Student Success

Students Encouraged to Enroll/Register for the Spring Mid-Term!

Spring mid-term classes begin April 14 and there is still time for students to enroll at Compton College. Or, for students already enrolled, the mid-term offers a great way to pick up a needed class or two! This is the perfect opportunity for students to complete a class requirement during the current academic year.

Students are encouraged to register for Spring 2018 mid-term classes as soon as possible.

Students may apply and register online, 24 hours per day via MyECC on the Compton College website A listing of the newly added classes is available at:

Now Accepting Applications for Summer and Fall 2018

Now Accepting Applications for Summer and Fall 2018

All new students qualify for early registration if they complete the Steps to Enrollment by April 30, 2018. For local high school seniors, priority registration is available to students who will graduate in 2018 and reside within the Compton Community College District (Centennial High, Compton Senior High, Dominguez High, King/Drew Medical Magnet, Locke (Alain Leroy) High, Lynwood High, Paramount High).

APPLY FOR ADMISSION – New students must complete an application.
ORIENTATION – All new students must participate in an orientation session online or in person.
ASSESSMENT/TESTING – Assessment testing must be completed prior to registering for classes.
EDUCATIONAL PLAN – Students must meet with a counselor prior to registration to develop an educational plan.

Please encourage students to apply early! For more information on the Steps to Enrollment, students should visit

2018 Tartar Success Student Leadership Conference: Leadership in Action

2018 Tartar Success Student Leadership Conference: Leadership in Action

The second annual Tartar Success Student Leadership Conference is scheduled for Thursday, April 5, from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Compton College students will hear from distinguished scholars, entrepreneurs, and community leaders about leadership "on the ground." The featured speakers for this year's conference are Kiana Webb, chief executive officer of Webb Family Enterprises, and Audrey Dow, senior vice president of Campaign for College Opportunity.

The Tartar Success Student Leadership Conference is designed to motivate and inspire Compton College students. All participants will learn strategies to develop their roles as leaders at Compton College and in their communities. Students are asked to RSVP online at

Compton College faculty members are invited to participate in an informal and interactive session to gain insights on the impact of his or her teaching on student development. This session will be led by Paula Brown, co-coordinator for 3CSN's Equity Community of Practice and faculty member at Los Angeles Harbor College.

2018 Commencement Student Speaker Search

Compton College is accepting applications for the 2018 commencement student speaker! Do you know of a student in the class of 2018 who has a gift for public speaking? Please encourage him or her to apply in the Office of Student Life. The application deadline is April 6.

Girls and Women in Technology Conference April 20

Even though women make up nearly half of the labor market today, they are overwhelmingly underrepresented in technical and trade industries across the United States. Women make up just 30 percent of manufacturing employees, 9 percent of construction workers and only 6 percent of welders and equipment maintenance service workers—all industries that offer plenty of employment opportunities, decent wages and competitive benefits.

Compton College offers job training in many of these fields and wants to help more females explore career opportunities they may not have considered. That is why the college is hosting a free "Girls and Women in Technology Conference" from 8:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on April 20, 2018. Female students and members of the community who are interested in exploring non-traditional careers are invited to attend. Registration begins at 8:00 a.m. in the Gymnasium, followed by a variety of workshops conducted in the Vocational Technology Building. Read More...

Molina Healthcare Donates to Compton College Promise Program

One-Year of Enrollment Fees Will Be Paid for Local High School Graduates
High school graduates from the Compton, Lynwood and Par3amount Unified School Districts will benefit from the nearly $300,000 donation Molina Healthcare recently made to Compton College. The donation will help fund the Compton College Promise program, which covers the cost of one year of enrollment fees at the community college. The Compton College Promise will begin in fall 2018 for Compton Unified School District graduates. . Read More (pdf) ...

Pamela Richardson Honored as Teacher of the Year by American Welding Society

Dedicated to her trade and passionate about using her teaching talents to pay it forward, Pamela Richardson is helping Compton College students achieve more than they believed they could. "I find that it is most rewarding when some of my students who did not think they could attend and survive college, let alone attain a degree, actually complete these dreams and become employed in high-paying jobs," said Richardson, a welding instructor at Compton College. Her work was recently recognized and celebrated when the American Welding Society named Richardson Teacher of the Year worldwide. The organization serves more than 73,000 members globally and is comprised of 22 districts with 250 sections and student chapters. Read More...

Compton College Welcomes New Managers and Faculty

Compton College is pleased to welcome Lynell Wiggins as the new director of Adult Education and Workforce Development; Octavio Salas, Jr. as the new assistant director of Facilities, Planning and Operations; and Shaun Cook joins the faculty as a chemistry instructor. Read More...

Student Health Center Offers Mental Health Counseling

Compton College is now offering mental health counseling services for enrolled students. A clinical psychologist is available on campus in the Molina Health Center to offer support to students dealing with stress, depression, anxiety, anger, relationships and family issues, sleep disorders and addictions. The spring hours for mental health counseling services are Wednesdays from 1:00 to 5:00 p.m. and Thursdays from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Students may call to schedule a FREE and confidential appointment by calling 844-577-9337.

Stay Informed about Tartar Athletics News

The Compton College Athletics Program has a newly designed website featuring up-to-date information about all of the eleven sports that make up Compton College's athletic program. Get the latest news about student-athletes, schedules, rosters, stats, archives, and more. Visit for the latest sports news!

District News

Keith Curry Named Administrator of the Year

Keith Curry, CEO of the Compton Community College District and president of Compton College, was recently named recipient of the 2018 Harry Buttimer Distinguished Administrator Award. It is the most prestigious award given by the Association of California Community College Administrators (ACCCA), and was presented to Curry at the ACCCA Conference in Santa Rosa, Calif., on February 22. Read More...

Compton Community College District Board Meeting Scheduled for April 17

The next meeting of the Compton Community College District Board of Trustees is scheduled for Tuesday, April 17 at 5:00 p.m. in the Board Room.

All regular session Board meetings are open to the public. Closed session begins at 4:00 p.m.

The Board Agenda is posted 72 hours in advance of the meeting. Agendas are posted on the BoardDocs website under the "Meetings" tab at:

Other News

Compton College Faculty Achieve Professional Success

In addition to helping students achieve academic success, Compton College faculty and staff members are enjoying successes of their own on other professional projects. Their work outside of the classroom does a lot to enrich the Compton College student experience overall. Here is a look at some of their most recent accomplishments: Read More...

Share your news!

We know there is no shortage of good news happening with faculty and staff at Compton College, so keep us in the loop about your accomplishments. Please email your news items to Heather Parnock at

Campus Calendar

April 5 Tartar Success Student Leadership Conference
LA County Public Safety Career Youth Program Orientation Event
April 7-13 Spring Recess (no classes)
April 9-12 Northern California University Tour
April 14 First Day of Spring Mid-Term Classes
April 20 Girls & Women in Technology Conference
May 2 Grad Fair at the Bookstore
May 7 Summer 2018 Registration Appointment Info Available
May 10 Senior Day
May 11 Last Day to Drop with "W"
May 17 Athletics Awards Banquet
May 19 Upward Bound Senior Luncheon
May 20 Academic Awards Tea
May 23 Compton College Promise Night
May 24 FYE Year-End Celebration
CalWORKS Recognition Banquet
May 28 Memorial Day Holiday (campus closed)
Music Department Recital
May 31 SRC Recognition Reception
EOPS/CARE Spring Banquet