MESA California Community College Program

The Mathematics, Engineering, Science Achievement (MESA) Community College Program at Santa Rosa Junior College exists to increase the number of students transferring to a four-year college or university as engineering, science and technology majors.

The MESA Program offers academic assistance, transfer advising, and leadership and career development services specific to science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) transfer majors.  The MESA Program utilizes an Industry Advisory Board to work closely with local companies, providing professional development enrichment activities. 

The MESA Community College Program serves students who:

  1. Declare a calculus-based science transfer major,
  2. Develop a long-term educational plan that supports transfer in a STEM discipline, and
  3. Satisfy specific academic and economic eligibility criteria.

Students must complete an enrollment process in order to receive MESA services. 

Students accepted into MESA agree to be engaged in activities that support the main components of the program, build an academically-based peer community on campus, and develop individual and team-building leadership skills.  This STEM community of learners is what sets MESA apart from other programs.

  • STEM specific orientation workshops for new and continuing students
  • Academic Excellence Workshops, structured study groups and drop-in peer tutoring
  • Career advising and professional development workshops
  • Access to undergraduate research programs and projects
  • Assistance in the transfer process
  • Participation in STEM professional organizations, guest speaker presentations, and STEM industry tours

Interested students should visit the MESA Center located in Bertolini room 4832 or call (707) 524-1859 , or visit our website: For more information about the statewide MESA Community College Program please visit: