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Programs and Services

SASS is composed of various programs through which services are offered.  We are dedicated to support the mission of the college by increasing the number of students in the educational pipeline through services offered to pre-college students in middle schools and high schools, partnering with feeder community colleges, and incorporating student success and retention strategies at the undergraduate level. Services are provided through the following programs.

  1. MESA Schools Program (MSP) - MSP provides academic development for middle school and high school students so they will succeed in math and science and go on to attain baccalaureate degrees in math-based majors. The MSP partners with math and science teachers to administer the program at local schools.
  2. MESA Engineering Program (MEP) - MEP is an academic program that supports educationally disadvantaged students to attain four-year degrees in engineering or computer science.  MEP employs various student retention strategies including academic monitoring, academic excellence workshops in math and cornerstone engineering courses, course clustering, introduction to engineering orientation courses, student study center, and connections to student organizations.  In addition MEP fosters the leadership and professional development of students through college and national conferences hosted through various student organizations.
  3. Summer Transition into ECST Program (STEP) – The purpose of STEP is to provide access for educational development and excellence in mathematics for ECST incoming freshman students.  It targets the inadequate preparation in mathematics which hinders many students from pursuing an engineering degree in a successful and timely manner. STEP aims at helping students reinforce their math skills and bridge them to the next level in mathematics before starting their first quarter at Cal State LA.  In addition, this retention program establishes an early support network and fosters personal relationships among freshman students, student leaders, faculty, and staff to aid with the transition from high school to college and provides various personal development workshops to assist with the academic rigors students may face during their first-year-experience in the College of ECST.
  4. ECST Advisement and Recruitment Center- This office provides an array of services to prospective, incoming freshman, and second year students in engineering majors.  These services include: visits and presentations at various high schools and community colleges aimed at increasing awareness about academic and support programs within the College of ECST and university admission requirements, working closely with academic departments within ECST to increase the number of students that attend the College of ECST, freshman and transfer orientations, academic advisement through professional staff and peer advisors, engaging freshman in the learning communities and academic excellence workshops, and assist students with scholarship and internship opportunities.

SERVICES –We offer the following services.


First and Second-Year Transition & Retention Programs

MSP

MEP

ADVISEMENT CENTER

STEP

First-Year Experience

 

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New Student Orientation

 

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Learning Communities

 

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Introduction to Engineering Courses

 

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Academic Excellence Workshops (AEW)

 

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Academic & Personal Advisement

 

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Leadership Development

 

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Professional Development

 

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Peer Mentor Program

 

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Connections to Student Organizations

 

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Scholarships

 

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Hands-on-Math & Science Enrichment

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Teacher Professional Development

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Career & College Explorations

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Last Update: 03/4/2014