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Active Duty Military

Military Outreach Programs and Services for Active Duty Military and Family Members

San Diego Miramar College offers a variety of general education courses at Marine Corps Air Station Miramar (MCAS). These courses are open to military personnel, their families and all Miramar College students. Soldiers

Benefits in Taking On-Base Courses:

  • Courses are offered in 8 week sessions five times a year
  • Convenient hours and class location
  • Courses fulfill general education requirements
  • All classes are transferable to 4 year colleges and universities
  • ACE recommended credit from your military service schools may be applied towards the 60 units required for an Associate Degree.
  • Assists in preparing for a career change
  • Enhances opportunity for promotion
  • Your best value at $46.00 a unit

Getting on Base:

We have been recently informed that, due to heightened security on the base, all non-affiliated civilians must now undergo a background check in order for the Government to grant you clearance and authority to enter the base and attend your class. The background check will be conducted by the military.

If you do not possess a United States Government Common Access Card (CAC) or Department of Defense Form 1173 Identification and Privilege Card, you must provide a state issued identification card or passport and submit to a background investigation by the Miramar Provost Marshal's Office to attend classes at Marine Corps Air Station Miramar (MCAS). You will need to complete a Background Check and Installation Access Application form, which can be obtained from Student Web Services under Key Resources at:

Thank you for your cooperation as we try to meet the new requirements for non-affiliated civilians requesting access to military installations. If you have any questions, please contact the Dean's Office at: 619-388-7873.

Military Education On-Base Representatives

Name Title Location Phone
Annette Ragsdale MEP Coordinator The HUB (Bldg 5305) (858) 536-4329

MCAS On-Base Services

(Bldg. 5305), The HUB

Easy as 1, 2, 3...

1. Apply
Complete a college application in person or online at
2. Request all prior college transcripts, including SMART transcripts.
3. Counseling
Meet with a Counselor for an education plan, course advisement, preparation for transfer, and SOCMAR/NAV Agreement.
4. Attend Classes On-Base, On Campus, or Online!

General Information

Advanced registration is advised.  Courses are open to the general public. Contact your college representative for additional information at the following location:

Marine Corps Air Station Miramar (MCAS)


Phone: (858) 536-4329

Students and faculty, who do not have a Military/DOD ID card, need to access MCAS Miramar base from the East Gate. The East Gate is located off Interstate 15 at Miramar Way.

Upon arrival at the East Gate, you will be directed to Pass & ID, where you will be issued a pass for the duration of your class. You will be required to present the following documents:

  • valid driver license
  • current vehicle registration (must be in your name or a notarized letter authorizing you to drive the vehicle)
  • vehicle insurance with verification of coverage dates
  • Reg-e enrollment confirmation

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