City College offers new degrees, certificate programs


Celia Jimenez

There was a slight increase in enrollment at City College, however it is still down from several years ago. Photo credit: Celia Jimenez / City Times

San Diego City College is offering new degrees, certificates and programs as classes begin for the fall semester for its 15,000 students.

Staff collaborated with a number of employers to develop new programs, according to a press release from the San Diego Community College District.

“A key component of the district’s mission is in workforce development, as we play a major role in growing the regional economy,” said district Chancellor Constance M. Carroll, according to the release.

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 release said.

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.

Students beginning the fall semester on Aug. 22 encountered a major part of the central campus fenced off. The A, D and T Buildings are being renovated, a project expected to last up to two years.