AANAPISI Services and Events

 

Counseling Services:

The AANAPISI Programs offer comprehensive counseling services for AAPI and general student populations at Mission College in a variety of areas from academic to career, and personal counseling. The goal of the programs is to provide students support and guidance while they’re in the process of exploring majors, deciding on a major, setting goals, and developing self-growth.

Academic Counseling:

  • Exploring educational options and opportunities
  • Educational goal-setting
  • Providing students with accurate and up-to-date educational information related to their educational goals from obtaining a Certificate, AA/AS degree to transferring

Transfer Counseling:

  • Providing information on admissions requirements and policies
  • Providing support and guidance, so that students make informed decisions about their transfer options

Career Counseling:

  • Clarifying of career and educational goals
  • Study of careers and lifestyles 

Personal Counseling:

  • Providing short-term and referral services for students who may be experiencing difficulties that may interfere with academic work. 

 

The Welcome Center

The Welcome Center is located inside the first floor of the main building. It's an excellent place to begin your visit at Mission College, with services that provide a variety of information to new/continuing students and visitors regarding initial registration, financial aid, admissions, campus tours, class information, and class location and so on. The Welcome Center is equipped with computers and kiosks for these services.

We have friendly staff and student ambassadors to assist the needs of students to ensure their questions are answered or guided or the proper locations.

Please visit our campus and contact us for a campus tour at (408) 855-5083 or email: mc.welcomecenter@wvm.edu. We look forward to seeing you.

 

STEM Learning Center

The STEM Learning Center is the central resource hub for students who are interested in pursuing a major in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) disciplines at Mission College.

Services currently available to students include tutoring in many STEM subjects from our MESA tutors, four computers for student use, a quiet place for individual and group study, scheduling an appointment with the APASS STEM/Transfer Counselor, MentorNet, internship opportunities with local STEM companies, career advising , and a Pilot Peer Mentor Program to provide additional support for students to successfully complete coursework within the STEM disciplines.

Major funding for the STEM Learning Center comes from the Federal Title III AANAPISI Part F Grant. For more information about the STEM Learning Center, come visit the center on the first floor of the Science Building, room SCI-131, call the AANAPISI Program Office at (408) 855-5261, or visit the Mission College STEM student resource website at http://www.missioncollege.edu/student_services/stem/index.html.

 

Smarthinking

Smarthinking

Mission College now provides students with access to online tutoring services from Smarthinking, brought to you by the AANAPISI programs.  With Smarthinking, students can chat with a live tutor up to 24 hours a day from ANY internet connection. Tutors are available to work with you in a wide range of subjects including writing (for any course), math (basic math through calc II), accounting , statistics, finance, economics, biology, anatomy & physiology, physics, chemistry, nursing subjects, office application, and Spanish.  You can also submit completed drafts of your writing assignments form any course to Smarthinking's Writing Center for a tutor to review.  The tutor will provide you with detailed, personalized feedback about your paper, typically within 24 hours. 

Now that the link is live and now available on the MC Portal page, I'm asking all of you to test the link out to see if it works.

Follow these steps to connect to a tutor

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How to login: 

1. Login to 

MyMissionPortal: http://mywvm.wvm.edu/mcstudent/

2. Find the Auto Sign-on window above the Student Life OrgSync Link. 

3. Click Smarthinking Auto Sign-on. 

For more information on Smarthinking and how it works, please refer to the attached student instruction flyer.

 

AANAPISI Learning Community:

The goal of the AANAPISI Learning Community is to provide AAPI students on campus an opportunity to learn about their cultural backgrounds and identities through community building activities, culturally relevant curricula, and extracurricular activities. The learning community is composed of two classes – English 1A and Counseling 1. Students are enrolled in both classes in a given semester. Students will complete joint assignments, and both courses will highlight the following themes: the celebration of Asian and Asian American cultures, the model minority myth, and leadership in the Asian American community.