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Alert: Mt. SAC has Transitioned to Online Classes and Services (see www.mtsac.edu/online). Learn more about our COVID-19 response at www.mtsac.edu/health.

Bridge student staff at Summer Bridge Welcome and Registration Event

Summer Bridge Welcome and Registration Event

Summer Bridge Students with their Peer Advisor

Summer Bridge Students

Summer Bridge students at Summer Bridge Carnival

Summer Bridge Carnival

Face painting at Bridge Dia de los Muertos event

Dia de los Muertos face painting

Bridge students at the UCLA Stomp Conference

UCLA Stomp Conference

Bridge students studying in the Bridge study area

Bridge students studying

Summer Bridge students at Closing Ceremony

Summer Bridge Closing Ceremony

Bridge Program

The Bridge Program offers several learning communities designed to increase students' academic and personal success through the structuring of the learning environment. Students participating in a learning community are enrolled in linked or clustered classes that are taught in a cooperative environment between instructors.

Learning communities include Summer Bridge, Math Bridge, English Bridge and many more. Each learning community focuses on a specific academic need and has an assigned counselor to assist students. The Bridge Program is perfect for students who are under prepared academically, are economically disadvantaged, and need additional support in their first year at Mt. SAC. Bridge students also form lasting friendships. They tend to share educational goals, interests, and similar backgrounds. We work with students to promote their transfer success to universities. You might just find our program to be the "bridge" you need to cross over your obstacles to success!

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MT. SAC COVID-19 UPDATE:

As of 3/20/20, the Mt. SAC Bridge Program Office is closed, but our Counselors and Staff are working remotely.
If you have any questions or concerns, please call us at our new temporary number 909-610-9375 during our regular business hours, Monday - Friday, 8:00 am - 4:30 pm.
If you have a question for a Bridge Counselor or Advisor, please call our new number or email BridgeCounseling@mtsac.edu and one of our Counselors/ Advisor will respond. If needed, they can also help schedule an appointment for you. Appointments will be available Monday - Friday, 8:00 am - 4:30 pm and will be held over the phone or email based. (This is to enforce social distancing)
We encourage you to follow us on social media on Instagram and Facebook for information and updates.
Student Services FAQs

The Mt. SAC Summer Bridge Program is a 6 week program that supports graduating high school students to acclimate to college life, build connections and get over the fears of college. Students refer to the Bridge Program as a community and family. Be part of our family and apply today!

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During the fall and spring semesters, the Bridge Program offers several learning communities. Students will learn what it takes to succeed in college and beyond. Students will work in teams, take field trips and receive tutoring in these courses.

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      • Online CommunicationTips For Online Learning Success
        1. Network!
          Build a support system. Meet your classmates and professors early in the semester! Go out of your way to exchange contact information. You can access emails via Canvas
        2. Manage Your Time Wisely!
          Online courses give you flexibility, but do not fall behind. Set the same time aside that you would for face-to-face instruction.
        3. Review Syllabus + Have An Agenda
          Create an agenda with due dates of all your assignments. Staying organized with your notes and agenda will allow you to be productive when you're ready to study.
        4. Designate Work Zones!
          With online courses all your time is outside of the classroom. Designate a work space that will work for you. If possible, communicate with others in the household.
        5. Communicate!
          Send an email, text, or attend professors office hours if you have any questions or need assistance with class assignments. Professors want to assist you as best as possible.
        6. Use Your Resources!
          Seek out tutoring and student support services. Most services are available online just like you would receive them face-to-face. Check online to access them.
        7. Take Care of Self!
          Take care of your mental, emotional, and physical health. Go on a walk, talk to a friend, do arts & crafts, etc. Taking care of your well-being will help you academically.
      • About Us IconAbout Us/ History

        History of the Bridge Program

        The Bridge Program began as the first learning community at Mt. San Antonio College, originally known as the Student Success Summer Academy. The beginning foundation for this program was initiated in 1997, but first became available to students for the summer term of 1998. The purpose of the program was to help students who just graduated from high school and prepare them for the rest of their journey in higher education. The first class in 1998 consisted of 82 students. These first-time college students experienced obstacles due to socio-economic and academic issues, but were given the support and the tools needed to overcome these challenges through the Student Success Summer Academy. Courses that were offered, were basic skills writing and counseling courses. They also had to participate in a "community" class. The Student Success Summer Academy also offered great support from counselors, peer advisors, tutors, and other staff. The success rate for the summer term of 1998 was 96%.

        Today, the Bridge Program celebrates 22 years of success, and continues to assist students transition from high school to college, through the Summer Bridge Program, the English Bridge and Math Bridge learning communities offered in the fall and spring semesters. We serve over 350 students in the summer and over 500 students each semester.

      • Summer Bridge IconSummer Bridge

        The Summer Bridge program will be held June 21-July 29, 2021.

        Visit the Summer Bridge Page to learn more

Bridge Program Staff

Bridge Program Staff   Email Address  
Anabel Perez Learning Communities Counselor/Coordinator aperez@mtsac.edu  
Lyssette Trejo Learning Communities Counselor ltrejo@mtsac.edu  
Jolene Chong Program Coordinator jchong13@mtsac.edu  
Nayeli Madero Educational Advisor mnmadero@mtsac.edu  
Lynn Matthiesen Student Services Program Specialist lmatthiesen@mtsac.edu  
Esther Hernandez Administrative Specialist ehernandeznunez@mtsac.edu  
Contact Us

Monday - Friday  8:00 am - 4:30 pm
 Building 9E, Second Floor
909-610-9375
bridgeprogram@mtsac.edu
www.mtsac.edu/bridge

 

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