Student Success

Spring 2019 Peak Registration Assistance through February 22

Welcome to the spring 2019 semester! The last day students can add classes is Feb. 22. Peak Registration office hours are as follows:

Compton College Transition in Action

Compton College has completed a significant milestone in the El Camino College/Compton College transition process and is pleased to announce that our CCCApply Applications for Summer 2019 and Fall 2019 at Compton College are now OPEN!

Compton College's new Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) System/Student Information System (SIS) went live January 10, 2019. The system will manage admissions, registration, and financial aid for Compton College.

Please encourage students to apply now for summer and fall 2019!

Student Accepted to Prestigious Community College to PhD Scholars Program

Meet the New Student Trustee: Ted Somers

Compton College sociology major Anthony Onwuegbuzia is one of only 27 students accepted last fall to the UCLA-sponsored Community College to PhD (CC2PhD) Scholars Program—an introductory- level social science research and PhD preparation program.

While Onwuegbuzia is currently completing his associate degree for transfer, he is also actively conducting research that will prepare him for competitive undergraduate research programs, as well as develop PhD preparation knowledge to become a viable and competitive PhD applicant in the future. His ultimate career goal is to become a sociology professor at a four-year university. Read More...

Students Selected to Study with NASA Scientists and Engineers at JPL

Students Selected to Study with NASA Scientists and Engineers at JPL

Compton College students Diana Fregoso-Sanchez, Horacio Iturriaga, and Tori Barron Yates spent four days in early fall at Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) in Pasadena, California, participating in the NASA Community College Aerospace Scholars (NCAS) onsite experience. They were among more than 300 community college students from across the country selected to take part in the program, which offers a summer and spring session each year.

"Going to JPL through the NCAS program was one of the most enjoyable things I've done in college so far," said Iturriaga, who is a mechanical engineering major hoping to someday work in automobile design. "I'm so grateful for the opportunity to be exposed to a real world engineering operation. I never expected to be introduced to this type of program and learning experience." Read More...

Compton College Speech and Debate Team Wins Top Honors

Compton College Speech and Debate Team Wins Top Honors

Eight Compton College speech and debate students recently competed at the Pacific Southwest Collegiate Forensics Association Championship tournament held at Mount San Antonio College where 39 community colleges and universities were represented at the competition. Debate topics included the United States Federal Government ceasing all ties with Saudi Arabia, a thriving economy versus a thriving environment, and corrupt government versus no government at all.

Prior to four of Compton College's parliamentary debate teams advancing to the final round, all teams debated in four rounds each covering a different social issue. In the final rankings, two teams earned gold—Harry Huh/Keenan Owens, and Stephanie Silva/Fabian Martinez-Cruz. Two additional teams achieved silver—Kayla Vaughn/Dwight Kaufman, and Karina Vazquez/Lucia Rivas took silver. Read More...

District News

CCCD Board Meeting Scheduled for February 19

The next meeting of the Compton Community College District Board of Trustees is scheduled for Tuesday, February 19 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:

New Police Chief Takes Oath of Office

The Compton Community College District (CCCD) held a swearing-in ceremony for the new Compton College Police Chief Ramund Box at its regular Board of Trustees meeting on Jan. 15, 2019. Compton Community College District Board of Trustees President Dr. Deborah Sims LeBlanc administered the oath of office.

Compton College Police Chief Box assumed the position effective Jan. 1, 2019. The chief of police plans, coordinates, directs and supervises the daily operations and activities of the Compton Community College District Police Department, and oversees the district-wide emergency preparedness programs. Read more ...

Other News

Welcome New Faculty, Mangers and Classified Staff!

Welcome to the full-time new director of accounting, CTE Guided Pathways counselor and classified staff members who have recently joined the Compton Community College District and Compton College. Read more ...

Upcoming Year-End Events

Please submit all spring 2019 year-end events to the Office of Student Services for inclusion in the internal calendar of events. Send to

Event Participation Requests for President/CEO

President/CEO Keith Curry welcomes opportunities to share Compton College's ever-growing number of success stories to audiences both on and off campus, as his schedule permits.

In an effort to better coordinate speaking engagements, we ask that you please complete the Event Participation Request Form if you would like President/CEO Curry to participate in an event or program. To fill out the form, follow these simple steps:

  • Open the online form and download/save the PDF to your computer
  • Fill out the form using Acrobat
  • Save the form
  • Submit the form to the President/CEO's Office via the link at the bottom of the form, or print a copy and deliver it to the President/CEO's Office in the Administration Building.

Whenever possible, please submit requests at least four weeks in advance to allow for scheduling and planning.

Compton College Welcomes Partnership with St. John's Well Child and Family Center

Compton College Welcomes Partnership with St. John's Well Child and Family Center

The Compton College Student Health Center is now operated by our partner St. John's Well Child and Family Center. Through this new student health services agreement, the Student Health Center will be open 32 hours per week. The health care services provided to enrolled students include medical services, physical exams, behavioral health, vaccines, family planning, assistance with benefits enrollment, and more.

The Student Health Center is located in Room M-4, near the gymnasium and Campus Police. Appointments may be made in advance by calling 213-226-7480 or on a walk-in basis. The hours of operation are Monday, Tuesday and Thursday from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and 1-5 p.m., and Wednesday 11 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. and 4:00 - 7:30 p.m. Compton College students are assessed a $19 student health fee per semester and $16 per session (such as during the summer). More information online at

Safety Matters

Make sure you know what's happening at and around Compton College by following the Campus Police on NIXLE. Receive important information about Compton College related to safety, emergencies, alerts and advisories. You can follow your city of residence, too!

Sign up at today! It's quick, easy and secure. Or, follow these simple instructions to receive Nixle text messages:

1. Compose a text message to: 888777 (no dashes)
2. Text the following message: CECPD to receive alerts from Compton College

You will receive the following text message: "Thank you for signing up for El Camino College Police Department Alerts."

Think Safety! Please remember to lock doors and windows when not in your office. In addition, secure your phone and other personal belongings before you leave your office, even if it is just for a few minutes. For those on campus for evening classes and activities, please walk in groups and use the free campus courtesy shuttle at night. Be aware! Be safe!

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

February Financial Aid Awareness Month
Black History Month
February 15 Last day to drop and be eligible for a refund (first 8-week session)
February 18 Washington's Day Holiday Observed (campus closed)
February 22 Last day to add a class spring semester, drop and receive a refund and no notation on permanent record, challenge residency status
February 25 Active Enrollment Census
March 1 Last day to apply for graduation and certificates (spring)
March 9 Compton College/CCCD Job Fair