Accelerated Instruction, Counseling, and Mentorship

Puente combines accelerated instruction, intensive academic counseling, and mentoring by members of the community. The Puente Project is a national award-winning program that has helped tens of thousands of educationally disadvantaged students to enroll in four-year year colleges and universities, earn degrees, and return to the community as leaders and mentors to future generations.

Puente students, or Puentistas, work closely with their counselor, English instructor, and mentor to prepare for transfer to four-year colleges and universities. The writing curriculum focuses on the development of college-level essay writing, reading, research, and critical thinking skills, a necessary foundation for educational success. 

You will receive counseling, including curriculum guidance through the Human/Career Development (HCD) department. Courses include an orientation to college resources, transfer, and four-year college information. The counseling includes educational planning, course selection, and choice of major. 

You can also participate in an annual transfer motivational conference and enjoy volunteer opportunities, as well as visits to four-year universities, and community- and cultural-based activities throughout the academic year.

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"Be brave. Take risks. Nothing can substitute experience." ~Paulo Coelho

Course Curriculum and Upcoming Class Schedule

Fall Semester

FALL 2019: THREE PUENTE LEARNING COMMUNITIES BASED ON ENGLISH WRITING PLACEMENT
Students must either be placed (via self-reported GPA on CCC Apply or English Assessment) or have met the ENGWR course prerequisite (ENGWR 50) to enroll in one of the three (3) Puente Learning Communities course cohorts.

Please email your English writing placement, student ID number, and specify your desired writing pathway to  ARCPuente@arc.losrios.edu to receive permission numbers for both ENGWR and HCD courses.

PUENTE 300-PLUS WRITING PATHWAY

ENGWR 94 - Succeeding in College Composition (2.0 units)

MW   12:00PM-12:50AM LEC M.Diaz ARC MAIN Portable 612  13106

ENGWR 300 - College Composition (3.0 units)

MW   10:30AM-11:50AM LEC  M.Diaz ARC MAIN Portable 612  13302 

ENGRD 111 - Reading Across the Discipline (0.5 unit)

STUDENTS WILL BE ADVISED ON THE SECTION TO CHOOSE

ENGWR 96 - Writing Across the Discipline (0.5 unit)

STUDENTS WILL BE ADVISED ON THE SECTION TO CHOOSE
HCD 111 - College Discovery Program (1.0 unit)

M   09:30AM-10:20AM LEC  C. Palomares ARC MAIN Portable 614  11385

HCD 310 - College Success - Chicanx/Latinx Student Experience (3.0 units)

TTh   12:00PM-01:20PM LEC R.Ramirez TBA 12263                     

PUENTE 300 WRITING PATHWAY

ENGWR 300 - College Composition (3.0 units)

MW   10:30AM-11:50AM LEC  C.Arellano ARC MAIN DaviesHall 211  13685                     

HCD 310 - College Success - Chicanx/Latinx Student Experience (3.0 units)

TTh   12:00PM-01:20PM LEC R.Ramirez TBA 12263                     

PUENTE HONORS WRITING PATHWAY

ENGWR 480 - College Composition - Honors (3.0 units)

TTh   10:30AM-11:50AM LEC C. Arellano ARC MAIN DaviesHall 211  20298                     

HCD 310 - College Success - Chicanx/Latinx Student Experience (3.0 units)

TTh   12:00PM-01:20PM LEC R.Ramirez TBA 12263 

Spring Semester

ENGWR 300 - College Composition (3.0 units)+
HCD 310 - College Success - Chicanx/Latinx Student Experience (3.0 units)♦

ENGWR 301 - College Composition and Literature (3.0 units)
HCD 310 - College Success - Chicanx/Latinx Student Experience (3.0 units)♦

ENGWR 482 - Advanced Composition and Critical Thinking - Honors (3.0 units)
HCD 310 - College Success - Chicanx/Latinx Student Experience (3.0 units)♦

+ - Required for new students who pass ENGWR 50 or placed into ENGWR 300 in Fall 2018
♦ - Required for students who pass ENGWR 300/94/96+ENGRD 111 and HCD 111 or new students who meet ENGWR course prerequisites

Additional Puente Resource

 

Since the first cohort in 2013-04, Puente students have successfully transferred onto four-year institutions. Below is a partial listing of Puente students who have transferred

2018-19 Puente Transfers to Four-Year Institutions

Viridiana Castro Silva - California State University, Sacramento
Alexandra Escobar - American University
Liliana Mercado - California State University, Sacramento
Rebecca Rico Chávez - University of California, Davis

* - Transferred to a UC campus via the UC Transfer Admission Guarantee (TAG) program.

