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  • DiscoverMt. San Jacinto CollegeDiscover

    San Jacinto Menifee Temecula San Gorgonio Pass

  • 1Students can enter programs of study at Mt. San Jacinto College to earn Associate of Science (AS) or Associate of Arts (AA) degrees or prepare them for transfer to the University of California (UC) system, the California State University (CSU) system, or to other public or private universities throughout the country. MSJC also offers employment concentrations in a variety of subject areas. Employment Concentrations can be quickly obtained and help you advance in your career.

    EXCEL INSPIREEXCELAdministration of JusticeAlcohol & Drug StudiesAllied HealthAmerican Indian StudiesAmerican Sign LanguageAnatomy & PhysiologyAnthropologyArt/Visual CommunicationsAstronomyAudio TechnologyAutomotiveBiology BusinessChemistry Child DevelopmentCommunications StudiesComputer ScienceDanceEarth Science

    EconomicsEngineering TechnologyEnglishEnvironmental StudiesFireFrenchGeographyGeographic Information SystemsGeology Health ScienceHistoryHumanitiesLegal Assistant Liberal ArtsMathematicsMultimediaMusic NursingNutrition

    PhilosophyPhotographyPhysical EducationPhysicsPolitical SciencePsychologyReal EstateSociologyTheater ArtsTurf & Landscape ManagementViticulture & EnologyWater TechnologyWorld Languages


    In Your Community College

    Part of the largest system of higher education in the nation Founded in 1963 District: 1,700 square miles in Riverside County Associate Degrees: 45 Certificates: 34 Employment Concentrations: 100+

    Total number of students: 20,000 Students under the age of 25: 57% Female students: 54% Male students: 46%



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    MSJC Disciplines

    MSJC ranked as the #1 college in Riverside & San Bernardino counties in The Press-Enterprise Readers Choice

    Awards 5 years in a row:2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

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    Our inspiring faculty members provide the highest level of instruction in a relaxed and safe environment. They come from the best universities from the U.S. and abroad with a common passion for teaching. Many have received awards in their fields, hold doctorates, are published authors and have outstanding research and real-world experience. Here is just a sample of some of our faculty members:

    INSPIREINSPIREDr. Denise DalaimoSociology Chair at the San Jacinto Campus, Denise is a Stanback-Stroud Diversity Award recipient. The Stanback-Stroud Diversity Award is an honor of the Academic Senate for California Community Colleges. Denise was a featured expert on the History Channel show Americas Book of Secrets. Denise was interviewed for

    the episode Hells Angels, which originally aired in 2013.

    Erik OzolinsChair of the Anthropology Department at the Menifee Valley Campus, Erik also serves as the co-director of the Honors Enrichment Program (Menifee Valley Campus). He is past President of the Honors Transfer Council of California. Eriks supervision has helped several MSJC Honors students receive recognition

    and scholarships at the annual Honors Research Conference at UC Irvine.

    Michael WeldenMichael, a mathematics instructor, has published two manuals for use with Gustafson & Frisk algebra textbooks. The popular college-level manuals are standards in the field and are used across the nation.

    Christina YamanakaHistory professor and co-director of the Honors Enrichment Program (San Jacin-to Campus), Christina is a distinguished recipient of a number of awards. Her recognition includes the Phi Theta Kappa honor societys Hallmark Award for her past service as the Phi Theta Kappa advisor for her work in the disciplines of

    the Societys four Hallmarks: Scholarship, Leadership, Service, and Fellowship. She was also named by the MSJC Foundation as the 2014 Outstanding Faculty Member of the Year.

    Dr. Roy MasonRoy is the chair of the Department of Natural Sciences at the Menifee Valley Campus. A population and community biologist with a special interest in animal behavior and population genetics, he has conducted research on avian communi-ties in a number of different ecosystems, among other areas of study. Roy has

    received a number of National Science Foundation, ATEEC fellowships. The most recent required research into alternative energy in Denmark and the study of urban and agricultural pollution as it affects water resources. Roy also serves on the San Jacinto River Basin Resource Conservation District.

