Merced College is dedicated to the pursuit of excellence. The leadership and educational services provided by the College reflect and enhance the cultural, economic, and social life of the community and respond to its changing needs and interests. Recognizing that learning is a life-long process, the College provides preparation for a complex and changing society while maintaining high academic standards. The College also fosters individual learning and critical thinking to enhance awareness of the inter-relationship and inter-dependence of all persons.

Vision Statement
Students are our focus at Merced College. We set high standards to encourage students to reach their potential in a nurturing environment. Merced College is a leader in innovative instruction and cultural activities. We value and respect all members of our community and diversity is a strength of our institution. We are known by the success of our students.

Merced College is fully accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges, and is approved by the State Department of Education to train veterans under provisions of the G.I. Bill of Rights, and by the United States Immigration Service. The college offers a lower division program consisting of courses paralleling those of four-year colleges and universities, the credits for which are transferable to all other accredited colleges and universities.

Merced College Faculty Association

The Merced College Faculty Association (MCFA) is the exclusive representative of faculty employees in matters relating to employment conditions including but not limited to, wages, hours, and other terms and conditions of employment.
WebAdvisor and the Merced College Portal

WebAdvisor is Merced College's online web application for accessing college information. Students can access WebAdvisor via the MC4Me Merced College portal to check grades, search for classes, register, check financial aid and pay fees online, view announcements, access online Library databases and much more.
Information Technology Services

(ITS) under the leadership of Donald Peterson provides the backbone of the technology services including all of the computer systems, networks, telecommunications services, and the software and staff to keep the college humming on a daily basis. The ITS department also provides service and support desk functions for the college staff and faculty.


To promote the good and welfare of the members under the available labor relations system

To promote legislation in the best interest of its members and public education


Public Affairs

Public Affairs is the clearinghouse for all press releases and public service announcements, promotions and media events, and marketing and advertising campaigns in order to ensure consistency and quality communications. Public Affairs works with campus personnel to develop better relationships with local media and community groups. Public Affairs also assists the college in the development of on-and off-campus publications.

Trade Adjustment Assistance Community College and Career Training

TAA/CCCT provides community colleges and other eligible institutions of higher education with funds to expand and improve their ability to deliver education and career training programs that can be completed in two years or less, are suited for workers who are eligible for training under the TAA for Workers program, and prepare program participants for employment in high-wage, high-skill occupations. Through these multi-year grants, the Department of Labor is helping to ensure that our nation's institutions of higher education are helping adults succeed in acquiring the skills, degrees, and credentials needed for high-wage, high-skill employment while also meeting the needs of employers for skilled workers. The Department is implementing the TAA/CCCT program in partnership with the Department of Education.