ABOUT US

ABOUT THE DISTRICT

BACKGROUND:

Since 1961, the Grossmont-Cuyamaca Community College District has enhanced the quality of East County life by providing a top notch, affordable education. The 1,138-square-mile district includes two colleges, Grossmont and Cuyamaca. Increasingly, flexible class schedules and learning opportunities are providing a wide range of education options for busy people.

GROWTH:

The District serves more 28,000 students each semester. Grossmont first convened classes in 1961 and has about 19,000 students every semester. Cuyamaca was built in 1978 and has more than 9,000 students. The colleges lead the way in developing educational programs, classes and services that meet the needs of the community of learners.

MISSION STATEMENT:

The district's mission is to provide outstanding learning opportunities that prepare students to meet community needs and future challenges of a complex, global society.

STUDENTS:

Gender:
Female
Male
55%
45%
Age:
19 or less:
20-24
25-29
30-49
50+
28%
37%
13%
17%
5%
Enrollment: 
Full-time
Part-time
40%
60%
Ethnicity:
White
Hispanic
Asian
Black
Two or More
Other
43%
32%
5%
7%
8%
5%


DEGREES AND
CURRICULUM:

Associate in Arts, Associate in Science, Advanced/Basic Certificates.

Grossmont College offers more than 150 degree and certificate programs. More than 2,100 students receive associate degrees and certificates each year. Cuyamaca College has 125 degree and certificate programs. More than 800 students receive associate degrees and certificates each year.

FLEXIBLE SCHEDULING:

Short-term classes (four, six or eight weeks), open entry-open exit, on-line and blended courses, Saturday courses, and contract education. The many options available contribute to why surveys show that three out of every four East County residents has taken classes at Cuyamaca or Grossmont colleges.

DISTRICT EMPLOYEES:

Faculty and staff:       704 full- time               1,671 part- time

COMMUNITY COMMITMENT:

The district is a major contributor to the East County economy with a total annual impact of more than $477 million in East County through the district's:

  • purchasing of materials, services and supplies
  • making a payroll
  • providing money for investments throughout the community
  • increased student income and taxation.

GROSSMONT COLLEGE
SPECIALIZED
PROGRAMS:

Administration of Justice
Anesthesia Technologist
Cardiovascular Technology
Child Development
Culinary Arts
Digital Media
Emergency Dispatcher

Medical Office Administrative Assistant
Nursing
Occupational Therapy Assistant
Orthopedic Technology
Personal Trainer
Respiratory Therapy
Security Academy
And more

CUYAMACA COLLEGE
SPECIALIZED
PROGRAMS:

Accounting
Automotive Technology
Business/Management
Computer & Information Science
Child Development
Engineering
Elementary Education

Environmental Health & Safety
Graphic Design
Ornamental Horticulture
Paralegal Studies
Real Estate
Water & Wastewater Technology
And more

LOCATION :

Grossmont College, at 8800 Grossmont College Drive, is on a 135-acre mesa in northwest El Cajon, adjacent to the cities of Santee, La Mesa and San Diego. Cuyamaca College is located on 165 acres at 900 Rancho San Diego Parkway in Rancho San Diego, just south of the city of El Cajon. Both colleges are a 20-minute drive east from central San Diego.

GOVERNING BOARD:

Greg Barr, Bill Garrett, Edwin Hiel, Debbie Justeson, Mary Kay Rosinski,
Student  members: Jocelyn Estrada, Zack Gianino

CHANCELLOR:

Cindy L. Miles, Ph.D.

PRESIDENTS:

Sunita V. Cooke, Ph.D.  Grossmont College
Mark J. Zacovic, Ph. D.  Cuyamaca College

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Grossmont-Cuyamaca Community College District