Multicultural Academic Services (MAS)

If you're coming to HCC from a local high school, you may qualify for MAS. The program supports students who are enrolled in HCC's ESL classes, as well as other students from diverse backgrounds. You'll be part of a community of learners and develop the skills to help you succeed in college and beyond.

Who We Are

The Multicultural Academic Services (MAS) program is designed with the GOAL of helping students of underrepresented groups find the pathways that will help them succeed in college. It caters to students challenged by issues of language, cultural identity, and isolation. Through a one-on-one approach, students are encouraged to develop skills that promote self-authorship, self-advocacy and leadership. The MAS Program serves as a pipeline for students of various backgrounds: Students who exit support programs such as ESL, Avanza 2 College and Gateway to College, enter the MAS Program and eventually are encouraged to seek support from transfer programs such as Pathways Program and/or to eventually transfer to four-year institutions. 

Schedule and Location

MAS resources and programming are available M-F from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. MAS is located in Frost Building, Room 262.

Transportation and Parking

Transportation to the HCC campus is available via PVTA buses. Parking is available in student lots.

To Apply

You can pick up an application in Frost 262 or download one here.


Myriam Quiñones, Coordinator
Phone: 413.552.2539
Fax: 413.552.2192


Holyoke Community College
303 Homestead Ave. Holyoke, MA 01040