MSJC Opens Spring 2016 Semester to nearly 15,000 students

January 21, 2016

Jasmin Hernandez marked a milestone on Jan. 20, 2016 when she got her picture taken for her first college ID card at Mt. San Jacinto College. She was one of 14,914 students registered for the spring 2016 semester.

The Hemet resident, who plans to get into the nursing program, said she is currently focusing on general education and got nearly all of the classes she needed.

“I’m excited to come back to school,” the 19-year-old said. “I like it so far.”

Hernandez was among the students across the 1,700-square-mile district who purchased text books, squared away parking pass and ID requirements and began to reach their goals to earn an associate’s degree, transfer to a four-year university or earn a career certificate. MSJC offers classes at the San Jacinto, Menifee Valley and San Gorgonio Pass campuses and the Temecula Education Complex and Temecula Higher Education Center.

On the Menifee Valley Campus, student Bree’anna Wright was excited to start classes. Like Jasmin, Bree’anna wants to become a nurse.

There is still time to register for classes at MSJC. MSJC will offer “late-start” classes that begin in March. Seats are open in a variety of classes students need to transfer to four-year universities, complete their associate’s degrees or earn career certificates.

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Jasmin Hernandez (left) gets her first college student ID card on the first day of the spring 2016 semester at Mt. San Jacinto College’s San Jacinto Campus.

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Bree’anna Wright gets ready for classes on the first day of the spring 2016 semester at Mt. San Jacinto College’s Menifee Valley Campus.