Support Programs

  • CalWORKs is a welfare to work program involving cash aid and services to eligible needy California families. The program provides CalWORKs students academic, personal, career and employment-related assistance.  In additional to providing consistent educational planning and counseling, we also help students navigate the community college system and provide to other on and off-campus services such as financial aid, work-study, job placement services or child care services.  These opportunities combined with an array of high-quality support services that enable students to complete their educational goals, find meaningful employment, and successfully transition into the workforce.  Through collaboration and advocacy with our college and community partners, we prepare a segment of California’s workforce by promoting the economic self-sufficiency of CalWORKs students through the attainment of a higher education.  

  • The College Assistance Migrant Program (CAMP) offers college scholarships to students who have participated in the Migrant Education Program, or have worked in agricultural jobs, or are dependents of agricultural workers.  

  • The Cooperative Agencies Resources for Education (CARE) program was established to help EOPS students who are single parents, receiving cash-aid from CalWORKs or Tribal TANF.  The CARE program is designed to help break the welfare cycle by offering additional support to students who want to receive college-level career training or complete specific educational programs.

  • The Mendocino College Child Development Center is a pre-school and child development center for children 18 months to 6 years old that has been serving the college community since 1978.

  • The Disability Resource Center (DRC) provides instructional support services for enrolled Mendocino College students who have a verifiable disability.  The program serves the educational needs of students with disabilities recognized under Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act. DRC encourages student autonomy, independence and responsibility.  The program promotes equal educational opportunity and access.  We also serve as an advocate of student rights.

  • Extended Opportunity Programs and Services (EOPS) was established to help community college students from economically and educationally disadvantaged backgrounds succeed in their educational goals and transferring to a four-year institution.

    At Mendocino College, the goal of EOPS is to help you succeed in your educational goals. We provide educationally under-prepared and economically disadvantaged students with the tools needed to get the most out of what college has to offer.

  • The First Year Institute at Mendocino College, known as FYI, is a new program providing services to first year college students.  FYI is funded by a Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI) grant.  The purpose of this grant is to expand educational opportunities and improve the academic attainment of Hispanic students AND expand and enhance academic offerings, program quality and institutional stability.

  • Mendocino College Foster and Kinship Care Education (FKCE) Program offers training for foster parents and kinship caregivers to enhance their parenting skills, obtain knowledge about the foster care system, and develop strong, ongoing support systems.

  • El Programa Equivalente a la Preparatoria (HEP) de Mendocino College ofrece una excelente oportunidad a los residentes de los condados de Mendocino y Lake que no se graduaron de la preparatoria o high school, para que estudien y puedan obtener su certificado equivalente a la preparatoria. HEP es un programa del gobierno federal para las personas que trabajan o han trabajado en la agricultura temporal o migratoria. Les provee a los estudiantes el conocimiento necesario para aprobar los exámenes para obtener su certificado de la preparatoria. 

  • MESA is a learning community for students pursuing four-year degrees in the fields of mathematics, science or engineering. MESA helps students achieve in the classroom, progress academically, and develop professionally.

  • Mendocino College Native American Student Resources purpose is to provide academic and personal support services to the prospective and current Native American Students and commit to hold a secure place for any Native American Student who is interested in attending Mendocino College while increasing cultural awareness.

  • Mendocino College is pleased to offer our students with FREE parking, WiFi, and local bus passes!

  • We provide assistance with applying for and understanding VA Educational Benefits.  Currently, this program is administered from the Office of Admissions and Records on the Ukiah Campus.  The Director of Admissions and Records is the School Certifying Official (SCO) and will serve as your liaison to the Department of Veterans Affairs in regard to your educational benefits.