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Mission College is a community college situated in Santa Clara, California. The college is located in the center of Silicon Valley, and was established in the year 1967. Mission College offers over 70 academic and enrichment programs. It offers courses on various fields of study such as fire prevention, health occupation and computer technology. Mission College's mascot is the Saint and the official colors are white, black and teal. The college has women's soccer, tennis, softball, basketball and badminton teams, and men's tennis and baseball teams. The college also has a state-of-the-art gymnasium. Gary Matthews Jr, MLB baseball player for Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim, graduated from this college.

Profile of Mission CollegeMission College is found in Santa Clara, California. Santa Clara is a rural site not far from an urban area. The school is a public institution. Students can earn degrees up to and including the Associate's degree at Mission College.

Course Topics

The school is known for its programs in science.

Mission College Selectivity

Mission College accepts all qualified applicants under its open-admission rules.

The school has a tenure system for senior faculty. The full-time faculty at Mission College is well-paid, which often goes with faculty quality.

Student Enrolment

Students numbered 8, 832 in 2007 at the school. Mission College has a large minority student population. A large number of students at the school are 40 years old or older.

Mission College Tuition and AffordabilityMission College is a relative bargain, with lower tuition and fees than most schools offering similar degrees.

The school reports its educational mission is:

"Mission Colleges first priorities are student learning and success. The College serves the ever changing educational and economic development needs of Santa Clara, Silicon Valley, and the larger community, and seeks to develop community leaders who can participate responsibly in a democratic society and become global stewards in a dynamic world economy. To accomplish its mission, the College: Provides transfer, degree, and certificate programs in lower division arts and sciences; community, career, and vocational education; and educational opportunities in basic skills and English as a Second Language; Systematically assesses, evaluates, and improves student learning, educational programs, and student support services; Maintains an organizational culture that engages in continuous learning and uses the results of systematic assessment and evaluation to inform decision making, allocate resources, and improve institutional policies and procedures; Provides comprehensive academic and technological resources; and Provides a variety of culturally enriching experiences that embrace the diversity of the College community. "

Mission College Programs and Degrees
General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors
Liberal Arts269liberal arts and sciences, social services, speech and rhetoric, sociology, anthropology, technical and business writing, international relations, economics
Nursing and Emergency Medicine130licensed practical nurse, nursing assistant
Business and Management84business, accounting, sales and marketing, international business, electronic commerce, small business management
Science54biology, physical sciences
Family and Social Work35child development, foodservice management, social service professions, food and nutrition, human services
Security and Law Enforcement33fire-fighting
Medical Support and Technology17mental health services tech
Computer Science and Engineering14database administration, computer science, web design, system administration, computer graphics, computer programming, webmastering, computer networking
office and Administration13administrative assistant, office management, data entry
Design12graphic design
Real Estate and Construction Management9real estate
Cooking and Culinary Arts8restaurant and catering management
Engineering8engineering, archeology
Mechanics and Repair7computer repair
Therapy and Counselling6psychology
Engineering Technician4mechanical drafting, electrical drafting, manufacturing tech, hazardous materials tech
Nutrition and Exercise Therapy3sports and fitness management
Landscaping and Horticulture2floristry
Art Studies1art studies, visual and performing arts
Hospitality0hospitality management
Media0digital communications, graphic communications, advertising
Medical administration0community health
Education and Teaching0teacher aide, early childhood special ed
Medicine0health professions
Contact: Mission CollegeMission College

3000 Mission College Blvd

Santa Clara, California 95054-1897

General Phone: (408) 988-2200

http://www.missioncollege. org/

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