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Late Start Classes for Spring 2020
 
Study Abroad For Spring Break
Not too Early to Think About Spring Break 2020!

Tropical Ecology Trip to Costa Rica

The class will meet once on campus during the Spring semester and travel to Costa Rica during Spring Break,  March 28- April 4, 2020.  Students will have the opportunity to skywalk above the rainforest canopy, bird watching, visit a butterfly farm, and take night hikes to see and hear the amazing rainforest after dark. 

Speciality Programs
VITA Program (ACC 053A, ACC 053B and ACC 053C). 

Offering begins Winter 2020

The Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) Program was formally established in the 1970s by the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) to aid low-income individuals and families in preparing their annual tax returns.  The IRS continues this program and offers free tax help to people who generally make $56,000 or less, persons with disabilities, the elderly, and those with limited English-speaking abilities who need assistance in preparing their own tax returns. IRS-certified volunteers provide free basic income tax return preparation with electronic filing to these individuals.  At the student's successful completion of ACC 053A, they will be one of those IRS–certified volunteers!! 

By helping low-income taxpayers in the Bay Area, we saved them over $18 million in tax preparation fees last year.   By enrolling in this class, students are taking the first step to help those in your community that needs it most.  After this course, students will have learned new technical skills, earned course credit, receive a certificate of completion from the Franchise Tax Board, have valuable experience to place on your resume! 


SAP Program
 (ACC and BUS courses)

Learn the world's No. 1 computing software-- SAP! SAP is the world's largest provider of enterprise application software, with technology that supports business management fundamentals to the most sophisticated analytics requirements. We have joined SAP's University Alliances of 3,200 educational institutions in over 111 countries to integrate SAP into our teaching.


Business Information Professional (CAP and BUS courses)

The Business Information Professional Pathway and Certificate equip you with the technical, communication and management skills in just three semesters to advance your career. It is designed to prepare students for  entry-level office and administrative  support positions   (such as office administrative specialists, customer service reps, information  clerks, and  office managers)in a variety of business workplace environments.


Honors Program
(BIO, CHEM, COM, HIS, HUM, MAT, POL, PSY, SOC)

The Honors Program provides highly motivated students the opportunity to work closely with instructors and other motivated students in advanced levels of critical thinking, analysis, research, writing, and communication. Students take high-level courses in a combination of biological sciences, chemistry, communication studies, history, humanities, mathematics, political science, psychology and sociology.


Toastmasters
 (Thursdays 3:30 p.m. - 5 p.m.)

A world-wide organization on the Mission College campus catering to students to join the club as a co-curricular activity to help build confidence and practice skills in public speaking.

Classes for the Business Professional

We pride ourselves on creating classes to help you succeed with practical classes in hands-on training. Here are some to consider if you work or own a small business or work in the business world.

ACC 033 • Forecasting Financial Statements with Excel
ACC 034 • Business Financial Planning with Excel

 Our ACC 033/034 courses provide real-world scenarios in the classroom with accounting principle refreshers and Excel applications.  The combination leads to deeper appreciation and skill attainment that are essential for the workplace and higher level business / analytics classes. 

ACC 051B • Taxation of Business Entities

Get a better understanding of the tax laws associated with your partnership, corporation, estate or trust.

ACC 060 • Quickbooks

Understand the basics of accounting software, QuickBooks. Learn about ledgers, accounts reivevable, accounts payable, payroll setup, creating statements and more!

ACC 073 • Accounting Information Systems

Learn the world's No. 1 software that is used by the majority of Fortune 1000 companies.


BUS 028A • Business Law

Before you open your own business or promoted to a manager, what laws do you need to know before you start on these new positions.

BUS 054 • Small Business Start-Up and Management

Want to start a small business? Here's your chance. Get tips on how to research, plan and start your small business.

BUS 78B • Business Communications

Communications is important. Learn how to write and communicate for business, including email, memos, reports and letters.

BUS 118 • Human Resource Management

Employees are your business. Learn how to manage them and the state and federal rules around their employment, training and development.


ESL Programs

Let us help your employees improve their English skills with classes in reading, writing and grammar. Both for credit ($46) per unit, non-credit (free) and intenstive ESL classes available at esl.missioncollege.edu.


SAP Program
 (ACC and BUS courses)

Learn the world's No. 1 computing software-- SAP! SAP is the world's largest provider of enterprise application software, with technology that supports business management fundamentals to the most sophisticated analytics requirements. We have joined SAP's University Alliances of 3,200 educational institutions in over 111 countries to integrate SAP into our teaching.


