Instruction, School of Continuing Education, and Student Services
Michelle Sampat, Dean
John Vitullo, Associate Dean
The Arts Division is comprised of four educational departments offering numerous degrees and certificates that provide students with the knowledge and training necessary for transferring to a university or fulfilling career opportunities in the arts. The division houses the acclaimed Diana Berger Art Gallery and supports the new state-of-the-art Design Technology Center, including Studio 13, a multimedia studio for students to build careers skills, the Photo Studio, and a Darkroom. SAC Media, Mt. SAC's award-winning student news publication, the KSAK radio station, state-of-the-art podcasting and film studios, theaters, performance halls, fine arts programs, and high tech classrooms provide students with exceptional learning experiences in the Arts. The division offers 7 Associate in Science degrees, 1 Associate in Arts degree, 4 Associate in Arts for Transfer degrees, 1 Associate in Science Transfer degree, and 18 Certificates of Achievement.
The Arts Division’s educational departments and their program areas include:
- Fine Arts (Drawing, Figure, Painting, Sculpture, Ceramics, Printmaking, Gallery Design and Operations)
- Commercial & Entertainment Arts (Animation & Gaming, Augmented Reality and Virtual Reality, Graphic Design, Journalism, Photography, Radio & Television)
- Music (Audio Arts, Choral, Commercial Music, Instrumental, Theory)
- Theater (Acting, Design & Technical, Playwriting)
Jennifer Galbraith, Dean
Dr. Fawaz Al-Malood, Associate Dean
The Business Division’s educational programs and services are designed to respond to the changing trends, needs, and job requirements of the community, state, and national economy while ensuring a high quality of education. The division offers over 120 certificate and degree programs in: Accounting, Business Management, Child Development & Education, Computer Information Systems, Consumer Studies, Culinary Arts, Fashion Design & Merchandising, Hospitality & Restaurant Management, Interior Design, Nutrition & Foods, Paralegal Studies, and Real Estate.
The Business Division also includes the services of a:
- Career Services Specialist
- Strong Workforce & Carl D. Perkins Grant Office
- Center of Excellence
- Child Development Center
- Computer Laboratory
- High-School Articulation Office
The Business Division’s educational departments and their program areas include:
- Accounting and Management (Accounting, Business Management, Business Office Communications, and Marketing & Sales)
- Business Administration (Business Law, Economics, Paralegal Studies, and Real Estate)
- Child Development and Education
- Computer Information Systems (Computer Basics, Database Management, Networking, Programming, Computer & Network Security, and Web Development, Big Data, Artificial Intelligence, and Amazon Web Services (AWS)).
- Consumer Sciences and Design Technologies (Family & Consumer Sciences, Fashion Merchandising & Design, Hospitality & Restaurant Management and Culinary Arts, Interior Design, and Nutrition & Foods)
Humanities and Social Sciences
Dr. Karelyn Hoover, Dean
Lance Heard, Associate Dean
The Humanities and Social Sciences Division provides students with a broad selection of general education courses in language arts, humanities, and social sciences. It offers 2 Associate in Science degrees, 5 Associate in Arts degrees, 9 Associate in Arts for Transfer degrees and one Certificate of Achievement. The division houses the Honors program, the Pride Center, Study Abroad, Teacher Preparation Institute, Writing Center, and Speech & Sign Success Center.
The Humanities and Social Sciences Division’s educational departments and their program areas include:
- American Language
- Art History (Art History, Latin, and Humanities)
- Communication (Speech and Forensics)
- English, Literature, & Creative Writing
- Ethnic Studies
- Geography and Political Science
- History (History)
- Sign Language (American Sign Language and Interpreting)
- Sociology and Philosophy
- World Languages (Arabic, Chinese, French, German, Italian, Japanese, and Spanish)
Kinesiology, Athletics, and Dance Division
Joe Jennum, Dean / Athletics Director
Tammy Knott-Silva, Associate Dean / Associate Athletics Director
The Kinesiology, Athletics, and Dance Division has been a leader among community colleges for over 70 years. Our division provides a wide range of opportunities within the disciplines of kinesiology, wellness, fitness, coaching, athletic training, and dance, as well as fielding 24 competitive teams and internationally recognized athletics special events. The division offers one Associate Transfer degree, two Associate in Arts degrees, and six certificates. The Division also houses the WIN student athlete academic support center, Exercise Science/Wellness Center, and Advanced Athletics and Dance venues throughout the campus.
