When it comes to developing visionary programs that meet both an educational need and local workforce demand, California State University San Marcos at Temecula exceeds expectations. “People who come to us want to know that their education or training will translate into a new job, new opportunity or skill set that has clear market value. The programs we are creating deliver on every count,” said Associate Dean Suzanne Lingold.
For the past several years, CSUSM has offered degrees, classes and certificates at its satellite campus on Margarita Road in Temecula and that campus continues to thrive (http://www.csusm.edu/temecula). This past year, CSUSM at Temecula also entered into an agreement with Mt. San Jacinto College and the city of Temecula to establish the Temecula Higher Education Center at the former City Hall building in Temecula.
Students attending THE Center earn an associate degree in two years from MSJC followed by a bachelor’s degree in two years from CSUSM. The tuition rate is locked in for all four years -- with guaranteed degree completion in four years -- if all program requirements are met successfully.
Beginning next fall,students will be able to earn bachelor’s degrees at THE Center in either business or kinesiology. For both of these degree programs, a rigorous curriculum balances theory and application, professional training, writing mastery, presentation skills and group work expertise. Outstanding faculty and staff, a low faculty/student ratio, and a cohort-based system ensure that students graduate on time and on budget with the skills necessary to succeed with the top employers regionally and worldwide.
At its original campus on Margarita Road, CSUSM offers customized training programs for area businesses, as well as degrees in nursing and certificates for working and aspiring professionals in meeting and event planning, environmental leadership, operations resource management and biotechnology lab technician.
The original Temecula campus’ Biotechnology Laboratory Technician Certificate offers students the skills necessary to secure posts as lab technicians or research assistants in the rapidly expanding biotechnology industry. This hands-on certificate can be completed in two semesters of study, or approximately eight months, and trains students to be well-versed in cutting-edge technologies and current market trends.
CSUSM at Temecula is the only public higher education institution beyond community college in Southwest Riverside County. Smart classrooms, a state-of-the-art science lab with the latest equipment and modeling tools, computing facilities and library resources are available to CSUSM/Temecula students. Academic advising is also available on site. Many of the programs offered on this campus are approved for Workforce Investment Act participants.
For more information about CSUSM at Temecula, visit www.csusm.edu/temecula or call 951-676-9254.