Cerritos College

Founded in 1955, Cerritos College is a public comprehensive community college serving an area of 52 square miles of southeastern Los Angeles County. The college offers degrees and certificates in 87 areas of study in nine divisions. Over 1,200 students successfully complete their course of studies each year.

With student learning as the paramount destination, Cerritos College guides students with the map and the means to make their educational aspirations a reality. The college takes pride in offering open access education for associate degrees, transfer, career technical training, basic skills, and lifelong learning. Creating career pathways and opportunities for self-enrichment that benefit the economic vitality of its unique, multicultural community, Cerritos College values diversity and employs learning programs and student services that promote student success.

Teacher Training Academy or Teacher TRAC is a national award winning program and has many services, opportunities, and pathways to becoming an elementary, secondary, or career technical education teacher. The Teacher TRAC Counseling Team is dedicated to assisting students in developing transitional skills to help them achieve success in their academic, career, and life goals in an inclusive environment that embraces the diversity of the students and community.

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Santa Ana College

Santa Ana College (SAC) is a community legacy celebrating 90 years of excellence in academic achievement and community partnerships. Whether it is for university transfer preparation, career training, or personal development, SAC is your choice for advancement. SAC has a reputation for excellence and is continually ranked a state leader for the number of students who transfer each year to a university. Students can enroll for full semester, mini-semester, weekend, and online classes.

For the past five consecutive years, Santa Ana College has been recognized by Community College Week as one of the top associate degree producers nationally for minority students. The college is ranked 25th among the top 100 associate degree producers for "total minority" students in the nation.

The Center for Teacher Education is a resource center which offers information, academic advisement, and support for students interested in pursuing a career in teaching with an emphasis in preparing students for employment in local public elementary and secondary schools.

Their mission is to assist SAC students to achieve their fullest potential as students, prepare them to transfer to the California State University, University of California, or a private university of their choice, and become excellent teachers and leaders in the field of education.

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