- College Programs
- From Here to Career
Anyone can go to college, and we can help you get there!
Student Resources Available (at no additional cost)
FREE Tuition & Fees
Financial Aid & Emergency Grants
Individualized Academic Counseling
Tutoring & Academic Support
Cultural, Academic, & Career Field Trips
Transportation (Gas Cards, Bus Passes)
Health & Wellness Services
On-Site Medical Services
Job Placement Assistance
Work Study Programs
Career & Work Skills Workshops
Immigration & Refugee Legal Services
Veterans & Active Duty Services
Conferences & Internships
Contact us to find out which programs
you may qualify for and how to apply.
Frequently Asked Questions
How much does it cost?
MOST students can attend college for FREE. English and high school diploma classes at Adult Education are also free. Adult Ed's career programs are low cost – and students may qualify for discounts or grants to cover the cost of classes, textbooks, or other supplies.
How do I pay for college?
The federal FAFSA or state DACA forms drive most financial aid. There are also scholarships, cash grants, and fee waivers available. Financial aid can also help you pay for books and supplies. You can apply at any time!
Are evening and online classes available?
Yes! Many classes are offered in the evenings, online, or hybrid to accommodate the needs of working students.
How do I enroll?
To attend a community college, you must enroll through the state application CCCApply. Adult Ed. has its own enrollment forms. Our staff can assist you through this process from beginning to end.
What is the class schedule?
College semesters last 16 weeks and start in Fall or Spring. We also offer 8-week condensed classes at the start and middle of each semester.
How much time do I need to commit?
A full load of college classes (4 classes, 12 units) is like a full-time job, and will take 30-40 hours of time per week. Enrolling part-time can reduce this load, but it will take longer to complete a program.
What level of English do I need?
No English level is required for most classes, but approximately 4 semesters of English prepare most students for college-level classes.
Additional Resources Available through East Region Adult Education
The ERAE transition team offers support for students re-entering education, transitioning to college, and moving on to careers.
English Language Acquisition
Programs prepare students at all levels for college, careers, and citizenship, and are offered throughout the day at a variety of locations.
High School Diploma/Equivalency
Complete your diploma by preparing for a test or by completing coursework. The College Path Acceleration Program (CPAP) allows students to complete their high school diploma and enroll in college at the same time, and it’s FREE.
Areas of Study
At Cuyamaca (C) and Grossmont (G)
Business & Professional Studies (C)
Real estate, paralegal, business leadership, and office management
Automotive Technology (C)
Ford and GM certified programs, general automotive repair and technology
Graphic Design (C)
Web and print design, branding, and illustration
Center for Water Studies (C)
Water and wastewater supply, treatment, and management
Land, route, and construction surveying, mapping, GPS, and photogrammetry
Environmental Health & Safety Mgmt. (C)
Employee safety, environmental and hazardous waste management
Computer-aided Drafting & Design (C)
Engineering, manufacturing, and drafting using computer-based technologies
Ornamental Horticulture (C)
Landscaping, floral design, nursery and urban land management
Child Development (G,C)
Education and training to help develop infants, toddlers, and preschoolers
Business Office Technology (G,C)
Preparation for careers in office technologies, accounting, and administration
Computer & Information Science (G,C)
Cybersecurity, web design, IT support, block chain technology, and drone technology
Culinary Arts (G)
Sous chef, executive chef, pastry arts, and restaurant management
Business Administration (G)
Project management, leadership, and finance
Management, Marketing, & Business (G)
Supply chain, global trade, human resources, customer service, and marketing
Administration of Justice (G)
Law enforcement, forensics, corrections, and security
Allied Health and Nursing (G)
Nursing, cardiovascular, allied health sciences, occupational and respiratory therapy