Lynwood High Students Graduate Cerritos College with Certificate of Achievement
Six Lynwood High School students recently earned a Cerritos College Engineering Design and Plastics Manufacturing Technology Certificate of Achievement.
Students Abigail Lopez, Alan Lopez, Fabricio Castaneda, Ariana Hernandez, Paula Olivares and Martha Tostado took classes through the College’s Special Admit/College Bridge Program that allows high school students to take Cerritos College classes and earn college credit while they are in high school. They received their certificates at the College’s Commencement in May. Notably, Abigail Lopez earned two Certificates of Achievement, one in engineering design technology in 2017 and the other in engineering technology this year.
The Special Admit/College Bridge program provides a seamless pathway for high school students to earn college credit and a certificate while in high school, saving money on the cost of college tuition.
“In addition to graduating with a Certificate of Achievement, these students earned industry certifications such as Certified SolidWorks Associates, Certified SolidWorks Professional and Certified Autodesk Users,” said Miodrag “Mickey” Micic, Sc.D., Ph.D., M.T.M., CSWP., CFI, department chair and professor of Engineering Design Technology and Plastics Manufacturing Technology at Cerritos College. “These certifications give them a competitive advantage in the job market.”
This is the fifth year the College has celebrated completion of certificates by high school students.