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Cerro Coso Community College
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3000 College Hts Blvd
Ridgecrest, CA 93555
(760) 384-6100

About the college

The Cerro Coso Community College is part of the Kern Community College District. The college was founded in 1973 as a separate institution. Cerro Coso is quite a large education community with five separate sites that serves 85,000. The five sites are Eastern Sierra Center Bishop and Mammoth, Indian Wells Valley, Kern River Valley and South Kern. The school offers unbeatable hands on class work as well as online courses for student availability.


The campus at Cerro Coso is located in Ridgecrest, California. It offers a bookstore, certification testing center, child development center, learning resource and assistance center and student housing. There are public transportation options for students attending Cerro Coso and also workforce education, food services and a variety of student activities. Cerro Coso also offers its students job development services. They include building relationships with the community and helping students with their future career choices.


Cerro Coso offers its students a variety of courses for students to choose from. The school has a fine arts program that allows students to learn with hands on experience. The courses involved include sculpting, ceramics, and many others. Other programs offered include English, fire technology, health careers, human services, pre engineering, vocational nursing and a list of many others from A to Z. There is a program for everyone and a degree that will take you to into the job market with the skills you need in order to succeed. There are online courses that have been offered since 1997. More than 160 classes are offered with 19 Associate Degrees.

When it comes to success, Cerro Coso has what it takes to get you to the top of the job market and beyond. Your future starts here.

College Type: 2-year, Public

Offering: Less than one year certificate, One but less than two years certificate, Associate's degree

Campus Setting: Rural, Fringe

Campus Housing Available: No

Student Population: 4577, 100% undergraduates

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