Cerritos College

Norwalk, CA

Brief Description

Cerritos College, located in Norwalk, CA is committed to seeing students succeed in and out of the classroom. Founded in 1955, the 135-acre campus is home to over 22,000 students seeking Associate degrees in many fields. Accredited by a number of organizations including the Western Association of Schools and Colleges, the American Dental Association and National Automotive Technicians Education Foundation the college strives to offer its students the latest training in a number of high-demand fields. Students can look to Cerritos to help fulfill dreams of becoming a dental hygienist, automotive technician, physical therapy assistant and much more.

The City of Norwalk offers students and staff alike a great way of life. A suburb of Los Angeles located only 17 miles from the City of Angels, the city offers everything those doing some California dreaming can think of. Mild weather, great beaches, numerous shops and restaurants and more await at the end of a hard day in class.

Known for offering generous financial aid packages to students, Cerritos College makes attending college as easy and fun as possible. The school is very military-friendly, and provides financial aid in addition to counseling and career services to those who have served their country with honor. The Student Government Association also gives students the chance to have a say in how their school is run. The student government, in alliance with school administration, works together to ensure a level playing field for all who walk the campus and call Cerritos home.

Speaking of playing fields, athletics is a big part of the Cerritos experience. Offering a variety of men's and women's sports for its students, the Falcons have had much success over the years. Former football player Fou Fonoti is preparing for his senior season at Big Ten powerhouse Michigan State, while David Moala has been named a pre-season All-American on the gridiron. The highlight of the school's athletic department at the moment is its preparing to host a night of MMA fights as a fundraiser for the wrestling team. Expectations are high, with 15 fights on the card, including three championship bouts. Cerritos College alumna Mario Delgado will be one of the featured competitors on September 7 at the school's newly-renovated gymnasium.

Students desiring to attend a school which offers great academics, caring faculty and a city that always has something interesting going on need look no further than Cerritos College. Whether seeking skills to immediately enter the workforce or planning on transferring to a four-year school, Cerritos provides everything a student needs and much more.

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At A Glance

Total undergraduate enrollment: 24536

Total institution enrollment: 24536

School type: 2-year public

School classification: Associate's Colleges: These institutions offer associate's degree and certificate programs but, with few exceptions, award no baccalaureate degrees.

Campus Location

Main Address

Cerritos College
11110 Alondra Blvd
Norwalk, CA 90650


(562) 860-2451



Undergraduate Demographics

Male undergraduate population: 43%

Female undergraduate population: 57%

Undergrad visible minorities: No Data

Majors & Degrees

Degrees Offered: Less than one year, One but less than two years, Associate's

Accounting And Finance
Advertising And Marketing
Architectural Engineering Technology / Technician
Auto / Automotive Body Repairer
Automotive Mechanic / Technician
Biological And Physical Sciences
Biology General
Biomedical Engineering Related Technology
Business Administration And Management
Business General
Business Information And Data Processing
Cabinet Maker And Millworker
Chemistry General
Child Care And Guidance Workers And Management
Communications General
Computer And Information Sciences Other
Computer Programming
Court Reporting
Criminal Justice / Law Enforcement Administration
Data Processing Technology / Technician
Dental Assistant
Dental Hygienist
Design And Visual Communications
Drafting General
Drama / Theater Arts General
Economics General
Electrical / Electronics Equipment Installer
Electrical And Power Transmission Installation
Engineering General
English Language And Literature General
Floristry Marketing Operations
French Language And Literature
General Retailing / Wholesaling Operations
General Selling Skills And Sales Operations
German Language And Literature
Health And Physical Education General
History General
Humanities / Humanistic Studies
Industrial Manufacturing Technology / Technician
Landscaping Operations And Management
Legal Administrative Assistant / Secretary
Liberal Arts And Sciences / Liberal Studies
Machine Shop Assistant
Medical Administrative Assistant / Secretary
Medical Assistant
Music General
Nursing Rn Training
Office Supervision And Management
Ornamental Horticulture Operations And Management
Paralegal / Legal Assistant
Pharmacy Technician / Assistant
Physical Therapy General
Physics General
Plastics Technology / Technician
Political Science And Government General
Psychology General
Public Administration And Services Other
Real Estate
Social Sciences General
Spanish Language And Literature
Speech And Rhetorical Studies
Teacher Assistant / Aide
Welder / Welding Technologist