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ACES Alumni group photo from 2016
ACES alumni of 2015 group photo
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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. ACES provides the following services:

  • ACES Counselors dedicated to 140 students that provide individualized academic, transfer,  career and financial aid counseling
  • Tutoring and guided study groups
  • Financial literacy and skill  development workshops
  • University and college tours
  • Cultural enrichment activities
  • Referral to resources at Mt. SAC, the community and four year universities
  • One week summer Transfer-Bridge program at the University of California Santa Barbara
  • Computer lab and free printing
  • Registration and transfer assistance
Featured Events
      • About ACESAbout Us

        Summer 2015 ACES selfie photoCongress established the ACES (Achieving in College, Ensuring Success) TRIO Student Support Services Program to help students overcome class, social, academic, and cultural barriers to higher education. The ACES Program is funded by an annual $220,000 grant (for a 5 year cycle) from the U.S Department of Education.

        ACES assists low income, first-generation, and/or disabled students so that they can obtain an Associate's degree and transfer to a four-year institution.

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

         Mt. San Antonio College established ACES in 2010 and successfully completed one grant cycle (5 years). Since ACES met its federally-mandated objectives and received its Prior Experience (PE) points on the grant co mpetition in 2015, the program continues to receive its funding through 2020. Click on the ACES Highlights and Alumni Section to learn more about what ACES has achieved at Mt. SAC in 6 years.

      • ACES ResourcesResources

        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 available 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.

        Other Helpful Links:



ACES Staff

  • Victor M. Rojas Jr.
    TRiO Director
  • Diana Felix
    ACES Counselor/Coordinator
  •  Elizabeth Estevez
    Administrative Specialist,
    TRiO Programs
  • Yadira Perez
    ACES Program Specialist

ACES Program

Mon-Th: 7:30 A.M. - 6:00 P.M.
Building 9E 3rd Floor
(909) 274-4411