Students at the M.J.C. East Campus

Get Started at MJC

Step 1: Apply Online
Step 2: College Orientation 
Step 3: English & Math Placement
Step 4: Education Plan
Step 5: Apply for Financial Aid
Step 6: Register for Classes

Need help?

Contact the friendly Admissions Office staff if you have questions about adding or dropping classes, or filing for pass/no pass.

Other questions? Call 209-575-6789.

The Assessment Testing Office administers tests to help you select appropriate courses or satisfy pre-requisites.

International students should start by visiting our Information for International Students.

Modesto Junior College

Science Community Center

Science Community Center

The Science Community Center Features

  • Over 110,000 square feet
  • Green building technology
  • Planetarium, observatory, helical staircase, foucault pendulum
  • Water feature demonstrating math and physics concepts, outdoor theatre with scientist names engraved in benches
  • (COMING SOON) Outdoor education area: 
  • Large lecture halls to hold community forums, MAPS presentations and Science Colloquiums
  • Serves as a natural history and regional science museum addressing the growing need for science education in our community with emphasis on the Central Valley


Some of the Buildings Features:


The Science Community Center is filled with amazing and educational features. 

SCC Features


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DNA Stairwell

The Science Community Center features Include:





Replica of DNA and genetic coding

Solar System









First Floor Lobby has a brilliant display of the planets in the Milky Way Solar System


The Foucault pendulum appears to be swinging and traveling around the pit knocking down the pegs, however it is the Earth's rotation under the pendulum that causes this illusion

Water Fountain

An outdoor water feature with evening laser lights. It also offers real live math, physics and science experience.


Telescope and motorized observatory on the roof built on a foundation that is 60 feet underground to stabilize and allow for wiggle free viewing.



First Floor - Great Valley Museum, Division Offices, 2 Large Lecture Hall

Second Floor - Life Sciences - Anatomy, Biology, Botany, Microbiology, Zoology

Third Floor - Physical Sciences - Earth Science, Chemistry, Physics, Geology

Roof - Observatory platform


We are open to the public. Public, Community and School tours of the MJC campus and the Science Community Center can be scheduled. 

Visits to GVM and Planetarium can be scheduled through the Great Valley Museum 209-575-6674

Science, Mathematics & Engineering

Contact Us

Division Office

Phone: (209) 575-6173

Fax: (209) 575-6216


GVM/Planetarium: (209) 575-6196


Modesto Junior College - West Campus

Science Community Center - Room 134

2201 Blue Gum Ave

Modesto, CA 95358


Office Hours:

Monday - Thursday

7:30 am - 5:30 pm

Fridays - Closed