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Welcome to Counseling



In response to the challenges posed by COVID-19 and to ensure the safety of students and employees at Cerritos College, the Counseling Office will be closed to the public beginning Tuesday, March 17, 2020. Counseling services will continue to be offered virtually.

For quick questions about course and degree offerings, course prerequisite information and general certificate, degree, and transfer requirements:

Select Submit a Question to leave a message for a Counselor 

OR select Virtual Counseling Drop-In for assistance from an available Counselor

Virtual Counseling Appointment ​can be scheduled to discuss more complex issues such as selecting a major, developing an education plan, dropping classes, or academic or progress probation.

For general questions, please email, call or text                                                                                                              Vanessa Salas at (626) 869-9419                                                                                                                                                    or                                                                                                                                                Sara Chavez at (714) 494-9247  .

The Counseling Office is committed to your continued success and we look forward to serving you online.  We thank you for your patience and understanding at this time. 


Counseling Team

 Counseling Department Mission Statement:

Our mission in the Counseling Department is to honor and empower students. We believe that every student matters and that each has great value and potential. Our work is to advocate and build equitable avenues for belonging, discovery, growth and accomplishment of educational and career goals. By guiding and supporting students as they navigate their educational journeys, we validate their capacity and power for building their future.




Dear Falcons:

I hope you are doing well. We are working continuously to address any needs you may have as we move to virtual counseling. Please review the following information regarding educational planning needs you may have.

Counselors are available to assist you in planning your academics, answer your questions and help you get on the path to reach you academic goals. If you need assistance with choosing or changing a major, updating your education plan, talk about your academic progress or issues affecting your academic performance, please visit the Counseling Department website with details on how to schedule a virtual appointment. General questions can be made via email by contacting and



Dr. Rosa E. Prado

Dean, Counseling Services



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