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What Classes Should You Take?

These courses are a good starting point. Our suggestions are meant as a tool to get ideas and inspiration before you register. 

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Speciality Programs
VITA Program (ACC 053A, ACC 053B and ACC 053C). 

Offering begins Winter 2020

The Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) Program was formally established in the 1970s by the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) to aid low-income individuals and families in preparing their annual tax returns. 

The IRS continues this program and offers free tax help to people who generally make $56,000 or less, persons with disabilities, the elderly, and those with limited English-speaking abilities who need assistance in preparing their own tax returns. IRS-certified volunteers provide free basic income tax return preparation with electronic filing to these individuals.  At the student's successful completion of ACC 053A, they will be one of those IRS–certified volunteers!! 

By helping low-income taxpayers in the Bay Area, we saved them over $18 million in tax preparation fees last year.   By enrolling in this class, students are taking the first step to help those in your community that needs it most. 

After this course, students will have learned new technical skills, earned course credit, receive a certificate of completion from the Franchise Tax Board, have valuable experience to place on your resume! 


SAP Program
 (ACC and BUS courses)

Learn the world's No. 1 computing software-- SAP! SAP is the world's largest provider of enterprise application software, with technology that supports business management fundamentals to the most sophisticated analytics requirements. We have joined SAP's University Alliances of 3,200 educational institutions in over 111 countries to integrate SAP into our teaching.


Business Information Professional (CAP and BUS courses)

The Business Information Professional Pathway and Certificate equip you with the technical, communication and management skills in just three semesters to advance your career.

It is designed to prepare students for  entry-level office and administrative  support positions   (such as office administrative specialists, customer service reps, information  clerks, and  office managers)in a variety of business workplace environments.


Honors Program
(BIO, CHEM, COM, HIS, HUM, MAT, POL, PSY, SOC)

The Honors Program provides highly motivated students the opportunity to work closely with instructors and other motivated students in advanced levels of critical thinking, analysis, research, writing, and communication. Students take high-level courses in a combination of biological sciences, chemistry, communication studies, history, humanities, mathematics, political science, psychology and sociology.


Toastmasters
(TBA due to Pandemic)

A world-wide organization on the Mission College campus catering to students to join the club as a co-curricular activity to help build confidence and practice skills in public speaking.

Classes for the Business Professional and Skill Re-Training

We pride ourselves on creating classes to help you succeed with practical classes in hands-on training. Here are some to consider if you work or own a small business or work in the business world.

ACC 033 • Using Excel for Forecasting & Planning
ACC 034 • Business Financial Planning with Excel

 Our ACC 033/034 courses provide real-world scenarios in the classroom with accounting principle refreshers and Excel applications.  The combination leads to deeper appreciation and skill attainment that are essential for the workplace and higher level business / analytics classes. 

ACC 051B • Taxation of Business Entities

Get a better understanding of the tax laws associated with your partnership, corporation, estate or trust.

ACC 060 • Quickbooks

Understand the basics of accounting software, QuickBooks. Learn about ledgers, accounts reivevable, accounts payable, payroll setup, creating statements and more!

ACC 073 • Accounting Information Systems

Learn the world's No. 1 software that is used by the majority of Fortune 1000 companies.


BUS 028A • Business Law

Before you open your own business or promoted to a manager, what laws do you need to know before you start on these new positions.

BUS 054 • Small Business Start-Up and Management

Want to start a small business? Here's your chance. Get tips on how to research, plan and start your small business.

BUS 78B • Business Communications

Communications is important. Learn how to write and communicate for business, including email, memos, reports and letters.

BUS 118 • Human Resource Management

Employees are your business. Learn how to manage them and the state and federal rules around their employment, training and development.


ESL Programs

Let us help your employees improve their English skills with classes in reading, writing and grammar. Both for credit ($46) per unit, non-credit (free) and intenstive ESL classes available at esl.missioncollege.edu.


SAP Program
 (ACC and BUS courses)

Learn the world's No. 1 computing software-- SAP! SAP is the world's largest provider of enterprise application software, with technology that supports business management fundamentals to the most sophisticated analytics requirements. We have joined SAP's University Alliances of 3,200 educational institutions in over 111 countries to integrate SAP into our teaching.


