Dean's Welcome

Dean Andrew Vines

We are excited to have you join us in investigating and understanding the world in which we live. We offer programs and courses in a variety of disciplines, including astronomy, biology, chemistry, computer and information sciences, Earth and environmental sciences, engineering, mathematics, and physics.

The Division’s rigorous programs of study prepare you to seamlessly transfer into a four-year course of study or to successfully start a career in the workforce. We also provide basic skills development in mathematics to ensure your success at Cerritos College. Many of the courses in the Division have laboratory components that allow you to apply the knowledge gained in the lecture sections. Courses are offered in a variety of formats, including traditional on-campus sections, hybrid sections (that include both on-campus and online assignments), and fully online sections. In addition to courses at our main campus in Norwalk, we offer classes at multiple educational sites in the area.

The faculty and staff in the Division are committed to providing instruction in the sciences, engineering, and mathematics at the highest standards by using the latest technology in our state-of-the art laboratories and learning spaces. Our instructors have extensive academic backgrounds as well as many years of professional experience, which they utilize in providing a superb educational experience. Most of all, we strive to offer you—our students—a positive and effective learning environment.

Please take the opportunity to explore our many areas of study by selecting the individual department links on the left-hand side of this page. Each department’s page provides more detailed information about programs and courses available as well as the instructional faculty and staff members.

If you have any questions or would like more information, please do not hesitate to contact us. We look forward to you joining our exploration!


Andrew K. Vines, Dean
Division of Science, Engineering, and Mathematics
Phone: (562) 860-2451 Ext. 2660
Email: avines@cerritos.edu
Web: www.cerritos.edu/sem

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