New Horizons / Gender Equity

You may be eligible for support from New Horizons/Gender Equity if you are enrolled in a Job Training/Certificate Program and meet one or more of the requirements listed below. Priority is given to students in a nontraditional area of study.

Contact Elena Adams at 619-388-4912 or

Eligibility Requirements

  • Individuals from economically disadvantaged families including foster children
  • Single parents, including single pregnant women
  • Displaced homemakers
  • Individuals with limited English proficiency
  • Individuals with disabilities
  • Individuals training for careers nontraditional to their gender (see examples below)

Services May Include

  • Textbook lending library
  • Limited transportation assistance
  • Resource guide for programs/services
  • Student academic planner
  • Referrals to campus and community centers
  • Career Development Services
  • “Hit the Books” study guide

Nontraditional Certificate Programs

Men training in:

  • Administrative Assistant
  • Clothing Construction
  • Front Desk/Office Assistant
  • Home Health Aide
  • Nursing Assistant

Women training in:

  • Auto Body and Paint Technician
  • Auto Technician
  • Auto Upholstery
  • Commercial Printing
  • Culinary Arts
  • Electronic Prepress
  • HVAC
  • Machine Shop
  • Pipe Welding/Pipe fitting
  • Plumbing
  • Steel Fabrication
  • Structural Welding


Mission: San Diego Continuing Education commits to student success and community enrichment by providing accessible, equitable, and innovative quality education and support services to diverse adult learners in pursuit of lifelong learning, training, career advancement, and pathways to college.