Instruction and Student Services Divisions
Mark Lowentrout, Dean
Michelle Sampat, 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 an acclaimed art gallery and supports the new state-of-the-art Design Technology Center. 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, Graphic Design, Journalism, Photography, Radio & Television)
- Music (Theory, Choral, Instrumental)
- 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, Mobile Programming, 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
Debbie Cavion, Interim 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, 10 Associate in Arts for Transfer degrees and one Certificate of Achievement. The division publishes the student newspaper and magazine and 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
- 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 60 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 22 competitive teams and internationally recognized athletics special events. The division offers one Associate in Science degree, two Associate in Arts degree, and 6 Certificates. The Division also houses the WIN student athlete academic resource center, Exercise Science/Wellness Center, and 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 and Learning Resources Division
Dr. Romelia Salinas, Dean
The Library and Learning Resources 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 and Learning Resources 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
Matthew Judd, 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)
School of Continuing Education
Dr. Madelyn Arballo, Provost
Dr. Tami Pearson, Dean of Continuing Education and Workforce Development
Dr. Liza Becker, Associate Dean
The School of Continuing Education 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.
The School of Continuing Education 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
Technology and Health Division
Sam Agdasi, Dean
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, Industrial Design Engineering, Manufacturing & Engineering
- Electronics & Computer Technology (Computer & Networking Technology, Electronics and Construction Technology)
- Mental Health (Alcohol and Drug Counseling, Psychiatric Technician)
- Public Safety (Administration of Justice, Emergency Medical Services: Paramedic, Fire Technology)
- Radiologic Technician (Computed Tomography, Mammography)
- Respiratory Therapy
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): Works to provide full and equal access to any facility, class, program, service, or activity on the Mt. SAC campus.
- Arise: Mt. SAC's newest support program, designed to help Asian American and Pacific Islander students boost their academic performance.
- 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: Is a supplemental component of EOPS that specifically assists EOPS students whom are single heads of welfare households with young children.
- DREAM: The Dream Program provides services/resources to DREAMers (Undocumented Students) at Mt. SAC to ensure the students' success, personal growth, and development.
- EOPS: Also known as Extended Opportunity Programs and Services, EOPS is a state-funded program that provides educational and financial support to eligible students who have historically experienced economic and educational disadvantages.
- High School Outreach: Helps local high school graduating seniors successfully transition into life at Mt. San Antonio College.
- International Students: Visit this page to learn about the application process, support programs, and resources available for 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.
- TRiO: The Federal TRiO Programs (TRiO) are federal outreach and student services programs in the United States designed to identify and provide services for individuals from disadvantaged backgrounds. Their existence is owed to the passing of the Higher Education Act of 1965. 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 to progress through the academic pipeline from middle school to post-baccalaureate programs.
- ACES (Student Support Services): ACES strives to bridging the connection between high school and college. 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. ACES provides intensive academic, personal, and career counseling to help you reach your post-secondary goals.
- 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. Mt. SAC Upward Bound serves about 73 students from high schools in the Pomona Unified School District: Ganesha High School and Hacienda La Puente Unified School District: La Puente High School.
- Veterans Services: The Veterans Services Department offers a number of programs and opportunities that provide economic and financial support for veterans 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!
We deliver essential academic and career counseling services to our diverse student population. If you are experiencing personal issues that are affecting your academic performance, we can listen and direct you to the appropriate resources as needed. Additionally, we teach courses in student development including: Career and Life Planning, Student Success Strategies, Single Parent Academy, and Peer Counselor Training. See Counseling courses.
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