Community Initiatives

How Much Is a Mt. SAC Degree Worth?
Did you know that our grads more than double their annual pre-degree earnings after two years in the workforce and nearly triple their earnings after five years? In fact, nearly 45% of community college grads in California with an associate degree earned over $54,000 annually five years after earning their degree. About 25% of AA/AS grads earned median wages exceeding $77,000 five years after graduating.

Need Customized Training for Your Business?
Boost your competitiveness. Improve profitability and efficiency. Retain employees. Your business can reap these benefits and more through Mt. SAC's Training Source. We offer affordable customized employee and manager training in customer service, communication, marketing, conflict resolution, strategic planning and problem solving, warehousing and logistics, equipment operations and production practices, work processes, advanced technology (CAD/CAM, animation, modeling graphics), computer programming, Microsoft Office, literacy programs (workplace English), writing, and language comprehension. We also offer skills certificates for employees who want to advance in retail management, human resource management, payroll accounting, computer information systems, electronics, fashion design, hospitality management, welding, as well as other careers. Your business may be eligible for state-funded assistance to provide employee training through the Employment Training Panel (ETP). For more information about the Training Source and ETP, contact Paulo Madrigal, Director of Community & Career Education at (909) 274-5234 or via e-mail:

Tool Will Help Improve  Student Completion Rates
California's community college leadership has adopted a Student Success Initiative to improve and accelerate the completion rates of students enrolled in the state's 112 community college campuses. One of the initiative's key objectives is to ensure that all students have an educational plan, which serves as a roadmap to completing their academic programs. In that regard, Mt. SAC has launched the new Mountie Academic Plan (MAP), an online program that enables students to track progress they've made toward completing their educational plan and achieving their career goals. Through MAP, students can now: ? View their educational plan as developed with a counselor; ? Track their CSU, UC, and Mt. SAC degree-applicable grade point average (GPA) and their overall GPA; ? View their progress in the CSU/UC transfer path; ? Run "what if" scenarios to see how close students are to completing other degrees and certificates to compare their options; and ? View their degree audit worksheet, which will detail their progress--course by course--towards their declared degree objective at Mt. SAC. "Our students' success at Mt. SAC depends greatly on their meeting with a counselor to develop an educational goal and following a defined plan," says VP of Student Services Dr. Audrey Yamagata-Noji. "MAP provides excellent tools to help them progress and reach their goals. This is just another element toward our advancing the college's student success initiative."