MiraCosta College Community Education and Workforce Development

Your new

career

begins at the


technology career institute!

at MiraCosta College

learn • connect • succeed

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.

The Technology Career Institute will be closed for winter break from Friday, December 23-Monday, January 2. We will reopen on Tuesday, January 3 at 9 AM. We want to thank you for your support and look forward to seeing you in the new year!

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so cal's promise

MiraCosta College’s Community Education & Workforce Development department was just awarded a $6 million Department of Labor grant to increase education and training programs throughout San Diego County and the Inland Empire. So Cal’s Promise will fund programs at the Technology Career Institute, as well as at Cuyamaca, Grossmont, and Chaffey community colleges. Read the official DOL news release or learn more about So Cal's Promise.

TCI’s spring bulletin is available in PDF format and online registration will be available on December 16th. Our advanced manufacturing and engineering courses will fill up quickly, so don’t wait to sign up!

about the technology career institute

What do you want to be doing five years from now? Our fast track training programs offer you a place to start and learn new skills to advance your career and to create a better life for you and those around you. The Technology Career Institute was created to help individuals find meaningful employment and fulfilling lives. TCI provides job training in the fields of advanced manufacturing, engineering, healthcare, security, veterinary science and professional skills training.

Our program graduates find it easy to jump right into jobs using the skills they have learned, or to receive higher wages in their current jobs due to an increase in skill level. You don’t have to wait five years to begin, start right now!

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This was definitely one of the most realistic training courses I have been to. The classroom material was beneficial when it came to applying the material in the practical application scenarios. The instructors displayed the best combination of professionalism and experience. I feel confident in my abilities to perform on a high-threat EP team.

The [High Risk Medic] instructors were extremely knowledgeable and motivated about subject matter. Furthermore they are very good about clarifying and explaining relevance of subject. Sharing individual techniques about procedures was hugely beneficial to overall learning. The relaxed atmosphere and colorful vocabulary helped break up the tension, which also helped drive home important points.

It was great to finally put into play everything the course work has taught me, and how a basic day – busy or slow – with a client was pretty much identical to the instructor’s experiences. Excellent scenarios!

Everything that I have learned has encouraged me to work harder. I know where my weaknesses are now and I will work harder on these points.

Kris [our engineering technician instructor] is a great teacher with apparently limitless patience and a boundless passion for learning and science. This course was great primarily because of his work with us every day.

Calandra [our manufacturing instructor] was an incredible instructor who really made the class feels like a family. She used her incredible knowledge to teach me, and better my skills as a mechanist. She is a fantastic instructor and person.

This course [Machinist Technology Program] was amazing. The amount of stuff we learned is way more than I thought that could be done in 3 months. The teaching style pushed me to figure out problems and solutions on my own.

I’ve learned a ton since the start of the [Machinist technology] program. It was very useful information and I like the teaching style being used. It’s a friendly, inviting environment that encourages questions and learning.

I like that Chris [our Certified Anti-Terrorist/Force Protection instructor] can explain any question that I may have. I am a slow learner but Chris does a great job in explaining things to me.

I have had an offer from Securitas, I am going to Gavin De Becker's training academy this month, and I also have an offer from Aegis World Wide. This course has truly set me up for success. It really showed me what opportunities are actually out there. Thank you.


This was definitely one of the most realistic training courses I have been to. The classroom material was beneficial when it came to applying the material in the practical application scenarios. The instructors displayed the best combination of professionalism and experience. I feel confident in my abilities to perform on a high-threat EP team.

take the next step

We offer information sessions for many of our job training programs. The information session offers you the opportunity to learn all about the programs in a relaxed environment. Our instructors will be available at this time to answer all of your questions. Call us at 760.795.6820 to register.

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