college website: www.sdmiramar.edu
Honored by Community College Week in 2014 as one of America’s fastest growing community colleges, San Diego Miramar College is located on 120 acres in the fast-growing Mira Mesa/Scripps Ranch suburban area of San Diego along the I-15 corridor. Originally opened as a training facility for San Diego's law enforcement personnel and firefighters in 1969, Miramar College offers over 120 associate degrees, certificates, and comprehensive transfer programs to students transferring to University of California, California State Universities and private universities. Each semester, around 13,000 students of all ages, ethnicities and backgrounds attend Miramar College classes. Partnerships with local industry and the City and County of San Diego prepare students for high demand and well-paying careers in the highly competitive labor market, including biotechnology, paralegal (ABA approved), aviation (FAA-certified), automotive, diesel, and alternative fuels technologies.
Miramar College is home to the Southern California Biotechnology Center, the Advanced Transportation and Energy Center, and the San Diego Regional Public Safety Institute. Since 1969, the college has provided training for nearly all law enforcement officers and firefighters within San Diego County. The Institute also trains emergency medical technicians (EMTs) and offers the only open water lifeguard degree in the world.
Due to the passage of public bond measures Propositions "S" and "N" respectively, the College has increased its capacity to serve its students, through the completion of the following new building and expansion projects since 2009:
-Hourglass Athletics complex (in conjunction with the City of San Diego)
-Library/Learning Resource Center
-Student Services Center
-Arts & Humanities building
-Business & Math building
-Fire Technology & EMT building
-Heavy Duty Advanced Transportation Technology center
-Science building expansion
-Automotive Technology center expansion
-Aviation Maintenance Technology center expansion
-Student Resource building
-College Administration building
-multi-level parking garage & College Police substation
-Transit Center (for public transportation uses)
Today, Miramar College is a sleek, modern state-of-the-art campus, with cutting-edge technology in place to better educate the students of the 21st century.