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Degree and Transfer

College Requirements

Beginning Spring 2012, eligible first-time students who have never attended any college will be required to complete assessment and orientation-counseling prior to enrollment. The orientation includes general information, enrollment procedures and a meeting with a counselor to plan your classes. The assessment tests in English and Math, or the ESL test should be completed prior to your orientation.

Certificate and Degrees

Upon successful completion of either program, students can petition for a certificate of completion. Students may also qualify for an A.A. Degree upon successful completion of additional coursework to complete the Cerritos College graduation requirements and achieve the minimum of 60 units. Please refer to the schedule of classes and/or the college catalog for complete detailed information.

Certificate of Achievement

Culinary Arts Management (49 units)

Professional Cooking (39 units)

Professional Baking and Pastry (22 units)

Associates of Science Degree (AA)

Culinary Arts Management

Professional Cooking

Professional Baking and Pastry 

*Students can complete either program for a certificate of completion in 4-5 semesters, which is a two and a half years or more, depending on the pace, and class availability.

Cerritos College Culinary Arts Transfer Articulations with Universities

Cerritos College Culinary Arts has articulations with local universities with reputable hospitality programs. We have worked with California State University Long Beach and California Polytechnic State University, Pomona to approve culinary arts units taken at Cerritos College.

California State University, Long Beach Hospitality Program
10 Approved Units Classes taken in Cerritos transfers.

California Polytechnic State University, Pomona
25 Approved Units Classes taken in Cerritos transfers.

For a detailed information of what classes transfers to the universities, please review the Cerritos Culinary Arts FlyerFor more information regarding university transfers, visit the Counseling and Transfer Center.

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