Rancho Bernardo Education Center
While the Rancho Bernardo Education Center (RBEC) 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 Rancho Bernardo Education Center offers a variety of academic programs in areas targeting focused transfer options, such as the Associate Degree for Transfer (AD-T) in Biology, Communication Studies, and Mathematics. Students at our center will be able to complete 100% of the classes associated with these AD-T and certificates through a combination of face-to-face and online offerings.
By scheduling nearly all classes at the center according to consistent blocks of time, Palomar College hopes to make it easier for busy students to take a number of courses on a Monday/Wednesday OR a Tuesday/Thursday schedule. 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 Rancho Bernardo Education Center may change academic programs over time based upon demand and popularity of industry trends and gainful employment opportunities.