Get ahead during summer session


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Registration for the summer session will open to all students on May 2, and both Grossmont and Cuyamaca colleges are adding resources to help students earn units.

Affordable, flexible, and fast classes will be offered both online and in-person for the summer at both colleges, and students can choose online or in-person learning. These 

summer courses offer community college students great opportunities to advance their education and training, but they’re also valuable for students in the University of California and California State University systems who wish to complete required courses during the summer and enhance their overall college experience. The summer session begins June 13 and wraps up Aug. 4, with classes ranging from a few days to eight weeks.

Grossmont College is offering nearly 200 classes on a wide range of subjects, including core college courses in topics such as biology, chemistry, economics, history, and languages. Also being offered are classes in 

Administration of Justice and Criminal Law, Photography, The History of Rock Music, Mass Media and Society, Pastry Skills in Chocolate Preparation, and many more. Grossmont College is also offering several courses in the Business Office Technology Program such as Essential Word, Essential Excel, and Google Applications for Business. The Business Office Technology Program is part of Grossmont's Career Education, offering students the skills needed for in-demand jobs in the region. A full listing of Grossmont’s summer classes, along with guidance on how to register, can be found here:

Cuyamaca College is offering about 100 courses, many of them core college classes that students need to transfer to four-year colleges and universities. Students can also register for many other courses that offer practical instruction and training for in-demand jobs – including in automotive technology, graphic design, child development, and water/wastewater management. The college is also offering a wide variety of other academic courses including Art Appreciation, Business Communication, Engineering Mechanics-Dynamics, Music, World Religions, and many more. A full listing of Cuyamaca’s summer classes, along with guidance on how to register, can be found here:

With hundreds of affordable, flexible, and fast courses offered this summer, GCCCD is providing an essential need for people throughout East County: high-quality, affordable college education and valuable workforce training  that will fuel economic growth and prosperity. 

Enrollment, registration and financial aid information for both colleges are available at

The district’s two colleges, Grossmont College in El Cajon and Cuyamaca College in Rancho San Diego, together serve about 24,000 students.


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