Integrated Planning


Transforming lives for a better future.


Palomar College respects each of our students' experiences and supports them to achieve academic success. As a community college, we encourage our students to embrace the best version of themselves and prepare them to engage with our local and global communities.

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In creating the learning and cultural experience that fulfill our mission, we are committed to serving our community, including historically and currently marginalized and racially minoritized populations. In doing so, we are guided by the core values of:

We make education possible for everyone.

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
We recognize and respect diversity, seek to foster a culture of inclusion and belonging, and strive to address inequities.

Academic Excellence
We provide quality programs and robust course offerings to support students who are pursuing transfer-readiness, general education, career and technical training, aesthetic and cultural enrichment, and lifelong education.

Student Focused
We offer a caring and supportive environment that addresses the holistic and distinct needs of our students.

We are an integral part of our region and strive to foster meaningful relationships within our college and local communities.

Master Planning

Palomar College's master planning is shaped by the College's Vision, Mission, and Values and reflects the College's top priority of student success.

The Educational Master Plan (EMP) establishes long-range goals of the College and drives all other College plans. The Facilities Master Plan supports the EMP. Each is completed on a 12-year cycle with a comprehensive update in year six.

Three-year strategic plans, action plans, progress and summary reports, and supporting data.

Plan that promotes success of and provide support to students with disproportionate impact.

Annual reports to the Governing Board on student enrollments, demographics, achievement, etc.

 Goals for student access, retention, completion, and community engagement/fiscal stability.

Systematic identification and prioritization of the District's staffing needs over a six-year period.

Broad technology goals designed to support the District's strategic goals and sustain ongoing operations.

Program Review - Comprehensive and annual review of instructional programs and non-instructional departments