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Student Responsibilities

  • Call or visit designated Madaba (mentor) at least twice a month to discuss school progress and/or concerns
  • Attend at least one cultural and one university field trip each semester
  • See an academic counselor at least twice a semester.
  • Students must notify counselors and Madaba mentors of any changes in class schedule, units, phone number or address.
  • Maintain satisfactory academic progress as determined by El Camino College
  • Students must participate in all appropriate Project Success assessment activities.
  • Students must complete two hours of Math tutoring per week.
  • Continued participation in the program is expected until graduation or transfer to a four-year college or university is achieved.

Students in Project Success are required to enroll in learning community courses for the fall and spring semesters during the first two-years in the program. Descriptions of the course material are as follows:


Fall Semester – First Year


Library Information Science 1
Introduction to Library Information Science (1 unit)
This course acquaints students with the organization of libraries and their resources, enabling them to develop strategies for library research. Students will learn how to locate and evaluate the traditional and electronic types of library materials; how to document resources; and how to prepare a bibliography. Students will also acquire proficiency in the use of informational technology in order to understand the full potential of library resources.


Human Development 10
Strategies for Creating Success in College and in Life (3 units)
This course provides an exploration of cognitive, psychological, social and physical factors influencing success in college and in life. Topics include personal responsibility, critical thinking, motivation, self-efficacy, self-awareness, lifelong learning, self-management, health and wellness, interpersonal communication in a diverse world, and educational planning.


Ethnic Studies 1
Introduction to Ethnic Studies (3 units)
This course provides a multidisciplinary introduction and analysis of ethnic groups in the United States. Various theories and perspectives will be examined to better comprehend the effects of institutional racism, marginalization, socio-economic and political discrimination, and ethnocentrism on American ethnic and racial groups.


Spring Semester – First Year


Human Development 5
Career and Life Planning (1 unit)
This course provides an introduction to career and life planning, including an exploration of core values, skills, personality traits, life stages and experiences. Students will develop a career and life plan by applying career planning techniques and decision-making strategies. Emphasis will be placed on awareness of psychological, sociological, and physiological factors related to career and life satisfaction.


Psychology 10
African American Psychology (3 units)
This course is an introduction to the psychological issues related to the African American experience in the United States. The relationship between the African American experience and social perception, social cognition, and identity and attitude formation is emphasized. Individual cognitive styles, personality development, and family structures of African Americans will also be examined.


Fall Semester – Second Year


History 110
The African American in the United States to 1877 (3 units)
This course is a survey of the United States to 1877 with particular emphasis on the role of African Americans in shaping American society. The contributions of African Americans to the economic, political, social, and cultural development of the nation will be examined.


Spring Semester – Second Year


History 111
The African American in the United States from 1877 to the Present (3 units)
This course is a survey of the history of the United States from 1877 to the present with particular emphasis on the role of African Americans in shaping American society. The contributions of African Americans to the American society as a whole will also be examined.
*Courses are subject to change