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 MESA Community College Programs

 

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MESA Community College Programs (MCCP) Centers

The MCCP provides science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) academic development to educationally disadvantaged community college students so they will excel academically and transfer to four- year institutions in calculus-based majors. This supports is especially crucial to students who come from low-performing high schools.

MESA programs operate from centers at Colleges, Universities, and Community sites throughout the State. For more information please select the centers below.

 

Allan Hancock College

 
Number of Students Served:
125
Majors:
Biochemistry, Chemistry, Computer Science, Earth Science, Engineering, Life Science, Math, Physics
Transfer Rates:
10 University Destinations:
Cal Poly SLO, CSU Fresno, CSU Monterey, CSU Northridge, New School of Architecture – San Diego, San Francisco State, UC Davis, UC Santa Cruz, UCLA, University of Southern Nevada – Las Vegas Local
Corporate Partners:
Exxon Mobile, Raytheon Company
 
 
Contact Information
Christine Reed
Director
800 South College Dr.
Santa Maria, CA 93454-6399
Phone: (805) 922-6966 Ext. 3348
Fax: (805) 922-9137
Web site

 

American River College

 
Number of Students Served:
153
Majors:
Biochemistry, Chemistry, Computer Science, Earth Science, Engineering, Life Science, Math, Nursing, Physics
Transfer Rates:
15 University Destinations: CSU Long Beach, CSU Sacramento, UC Berkeley, UC Davis, UC Santa Cruz
 
Contact Information
Will Davis
Director
4700 College Oak Dr.
Sacramento, CA 95841
Phone: (916) 484-8510
Fax: (916) 484-8025
Web site

 

Bakersfield College

 
Number of Students Served:
126
Majors:
Biochemistry, Chemistry, Computer Science, Earth Science, Engineering, Life Science, Math, Nursing, Physics
Transfer Rates:
13
University Destinations:
Cal Poly San Luis Obispo, CSU Fresno, CSU Long Beach, San Diego State, San Jose State, UC Davis, UC Irvine, UC Riverside 
Local Corporate Partners:
Aera Energy Inc, Chevron, Oxy, and Quadknopf Inc, Bakersfield Professional SHPE chapter
 
Contact Information
Consuelo Gonzalez  
Director
1801 Panorama Dr.
Bakersfield, CA 93305
Phone: (661) 395-4769
Fax: (661) 395-4328
Web site

 

Butte College

 
Number of Students Served:
91
Majors:
Biochemistry, Chemistry, Computer Science, Earth Science, Engineering, Math, Nursing, Physics
Transfer Rates:
21
University Destinations:
Cal Poly SLO, CSU Chico, Humboldt State, Southern Oregon, UC Berkeley, UC Davis, UC Santa Cruz
 
Contact Information
Nena Anguiano
Director
3536 Butte Campus Drive
Oroville, CA 95965-8303 P
hone: (530) 879-4302
Fax: (530) 879-4309
Web site

 

Cabrillo College

 
Number of Students Served:
143
Majors:
Transfer Rates: 20
University Destinations:
Cal Poly Pomona, Cal Poly SLO, CSU Monterey Bay, CSU Los Angeles, Fresno State, Humboldt State, San Jose State, Santa Clara University, UC Davis, UCLA, UC San Diego, UC Santa Cruz
 
Contact Information
Susan Tappero
Director
Mathematics, Engineering, Science Department, Rm 714C
6500 Soquel Drive Aptos, CA 95003-3119
Phone: (831) 479-6503
Fax: (831) 477-5682
Web site

 

Cañada College

 
Number of Students Served:
143
Transfer Rates:
20
University Destinations:
Cal Poly Pomona, Cal Poly SLO, CSU Monterey Bay, CSU Los Angeles, Fresno State, Humboldt State, San Jose State, Santa Clara University, UC Davis, UCLA, UC San Diego, UC Santa Cruz
 
Contact Information
Cathy Lipe
Director
4200 Farm Hill Blvd.
Redwood City, CA 94061
Phone: (650) 306-3156
Fax: (650) 306-3149
Web site

 

Chabot College

 
Contact Information
Donna Gibson
Director
25555 Hesperian Boulevard, Room 2057
Hayward, CA 94545
Phone: (510) 723-6895

 

