MiraCosta College, founded in 1934, provides credit and noncredit courses to more than 20,000 students each semester. The college’s Oceanside Campus sits on a121-acre hilltop site at 1 Barnard Drive in Oceanside and offers panoramic views of the ocean and the mountains. The San Elijo Campus, located at 3333 Manchester Ave. in Cardiff, sits on 42 acres facing the San Elijo Lagoon. Opened in 1988, this campus has become a transfer hub for students in the southern part of the college district who seek to transfer to a four-year college or university. The Community Learning Center, located at 1831 Mission Avenue in Oceanside, offers a range of noncredit courses. The college’s new Technology Career Institute in Carlsbad offers a variety of fee-based programs designed to rapidly train students for local jobs.