Goal 3 - Grossmont College will provide high-quality instructional programs and appropriate technologies, support services and staff to achieve educational goals.

  • Developed new CSIS curriculum: Networking and Internet Security, Introduction to Perl and CGI Scripting, and Computer Graphics using MAYA.
  • Expanded CSIS online course offerings, acquired new servers, and upgraded all instructional software.
  • Provided a computer rollover of 20 student stations and one instructor station to 21 new Apple eMac, Macintosh computers in the Digital Arts Synergy Center.
  • Developed an ASL lab course for students enrolled in ASL III designed to give students additional practice in their receptive and expressive skill development.
  • Developed, implemented, and formalized the California Public Safety Leadership and Ethics Program, and made permanent the Corrections Academy in AOJ.
  • Converted all on-campus sections of BUS 120-Financial Accounting and BUS 121-Managerial Accounting to a hybrid format, where 62.5% of the class is on campus and the remaining 32.5% is held online using WebCT.
  • Upgraded the Ceramics Department with efficient electric kiln controllers and software; separate air system for glazing area and new storage cabinets.
  • Sponsored, via the Dance Department, master classes in hip hop, ballet, modern dance, body percussion, African dance, salsa, musical theater dance, and jazz dance.
  • Created an Afro-Cuban Ensemble that has been well received and has tripled in size over the year.
  • Completed course requirements for new ROP Personal Trainer/Group Exercise Leader, and received CHP certification for the Tow Truck Operator program.
  • Updated ROP curriculum, equipment, software, and computer technology to reflect the standards and scope of practice as outlined by CoARC, NBRC and RCB.
  • Received approval for new language majors in Arabic, Russian and Japanese; Digital Media area of emphasis for the AA degree in Art; and a new Oceanography Associate Degree.
  • Expanded biology curriculum to include information and experiments in biotechnology such as transformation and cloning.
  • Revised the music curriculum to update course outlines and to verify alignment with Cuyamaca College’s Music Department.
  • Updated technological resources, including instructional computers and software, and cameras for the Forensic Technology program.
  • Responded to a dramatic increase in student use of web-based counseling and financial aid services, and student web-based registration and application.
  • Updated mail processing to improve efficiency within the mail center via a new Paragon DM100 mailing machine.
  • Implemented an Electronic Funds Transfer process with the Cashiering, Financial Aid, and District Accounting Departments to efficiently support financial aid students.
  • Implemented the second EOPS Summer Readiness program. 28 students enrolled with 22 completing, and all enrolled full time in the Fall 2004 semester.