Accreditation and Affiliations
Mt. San Jacinto College is accredited by:
The Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges of the Western Association of Schools and Colleges, a regional accrediting body recognized by the Council for Higher Education Association and the U. S. Department of Education, Board of Registered Nursing and the Board of Vocational Nursing and Psychiatric Technician Examiners.
The college has been approved to offer veterans educational benefits under the Department of Veterans Affairs Veterans Educational Improvement Assistance Act and various United States public laws and California veteran enactments.
The Bureau of Citizenship and Immigration Services has approved Mt. San Jacinto College for international students under educational visas. Mt. San Jacinto College is authorized under federal law to enroll non-immigrant and alien students.
Catalog Authority Advisement
The materials and information found in this catalog are intended to provide the most recent information about programs, services, policies and regulations. Individuals with questions related to current programs, courses, policies and procedures should contact the Office of Student Services or the Office of Instruction.
The Importance of Education
The nation’s vitality depends upon a well-educated citizenry. The goal of the college staff is to provide students with the knowledge, skills, and attitudes essential to living in and contributing to an ever-changing democratic society. The college’s programs and services are designed to assist students in developing personal autonomy, social competence, social conscience, and creative capacity.
Recognizing that education is a personal achievement gained through opportunity and an individual’s aim to succeed, Mt. San Jacinto College is committed to providing the resources such achievement requires including:
General education: To provide opportunities for students to develop skills in learning, critical thinking, leadership, organization, and techniques for making intelligent choices.
Transfer education: To provide the first two years of college-level courses for those students who plan to transfer to a four-year college or university.
Career education: To offer courses and programs in varied vocational/technical fields for students to gain entry-level occupational skills, enhance career changes, or upgrade skills for career advancement.
Transitional education: To offer courses in developmental or remedial education for students who need to improve English and mathematics proficiency in preparation for college-level courses.
Counseling and guidance: To encourage student growth and development through specialized counseling in the areas of academic planning, career planning and personal development.
Special programs and services: To extend special programs and services to students who are disadvantaged and/or disabled.
Community education: To provide an enriched environment throughout the community by offering vocational, recreational and cultural programs.