Welcome to Cosumnes River College MESA!
MESA enables educationally disadvantaged students to prepare for and graduate from a four-year college or university with a calculus-based degree in areas such as engineering, the sciences, computer science, and mathematics.
Through MESA, students develop academic and leadership skills, increase educational performance, and gain confidence in their ability to compete professionally. MESA has particular interest in and focus on students from those groups who historically have had the lowest levels of attainment to four-year and graduate level programs.
By closing this achievement gap, MESA students and graduates will be better able to make significant contributions to the socioeconomic well-being of their families and their communities.
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MESA Community College Program (MCCP)
MCCP provides math, engineering and science academic development to educationally disadvantaged community college students so they excel academically and transfer to four-year institutions as science, engineering and math majors. This support is especially crucial to students from low-performing high schools so they can reach their academic potential and become technical professionals. MCCP is supported by industry so students can learn firsthand about career options, special scholarships and internships. MCCP is a between MESA and 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.
- 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.
- 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.