San Diego Community College District’s Continuing Education’s 16-week nursing assistant program prepares students to take the state’s Certified Nursing Assistant examination. Photo courtesy SDCCD

Open registration for the fall semester at the San Diego Community College District begins August 5. Students can choose from thousands of classes in more than 400 academic programs at San Diego City, Mesa, and Miramar colleges, and Continuing Education.

Students who complete their transfer requirements at City, Mesa, and Miramar colleges are given priority when transferring to San Diego State University. This year, as many as 15 percent of SDCCD courses will be fully online, opening the doors of education to more working adults or those raising a family.

The 16-week fall semester at City, Mesa, and Miramar colleges begins Aug. 19. Classes are $46 per unit. Shorter term classes also start throughout the semester. Students can register by visiting

Classes at Continuing Education, the largest noncredit program in California, begin Sept. 3 and are free. Go to for more information.