Mission College (Santa Clara, California)

Mission College (Santa Clara, California)
Mission College
Established 1967
Type Community college, Public
Chancellor Mr. John E. Hendrickson
President Dr. Laurel Jones
Vice-Chancellor Edralin Maduli
Location Santa Clara, California, United States
37°23′28″N 121°58′56″W / 37.3911°N 121.9821°W / 37.3911; -121.9821Coordinates: 37°23′28″N 121°58′56″W / 37.3911°N 121.9821°W / 37.3911; -121.9821
Colors teal, black and white             
Mascot Saints
Affiliations West Valley College
Website www.missioncollege.org

Mission College is a community college located in Santa Clara, California. It was founded in 1967. It is a part of the West Valley-Mission Community College District, which also administers West Valley College in nearby Saratoga, California, in turn part of the California Community Colleges System. The district serves the cities of Campbell, Los Gatos, Morgan Hill, Monte Sereno, Santa Clara, and San Jose. The district's headquarters are on the West Valley College campus. Mission College's course offerings are broad-based and include computer technology, health occupation, and fire prevention courses.



Notre Dame de Namur University, Belmont CA and Mission College (Santa Clara, California) Students at Mission Community College in Santa Clara will be able to receive a four-year Bachelor of Science in Human Services degree from Notre Dame de Namur University, without ever leaving their South Bay campus, the two schools announced.

Under the joint program, NDNU will provide faculty to teach Human Services courses to Mission College students who have completed the requirements for acceptance into the NDNU Human Services program. Mission College will provide the classrooms and other facilities. The joint program was established to provide a seamless transition for Mission College students who wish to pursue a Bachelor’s degree in Human Services.


Interior of the giant Main Building

The college is focused around a single large structure where many of the classes take place. The library, cafeteria, and bookstore are in a nearby building. It is located within Silicon Valley's "Golden Triangle" business district. The Mercado shopping center is immediately to the South and includes restaurants and a 20-screen movie theater. Facilities of both EMC and Yahoo! are immediately to the East.


Campus Center

Mission College is reached from the Great America exit of U.S. Route 101. There are shuttles that are reachable with walks of a few blocks that connect to the Old Ironsides station of the Santa Clara VTA Light-rail, the Great America station of the Altamont Commuter Express, and the Lawrence station of Caltrain. There are also several VTA bus lines that stop in the college's front loop.

Notable alumni

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