Year Up Program

Year Up and Mission College

Students like Michael, Jaz and Rebecca are benefiting from a paid internship with a Fortune 500 company and classes in computer applications, computer programming and/or business. Rebecca Esparza is closing the tech divide as a woman of color from Eastside San Jose, as an intern at Facebook.

Year Up Offers the Following

  • Hands-on training.
  • Free tuition.
  • Real world corporate access.
  • A six-month internship.
  • Support from not only Mission College‚Äôs staff, but Year Up staff.

Classes at Mission College combine courses in Computer Applications, Computer Science, Communication Studies, and Business.

Rebecca Esparza, a twenty-something Latina with long straight black hair worn in a thick bun, smiles for a professional headshot. She has straight white teeth and wears a white collared shirt and black blazer.

When I found out I was going to intern at Facebook, it felt unbelievable. I want to give back to my community and recruit more women of color and from other underserved groups to work in the tech industry. I want to close the digital divide.

Rebecca Esparza

Data Analyst Intern at Facebook

Read Her Story
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IT Help Desk Tech

Gain the skills for an entry-level position in IT support with this certificate.

IT Help Desk
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Data Analytics Associate

Earn a programming & data management certificate.

Data Analyst
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Project Management

Complete projects on schedule & within budget.

Project Coordinator