Departments

  • If you want to be involved in upholding the law and maintaining order in the community, then this is the program for you! Administration of Justice is the scientific study of law enforcement, judiciary, corrections, and probation.

  • The Mendocino College Agriculture Department prepares students to work in diverse fields of agriculture and horticulture in Northern California.

  • The Alcohol and Other Drug Studies (AODS) program provides students with the knowledge and skills to address fundamental issues encountered in the field of substance use, abuse and dependency.

  • The Fine and Performing Arts are thriving at Mendocino College! Our AA degree programs in Art, Music, Theatre and Dance inspire students with both studio experiences and theoretical understanding of these various art forms.

  • Learn a variety of mechanical and technical skills to successfully perform diagnosis and repair on cars, and prepare you for more advanced jobs in the auto industry.

  • Biology is the scientific exploration of life.  It allows students to study organisms from the molecular level to the communities in which they live.

  • Learn management and accounting skills to prepare for a career in a variety of organizations, including retail, manufacturing, service businesses, non-profits, and governmental agencies.

  • Chemistry is the study of matter, its composition, structure, properties, and changes. Central to natural and physical science majors, chemistry serves as a foundation subject for many disciplines while providing a pathway into chemical sciences and chemical industry. As a technical field of study that requires strong laboratory skills and experience, job opportunities span a broad range of sectors from education to research to industry to medicine.

  • Through the following programs, you can develop knowledge and explore the skills needed to work with children of all ages.

  • Communication Studies is a broad-based discipline that covers the exchange of messages from interpersonal to mass communication.

  • Why study computer science? Besides being fun and challenging, the job outlooks are fantasic and you can also apply what you learn to helping society (see TED Talk with Jane McGonigal on using Games to solve existing problems).

  • Mendocino College’s 25.5 Unit Culinary Arts Certificate Program is training passionate cooks, kitchen managers, and chefs in the Mendocino-Lake Community College District. Students work in a fully functional kitchen where they learn all the skills of the trade. Textbook study is combined with the expertise of our talented chef instructors, who are all industry veterans.

  • One of Mendocino College's newest programs, Digital Arts and Media combines art and technology for the modern creator, artist, and maker.

  • The diverse disciplines within Earth Science offer a broad spectrum of academic inquiry. Satisfaction is high with careers that get you outdoors and are very relevant to our 21st century society.

  • This Certificate of Achievement is designed for students planning to transfer to a California State University (CSU) campus.  Earning a Certificate of Achievement-CSU GE Breadth will enable Mendocino College to officially acknowledge a significant educational achievement the student has completed. Completion of this certificate ensures that the student has met the lower division General Education requirements for all CSU campuses.

  • The English Faculty at Mendocino College are dedicated to helping students advance and improve their reading, writing, and thinking skills. 

  • Bienvenidos al Programa de Inglés Como Segundo Idioma (ESL). Welcome to the English as a Second Language Program at Mendocino College.

  • Social Justice Studies (Ethnic Studies) is an interdisciplinary program with a focus on equity and social change.

  • Mendocino College Fine Woodworking offers a one to two year program in cabinetry and furniture making as well as prerequisite workshops during the summer. 

  • Fire Science is an especially important field of study in California, as the state often faces devastating wildfires.  Through this program at Mendocino College, you can explore career paths such as that of a firefighter, fire investigator, or EMT, in addition to many others.

  • The study of history fosters an understanding of ourselves and our world through the study of the past, both remote and recent, local and geographically distant.

  • Mendocino College’s Human Services programs prepare students to become Social and Human Services paraprofessionals, and to transfer to four-year universities to become professional counselors, social workers, or similar behavioral health providers.

  • Kinesiology is an academic discipline which involves the study of physical activity and its impact on health, society, and quality of life. Students completing the Associate inArts in Kinsesiology fo rTransfer degree will be provided with an integrated approach to the field that includes the biological, psychological and social-humanistic perspectives.

  • Everybody takes math! Let us help you find the path that will enable you to achieve your educational goals.

  • Through study in Music students major in Music for Transfer, Instrumental Music, Vocal Music, and Recording Arts and Technology.

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    The Nursing Program prepares students to pursue careers in the profession of Nursing and to become Registered Nurses.

  • Physical Therapist Assistants (PTAs) provide physical therapy services under the direction and supervision of a licensed Physical Therapist (PT). Physical Therapy is a dynamic profession full of variety, activity and human interaction.  This program is commuter-friendly and simply requires that students be on campus in Ukiah two consecutive days per week for laboratory courses during the spring and fall semesters.

  • The Political Science major will provide students with a framework for understanding political theories, institutions, and processes. Students develop skills for critically evaluating issues and applying appropriate research methodologies for understanding political behavior.

  • Psychology is defined as the scientific study of human ehavior (including thoughts and emotions). The many and varied courses and areas of study in the Psychology Program provide a deeper understanding of the complexities of one's own behavior; the behavior of family, friends, and co-workers; and the interactions among diverse people and groups.

  • The Recording Arts Associate of Arts Degree and Certificate of Achievement in Recording Arts will prepare individuals for entry-level positions within the audio insustry through broad-based training in music recording and mixing, location sound, commercial production, audio for video and television, audio for games, internet audio, record production and live sound reinforcement.

  • Sociology is a social science that involves the systematic study of the social lives of people, groups, and societies as well as the study of our behavior as social beings, covering everything from the analysis of short contacts between anonymous individuals on the street to the study of global social processes.

  • Studying a language other than one's native tongue can improve your ability to communicate, to develop cultural awareness and sensitivity, to expand general knowledge, and to promote a deeper appreciation for other cultures.

  • Through study in Theatre Arts and through completion of the college’s Associate in Arts in Theatre Arts for Transfer, students develop the ability to participate in the creation and performance of live theatre. In addition, students learn to analyze performances in the context of theatre history, theory and practice. Fully staged productions in the college's two theatres supplement the studio and lecture classes. The program emphasizes the importance of creative collaboration and effective interpersonal communication. The program strives to develop, nurture and train future generations of theatre artists, as well as students who may apply their theatre studies in a variety of other academic areas and careers.