The SCC MESA program provides special academic support services to educationally and financially disadvantaged students majoring in math, engineering, science and computer information science disciplines.

Program Requirements:

All MESA students must:

  1. Be eligible for enrollment in elementary algebra (Mathematics 100) or a higher mathematics course.
  2. Maintain a current 3-year Student Educational Plan (SEP) on file in the MESA center and verify each semester with a MESA counselor that it is current.
  3. Enroll in the Human Development 138 MESA orientation course and/or the engineering orientation course, Engineering 300 (first time SCC MESA student).
  4. Actively participate in the SCC MESA program by coming to the student center at least once every week studying with other MESA students (5 hours per week).
  5. Participate in at least one Academic Excellence workshop.
  6. Form a class cluster to facilitate group study.
  7. At the first sign of a problem, trouble, or poor grade (every new college student collects at least one) related to school, home, or finances, contact the MESA office.
  8. Take advantage of networking opportunities offered by MESA.

Qualified MESA students have priority for use of the SCC MESA center. Non-MESA students also have access to the MESA center provided space is available.

Note: Enrollment period ends the 6th week of the semester.

MESA Offers:

  1. MESA study center where students can study in a supportive environment.
  2. Individual/group tutoring.
  3. Field trips to universities and industries.
  4. Leadership development opportunities.
  5. Academic advising.
  6. Scholarship opportunities.
  7. Academic excellence workshops.
  8. Industry internship and mentorship opportunities.

MESA Benefits:

  1. Enhance your educational experience as you earn your A.A., B.A. or B.S.
  2. Gain first-hand knowledge of your field of interest.
  3. Make friends who have the similar academic and career interests.
  4. Develop a close relationship with faculty members.
  5. Develop and improve your academic and leadership skills.
  6. Raise educational expectations.
  7. Initiate a transfer agreement with a CSU or UC university.
  8. Develop a close "family" relationship with other MESA students.