City College of San Francisco

 Number of Students Served:
36
Majors:
56% Biology/Molecular Cell Biology, 23% Engineering, 9% other, 6% Physics, 4% Chemistry, 2% Math
Transfer Rates:
7
University Destinations:
San Francisco State University, San Jose State, UC Berkeley, UC Davis, UC San Diego, UC Santa Cruz and UCLA Local Corporate Partners: Amgen, AT&T, Building Diversity in Science (BDIS)
 
Contact Information
Frederick Moore
Director
50 Phelan Ave.
San Francisco, CA 94112
Phone: (415) 452-5817
Web site

 

College of the Canyons

 
Number of Students Served:
163
Majors:
Biochemistry, Chemistry, Computer Science, Earth Science, Engineering, Life Science, Math, Nursing, Physics
Transfer Rates:
36
University Destinations:
Brigham Young University, Cal Lutheran, CSU Fresno, CSU Fullerton, CSU Long Beach, CSU Northridge, Idaho State University, UC Davis, UC Irvine, UCLA, UC Riverside, UC San Diego, UC Santa Cruz, University of Southern California, Woodbury University
 
Contact Information
Eric Lara
Director
26455 North Rockwell Canyon Road
Santa Clarita, CA 91355
Phone: (661) 362-3098
Fax: (661) 255-5373
Web site

 

College of the Desert

 
Number of Students Served:
164
 
Contact Information
J. Carl Farmer
Director
45500 Monterey Ave. P
alm Desert, CA 92260
Phone: (760) 776-7455
Fax: (760) 773-2569 
Web site

 

College of the Sequoias

 
Number of Students Served:
98
Majors:
Biochemistry, Chemistry, Computer Science, Engineering, Life Science, Math, Nursing, Physics
Transfer Rates:
19
University Destinations:
Cal Poly SLO, CSU Fresno, Humboldt State, San Jose State, UC Berkeley, UC Davis, UC Irvine, UCLA, UC Riverside, UC Santa Barbara, UC Santa Cruz
 
Contact Information
Duane Goodwin
Director
915 S. Mooney Blvd.
Visalia, CA 93277
Phone: (559) 737-6136 
Web site

 

Cosumnes River College

 
Transfer Rates:
19
University Destinations:
Baylor University, Sacramento State, Touro University, UC Berkeley, UC Davis, UCLA, UC Santa Barbara, UC San Diego, University of San Francisco, University of the Pacific
 
Contact Information
Michael Carney
Director
8401 Center Parkway
Sacramento, CA 95823
Phone: (916) 691-7657
Fax: (916) 691-7815
Web site

 

Diablo Valley College

 
Contact Information
Janice DeGray
Co-Director
Maitreyee Chandra
Co-Director
321 Golf Club Road
Pleasant Hill, CA 94523
Phone: (925) 685-1230 ext 57533

 

East Los Angeles College

Number of Students Served:
173
Majors:
Biochemstry, Chemistry, Computer Science, Earth Science, Engineering, Life Science, Math, Physics
Transfer Rates:
28
University Destinations:
Cal Poly Pomona, CSU Long Beach, CSU Los Angeles, UC Berkeley, UC Davis, UC Irvine, UCLA, UC Riverside, UC Santa Cruz, University of Southern California
Contact Information
Armando Rivera-Figueroa
Director
1301 Avenida Cesar Chavez
Monterey Park, CA 91754-6099
Phone: (323) 780-6730
Fax: (323) 265-4834
Web site

 

El Camino College

Number of Students Served:
155
Majors:
Biochemistry, Chemistry, Computer Science, Earth Science, Engineering, Life Science, Math, Nursing, Physics
Transfer Rates:
21
University Destinations:
Cal Poly Pomona, Cal Poly SLO, CSU Dominguez Hills, CSU Long Beach, Loyola Marymount University, UC Berkeley, UC Irvine, UCLA, UC San Diego, USC
Contact Information
Arturo Hernandez
Director 16007 Crenshaw Blvd.
Torrance, CA 90506
Phone: (310) 660-3887
Fax: (310) 660-6023
Web site

 

Gavilan College

 
Number of Students Served:
107
Majors:
Biochemistry, Chemistry, Computer Science, Engineering, Life Science, Math, Physics
Transfer Rates:
20
University Destinations:
CSU Fresno, CSU Monterey Bay, San Jose State, UC Berkeley, UC Davis, UC Merced, UC Santa Barbara, UC Santa Cruz, UCLA, University of Santa Clara
 
Contact Information
Eduardo Cervantes
Director
5055 Santa Teresa Blvd.
Gilroy, CA 95020
Phone: (408) 848-4887
Fax: (408) 846-4969
Web site