Business Information Professional (CAP and BUS courses)

The Business Information Professional Pathway and Certificate equips you with the technical, communication and management skills in just three semesters so that they  you can start working or advance in your career quickly. It is designed to prepare students for  entry level office and administrative  support positions   (such as office administrative specialists, customer service reps, information  clerks, and  office managers)in a variety of business workplace environments.

Sing, Dance and Play with us!

If you have an interest, we welcome your participation in the following performance-based classes.

Mission College Chorus 

From Peter Gabriel, Sting, classical and pop, we sing a little bit of everything! Join our small but mighty singing group! chorus.missioncollege.edu

Mission Dance Company

Mission Dance Company is a student-run non-profit organization from Mission College, providing a venue for students to choreograph and perform original works of art and share them with the broader community. Dance with us: dance.missioncollege.edu

Mission College Symphony

Have a taste for classical music? Want to perform as a part of our symphony? Join us at mcsymphony.com.

See below for more courses in our arts.

Join an Athletics Team

Did you play a sport in high school? Interested in continuing it in college? Mission Saints Athletics is always looking for student-athletes for its teams. And as a student-athlete your participation is a 3.0 unit class in Kinesiology!


Spring 2021


Accounting Classes for Your Business

These wealth of classes in our accounting department will help your business be more successful. These semester long courses are meant for the business owner, small and large.

  • Uisng Excel for Forecasting & Planning (ACC 033)
  • Insurance Planning (ACC 041)
  • Taxation (ACC 051B)
  • Payroll (ACC 052)
  • Auditing (ACC 059A)
  • Using Quickbooks (ACC 060)
ACC 070 • Ethics in Accounting

Prepare for the California CPA exam with this course in the ethics of accounting.


ART 033B • Basic Design: Three-Dimensional

We teach you the elements of creating art forms in 3D. We will work on the principles and elements of design as they apply to 3D art work.

ART 035 A • Life Drawing

For the art enthusiast! We are still using live models via zoom in 2021 and we teach you how to draw the human body.

ART 065A • Ceramics - Handbuilding

Students will be working on hand construction with clay and then take it to Mission College for firing. We are arranging for there to be a safe drop off and pick up location.


AST 004 • Astrobiology - Life in the Universe
Have you ever wondered about extraterrestrials?  Not creatures dreamt up by Hollywood, but beings from a world totally unlike ours.  What would they be like?   Are they common?  Could we communicate with them?  Would we even recognize them as alive?  Would they recognize us as alive?  This class asks those questions (and more) but, unlike in most classes, the answers are NOT in the back of the book. This a a transferable course and one of the Physical Science GE (not life science courses).
 

ANT 001 • Physical Anthropology

Use this transfer course to examine human biology and behavior and the origins of human evoloution. This is a late start class, starting March 22. Some of these classes are zero cost textbook course, meaning books are PDFs and free.

ANT 003 • Intro to Cultural Anthropology

Take this transfer course and study the wide range of cultures in the world with an emphasis on economics, religion, kinship, cultural patterns, values and ethics. Some of these classes are zero cost textbook course, meaning books are PDFs and free.


CAP 100 • Learning the Keyboard

This noncredit/free course teaches the basics of the keyboard and keystrokes used to type.

CAP 101 • Computers Simplified for Beginners

This noncredit/free course teaches the basics of computers for beginners. We will discuss the basics, email, software applications and internet applications.


COM 020 • Argumentation and Debate

Learn to argue productively about controversial issues in a supportive, interactive environment. Intellectually challenging, active learning. This is a transfer class and alternative to COM 001.


EGR 010 • Intro to Engineering

Ever had an interest in taking things a part and putting them back together? Have an interest in Math or Physics? Think you "might" be interested in engineering? Take our introduction class and seee for yourself! 


ENG 07B • American Literature 1865 to Present

Come explore the works of a wide range of diverse American authors such as Mark Twain, Charlotte Perkins Gilman, Robert Frost, Langston Hughes, John Steinbeck, and Toni Morrison. This is a transfer course.

ENG 070 • Creative Writing

This transferable course explores your creativity. Students will read and analyze professional writers and attend literary events and hear from visiting writers.

ENG 048 • Intro to Shakespeare

Read and learn about the famous English bard through his selection of plays and sonnets. It's tragic! It's funny! There's romatnce and there's a little bit of death too!


ESL Classes

We are here to improve your English skills with classes in reading, listening, pronunciation, writing and grammar. Both for credit ($46) per unit, non-credit (free) and intenstive ESL classes available at esl.missioncollege.edu.

