The mission of the Puente Project is to increase the number of educationally underrepresented students who enroll in four-year colleges and universities to obtain their bachelor's degrees and return to the community as leaders and mentors of future generations. Puente's Community College Program was established in 1981. Puente has been at SBVC since 1984. Puente is a successful statewide transfer program consisting of counseling, mentoring, and writing components.

Students take two consecutive writing classes: English 101 & English 087 (fall) and English 102 (spring).  Students build confidence in their writing skills through an exploration of Mexican-American/Latino literature. Classes are linked with a one-unit class each semester: Student Development 015 and Student Development 101.

Puente is open to all students. For more information on this program contact the Puente Office at (909) 384-8255.

Here is the information about statewide Puente programs.

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