Center Type
Job Corps Center
Physical Address

1325 Iris Ave Bldg 60
Imperial Beach, CA 91932-3751
United States

Geolocation Field
32.5685577, -117.1037256
Phone Number
(619) 429-8500
Fax Number
(619) 429-4909
Location Description

The San Diego Job Corps Center is located in an urban residential area on 27 acres in Imperial Beach, California, the most southwesterly city in the U.S. It is adjacent to San Diego and Tijuana, Mexico, the busiest international border in the world.

Center History

In 1978, the Department of Labor obtained a lease for a set of buildings on the Naval Outlying Landing Field Imperial Beach, a naval facility that had been in military operation in some form or another since 1917. In 1979, those buildings became the San Diego Job Corps Center.

Housing: a furnished bedroom

Our campus' residential living facilities can house 300 male students in seven dorms and 218 female students in five dorms. Residential students live with up to three roommates and enjoy the following amenities:

  • laundry facilities
  • computer labs
  • microwaves
  • TV lounges
  • bathrooms and showers

We also serve nonresidential students.

Director Name
Brian Fischbach
Director Email
Director Phone
Director Fax
Student Programs
Student Government Association
<p>The Student Government Association (SGA) is the voice of our students and plays a key role in the operation of the center. We encourage all of our students to join the SGA.</p> <p>The SGA Council is composed of Executive Board officers, Vocational Representatives, and Area Student Leaders. The Executive Board members are the President, Vice President, Secretary, Treasurer, and Community Coordinator. Vocational Representatives are student leaders representing each career training program on center. The Area Student Leaders are mentors, recreational aides, residential advisors, safety marshals, and student tour guides.</p> <p>In their weekly meetings, SGA representatives make recommendations to the Center Director about rules affecting students including enforcement of rules. The Center Director also consults with the SGA before introducing new rules for students.</p> <p>SGA members also have the responsibility to:</p> <ul> <li>Be a positive role model to the other students.</li> <li>Assist in the decision-making process with the Center Director and Senior Management Team relating to policies affecting student life on and off campus.</li> <li>Develop leadership skills.</li> <li>Practice self-government and have input on center policies.</li> <li>Learn and practice positive leadership and socialization skills.</li> <li>Assist with tours on center.</li> <li>Work with all departments through the SGA Committees.</li> <li>Host activities for the student body.</li> <li>Work closely with the Business-Community Liaison to bridge the gap between the Job Corps program and the community.</li> </ul> <p>After 30 days of enrollment at our center, you may apply for the Leadership Training Class. After you complete three weeks of leadership training, you can apply for SGA membership.<br> </p>
Anime Club
<p>An Anime Club meets regularly to discuss, show, and promote anime as well as broaden Japanese cultural understanding. Any Anime fan is welcome to join. Our activities range from viewing and discussing Anime, playing games, or doing Anime-related crafts. From classics of the medium to the latest titles from Japan, whatever interests you about Anime and Manga is welcome here.</p>
Bible Study
Book Club
<p>A good book not only gets you caught up in its story but takes you to places you have never been and introduces you to characters with backgrounds and views that are different from your own. By experiencing these new places, events, and characters, the reader's perspectives expand, their understanding of the world grows, and they become wiser and better people as a result.</p> <p>Reading is an important life skill, but it's also simply fun, even more so if your friends are reading the same book. In this spirit, our Book Club brings students from different backgrounds together to discuss deeper topics and grow their friendships through a similar interest: reading.</p>
Cheer Team
LGBT Group
Video Game Club
<p>Video Game Club is a great way for students to connect over their shared love of video games. Members will have an opportunity to play multiplayer games, single player games, and discuss gaming strategies and preferences. This club is open to players of all levels, from n00bs to level bosses.</p>
<p>Fostering positive relationships with the communities our centers are in is a key part of what Job Corps does. This can mean performing work in the neighborhood that aligns with a student's career pathway, such as building new playgrounds, patching up sidewalks, or cleaning up parks. At the San Diego Job Corps Center, it also means assisting the following organizations with their important work:</p> <ul> <li>Art Link Program</li> <li>Barrio Station</li> <li>Borderview YMCA</li> <li>CISCO Live</li> <li>I Love A Clean San Diego</li> <li>Torrey Pines and Carlsbad Golf Tournaments</li> </ul>
Educational Programs
High School Diploma / High School Equivalency
<p>One of our top goals at San Diego Job Corps is to ensure that every qualified student obtains his or her high school diploma or high school equivalency (HSE) prior to completing the program. Students who don't already have a high school diploma upon their arrival at San Diego can enroll in one of our high school or HSE programs.</p> <p>Our online high school diploma program is a self-paced curriculum that allows students the opportunity to achieve a high school diploma. This program is offered through partnerships with Penn Foster High School and SIATech Charter High School.</p>
English Language Learning (ELL) Program
<p>Students needing to learn English can enter our English Language Learning (ELL) program. Students in the ELL program are tested regularly to determine their language proficiency levels.</p>
Tutoring and Academic Support
<p>Tutoring programs are available where students are tutored in ELL, math, reading, and writing by instructors or by fellow students (Peer Student Tutors). Students interested in getting into a tutoring program may contact their instructors or the Academic Manager.</p>
<p>The College Program is an advanced training program we offer through a partnership with Southwestern College. To qualify for this program, a student must have a high school diploma or GED (from our center or another educational facility) and have successfully completed a vocational trade at Job Corps.</p> <p>Benefits of the College Program include:</p> <ul> <li>academic advisement, mentoring, and tutoring</li> <li>paid tuition, fees, books, and supplies</li> <li>housing and recreation</li> <li>meals provided by Job Corps, on-and-off center</li> <li>transportation to and from college of choice</li> </ul>
Driver Education
<p>Driver's Education is available to all students needing their driver's license.</p>
Who do I have to live with?

Students stay in separate male and female dormitories. There are up to three students in each dorm room. Your room will be assigned to you upon arrival at the center.

Job Corps values diversity and will provide you with opportunities to live and interact with people of many different backgrounds.