The Office of Educational Partnerships and Programs


The Office of Educational Partnerships & Programs is a department that oversees several key programs at Cerritos College including:

Articulation Agreements:

Articulation is a specific class or classes taken by a student in a high school, ROP programs or adult schools where the student receives college credit for the class at Cerritos College. Cerritos College has waived residency requirements for the students to receive college credit.

Dual Enrollment:

Dual Enrollment are College Classes offered at the High School where students can receive both college units and high school credit.  Under Assembly Bill 288, dual enrollment is intended to reach a broader range of students and emphasis on college and career readiness, CTE and transfer pathways.

Cerritos Complete Promise Program:

Cerritos Complete is the Cerritos College Promise program, that focuses on our students’ pledge to earn and complete their degrees or certificates on time. Cerritos Complete is a partnership between Cerritos College and our six local school districts and offers benefits such as Two-year free tuition, priority enrollment, step by step assistance, one-on-one counseling & advisement.

Learning Communities & First Year Experience Program (FYE):

Learning communities are classes that are paired or clustered around a common theme, public issue, or question. Students benefit from an enriched classroom environment due to attending multiple classes with the same students, promoting student-to-student interaction.

The First Year Experience program (FYE) is a student success program designed to help students make a smooth and successful transition into college. FYE pairs classes together in “Houses” that focus on an area of interest and/or major; creating cohorts of students with shared interest.

President Scholars Academy:

The Cerritos College President Scholars Academy is an academy developed to reach out to high school students from our partnership districts, who are interested in STEM related fields.

This is a cohort of high school students that attend high school in the morning & Cerritos College in the afternoon and can earn a minimum of 24.5 Cerritos College units, including 12 units of science that are transferable to any CSU or UC by the time they graduate from high school.

Teacher TRAC Program:

Cerritos College’s Teacher TRaining ACademy (Teacher TRAC) is a national award winning teacher preparation program that serves students interested in teaching early childhood, elementary, secondary, or career technical education (CTE).

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Last Update: 11/22/2019