SAN MARCOS (August 9, 2013) –  Administrators at Palomar College have added more than 100 class sections in order to accommodate the nearly 25,000 students expected to attend classes during fall semester, which begins Monday, August 19. The total number of class sections to be offered is more than 2,500. In addition to added course options, students will find newly-opened facilities at both the San Marcos campus and the completely-remodeled Escondido Education Center.

On the San Marcos campus, the new Performing Arts Complex features a remodeled Howard Brubeck Theatre with state-of-the-art light and sound, along with a smaller “black box” theatre, dance studios, a large courtyard and more. In addition to being a venue for upcoming performances, the complex provides classroom space  for several performing arts courses.

The newly-remodeled T-building houses cabinet and furniture technology, welding technology, and an auto body paint booth. Also on the San Marcos campus, a brand new Teaching and Learning Center will open later in the fall semester. Changes in the food services area  include the installation of a  Jamba Juice store in the Student Union on the San Marcos campus.

Along with a brand new look for the exterior of Palomar’s Escondido Education Center, classrooms, offices, restrooms and other areas have been completely remodeled and upgraded.

California community college fees remain an affordable higher education option at $46 a unit. Palomar College offers more than 300 associate degree and certificate programs, and offers classes in a variety of formats, including traditional, online, video and Fast Track. For more information, visit


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Melinda Finn, Public Affairs Office, 760-744-1150, ext. 2365
Laura Gropen, Public Affairs Office, 760-744-1150 x2152