K-16 Bridge Cerritos College Resources
K-16 Road to College Campus Resources:
The Office of School Relations is the primary recruitment unit on campus whose objective is to provide prospective students with access to Cerritos College through recruitment and outreach efforts. School Relations promotes the college's wide array of academic/vocational programs and services through a host of activities including campus tours, high school presentations, on-site admissions, college/career fairs, Senior Preview Day, and its popular Outreach and Recruitment Program. School Relations also disseminates admissions' information, program of study sheets, and other Cerritos College information.
Extended Opportunity Program & Services (E.O.P.S.)
EOPS stands for Extended Opportunity Program and Services. We provide "over and above" program and services to economically and educationally disadvantage students. Our goals are to: Increase the number of students enrolled in community colleges, Increase the number of EOPS students who successfully complete their educational goals, Increase the number of EOPS students who are placed in career employment, Increase the number of EOPS students who transfer to four year institutions. We are here to help you achieve these goals by providing valuable programs and services, including book grants, counseling, learning communities, priority registration, and transfer assistance.
Disable Student Program & Services (DSPS)
The mission of D.S.P.S. is to assess, address, and provide reasonable accommodative service and referrals to students with disabilities, enabling them to equally access and fully participate to the best of their abilities in the curricular and related activities of the Cerritos College community.
Financial Aide Office
The Financial Aid Office at Cerritos College is here to provide students and the community a better understanding of financial aid programs and services available. Our department is responsible for the review and dissemination of financial resources to assist students in meeting their educational expenses and achieving their educational goals.
Learning Communities & First Year Experience Programs
Learning Communities is a program for all students who will work collaboratively with faculty in a friendly & supportive atmosphere. Students are enrolled in two or more courses in which students gain a deep understanding of each course. An approach to student learning designed for Student Success.
Project HOPE (Health Opportunities and Pipeline to Education) is a support program that focuses on increasing the number of underrepresented groups who complete healthcare-related or science-related certificates and/or degrees. Project HOPE takes a holistic approach to supporting student success by providing academic support, leadership skill-building activities, community service opportunities, career counseling, and financial aid/scholarships. Project HOPE strives to make the transition from high school to community college and from community college to the university as smooth as possible.
The Puente Project is a national award-winning program that for more than 30 years has improved the college-going rate of tens of thousands of California's education ally under-represented students. Its mission is to increase the number of educationally disadvantaged students who enroll in four-year colleges and universities, earn college degrees and return to the community as mentors and leaders to future generations. The program is interdisciplinary in its approach to writing, counseling and mentoring components, and the cohort model provides students an opportunity to establish lasting relationships with fellow students as well as the Puente instructors for Counseling, English, and the Library
Scholars Honors Program
The Scholars' Honors Program (SH P) is a social and academic home that Cerritos College offers to talented and motivated students planning to transfer to four-year colleges and universities, especially to the UC and CSU systems. It introduces you to a community of faculty and staff who are committed to helping you succeed and it provides you with a supportive environment of fellow-students with similar goals and interests.
Teacher TRAC Program
Teacher TRAC, the national award winning program, has many services and pathways for students interested in teaching TK-12 Grade. Teacher TRAC has three pathways for preparing students to be future teachers. These pathways include Elementary (TK-5th Grade), Secondary (Jr. High & High School), and Career Technical Education Industrial Technology teachers (High School & Community College in woodworking, welding, and automotive). Specialized services & opportunities such as: work experience in schools, access to Teacher TRAC counselors, training on how to integrate technology into the classroom, participation in conferences for teachers, and access to Teacher TRAC Scholarships.
The Cerritos College Umoja Student Success Program is committed to enriching, fostering, and nurturing the educational experience of all students, especially African American and first-generation college students, ultimately preparing them for academic, personal, and professional success beyond Cerritos College. This program addresses student needs through academic support services, academic and career counseling. Program participants will have their own Counselor, will have access to courses with emphasis tailored to the African American perspectives and receive help in identifying internship and scholarship information.