Southwestern College

MESA is a state-wide academic enrichment program that supports economically and educationally disadvantaged students, including students from groups with low rates of college eligibility, to prepare for and excel in math, engineering and science majors and attain Bachelor’s of Science degrees from four-year institutions.

MESA provides tutoring in STEM subjects (including, Mathematics, Biology, Chemistry, and Physics) at various levels to all SWC students.  Stop by Room 396 to find out how MESA can support your academic success!     

To apply to the MESA Program, please complete the form linked below (MESA Application).  Please bring your application to room 396 along with the following documents:

• Current class registration statement 
• Student Education Plan (SEP)
• Semester-by-Semester Plan
• Unofficial transcripts  
•  Résumé 

MESA Application


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MESA Director:

Mourad Mjahed
Phone: (619) 482-6381 | Office: 396   


Ed Cosio
Phone: (619) 421-6700 ext. 5486       

MESA Clerk

Juliet A. Kardell 
Phone: (619) 421-6700 ext. 5480

School of Mathematics, Science and Engineering

Dean: Michael Odu, Ph.D. E-mail:                          

MESA Center: Room 396


SPRING 2018 

Monday-Thursday: 9am-7pm

Friday: 9am-2pm

Tutoring Schedule 


SD MESA Alliance


San Diego MESA Alliance (SDMA)


The San Diego MESA Alliance (SDMA), established in 2000, is a statewide model for intersegmental regional collaboration in mathematics, engineering and science education for economically disadvantaged and underrepresented student populations.

Alliance members include MESA programs from:

Pre College:

     - Imperial Valley 

     - San Diego State University (through San Diego MESA Schools Program)

Community Colleges:

     - San Diego City College
     - Southwestern Community College


     - San Diego State University

The Alliance mission is to have a collaborative effort in enhancing the pipeline of MESA programs in San Diego County. The Alliance goals are to establish best practices, strategic partnerships, effective coordination of services and development of core curriculum for MESA programs.

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Last updated: 2/7/2018 10:54:30 AM