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Intro to Online Gavilan

Lesson 12 Special Programs:
TRIO, MESA, EOPS, CalWorks, Puente, DRC


TRIO is a comprehensive, federally funded grant program offering academic and personal assistance and support to qualified students. You will be eligible for services through TRIO if you
  • are new to the college community
  • have been out of school for more than five years
  • need assistance in math and/or English
  • need to improve study skills
  • are unsure of your academic goals and need assistance with direction and planning.

For more information, visit their website or call 408-846-4981.


MESA (Math, Engineering and Science Achievement) is one of the country's most dynamic and successful academic enrichment programs. MESA works with thousands of educationally disadvantaged students so they excel in math and science and graduate with math-based degrees. MESA works closely with industry partners and the University of California, the California State University, the California Community Colleges, the State Department of Education, American Indian education centers, school districts and individual schools.   For more information, visit the website or contact Eduardo Cervantes by phone at 408 846-4968 or by e-mail at


Puente works to help students succeed in school, earn degrees at four-year colleges and universities, and return to the community as leaders and mentors.  This transfer program requires a one-year commitment and consists of three components: English, counseling and mentoring.  For more information, contact Celia Marquez by phone at 408 848-4807 or by e-mail at


Adaptive Software or Equipment for Access to the Internet
If you have a verified disability and require the use of computer assistive technologies to access the computer, you are welcome to use the Disability Resource Center computers located in the High Tech Center (Library 105). The center has screen readers, magnifying software, voice recognition, alternative mice and other adaptive computer equipment. The DRC Instructor and staff have assisted many students through online courses, so they are a very useful resource.

Gaining access to adaptive tools OUTSIDE the campus is the responsibility of each student. The Disability Resource Center staff can assist students with disabilities to access additional resources and information regarding computer assistive technologies.

Note: For accommodations for a disability, please inform your instructor so that he/she can help you work out any special arrangements needed. You may qualify for extra time on quizzes and exams, or other special accommodations.

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Last updated on July 30, 2007
For questions or comments,
please contact Joy Parker at