Student Success

Winter & Spring 2018 Registration Begins Soon

Winter and Spring 2019 are just around the corner! Compton College's winter term begins January 3, 2019 and the spring semester begins February 9, 2019. Winter online registration begins November 20 and Spring registration begins December 4. Students should check MyECC regularly for registration appointment information.

Winter term provides a great opportunity for students to get ahead in their educational plan and complete up to seven units in five weeks! The winter term is perfect for helping students graduate sooner, improve a GPA, repeat an essential course, and lighten the course load for spring, as well as satisfy any prerequisites.

All students are encouraged to register early for the best class selection. Students may register online at by clicking on MyECC. Although campus will be closed for winter recess December 24 through January 1, online registration is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week. The schedule of classes, in both digital and searchable formats, is available on the Web at

Financial aid and scholarships are available to help students pay for college. For more information about grants and scholarships, and to receive assistance with the application process, contact the Financial Aid Office, Room E-17, at 310-900-1600, Ext. 2935.

Compton College Partnerships Result in GEAR UP Grant Awards

In an effort to build and strengthen a local college-going culture and improved access to higher education, Compton College established two new partnerships that resulted in the U.S. Department of Education awarding two seven-year Gaining Early Awareness and Readiness for Undergraduate Program (GEAR UP) grants to benefit Compton Unified School District (CUSD) students. The program provides grants to states or partnerships to provide early intervention support services and scholarships to a cohort of students in low-income schools, following them from seventh grade through their first year in secondary education. The funding period for both grants began on Oct. 1, 2018. Read More...

Meet the New Student Trustee: Ted Somers

Meet the New Student Trustee: Ted Somers

The new student trustee for the Compton Community College District (CCCD) is Long Beach resident Ted Somers, who was appointed to represent the students of Compton College on the District's Board.

As the student trustee, Somers will attend all Board meetings, discuss student-related issues, and receive all materials presented to the members of the CCCD Board of Trustees, except for closed session issues. It is also the student trustee's responsibility to make regular reports to the Associated Student Body and at other public forums held on behalf of Compton College students as it relates to the business of the District.

"I was interested in becoming the student trustee because I want to help address and improve issues that students are concerned about," said Somers. "Sometimes students express concerns among themselves and nothing gets done about it. I can contribute, from the student's point of view, important factors that will help frame policies that will support student success." Read More...

Introducing the 2018-19 Associated Student Body Officers

Introducing the 2018-19 Associated Student Body Officers

Compton College students elect the college's Associated Student Body (ASB) Officers annually and the college is pleased to introduce the ASB officers for the 2018-19 academic year. Through weekly meetings open to all students, the elected officers coordinate student activities, determine how ASB funds will be allocated, and represent student views on important Compton College issues. Read More...

Accreditation News

CCCD Resolution Regarding Conclusion of Partnership on June 7, 2019

The Compton Community College District Board of Trustees approved Resolution No. 10-16-2018A at its October 16, 2018 meeting terminating the agreement dated November 30, 2016. Effective June 7, 2019, at 11:59 p.m., the partnership agreement between the Compton Community College District and the El Camino Community College District will come to end. At this time, Compton College will operate as an independent college under the authority of the Compton Community College District Board of Trustees. Read more ...

District News

Applications Being Accepted for CCCD Citizens' Bond Oversight Committee

The Compton Community College District (CCCD) is currently accepting applications for consideration in serving on the Citizens' Bond Oversight Committee. Applications are available in the District's Office of the CEO or online at The application deadline is 12:00 p.m. on Friday, November 30, 2018.

The CCCD is seeking applicants who represent the following constituencies: a member who is a resident of the district and active in a bona fide taxpayers organization; a member of the community at large who is a resident of the district; and an enrolled student who is active in a community college support group, such as student government.

To qualify for appointment, a member must meet the criteria listed in one of the above categories. A member cannot be an employee, official, contractor, consultant, or vendor of the Compton Community College District. Elected officials are also disqualified from service on the committee. As outlined in Education Code Section 15278, the Citizens' Bond Oversight Committee informs the public concerning the District's expenditure of revenues received from the sale of bonds authorized by the voters. More information on the role of the committee, as well as an application, can be found by visiting:

Applications should be submitted to Keith Curry, CEO of the Compton Community College District, at 1111 E. Artesia Boulevard, Compton, CA 90221. For more information, call 310-900-1600, Ext. 2000.

Compton Community College District to Provide Cosmetology Program at Paramount Adult School

The Compton Community College District (CCCD) and the Paramount Unified School District (PUSD) have partnered to provide a new Cosmetology Program at Paramount Adult School beginning in spring 2019.

