Instructional Support Services

Business and Computer Information Systems Lab

The Business and Computer Information Systems Lab is equipped with computers with a wide range of business application software. The Business and Computer Information Systems Lab (B-202) is available for business students who are concurrently enrolled in courses that require the use of the lab for enhancing and developing business skills. Please refer to the Class Schedule for hours of operation.

Normal Hours of Operation
Monday - Thursday 9 a.m. - 9 p.m.
Friday 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.

English as a Second Language Program

Cypress College offers transfer-level and degree-applicable courses for advanced foreign language learners of English. Some of the courses fulfill AA and AS degree General Education requirements as well as providing elective transferable units to CSU and UC systems. The highest level ESL course directly transitions to transfer-level composition. The courses integrate multiple language skills and U.S. culture and focus on preparing students for college-level reading and writing assignments and exams. Individualized lab assignments further build language skills. In addition, the ESL program offers elective courses for additional skill-building in grammar, reading, listening, speaking, and pronunciation. Finally, the Cypress College ESL Department is the first in the state to offer Guided Pathways ESL Milestone certificates which recognize the advanced language competency and success of ESL students to complete ESL coursework and prerequisite courses in their educational pathways.

Library and Learning Resource Center

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First Floor Academic Support

Learning Resource Center (LRC)

The Learning Resource Center offers students access to a computer lab where they may access the Internet, software applications (Microsoft Office) and course-specific software and materials assigned by their instructors. Students may also use a broad variety of academic support materials placed in the LRC by instructors. Some assistance using computers and applications is provided. Electrical power, data and wireless connectivity is also available for students with personal laptop computers. The L/LRC has laptops available for students to checkout.

Normal Hours of Operation
Monday - Thursday 8 a.m. - 8:45 p.m.
Friday 8 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Saturday, Sunday and Holidays Closed

Individual Tutoring is available in the LRC at no cost to CC students. To schedule an appointment with a tutor, call (714) 484-7183. Normal hours of operation vary depending on tutor availability.

Tutors Are Available
Monday - Thursday 9 a.m. - 7 p.m.
Friday 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Saturday, Sunday and Holidays Closed

Free online tutoring is also available for up to seven hours per semester. For access, click the LRC online tutoring link on the College’s home page.

The English Success Center (ESC) LRC-126

The English Success Center (ESC) provides students with free learning opportunities designed to improve academic reading and writing skills. The ESC Center is staffed by trained tutors as well as Cypress College faculty. The ESC offers directed learning activities (DLAs), faculty-led workshops, and informal learning groups. Additionally, students may use ESC computers to work on their course assignments. Limited drop in English and ESL tutoring is available. For more information please call (714) 484-7000 x48089.

Normal Hours of Operation
Monday - Thursday 9 a.m. - 7 p.m.
Friday 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Saturday, Sunday and Holidays Closed

Math Learning Center (MLC) Room 127

The MLC provides students assistance in solving problems and in understanding concepts in mathematics and some math-based science concepts. Resources include an array of math textbooks, calculators, math solutions manuals and computer applications. Students receive free tutorial assistance with DLAs, eDLAs, group tutoring and workshops from math faculty or peer tutors on a first-come, first-served basis. For more information call (714) 484-7193.

Normal Hours of Operation
Monday - Thursday 8 a.m. - 8 p.m.
Friday 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Saturday, Sunday and Holidays Closed

Second Floor Instructional Support


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Note: Remote access to the library catalog is available through the website. Remote access to the databases or the text-a-librarian service is available to currently enrolled Cypress College students. Please see a librarian or the website for assistance.

The Library maintains a collection of approximately 68,000 books, periodical subscriptions, CDs and DVDs. Databases provide access to selected full-text newspaper, magazine, e-books and journal articles. Students have access to computers, copiers, printers, the Internet, the library catalog, and databases within the library building. The library has laptops available for students to check out.

Library Cards: A current student picture ID card serves as a Cypress College library card. Students must have a current Cypress College ID card in order to check out materials or look at reserve/textbook materials. The library has a textbook collection that can be used for two days or within the library. 

Group Study Rooms: Eight group study rooms are available. See staff at the reference desk to make a reservation no more than 7 days and no less than 24 hours in advance. Reservations are made on a first-come, first-serve basis for current students at Cypress.

Normal Hours of Operation
Monday - Thursday 7:30 a.m. - 9 p.m.
Friday 7:30 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Saturday, Sunday and Holidays Closed

Supplemental Instruction

The Supplemental Instruction (SI) Program provides opportunities for students to voluntarily participate in activity-based study group sessions for difficult classes. Typically, these sessions are held immediately after the class and it is recommended that students wishing to utilize this program should keep their schedules free at those times. For additional information, students should contact their instructor. These study groups are organized and facilitated by trained SI Leaders who are students who have successfully completed the classes in which SI is being offered. SI utilizes active learning strategies and group tutoring to help students understand, learn and remember difficult concepts from the curriculum.

Students who participate in SI study sessions report increased understanding of concepts and improved study and test-taking skills. Data shows that those students who participate will earn a half to a full grade higher than those who do not participate.

For more information about SI, call (714) 484-7323.