MiraCosta College Business Department

Accounting, Business Administration, Real Estate

Finding a way to contact someone has gotten a lot easier: just type their name into Google and follow a few links. For many people, you’ll quickly find a profile on Facebook, a blog or even an email address you can use to get in touch. But a Google search doesn’t turn up good results for everyone. Maybe the person you’re trying to reach has a fairly common name. You may need a tool a little better than a simple Google search to find him.

MORE AT…http://www.lifehack.org/articles/communication/8-tools-to-find-someone-online.html

Money: If you need it, you don’t have it. If you have it, you need more of it. Or maybe that’s something else. In any case, everyone needs help managing, saving, and investing their money. Here are the best tips we had this year for keeping your financial house in order.

MORE AT… http://lifehacker.com/most-popular-personal-finance-tips-of-2014-1663965477

Make Business Cards – Free PDF Cards: http://www.freepdfcards.com/

Free Legal Forms: http://www.freelegalforms.net/

How to Start a Business: http://www.inc.com/guides/start_biz/

Online PDF Converter: http://www.coolutils.com/Online/PDF-Converter/

Whether you want to sell off your old smartphone to pay for the new one, add a little cash to your fun money pile, or to put the proceeds toward Christmas, we’re here to help. Read on as we outline the best ways to turn your old gear into money.

When it comes to turning your older gadgets into cash, there are three main venues to explore: trade-in programs, auction sites, and local sale. Each of these venues has distinct advantages and disadvantages which, after reviewing our breakdown of the venues below, you’ll need to balance against your own desire for speedy resolution, amount of cash, and degree of risk you’re willing to take.


Is your New Year’s Resolution about getting more out of life, maybe even learning something new?  We have the perfect place for you to accomplish your new year’s goals. MiraCosta College Community Services offers loads of great classes, programs and excursions, no matter what your interests are. Want more information? Click on the link below and look through our catalog, or scroll down for a few highlights of what is new for Spring 2015.  Make this year really count!


FREE Information Sessions

We are offering FREE information sessions for our International Travel Club and many of our Work Skills programs:


* Solar PV Installation Course, 10 a.m., Saturday, Jan. 10   NEW

Landes Recreation Center, 2855 Cedar Road, Oceanside –

This 48 hour course is FREE due to grant funding.


* Cloud Technology Certification Training, 6 p.m., Thursday, Jan. 22

San Elijo Campus, Room 303


* Facility Technician, 6 p.m., Tuesday, Jan. 27

Landes Recreation Center, 2855 Cedar Road, Oceanside


* MiraCosta Travel Club, 6:30 p.m., Tuesday, Jan. 27

Oceanside Campus, Room 1038


* Personal Care Assistant, 6 p.m., Thursday, Jan. 29   NEW

Oceanside Campus, Room 3516


* Veterinary Assistant, 6 p.m., Tuesday, Feb. 3

Oceanside Campus, Room 7001


* Engineering Technician, 6 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 5   NEW

Landes Recreation Center, 2855 Cedar Road, Oceanside


* Phlebotomy Technician, 6:30 p.m., Tuesday, Feb. 24

Oceanside Campus, Room 7003


* Certified Ethical Hacking Training, 6 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 26  NEW 

San Elijo Campus, Room 307


* Manufacturing Machinist Technician, 6 p.m., Tuesday, March 24

Technology Career Institute, Carlsbad

MiraCosta College Real Estate Program:

Spring 2015 (starts Jan 20) Consider these classes:

REAL  100  1612  REAL ESTATE PRINCIPLES  Burke OCS M 630pm

REAL  100  1613  REAL ESTATE PRINCIPLES  Sherry Online

REAL  105  1614  REAL ESTATE PRACTICE Daniels OCS TH 630pm

REAL  110  1615  REAL ESTATE LEGAL ASP Burke OCS T 630pm

REAL  130  2527  REAL ESTATE APPRAISAL Mansfield OCS W 630pm


The Apple Store is the most profitable retailer in America, generating an average of $5,600 per square foot and attracting more than 20,000 visitors a week.

In the decade since Steve Jobs and former head of retail, Ron Johnson, decided to reimagine the retail experience, the Apple Store not only reimagined and reinvented retail, it blew up the model entirely and started from scratch. In his research for The Apple Experience, Carmine discovered ten things that the Apple Store can teach any business in any industry to be more successful:
Read More http://blog.guykawasaki.com/2012/04/10-things-you-can-learn-from-the-apple-store.html#ixzz3LdML0l9J

During the holiday season, many entrepreneurs show their gratitude to business partners by sending greeting cards and giving corporate gifts. These gestures often vary in scale and cost, but one thing I have found consistent in my years of running businesses is the astonishing amount of wastefulness due to completely irrelevant or useless gifts that end up at the bottom of a wastebasket or, worse, in a white elephant gift exchange.

MORE AT…http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/240724

Your small business may not get complaints often, but failing to respond to them properly can be costly.

A Chinese restaurant in Brookline, Massachusetts, got a taste of customer dissatisfactionfrom a Harvard business professor who claimed he had been overcharged by all of $4. As Boston.com explains, what followed was an email back-and-forth between the restaurant and the patron — an exchange that went viral.

Want to make sure your small business deals properly with customer complaints? Check out these five ways:

MORE AT…http://blogs.findlaw.com/free_enterprise/2014/12/5-legal-ways-for-a-business-to-respond-to-customer-complaints.html

The following list of full-time faculty positions have been authorized by the superintendent/president to begin the recruitment process for hire.  (Accounting is one. Yeah!!)

This year, there were (10+1) growth positions, 4 replacements, and 2 delayed growth positions and so MiraCosta College will expect to have 17 new full-time faculty join for the next academic year.


EOPS Faculty Director – Replacement

CNA Program Lead Instructor – Replacement

Chemistry – Replacement

Sociology – Replacement

Counseling – Growth

English Transfer (1) – Growth

Child Development – Growth

Accounting – Growth

English Pre-Transfer – Growth

Computer Studies and Information Technology – Growth

Media Arts and Technology – Growth

Kinesiology, Health, and Nutrition – Growth

Sociology/Ethnic Studies – Growth

Philosophy/Religious Studies – Growth

Mathematics – Growth