October 7, 2015


Palomar College, established in 1946, is a public, two-year college in San Marcos. Palomar Community College District covers approximately 2,555-square-miles in North San Diego County.  The College offers more than 250 degree and certificate programs and more than 24,000 students attend classes.   In addition to San Marcos, the college offers classes at the Escondido Education Center, as well as at Camp Pendleton, Fallbrook High School, Pauma, and Mt. Carmel High School.


Palomar College is hosting a community forum to share information about the new South Education Center, located at 11111 Rancho Bernardo Road, San Diego.  The college is scheduled to begin construction on the facility in February 2016, and plans to offer classes at the site starting fall 2017.  The Palomar College South Education Center will serve the southern portion of Palomar Community College District, including the communities of Rancho Bernardo, 4S Ranch, Rancho Penasquitos, Santa Luz, Del Sur, Sabre Springs, Carmel Mountain Ranch, Poway and Ramona.


Wednesday, October 28
6:30 – 8:00 p.m.


Mt. Carmel High School Gymnasium
9550 Carmel Mountain Rd
San Diego, CA 92129


Palomar College purchased a 27-acre property in June 2010 to house a new education center in the southern portion of the District.  The site currently includes an 110,000-square-foot building, as well as a three-story parking structure.  The site was purchased using Proposition (Prop) M general obligation bond funds; Prop M is a $694 million bond, approved by District voters in November 2006.  The South Education Center was identified in the District’s Master Plan 2022.

For More Information:

Laura Gropen, Director, Public Affairs, 760-744-1150 x2152


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Media Contact:

Laura Gropen, Director, Public Affairs, 760-744-1150, ext. 2152

Melinda Finn, Public Affairs, 760-744-1150, ext. 2365