Situated in the center of Central Valley, Modesto Junior College offers a variety of vocational and academic programs through two campuses: East campus, and West campus. Whether students are seeking an associate degree to assist with transfer to a four-year institution, or looking to gain new job skills for entry into the workforce, Modesto Junior College has a program to fit their needs.
Accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges, Modesto Junior College offers nine areas of study, including agriculture, environmental sciences, & technical education; allied health/family & consumer sciences; business, behavioral & social sciences; arts, humanities, & communication; physical education, health education, recreation & dance; science, mathematics, & engineering; literature & language arts; community & economic development; and, library & information technology.
Agriculture, environmental sciences, & technical education programs provide students with a variety of hands-on training. The allied health/family & consumer sciences division offers associate degrees and certificates in such areas as dental assisting, culinary arts, and interior design. The business, behavioral & social sciences division consists of several academic departments which offer associate degrees and certificates. Many of the two-year programs are used to transfer to four-year institutions. Within the arts, humanities & communication division students may choose an associate degree program in art, journalism, photography, humanities, music, theatre & dance, television & film, radio & recording arts, or speech communication. The physical education, health education, recreation & dance division provides instructional programs for students to help learn about health fitness and how to maintain healthy lifestyles. The science, mathematics & engineering division prepares students for transfer to four-year institutions to earn a bachelors degree. The literature & language arts department consists of five areas of concentration including foreign languages, reading, American Sign Language, English, and English as a second language. The community & economic development division consists of public safety courses, workforce training, and community education. In addition, the library & information technology division maintains two libraries, media services, television production, three computer labs, distance education (which offers online classes and telecourses), technology services and photography.