Chicano Studies, Certificate of Achievement

The Chicano Studies Certificate of Achievement program prepares students to analyze Chicano communities' social relations of power and histories, assess community-formation strategies for Chicanos and utilize social sciences, humanities, community organizing resources, and creative social change to promote social justice and equity, with a particular focus on Chicanos. Successful completion of the program enables students to evaluate and influence institutional and social contexts, using an intersectional approach to race, gender, class, and sexuality. This certificate enhances leadership capacity for students with professional aspirations, enabling them to work with various Chicano communities in various fields such as community organizing, nonprofit organizations, public policy, public service, or business.

Upon successful completion of the program, students will be able to:

  • Evaluate the obstacles, strategies, and systems behind Chicano community development and empowerment.
  • Apply an intersectional analysis to interrogate Chicano histories and communities to understand community engagement.
  • Employ the analytical skills of the social sciences and interpretive methods of the humanities toward promoting greater social justice and equity, with particular emphasis on Chicanos.

Certificate of Achievement Requirements

Required Core
ETNC 4Mexican-American and Chicano Art 3
ETNC 18Chicanos in American Politics3
ETNC/HIST 23Chicano History 1848 to Present3
HIST 20History of Mexico3
Total Units12

Please refer to the graduation requirements section of the Catalog for information about degree and certificate requirements including Reading and Writing, Mathematics, Information Competency, and General Education requirements.  

The model sequence of coursework below is one pathway for students to complete the program. The information below is not an official educational plan. An MPC Counselor can assist you with creating a personalized education plan based on your academic, career, and personal goals. Visit MPC’s Counseling website for more information about Counseling and up-to-date program requirements.

Plan of Study Grid
Year 1
ETNC 4 Mexican-American and Chicano Art 3
ETNC 18 Chicanos in American Politics 3
HIST 20 History of Mexico 3
ETNC/HIST 23 Chicano History 1848 to Present 3
 Total Units12