Multicultural Academic Services
The Multicultural Academic Services program helps students from underrepresented groups succeed in college.
If you're coming to HCC from a local high school, you may qualify for MAS support services. The program supports students who are enrolled in HCC's ESOL classes, as well as other students from diverse backgrounds. You'll be part of a community of learners, and develop the skills to help you succeed in college and beyond.
Who We Are
MAS is designed to help students from underrepresented groups find pathways that will help them succeed in college. It caters to students challenged by issues of language, cultural identity, and isolation. Through a one-on-one approach, students are encouraged to develop skills that promote self-authorship, self-advocacy, and leadership. MAS serves as a pipeline for students of various backgrounds: Students who exit support programs such as ESOL, Avanza 2 College, and Gateway to College enter the MAS Program and are encouraged to go on to transfer programs such as Pathways with the goal of transferring to a four-year institution.
Schedule & Location
MAS resources and programming are available Monday – Friday from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. MAS is located in Frost Building, Room 262.
Transportation & Parking
Transportation to the HCC campus is available via PVTA buses. Parking is available in student lots.
Please pick up an application in Frost 262.