AANAPISI Services and Events


The Asian Pacific American Student Success (APASS) Program is the direct service arm of the AANAPISI programs. APASS provides culturally-relevant services for Asian American/Pacific Islander (AAPI) students to develop their educational pathways towards graduation and transfer to four-year universities. APASS specifically targets students who are on the ESL track transitioning into college level programs and for those pursuing Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) majors.

Services include one-on-one academic and career counseling, college transition and student success workshops , college campus field trips , and AAPI-themed activities and events.

The services that are created through the grant are provided to ALL Mission students.

For more information about APASS, please visit the Welcome Center.

The Welcome Center

The Welcome Center is located inside the first floor of the main building. It's an excellent place to begin your visit at Mission College, with services that provide a variety of information to new/continuing students and visitors regarding initial registration, financial aid, admissions, campus tours, class information, and class location and so on. The Welcome Center is equipped with computers and kiosks for these services.

We have friendly staff and student ambassadors to assist the needs of students to ensure their questions are answered or guided or the proper locations.

Please visit our campus and contact us for a campus tour at (408) 855-5083 or email: mc.welcomecenter@wvm.edu. We look forward to seeing you.

STEM Learning Center

The STEM Learning Center is the central resource hub for students who are interested in pursuing a major in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) disciplines at Mission College.

Services currently available to students include tutoring in many STEM subjects from our MESA tutors, four computers for student use, a quiet place for individual and group study, scheduling an appointment with the APASS STEM/Transfer Counselor, MentorNet, internship opportunities with local STEM companies, career advising , and a Pilot Peer Mentor Program to provide additional support for students to successfully complete coursework within the STEM disciplines.

Major funding for the STEM Learning Center comes from the Federal Title III AANAPISI Part F Grant. For more information about the STEM Learning Center, come visit the center on the first floor of the Science Building, room SCI-131, call the AANAPISI Program Office at (408) 855-5261, or visit the Mission College STEM student resource website at http://www.missioncollege.edu/student_services/stem/index.html.