Mission College Future Students

Mission College students

Welcome to the Mission College Community!

Located in the heart of Silicon Valley, Mission College offers excellent education and training programs delivered in a friendly and supportive “small town” environment. Explore your educational options, get assistance from dedicated student service professionals, and discover a great place to start your path to success!

Mission College is a proud member of the California Community College system, one of the largest educational systems in the world with 109 colleges that serve over 2.5 million students.

We encourage you to visit our campus and learn more about our educational programs. We offer a unique set of over 70 certificate, degree and transfer programs. Click on the link to Certificates & Degrees to find degree requirements, course descriptions, career options, and faculty information.  Students at Mission College may choose to complete one or several of the following educational options:

  • Certificate programs are short career programs designed to prepare students for immediate employment. Completion of one of these program will provide employers with evidence that specific training has been completed.
  • Associate degrees (associate in arts or associate in science) also provide training in a specific area. A minimum of 60 units of academic credit is required that includes general education courses and major courses. Some vocational areas (e.g. Licensed Vocational Nursing, Psychiatric Technician) may only require an associate degree to be employed in the field.
  • Transfer programs prepare the student for junior standing at a college or university which grants advanced degrees (B.A., B.S., M.A., M.S., etc.). The courses in transfer majors are designed as a college/university parallel program for the first two years of a four-year bachelor’s program.
  • Personal Enrichment is one of the many benefits of attending Mission College. There is a wide variety of courses offered each semester for students seeking personal enrichment and lifelong learning. Students do not need to pursue a certificate or degree program to enroll in courses.

Undecided about your major or transfer destination?

Make an appointment with one of our counselors in Counseling Services for advisement about career or transfer options. Counselors are also available for drop-in questions throughout the semester. Students may also enroll in Counseling courses offered each semester to help choose a career, develop study skills for college, understand the transfer process, and to develop life success strategies.