Cerro Coso's Ridgecrest Campus, except for the LRC, will REOPEN for students and the public at 1pm on Monday, July 22. The Child Development Center will continue normal hours of operation.

Cerro Coso Community College

Learning Resource Center Department Courses

Please note that college course and program curriculum is a process of continual change. Every effort is made to ensure the completeness and accuracy of the information below, but students should consult a counselor or the faculty chair for the most current details regarding course descriptions, course applicability to programs, and patterns of course offerings at each Cerro Coso Community College campus location. That a course does not showing a pattern of offerings does not mean it is not offered, only that it may be offered irregularly. Consult counseling or the faculty chair for more information.

Click on each course below for course details.

This class provides tutoring in various academic subjects, through a designated learning center to augment classroom instruction. The course requires a referral from a subject-area instructor, counselor, or Learning Assistance Center instructor. 54 hours open laboratory.

Offered in Ridgecrest, Bishop, Lake Isabella, and Mammoth Lakes every semester.

This course is designed to prepare students for the General Educational Development Examination (GED). Instruction is provided for all subject areas of the GED with emphasis on reading, writing, and mathematics and review of general science, humanities, and social studies. Instruction is tailored to student need based on instructor assessment. Students demonstrate progress and readiness for the GED through practice exams. 54 non- standard hours.

Offered in Ridgecrest, Bishop, Lake Isabella, and Mammoth Lakes every semester.

The purpose of tutor training is to develop tutoring methods and skills for students who plan to work as tutors. This training can be applied to International Tutor Certification Program requirements from College Reading and Learning Association. This course is open to any student; however, training does not ensure a student will be hired as a tutor. 10 hours lecture.

Advisory: CSCI C070, ENGL C070.

This course presents the fundamentals of the research process and documentation styles. The student is introduced to the organization of information in the library setting and learns to access information through the use of online catalogs and databases. The use of the Internet is covered with particular emphasis on evaluation of information contained in web pages. The course covers the use of printed and electronic reference materials and discusses legal and ethical issues of intellectual property including copyright, fair use, and plagiarism. 9 hours lecture/27 hours laboratory.

Offered online every semester, in Ridgecrest every Fall, and in Lake Isabella every Spring.

Course may be used as a general education course.

This course covers academic research and documentation, critical inquiry, and the impacts of living in an information society. The student is introduced to theoretical frameworks surrounding information organization, dissemination, access, evaluation, and creation while learning to navigate academic library collections. The use of the Internet is covered with particular emphasis on evaluation of information and the importance of media literacy. The course explores the social, psychological, and physiological aspects of living in an information-saturated society, as well as the legal and ethical issues of intellectual property. 54 hours lecture.

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