Counseling and Advising

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The mission of the Counseling department at Cerro Coso Community College is to support student success and completion through providing equitable, student-centered, and data-driven services in the areas of academic advising, counseling, career planning, and transfer preparation to students regardless of location or mode of delivery.

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To qualify for an early registration date, students need to complete all the steps of the following process:


Orientation provides you information about policies, procedures, graduation, and student resources and activities. 


Counselors and advisors provide assistance to students in education planning, transfer preparation, career exploration, and ongoing guidance to ensure your college journey is successful. Counselors can provide personal counseling as it relates to barriers that present challenges to your academic goals.


Advising is provided to ensure you are placed into the English and math class that is the best fit for you based on your high school transcripts or through the use of Guided Self-Placement.     

Student Education Plan

In order to save time and money and respond to rapid changes in requirements and prerequisites, it is necessary for a student to plan out their educational objectives. Meeting with a counselor or advisor to develop a Student Education Plan should be done within your first semester at Cerro Coso.

To set up an appointment to meet with a counselor either in person or by telephone, please call your home campus.

Contact Counseling

Ridgecrest (Main) Campus

(760) 384-6219

ESCC Bishop

(760) 872-1565

ESCC Mammoth Lakes

(760) 934-2875

East Kern: Tehachapi

(661) 823-4986

East Kern: Edwards AFB

(760) 384-6282

Kern River Valley

(760) 384-6395

CC Online

(760) 384-6219




If you received a hold error but have taken the necessary course at another institution, email an unofficial copy of your transcript showing successful completion (grade of "C" or better) of the equivalent prerequisite to Please include the following:

  1. Student Name
  2. Cerro Coso Student ID
  3. Contact number
  4. The course you are wishing to take