WorkForce Initiatives

Nearly 500 workforce-related initiatives that address challenges identified in the 2014 Priority Sector reports are catalogued in the table below. For the full report and analysis of these initiatives, visit workforce.org/reports.

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Associate of Arts in Architecture Palomar College Education/Training Clean Energy The Associate of Arts in Architecture prepares students for employment as a design/production drafter in the field of architecture. 1140 West Mission Rd, San Marcos 92069
Associate of Arts in Computer Applications Professionals for Business MiraCosta College Education/Training Information and Communication Technologies The Associate of Arts in Computer Applications Professionals for Business teaches individuals professional-level use of computers. Students must complete additional general education courses to receive an A.A. 1 Barnard Drive, Oceanside 92056
Associate of Arts in Computer Programming Fundamentals Mira Costa College Education/Training Information and Communication Technologies The Associate of Arts in Computer Programming Fundamentals provides a strong foundation in OOP techniques and data structures used in computer science. 1 Barnard Dr., Oceanside 92056
Associate of Arts in Computer Science Mira Costa College Education/Training Information and Communication Technologies The Associate of Arts in Computer Science prepares students who plan on transferring to pursue a bachelor's degree in computer science. 1 Barnard Driver, M/S4, Oceanside 92056
Associate of Arts in Computer Studies MiraCosta College Education/Training Information and Communication Technologies The Associate of Arts in Computer Studies provides students with a strong foundation in computer theory and skills. Students must complete additional general education courses to receive an A.A. 1 Barnard Drive, Oceanside 92056
Associate of Arts in Construction Inspection Palomar College Education/Training Clean Energy The Associate of Arts in Construction Inspection prepares students for entry-level employment in inspection. 1140 West Mission Rd, San Marcos 92069
Associate of Arts in Graphic Design Mira Costa College Education/Training Information and Communication Technologies The Associate of Arts in Graphic Design teaches aspiring designers the fundamentals of graphic design. Students must also complete general education requirements to obtain the degree. 1 Barnard Driver, M/S4, Oceanside 92056
Associate of Arts in Licensed Vocational Nursing Mira Costa College Education/Training Health Care The Associate of Science in Vocational Nursing equips students with the ability to manage and promote effective healthcare. The program offers two tracks for students: Track I (Generic ADN) and Track II (LVN-RN). 1170 Durfee Ave., Suite G, South El Monte 91733-4400
Associate of Arts in Network and Desktop Systems Administration MiraCosta College Education/Training Information and Communication Technologies The Associate of Arts in Network and Desktop Systems Administration teaches students computer networking and systems administration. Students must complete additional general education courses to receive an A.A. 1 Barnard Drive, Oceanside 92056
Associate of Arts in Research and Development Mira Costa College Education/Training Life Sciences The Associate of Arts in Research and Development teaches students scientific methodology found in a laboratory setting. 1 Barnard Driver, M/S4, Oceanside 92056
Associate of Arts in Web Development and Design Mira Costa College Education/Training Information and Communication Technologies The Associate of Arts in Web Development and Design teaches aspiring web designers the fundamentals of web development and design. Students must also complete general education requirements to obtain the degree. 1 Barnard Driver, M/S4, Oceanside 92056
Associate of Arts in Welding Technology Palomar College Education/Training Advanced Manufacturing The Associate of Arts in Welding Technology trains students for a career in welding. 1140 West Mission Road, San Marcos 92069
Associate of Science Degree in Machine Technology San Diego City College Education/Training Advanced Manufacturing The Associate of Science Degree in Machine Technology prepares students in CNC machining and industry-related skills for employment in machine technology. 1313 Park Boulevard, San Diego 92101
Associate of Science Degree in Nursing Education San Diego City College Education/Training Health Care The Associate of Science in Nursing Education prepares students for entry-level positions in the nursing career. 1414 Park Blvd., Room T-216, San Diego 92101-8747
Associate of Science in Applied Biology San Diego Miramar College Education/Training Life Sciences The Associate of Science in Applied Biology equips students with industry-related skillsets and knowledge for an entry-level position. 10440 Black Mountain Rd, San Diego 92126-2999
Associate of Science in Behavioral Sciences with an Emphasis in Social Work Cuyamaca College Education/Training Health Care The Associate of Science in Behavioral Sciences introduces and prepares students for a career in social work. 900 Rancho San Diego Parkway, El Cajon 92019
Associate of Science in Biology San Diego Miramar College Education/Training Life Sciences The Associate of Science in Biology provides students with intensive laboratory skills required to gain entry-level employment in the biotechnology industry. 10440 Black Mountain Rd, San Diego 92126-2999
Associate of Science in Biology Southwestern College Education/Training Life Sciences The Associate of Science in Biology prepares students for successful transfer into a four-year institution and for a career in Biology. 900 Otay Lakes Road, Chula Vista 91910
Associate of Science in Biotechnology Southwestern College Education/Training Life Sciences The Associate of Science in Biotechnology prepares students for successful transfer into a four-year institution and for a career in Biotechnology. 900 Otay Lakes Road, Chula Vista 91910
Associate of Science in Computer Aided Design and Drafting Southwestern College Education/Training Advanced Manufacturing The Associate of Science in CAD teaches students relevant skills and technical knowledge used in various engineering disciplines. 900 Otay Lakes Rd, Chula Visa 91910