ESL 940LC - ESL Learning and Communicating

Are you looking for another class? Do you want to learn about American culture while practicing and improving your listening, reading, writing, grammar, pronunciation and speaking skills? If you answered "YES", then register for this fully asynchronous (no weekly live sessions) class. Class starts February 11.


Graphic Design Classes
GDS 072 - Digital Imaging and User Interface Design

Have you ever seen a website or app and wondered about how you could design something like that? In this class, you will use industry standard tools to create web and app designs, and learn WHY you should design things a certain way. There is much demand for people who are good at this kind of design, and the pay is very good :)

GDS 074 - Digital Video Production With Final Cut Pro

In this course, taught by an award winning writer, director and producer, you will learn the language of video and film so you can create compelling videos. This class is fully online for Spring 21, so you can work at home in safety. Camera operation, video and audio production techniques, special effects, the basic principles of motion graphics, video editing and audio editing are explored. 

GDS 062 - Digital Illustration with Adobe Illustrator

Adobe Illustrator is an industry-standard tool that you can use to do a lot of things. You can create layouts for posters, design assets for websites and apps, create your own logo, and more. In this class you will learn the details about using Adobe Illustrator to make what is in your head. For Spring 21, there are sections available that are synchronous(live online) and asynchronous(no live meetings). 

More Advanced Graphic Design Courses

Two spring courses for students with more advanced knowledge of graphic design, include:

  • GDS 067 • Graphic Design II
  • GDS 080 • Packaging

Both courses take the knowledge you already have and expand on it.


Hospitality Management  Classes

All classes with ingredients will be provided free and picked up at the back of the HM building.

  • FDR 051 - Basic Food Preparation is an online class that let's students practice the principles of preparing meals, receipes and international cuisine.
  • FDR 053 - Restuarant Operations is a chance for students to under all the front and the back of the house operations. Students will plan menus and create management operation of a restaurant.
  • FDR 059 - Supervision, Management and Leadership - Gain the skills necessary to be the "boss." Learn leadership strategies and discuss the unique challenges of running a restaurant. Students can take this class as a part of their general education requirements.
  • FDR 075 - Menu Planning is a class for students who want to plan and then execute their menus.

Face-to-Face Kinesiology Classes 

(if County requirements allow, we will have the following in-person exercise classes with proper COVID protocols in place)

  • KIN 021 - Tennis (Mondays, 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.)
  • KIN 023 • Archery (Fridays, 9 a.m. - 12 p.m.)
  • KIN 041 • Ballet (Tuesdays, 5:25 p.m. - 8:25 p.m.)
  • KIN 061 • Yoga (Fridays, 9 a.m. - 12 p.m.)
  • KIN 063C • Walking / Jogging (Monday, 2:15 p.m. - 5:15 p.m.)
KIN 039A • Fire Agility Training

Not just for firefighters as we have had other students, including our former webmaster participate. Now is the time to enroll in KIN 39!!  You never know when there's going to be job openings so make sure you're prepared to pass the Candidates Physical Ability Test (CPAT). This class will meet on Tuesday and Thursday from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. at the Mission College Fire Tower. 

KIN 069 • Stress Management Through Fitness and Lifestyle

This course is fully online without required scheduled meetings. Students can log on anytime to complete required coursework to meet instructor established deadlines.


Learn a Foreign Language!

We have a number of foreign languages to teach you. Many satisfy transfer requirements They include:

  • Arabic (ARB)
  • Chinese (CHI)
  • Japanese (JPN)
  • Spanish (SPA)
  • Vietnamese (VIE)

Math STEM Core Classes

STEMCore is an intensive program that accelerates students through the pre-Calculus math classes needed to be a STEM major or work in a STEM-related field, with concrete support. They include class-embedded tutors, free math textbooks and a PAID summer internship opportunity. Find out more at stemcore.missioncollege.edu. Students can register for MAT 001 (College Algebra) and MAT D (Trignometry).

MTT 050 - Digital Manufacturing

A brand new course and an intro to 2D and 3D designs using AutoCAD, SolidWorks and a 3D scanner. This class will be useful in the area of Advanced Manufacturing using equipment and software to develop 2D or 3D gadgets. This class can also be of interest to hobbyists who like to create small models using 3D printers or laser cutters.