University description (as per official university website)
Palomar College was founded in 1946. The main campus covers approximately 200 acres in San Marcos, California. Palomar College also has eight additional satellite centers in San Diego County. The college offers more than 250 associate degrees and certificate programs.
Palomar College offers a number of courses and programs including administration of justice, business management, computer science and information systems, and foreign languages.
Palomar College includes several studentsí clubs such as the Engineering Club, Pre-Med Club, College Republicans of Palomar College, Geoscience Connection, Archaeology Club, Photography Club, Anime Club, The Fellowship of Christian Athletes, Palomar College Democrats, Speech and Debate Club, and Phi Theta Kappa.
Some notable alumni of Palomar College are Candi Kubeck, the captain of ValuJet Flight 592 that crashed on May 11, 1996 into the Florida Everglades; and Gene Knight, the popular San Diego radio personality.
Our mission is to provide an engaging teaching and learning environment for students of diverse origins, experiences, needs, abilities, and goals. As a comprehensive college, we support and encourage students who are pursuing transfer-readiness, general education, basic skills, career and technical training, aesthetic and cultural enrichment, and lifelong education. We are committed to promoting the learning outcomes necessary for our students to contribute as individuals and global citizens living responsibly, effectively, and creatively in an interdependent and changing world.
Palomar College is dedicated to achieving student success and cultivating a love of learning. Through ongoing planning and self-evaluation, we strive to improve performances and outcomes. In creating the learning and cultural experiences that fulfill our mission and ensure the publicís trust, we are guided by our core values of
* Excellence in teaching, learning, and service
* Integrity as the foundation for all we do
* Access to our programs and services
* Equity and the fair treatment of all in our policies and procedures
* Diversity in learning environments, philosophies, cultures, beliefs, and people
* Inclusiveness of individual and collective viewpoints in collegial decision-making processes
* Mutual respect and trust through transparency, civility, and open communications
* Creativity and innovation in engaging students, faculty, staff, and administrators
* Physical presence and participation in the community