2016-17 Puente Transfers to Four-Year Institutions

Eric Barreto - University of California, Davis
Wendy Callejas - California State University, Northridge
Michael Kerr - California State University, Sacramento

* - Transferred to a UC campus via the UC Transfer Admission Guarantee (TAG) program.

2015-16 Puente Transfers to Four-Year Institutions

Alejandra Hilbert - University of California, Berkeley
Jesus Huerta - Arizona State University
Keila Molina - California State University, Sacramento

* - Transferred to a UC campus via the UC Transfer Admission Guarantee (TAG) program.

2014-15 Puente Transfers to Four-Year Institutions

Leo Badillo - University of Oregon
Inessa Bartholemew - Northern Michigan University
Angelica de la Cruz - California State University, Sacramento
Anna Lewis - California State University, Sacramento
Fiorella San Miguel - California State University, Sacramento
Diana Trujillo - University of California, Davis

* - Transferred to a UC campus via the UC Transfer Admission Guarantee (TAG) program.

2013-14 Puente Transfers to Four-Year Institutions

Veronica Ayala - California State University, Sacramento
Julian Cienega - University of California, Davis*
Karla Cruz - California State University, Chico
Analecia Ochoa - California State University, Sacramento
Aracely Pimentel Izarraras- University of California, Davis
Abigail Magaña - University of California, Davis
Norman Moreno - University of California, Davis*
Analecia Ochoa - California State University, Sacramento
Cristina Ponce - California State University, Sacramento
Mario Quezada - University of California, Los Angeles
Ana Radu - Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey
Karla Rodriguez - California State University, Sacramento
Samantha Salas - California State University, Sacramento
Sara Silva - California State University, Sacramento
Grecia Soto - San Francisco State University
Vanessa Trejo - California State University, Sacramento
Moises Valcarcel - West Virginia State University

* - Transferred to a UC campus via the UC Transfer Admission Guarantee (TAG) program.

2012-13 Puente Transfers to Four-Year Institutions

Summeral Arrellano - California State University, Sacramento
Eric Arteaga - University of California, Davis*
Maria Arreola-Nuñez - University of California, Berkeley
Ana Fernandez - California State University, Sacramento
Vanessa Gutierrez - California State University, Sacramento
Kenia Galeana - University of California, Irvine
Joanna Mejia - University of California, Berkeley
Lucia Orellana - University of California, Davis*
Caitlan Pianzio - Univeristy of California, Davis*
Lucero Rodriguez - University of California, Davis

* - Transferred to a UC campus via the UC Transfer Admission Guarantee (TAG) program.

2011-12 Puente Transfers to Four-Year Institutions

Suriel Alvarez - California State University, Sacramento
Jose Esparza - California State University, Dominguez Hills
Mayra Garcia - California State University, Sacramento
Lydia Garcia-Potter - Mills College
Eduardo Hernandez - California State University, Sacramento
Shea Deanda McCaslin - University of California, Berkeley
Liliana Mendoza - University of California, Davis
Julio Molina - University of California, Santa Cruz*
Dominique Miller - University of California, Davis*
Nathalie Muñoz - University of California, Berkeley
Lilyann Ocampo - California State University, Sacramento
Crystal Reynoso - University of California, Davis*
Sergio Robles - California State University, Northridge
Jesus Rodriguez - University of California, Davis*
Victoria Vazquez - California State University, Sacramento
Cythnia Vogt - University of California, Merced*

* - Transferred to a UC campus via the UC Transfer Admission Guarantee (TAG) program.

2010-11 Puente Transfers to Four-Year Institutions

Alan Absalon - University of California, Los Angeles
Claudia Davis - University of California, Davis*
Felipe Gomez - California State University , Sacramento
Stephania Herrera - William Jessup University
Adan Hermosillo - University of California, San Diego*
Maribel Mendoza - California State University, Sacramento
Dulce Morones - California State University, Sacramento
Judy Moreno - California State University, Sacramento
Fernando Real - University of Calfornia, Los Angeles
Adrian Rosas - California State University, Northridge
Marina Sánchez - California State University, Sacramento
Ruben Tavares - University of California, Santa Barbara*
Gersaynh Tejeda - San José State University

* - Transferred to a UC campus via the UC Transfer Admission Guarantee (TAG) program.

