Degree and Transfer
Beginning Spring 2012 eligible first-time students who have never attended any college will be required to complete assessment and orientation-counseling prior to enrollment. The orientation includes general information, enrollment procedures and a meeting with a counselor to plan your classes. The assessment tests in English and Math, or the ESL test should be completed prior to your orientation.
Certificate and Degrees
Upon successful completion of either program, students can petition for a certificate of completion. Students may also qualify for an A.A. Degree upon successful completion of additional coursework to complete the Cerritos college graduation requirements and achieve the minimum of 60 units. Please refer to the schedule of classes and/or the college catalog for complete detailed information.
Certificate of Achievement
Culinary Arts Management (49 units)
Professional Cooking (39 units)
Professional Baking and Pastry (22 units)
Associates of Science Degree (AA)
Culinary Arts Management
Professional Baking and Pastry
*Students can complete either program for a certificate of completion in 4-5 semesters, which is a two and a half years or so, depending on the pace, and class availability.
Cerritos College Culinary Arts Transfer Articulations with Universities:
California State University, Long Beach Hospitality Program:
10 Approved Units Classes taken in Cerritos transfers.
California Polytechnic University, Pomona:
25 Approved Units Classes taken in Cerritos transfers.
For a detailed information of what classes transfers to the universities:
For more information in regards to transferring to a university:
Make an appointment for Class Counseling:Counseling
Visit the Transfer Center for transfer questions:Transfer Center