Starting this fall, two local community colleges will be offering new baccalaureate degrees to students through Point Loma Nazarene University (PLNU).
Students from Cuyamaca and Grossmont Colleges will have the opportunity to take courses in three new baccalaureate programs taught by PLNU faculty.
Cuyamaca College will be offering Child Development and Organizational Management degrees and Grossmont College will be offering a Computer Information Technology degree.
These new programs will enable students to earn a bachelor’s degree from PLNU without having to leave East County.
“The best thing about it is for some students who may be not able to leave East County, this is a way for them to take the classes in East County, and also these programs are impacted at San Diego State so it’s another way for students to be able to take those classes who want to go into those fields,” said Anne Krueger on Wednesday.
Krueger is the Communications and Public Information Director of the Grossmont and Cuyamaca Community College District.
She said both community colleges want to offer an education for their students in order for them to find jobs that demand a bachelor’s degree. Tuition for these programs will be similar to the California public college tuition and will include books and computer programs.
This partnership first began in 2015 when Grossmont College offered their students baccalaureate degrees in nursing through PLNU faculty.
Recently, sixteen nursing students graduated from Grossmont College with a bachelor’s degree in nursing from PLNU.