Business Information Professional (CAP and BUS courses)

The Business Information Professional Pathway and Certificate equips you with the technical, communication and management skills in just three semesters so that they  you can start working or advance in your career quickly. It is designed to prepare students for  entry level office and administrative  support positions   (such as office administrative specialists, customer service reps, information  clerks, and  office managers)in a variety of business workplace environments.

Sing, Dance and Play with us!

If you have an interest, we welcome your participation in the following performance-based classes.

Mission College Chorus 

From Peter Gabriel, Sting, classical and pop, we sing a little bit of everything! Join our small but mighty singing group! chorus.missioncollege.edu

Mission Dance Company

Mission Dance Company is a student-run non-profit organization from Mission College, providing a venue for students to choreograph and perform original works of art and share them with the broader community. Dance with us: dance.missioncollege.edu

Mission College Symphony

Have a taste for classical music? Want to perform as a part of our symphony? Join us at mcsymphony.com.

See below for more courses in our arts.

Join an Athletics Team

Did you play a sport in high school? Interested in continuing it in college? Mission Saints Athletics is always looking for student-athletes for its teams. And as a student-athlete your participation is a 3.0 unit class in Kinesiology!

Winter/Spring Classes
 
ACC 073 • Accounting Information Systems

This is one of the three Mission College courses that qualify for the SAP Recognition Certificate, issued directly by SAP.  SAP is the world’s largest provider of enterprise application software, which manages all aspects of a company’s business operations.  The company serves more than 437,000 companies in 180+ countries.  The skills attained will surely put the student’s resume to the top of the pile, help prepare for the CPA Exam, and is California State University transferable.  For more information: please visit sapua.missioncollege.edu

ACC 033 • Forecasting Financial Statements with Excel
ACC 034 • Business Financial Planning with Excel

Microsoft Excel is an integral part of our global organizations and a proficiency that business professionals must attain.  Our ACC 033/034 courses provide real-world scenarios in the classroom with accounting principle refreshers and Excel applications.  The combination leads to deeper appreciation and skill attainment that are essential for the workplace and higher-level business / analytics classes. 

BIO 014 • Intro to Neuroscience

Are you interested in how the brain works? Students who take this course will walk away with a basic understanding of the structure and function of the brain, and will learn about current research on hot topics in neuroscience such as sleep, learning, Alzheimer's disease, autism and mood disorders. This course is fully transferable to UC and CSU.

BIO 032 • California Plants & Animals

Get hands-on learning about plants and animals in local ecosystems through field trips and lab studies.

COM 001 • Fundamentals of Public Speaking

A basic course in speech communication that emphasizes the fundamentals of extemporaneous speaking.

COM 20 • Argumentation and Debate

This class will take you “under the hood” to address some deep questions such as: What is an “argument”?  Why do we argue?  What makes a person more or less persuasive?  What kinds of appeals are reasonable, ethical or appropriate to use? How do others perceive me and my arguments during a presentation?  How do I process arguments from others?

COU 017 • Transition Success and Life Transition

Perfect for transfer students, gain the skills necessary to transition from community college to a four-year institution with this online course.

COU 051A • Personal Growth and Increasing Self Esteem

Get tips on increasing your self-esteem and handle problems more effectively.

COU 055 • Valuing Diversity

Delve into other cultures, and explore the differences related to age, gender, ethnicity and identity.

ECN 001A • Intro to Macroeconomics

This course is an introduction to macroeconomic analysis. Topics include aggregate measures of economic activity, such as gross domestic product, unemployment, and inflation; market systems; macroeconomic models and their equilibria; effects of fiscal and monetary policy; economic growth; evolution of economic thought; and international economics. 

ECN 001B • Intro to Microeconomics

This course is an introduction to microeconomic analysis that focuses on choices of individual economic decision makers. Topics include scarcity and resource allocation, elasticity, market equilibrium in competitive and noncompetitive market structures, consumer behavior, production decisions, income distribution, market failure and effects of government intervention. 

EGR 10 • Introduction to Engineering

Think you might be interested in Engineering?  Take EGR10 to learn more.  Learn how to solve problems using the Engineering Design Process (a skill that is useful non-Engineering applications too).  Learn about engineering disciplines: which Engineering is the best fit for you? Finally, the engineering curriculum can be challenging - in this class, we strive to improve academic and life skills such as time management, team-work, study habits, and more.

EGR 30 • Introduction to Computing for Engineers

In this class, students will learn how to solve problems through computer programming. Using the programming language C++ as the foundation, students will also learn how to drive circuits and hardware using an Arduino microcontroller.  Skills are showcased at the end of the semester through a final project where students design and build their own "robots."

ENG 01AX • English Composition

Get "X"tra help on assignments. Get "X"tra help on researching papers. Get more time in class on writing clearly and efficiently. This class is the same as ENG 01A but with "X"tra help!