 

Hartnell College

Number of Students Served:
112
Majors:
Biochemistry, Chemistry, Computer Science, Engineering, Life Science, Math, Nursing, Physics
Transfer Rates:
17
University Destinations:
Cal Poly SLO, CSU Fresno, CSU Monterey Bay, CSU Sacramento, San Jose State, UC Merced, UC Santa Cruz Local
Contact Information
Bronwyn Moreno
Director
411 Central Avenue
Salinas, CA 93901
Phone: (831) 770-6131
Fax: (831) 759-6092
Web site

 

Los Medanos College

 
Number of Students Served:
156
Majors:
Biochemistry, Chemistry, Computer Science, Engineering, Life Science, Math, Physics
Transfer Rates:
21
University Destinations:
Cal Poly SLO, Chico State, San Francisco State, San Jose State, UC Berkeley, UC Davis, UC San Diego, University of the Pacific Local Corporate Partners: Outstanding Students: Los Medanos College MESA Students Mario “Shaun” Regacho, Chris Sanchez, and Brian Delgadillo were selected to participate in NASA’s Microgravity University, an educational opportunity for “future workforces” that are interested in “space exploration.” The LMC team, called Team Bazinga, will calculate the trajectory of an object by observing the precision and accuracy of an electromagnetic launcher. Team Bazinga was one of 14 teams selected to participate in NASA’s Reduced Gravity Education Flight Program, open to all community colleges and universities.
 
Contact Information
Nicole Trager
Director
2700 East Leland Road
Pittsburg, CA 94565
Phone: (925) 473-7862
Web site

 

Mendocino College

 
Number of Students Served:
111
Majors:
Biological Sciences, Engineering, Math
Transfer Rates:
16
University Destinations:
Chico State, Humboldt State, National University, San Diego State, Sonoma State, UC Berkeley, UC Davis, UC Santa Cruz, University of Arizona, University of Hawaii 
Local Corporate Partners:
Lake-Mendocino Engineers, Retech, and Savings Bank of Mendocino County Outstanding Students: Maria Vargas – Earned the Frank Lloyd English award to attend Chico State in Biological Sciences.
 
Contact Information
Lory Widmer
Interim Director
1000 Hensley Creek Road
Ukiah, CA 95482
Phone: (707) 468-3096
Fax: (707) 468-3120
Web site

 

Mission College

 
Number of Students Served:
125
Majors:
Aerospace Engineering, BioChem, Biological Sciences, Chemistry, Civil Engineering, Computer Engineering, Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, Mathematics, Mechanical Engineering, Physics, Software Engineering
Transfer Rates:
10
University Destinations:
CSU East Bay, San Francisco State, San Jose State, UC Davis, UC San Diego Local Corporate Partners: Abbott Labs, Intel, Google, Lockheed Martin, NASA and PG&E
 
 
Contact Information
Edrina Rashidi
Interim Director
3000 Mission College Blvd.
Santa Clara, CA 95054
Phone: (408) 855-5041
Fax: (408) 855-5472
Web site

 

Napa Valley College

Number of Students Served:
106
Majors:
Biochemistry, Chemistry, Computer Science, Earth Science, Engineering, Life Science, Math, Nursing, Physics
Transfer Rates:
25
University Destinations:
Brigham Young University, Cal Poly SLO, CSU Sacramento, Dominican University, San Francisco State, San Jose State, Sonoma State, UC Davis, UC Irvine, UCLA, UC Santa Barbara
Contact Information
José Hernandez
Director
2277 Napa-Vallejo Highway
Napa, CA 94558
Phone: (707) 253-3179
Fax: (707) 259-6035
Web site

 

Pasadena City College

 
Number of Students Served:
90
Majors:
Biochemistry, Chemistry, Computer Science, Earth Science, Engineering, Life Science, Math, Physics
Transfer Rates:
18
University Destinations:
Cal Poly Pomona, CSU Long Beach, CSU Los Angeles, MIT, UC Berkeley, UC Davis, UCLA, University of Manoa – Hawaii, USC
Local Corporate Partners:
Cal Connects, Oakrest Laboratories, The Pasadena Educational Foundation, The Pasadena Unified School District, UC Berkeley Transfer Alliance, UCLA Cal Teach, UCR STEM, USC Southern California Earthquake Center, USGS at Cal Tech.
Outstanding Students:
Ernesto Jimenez – MIT Engineering. Mary McLellen – UC Berkeley Mathematics Tatev Papikyan – UCLA Mathematics
 
