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Cerro Coso Community College

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Learning Assistance Center (LAC)

Welcome to Spring 2021

It is no secret that the Spring semester will not be your ordinary semester at Cerro Coso. We in the LAC hope that with predominantly online learning support programs and the following of protocols for visiting campus, we all will remain safe and benefit greatly. For the Fall term (August-December), the Learning Assistance Center will provide its core services online (Join the Online Services - Student Tutoring Canvas Page):

  • 1-to-1 and group tutoring (request an appointment using this form)
  • Math and Writing labs (please see our availability in Canvas)

Request one of these services using the LAC Services Request Form

Services offered on our physical campuses are as follow:

  • Ridgecrest campus: 1-to-1 tutoring, study space reservations (no computer access outside of printing), and CLEP Testing are available by request only. Appointments in the LAC are available on Mondays, Wednesday, and Thursdays from 9:00am-6:00pm
  • Lake Isabella: study space is available by request only

Please request an LAC service via the LAC Services Request Form

If you are in need of a computer, please request one using the Laptop Lending Form

Have Questions?

Connect with a LAC staff member via the Chat function on the LAC Student Tutoring Canvas page.

If you've scheduled an on-ground appointment

study-space reservation or 1-to-1 tutoring

You will be prompted to assist us with contact tracing. An easier way to do this is to download the Kern Community College District App to complete your coming-to-campus pre-screening, prior to appointments. Should you decide not to download and use the application, you may continue to complete the webform (

Contrary to what is shown below, exam proctoring, on-ground math and writing labs, and computer labs are not available on campus at this time.

Exam Proctoring

Exam Proctoring is available for both Cerro Coso courses and other institutions' courses. Proctored exams are required for select online courses. Proctoring is available free of charge at any Cerro Coso Community College campus for our distance learning courses. Exams must be scheduled at least one week in advance. You need your student ID number in order to schedule an exam. Parking fees apply.


Tutoring is available from trained peer tutors for almost every subject offered by the college. All Peer tutors have been selected by faculty and are trained in tutoring practices. Students may visit the LAC on their campus to make an appointment with a tutor or visit the Canvas tutoring page to request an appointment. Students should bring their assignments, homework, and questions to each appointment. Students should sign up for a tutor early in the semester to perform at their best throughout the semester!

Math and Writing Labs

The Math and Writing Labs provide an opportunity for students to work with math and writing faculty and peer tutors on a drop-in basis. When attending the labs, please bring your assignments, homework, and questions. The Math and Writing Labs are available to all students, not only math and writing students. The labs are great places to ask questions, work with other students who may be studying the same subject, and have the opportunity to work with your favorite professors and or tutors. Please check in to the computer near the labs with your student ID number (ex. @00######) and select “math and writing labs” and the course you are studying.

Math and writing labs are available at each campus

Computer Labs

Computer Labs may be used by registered Cerro Coso students for course work, printing papers, emailing, research, and online class work. Computers are equipped for study and for course work in computer, business, and graphic design classes.Printing cost is per page and students may purchase pages via the “Print Management” icon on the desktop.

CLEP Exams

Students may prepare for and take CLEP examinations in order to gain college credit for subjects in which the students can prove mastery. CLEP exams cost $112.00 unless the student is active military.


LAC Staff can be reached via email or zoom where available.

Sherri Windish
LAC Office Supervisor
Kelly Potten
LAC Technician
Tyson Huffman
LAC Coordinator
via Zoom