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For many, Oceanside has been home to their family for generations. For others, they arrived seeking a laid-back lifestyle where they could find purposeful work and perhaps raise a family. Our residents are from all walks of life and that diversity contributes to Oceanside’s vibrancy. We want to keep thriving.

With the unprecedented challenges experienced this year, 2020 is undoubtedly a year for the ages. The City of Oceanside is uniquely capable of connecting resources across the community that can stimulate economic empowerment for residents and businesses, and we’re here to help.

That’s why the economic development team is pleased to establish our Hire Local initiative. Through this initiative, the City is nurturing an ecosystem that helps residents up-skill and businesses recruit workers ready for in-demand jobs that accelerate professional and business growth.

By simply absorbing administrative costs, we can help Oceanside residents access tuition-free certificate programs through MiraCosta College. Together, we’ll build an even stronger talent pool that local businesses seek to attract and retain. The dollars we invest up front will be re-invested right back into the community. That way, Oceanside keeps on thriving no matter what comes next.

IS MIRACOSTA COLLEGE RIGHT FOR YOU?

If you answer yes to any of these questions, the tuition-free certificate program may be perfect for you.

  • IS IT TIME TO UPSKILL?

    If you’ve been working in a professional environment for some time, recently laid-off, furloughed or a recent graduate, having technical skills and aptitude is a great differentiator when entering the labor market.

  • IS THE TIME COMMITMENT A CONSIDERATION?

    You can earn your certificate in just one semester.

  • IS IN-CLASS INSTRUCTION PREFERABLE?

    Hands-on, means in-class instruction with a cohort of peers. The College adheres to State and County social distancing and safely protocols which you can learn more about at: link

  • IS LEARNING FROM EXPERTS IMPORTANT?

    Our qualifying certificate programs are led by field experts with years of professional experience rather than just academic.

  • IS COST A FACTOR?

    Thanks to a federal government grant, MiraCosta College can offer these tuition-free certificate programs.

  • IS STAYING IN OCEANSIDE IMPORTANT?

    The City of Oceanside wants to encourage residents to take advantage of the free tuition and will absorb administrative fees for Oceanside residents. Proof of residency is required.

LEARN ABOUT QUALIFYING CERTIFICATE PROGRAMS

MiraCosta College offers a wide variety of certificate and degree programs. The city of Oceanside will absorb administrative fees and extend a $500 bonus after successfully completing six months of employment from a participating company for the following certificate programs as these are the high demand jobs for local businesses:




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Start by creating a Student Interest Profile at: Student Interest Profile

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Create an online account: ctk.apricot.info

Complete your Student Interest Form and Student Application

Submit a photo ID in person or via email to tci@miracosta.edu

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Attend required In-Person Informational Session

The College adheres to State and County social distancing and safety protocols which you can learn more about at: Social Distancing and Safety Protocols

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  • Press Release

    CITY OF OCEANSIDE LAUNCHES HIRE LOCAL INITIATIVE AS GATEWAY FOR IN-DEMAND JOBS Partnership with MiraCosta College helps Oceanside residents upskill and earn tuition-free certificates through December, 2020

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FAQ


How do I get started?

It’s easy to get started. Just complete the Student Interest Profile using this link https://apricot.socialsolutions.com/document/edit/id/new/form_id/15. You will be asked to create a user name and password plus personal contact and demographic information.

The Student Interest Form does say ‘Log-in” in the upper left corner. Immediately underneath, the form reads: Please create a login and password. This is the correct page to start the process.

Tuition is 100% free for all eligible certificate programs. The College will ask for credit card to reserve your interest on a priority basis but the card will not be charged.

Each certificate programs begins at various dates from August – November so it’s important that you create your student interest profile as soon as possible so the College can email you (within 48 hours) with specific details related to your certificate program.

Please click your mouse over each certificate program on the website home page. A detailed flier will pop-up and you can read or download the flier.

There are currently 24 Oceanside employers interested in the Hire Local initiative. The City conducted research with many employers to identify the gap in highly valuable skills needed at their company.

The College designed these certificate programs for fast track training and learning, using field experts and hands-on instruction. Students also benefit from small cohorts of peers. Attendance is required.