Cerro Coso Community College

Coordinates: 35°24′35.03″N 118°58′24.04″W / 35.4097306°N 118.9733444°W / 35.4097306; -118.9733444

Cerro Coso Community College
Cerro Coso Community College-iwv.jpg
TypePublic Junior College
PresidentJill Board
Administrative staff
200+ [1]
3000 College Heights Boulevard
Ridgecrest, California 93555 USA
CampusDistrict, 18,000 square miles (47,000 km2)
AffiliationsKern Community College District

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. The college also has an Incarcerated Student Education Program in two locations, the California City Correctional Facility and Tehachapi California Correctional Institution.


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 clubs:[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 2010-02-01.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link) Educational Master Plan Retrieved 2010-02-01
  2. ^ California, State of. "California Community Colleges Chancellor's Office - Data Mart". datamart.cccco.edu. Retrieved 3 October 2017.
  3. ^ "Cerro Coso Community College - Main website". Cerrocoso.edu. Retrieved 2009-03-25.
  4. ^ "Indian Wells Valley Campus". Cerrocoso.edu. Retrieved 2009-03-25.
  5. ^ "SGCC Clubs". Indian Wells Valley. Retrieved 2013-01-10.
  6. ^ "Kern River Valley Campus". Cerrocoso.edu. Retrieved 2009-03-25.
  7. ^ "South Kern Campus". Cerrocoso.edu. Archived from the original on 2009-02-24. Retrieved 2009-03-25.
  8. ^ "Eastern Sierra College Center". Cerrocoso.edu. Retrieved 2009-03-25.
  9. ^ "South Gateway Student Apartments". Mammothstudentapartments.org. Archived from the original on 2013-05-09. Retrieved 2013-06-17.

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