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Study at Cerritos College

Founded in 1955, Cerritos College is a public comprehensive community college, located in Norwalk, California. The college was named after Rancho Los Cerritos, a ranch that served the region in the 19th century. The college also served as part of the inspiration for the renaming of the neighboring city of Dairy Valley to Cerritos. Cerritos confers degrees and certificates in over 80 Course Topics through nine divisions. The college also has a student-run radio station, WPMD. The mascot of Cerritos is the Falcon. The sports teams of Cerritos compete in the South Coast Conference. They participate in various sports including soccer, water polo, swimming, diving, wrestling, basketball, baseball, volleyball and tennis.

Profile of Cerritos CollegeCerritos College is found in Norwalk, California. Norwalk is a small city. The school is a public institution. Students can earn degrees up to and including the Associate's degree at Cerritos College.

Course Topics

The school is known for its programs in architecture and planning.

Cerritos College Selectivity

Cerritos College accepts all qualified applicants under its open-admission rules.

The school has a tenure system for senior faculty. The full-time faculty at Cerritos College is well-paid, which often goes with faculty quality.

Student Enrolment

Students numbered 22, 273 in 2007 at the school. Cerritos College has a large minority student population.

Cerritos College Tuition and AffordabilityThe school is a relative bargain, with lower tuition and fees than most schools offering similar degrees.

Cerritos College Programs and Degrees
General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors
Liberal Arts509liberal arts and sciences, sociology, English, history, economics, Spanish language, speech and rhetoric, political science, . . .
Business and Management183business, business management, accounting, sales, retail, international business, logistics, small business management
Mechanics and Repair107automobile mechanics, electrical installation and repair, industrial electronics tech, autobody repair, computer repair, communications install and repair
Medical Support and Technology89dental hygienist, pharmacy tech, medical assistant, audiology and speech pathology, dental assistant
Nursing and Emergency Medicine80registered nursing, EMT paramedic
Family and Social Work71child development, human services
Therapy and Counselling60psychology, physical therapist assistant
Beauty and Cosmetology58cosmetology
Law54legal assistant, legal secretary, court reporting, legal studies
Cooking and Culinary Arts46culinary arts
Security and Law Enforcement39criminal justice and police, security and loss prevention
Science38biological and physical sciences, microbiology, geology, biology, physics, chemistry, botany, zoology
Production Trades33welding, machinist, cabinetmaking
Education and Teaching20teacher aide, early childhood special ed, instructional media design, industrial arts teaching, education courses
Nutrition and Exercise Therapy18health and physical education, sports and fitness management, athletic trainer
Computer Science and Engineering15computer networking, computer programming, systems analyst, computer science
Architecture and Planning15architectural tech
Art Studies13art studies
Engineering Technician12plastics engineering tech, drafting, engineering technology, manufacturing tech, quality control tech
Real Estate and Construction Management8real estate
office and Administration4administrative assistant, office management, data entry
Religion and Philosophy3philosophy
Photography and Commercial Art2photography, commercial art, drawing
Media1animation and special effects, public relations, radio and television, journalism
Music1music, music management
Drama and Performing Arts1drama, dance
Conservation and Resource Management0forestry, wildlife management
Design0graphic design
Fine Arts0sculpture, metal and jewelry, ceramics
Contact: Cerritos CollegeCerritos College

11110 Alondra Blvd

Norwalk, California 90650-6298

General Phone: (562) 860-2451

http://www.CERRITOS. EDU

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