MiraCosta College Selected to Receive Grant from Strada Education Network’s Employer and Community College Partnership Challenge
Strada Education Network selected MiraCosta College's Biomanufacturing program to receive a grant through Strada’s Employer and Community College Partnership Challenge. Strada awarded this $400,000 grant as part of an effort to support innovative collaborations across the country between community colleges and employers in their region. MiraCosta College also will participate with Strada in a community of practice to learn from other select community college-employer partnerships around the country.
MiraCosta College has received a state grant of almost $2.9 million that will be used to offer internships, mentoring, and financial support to encourage students to pursue careers in stem cell research and manufacturing.
The MiraCosta Community College District maintains the highest credit ratings from both Moody’s Investors Services (Moody’s) and Standard & Poor’s Global (S&P), receiving a AAA from Standard and Poor's Global and a AAA from Moody’s. This is the third time MiraCosta has received each agency's top rating, having also earned the same ratings in 2017 and 2020.
Members of the public are invited to attend MiraCosta College’s Annual Community Leaders Breakfast: Report to the Region on Friday, October 21, at the Cape Rey Resort in Carlsbad.
MiraCosta College has been awarded a $3 million federal grant that will increase academic and social supports for Latinx students and better connect their education as a pathway to high-demand careers. The MiraCosta College Foundation has also stepped up to match a portion of the annual grant funds to create a longer-lasting endowment to ensure the grant will have impact beyond its five-year term.
MiraCosta College’s groundbreaking program that offers bachelor’s degrees in biomanufacturing has been recognized with a national award honoring its efforts to promote diversity.
A new $18.1 million state grant to the San Diego and Imperial counties region will be used to better prepare high school and college students for the workplace and offer paid internships that lead to high- paying careers. With companies around the region struggling to find skilled workers, the project aims to build a diverse pipeline of qualified workers to fill labor shortages now and in the future.
Extensive construction, renovation, and design activities are underway at MiraCosta College, part of the District’s comprehensive capital improvement program, providing major facility transformations, new construction, upgraded instructional technology, and safety and accessibility enhancements.
The MiraCosta Community College District Board of Trustees on June 24, 2022, unanimously appointed Raye Clendening to a seat vacated by the resignation of Dr. David Broad. Clendening will represent Area 6, the northernmost portion of the MiraCosta College District, which includes north Oceanside.
MiraCosta College to offer certificate in Affordable Housing Management in partnership with San Diego Housing Federation
Beginning in Fall 2022, MiraCosta College will launch a new, free program leading to a certificate of completion in Affordable Housing Management, which will prepare students to enter the workforce at the management level in a quickly growing industry that is eager for more and diverse applicants.
The MiraCosta Music Department has received two 2022 Student Music Awards from the nation’s premier jazz magazine, DownBeat.
The contaminated water that affected thousands of residents of Flint, Michigan gets a fresh retelling in a new play, Flint, being presented at MiraCosta College starting April 28.
MiraCosta College Foundation announced that Beatriz Aguilar, director of noncredit and adult education programs at MiraCosta College, received the prestigious Excellence in Continuing Education Award from the Association of Community and Continuing Education (ACCE).
WHAT: Groundbreaking ceremony to mark the start of construction for the new
Theresia M. Heyden Hall for Nursing and Allied Health at the Oceanside Campus.
WHEN: Wednesday, April 27, 2022, 9 a.m.
WHERE: MiraCosta College, 1 Barnard Drive, Oceanside. Please park in Lot 5A and head to the north end of the lot. View map | Get directions
MIRACOSTA COLLEGE TECHNOLOGY CAREER INSTITUTE HIRES CHRIS ING, M.A., C.E.M., AS PART OF $3.5M PROGRAM AND CURRICULUM EXPANSION
State Funding Allows for 50% Tuition Reduction for Many High-Demand, Technology-Focused Career Programs
March 16, 2020 – MiraCosta College Technology Career Institute (TCI) is excited to announce it has recruited Chris Ing to facilitate a state pilot program for California community colleges. The $3.5 million dollar funding from California Assembly Bill AB132 is designed to pay students during their internship with local businesses that partner with the College's career institute.
Every year more than a thousand community college students from all over the country apply for the prestigious Jack Kent Cooke Scholarship. The Undergraduate Scholarship helps transfer students cover the final two or three years necessary to earn bachelor’s degrees. From this year’s pool of 1,200 applicants from 35 states, five MiraCosta students were selected as semi-finalists for the scholarship.
The new facility will serve as the campus’s arts hub with an art gallery, media arts lab, and display area
for student works.
The design of MiraCosta’s future new Arts and Media Building at the Oceanside Campus is underway, creating a state-of-the-art hub on campus and bringing together arts programs currently located in multiple buildings.
Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society (PTK) recognized Dr. Sunita “Sunny'' Cooke, Superintendent/President of MiraCosta College with the prestigious honor of the Shirley B. Gordon Award of Distinction. Dr. Cooke will be presented with the award during PTK’s Catalyst 2022, the society’s annual convention in Denver, Colorado, April 7-9, 2022.
The MiraCosta College Board of Trustees elected a new President and Vice President during the regularly scheduled board meeting on Thursday, December 16, 2021. Anna Pedroza will assume the role of president and Frank Merchat as vice president. Board President Pedroza will preside over the Board meetings beginning January 27, 2022.
MiraCosta College recognizes the dedication and sacrifices of the brave individuals who have answered the Constitution’s call to “provide for the common defense.” We salute you! Thank you for your service and sacrifice
The MiraCosta College 2020-21 Annual Report themed “Behind Every Mask is a Face of Resilience” is ready to view online.
In collaboration with MiraCosta College Outreach Department and International Office, the MiraCosta College Public Information Office (PIO) has launched a new virtual tour experience highlighting MiraCosta College Oceanside Campus' various services, academic departments, and a slice of student life.
The Aspen Institute has named MiraCosta College as one of the 150 entities eligible to compete for the $1 million Aspen Prize for Community College Excellence, one of the nation’s highest awards honoring achievement and performance of America’s community colleges. The colleges selected for this honor stand out among more than 1,000 community colleges nationwide as having high and improving levels of student success, as well as equitable outcomes for Black and Hispanic students and those from lower-income backgrounds
Local business leaders, elected officials, community members, donors, and others are invited to join MiraCosta College for the Community Leader’s Open House of the Community Learning Center.
MiraCosta College's BrewTech program has earned the Grand National Championship title in the U.S. Open College Beer Championship. First-time contender in the championship, MiraCosta College won gold medals for their Hefeweizen, Pale Ale, Spring IPA, and Stout, plus a silver for their Raspberry Berliner.