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Directors Message


Director of CalWORKs Norma C. Rodriguez

Welcome to the Fall 2018 semester

The Cerritos CalWORKs program offers services to assist you during your Educational journey. Cerritos College prides itself in helping our students develop the skills, attitudes, and beliefs necessary to foster an understanding the process of learning to help get you closer to reaching your academic, career, and life goals. I invite you to stop by the Newly Enhanced Student Success Center, located in the Learning Resource Center for more information on the services offered. Additionally, I want you to be aware of recent changes that will affects New Students applying to Cerritos College:

Mandatory for All New Cerritos College Students:

Assessment, Orientation and Counseling (AOC) is required for all New College Students. You will not be able to register until you complete your Assessment, Orientation and Counseling. For questions please call (562) 860-2451 ext. 2593 to schedule an appointment to meet with a CalWORKs counselor.

CalWORKs students receive Priority Registration however, make sure to make an appointment with your CalWORKs Counselor to ensure that you have met Assessment, Orientation, Counseling, and that you have an Education Plan developed.

Education and training is still one of the best ways to get you closer to reaching your goals. That is why it is very important for you to remain focused on your education and continue taking your courses. We are here to help you achieve those goals. So remember to see a CalWORKs counselor every semester and be sure to talk to your counselor before dropping classes or changing your schedule.

I am proud to say that we have a dedicated and committed team, who are here to provide you with an array of services to complement and enhance your educational experience. I always look forward to meeting with our students, new and continuing.

I invite you to stop by to say hello, and if you wish to meet with me, please call 562-860-2451 Ext. 2358 to schedule an appointment. The CalWORKs staff and I hope that each semester brings you closer to your desired educational goal.


Norma C. Rodriguez
Director of Student Program Services

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