In response to the challenges posed by COVID-19 and to ensure the safety of our students and employees, the Career Services office is closed to the public until further notice.
We will provide counseling services remotely through one of the following methods:
Career Services Help Desk
- Email correspondence for quick questions.
- Please submit your inquiry to email@example.com
- Live, real-time conversation with a counselor over the telephone.
- Please submit this form to arrange a phone appointment.
- Live, real-time interaction with a counselor in a virtual meeting space with webcam and screen sharing.
- Please submit this form to have a staff member help you arrange a virtual counseling appointment.
- Or, book directly on the virtual career counseling webpage.
One of our staff members will respond to your help desk inquiry or appointment request within 1-2 business days.
You may also visit the virtual career counseling webpage for a 10-15 minute virtual counseling drop-in session on the following days/times:
Tuesdays: 10 am - 12 pm
Wednesdays: 5:30 pm - 7 pm
(No Drop-in hours on Wed., June 24)
Thursdays: 3 pm - 4:30 pm
Please note that virtual drop-in sessions are for guidance on quick questions only. Listed below are examples:
- Getting started at or returning to Cerritos College
- Career exploration resources
- Officially changing your major
- English/ESL and math placement
- Appropriate classes for the upcoming term
- Adding or dropping courses this term
- Academic status
For virtual appointments or drop-ins, make sure your device has a webcam and microphone to communicate with the counselor and your Chrome or Firefox web browser is up-to-date.
To cancel an appointment, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or leave a message at (562) 860-2451 ext. 2356.
Check the district update for important information and precautionary measures to be taken on the coronavirus at this time. It is updated daily.
In support of the college’s mission of guiding students in making their educational aspirations a reality, the mission of Career Services is to provide services to students as they transition into, through and out of the college in a supportive, welcoming and engaging environment.
For students transitioning into the college, through the assessment component of the department, Career Services delivers student success support in the form of assessment for determining initial placement in English or ESL, reading, and mathematics courses. Through its Reentry Resource Program, Career Services also provides support with the admissions process to reentry students transitioning back into school after a break in their education.
For students moving through the institution, Career Services offers career exploration and decision-making services designed to assist them in exploring, planning and achieving their educational and career goals. This occurs primarily through guided self-exploration, occupational exploration, and major and career assessment with career counselors.
For students moving on from the institution, Career Services provides assistance with the job search process through the job placement component of the department. Such assistance includes job leads, information on internships, meeting with employer representatives through job fairs, and help with resume writing and interviewing techniques.
Career Services Office Hours
Office is currently closed to the public until further notice. However, we will continue to provide remote (phone, email, and virtual) services and maintain the same hours of operation listed below.
Monday and Thursday: 8 am - 4:30 pm
Tuesday and Wednesday: 8 am - 7 pm
Friday: 8 am - 4:30 pm
Leave voicemail: (562) 860-2451 ext. 2356
To schedule an appointment with our counselors, please see the important notice above on our current process due to COVID-19. Thank you for your understanding.
Need to change your major?
Student Employment Resources
For assistance with job postings or creating and managing an account on Jobspeaker, visit our Job Placement webpage.
Re-Entry Student Services
For adult students returning to school after a gap in education, contact our Re-Entry Resource Specialist, Shannon Estrada.
- Email: email@example.com
- Voicemail: (562) 860-2451, ext. 2362