The City of Perris is partnering with Mt. San Jacinto College to provide higher-education opportunities for City residents.
The City and college representatives on Aug. 27 will sign an agreement to make available space in the Perris Senior Center, which will become the classroom for the first MSJC offering—Communications 100—a public-speaking class. The course begins Oct. 11 and concludes Dec. 6.
MSJC will increase offerings in the Spring 2019 semester, which begins January 14, 2019.
Perris Assistant City Manager Darren Madkin said the collaboration with MSJC continues the City’s commitment to expand educational opportunities for residents. The partnership will save students time and money for travel.
“The driving force in bringing Mt. San Jacinto College to Perris was the City Council,” Madkin said. “They are committed to providing accessible opportunities to post-graduate education and job training for Perris residents. This partnership with Mt. San Jacinto College demonstrates that commitment.”
MSJC plans to offer courses in both the general education and Career Education pathways. Both can lead to an associate degree or courses that transfer to four-year universities. The Career Education pathway also offers career certificates to improve job skills or provide opportunities for career advancement to assist residents in meeting the increasing demand in Perris for a qualified workforce.
“This partnership truly represents what Mt. San Jacinto College stands for: meeting the needs of the communities within our service area,” said Dr. Jamail Carter, Dean of Instructional Services. “It has been a pleasure to work with the staff of the City of Perris. Their passion for providing accessible quality higher-education for their community was evident in every conversation we had about this partnership.”
Residents interested in taking a class at the Perris Senior Center can do so by visiting https://www.msjc.edu/StudentServices/EnrollmentServices/Pages/default.aspx. Courses cost the same low $46 per unit to all California residents and financial aid is available.