The Kinesiology Athletics and Dance Division’s educational departments and their program areas include:
- Dance (Theory and Activity)
- Kinesiology (Adaptive, Aquatics, Athletics, Fitness, Individual Activities, Team Sports, and Theory)
- Athletics Special Events
Library, Learning Resources, and Distance Learning Division
Dr. Romelia Salinas, Dean
The Library, Learning Resources, and Distance Learning Division offers services in the Learning Assistance Center, the Library, Tutorial Services, and the Distance Learning Program which provide academic support for all students at the College. Faculty teaching distance learning courses are also supported by the division’s Faculty Center for Learning Technology. Housed in the Learning Technology Center, the Library, Learning Resources, and Distance Learning Division’s educational departments and their program areas include:
- Learning Assistance (Basic Skills Math, Basic Skills Writing, Learning Communities, Reading, Study Skills, and Tutoring)
Natural Sciences Division
Denise Bailey, Dean
John Vitullo, Associate Dean
The Natural Sciences Division provides diverse educational opportunities and programs within its six departments. Academic and vocational programs are available and provide students with state of the art equipment in modern lab settings. The Division offers 11 Associate in Science degrees, 2 Associate in Arts degrees, one Associate in Science for Transfer degree, and 13 Certificates of Achievement. Natural Sciences houses a variety of facilities for learning and community outreach including the Math Activities Resource Center (MARC) and Transfer Math Activities Resource Center (T-MARC), the Jim and Eleanor Randall Planetarium, an Astronomy Observatory, a 25 acre Wildlife Sanctuary, the Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) Center, the Redinger Exploration Center and Meek Natural History Exhibit, and the Agriculture Literacy Trail.
The Natural Sciences Division's educational departments and their program areas include:
- Agriculture (Horticulture, Integrated Pest Management, Animal Science, and Registered Veterinary Technician)
- Biology (Anatomy & Physiology, Anthropology, Biological Sciences, Botany, Histotechnician Program, Microbiology, and Public Health)
- Chemistry (Inorganic Chemistry, Organic Chemistry, and Biochemistry)
- Earth Sciences (Astronomy, Geology, Geotechnician Program, Meteorology, and Oceanography)
- Mathematics & Computer Science
- Physics and Engineering (Engineering, Physical Sciences, Physics, and Surveying)
Technology and Health Division
Sarah Plesetz, Associate Dean
The Technology and Health Division provides 26 Associate in Science degrees, and 47 certificates in both occupational and vocational programs in the areas of technology, public services, and health care. Programs are driven by industry needs and many are governed by state and national accreditation agencies. The Technology and Health Division includes the services of the Health Careers Resource Center (HCRC), the Mt. SAC Fire Academy, the Technical Education Resource Center (TERC), and Mt. SAC College Aviation.
The Technology and Health Division's educational departments and their program areas include:
- Aeronautics (Air Traffic Control, Aircraft Dispatcher, Commercial Flight, UAS)
- Air Conditioning & Welding Technologies (Air Conditioning & Refrigeration, Building Automation Systems, Welding)
- Aircraft Maintenance Technology (Aircraft Maintenance Technician)
- Architecture, Engineering and Construction Technology, Industrial Design Engineering, Manufacturing Technology
- Electronics and Computer Technology (Electronics and Computer Networking Technology)
- Mental Health (Addictions Counseling, Psychiatric Technician)
- Public Safety (Administration of Justice, Emergency Medical Services: Paramedic, Fire Technology)
- Radiologic Technology (Computed Tomography, Mammography)
- Respiratory Therapy
School of Continuing Education
Dr. Madelyn Arballo, Vice President, School of Continuing Education
Dr. Tami Pearson, Dean of Continuing Education and Workforce Development
Vacant, Dean, Continuing Education Programs and Services
The School of Continuing Education (SCE) provides a variety of noncredit courses and certificates as well as comprehensive offerings of fee-based, not-for-credit community services classes and contract training. Students can earn noncredit Certificates of Competency and Certificates of Completion in Basic Skills, Career Technical/Vocational, and English as a Second Language areas. Programs within the Division provide orientation, assessment, educational planning, and embedded counseling services.
SCE programs include:
- Adult Basic Education
- Adult High School Diploma (Secondary Education)
- GED/High School Equivalency
- High School Credit Recovery
- Education for Older Adults
- Adults with Disabilities
- English as a Second Language (ESL)
- VESL Career Paths (Vocational ESL)
- Short-Term Vocational
- Off-Campus High School
Mt. San Antonio College offers a number of support programs for students in all different types of situations. Whether you're a veteran, a foster youth, an international student, or a DREAMer, we have support programs designed to help you as you work to achieve your educational goals.
- Accessibility Resource Center for Students ("Access Center"), formerly known as (DSPS): Access provides counseling, instruction, and accommodations for students with disabilities, students who had an IEP or 504 Plan in high school, or students with medical conditions.
- Arise: Designated as an Asian American Native American Pacific Islander Serving Institution (AANAPISI), the Arise Program provides academic support and student development opportunities for Asian, Pacific Islander, and Desi American (APIDA) students. Through academic advisement, counseling, and culturally relevant programming students explore their identity, APIDA issues in higher education, and celebrate their accomplishments and heritage with the campus community.
- UOMJA/ASPIRE: Provides educational support to increase the academic success, degree completion, and transfer rates of African-American and other students.
- Bridge: Offers different learning communities to increase students' academic and personal success. Students participating in a learning community are enrolled in linked or clustered classes that are taught in a cooperative environment between instructors.
