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Orientation Exemption

Possible Exemptions from Orientation

In accordance with title 5 section 55532, students may be exempt from orientation if they meet one of the exemption criteria listed below:

  • Already have completed an associate’s degree or higher
  • Are taking courses for personal interest
  • Are enrolled only in noncredit community education courses
  • Are enrolled in an apprenticeship or other special vocational education programs
  • Are taking courses for advancement in current job/career (updating job skills)
  • Are concurrently enrolled in another college or university
  • Foster Youth and Former Foster Youth (up to age 25)

If you believe that you meet one or more of the criteria listed above please contact us at (760)744-1150 ext. 3783 or email us at