Welcome from the President

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Dr. Sean Hancock
Dr. Sean Hancock
CCCC President

"Hello - I'm Dr. Sean Hancock, President of Cerro Coso Community College - Home of the Coyotes.

Our mission here is to improve the life of every student we serve.

We do that by focusing on YOU, the student. Our greatest accomplishment is helping YOU achieve YOUR educational goals. Whether you're here to graduate with a degree or certificate or transfer to a four-year college or university, we offer support each step of the way. We are known for our small class sizes, student-focused faculty, and high success rates. Cerro Coso provides a foundation upon which you can build and advance YOURSELF academically, professionally, and personally. There are countless reasons why Cerro Coso is the right choice for you.
  • We offer a welcoming, supportive community, with a diverse population of students, and beautiful campuses with high-tech resources.
  • A wide range of programs, degrees, and certificates to choose from.  
  • Courses offered through our Contract and Community Education program provide lifelong learning opportunities. 
  • A student life program that is active and exciting with a number of student clubs, activities, and sports in which to participate.
  • Up to $1,000 per semester for two years with the Cerro Coso Promise scholarship…that's enough to cover tuition, and have money left over for books and other expenses. 
  • Our robust Distance Education Program allows you to take classes to best meet your needs whenever, and wherever you are.
  • Both an educational and cultural hub, we offer programs and events that provide our students and community an opportunity to engage with a diverse and vibrant world of ideas, music, art, and drama, as well as foster an appreciation of the rich cultural heritage of our region. 


It is my honor to be a part of Cerro Coso's diverse, student-centered community with exceptional faculty and staff at its core. Thank you for entrusting your hopes and dreams to Cerro Coso Community College."