Puente Program Completion Certificate

The Certificate of Achievement of the Puente Program is designed to recognize the accomplishments of students who successfully complete the nationally-recognized Puente Program along with a general education sequence focused on Latinx and Indigenous culture. The mission of the program is to create and foster a culturally-specific community of scholars who learn to leverage their cultural capital while enhancing opportunities for transfer. Students in this program will have increased contact with faculty and counselors who specifically work with the Puente Program, which allows for increased support and transfer guidance. Additionally, Puente cohorts spend additional time with each other, through the Puente course sequence as well as program-wide events, which widens their support system and enhances the familia ethos of the Puente Program as a whole. This program therefore increases transfer opportunities while being mindful of the mission to create community-minded scholars that collectively work to uplift themselves and those around them. By completing this certificate, students will have one year of general education requirements completed, including first-year writing courses, and will have gained cultural competency.

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Begin by exploring MSJC program maps to find a career or transfer opportunities.  Program maps show the recommended sequence of courses that lead to graduation or transfer. The maps were developed by program experts to give you the skills and knowledge you need to succeed.    

  • Starting in Spring? Choose Fall Semester 1 courses.   
  • Are you a part-time student?  Start Fall Semester 1 courses and follow the course sequence.
Plan of Study Grid
Fall Semester 1Units
ENGL-101
College Composition (formerly Freshman Composition)
or Honors College Composition (formerly Freshman Composition)
4
CSCR-100 College Success and Career Readiness (formerly GUID-100 College Success) 3
Select one of the following: 3-4
College Algebra  
Honors College Algebra  
Pre-Calculus  
Ideas of Mathematics  
Introduction to Statistics  
 Units10-11
Spring Semester 1
ENGL-103 Critical Thinking and Writing 3
Select one of the following: 3
Indigenous People of Latin America (formerly ANTH-103D Latin American Cultures)  
History of Latin America to 1820  
Immigration, Race and Ethnicity in U.S. History (formerly Race and Ethnicity in U.S. History)  
Honors Immigration, Race and Ethnicity in U.S. History (formerly Race and Ethnicity in U.S. History)  
Contemporary Chicano in Society  
Select one of the following: 3
Latinx/Chicanx Literature  
Honors Latinx/Chicanx Literature  
Multiethnic Literature (formerly ENGL-280)  
Honors Multiethnic Literature (formerly ENGL-280H)  
History of Mexico  
Honors History of Mexico  
 Units9
 Total Units19-20

Additional Requirement: Completion of 100 Puente points for participating in recognized Puente events.

NOTE: Honors courses can be used to fulfill these requirements.

Course Title Credits
Required Core Courses (10 Units)
ENGL-101College Composition (formerly Freshman Composition)4
or ENGL-101H Honors College Composition (formerly Freshman Composition)
ENGL-103Critical Thinking and Writing3
or ENGL-103H Honors Critical Thinking and Writing
CSCR-100College Success and Career Readiness (formerly GUID-100 College Success)3
Social and Behavioral Sciences (3 Units)
Select one of the following:3
Indigenous People of Latin America (formerly ANTH-103D Latin American Cultures)
History of Latin America to 1820
Immigration, Race and Ethnicity in U.S. History (formerly Race and Ethnicity in U.S. History)
Honors Immigration, Race and Ethnicity in U.S. History (formerly Race and Ethnicity in U.S. History)
Contemporary Chicano in Society
Humanities (3 Units)
Select one of the following:3
Latinx/Chicanx Literature
Honors Latinx/Chicanx Literature
Multiethnic Literature (formerly ENGL-280)
Honors Multiethnic Literature (formerly ENGL-280H)
History of Mexico
Honors History of Mexico
Math (3-4 Units)
Select one of the following:3-4
College Algebra
Honors College Algebra
Pre-Calculus
Ideas of Mathematics
Introduction to Statistics
Completion of 100 Puente points for participating in recognized Puente events.
Total Units19-20

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