Latino Center / Adelante Program

The Latino Center Adelante Program is a success-oriented program focusing on academic achievement, transfer, cultural awareness, and personal growth. Adelante classes are offered each semester and emphasize verbal, written, and critical thinking skills essential to college success. The classes accentuate the Latino experience within the context of a course’s subject, and most classes offer credits that are transferable to the UC and CSU systems.

Students who join Adelante:

   •   Receive priority for enrolling in Adelante classes;
   •   Participate in classes with a large Latino enrollment;
   •   Join a network of Latino students and faculty;
   •   Become eligible for specially designated Latino Center scholarships; and
   •   Take classes with professors who have a special interest in promoting Latino student success.

The Adelante Program helps participants stay on track as they work toward meeting their educational goals. The support network offered by Adelante includes one-on-one bilingual counseling, peer mentoring, and the opportunity to develop supportive relationships with students, faculty, and staff.

For more information about the Adelante Program, please contact counselor Maria Martinez, or visit the Latino Center located in Counseling Complex next to Counseling. You may also visit the Latino Center webpage <>. The following courses are recommended for students in the Adelante Program:

CHEM 10, Introductory General Chemistry • 5 units; UC, CSU

1330   1:15p-3:30p MW   SCI 157   Walker Waugh M V

   4:00p-6:15p M   SCI 332   Walker Waugh M V

COUNS 20, Student Success Seminar • 3 units; UC, CSU

1558   8:00a-9:20a MW   MC 6   Stewart S

ENGL 1, Reading and Composition 1 • 3 units; UC, CSU

1773   9:30a-10:50a MW   DRSCHR 211   Padilla M R

ENGL 2, Critical Analysis and Intermediate Composition • 3 units; UC, CSU

1833   8:00a-9:20a MW   DRSCHR 222   Espinosa A A

ENGL 20, Reading and Writing 2 • 5 units

1914   8:00a-10:25a TTh   DRSCHR 215   Markarian E A

   10:35a-11:25a TTh   DRSCHR 312   

ENGL 21A, English Fundamentals 1 • 3 units

1939   9:30a-10:50a MW   MC 4   Cardenas T P

ENGL 21B, English Fundamentals 2 • 3 units

1973   11:15a-12:35p MW   DRSCHR 212   Cano D R

MATH 18, Intermediate Algebra for Statistics and Finite Mathematics • 3 units

2498   8:00a-9:20a TTh   MC 82   Quevedo J M

MATH 20, Intermediate Algebra • 5 units

2509   9:30a-10:35a MTWTh   MC 70   Green T R

MATH 31, Elementary Algebra • 5 units

2545   8:15a-9:20a MTWTh   LS 203   Jimenez B S

   Arrange-1 Hour        

MATH 81, Basic Arithmetic • 3 units

4347   5:15p-6:35p TTh   MC 74   Martinez M G

   Arrange-1 Hour        

MATH 84, Pre-Algebra • 3 units

2606   9:30a-10:50a MW   LS 152   Quevedo J M

   Arrange-1 Hour        

PSYCH 1, General Psychology • 3 units; UC, CSU

2950   9:30a-10:50a TTh   HSS 253   Gunn K S

SOCIOL 1, Introduction to Sociology • 3 units; UC, CSU

3009   9:30a-10:50a MW   HSS 156   Preciado C

SPEECH 1, Elements of Public Speaking • 3 units; UC, CSU

3069   9:30a-10:50a TTh   BUNDY 240   Kraut D S

See full schedule listing for section details.

Santa Monica College provides access to its services, classes, and programs without regard to race, religious creed, color, national origin, ancestry, handicap, or gender. All students are eligible to apply for special programs. Please see program coordinator or attend orientation for additional information.

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