The Learning Assistance Center at our main campus in Ridgecrest, is located on the second floor, room 704, of the Learning Resource Center building. The LAC provides a variety of support services for students enrolled in academic and vocational courses. The campuses at KRV (Lake Isabella), EKC (Tehachapi), and ESCC campuses at Bishop and Mammoth also have combined LRC/LAC's with Tutoring and math and writing labs.
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!
The Math and Writing Labs provide an opportunity for students to work with math and writing faculty 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. 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
Much like the math and writing labs, drop in tutoring is designed to assist students with no appointment. This service is not a 1-to-1 experience; rather, it is an opportunity to get assistance with key issues you may be having with coursework or understanding concepts that are crucial to your success. Visit Drop-in Tutoring in Ridgecrest for more information.
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.
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.