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Welcome to METAS


    mission statement

    The mission of METAS is to serve and empower all our students through an education that is rigorous, supportive, and just. We, the METAS staff, believe that each one of our students is an agent of social change who, with the right support, will thrive as leaders, academics, research scholars, and global citizens.

    To achieve our mission, METAS coordinates innovative instructional and support services available to all students on campus. This is made possible through collaboration with programs and departments across the SJCC campus and across institutions of higher education and public high schools.

    Together, we aim to increase retention, successful course completion, and persistence towards completing a certificate, associate degrees, or university transfer requirements while disrupting the barriers that attempt to diminish our students’ educational and career aspirations.



    We encourage you to visit the METAS Center in the Multi-Disciplinary Building. Here, students have a welcoming and friendly learning environment. Our services include:



    The SJCC METAS Program was established through a U.S. Department of Education Title V grant and is open to all San Jose City College students.

    The Developing Hispanic-Serving Institutions (HSI) Program (referred to as Title V: HSI) assists eligible Hispanic-serving higher education institutions to expand their capacity to serve Hispanic and low-income students.

    METAS Center counselors, SABRINA and YESENIA will continue to offer counseling in-person, over Zoom, and by phone. 

    To schedule an appointment on your own, you can use the following link:

    You can also email OR text (408) 753-5319 to schedule an appointment. In the email/text, include your Student ID number, your name, and if you would prefer to have an in-person, Zoom, or a phone counseling appointment.

    If by Zoom, check your email the day before your appointment. You will receive instructions on how to join your counseling appointment.

    As of Fall 2022, Metas Center has transitioned the lending library to the Cesar E. Chavez campus library. We are no longer lending textbooks or calculators. For those items, please visit the Cesar E. Chavez campus library to access those materials.



    Meet the Team

    The Metas team is dedicated to supporting student success academically and professionally. Our aim is to provide students with a variety of tools to meet their needs and goals along their academic journey.


    Department Contacts

    • Counselor
    • Yesenia Escobar Mendez
    • Counselor
    • Sabrina Hagmann