    The MSJC English professors co-authored Ethnic Literary Traditions in American Childrens Literature, published by Palgrave Macmillan.

    Dr. Michelle Stewart Dr. Yvonne Atkinson

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    EXPLOREEXPLORES.T.E.MScience, Technology, Engineering and MathematicsA $1.9 million grant allows MSJC to offer a program designed specifically for students seeking a degree in science, technology, engineering and mathematics. The grant from the U.S. Department of Education provides students with mentors and tutors, helps counselors develop strong educational plans and gets students on track to enter 4-year institutions.

    Nursing / Health ProgramsMSJC offers many career options in the health field. Some require one or two semesters to complete, such as Emergency Medical Technician. Others, like Diagnostic Medical Sonography, take four semesters. Within the Nursing and Allied Health program, the career-ladder approach to education enables students to set short and/or long term attainable goals.

    Viticulture & EnologyThe science of making wine, wine hospitality and soil analysis are among the studies available for certificates.

    Passing rate forNursing test increased

    from 77% to 100%

    BiotechnologyIntroduction to Biotechnology I, Biotechnology II, Biotechnology III, and Biotechnology Lab offer hands-on learning with cutting-edge technologies, and equipment. These courses prepare students for careers in life science research and development, biomanufacturing, and biotechnology laboratory support.

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    AutomotiveThe Automotive Technology program at MSJC emphasizes a real world approach to diagnostic skill building and a thorough understanding of system theory and operations. This is accomplished through the use of computer programs, audiovisuals and hands-on experience with mock-ups and modern vehicles.

    Computer Information SystemsCIS offers students a well-equipped technical environment for both instruction and lab. All CIS courses are taught in computer equipped classrooms, allowing hands-on experience in the use of industry standard hardware, application software, operating systems, networking, and programming tools. In addition to the CIS degree, MSJC offers focused, specialized areas of study in Networking, Internet Authoring, Programming and others.

    Audio & Visual TechnologyStudents can learn the skills they need to land careers in radio, TV, motion pictures, cruise ships, casinos and more. MSJC is one of few colleges to have its own radio and TV stations to train students.

    PhotographyThe program offers non-transfer certificate and associate degree opportunities that respond to new-media industry standards in the digital paradigm.

    MusicThe music program prepares students to earn associate degrees or transfer to four-year universities. Students can study the craft of recording in one of our state of the art recording studios, study the art of playing an instrument, take vocal lessons, focus on music theory, and much more. College performance groups include the Menifee Jazz Ensemble, MSJC Concert Band, Orchestra, MSJC Big Band, choral groups, and musical theatre ensembles that perform for the public on campus and in community events. Career opportunities include Accompanist, Choir or Band Director, Vocalist, Composer, Performer and more.

    OnlineMSJCs Distance Education offers a variety of online courses to fulfill the general education and/or transfer pattern requirements. There are also online courses for Career Training. Local and international students can earn career certificates or degrees through online courses. A $50,000 grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation allows MSJC to offer a free Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) called Crafting an Effective Writer: Language Tools. This class is available to students around the world.

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    ACHIEVEACHIEVEDoctoral Degree

    Professional Degree

    Masters Degree

    Bachelors Degree

    Associate Degree

    Some CollegeNo Degree

    High School Diploma

    Less than aHigh School Diploma

    Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics, Current Population Survey - Workers: 6.1% All Workers: $827


















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    Personal Care AidHome Health AidPhysical Therapist AssistantPhysician AssistantInformation Security AnalystHealth Specialties TeacherMarket Research Analyst & Marketing Specialist



    Medical SecretaryConvention & Event PlannerNurse PractitionerPhysical TherapistInterpreter & TranslatorDiagnostic Medical SonographerIndustrial-Organizational Psychologist