Palomar College

San Marcos, CA

Most Popular Majors

All Majors & Degrees

Arts & Humanities

Major Certificate Program Associates
Ceramic Arts and Ceramics
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts
English Language and Literature
Film, Cinema, Video, Movie Studies
Foreign Languages and Literatures
French Language and Literature
General Music
Humanities/Humanistic Studies
Interior Design
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
Sign Language Interpretation and Translation


Major Certificate Program Associates
Accounting Technology/Technician and Bookkeeping
Administrative Assistant and Secretarial Science
Business Administration and Management
Fashion/Apparel Design
International Business/Trade/Commerce
Medical Administrative/Executive Assistant and Medical Secretary
Real Estate

Communication & Media

Major Certificate Program Associates
Animation, Interactive Media, Video Graphics and Special Effects
Commercial & Advertising Art
Communication Studies/Speech Communication and Rhetoric
Computer Graphics
Graphic Design
Graphic and Printing Equipment Operator, General Production
Photographic and Film/ Video Technology/Technician and Assistant
Public Relations, Advertising and Applied Communication
Publishing & Digital Imaging
Radio and Television
Web Page, Digital Multimedia, Information Resources, and Graphic Design

Culinary Arts & Food Service

Major Certificate Program Associates
Culinary Arts


Major Certificate Program Associates
Education/Teaching of Individuals in Early Childhood Special Education Programs


Major Certificate Program Associates
Architectural Technology/Technician

Family and Consumer Science Professions

Major Certificate Program Associates
Apparel and Textile Marketing Management
Child Care Provider/Assistant
Child Care and Support Services Management

Fitness, Recreation and Leisure Studies

Major Certificate Program Associates
Health and Physical Education

Health & Medical Services

Major Certificate Program Associates
Dental Assisting/Assistant
Emergency Medical Technology/Technician (EMT Paramedic)
Medical/Clinical Assistant
Registered Nurse and Registered Nursing (RN)
Substance Abuse/Addiction Counseling

Interdisciplinary Studies

Major Certificate Program Associates
Biological and Physical Sciences

Legal Professions

Major Certificate Program Associates
Legal Assistant/Paralegal
Legal Studies

Library Professions

Major Certificate Program Associates
Library and Archives Assisting

Life Science

Major Certificate Program Associates
Biology/Biological Sciences

Mathematics and Statistics

Major Certificate Program Associates

Natural Sciences

Major Certificate Program Associates

Security and Protective Service Careers

Major Certificate Program Associates
Criminal Justice/Police Science
Fire Protection and Safety Technology/Technician
Forensic Science and Technology
Homeland Security (DHS, National Security Policy, Disaster Planning and Intelligence)

Skilled Trades

Major Certificate Program Associates
Autobody Repair
Automobile/Automotive Mechanics Technology/Technician
Building/Home/Construction Inspection/Inspector
Cabinet Maker, Millwright and Millwork
Drywall Installation/Drywaller
Other Construction Trades
Sheet Metal Technology/Sheetworking
Welding Technology/Welder

Social Sciences

Major Certificate Program Associates
Ethnic Studies
Other Geography
Social Sciences

Technician Careers

Major Certificate Program Associates
Architectural Drafting and Architectural CAD/CADD
Drafting and Design Technology/Technician
Electrical/Electronics Drafting and Electrical/ Electronics CAD/CADD
Water Quality and Wastewater Treatment Management and Recycling Technology/Technician


Major Certificate Program Associates
Computer Programming/Programmer
Computer Repair and Installation Technology, Technician
Computer Support Specialist
Computer Systems Networking and Telecommunications
Data Entry/Microcomputer Applications
Data Modeling/Warehousing and Database Administration
Information Technology
Web/Multimedia Management and Webmaster

Transportation Careers

Major Certificate Program Associates
Airline/Commercial/Professional Pilot and Flight Crew
Aviation/Airway Management and Operations

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Ratings & Reviews

Overall Rating for Academics:

Rated 3.5 of 5 Stars 3 Reviews

67% of students gave Palomar College 3 stars in Academics.

Student Ratings

Student at This School - Grad Year 2014

Academics Rating

While there are many classes to choose from, I am currently taking four. Depending on the person, some classes are more difficult than others of course. The workload is a lot, therefore, one must really balance their priorities. Just because Palomar is a community college, does not mean that the classes are easier. This is not the case. As mentioned, these classes are a lot of work. Whatever you put into it, is what you will get out of it. All of my classes are about averaged size. For the most part, the professors are very friendly and easy going, but there may be one or two that has a few ground rules that may make you feel like less than an adult. I don't necessarily agree with the a particular "rule" per say, but I do need the credits from the class, so of course I abide.

Palomar College Academic Details

Academic Calendar Semester
Retention Rate 72%
Carnegie Class Associate's--Public Suburban-serving Multicampus

Specialty Study Options

  • Independent Study
  • Accelerated Study
  • Internships
  • Weekend College
  • Day Classes
  • Night Classes
  • Online Classes

Faculty Ethnic Diversity

  • Caucasian: 77
  • Latino: 12
  • Asian: 5
  • African American: 2
  • Unknown and Other: 2
  • American Indian or Alaska native: 1
Caucasian 77
Latino 12
Asian 5
African American 2
Unknown and Other 2
American Indian or Alaska native 1

Faculty at Palomar College

Total Faculty 1,087
Student-to-Faculty Ratio 28
Full-Time Professors 692
Male Faculty 577
Part-Time Professors 859
Women Faculty 510

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