She knows success in any language
When Luisa Ceron arrived in California from Colombia in 1998, she came with an architecture degree and a dream to succeed. But one thing stood in her way. She couldn’t speak English—at all. A relative arranged for Luisa to enroll in Mt. SAC’s English-as-a-Second-Language program. She excelled in both vocational and credit English courses and honed her computer skills through additional classes.
With the confidence gained from her Mt. SAC training, Luisa went on to earn her master’s degree in architecture at Cal Poly Pomona.
Today, she is realizing her American Dream. Luisa is a practicing architect at a firm in Orange County, where she helps design residential and multifamily developments.
“Learning a new language in a new culture can be quite intimidating,” says Luisa, “but the quality instruction I received at Mt. SAC made the transition easier. Now that I can speak English well, I have the confidence and competitive edge I need to succeed.”