Contact Information
Melva Alvarez
Director
1570 East Colorado Blvd.
Pasadena, CA 91106
Phone: (626) 585-3053
Fax: (626) 585-3035
Web site

 

Rio Hondo College

 
Number of Students Served:
138
Majors:
Biochemistry, Chemistry, Computer Science, Earth Science, Engineering, Life Science, Math, Physics
Transfer Rates:
17
University Destinations:
Biola University, Cal Poly Pomona, Cal Poly SLO, CSU East Bay, CSU Long Beach, CSU Los Angeles, Humboldt State, UC Berkeley, UC Davis, UC Riverside, UC San Diego, University of Hawaii
 
Contact Information
Gisela Spieler-Persad
Director
3600 Workman Mill Road
Whittier, CA 90601
Phone: (562) 463-3222
Fax: (562) 908-3432
Web site

 

Sacramento City College

 
Number of Students Served:
92
Majors:
Biochemistry, Chemistry, Computer Science, Earth Science, Engineering, Life Science, Math
Transfer Rates:
19
University Destinations:
Howard University, Sacramento State University, UC Davis, UC Merced, UC San Diego, UC Santa Barbara, University of Southern California
Local Corporate Partners:
GenCorp/Aerojet Foundation, Life Matters, Inc., Sacramento Mutual Housing Association, Teichert
 
 
Contact Information
Mai-Gemu Johnson
Director
3835 Freeport Blvd.
Sacramento, CA 95822
Phone: (916) 558-3202
Fax: (916) 558-2655
Web site

 

San Diego City College

 
Number of Students Served:
124
Majors:
Biochemistry, Chemistry, Computer Science, Earth Science, Engineering, Life Science, Math, Nursing, Physics
Transfer Rates:
27
University Destinations:
Cal Poly SLO, CSU Fresno, National University, San Diego State, St. John’s University, UC Irvine, UC San Diego, United States University, University of North Carolina – Charlotte.
 
 
Contact Information
Rafael Alvarez
Director
1313 Park Blvd.
San Diego, CA 92101
Phone: (619) 388-3393
Fax: (619) 388-3915
Web site

 

San Joaquin Delta College

 
Number of Students Served:
87
Majors:
Biochemistry, Chemistry, Computer Science, Earth Science, Engineering, Life Science, Math, Nursing, Physics
Transfer Rates:
17
University Destinations:
Cal Poly SLO, California Maritime Academy, CSU East Bay, CSU Humboldt, CSU Sacramento, Pacific Union, San Jose State, UC Berkeley, UC Davis, UC Santa Cruz, UCLA, University of the Pacific
Local Corporate Partners:
ABC Buildings, Inc., Reaching for the Stars Foundation, San Joaquin County Office of Migrant Education
 
Outstanding Students:
Luis Zepeda: 2011 transfer student to UCLA; participant in UC Davis BioPhotonics Summer and Winter internships.
Mayra Guerrero: 2011 transfer student to University of the Pacific; chosen for the Northeastern University, Center for High Rate Nano-technology Summer Internship Program.
Patricia Coe: Recipient of the MESA S-STEM Rising Sophomore scholarship for 2010-2011. Patricia is a full-time student, holding a 3.7 GPA majoring in mathematics. She also works 30 hours per week and is a single mother.
 
Contact Information
Cassandra Hernandez-Vives
Director
5151 Pacific Avenue
Stockton, CA 95207
Phone: (209) 954-5318
Fax: (209) 954-5600
Web site

 

Santa Ana College

 
Number of Students Served:
122
Majors:
Biochemistry, Chemistry, Computer Science, Engineering, Life Science, Math, Physics
Transfer Rates:
30
University Destinations:
Cal Poly Pomona, CSU Fullerton, CSU Long Beach, La Salle University, San Diego State, UC Berkeley, UC Davis, UC Irvine, UC Riverside, UC Santa Cruz
 
Contact Information
Catherine Shaffer
Director
1530 W. 17th St.
Santa Ana, CA 92706
Phone: (714) 564-6354
Fax: (714) 973-9032
Web site

 

