Cerritos Complete is part of the College’s overall completion strategy. The initiative is an extension of the K-16 Bridge program that targets district high school students to increase degree and certificate completion rates, reduce time to graduation, and lower the number of excess units to graduation. Because the College’s Strategic Plan is heavily focused on initiatives designed to increase graduation rates for students, Cerritos Complete will utilize programmatic pathways to meet this goal. Starting in the fall 2016 semester, eligible students graduating from any of the College’s service area high school districts, including Paramount Unified School District, will be eligible to participate. The District will cover the cost of tuition or books (depending on individual student need) for approximately 800 new Cerritos College students.