In a campus-wide equity effort to help students succeed in their spring 2021 classes, Mesa College is providing supplies and kits for over 20 academic courses and programs. Students taking science courses such as microbiology and botany will have access to microscopes and seed kits, fashion students can get sewing machines, fabric and dress forms.
Music students can access electronic music studio kits and electronic keyboards, dental students can receive various dental instruments, and astronomy students will receive supplies to build their own Galilean telescopes. Spring 2021 classes start on Monday, Feb. 1, and supplies distribution will take place during the first several weeks of classes.
“Recent research has shown that students need as much flexibility as possible to succeed during these unprecedented times,” stated Dr. Pamela Luster, president. “If students were taking these courses on campus, they would have access to these supplies, so in order to help them to succeed at home, we are providing these items for them.”
With the spring semester starting on Feb. 1, San Diego Mesa College still has multiple classes with open seating, including art, culinary, math, music, dance, drama, English, multimedia, web development, veterinary technology and political science, with several additional short-term courses starting in April. All spring classes are currently online or hybrid format (a few classes have required sessions on campus). Students can view the Spring 2021 Class Schedule and are encouraged to register and enroll as soon as possible. Courses still available offer maximum flexibility for busy students, and most courses fulfill general or specific education requirements for students looking to transfer.
Mesa College is recognized for frequently having the largest number of students who earned degrees designed to transfer to the California State University system. Mesa also offers over 30 programs in Career Education, formerly known as Career Technical Education. These are majors that give students all the benefits of an education at Mesa College, but that also provide technical and occupational training that gets them ready for a job as soon as they graduate.
Registration is open now for all students. Classes are $46 a unit for California residents. Visit www.sdmesa.edu/Spring to learn more, view the schedule and register for classes.