The Coast News Group

Find tuition-free classes at MiraCosta

COAST CITIES — MiraCosta Community College is offering some tuition-free noncredit computer courses during spring semester:The Cisco Networking Academy prepares students for computer industry certification and helps build skills and in-depth knowledge. The course is offered online with an on-campus class held approximately every other week.

The program prepares students for the following certifications: Cisco Certified Entry Network Technician (CCENT), Cisco Certified Networking Associate (CCNA), Cisco Certified Networking Professional Intermediate Level (CCNP), recertification, and Security+ and CCNA Security. For more information, go to or call (760) 795-8710.

Also offered will be free, noncredit PC-based computer courses. Classes meet for eight weeks and include Computer Basics, Beginning Word, Intermediate Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Essential Computer Skills. Previous computer experience is recommended, except for Computer Basics. Courses use Windows 7 and Office 2010. For more information, go to or call (760) 795-8710.

Registration begins Jan. 3; complete a noncredit application now. Spring classes begin the week of Jan. 14, and on-campus components will be held at the MiraCosta College Community Learning Center, 1831 Mission Avenue, Oceanside. Online enrollment and registration may be completed at