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Puente Project

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.

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 Sabrina Hagmann. Program Space Availability is limited - first come, first-served.

Student Interest Form

The SJCC Puente Program will 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.

  • 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

  • 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



Phase 01:
Fall Semester

  • English 1A
  • Guidance 87
  • Ethnic Studies 37B

Phase 02:
spring Semester

  • English 1C
  • Guidance 96
  • Ethnic Studies 37A

Phase 03:
ongoing until graduation

  • Transfer Counseling
  • Leadership & Career Opportunities


Puente Contacts: