Classes are open to adults who are 18 years or older. Each course may have specific prerequisite requirements. Please check the HOC Courses page to learn more about specific requirements.



The Health Occupations Center is part of Grossmont Adult Education. Grossmont Adult Education is accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges.  Accreditation is an assurance of quality and a guarantee that classes taken for credit will be accepted for credit by other educational institutions.  All teachers are certified in their teaching area by the State Commission for Teacher Preparation and Licensing. In addition, most HOC programs have their own industry accreditation or approval. Check the HOC Courses page for program-specific accreditation status.



Registration and supply fees for classes are listed in the class schedule next to the course offering.  Registration may be paid via cash, check, money order, or debit/credit cards (Visa, Master Card, and Discover are accepted). 



Refund policies vary per program.  Please see the refund policies under course descriptions.


Statement of Nondiscrimination

The Governing Board is committed to equal opportunity for all individuals in education.  District programs and activities shall be free from discrimination based on sex, race, color, religion, national origin, ethnic group, marital or parental status, physical or mental disability, sexual orientation, or any other unlawful consideration, whether actual or perceived.  Lack of English language skills will not be a barrier to admission and participation in vocational education programs.  Listed below are the District’s Compliance Officers: TITLE IX & SECTION 504, Dr. Terry Stanfill, PO Box 1043, La Mesa, CA 91944, 619.644.8018.



Sexual Harassment

It is the policy of the Governing Board to provide an educational environment free of sexual harassment.  The Governing Board condemns sexual harassment of any district student by any person.  The district administration will investigate and resolve all alleged complaints of sexual harassment and take disciplinary action as required and be authorized to remedy the situation.  Each complaint shall be promptly investigated in a way that respects the privacy of all parties concerned.   There will be no retaliation against any student for filing a complaint of sexual harassment or participating in the complaint process. Complaints of sexual harassment shall be filed and processed in accordance with the complaining procedures set forth in Administrative Regulation AR5145.7.  Any student who believes that he or she has been the victim of sexual harassment should report it to the principal or designee or to another district administrator and obtain a copy of AR5145.7.