SAN MARCOS (June 16, 2014) – Summer session is now underway at Palomar College. The six and eight-week summer sessions feature a cross-section of basic classes in math, English and history, as well as a variety of other subject areas including business, world languages, chemistry, American Sign Language, kinesiology, psychology and performing arts.

Superintendent/President Robert P. Deegan reported that a week before classes started enrollment figures were up nearly 18% for the summer session. “We’ve added a number of classes to accommodate  increased numbers of students,” he said.

While classes are filling up quickly, there are still a number of seats available. The final deadline for adding classes for both six- and eight-week sessions is Monday, June 23 (requires permission code from instructor if the class is closed or for all classes after June 19). For the most up-to-date listing of open classes, visit the College website at

The brand new Humanities Building, centrally located on the San Marcos campus, is open for summer classes. An official Grand Opening is scheduled for the fall 2014 semester. The 90,000-square-foot, three-story building houses the following disciplines: English/Humanities, English as a Second Language, Reading, Speech/Forensics/American Sign Language, World Languages and Journalism. Classes in some of these areas will begin in their new Humanities building location in the fall.

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


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