Discovering new ideas first requires that you seek them out. Rarely do new ways of thinking, new perspectives, or new information drop into your lap; the successful student seeks them out and engages her peers, her instructors, and the resources available. The four resources below provide fantastic starting points for discovering new ideas for your work at Cerritos College, your academic goals for transfer, or your professional goals.
The Library provides access to thousands of books and articles, both print and electronic. Librarians are available and eager to help you with your research and information needs all the hours that the library is open. Your student ID card is your library card and many books and databases are available electronically from off campus. The Library is open Monday through Saturday, and is a great resource for discovering new ideas in all of your courses.
Visit the Library's website at http://www.cerritos.edu/library
The Library is in the center of the lower campus, in the Library Resource Center.
Or call a reference librarian for assistance at 562 860-2451 x2430
Which courses do you need to complete your certificate program? Which courses do you need for the A.A. degree? How about for transfer? What's the best order to take those courses in? What are employers and transfer universities likely to be looking for? The Academic Counselors are an invaluable resource for answering these questions and ensuring you are on the road to success. Be sure to visit your academic counselor on a regular basis to set up an educational plan and to review your progress. They'll help direct you to other valuable resources on campus.
Visit Counseling online at http://cms.cerritos.edu/counseling
Drop in to make an appointment with a counselor in the Admissions building.
Or call Counseling at 562-860-2451, x2231.
Some students have their transfer plans all worked out by the time they get to Cerritos College, whether because a university is close to home, because a family member attended it, because of the school's prestige, or because they imagine it's all they can achieve. Other students have little idea about what life after Cerritos College might mean for them.
Counselors in the Transfer Center can help ensure that you don't sell yourself short as you consider next steps after Cerritos, and they can also help you fully explore all options available to you to achieve your bachelor's degree. They are also a fantastic resource for reviewing transfer requirements, to help ensure that you've taken all of the classes you need to take that next step.
Visit the Transfer Center's website at http://cms.cerritos.edu/transfer-center
Drop in to the Transfer Center in the Admissions building.
Or call them at 562-860-2451, x2154.
Like transfer plans, some students have their professional goals and dreams all worked out, while others aren't sure what will happen after they graduate. Career Services provides assessment testing, job placement, re-entry assistance for students returning to college after time in the workforce, and information on CalWORKS and other career programs. This is a great resource that will benefit your new ideas about your professional aspirations.
Visit Career Services' website at http://cms.cerritos.edu/career-services
Drop in to Career Services in the Admissions building.
Or call them at 562-860-2451, x2356.