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Veterans Services

In the spirit of “Serving Those Who Serve”, the Madera Community College’s, (MCC), Veteran’s Program faculty and staff are here to welcome our veterans and support them on their educational journey. Our goal is to assist all veterans with a smooth transition from military service to college life. The Veteran’s Program is here to support the educational goals of our veterans, reservists and their eligible family members. We are committed to assisting and providing the resources and tools necessary for achieving successful academic and vocational outcomes. Welcome to the Madera Community College. We are glad you are here and we are here to help.

 

We provide the following services:

  • Counseling and Academic Advising
  • Academic Planning and Completion of Veteran’s Student Education Plan, (VSEP)
  • VA Education Benefits Information and Referral
  • VA Education Benefits Certification
  • Disability Accommodation referral to Disabled Students Programs
  • Referrals to other College and Community Resources

 

Veteran's Support Staff

Counselor—Francisco Corchado (MCC)
Email: Francisco.corchado@maderacollege.edu
Phone:(559) 675-4118

Counselor—Gricelda Spear (MCC at Oakhurst)
Email: Gracie.spear@maderacollege.edu
Phone:(559) 683-3940

School Certifying Official—Miette Sasselli (Reedley College/MCC)
Email: Miette.sasselli@reedleycollege.edu
Phone:(559) 638-3102

 

Information for new and returning students

Welcome to Madera Community College! If you are new to MCC or have not attended for two or more semesters, you should meet with a Veterans Counselor to begin the paperwork for registration and paperwork for your benefits. During this session, you will complete the steps to begin your educational experience and understand how the college is there to support you throughout your educational journey.

If you are new or returning to MCC, please click on the link here: MCC application process.

Additionally, you will need to ensure that you complete the following:

  1. Obtain a copy of your DD214 (Member copy 4, or Service-2 with Character of Service)
  2. Obtain copies of all transcripts.Official, including military training transcripts should be ordered at this time as they will be needed to apply prior service credit. (Military transcripts with the exception of CCAF/Air Academy may be ordered through JST/Joint Services Transcript
  3. Submit your VA Certification of Eligibility or proof that you have applied for VA education benefits at this webpage: https://www.va.gov/education/how-to-apply/
  4. Complete Paperwork for VA benefits for more information email on francisco.corchado@maderacollege.edu
  5. Utilize this link for more information regarding your military experience and potential careers - Career Coach
  6. You are encouraged to apply for financial aid – you can find more information here - MCC Financial Aid 

 

To schedule an appointment with a counselor

 

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