Helpful Resources for Students

Below are links to a variety of academic and/or basic needs (personal well-being) resources available to to all MCC Thunderbirds.

Academic Needs

Academic focus: Help with choosing your major or questions about classes...

Visit Career Services or Counseling Department for career counseling. Academic Advising provides information about different majors offered at MCC, around the District, and at our partner universities. Consult the Fields of Interest (FOI) page to view possibilities.

Accommodation request

Visit Disability Resources & Services.

Athlete: Concerns about grades…

Visit PC 56 - the Student Athlete Academic Development Center. This is a one-stop shop for student athletes. The hours are M-F 8am-6pm in fall and spring semesters and 7am-7pm M-Th in the summer. Closed Fridays in the summer. There isn’t a dedicated front desk, so you must go in person.

Biology And Nursing Tutoring

To get help with your biology and nursing studies visit the virtual tutoring or on campus tutoring sites.

Boot camps

If you are looking to improve your placement, review for a course or get a jump start on your semester, MCC has a boot camp for you! Boot camps are offered in various formats including In Person, Live Online, and On Your Own Time. Choose the format that works for you and your schedule.

Canvas: Help with...

Go to Canvas video tutorials and guides. You can also call the HelpCenter at 480-461-7217 or 1-888-994-4433. For in person assistance, visit the HelpCenter at the Southern & Dobson campus AS4 Breezeway.

Computer: Help with basic skills...

The Thunderbird Tech Studio provides LIVE ONLINE technology support for MCC students. Access technology tutors here:, M-TR 8am - 7pm and Friday 8am-4pm. MCC offers basic computer skill courses - please visit Business Department or Academic Advising. If you need immediate help, you can go to the Mesa Public Library - computer classes or use this link for a variety of resources that may be helpful as well.

Computer: Need access to...

You can use the Library computers. Most tutoring centers also have computers that you can use to complete class assignments. Please refer to the Learning Enhancement Center for a list of hours and locations.

Computer Software

To get Microsoft 360 for free visit this webpage.

Device check out

The MCC Libraries provide device checkouts to currently enrolled MCC students. They are available on a first-come, first-served basis. Students should visit the library in person with their Student ID or their MEID and official ID to check out a device. All devices must be returned to the service desk from where they were originally checked out.

English Language: Help with...

Visit the Learning Enhancement Center for more information.

Enrollment: Help with...

Many of our student services are available online in a virtual format. Visit the Enrollment Center or Red Mountain Enrollment Services. Alternatively, Academic Advising offers educational planning and information about course content and selection. Options include: phone appointments (480-461-7222), live chat, or in-person consultation. Recommendation: schedule appointment in advance.

Family study rooms

Students with young children can use child-friendly rooms to study in. The rooms contain children's furniture, children's books, and toys.

Honors: Interested in...

Visit the Honors Program, which provides educational enrichment and scholarship opportunities.

Instructor complaint

Students with an instructor complaint should use the Instructional Grievance Process. The Counseling Department can also assist you in understanding the process and work with appropriate college personnel.

Language Services

Contact International Education for language interpreter services.

Library research: Help with locating information for an assignment

Visit the Library reference desk in person or Get Library Help online chat.

Math: Help with...

Visit the Math Center or Math Foundations Center, Learning Enhancement Center, or Brainfuse (online tutoring), or contact our Math Retention Specialist: Edwin Maldonado ( ; 480-472-7702) if you need help managing your time for your math class or you need to know more about how to build a math success plan.

Plagiarism: Help with citing sources correctly/unintentionally plagiarized

Visit the Library reference desk in person, Get Library Help online chat, or go to the Writing Center.

Quiet place to study

The Library is designated as a quiet zone area with individual study rooms. While we have many “quiet corners and nooks'' in the library, the best way to ensure a quiet space is to reserve a study room. You can visit the reference desk in person or use our online room reservation system called D!BS. There is a prominent link to DIBS on the library homepage. For a list of other specialty rooms and spaces in the library, visit this webpage.

Reading: Help with... ​

For help with reading visit the Learning Enhancement Center and/or MCC’s Reading Department where you can find information on free reading/writing boot camps plus EdReady, a self-paced learning plan to help you refresh and improve your skills.

Students returning to campus

Please refer to the following link about resources and updates related to COVID:

Service-Learning: Interested in...

You can gain real-world experiences through service learning, as well as potential scholarship opportunities. To learn more please visit Center for Community and Civic Engagement.

