MiraCosta College Catalog


MiraCosta College publishes a new catalog every year. The catalog includes information about courses, programs, academic resources, and student services. The catalog also describes most of the policies and regulations that affect students, and students are responsible for becoming familiar with this information.

The information published in the catalog is effective for the academic year beginning with the fall semester and concluding with the summer intersession. This catalog is effective Fall 2015 through Summer 2016.

You can locate information in the catalog by selecting a specific category from the menu on the left, by using the Index, or by entering a specific topic in the Search Catalog box. The catalog or individual pages from it are available for download by selecting the PDF options pull-down menu above. Previous years' catalogs are available at http://www.miracosta.edu/schedules.html.

Statement of Assurance

MiraCosta College has made every reasonable effort to ensure the accuracy of this catalog at the time it was published; however, the college reserves the right to make changes to the information contained herein as circumstances require. In the event a correction or update is warranted, the college will publish an addendum to the online catalog, which is the official catalog of record.

Catalog Rights

The requirements for degrees, certificates, and general education may change during the time a student attends MiraCosta College, and these changes are reflected in the catalog.

Catalog rights are established when a student first takes classes at MiraCosta, and they are maintained through continual enrollment at the college. These rights protect students from being held responsible for changes made to their academic programs in the years that follow their initial enrollment. To be considered continually enrolled, a student must have received a letter grade (including "W") for each semester. A one-semester leave, however, will not negate a student's continuing status.

The catalog used to determine graduation eligibility is the catalog operating at the time the student began continual enrollment at MiraCosta unless the student's petition requests a different catalog. The other catalogs that can be used to determine eligibility are catalogs in effect during the time the student has maintained continual enrollment at MiraCosta College or the catalog in effect during the student's last semester of attendance at MiraCosta College. Students who need 6 or fewer units in order to satisfy all degree requirements may be evaluated under the original catalog that applied.

Catalog Production

This catalog was prepared by the Office of Instruction using LeapFrog's CourseLeaf Academic Catalog Management System.