From event management and filmmaking to learning how to manufacture guitars, an array of new degrees, certificates and programs await students when the San Diego Community College District’s (SDCCD) 2016-17 academic year begins Aug. 22.
SDCCD offers courses at San Diego City, Mesa and Miramar colleges, along with San Diego Continuing Education.
Many of the programs were developed in collaboration with local industry and are aimed at meeting employer demands. “A key component of the San Diego Community College District’s mission is in workforce development, as we play a major role in growing the regional economy,” SDCCD Chancellor Constance M. Carroll said.
City College has incorporated a variety of disciplines into new Manufacturing Engineering Technology (MFET) courses that will provide students with the skills to build their own electric guitars. The first course, MFET 101, introduces the disciplines necessary for safely designing and building quality products using lean processes, which eliminate waste. The second course, MFET 107, guides students in applying their new knowledge to design and build a custom-made guitar. The program is aimed at helping students to become highly skilled manufacturing engineering technicians.
“We’re really excited about these guitar-building classes, as they provide yet another way for us to differentiate City College as a forward-thinking and innovative institution,” Interim President Denise S. Whisenhunt said. “No other STEM classes end up in a jam session.”
Other new programs at City College include a Certificate of Achievement in Broadcast News, a Certificate of Performance as a Nail Technician in the Cosmetology Program, and an Associate of Science Degree in Documentary Filmmaking.
Here is a list of new programs at City College:
– Advanced Arts Entrepreneurship (Certificate of Performance)
– Arts Entrepreneurship (Certificate of Performance)
– Sports Management (Certificate of Performance)
– VITA Tax Preparation Training (Certificate of Performance)
– Conflict Resolution and Mediation (Certificate of Achievement)
– Nail Technician (Certificate of Performance)
– Broadcast News (Certificate of Achievement)
– Documentary Film (Associate of Science)
– Media Management and Marketing (Certificate of Achievement)
As the second-largest of California’s 72 community college districts, the SDCCD serves about 100,000 students annually through its three two-year colleges and San Diego Continuing Education. The three colleges offer associate degrees and certificates in occupational programs that prepare students for transfer to four-year colleges and entry-level jobs.