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 Enrollment Services 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

Umoja Community

Our Mission

UMOJA (A Kiswahili word meaning unity) is a community and critical resource dedicated to enhancing the cultural and educational experiences of African American and other students.

When the voices and histories of students are deliberately and intentionally recognized, the opportunity for self-efficacy emerges and a foundation is formed for academic success.

UMOJA actively serves and promotes student success for all students through a curriculum and pedagogy responsive to the legacy of the African and African American Diasporas

The organizing principles of our community

  • We share a name with a core set of pedagogies and promising practices.
  • We support the academic success of all students.
  • We support the persistence and retention of all students toward defined educational goals: transfer, certificate, associate degree.
  • We integrate both instructional and student services.
  • We integrate direct instruction of information and technology literacy.
  • We integrate sound assessment strategies and a set of core benchmark measures.
  • We recruit and train students, staff and faculty through seminars, conferences, and other professional development.
  • We facilitate the sharing of resources: financial, curriculum, methodologies and pedagogies.

UMOJA Community Portal

Our website contains more information about the UMOJA program as well as a calendar of upcoming UMOJA events at MJC and our affiliate programs around the state.

UMOJA Coordinators

Al Smith
Phone: 209.575.6153

Location: RISE UP Multicultural Center- Founders 118

Glen Stovall


Phone: 209.575.7756

Location RISE UP Multicultural Center- Founders 118

Student Success and Equity

Contact Us
Phone: (209) 575-6789

Flerida Arias
Vice President of Student Services 

Ashley Griffith
Dean of Student Services

Pathways Center 
East Campus
Student Services Building 128

West Campus
Yosemite Hall 118

Fall/Spring Hours:
Monday - Thursday
8:00 am – 6:00 pm
8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Summer Hours
Monday - Thursday
7:30 am - 6:00 pm
Friday - Closed

Student Success Hubs
East Campus
Founders Hall 116
Morris Memorial 207
Student Center 1

West Campus
Yosemite Hall 119

Fall/Spring Hours:
Monday - Friday
8:00 am – 5:00 pm

Summer Hours:
Monday – Thursday
7:30 am – 5:30 pm