Test and study skills: Help with...

Foundations for Student Success offers workshops, classroom presentations, and individual appointments on Student Success Strategies. Topics such as Time Management, Growth Mindset, Test-Taking Strategies, and Preparing for Finals are available. The Counseling department also offers CPD150 (Strategies for College Success) and AAA150 (Strategies for College Success) which you can enroll.

Test Anxiety

Visit the Testing Services for test taking strategies and to Counseling for support for test anxiety.

Transferring to a 4-year college

Visit the Academic Advisor. Consult the Transfer resources webpage.

Writing: Help with... ​

Visit the Writing Center, Learning Enhancement Center, or Brainfuse (online tutoring).

Basic Needs (Personal Well-Being)

Abusive relationship: Worried that you are in...

The Counseling Department offers community resources and free personal counseling for students. The College Police could be a resource to advise you on domestic violence laws and options (Orders of Protection), if there is a threat for the individual at the workplace or campus itself a safety plan could be developed. Even if not occurring on our property, College Police can refer you to the proper jurisdiction.

Child care: Help with...

Visit the MCC Children’s Center at the Southern & Dobson campus.

Financial crisis

Contact Student Life & Leadership. If you are a veteran, please find resources available on the Veteran Finance website page. You can also receive emergency funding through the Faculty Foundation--talk to your instructor.

Food: Help with...

The Mesa Market provides students the opportunity to “shop” for up to 10 free (shelf stable) food items per week and distributes free produce. Information about local food banks can be found at Association of Arizona Food Banks. The ASMCC (student government) provides food vouchers for students to purchase meals at the on-campus cafeteria. Please visit Student Life and Leadership (both Southern and Dobson and Red Mountain) for more information.

Foster youth assistance

The Foster Youth Student Success Initiative helps students aging out of the foster care system stay in school.

Health insurance

Mesa Community College works with Arizona PIRG and Cover Arizona to bring health insurance options to our students. Call the toll-free number 1-844-790-4946 for more information. You can also schedule an appointment with Cover Arizona online.

Inclusive restrooms

MCC offers inclusive restroom facilities to persons who feel most comfortable using single-user restrooms.

Lactation room

The lactation rooms are available for nursing mothers returning to MCC.

Legal help/services

The Counseling Department offers counseling and community resources and can help refer a student to legal services offered within the community.

Mental Health Needs

The Counseling Department offers counseling and community resources. After hours contact College Police. For information on additional mental health resources visit this website.

Paying for college courses

The Student Tuition Payment Plan allows you to select installment plans that are spread out over several months with no interest or finance charges. Please refer to MCC’s Financial Aid office. You can apply for financial aid (FAFSA), live chat, or visit the Enrollment Center. You can also apply for scholarships (MCCCD scholarships). Veterans should consult with Veterans Services. Transfer students are also encouraged to utilize the RaiseMe mobile app which will provide smaller scholarships to four-year institutions based upon community college achievements posted within the app.

Paying for textbooks: Help with...

Visit MCCCD Book Advances program, or for more information contact Cashier Services. Also, many textbooks are placed on reserve in the Library. Most reserve materials are 3-4 hour in-library use only. All the reserve items are behind the Circulation desk on the first floor of the Southern and Dobson Library and the 2nd floor of the Red Mountain Library. The student can ask for material by title, class name, or instructor. Student ID is required to check the item out.

Reflection/Prayer/Meditation Rooms

The Reflection/Prayer/Meditation rooms are available for MCC students of faith who need an area of solitude.

Scheduling conflicts with going to work and attending class(es)

The Counseling Department offers academic and personal counseling. Academic Advising offers educational planning and information about course content and selection. Options include appointments, live chat, or stop by the Enrollment Center.

Sexual harassment or discrimination complaint about another student or an instructor/staff

Complete an Incident/Conduct Report. Compliance Services is available if you have questions.

Taxes: Help filing...

If you need help filing your taxes the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program provides help from January 30 to April 15th.

Transportation needs: Help with...

Discounted bus passes are available for full-time students from Student Life & Leadership in the Kirk Student Center at Southern and Dobson and 2nd floor of Mesquite Building at Red Mountain. If you have a vehicle that needs mechanical work visit the Automotive Service department.

Working on campus: Interested in...

Visit Career Services, which maintains a list of federal work study (FWS) opportunities along with non-FWS openings at MCC. In addition, you can inquire directly with a MCC department to see if there are opportunities available.