and during after school hours; assist students with post-secondary options.

Desired skills/qualifications:  Full-time college/university students enrolled in at least 12 units.  Strong background in mathematics/science/English preferred, but all are encouraged to apply.

Selection Criteria:  Candidates will be required to take a short assessment to asses subject proficiency in math and English. Candidates will be selected based on a combination of assessment scores, availability, and interview results.

Program Description: The Palomar College Educational Talent Search Program is 100% federally funded by the U.S. Department of Education.  The Talent Search program identifies and assists individuals from disadvantaged backgrounds who have the potential to succeed in higher education.  The program provides academic, career, and financial counseling to its participants and encourages them to graduate from high school and continue on to and complete their post-secondary education.  The goal of Talent Search is to increase the number of youth from disadvantaged backgrounds who complete high school and enroll in and complete their post-secondary education.

Contact information: Edwin Torres, Program Coordinator at (760) 744-1150, extension 3675; Fax number: (760) 761-3594; Email: etorres@palomar.edu