Cerro Coso Community College
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Cerro Coso Community College

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Cerro Coso Community College
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Type Public Junior College
Established 1973
President Jill Board
Administrative staff
200+ [1]
Students 4,620[2]
Address 3000 College Heights Blvd.
Ridgecrest, CA 93555
, Ridgecrest, California, USA
Campus District, 18,000 square miles (47,000 km2)
Affiliations Kern Community College District
Mascot Coyote
Website http://www.cerrocoso.edu/

Cerro Coso Community College is a community college in the Eastern Sierra region of Southern California. It was established in 1973 as a separate college within the Kern Community College District.[3] The college offers traditional and online courses and two-year degrees. The college serves an area of approximately 18,000-square-miles.[1] Cerro Coso has five instructional sites: Eastern Sierra Center Bishop & Mammoth, Indian Wells Valley, Kern River Valley, and South Kern.


Indian Wells Valley Campus

  • Indian Wells Valley: 3000 College Heights Blvd. Ridgecrest, CA 93555

The 420-acre (1.7 km2) Indian Wells Valley Campus (IWV) is located in the upper Mojave Desert near Ridgecrest, California, 160 miles (260 km) northeast of Los Angeles.[4] The IWV Campus is the largest of the Cerro Coso campuses. It serves a population of about 28,000.[1] The College serves the communities of Ridgecrest, China Lake, Inyokern, and Trona. This center provides educational services to military and civilian personnel on the base.


The Indian Wells Valley Campus currently has the following club(s) [5]

Kern River Valley Campus

Kern River Valley: 5520 Lake Isabella Blvd. Lake Isabella, CA 93240

The 150-acre (61 ha) Kern River Valley Campus is located in the Kern River Valley, within the town of Lake Isabella, California.

The Kern River Valley Campus serves the communities of Lake Isabella, Kernville, Wofford Heights, and Weldon.[6] It serves a population of about 5,000.

East Kern Campus

East Kern: 140 Methusa Ave. Bldg. 2453 - Edwards AFB, CA 93524

The 50-acre (20 ha) East Kern Campus is located at Edwards Air Force Base. The Campus serves a population of about 1,000. The College serves the communities of Edwards Air Force Base, Mojave, Boron, and California City as well as a number of other locations in San Bernardino and Kern counties.[7]

Eastern Sierra Campus

  • Bishop: 4090 W Line St. Bishop, CA 93514
  • Mammoth: 101 College Parkway Mammoth Lakes, CA 93546

The Eastern Sierra Campus serves Bishop, Mammoth Lakes, Big Pine, Lone Pine, Independence, Death Valley.[8] The Campus is one of the newest college centers, is a full service campus offering the opportunity to advance education by taking classes for transfer, fulfillment of career, technical education or simply for personal fulfillment.

ESCC- Mammoth Campus offers on-campus housing at South Gateway Student Apartments, owned and operated by Mammoth Lakes Foundation.[9]


  1. ^ a b c "Archived copy" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 2010-05-28. Retrieved . Educational Master Plan Retrieved 2010-02-01
  2. ^ California, State of. "California Community Colleges Chancellor's Office - Data Mart". datamart.cccco.edu. Retrieved 2017.
  3. ^ "Cerro Coso Community College - Main website". Cerrocoso.edu. Retrieved .
  4. ^ "Indian Wells Valley Campus". Cerrocoso.edu. Retrieved .
  5. ^ "SGCC Clubs". Indian Wells Valley. Retrieved .
  6. ^ "Kern River Valley Campus". Cerrocoso.edu. Retrieved .
  7. ^ "South Kern Campus". Cerrocoso.edu. Archived from the original on 2009-02-24. Retrieved .
  8. ^ "Eastern Sierra College Center". Cerrocoso.edu. Retrieved .
  9. ^ "South Gateway Student Apartments". Mammothstudentapartments.org. Retrieved .

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