2009-10 Puente Transfers to Four-Year Institutions

Orion Chacón-Hurst - University of California, Santa Cruz
Anastasia Clemons - California State University, Northridge
Melissa Colón - San José State University
Gloria Garcia - California State University, Sacramento
Danilo Guerrero - University of California, Los Angeles
Jonathan James - University of California, Santa Cruz*
Nasim Kharaghani - University of California,  Davis
Jonathan Martinez - California State University, Sacramento
Josceline Osuna - University of California, Davis*
Uriel Pacheco - California State University, Sacramento
Gracie Terrones - Idaho State University

* - Transferred to a UC campus via the UC Transfer Admission Guarantee (TAG) program.

2008-09 Puente Transfers to Four-Year Institutions

Sakereh Carter - University of California, Davis*
Crystal Fabila - California State University, Sacramento
Yarcenia Garcia - California State University, Sacramento
Aracely Hernandez - University of California, Los Angeles
Prisila Isais - University of California, Davis*
Alexandra Lara - California State University, Sacramento
Hannah Leanos - San Jose State University
Stephanie Miranda - California State University, Sacramento
Ricardo Munoz - University of California, Davis*
Hyleah O'Quinn - University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
Lourdes Paz - California State University, Sacramento
Nancy Robles - University of California, Davis*
Mayra Valdivia - University of California, Berkeley
Kathryn Wright - California State University, Sacramento

* - Transferred to a UC campus via the UC Transfer Admission Guarantee (TAG) program.

2007-08 Puente Transfers to Four-Year Institutions

David Alvarado - University of California, Santa Barbara
Isabel Garcia - University of California, Riverside*
Leonel Gutierrez - California State University, Sacramento
Daniel Peralta - California State University, Sacramento
Esmeralda Rivas - California State University, Sacramento
Javier Rojo - California State University, Sacramento
Ruth Salcido - California State University, Sacramento
Alexandria Velíz - California State University, East Bay

* - Transferred to a UC campus via the UC Transfer Admission Guarantee (TAG) program.

2006-07 Puente Transfers to Four-Year Institutions

Maribel Dominguez-Mendoza - California State University, Sacramento
Angelica Hermosillo - University of California, Los Angeles
Miriam Medina - California State University, Sacramento
Terzinha Pérez - California State University, Sacramento
Edgar Rivas - University of California, Santa Cruz*
Mario Rivas - Academy of Art University
Bianca Rodriguez - University of California, Davis*
Marcos Ruedas - University of California, Los Angeles
Vinson Saldivar - California State University, Sacramento
Monica Sepulveda - California State University, Sacramento
Juan Stumfol - California State University, Sacramento
Claudia Zazueta - California State University, Sacramento

* - Transferred to a UC campus via the UC Transfer Admission Guarantee (TAG) program.

2004-05 Puente Transfers to Four-Year Institutions

Liliam Aponte - Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising - San Francisco
Toby Bradford - University of California, Berkeley
Andrea Garcia - California State University, Sacramento
Sabrina Gutierrez - University of Colorado at Boulder
Stephen Mendoza - California State University, Chico
Jacob Monka - University of California, Davis*
Lisa Reveles - California State University, Sacramento
Olivia Rios - San Diego State University
Wilson Rivas - California State University, Sacramento

* - Transferred to a UC campus via the UC Transfer Admission Guarantee (TAG) program.

2003-04 Puente Transfers to Four-Year Institutions

Reyna Alvarado - California State University, Sacramento
Maria Jiménez - California State University, Sacramento
Aurelia Leyva - California State University, Sacramento
Juan López-Ruiz - California State University, Sacramento
Gabriela Luna - California State University, Bakersfield
Wendy Rodriguez - California State University, Sacramento

* - Transferred to a UC campus via the UC Transfer Admission Guarantee (TAG) program.

Phone: ( 916) 484-8547 and (916) 484-8489
ARCPuente@arc.losrios.edu

Dean: Sonia Ortiz-Mercado
Admin. Asst.: Mitch Andrews

Faculty Contacts:

Rick Ramirez

Cathy Arellano

Melissa Diaz

Carmelita Palomares


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Monday: 9:00 am to 12:00 pm; 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm
Wednesday: 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm
Friday: 9:00 am to 1:30 pm


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Office Location: The Hub (located in the Student Center)