92056 One Barnard Drive
MiraCosta average student’s enrollment is 8,000. It has 181 full time and 474 part-time faculty members. MiraCosta College has on of the highest UC transfer rates of all community colleges in San Diego County. Most popular transfer institutions: UCSD, CSU San Marcos.
College student resources include: Library and Information Hubs at both the Oceanside and San Elijo campuses; more than 1,000 networked computers for student use; Wellness Center at the Oceanside Campus; free tutoring in nearly every subject; more than 1,500 students participate in Service Learning projects related to class curricula; Honors Scholars Program and active national honor society.
Some of the college activities are: Weekly “College Hour” events at noon; many cultural events and performing arts featuring guest artists as well as student work; more than 30 student clubs
The noncredit ESL program offers seven levels of ESL instruction. Students take a CASAS placement test during registration and are placed in one of the seven levels based on their listening and reading skills. The program levels chart provides recommended entry level CASAS scores and descriptions for the seven levels of ESL instruction.
MiraCosta College’s noncredit Vocational English as a Second Language program at the Community Learning Center offers courses that will help students explore career options, prepare to get a job, improve their English skills for the current job, or study for a career.
Students may enroll in the afternoon or evening classroom course in which they practice English for getting a job, communicating in the workplace, working as part of a team, and completing important speaking, reading and writing tasks and projects related to work.
An open-entry, self-paced VESL lab is a convenient class option for students who may not be able to attend a regular course due to schedule conflicts. In this class, students study independently, with the guidance of an instructor, at his/her own speed.
Citizenship instruction is offered in the Community Learning Lab. This open entry course allows students to have a flexible schedule and personalized instruction. Students are required to attend a 30 minute explanation of the class.
They work at their own pace when the Community Learning Lab is open. They complete individualized citizenship assignments using computers, videos and instructional packets.
MiraCosta College has a new program where students can study English at home. They may study with friends and family. Students check out videos and buy or borrow a book. A teacher will review the work and help with any problems. The teacher will be happy to meet with students individually or in small group.
ESL students have the opportunity to enroll in Saturday school. There are two levels of English language instruction from 9:00am-12:00pm. Classes meet 20 hours per week. The cost of the program is $1,875 for an 8-week session.