Mission College is a public community college located within the City of Santa Clara, Calif. The college offers more than 70 academic, vocational, basic skills and enrichment programs, including accounting, astronomy, biology, communication studies, political science, music, graphic design and multimedia, to name a few. Its counseling department assists students set achievable goals with guidance through orientation, study skills and career courses. Mission College is accredited by the Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges of the Western Association of Schools and Colleges. The College is also approved by the Office of the Chancellor of the California Community Colleges and the Veterans Administration for training veterans and their dependents.