Fort Bragg Mendocino College

Contact: Anali Caraballo

Phone: 707-734-0306
Address: 1211 Del Mar Dr., Fort Bragg

High School Equivalency

This course will provide instruction and individualized learning plans for preparation for High School Equivalency tests (GED, HiSET & others). The course covers math computation, reading comprehension, sentence and paragraph skills, basic science, social studies, and basic computer skills, as determined through initial assessment. It includes background on testing options and helps the student determine readiness, and prepare them for taking the test.

Location: Coast Campus Rm. 114
Date and Time: Monday & Wednesday 6:00 pm- 8:20 pm
Date and Time (late start classes): Monday 4:30 pm – 8:20 pm Class starts 03/02/20 Tuesday 12:00 pm – 3:35 pm Class starts 03/02/20

HiSET ( High School Equivalency) Testing

Test available in English and Spanish. There is a bilingual proctor. If you are interested in taking a HiSET test please register here and click on the sign in/sign up button. Once you have created an account you can schedule a test online at any location.
Contact: Jackeline Orozco
Call: (707) 468-3000 ext.6662


All ESL courses can be non-credit or part of a for credit certificate program.

Level: Oral Communication

This course will be an intermediate level oral communication course designed to improve listening and speaking skills needed for successful interaction in workplace, academic, and social environments.

Location: Coast Campus Rm. 104
Date and Time: Tuesday and Thursday 10:00 am- 11:15 am

Level: Beginning 

This course will promote the development of beginning grammar skills in context, with authentic language production in the four skills areas: reading, writing, listening, and speaking. Students will expand vocabulary and oral proficiency and develop competency in sentence level syntax and longer written assignments. ESL 507 will cover the topics necessary to complete beginning level ESL

Location: Coast Campus Rm. 114
Date and Time: Tuesday & Thursday 6:00 pm – 8:20 pm

Level: Advanced

This course will develop communicative competence in advanced grammar topics in the context of a variety of writing forms, reading comprehension and speaking, which are necessary for college work in English. Students will improve vocabulary and the ability to use English in the classroom and in other situations. ESL 511 will cover the topics necessary to complete the advanced of level ESL.

Location: Coast Campus Rm. 112
Date and Time: Monday & Wednesday 6:00 pm – 8:20 pm

Beginning Computer Skills I

This course will present basic computer use topics for students with little or no computer experience. Students will learn basic computer terminology and will introduce concepts such as file management and applications. This course will introduce tools and techniques such as keyboarding, using a mouse, selecting/highlighting, and Internet basics and safety.

Location: Coast Campus Rm. 130
Date and Time: Tuesday & Thursday 1:00 pm – 2:15 pm

Creative Writing for Older Adults

This course will introduce older adults to a variety of creative writing skills. The focus of the course is on preserving intellectual acuity through the writing of creative fiction and non-fiction. Written expression is explored through the development of memoirs, personal essays, stories, poems, and/or short scripts. Students will have the opportunity to sharpen creative writing skills, computer skills, and interact with a supportive community of fellow writers. This course provides older adults an opportunity to recall, organize, and share life experiences about events, family, health, or work, as well as by the use of imagination. The instructor will provide help as needed in the basics of plot, point of view, characterization, dialogue, setting, and revision.

Location: Coastal Campus Rm. 111
Date and Time: Tuesday and Wednesday 9:00 am – 11:50 am

Mathematics Lab

This course will provide supplemental math skills support. Students will have the opportunity to work on assignments and get help as needed from a Math instructor either while enrolled in, or in preparation for Math courses below the transfer level.

Date and Time: TBD in the Learning Commons/Library

Basic Reading and Writing Lab

This course will provide basic reading and writing skills support for students completing assignments from any class. Students will have the opportunity to work on their assignments, get help as needed from an English instructor, and be directed toward other campus resources for reading and writing support. This noncredit class is available on a drop-in basis throughout the semester. See the course schedule for locations/times available.

Location: Coast Campus in the Learning Resource Center