Happy Birthday United States Air Force:

The United States Air Force is instrumental in protecting the American people, advancing our Nation’s interests around the world, and ensuring that our country is a global leader in innovation and aviation.  Airmen have spearheaded previously unthinkable advancements, including breaking the sound barrier, activating the Global Positioning System, and launching the first remotely piloted aircraft.  True to its missionour Air Force continues to fearlessly break new horizons in defense of our cherished American freedoms.

Since it was officially established in 1947, the Air Force has been a force for good at home and abroad.  Overseas, our Airmen provide our Armed Forces in all domains with combat airpower, mobility, and superior intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance.  Each day, they dutifully carry out their mission to serve and defend the American people with unwavering conviction.  Whether deployed for combat operations, natural disasters, or safeguarding the homeland from threats, the Air Force protects our freedoms and secures the skies.  Today, our Airmen are fighting abroad and playing a critical role at home in our fight against the coronavirus, delivering assistance to those in need from coast to coast.

The Air Force has ensured that the United States retained air superiority in all of our conflicts and missions since its founding 73 years ago.  Today, we recognize all the men and women who serve as Airmen and who Fly, Fight, and Win.  We thank all of our Nation’s service members and their families for their immeasurable service and sacrifice.

FLOW Fall 2020 

Campus Life and ASMJC are excited to bring Free Lunch On Wednesday’s (FLOW) back starting Wednesday September 16th. In place of giving students who have paid their student activity fee each semester a free lunch each week, Campus Life & ASMJC will be providing WinCo cards to MJC Students each Wednesday. Students will need to sign-up for a time slot to pick-up their WinCo cards at the East Campus. Students will be served on a first come first serve basis.  Students will need to show their Student ID with current student activity sticker. If you waived the Student Activity Fee you are not eligible for FLOW. 

Please Sign-up here: https://tinyurl.com/MJCFLOW  

Veteran Services:  

Greetings from MJC Veterans Services,

With great optimism, I welcome you to the Fall 2020 semester at MJC. In the midst of a global pandemic, social unrest and now raging fires you all continue to persist and work toward accomplishing your academic and career goals. I salute your efforts and acknowledge your progress!

As you are aware, until further notice, the MJC Campus is closed. This includes the Veterans Resource Center. However, MJC Veterans Services will continue to offer services remotely.

Fernando Velez, our School Certifying Official is available Monday through Friday, from 8:00am to 5:00pm and can be reached at velezf@yosemite.edu. Fred is available to answer your questions regarding VA Educational Benefits and the Certification Process.

In addition, I will be offering Counseling appointments via Zoom or Phone. You can reach out to me to schedule a time to meet by emailing jacksonm@yosemite.edu or leaving a message on our phone by calling 209-575-6670. I encourage all students to schedule a Counseling appointment at least one time a semester!

Finally, beginning on Monday, MJC Veterans Services will host the Virtual VRC every Monday, Wednesday at Friday at 1:00pm to 2:00pm via Zoom. We ask that you will join us to ask questions, engage with peers and gain valuable information that will support your educational journey. Here is the link for the weekly  Virtual VRC Hours: https://cccconfer.zoom.us/j/91663530857

We look forward to supporting you this semester and encourage you to reach out to our office if you have any questions or need any support.

Pirates Pantry:  

Pirates' Pantry food distribution continues to take place every other Thursday from 9: 30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. All students are welcome but need to complete a form and reserve their food boxes. For more information, students are encouraged to visit our web page https://www.mjc.edu/studentservices/pantry/index.php 

MJC Mission Statement

MJC is committed to transforming lives through programs and services informed by the latest scholarship of teaching and learning. We provide a dynamic, innovative, undergraduate educational environment for the ever-changing populations and workforce needs of our regional community. We facilitate lifelong learning through the development of intellect, creativity, character, and abilities that shape students into thoughtful, culturally aware, engaged citizens.

Veteran Services Mission Statement

The mission of the Modesto Junior College Veteran Services department is to assist in the transition process and provide opportunities for success to our United States Military Veterans. MJC Veteran Services directly provides support services and acts as a bridge to external support services for student Veterans, active military personnel, and their loved ones. 

Six Ways You Will Be Successful at MJC

MJC is committed to transforming lives! We do this through educational programs and services informed by the latest approaches to teaching and learning.  MJC is a dynamic, innovative environment meeting needs of the ever-changing populations of our regional community.

We invite you to join us in a partnership for your success!  Our role in the partnership is to thoughtfully and meaningfully integrate the RP Group research findings related to the Six Success Factors of Student Achievement.

  • Directed-students have a goal and know how to achieve it
  • Focused-students stay on track—keeping their eyes on the prize
  • Connected-students feel somebody wants and helps them to succeed
  • Engaged-students actively participate in class and extracurricular activities
  • Nurtured-students feel like they are part of the college community
  • Valued-students’ skills, talents, abilities and experiences are recognized; they have opportunities to contribute on campus and feel their contributions are appreciated

Veteran Services Service Area Outcome (SAO)

Veteran and Dependent students will know about available resources and services specifically designed for Veteran and Dependent students at Modesto Junior College.

Veteran Services-Support Service Learning Outcome (SSLO)

  1. Veteran and Dependent students will be able to identify and understand educational benefits earned through military service.
  2. Veteran and Dependent students will understand degree requirements, as well as receive necessary referrals and interventions in order to improve retention, transfer, and graduation rates.
  3. Veteran and dependent students will understand terminology and community resources available through military service upon completion of meeting with Veteran Center staff.

Veteran Affairs- Principles of Excellence 

  • Provide students with a personalized form covering the total cost of an education program.
  • Provide educational plans for all military and Veteran education beneficiaries.
  • End fraudulent and aggressive recruiting techniques and misrepresentations.
  • Accommodate Service members and Reservists absent due to service requirements.
  • Designate a point of contact to provide academic and financial advice.
  • Ensure accreditation of all new programs prior to enrolling students.
  • Align institutional refund policies with those under Title IV, which governs the administration of federal student financial aid programs.

Veterans Benefits and Transition Act of 2018

The Veterans Benefits and Transition Act of 2018 (Public Law 115-407) was signed into law on December 31, 2018. This law has five sections pertinent to the administration of Veterans' educational or training benefits with two of the provisions directly affecting schools. The first of these provisions will be implemented in August. 

Beginning on August 1, 2019, educational institutions must have a policy in place allowing G.I. Bill® and VR&E beneficiaries (Chapter 33 and Chapter 31 beneficiaries) to attend a course of education or training for up to 90 days from the date the beneficiary provides a certificate of eligibility, or valid VAF 28-1905. This allows a student to attend the course until VA provides payment to the institution. The educational institution must also have a policy to not impose a penalty, or require the beneficiary to borrow additional funds to cover tuition and fees due to late payments from VA. Section 103 requires a State Approving Agency (SAA), or the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) when acting in the role of the SAA, to disapprove certain courses of education. VA can grant a waiver to these requirements. 

‘‘GI Bill® is a registered trademark of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). More information about education benefits offered by VA is available at the official U.S. government Web site at https://www.benefits.va.gov/gibill."