SAN MARCOS (January 5, 2016) –  Spring semester classes at Palomar begin Tuesday, January 19, immediately following Martin Luther King Jr. Day. College officials encourage students to enroll as soon as possible, while space is still available in a wide range of classes.

Along with preparations for Spring semester, Palomar College begins the new year with plans for a year-long celebration of the College’s 70th anniversary. The doors for Palomar’s first classes opened in September, 1946.

“We are proud of the solid reputation Palomar College has continued to earn for so many years,” said Interim Superintendent/President Adrian Gonzales. “From serving veterans just returning from World War II to providing career pathways to hundreds of thousands of students through the years, Palomar has contributed so much to individuals and the community at large.”

Whether students plan on transferring to a university or have other education or career goals, Palomar offers classes, including those in English, history, math and the sciences at a number of different times, locations and formats to accommodate different needs. Space is available in a number of English as a Second Language courses plus many other subject areas, from art to business  to water technology to dance.

In addition to the College’s San Marcos location, classes are offered at Palomar’s Escondido Education Center, along with sites at Camp Pendleton, Fallbrook, Pauma, and Mt. Carmel High School.

California community college fees remain the most affordable higher education option at $46 a unit. Palomar College offers more than 250 associate degree and certificate programs, and has classes offered in a variety of formats, including traditional, online, video and Fast Track. For more information, visit


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