Students at the M.J.C. East Campus

Get Started at MJC

Step 1: Apply Online
Step 2: Set up your MJC Email 
Step 3: College Orientation 
Step 4: Assessment Testing 
Step 5: Education Plan
Step 6: Official Transcripts
Step 7: Apply for Financial Aid
Step 8: Register for Classes
Step 9: Pay Fees

Need help?

Contact the friendly Admissions Office staff if you have questions about adding or dropping classes, or filing for pass/no pass.

The Assessment Testing Office administers tests to help you select appropriate courses or satisfy pre-requisites.

International students should start by visiting our Information for International Students.

Modesto Junior College

Student Employment

The Great Valley Museum is always on the look out look for current students who have been approved for Federal Work Study or CalWorks.  The hourly pay rate for student employees is the current California minimum wage.  In order to be considered for employment all student employees must have at least 6 units during the Fall or Spring semester or 3 units during the Summer semester.  You must also be a US citizen or International Student authorized to work in the US.  In order to apply, an application, resume and current class schedule must be turned in.  Applications are available by clicking on the image below.  You may turn in your completed forms in person at the museum or by e-mail to

If you meet the above qualifications you may be invited to an interview.  Interviews are conducted once a semester, usually towards the end, and applications are keep for the entire semester in which it was submitted.  Interviewees are chosen by evaluating the current qualified pool of applications.  Proper documentation will be required upon acceptance of employment. YCCD requires all new employees, including students, to undergo fingerprinting for criminal history background checks ($60+, depending on fingerprinting location). The cost of these checks are the new hires responsibility.


Great Valley Museum

Connect With Us

Great Valley Museum
Science Community Center
MJC West Campus
2201 Blue Gum Avenue
Modesto, CA 95358
209 575-6196
209 575-6466 fax


Museum Hours

Sunday closed
Monday closed
Tuesday 9 to 4
Wednesday 9 to 4
Thursday 9 to 4
Friday 9 to 4
Saturday 9 to 4

Parking on the MJC campus is $2 Monday - Friday. Please bring small bills. Parking is free after 5 pm on Fridays and all day on weekends. Please check our planetarium page for planetarium show times.