President's Message

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Welcome to Cypress College!

       It is my pleasure to present our 2019-2020 College Catalog, which will be one of many helpful tools available to you as you navigate your way toward personal and academic success at Cypress College. We are so happy that you have joined us at one of California's premier community colleges.
       Many of you are coming to college for the first time, and may even be the first in your families to attend college. Some of you may be returning to our college, or finding your way back after a long absence. We understand that this is a big step and navigating your way as a college student while balancing your life, family, and finances can often feel intimidating. I want to assure you that not only have you made a good choice to attend Cypress College, but we are here to help you succeed. With 73 academic degrees and 176 certificate options to choose from, we are here to help you find a pathway best suited for your own academic and career goals.
        I arrived at Cypress College in 2017 to find a welcoming environment that is focused on achievement and success. It is my hope and goal that you experience Cypress College in the same way. I want to remind you that college success is a journey of self-discovery, underscored by deep learning and skills building. Learning may feel scary and uncomfortable at times, earmarked by moments of great discovery and enlightenment. Do not be afraid of the challenge; that is how you know you are growing!
        You are not expected to know everything on day one, but you can maximize your experience here by visiting our many student support services, including our counseling and guidance services, tutoring and study skills classes, and by making an appointment to meet with financial aid and student health representatives. This catalog is your guide to accessing our support services, and we hope you will refer to it often. And remember, our outstanding faculty are committed to helping you succeed, so please embrace their guidance and expertise, attend instructor office hours, and never feel that any question is too small to receive an answer. In short, you matter to us, and we want to hear from you!
        You'll notice a lot of construction going on this year with a new Science, Engineering, and Math Building and a state-of-the-art Veterans Resource Center being built near the campus pond. We are proud of our efforts to bring Cypress College closer to a neutral carbon footprint and supporting our community by being good stewards of our environment. We hope you will find our campus a clean, safe, and inviting place in which to study, learn, and engage with other students.
        In closing, I want to say to all students, new and returning, that we are so pleased you have chosen to become a Cypress College Charger. We invite you to keep current with all of our events and student activities by following us on Facebook and Twitter. You are joining a rich history of previous students, alumni, faculty, and staff who have been part of this special place we call Cypress College. We are invested in your success; it is our responsibility. We share this with a saying: Buen Cypress. It means that we as a campus community take this journey together.

We wish you a great year of academic and personal success!

JoAnna Schilling, Ph.D.
President

NORTH ORANGE COUNTY COMMUNITY COLLEGE DISTRICT

1830 W. Romneya
Anaheim, California 92801
(714) 578-8400

Board of Trustees

Stephen T. Blount
Jeffrey P. Brown
Barbara Dunsheath
Leonard L. Lahtinen
Molly McClanahan
M. Tony Ontiveros
Jacqueline Rodarte
Cypress College Student Trustee: Ester Plaudjian
Fullerton College Student Trustee: Pascual Castillo