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Welcome to the Cerritos College Outreach Menu page where you’ll find a host of programs and services available! Cerritos College is in session with classes and services provided in an online, virtual, or remote format through the end of the term. Our outreach will be offered in an online format as well. You’re encouraged to view an array of outreach options below. Please use the Outreach Menu hyperlink to submit your request(s).

Thank you for visiting, and we look forward to serving you and your students/group soon!  

OUTREACH Request FORM

 

PROGRAMS AND SERVICES AVAILABLE: 

The Cerritos Complete Promise Program is our student success initiative that focuses on our students’ pledge to earn and complete their degrees or certificates on time. This program provides opportunities for these students to obtain the skills and knowledge needed for college, explore a variety of careers, save money on their college education, and graduate from college on-time. Cerritos Complete is a partnership between Cerritos College and our seven local school districts: ABC, Bellflower, Compton, Downey, Lynwood, Norwalk-La Mirada, and Paramount Unified School Districts

  • Two-year free tuition (in-state rates only) 
  • Two-year priority enrollment 
  • Step by step assistance 
  • One-on-one counseling and advisement 
  • College preparedness 
  • Career exploration 
  • Personalized schedule for Fall and Spring semesters 

 

Cerritos Complete was officially established as the College’s California Promise Program in 2016 and has served over 6,800 student participants from the College’s local schools. Cerritos Complete provides local high school and adult school students with a scholarship that covers tuition free for two years. Since its inception, the College has seen a 30 percent increase in the number of degrees and certificates awarded.

Cerritos Complete won the 2018 Examples of Excelencia Award in the Associate Level category. Examples of Excelencia is the only national effort to identify and promote evidence-based practices that help accelerate Latino student success in higher education.

More than 70 percent of Cerritos College students are Latino, and most of these students are first-generation college students. Program participants generally outperform non-participants in units completed, persistence, and completion of entry-level math and English, among other areas.

 

  • Description: In this presentation, students and families receive information on the Promise Program, benefits, and eligibility steps to participate. Only offered October 1, 2020- February 28, 2021. 
  • Format: Online via Zoom

 

If you would like to invite Cerritos College and/or specific departments to your fair, please complete the Cerritos College Outreach Form. We look forward to providing representatives who will connect with high school students (and parents) and provide information about Cerritos College, enrollment-related assistance, and information on student services and programs.

The Financial Aid Office at Cerritos College is committed to providing students with the support and resources needed to meet their educational expenses as they work towards achieving their educational goals at Cerritos College. We work to maintain a foundation of respect, integrity and empathy in every interaction. If you would like to request a session or workshop, please review our outreach offerings below and complete our request form.

  • Description: 
    • How to apply for financial aid 
    • Limitations of financial aid 
    • How to get started on the applications 
    • Types of financial aid 
    • AB540 and who’s covered 
    • Dream Act Eligible Programs 
    • Cal Grant 
    • EOPS and other student programs 

Format: Online via Zoom

  • Description:
    • The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) eligibility
    • California Dream Act eligibility 
    • Step-by-step assistance with completing the Free Application for Financial Aid (FAFSA) and Dream Act applications
    • Steps to receive Dream Act funding through AB- 540
  • Format: Online via Zoom
  • Description: An Online Financial Aid Resource Table will provide event attendees financial aid resources and answer basic questions pertaining to the Cerritos College Financial Aid Office
  • Format: Online via Zoom

Mission: To promote Cerritos College and assist prospective students towards a successful transition from high school to college. School Relations provide prospective students with greater access to Cerritos College through our recruitment, outreach, and collaborative efforts.

  • Description:  The workshop includes walking students through the application for admission process, step-by-step.  
    • For prospective Cerritos Complete Promise Program students, they receive guidance through the process. 
    • For all non-Cerritos Complete students, this process includes reviewing the enrollment steps for Future Students, benefits of the Early Success Program (ESP), and other helpful tips for first-time college students.  
  • Format: Online via Zoom
  • Description: Prospective students are walked through an interactive experience viewing our Campus Tour video, which is led by our Student Ambassadors. This includes campus highlights, personal testimonials, information about various programs and services, with Q and A discussion. 
  • Format: Online via Zoom
  • Description:  This presentation provides an overview of Cerritos College and its rich array of programs and services offered, which will be led by a Student Ambassador. 
  • Format: Online via Zoom

The mission of Student Accessibility Services (SAS) is to assess, address, and provide reasonable accommodative service and referrals to students with disabilities, enabling them to equally access and fully participate to the best of their abilities in the curricular and related activities of the Cerritos College community.

  • Description:
    • How to apply to SAS
    • Differences between high school and college
    • College and student responsibilities related to serving students with disabilities
  • Format: Online via Zoom

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