Summer Bridge Programs

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The MPC Jump Start Summer Bridge Programs were designed to recruit, retain, and graduate a population of students underrepresented in higher education. These programs help facilitate students' transition and adjustment to college life and improve their academic performance and persistence rates. This is accomplished by increasing  students' control over their academic future by preparing them to effectively participate in a classroom, to assess their academic abilities, and by introducing them to campus services and encouraging the utilization of these services.

MPC currently offers eight summer bridge programs which provide equitable opportunities for prospective students to pursue higher education.  Each program has a different focus and is a collaboration between faculty, staff, administrators, and local organizations to provide extraordinary experiences and promoting inclusivity in areas we have made our priority as a higher education institution.at

As an active participant in an MPC Jump Start, students are required to attend one of the bridge programs listed below. Here, students will be introduced to the in's and out's of college life, build relationships within their cohort, as well as learn about the available campus services.  If interested in participating, please complete the MPC Jump Start Interest Form

*** If selected to participate in MPC Jump Start, you will need to complete the program contract and email it to MPCJumpStart@mpc.edu. You will be emailed confirming your contract has been received followed by instructions on what to complete by July 12th.***

 Summer 2019 Schedule

(For more details on the bridge programs in this schedule see information under this schedule)

 

Bridge Program
Program Details and Qualifications
Point of Contact
Dates and Times
ARC
For students with verified disabilities

Jacque Evans
831-646-4070

jevans@mpc.edu

Aug. 13 - Aug 15, Time TBD

STEP UP

Emphasis on English skill development 

For students who have taken both an English or ENSL assessment with MPC or another community College in California

Kim Mapote

831-646-4276

MPCJumpStart@mpc.edu

Jul. 16 - Jul. 28

8:30am - 2pm

ENSL

For students who have have taken an ENSL placement test with MPC or another community college in California OR have taken ESL/ELL/ELD course in the past

Yuliana Vasquez
831-646-4247 

yvasquez@mpc.edu

Jul. 16 - Jul. 28

8:30am - 2pm

 
LAUNCH For re-entry students (approximately 24 years and older) 

831-646-4276

MPCJumpStart@mpc.edu

August
SCORE+ 

For students who have taken a Math assessment and placed in either Math 351 or Math 261 with MPC or the equivalent from another community college in California

Kelly Fletes
831-646-4247

kfletes@mpc.edu

 

Jul. 16 - Jul. 28

8:30am - 2pm

TRIO   For students who qualify as first-generation AND/OR low income who are committed to earning an Associate Degree for Transfer (AA-T/AS-T)

Jessica Cerritos
831-646-4246 

triosss@mpc.edu

Jul. 30 - Aug.2

9am - 1:05pm

 

PERS 10 Course

1pm - 5:05pm

Veterans  For active duty and/or retired US military veterans OR dependents who are using GI Bill benefits.

Eileen Crutchfield
831-646-4025 

ecrutchfield@mpc.edu

Aug. 13 - Aug. 14

9am - 1pm



 

Access Resource Center

The Access Resource Center (ARC) offers academic counseling, specialized instruction and classroom accommodations to students with a verified disability. Based on a student’s academically related functional limitations, supports are provided to promote access to campus programs and activities.

ARC’s summer bridge program is specialized for new, incoming MPC students with verified disabilities. Verified disabilities include:

  • Acquired Brain Injury

  • ADD/ADHD

  • Autism Spectrum Disorder

  • Deaf/Hard of Hearing

  • Intellectual Disability

  • Learning Disability

  • Mobility/Orthopedic Impairment

  • Psychological Disability

  • Visual Impairment

  • Other Disability

For information on the ARC Summer Bridge Program, please contact Jacque Evans, via phone/email at (831) 646-4070 or arcinfo@mpc.edu.

 

English as a Second Language

The ENSL Summer Bridge Program focuses on intensive instruction over a two-week session to help students advance a level above where they have placed. After completing the ENSL Summer Bridge, ENSL students come in more confident and well prepared for the following Fall semester.

To be eligible for the ENSL Summer Bridge Program, students must:

  • Complete the admission process with MPC

  • Have an ENSL assessment score from MPC or any other California Community College

  • Not have taken any classes on the MPC ENSL Course Sequence

For more information on the ENSL Summer Bridge Program, please contact Yuliana Vasquez via phone/email at (831) 646-4247 or yvasquez@mpc.edu.

 

LAUNCH (Re-Entry Students)

College isn’t just for incoming high school seniors! Re-entry students are assets to our campus bringing their life and professional experience to MPC. LAUNCH was created for prospective MPC students that are considered re-entry students. Re-entry students, usually 25 years old and older, are individuals that have decided to pursue higher education or change career paths later in life. The LAUNCH Summer Bridge provides resources and a community for students who once deferred their lifelong goal of earning a college degree.

For more information on LAUNCH, please phone/email (831) 646-4276 or MPCJumpStart@mpc.edu.

 

SCORE+

SCORE+ is a two-week Summer program to assist incoming and current MPC students who qualify for Pre-Algebra (MATH 351) or Beginning Algebra (MATH 261) transition and find success in their academic careers. Students will participate in Math preparation activities as well as important counseling workshops to acclimate students to the MPC learning environment and give them knowledge about the many resources available for their educational and personal growth and success.

To be eligible for SCORE+, students must:

  • Complete the admission process with MPC

  • Have placed in MATH 351 or MATH 261 with MPC or the equivalent from any other California Community College

  • Not have taken any classes on the MPC Math Course Sequence

For more information on SCORE+, please contact Kelly Fletes via phone/email at (831) 646-4247 or kfletes@mpc.edu.

 

STEP UP

STEP UP participants will focus on developing their English skills with an introduction to the in's and out's of college life.  STEP UP also helps students transition to college by providing opportunities to connect with and build relationships with others in their cohort.  Students are provided with a clear path that leads to success. To be eligible for STEP UP, prospective students must:

  • Complete the admission process with MPC

  • Have an English assessment score and Math assessment score from MPC or any other California Community College

  • Attend a two-week, on-campus summer bridge

For more information on STEP UP, please phone/email (831) 646-4276 or MPCJumpStart@mpc.edu.
 

TRIO

The TRIO SSS Program is an educational opportunity designed to motivate and support students from limited income and first-generation college backgrounds. At MPC, the Student Support Services program is designed to prepare students to successfully earn an associate's degree and transfer to a four-year institution. To join TRIO SSS, the Summer Bridge Program is REQUIRED! Prospective TRIO SSS Summer Bridge students must enroll in ONE of the following PERS 10 sections:

PERS 10 - Introduction to College Success

  • Section 0172   MTWTh 9AM - 1:05PM   Monterey Campus Room LF-103   7/30 - 8/02
  • Section 0173   MTWTh 9AM - 1:05PM   Monterey Campus Room LF-101   7/30 - 8/02

For more information, please contact Jessica Cerritos via phone/email at (831) 646-4246 or triosss@mpc.edu.

 

U.S. Veterans

MPC’s Summer Bridge Program for U.S. Veterans is a special program designed to encourage and support those who have served to pursue a higher education. The Veterans Summer Bridge Program is open first-year MPC students. Students selected for this special summer program are strong candidates whom we believe could benefit from summer courses and a comprehensive support program designed to ensure a smooth transition.

Please review the Veterans Resource Center (VRC) New Students page to determine your eligibility as a veteran.

For more information, please contact Eileen Crutchfield via phone/email at (831) 646-4025 or ecrutchfield@mpc.edu.