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MCCP Components

MCCP provides math, engineering and science academic enrichment to community college students so they excel academically and transfer to four-year institutions as math-based majors. The program establishes academic-based community centers at campuses where most students are commuters and opportunities for peer support and information-sharing are scarce. The program is supported by industry, so students learn firsthand about career options and learn about scholarships, internships and special programs.

MCCP is a partnership with the California Community Colleges Chancellor's Office.

The main components of the MCCP include:

  • Academic Excellence Workshops. Students are scheduled in the same core math and science classes and taught how to maintain high academic outcomes through group study.
  • Academic Advising/Counseling. Students receive individualized guidance on classes and develop multi-year plans to ensure that they take courses in the most effective sequence to transfer in a timely manner.
  • Student Study Center. This dedicated multipurpose space used for study, workshops and information sharing is a key element in building a close learning community.
  • Assistance in the transfer process. MESA offers workshops on applications and counseling and field trips to universities.
  • Career advising. Students are exposed to different math, engineering and science career options through industry mentors, field trips, job shadowing, career fairs and internship opportunities.
  • Links with student and professional organizations. These resources provide mentors, guest speakers and tours of companies.
  • Professional development workshops. Students participate in mock job fairs, learn resume preparation and interview skills and how to find part-time, full-time and summer employment.
  • Industry Advisory Board. Corporate representatives, including many MESA alumni, participate on the board and provide scholarships, strategic planning, special summer internships, field trips and other resources. The board serves as a valuable connection between students and companies who need technical professionals.

MESA Community College Program are located throughout California.

 Last Published 4/26/11