In the Extended Opportunity Programs & Services (EOP&S) Bridge Program, students participate in a learning community. The MJC EOP&S Program partners with Stanislaus County, Community Services Agency, and several other local agencies to provide students with a way to discover a new career path. Participants in the Bridge Program are former Foster Youth, former Wards of the Court, or EOP&S eligible students. Students take classes together for 15 weeks; learning all the basic skills necessary to achieve their educational goals.
The Bridge Experience
For many students the journey through high school was a difficult one. College is sometimes a scary mountain many feel is not within their reach. In the EOP&S Bridge Program student come from all walks of life. 25-30 students are chosen from over 300-400 applicants. In the Bridge Program students are to adhere to a very strict schedule. All students take all the same classes together. This provides an atmosphere of familiarity and allows students to bond. Many students like the family atmosphere that Bridge provides. Students receive above and beyond support from administrators, faculty, and staff. Bridge is much more than taking some classes, it is a life changing experience.
- Sociology 101
Transfer level course that introduces the basic concepts of socialization, culture and diversity, social change and globalization.
- Health 110
Students learn the fundamentals health education.
- Guidance 120
Students learn efficient and effective learning strategies that will help them be successful students
- Reading 184
This course is designed to improve student's comprehension of college reading materials.
Students participate in mandatory tutoring on a daily basis.
HOW TO APPLY TO BRIDGE
1) Apply to Modesto Junior College on-line-MJC Application
2) Complete MJC Math and English placements
3) Complete the Free Application For Student Aide (FAFSA) and the California College Promise Grant (CCPG)-FAFSA Website.
If you are an AB 540 students, please complete the California Dream Act Application (CADAA)
4) Attend an EOP&S Application Workshop and be eligible for EOP&S- EOP&S Workshops Dates
5) Contact the Bridge Coordinator at (209) 575-6838 to set up an interview.
Sociology 101 Instructor