College Assistance Migrant Program (CAMP)
CAMP provides migrant and seasonal farm worker students who are at severe disadvantage economically with intensive and frequent academic advising and instructional support. The program features a mix of cultural and academic activities to encourage students to succeed and persist in college and is led by a staff that is diverse in experience and reflective of the target population. CAMP boasts a 90 percent retention rate of its participants. CAMP has a family environment that is culturally sensitive and focused on academic excellence.
High School Equivalency Program (HEP)
HEP recruits migrant and seasonal farm workers and provides them with GED preparatory instruction, cultural activities, and educational and career planning advice. CBC serves a minimum of 150 students through HEP annually. HEP has graduated 558 students in its seven-year history, an average of 80 students per year. Currently, HEP continues to place an average of 90 percent or more of students in post-secondary education, training, career positions, or careers in the military.
Funded by the National Science Foundation, the MESA Community College program aims to increase the number of traditionally underrepresented students receiving a bachelor’s degree in a Science, Technology, Engineering, or Mathematics (STEM) discipline. CBC is the first of the four participating community colleges in the state of Washington to fully implement all six components of the program. Each year the MESA program recruits and retains a cohort of 60 students from the time they enroll in the program to the time they graduate and transfer to a four-year university. The students that MESA serves must have the intent to transfer to a four-year university, come from a traditionally underrepresented group in the STEM fields, be pursuing a STEM major, and be financially and educationally disadvantaged.
Student Support Services (SSS)
The SSS program provides opportunities for academic development, assists students with basic college requirements, and serves to motivate students towards the successful completion of their postsecondary education. The goal of SSS is to increase the college retention and graduation rates of first generation, low income, and disabled students, and facilitate the process of transfer to a college or university offering a bachelor's degree.
The mission of CBC Upward Bound is to academically prepare low-income high school students to become first-generation graduates of post secondary programs. Upward Bound students participate in both summer and academic year programs.
Housing and Urban Development (HUD)
HUD Hispanic-Serving Institute Assisting Communities (HSIAC) grant in collaboration with the City of Pasco and the Downtown Pasco Development Authority (DPDA) is a three-year grant which is focused in revitalizing the downtown business corridor of Pasco. Efforts include the façade improvement program as well as providing various continuing business education workshops/seminars tailored towards educating business owners of better business practices.
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