Palomar College

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For the railway station that serves the campus, see Palomar College (NCTD station).
Palomar College
Palomar College logo
Motto Learning for Success
Established 1946
Type Public
President Robert P. Deegan
Academic staff 1,100 as of Fall 2003
Students 26,606[1]
Location Main: San Marcos, CA, USA
Campus Main: Urban; 200 acres (81 ha)
Athletics 24 teams
Colors Scarlet and Silver
Mascot Comets
Website www.palomar.edu

Palomar College is a community college with one campus and six education sites in San Diego County, California, United States. The main campus is located in San Marcos, while the six education sites are located elsewhere throughout north San Diego County. The largest of these is the education center located in Escondido. Other education sites are located at Camp Pendleton, Mt. Carmel High School, Fallbrook High School, the Pauma Indian Reservation, and at Ramona High School.

The Palomar Community College District's facilities improvement measure, Proposition M, was passed by 57% of voters in the November 8, 2006 General Election. As a result, the $694 million provided by the measure, as well as over $200 million in matching funds from the State and an additional $37 million from Proposition 1D, will provide for the implementation of the college's Master Plan 2022.

In 2009, the college developed an "Integrated Planning, Evaluation, and Resource Allocation Decision-Making Model (IPM). This IPM aligns the college's long-range Master Plan, its mid-range Strategic Plan, and its short-range Program Review and Planning processes while also incorporating the new Resource Allocation Model (RAM).[2]

Academic programs[edit]

Palomar College offers more than 250 associate's degrees and certificate programs, and also offers programs for students wishing to transfer to many different four-year universities, including institutions in the University of California and California State University systems.

  • Academic Divisions:
    • Arts, Media, Business and Computer Systems
    • Career, Technical and Extended Education
    • Languages and Literature
    • Mathematics and The Natural and Health Sciences
    • Social and Behavioral Sciences.
    • Emergency Medical Education
    • Fire Technology
    • Emergency Management

Media, newspapers and magazines[edit]

Associated Student Government[edit]

The Governing Board of the Palomar Community College District has authorized the students of the District to organize a student body association named "Associated Students of the Palomar Community College District".[3] The governing body of that association is named "Associated Student Government".[4]

The Associated Student Government is a student run organization at Palomar that strives to create a better campus for its students. Members of the ASG serve on campus-wide shared-governance committees and hiring committees, lobby State and Federal representatives on student issues, attend leadership conferences, and are responsible for Comet Week, Springfest, and some campus-wide activities. Members of the ASG have opportunities to attend conferences, special on-campus parking, and serve on campus wide committees as the "voice of the students."

Buildings[edit]

List of Buildings
Name Full Name Constructed Remodeled Demolished Renamed
A Administration 1960 1966, 1987, 1992 2015 (est.)
AA/ST Administration Annex 1974 1976, 1978, 1988
AF Adjunct Facilities
B Business 1960 1978, 1989 2011
BB Baseball Field 2014-2015 (est.)
BBFLD Baseball Field 1950s/1960s N/A 2015 (est.)
BE Behavioral Science 1978 2011, 2014
BES Behavioral Science A 1978 2014
BOEHM Art Gallery 1966 1979, 1993
C Art Complex 1966 1978, 1994
CCC Child Care Center 1975 N/A 2015 (est.) 1993
CDA Child Development #1 1983 1978, 1994 2015 (est.)
CDB Child Development #2 1975 1993 2015 (est.)
CDC Child Development #3 1972 N/A 2015 (est.)
CDC Child Development Center 2014-2015 (est.)
CES California English School 1992
CH Chemistry 1965 1988 2008
CP Campus Police 1993 2004-2005
CS
CT Racquetball Courts & Weight Training Center 1976 2002
D Music 1966 1979, 1993
DOME Gymnasium 1958 2000
DSP&S Disabled Resource Center 1974 1986
E Math 1960 1993, 2012 2015 (est.)
EL
ES Earth Science 1965 1978 2008
ET Educational Theatre 1979 N/A N/A 1983
ETV Educational Television 1965 1972, 1976, 1993
F Foreign Language & Photography 1960 1964, 1989, 2014
FASH Fashion Design 1992
FCS Family & Consumer Sciences 1993 N/A 2015 (est.)
FTFLD Football Field 1950s
G (Dome) Gymnasium 1958 2000
GJ Graphics Communications 1978 1988, 2011, 2014
GMS
GN
H Humanities 2011-2014
HBT Howard Brubeck Theatre 1979 2000, 2011–2013
HC Health Center 1978 2011
HH Health Services 1974 N/A N/A 1986
HS Health Sciences 2009-2010
HT High Technology 2005-2007 N/A N/A 2006
HUM Humanities 2011-2014 N/A N/A 2013
IRIS
IS
IT Industrial Technology 1956 1965, 1966 2015 (est.)
ITC Industrial Technology Center 2009-2012
J Maintenance Complex 1965
L Library 1956 N/A N/A 1985
LRC Learning Resource Center (New Library) 2014-2016 (est.)
LL Library and Learning Resource Center 1983 1999
LS Life Science 1965 1978 2008
M Men’s Locker Room 1955 1960, 1964
MB Modular Buildings 2008 N/A 2011 (15/16)
MIB Multidisciplinary Instructional Building 2009-2011 N/A N/A 2010
MD Multidisciplinary 2009-2011
N Auto Shop 1967 N/A 2015 (est.)
NA Nursing Classroom A 1978
NB Nursing Classroom B 1978
NO Nursing Offices 1978 2011 N/A 2011
NS Natural Sciences 2005-2007
O Women’s Locker Room 1965
P Humanities/Social Sciences 1965 1972, 1976, 1993, 2014 2011 (north)
PA
PAC Performing Arts Center 2011-2013
PAO Public Affairs Office
PL Planetarium 2010-2012
POOL Swimming Pool 1971 1976
Q Electronics and Telecommunications 1965
R Student Union/Café/ Bookstore 1958 N/A N/A  ??
RC Reading Center 1978 1983, 1992, 2014
RF Reading and Food Services 1992
RQ Racquetball Courts & Weight Training Center 1976 2002 N/A  ??
RS Receiving and Shipping 1974 1985, 1992
S Science I 1956 N/A 2008
SBFLD Softball Field  ??
SC Speech and Communications 1978 N/A 2015 (est.)
SCFLD Soccer Field 2005-2006
SHS Student Health Services 1986 N/A 2014-15 (est.)
SSC Student Services Center 1956 1964, 1985
STB
STM
STX
SU Student Union/Café/Bookstore 1958 1964, 1975, 1978, 1980, 2002–2003, 2011 2002 (Old)
SW Swimming Pool Complex 1971 1976
T Trades & Industry 1979 2012-2013, 2014
TCA EOP&S 1978
TCB TRIO & Telescope 1978
TLC Teaching Learning Center 2011-2013
TNCRT Tennis Courts 1960s
TRACK Track & Field 1950s
TS
TSA
TT
U Communication Offices 1972
W Behavioral Sciences Offices 1972 N/A 2011
WFC The Wellness Fitness Center 1994

Clubs[edit]

There are many student run clubs at Palomar College, including:

Athletics[edit]

  • Men’s and women’s
    • Basketball
    • Volleyball
    • Tennis
    • Soccer
    • Swimming
    • Water polo
    • Cross country
  • Other Sports
    • Football
    • Baseball
    • Softball
    • Golf
    • Wrestling
    • Track and Field.

Notable alumni[edit]

References[edit]

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 33°08′58″N 117°11′05″W / 33.1494°N 117.1848°W / 33.1494; -117.1848