What is MESA?

Mathematics, Engineering, Science Achievement (MESA) builds a pathway to college and careers in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) fields. MESA develops programming and initiatives to improve diversity and retention in STEM fields, with an emphasis on traditionally underrepresented students.

YVC’s MESA Program

​YVC is one of 11 community colleges in Washington State that offers the MESA Community College Program (MCCP). Our goal is to increase the number of community college students who successfully transfer to four-year institutions and earn bachelor’s degrees in STEM majors. ​​With that goal in mind, YVC’s MESA program is designed to assist students in achieving their academic goals through educational support services and professional development experiences.

STEM majors offer exciting educational opportunities.  Start your educational path to a successful career today!​

Biology | Chemistry | Math | Physics | Information Technology | Engineering | Geology​

Our STEM Pathway Programs

What we offer

Who is Eligible for MESA?

Students who qualify for one or all of the following:

  • Belong to a historically underrepresented population in STEM, including African American, Native American, Hispanic, Pacific Islander and female-identified groups
  • United States citizens or permanent residents
  • Intend to transfer to a four-year institution in pursuit of a four-year degree in STEM majors
  • First-generation college students
  • Do not hold a bachelor’s degree in any field
  • Academic advising
  • Academic Excellence Workshops
  • MESA Student Study Center
  • Professional development
  • Internship opportunities
  • Industry-related field trips
  • Dedicated faculty and staff
  • University connections​​
  • Meet with MESA Director quarterly
  • Complete Academic Plan
  • Attend Academic Workshops
  • Use Student Study Center
  • Attend industry-related field​ trips

Partnering Institutions

Spokane Falls Community College
Wenatchee Community College
Yakima Valley College ​​

Contact Us

Michael AlamosYVC MESA Director
Raymond Hall Library
Building 7, Room 204
Dr. Panyada SullivanYVC MESA Faculty
Glenn Anthon Hall
Building 4, Room 261