Cerro Coso Community College

Cerro Coso Community College

Cerro Coso Community College was founded in 1973. The college is a part of the Kern Community College District. It is located in the Eastern Sierra region of California. The college also offers several instructional sites located in Mammoth Lakes, Bishop, Kern River Valley, Indian Wells Valley and South Kern.

CCCC offers a wide variety of degrees and programs in diverse areas of study. Some of the academic departments of the college are business administration and management, computer science and information technology. The college also offers several scholarship programs including various outside scholarships such as Scholarships for Hispanic Students, DegreeDirectory Academic Business Scholarship, BigSun Scholarship, and many more.

The athletics department of CCCC fields men's and women's sports teams in baseball, softball, basketball and volleyball. The teams compete in the Foothill Conference and are nicknamed the Coyotes.

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Contacting Cerro Coso Community College

Cerro Coso Community College
3000 College Hts Blvd
Ridgecrest , CA 93555-9571
General Phone: (760) 384-6100

Cerro Coso Community College Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Liberal Arts145liberal arts and sciences, humanities, social services
Business and Management42business, business management, small business management
Security and Law Enforcement11criminal justice and police, fire-fighting
Office and Administration6administrative assistant
Computer Science and Engineering5information technology, computer science, web design
Family and Social Work3child development
Science3biological and physical sciences
Nursing and Emergency Medicine2EMT paramedic, licensed practical nurse, nursing assistant
Law2legal assistant
Media2animation and special effects
Art Studies1visual and performing arts, art studies
Medical Support and Technology0medical assistant
Drama and Performing Arts0drama
Hospitality0resort management
Science and Laboratory Technician0chemical tech
Engineering Technician0engineering technology, drafting, engineering technician
Nutrition and Exercise Therapy0health and physical education
Conservation and Resource Management0conservation
Mechanics and Repair0electrical installation and repair, automobile mechanics
Production Trades0machinist, welding

Number of programs and degrees for Cerro Coso Community College in 2008-2009:

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Associate's degree20332
Award of at least 1 but less than 2 academic years189
Award of less than 1 academic year21

Cerro Coso Community College Student Body

In 2007-2008, Cerro Coso Community College had a total enrollment of 4,577 students (2,573 full-time equivalent).

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 100%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 70%
Black 4%
Hispanic 13%
Asian 5%
American Indian 2%
Unknown 6%
(Foreign Students) 0%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 8%
18-19 12%
20-21 9%
22-24 10%
25-29 13%
30-34 9%
35-39 8%
40-49 15%
50-64 12%
65+ 4%

Incoming (Freshman) Students by Place of Residence:
(From available data sampling)

State unknown6%

Cerro Coso Community College Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 55 %
Part-Time 28 %

Cerro Coso Community College Room and Board (2007)

The school does not offer campus housing.

(Please refer to our profile of Ridgecrest, California for details about the area surrounding the campus. Also see our list of other California Colleges).

The school does not offer students a meal plan.

Cerro Coso Community College Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
In-state tuition and fees $ 501
Out-of-state tuition and fees $ 5,808
Books and supplies $ 1,392

Financial Aid:
Cerro Coso Community College participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 1011100)

Cerro Coso Community College Faculty

Cerro Coso Community College has a tenure system for faculty.

Tenure Status of Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelMenWomen
Non-tenured, but on tenure track57
Non-tenured and not on tenure track02

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Instructorcalendar year3$103,5734$92,278
All faculty totalcalendar year3$103,5734$92,278

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Instructoracademic year23$86,52327$80,296
All faculty totalacademic year23$86,52327$80,296

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

Cerro Coso Community College Degree Programs (2007)

Art Studies
Art/Art Studies, General
Visual and Performing Arts, General

Business And Management
Business Administration and Management, General
Business/Commerce, General
Small Business Administration/Management

Computer Science And Engineering
Computer Science
Information Technology
Web Page, Digital/Multimedia and Information Resources Design

Conservation And Resource Management
Natural Resources/Conservation, General

Drama And Performing Arts
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General

Engineering, General

Engineering Technician
Drafting and Design Technology/Technician, General
Engineering Technologies/Technicians, Other
Engineering Technology, General

Family And Social Work
Child Development

Resort Management

Legal Assistant/Paralegal

Liberal Arts
Humanities/Humanistic Studies
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
Social Sciences, General

Mechanics And Repair
Automobile/Automotive Mechanics Technology/Technician
Electrical/Electronics Equipment Installation and Repair, General

Animation, Interactive Tech, Video Graphics and Special Effects

Medical Support And Technology
Medical/Clinical Assistant

Nursing And Emergency Medicine
Emergency Medical Technology/Technician (EMT Paramedic)
Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurse Training
Nurse/Nursing Assistant/Aide and Patient Care Assistant

Nutrition And Exercise Therapy
Health and Physical Education, General

Office And Administration
Administrative Assistant and Secretarial Science, General

Production Trades
Machine Tool Technology/Machinist
Welding Technology/Welder

Biological and Physical Sciences

Science And Laboratory Technician
Chemical Technology/Technician

Security And Law Enforcement
Criminal Justice/Police Science
Fire Science/Fire-fighting

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What Sets Cerro Coso Community College Apart:

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checked Open admission
checked Accepts some high school credits
checked Grants credits for AP courses
checked Offers distance learning
checked Offers weekend classes
checked Career counseling
checked Career services
checked Student employment services
checked On-campus day care
checked Remedial classes for students
checked Offers remedial adult education
checked Offers part-time study
checked On-campus library
checked Tenure system for quality teaching

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