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About MiraCosta College Community Education & Workforce Development

MiraCosta College's Technology Career Institute (TCI) is part of MiraCosta College’s Community Education & Workforce Development department. We offer our local community members the opportunity to enhance their lives and their careers with low cost, hassle-free classes, workshops and programs.  From enrichment classes to job training programs, we provide the types of classes that make it easy for you to reach your goals, no matter what age. All of our programs and classes are fee-based and not-for-credit. We offer a 487 hour machinist technology training that typically takes 13-weeks to complete. We have a 93% retention rate and a 92% employment rate. In addition, we have a 600 hour engineering technician program and a 92 hour welding course. For more information about our advanced manufacturing programs, check out our new website!

Spring 2017 Classes-Online Enrollment Begins 12/16/16

You will be able to enroll into our Spring 2017 classes and workshops at this website on Friday, December 16th.  Or, contact our office at 760-795-6820 and we can enroll you over the phone with a Visa, Discover or MasterCard.  The hard copy Community Education Bulletin will be mailed the first part of January 2017-be on the look out for it in your mailbox. 

Friday Tours

We invite you to come by and see our new location and sign up for a Community Education class or excursion. We are offering tours every Friday at 9 a.m. Please email us at  or call our office at 760-795-6820 to schedule a tour.

Workforce Development

If you need to find a job quickly, redirect your career, or upgrade your professional skills, turn to MiraCosta College Community Education & Workforce Development.  We do it better, faster, and for a fraction of the cost you would spend at a private college! Most of our work skills programs provide opportunities to work with the instructors or career counselors on resumes, interview skills, and job placement. Upon completion of each course, students will receive a Certificate of Accomplishment from MiraCosta College. Check out our Engineering TechnicianFacility Technician, or our Machinist Technology Program. Sign up for more information by completing our INTEREST FORM.

Certificate of Accomplishment

Need to show the world that you took one of our excellent courses, workshops or programs?  A Certificate of Accomplishment is available upon completion of any Community Education course or series of courses for just $15 per certificate.  Call for details 760.795.6820.

Classes and Workshop Refund and Transfer Policy

Refunds will be made up to three business days prior to class start date.   No refunds will be given once a class has started. A $10 cancellation fee for regular classes and a $25 cancelation fee for work skills certificate programs will be retained for each refund. A full refund will be given if a class is canceled due to low enrollment. Unused attendance is not transferable to another class session.  Transfers will be approved up to three business days prior to the class start date.  Students must receive a verbal approval from Community Education before a transfer is complete.  

Drivers Education & English Language Institute

Our Drivers Education and English Language Institute programs are now located in Building T510 and T520 at the Oceanside Campus, 1 Barnard Drive, Oceanside, CA  92056.  Direct phone line to this office is 760-795-6825.  Below are links to campus maps for your convenience:

For more information, don't hesitate to contact our office at 760.795.6820   

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We are offering FREE information sessions for many of our Work Skills Programs:


Advanced Manufacturing & Engineering - at Technology Career Institute, 2075 Las Palmas Dr, Carlsbad

  • Thursday, January 19 at 6 PM (informational only)

  • Wednesday, March 1 at 6 PM (testing and interviews are on   Wednesday,  March 8 at 6 PM)

  • Tuesday, April 4 at 9 AM (testing and interviews are immediately following the information session)

Aviation Classes - at Technology Career Institute, 2075 Las Palmas Dr, Carlsbad

  • Thursday, February 9 at 5:30 PM

Phlebotomy Technician - at Technology Career Institute, 2075 Las Palmas Dr, Carlsbad

  • Tuesday, February 7 at 5:30 PM*

*Note: a mandatory math and reading comprehension assessment (approx 10th grade) will be given right after information session, at 6:30 PM. (to brush up on math skills, go to


Solar Photovoltaic Associate - at Landes Recreation Center, 2855 Cedar Rd, Oceanside

  • Tuesday, January 31 at 5 PM

Veterinary Assistant - at Miracosta Oceanside Campus, 1 Barnard Dr, Oceanside, Room 7001

  • Tuesday, January 17 at 6 PM*

*Note: a mandatory math and reading comprehension assessment (approx 10th grade level) will be given right after information session, at 7:00 PM (to brush up on math skills, go to


Welding Classes - at Landes Recreation Center, 2855 Cedar Rd, Oceanside

  • Tuesday, January 10 at 5 PM

Career Step Online Medical Programs Information Session - at Technology Career Institute, 2075 Las Palmas Dr, Carlsbad

  • Wednesday, February 1 at 6 PM 

If you are interested in any of our Work Skills programs, please complete an interest form by clicking  here: INTEREST FORM.  If you would like to register for an information session, please access our online regisration system go to: or contact our office at 760-795-6820.

  • We offer a wide variety of highly interactive courses through Ed2Go that you can take entirely over the Internet. All of our courses are led by expert instructors, many of whom are nationally known authors. Our online courses are affordable, fun, fast, convenient, and geared just for you.  Go to
  • Not-For-Credit Online Certificate Programs, in partnership with Gatlin Education (a subsidiary of Ed2Go). For a list of programs, go to: or call 855.520.6806. Open Enrollment. 
  • Not-For-Credit Online Medical Programs, in partnership with Career Step: Medical Coding and Billing with PCS, Medical Transcription & Editing, Pharmacy Technician. For more information, go to or call 877-225-7151.  Open Enrollment.  

  • Not-For-Credit Online Electronics & Robotics Programs, in partnership with George Brown College: Electronics Technician;  Electromechanical Technician; Programmable Logic Controller Technician; Robotics Technician Certificate. For more information, go to or call 866-277-0881. Open Enrollment.

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MiraCosta College
Community Education & Workforce Development
2075 Las Palmas Drive, Carlsbad, CA 92011