MESA College of the Canyons

The mission of the MESA Program at College of the Canyons is to assist educationally underrepresented students in understanding and navigating the STEM transfer process in order to successfully graduate with a STEM degree, transfer to a four-year institution, and ultimately become significant and positive contributors to the socioeconomic prosperity of their communities


MESA Files

MESA Application File

This file is for students to apply into MESA's program. Please click download, then fill out the form attached.

When completed email to

Info about MESA

This file contains important information about MESA and about applying.


Services at MESA include

  • A designated student study center equipped with computers and software such as MathLab, MiniTab, and AutoCad

  • Tutorial support from both faculty and peer tutors

  • Academic excellence workshops in which MESA facilitators, in consultation with faculty, lead weekly skill-building workshops in math, chemistry, physics, biology... and more

  • Organized study group sessions

  • Professional development workshops, guest speakers and other activities such as financial aid workshops, UC application workshops, lunch with alumni, etc.

  • Overnight STEM book check out (textbooks for Math, Biology, Chemistry, Physics and Engineering)

  • Calculator and laptop loan programs

  • Locker program

  • Onsite counseling, academic advisement

  • Priority registration

  • And much more...leadership, scholarship and research opportunities!