​​Puente Project

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Begun in 1981, the Puente project helps to prepare educationally disadvantaged students for college admission and success through its combination of accelerated instruction, intensive academic counseling, and mentoring by members of the community.

Is the Puente program right for you?

We encourage all college students that have a strong desire to transfer to a four-year university to apply. If you are interested in learning about the Latinx culture and connecting with a learning community, please complete the student interest form below and contact Veronica Harris. Program Space Availability is limited - first come, first-served.

Student Interest Form

Puente Mission

To increase the number of educationally under-represented students who enroll in four-year colleges and universities, earn degrees, and return to the community as leaders and mentors to future generations.

PLEASE Join Puente, if

  • You are English 1A eligible for Fall semester
  • Commit to a 1-year (2 semesters) learning community pathway
  • Willing to transfer to a four-year college or university
  • Complete the Student Interest Form

Benefits of Joining Puente

  • Guaranteed enrollment in three transferable general education courses
  • Develop and improve your writing skills
  • Daily access to proactive advising and counseling
  • Embedded tutoring in English courses 
  • Transfer support & career planning opportunities
  • Establish and foster collegial relationships
3 Phases of Puente

Phase 1: Fall Semester - English 1A, Guidance 87, Ethnic Studies 37B
Phase 2: Spring semester English 1C, Guidance 96, Ethnic Studies 37A
Phase 3: Ongoing thru graduation - Transfer Counseling, Leadership and Career Opportunities

​Contact Us

Juan Gamboa Jr.

Puente Coordinator 


Sabrina Haggman 

Puente Counselor


Text: (408) 596-3289‬


Downloadable Puente Flyer

Student Interest Form

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San Jose City College