Program Specifics

The MiraCosta College Emerging Leaders Institute (ELI) is free of charge and open to all MCC students.  There are no G.P.A. or minimum unit requirements to participate in the program. Student are strongly encouraged to participate in an on-campus (Associated Student Government, student club or organization) or off-campus (service learning, youth group or other volunteer program).

The Emerging Leaders Institute is a leadership certification program. Participants complete 9 workshops (total of 14 hours) which focus on teaching and improving skills associated with effective leadership.  Students are given two semesters to complete the program. However, students can request an extension for another semester upon consultation with program staff.

The workshop schedule for the current semester as well as the registration forms are available online. For more information, please call 760.795.6890 or email us at

STEPS for joining the program