- CalWORKS: Provides educational assistance to students who receive cash-aid through Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF).
- CARE: The Cooperative Agencies Resources for Education (CARE) Program is designed to support EOPS students who are single parents, head of household, and who are receiving public assistance through CalWORKs/TANF/CashAid for themselves and/or their children.
- DREAM: The Dream Program provides services/resources to DREAMers (Undocumented Students) at Mt. SAC to ensure the students' success, personal growth, and development.
- El Centro: El Centro, the Latinx Chicanx Student Program provides educational, cultural, and social programming that affirms and celebrates Chicanx and Latinx identity and values. The goal of El Centro is to unite all cultural backgrounds, Latinx and Chicanx; to support, educate, and assist students in completing their educational goals while providing cultural enrichment and solidarity between Mt. SAC's students and surrounding communities.
- EOPS: Extended Opportunity Programs and Services, also known as EOPS, was established on September 4,1969 through Senate Bill 164. Mt. SAC’s EOPS program provides "over and above" personalized ongoing comprehensive support services to historically underrepresented and low-socioeconomic students in order to increase their sense of belonging, self-efficacy, and awareness of opportunities to help students achieve their academic and personal goals.
- High School Outreach: Helps local high school graduating seniors successfully transition into life at Mt. San Antonio College.
- International Students: The International Student Program provides help with F-1 student admissions and regulations, academic advising, support programs, and resources for current and prospective international students.
- REACH Program: REACH is an educational program designed to assist current and former Foster youth. REACH provides assistance and support to our Foster Youth students in their transition into college, while attending Mt. SAC, and as they transfer to a University.
- Rising Scholars: Rising Scholars provides resources and services to students who have experienced incarceration or are system impacted. Rising Scholars helps increase students' sense of belonging so they can accomplish their educational and personal goals.
- TRIO: The Federal TRIO Programs (TRIO) are outreach and student services programs in the United States designed to identify and provide services for individuals from disadvantaged backgrounds. They are administered, funded, and implemented by the United States Department of Education. TRIO includes eight programs targeted to serve and assist low-income individuals, first-generation college students, and individuals with disabilities.
- ACES (Student Support Services): The goal of ACES is to increase the college retention and graduation rates of the participants and facilitate the process of transition from one level of higher education to the next.
- Upward Bound: Upward Bound prepares eligible high school students with preparation for post-secondary education. The program provides academic enrichment opportunities, financial aid assistance, higher education preparation, and exposure to career opportunities.
- Veterans Resource Center: The Veterans Resource Center provides support programs and services for GI Bill recipients, military-connected students, and their family members.
Dr. George Bradshaw, Dean
At Mt. San Antonio College, we make our application and enrollment process as easy as possible for our students. Explore the Admissions, Registration, and Financial Aid section of our website to get answers to any questions you have about applying, registering for classes, graduation procedures, or financial aid.
Dr. Francisco Dorame, Dean
Lina Soto, Associate Dean
Not sure how to chart your path to your academic and career goals? Need help in creating your educational plan? Do you just need someone to talk to? The Mt. SAC Counseling Department is here to help!
The mission of the Counseling Department is to provide essential academic, career, and personal counseling services to a diverse and changing student population. We are committed to meeting the needs of students while serving the broader campus community in an innovative and equitable manner. More information can be found here.
We also conduct new student orientations, probation workshops, and participate in community and high school outreach. We are involved in numerous programs that are designed to ensure your success: Bridge Program, Teacher Preparation, International Students, Student Athletes, and Career Institutes. We are here to help you succeed!
Malia Flood, Dean
If you have a medical condition or disability that impacts your education, or think you might have one, join Accessibility Resource Centers for Students ("ACCESS" formerly known as DSPS). This office is committed to providing quality programs and services for students who have educational barriers because of a disability. Our mission is to promote equal access on campus. Registration status with ACCESS and any information you provide us will be held in the strictest confidence, and shared with only those whom you give us permission.
Based on individual, disability-related needs, services are directly related to the educational barrier the disability or medical condition causes. Examples of some of the services are:
- Accessible Technology Center: Student Success Center (9E), an adaptive computer lab with accessible software and hardware solutions, study center
- Academic strategies classes to increase student success
- Counseling: Disability-related, academic, career, transfer, and personal counseling
- The Center (for deaf and hard of hearing): Sign language interpreters and real time captioners, study center, internships for SIGN students
- Classroom accommodations: Educational advising, priority registration, note taking services, accommodated classroom testing, equipment Loans, alternate Media, adaptive classroom furniture
- Transportation on campus: Tram service upon approval
- Puzzle Project: Specialized programming for students on the Autism Spectrum
- Assessments: Learning disabilities, cognitive dysfunction, communication disorders, accessible technologies
We invite you to come in and talk to us to see how we might assist you.
Student Services Center, 9B - 1st floor
(909) 274-4290, Video Phone (ASL users) (909) 895-6634