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Year Up Program

Year Up and Mission College


Students like Michael, Jaz and Rebecca are benfitting from a paid internship with a Fortune 500 company and classes in computer applications, computer programming and/or business. Rebecca Esparza is closing the tech divide as a woman of color from Eastside San Jose, as an intern at Facebook.

Year Up Offers the Following

  • Hands-on training.
  • Real world corporate access.
  • A six-month internship.
  • Support from not only Mission College‚Äôs staff, but Year Up staff.

Classes at Mission College combine courses in computer applications, computer science, communication studies, and business.

Rebecca Esparza, a twenty-something Latina with long straight black hair worn in a thick bun, smiles for a professional headshot. She has straight white teeth and wears a white collared shirt and black blazer.

When I found out I was going to intern at Facebook, it felt unbelievable. I want to give back to my community and recruit more women of color and from other underserved groups to work in the tech industry. I want to close the digital divide. In my classes, I was introduced to coding including Python and HTML. My coursework was hard, but I enjoyed it! The staff and faculty and both Year Up and Mission College provide support, training, and mentorship.

Rebecca Esparza

Data Analyst Certificate

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Choose from the Following

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IT Help Desk Technician

Gain the skills for an entry-level position in IT support with this certificate.

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Data Analytics Associate

Take classes toward a programming and data management certificate.

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Project Management Specialist

Complete projects on schedule and within budget.

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