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Transiciones Program at Mt. Hood Community College


Transiciones at Mt. Hood Community College in Gresham, Oregon, is a career planning and college preparation program for Latina single parents and homemakers.  It is similar in content to the Transitions program, except that Transiciones is specifically designed for Latina women who are studying English. The program provides a two-term set of services that include life and career planning classes as well as a transition to college class taught in Spanish, case management to help students succeed, and some financial assistance for school related expenses. It also helps students learn about the U.S. college system and the U.S. workforce and career opportunities and helps students explore cultural differences between Latino and Anglo cultures as well as learn how to practice bicultural skills.  In Transiciones classes, students develop career goals, get to know college resources, learn how to apply for scholarships, and gain self-confidence and communication skills. During the Transiciones program, students may be eligible for financial assistance to help with childcare and books, and a limited number of scholarships are available to help with tuition and fees for students who are not eligible for federal financial aid.  During and after Transiciones, students are eligible to apply for Transiciones scholarships to continue their studies. Transiciones accepts a new cohort of 25-30 students each year.

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