MESA Community College Program (MCCP) helps prepare underrepresented students in obtaining a calculus-based four-year degree in areas such as engineering, the sciences, computer science, and mathematics. MESA has particular focus on students from those groups who historically have had the lowest levels of attainment to four-year and graduate level programs. MCCP is supported by industry so students can learn firsthand about career options, special scholarships and internships. For more information about MESA, visit the MESA Statewide Website.
Interested in taking part in CRC's MESA Community College Program? Start by submitting an application.
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.
Orientation course. The class teaches college survival skills to incoming students majoring in math, engineering and science.
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.
Student Study Center. This dedicated multipurpose space is used for study, workshops and information sharing.
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.
Regional Alliance. The MESA Capitol Corridor Alliance (MCCA), is a model for regional collaboration in STEM education and professional development for economically and educationally disadvantaged and underrepresented students. MCCA members include MESA pre-college, community college, and university programs as well as local and regional industry representatives.
Tutoring. MESA's tutors can assist students with their course material throughout the fall and spring. Tutoring is not available between semesters, winter break, spring break and summer. MESA offers tutoring for biology, chemistry, math, physics, statistics, and engineering. Please visit the MESA office for more information.
MESA Scholarship, Programs, and Events
MESA students who are enrolled in the MESA program at ARC, CRC, or SCC in the spring semester are eligible to apply for the MESA Scholarship. There are many other programs and special events available through MESA, including the Professional Development Program and MESA Boot Camp. Please visit our MESA Programs and Events page for more information.
- Business Services
- Career and Transfer Center
- Child Development Center
- Computer Labs
- Dream Center
- EOPS and CARE
- First Year Experience (FYE)
- Fresh Success/CalFresh
- Homeless Youth Success
- Native American Higher Ed
- NextUp/Foster Youth Services
- Peer Mentoring
- Puente Project
- Safe Spaces
- Student Access Center
- Umoja Diop Scholars
- Upward Bound
- Veterans Resource Center
- WEAVE Confidential Advocate