ENG 05B • English Literature • 19th Century to Present

Explore the literary movements that made up the last 150 to 200 years and the authors that made you think about the world differently.

ENG 06B • Survey of World Literature

Investigate different cultures and explore the literary world as it relates to women, minorities and a variety of cultures.

GDS 045/046 • Web Design

Learn what it takes to design a website in a variety of coding languages including HTML and CSS to create compelling designs within our graphic design program.

GDS 080 • Packaging Design

Use typography, color and materials to create effective designs both in traditional ways digitally with our graphic design program.

GDS 089 • Javascript

Take an introductory course in javascript and create that user experience with your web applications within our graphic design program.

FDR 072 Intermediate Cuisine.
Explore exciting food preparation, international cuisines and enjoy an overall good time learning, preparing and, then of course, tasting. Do not worry if you have not taken any cooking classes or are new to our program. For our new and/or FDR 051 students, this is a great way to learn/reinforce your skills and cooking techniques. A uniform is required. Wednesday evenings.

HMT 75 Housekeeping in Hotels.
This online class will give you the basics of a critical department for all lodging facilities. If you have ever stayed more than one consecutive night in a hotel or motel, then you know how important the housekeeping function is. 100% online instruction.

FDR 106A Food Truck: Starting a Mobile Business.
If you did not know, your Hospitality Management program has a fully equipped 30ft mobile kitchen? Come play,  I mean plan, a food truck menu and learn how to operate this dynamic vehicle. You will also learn the basics of mobile food operations and starting a food truck or mobile business. 

FDR 051/051S Basic Food Preparation.
Learn the fundamentals and basics of food preparation. This lecture/lab class features hands-on preparation, plate presentation and overall common foodservice operational practices and standards. Have fun while learning and tasting. A uniform is required. This class is required for each of our certificates and degree.
Tuesday and Thursday evenings.

FDR 060A Facilities Planning.
Use your creativity and plan a food service concept to scale. Menu planning, equipment selection and local codes are core objectives. This class is highlighted by multiple presentations and facilities tours from accomplished industry professional. This is a SPRING ONLY class and is required for our certificate and/or degree. Wednesday evenings.

INF 050 Sanitation and Safety
In addition to learning how to prepare food in a safe and sanitary manner, you can earn the very valuable Serve Safe certificate that all food serving operations require. This certificate has been proven to boost employability. This class is also required for any of our credentials. Monday evenings.

KIN 078 • Introduction to Kinesiology

Explore what it takes to work in careers such as athletic training, massage therapy, occupational therapy, sports teams, coaching and more!

KIN Weight Training • Yoga • Aerobics • Pilates • Martial Arts • Dance

How can you beat $46 for four months? That is one of our kinesiology classes. That's better than a gym membership!

MUS 017 • Music of the World

Music 017 is primarily a survey course, however, we offer "hands-on," interactive class activities so that students can get a real sense of what it means to learn and perform music from around the world. These instruments were hand-crafted by a team of pan builders and tuners under the direction of Ellie Mannette. Ellie, a native of Trinidad and Tobago, was considered to be the "father" of the steel pan art-form. His drums, that are made from 55-gallon oil barrels, represent the newest family of acoustic instruments in the world. Listen to them here

PHI 002 • Intro to Logic

This class demonstrates that there are right and wrong ways to reason, and that good reasoning is a skill that can be developed and improved.  The aim is to improve one’s ability to read critically and to recognize and avoid logical errors. 

POL 002 • Comparative Government

If you think America’s political system is weird and/or broken, this is an opportunity to dream up your own solution to the problems. You will see how seven other countries around the world structure their democratically elected government, and you’ll then get to create your own political and electoral systems in a fictitious county.

POL 006 • Politics of Race, Class, Gender

A fascinating exploration of global issues through the lens of, well, Race, Class, and Gender. Explore topics such as the white-washing of Hollywood, the gender pay gap, masculinity in advertising, and stereotyping. Compare the experiences of minority groups in the United States with those in other countries.

POL 007 • International Films

A fun class that explores the culture and politics of other countries by watching the movies created in those countries. Homework involves watching movies, most of class time is spent watching movies... You’ll get college credit for watching movies, and briefly writing about them. Who doesn’t like watching movies?

POL 020 • Controversial Legal Issues

If you’re at all interested in Civil Rights and Civil Liberties, you’ll really have fun with this course. Find out what the Supreme Court has had to say about sex, self-expression, discrimination, immigration, religion, drugs, prisons, and other issues of constitutional law. Discuss and debate the important social and political issues of the day.