Puente Program

Educate and Immerse Yourself in Latino/a Culture

Puente (Spanish for bridge) students enjoy an exciting and supportive learning experience while studying at Sierra College.

The Puente program is sponsored by the University of California, Office of the President (UCOP) and the Chancellor’s Office of the California Community Colleges. Puente (Spanish for bridge) has provided tens of thousands of California students with a vision of success and the support to make that vision a reality.

Our Mission

To increase the number of students who transfer and enroll in four-year colleges and universities, earn their degrees, and return to the community as leaders and mentors of future generations.

Our Program

Puente students enjoy an exciting and supportive learning experience while studying at Sierra College. More information about this nationally recognized program can be found at UC Berkeley.

The Puente Club of Sierra College meets each Monday, 2:00-3:00pm, Room J-7 during the fall and spring semesters. Everyone is welcome!

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The content of the Puente classes and assignments focus primarily on topics about the social, cultural, historical and educational experiences of Latinos/as in the United States. Instructor English professor Jason Roberts is very well known for his success at helping students develop critical writing and thinking skills. Read the Puente English A success rate. Instructor Dr. Reyes Ortega helps students gain an understanding of the complexities of higher education and gain an appreciation of Mexican American and Latino/a history that begins with the Olmec, Maya and Aztec cultures to the present.


A Puente Counselor and Personal Development classes designed for Puente members.


This is a great opportunity for students to begin networking with local professionals who can share career information and educational opportunities.


Puente students take field trips to universities and attend off-campus cultural events.

Our Transfers

Former Puente students who have transferred to universities.

Apply to the Puente Program

Complete the Puente Information Form and submit them to Dr. Reyes Ortega (reyesortega@sierracollege.edu) or Professor Jason Roberts (jroberts@sierracollege.edu). Information Forms can also be mailed to: Sierra College, Counseling Department, 5000 Rocklin Road, Rocklin CA 95677.

Puente Information Form

Contact the Puente Program

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