Puente Program


The Puente program (www.thepuenteproject.org) is an academic, counseling and mentoring program that has improved college persistence and success rates for thousands of California's educationally under-served students.  The Puente mission is to increase the number of community college students who:

  • Transfer and enroll in four-year colleges and universities
  • Earn college degrees
  • Return to the community as mentors and leaders

The Puente program at Mendocino College is open to all students who are ready to enroll and who have not completed the Puente cohort courses (see below).  Space is limited to approximately 25 students per academic year.  Program enrollment is on a first-come, first-served basis.  We will utilize waitlists for any additional interested students and provide referrals for additional college services available to students.  

If you are interested in the Puente program, please complete the Puente Interest Form and attend an Interest Session (dates listed on interest form).  Interested students must compete the interest form and attend an interest session to enroll in the Puente program.  If you have questions, please contact Professor Apryl Guisasola, Puente Counselor & Co-Coordinator at aguisasola@mendocino.edu

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Fall 2022

ENG 200 College Composition (3 units) MW 9:00 – 10:20 am
ENG 65 Academic Literacy (2 units) MW 10:30 – 11:20 am
ENG 560 Writing Lab (non-credit, no units) online
CCS 101 Career & Life Planning (3 units) T 9:00 am – 11:50 am

*Students may enroll in additional courses with assistance from the Puente Counselor.

Spring 2023

ENG 201 Critical Thinking Through Literature (4 units) – focus on Latino/a literature
PSY 215 Psychology of Personal Growth (3 units)
MTH 30 Math Success (1 unit)
MTH 540 Math Lab (non-credit, no units)
MTH 200 Precalculus (5 units) + MTH 542 Math Lab for Corequisite Support (non-credit)
MTH 220 Statistics (4 units) + MTH 532 Support for Statistics

*The math class you choose will depend on your major (the Puente Counselor will assist you)



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Math Instructor/ Co-Coordinator, Professor Leslie Banta


English Instructor/ Co-Coordinator, Professor John Rall


Counselor & Instructor/ Co-Coordinator, Professor Apryl Guisasola