Graduation 2016

Geo 1 Summer 2016

DBA Compton Initiative


ACES Program

The mission of the TRiO Student Support Services Program (ACES) is to provide college advisement and services in a challenging, encouraging and supportive manner to a diverse group of first-generation, and/or low income or disabled students, such that all students will graduate and/or transfer to a four-year college or university.

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      • About ACES About Us

        ACES (Achieving in College, Ensuring Success) is a TRIO Student Support Services Program that was established by Congress to help students overcome class, social, academic, and cultural barriers to higher education. The ACES Program is funded by a $220,000 per year grant, for five years, from the U.S Department of Education.

        ACES is designed to assist students who are low-income and/or the first in their family to attend college and/or disabled to obtain an Associates degree and transfer from Mt. San Antonio College to a four-year institution.

         ACES services focus on a holistic approach to student development and student success. Participants will gain the knowledge and skills necessary to achieve their educational goals and ultimately obtain a bachelor's degree. 

        ACES was established at Mt. San Antonio College in 2010 and successfully completed one grant cycle (5 years). Due to successfully meeting its federally- mandated objectives and receiving all of their Prior Experience (PE) points on the grant competition in 2015, ACES Program continued to receive its funding until 2020. Click on the ACES Highlights and Alumni Section to learn more about what ACES has achieved at Mt. SAC in 6 years.

      • ACES Resources Resources

        Dream Believe Achieve (DBA) Club:
        There are many resources available to Mt. SAC students and ACES recommends its students to learn about the programs and resources avalable that will assist their success at Mt. SAC and at a four-year university.

        If you are looking to get involved on campus but don’t know where to begin- Check out the Dream Believe Achieve Club insert facebook link:

        This is a Mt. SAC approved student club with the mission to assist Mt. SAC students who are first generation college students to navigate the system of higher education (Mt. SAC and beyond). 

        D.B.A stands for Dream Believe Achieve
        We can all Dream
        And if we have fellow peers who Believe
        the only thing left to do is Achieve.

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ACES Staff

  • Diana Felix Photo Diana Felix
    ACES Counselor/Coordinator
  • Elizabeth Estevez Photo Elizabeth Estevez
    ACES Administrative Specialist

ACES Program

Mon-Th: 8:00 A.M. - 6:00 P.M.
F: 8:00 A.M. - 4:30 P.M.
Building 9E 3rd Floor
(909) 274-4411