"I will always remember the valuable lessons I learned at MPC. I will miss the campus as I continue my education at the University of Hawaii."
Joseph Cassius Lamplain
Class of 2014
MPC provides many helpful and convenient resources on the Monterey campus. Limited services are also provided at the Education Center at Marina. Counseling, Financial Aid and Student Health Services are scheduled on specific days and times. Please see the Education Center at Marina's website for details on those resources.
The College Bookstore is located in the Student Center. In addition to all course-required and optional textbooks, the MPC Bookstore also carries general and reference books, school supplies, emblematic clothing, gifts, and gift cards. Many of the textbooks are can be rented at about 50% of the new price of the book. Regular bookstore hours are 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m., Monday through Thursday; and 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m., Friday during the Fall and Spring semesters.
- Early Childhood Lab School
The MPC Early Childhood Laboratory School, which operates under Student Services, is licensed for 96 children by the Department of Social Services, with funding from the California Department of Education, Child Development
Division. The Center has a dual purpose for the campus community: high-quality preschool for students’ children and an outstanding laboratory experience for Early Childhood Education Department majors. Staff members of the Early Childhood Laboratory School are credentialed professionals with many years of experience in the education of young children. The staff is augmented by Early Childhood Education Department students, parent volunteers and student assistants.
- Counseling/Academic Advising
Counseling faculty are available to assist students in developing an education plan that helps fulfill the requirements for certificates, graduation, transfer to a four-year institution, or personal interest. The constant change of requirements
and prerequisites for institutions and occupations makes continuing guidance a necessary part of a student’s academic life. All students are encouraged to define their educational objectives and design a plan to reach them. Counselors are available to assist both day and evening students on an appointment or drop-in basis. Re-entry students can obtain information and support for educational and career planning. These services and career materials are located in the Counseling Department in the Student Services Building. Counselors also provide students with assistance in adjusting
to college, advice on improving study skills, and assistance with personal matters. For more information, call (831) 646-4020.
- Food Services
Made-to-order sandwiches and a full grill are features of the cafeteria, where breakfast and lunch are served. The cafeteria is located in the Student Center. Additional food services are available in the “Snack Shack” located in the Social Sciences Building and at the “Food for Thought Lounge” located in the Library and Technology Center.
The Library and Technology Center houses the MPC Library (main and third floors), English as a Second Language lab, English and Study Skills Center, Reading Center (first floor), and the Instructional Technology Center (third floor). Additional public spaces include an open learning classroom/boardroom, a copy center, and a café with study space and refreshments. MPC students and MPC residents in the community college district may obtain
a library card by showing a class schedule or resident verification. For hours and more details, consult our website at www.mpc.edu/library or call the Library Circulation Desk at (831) 646-4095 or the Library Reference Desk at (831) 646-4262.
- Student Health Services
The Student Health Services staff are committed to offering all students quality health care, health promotion information, health education and support so that each student has the opportunity to successfully complete their academic journey at Monterey Peninsula College. Student Health Services can be found in the Student Services Building, Rooms 101-101E. A nurse and a Health Specialist provide assistance to students for minor injuries and illness care. Therapist interns provide personal counseling by appointment. The office telephone number is (831) 646-4017/4018; if an emergency and no answer, please call 911 or the Security Office at (831) 646-4099.