Santa Barbara City College

Number of Students Served:
84
Majors:
Biological/Life Science, Computer Science, Engineering, Mathematics, Pharmacology, Pre-dental, Premed
Transfer Rates:
8
University Destinations:
CSU Fresno, CSU Long Beach, CSU Northridge, UC Berkeley, UC Santa Barbara, University of Alaska
Local Corporate Partners:
Medtronics, Veneco, Verizon, Yardi Corporation
Contact Information
Virginia Estrella
Director
721 Cliff Drive
Santa Barbara, CA
Phone: (805) 730-4792
Fax: (805) 963-7222

 

Santa Rosa Junior College

 
Number of Students Served:
130
Majors:
Biochemistry, Chemistry, Computer Science, Earth Science, Engineering, Life Science, Math, Physics
Transfer Rates:
30
University Destinations:
Cal Poly Pomona, Cal Poly SLO, CSU Norhridge, Embry-Riddle Aero University, Sacramento State, San Jose State, Sonoma State, UC Berkeley, UC Davis, UC Irvine, UC Merced, UC Riverside, UC Santa Cruz, UCLA.
Local Corporate Partners:
Agilent Technologies, Gallo Vineyards, Healdsburg Unified School District, Medtronic CardioVascular, Roseland Unified School District, Sonoma State University, Symmetricom, Windsor Unified School District, Winzler and Kelly Consulting Engineers
 
 
Contact Information
Darci Rosales
Director
1501 Mendocino Avenue
Santa Rosa, CA 95401
Phone: (707) 524-1859
Fax: (707) 521-7876
Web site

 

Skyline College

 
Number of Students Served:
138
Majors:
Biochemistry, Chemistry, Computer Science, Earth Science, Engineering, Life Science, Math, Nursing, Physics Transfer Rates: 30 University Destinations: Cal Poly Pomona, Cal Poly SLO, CSU Sacramento, Louisiana State University, San Francisco State, San Jose State, UC Berkeley, UC Davis, UC Riverside, UC San Diego, UCLA, University of Alaska – Fairbanks, University of San Francisco 
 
 
Contact Information
Stephen Fredricks
Director
3300 College Dr.
San Bruno CA 94066
Phone: (650) 738-4244
Fax: (650) 738-4299
Web site 

 

Solano Community College

 
Number of Students Served: 
97
Majors:
Biochemistry, Chemistry, Computer Science, Earth Science, Engineering, Life Science, Math, Nursing
Transfer Rates:
15
University Destinations:
Cal Poly SLO, CSU Sacramento, San Jose State, UC Davis, UC Merced
 
Contact Information
Jose Ballesteros
Director
4000 Suisun Valley Road
Fairfield, CA 94534
Phone: (707) 863-7863
Fax: (707) 863-7867
Web site 

 

Southwestern College

 
Number of Students Served:
157
Transfer Rates:
18
University Destinations:
Humboldt State, San Diego State, San Jose State, UC Berkeley, UC Irvine, UC San Diego
 
Contact Information
Raga Bakhiet
Director
900 Otay Lakes Road
Chula Vista, CA 91910
Phone: (619) 482-6381
Fax: (619) 482-6503
Web site

 

Ventura College

 
Number of Students Served:
139
Majors:
Architecture, Biology, Civil Engineering, Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, Mathematics, Mechanical Engineering, Nursing
Transfer Rates:
31
University Destinations:
Cal Poly Pomona, Cal Poly SLO, California Lutheran University, CSU Channel Islands, CSU Fresno, CSU Northridge, UC Berkeley, UC Davis, UCLA, UC San Diego, UC Santa Barbara, UC Santa Cruz, Woodbury University
Local Corporate Partners:
Ventura County Sheriff’s Department, Forensic Sciences Laboratory, Telair International in Simi Valley
 
Contact Information
Yessica Ortiz Noriega
Director
4667 Telegraph Road
Ventura, CA 93003
Phone: (805) 289-6283
Fax: (805) 654-6374
Web site

 

Woodland Community College

 
Contact Information
Veronica Torres
Director
2300 E. Gibson Road
Woodland, CA 95776
Phone: (530) 668-2528
Fax: (530) 661-5769

 

Yuba College

 
Number of Students Served:
76
Majors:
Biochemistry, Chemistry, Computer Science, Engineering, Life Science, Math, Nursing, Physics
Transfer Rates:
12
University Destinations:
Chico State, CSU East Bay, Sacramento State, UC Davis
 
Contact Information
Kristina Vannucci
Director
2088 N. Beale Road Marysville, CA 95901
Phone: (530) 741-6986
Fax: (530) 749-3854
Web site

 

 

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