At its Oct. 16, 2018 meeting, the CCCD Board of Trustees approved a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) and Interim Facilities Use Agreement between the two educational institutions. A ribbon cutting ceremony for the new Cosmetology Program took place on Oct. 11, 2018 at the Paramount Adult School. "The Compton Community College District is excited to partner with the Paramount Unified School District to offer a comprehensive Cosmetology Program, which will expand the Career and Technical Education pathway at Compton College and provide training for viable career options for the communities served by the Paramount Adult School," said Nicole J. Jones, CCCD Board of Trustees president. Read more ...

Bonds Issued to Fund New Construction at Compton College

On October 17, 2018, the Compton Community College District (CCCD) issued $50.4 million in general obligation bonds. The issuance is comprised of the $12.4 million Election 2002 Measure CC, Series 2018E and $38.0 million Election 2014 Measure C, Series 2018A bonds. The bonds priced at an all-in true interest cost of 4.299%. The CCCD Board of Trustees previously approved the sale of the bonds at its September 11, 2018 meeting. The bond proceeds will be used to upgrade and modernize facilities on the Compton College campus. Read more ...

Facilities News

Compton College Campus Makes Steady Transformation with New Construction and Renovations

Thanks to the successful passage by voters of two general obligation facilities bonds, the Compton Community College District (CCCD) has achieved significant milestones in the facilities upgrades and new construction at the Compton College campus according to its 2012 Facilities Master Plan and 2017 Comprehensive Master Plan. In November 2002, the CCCD sought and won voter approval of Measure CC, authorizing the issuance of $100 million in general obligation bonds to upgrade classrooms, labs, infrastructure, and instructional equipment, while making much-needed health and safety repairs and energy efficiency improvements. In November 2014, voters in the Compton Community College District approved Measure C, a $100 million facilities bond designed to make technology and safety upgrades campuswide. Read More...

CCCD Publishes Citizens' Bond Oversight Committee Annual Report

The Compton Community College District (CCCD) Citizens' Bond Oversight Committee's 2016-2017 Annual Report will be presented to the CCCD Board of Trustees at its October 16, 2018 meeting.

The Annual Report is available on the CCCD website at:

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Other News

Faculty and Staff Invited to Real #114: Housing and Food Insecurity Conference

Compton College will host the "Real #114 Housing and Food Insecurities" conference on December 7, 2018. The conference will focus on housing and food insecurities for college students throughout the country and in the communities we serve, and explore how faculty can support students and provide the basic necessities they need to be successful. Discussions at the conference will address the following questions:

  • What is the profile of our student community?
  • What are students struggling with?
  • How does the struggle impact students and create barriers to their educational success?

Other topics for discussion will include enrollment changes based on a shift in demographics, retaining students who have pressing economic needs, and serving students adequately when the college itself has limited resources.

The event is free for Compton College faculty and staff. Other California Community Colleges will have the opportunity to bring a team of up to five individuals to Real #114 Conference at a cost of $600 per team. The keynote speaker is Sara Goldrick-Rab, professor of higher education policy and sociology at Temple University and founder of the Wisconsin HOPE Lab. The Real #114 Conference promises to be an incubator of local, regional, and statewide strategies to support students in need at our campuses.

Registration is FREE for Compton College faculty and staff and includes a continental breakfast, conference sessions and lunch. Register here today.

News Student Success Banners Enhance Campus Environment

New decorative banners were recently installed around campus featuring photos of students. This is what success looks like! The banners showcase actual Compton College students – graduates, transfer students, and students who have overcome obstacles to achieve their educational goals. All of the students on these banners have been featured at one time or another in Compton College marketing and promotional materials or in stories published in local news outlets. Additional banners will be added soon identifying Compton College as a LGBTQ+ and DACA supportive campus. The banners also feature the themes: "Create your success story!" and "California's 114th Community College."

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

November 8 HBCU Fair
November 12 Veterans Day – Campus Closed
November 13 Compton College "Taste of Thanksgiving"
November 16 Last Day to Drop with "W" for Fall Semester
November 18 Mozel Sanders "Thanksgiving Dinner"
November 20 Registration Begins for Winter 2019 Session
November 20 Tartar Talks
November 22-23 Thanksgiving Holiday – Campus Closed
November 29 FYE Holiday Social
December 4 Registration Begins for Spring 2019 Semester
December 6 EOPS/CARE "CARE for Kids" Holiday Event
December 7 Real #114 Housing and Food Insecurities Conference
December 7 Blood Drive and Marrow Donor Match
December 14 Fall Semester Ends
December 14 Deadline to Submit FAFSA/CA Dream Act Application for Fall 2019
December 24, 2018 - January 1, 2019 Winter Recess
January 3, 2019 Winter Session Begins