Spring 2016 Class Schedule Available

Cypress College’s Schedule of Classes for Spring 2016 is now available in a variety of formats online and for sale in the campus Bookstore. Current students can locate their starting registration times in myGateway. Registration begins November 23, 2015.

In addition to the flip-book version above, the schedule of classes can also be downloaded as a traditional pdf file.

Classes begin the week of February 1, 2016. Late-start courses begin the weeks of February 16 and April 4, 2016.

Commencement will be held on May 27, 2016, and the semester officially ends the next day.

During the Spring 2016 semester, the college will hold spring recess from March 21-27, with the campus closed completely on Friday, March 25, 2016. The campus is also closed February 12-15, 2016, for the Presidents’ Holidays. Additional important dates are included on Page 1 of the class schedule.

Great California ShakeOut Drill on Thursday, October 15

Cypress College is participating in the Great California ShakeOut on Thursday, October 15, 2015. All members of the campus community will participate in the drill.

Two drills will be held, one at 10:15 a.m. and the second at 7:30 p.m. Nearly 10 million people statewide will participate in the morning drill. There will be no alarm to start the drill. An earthquake video will be synchronized for the campus to watch simultaneously (note: video embedded at top) at the times list above. After watching the video, and reviewing the talking points, all buildings are to be evacuated.

More information, including instructions, evacuation zones, etc., is available on the Emergency Preparation page of this site.

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‘Avenue Q’ Opens in Campus Theater for Two-Weekend Engagement

The musical “Avenue Q” is set to open Friday at Cypress College. The fall musical runs two weekends — October 16-18 and 23-25 — in the Campus Theater. Information and tickets are available at http://cypresscollegetheateranddance.com.

@Cypress caught up with the cast of the show on the stoop of their Avenue Q apartment. Check it out.

 

Cypress College Preparing for ShakeOut Drill, Holding Active-Shooter Training

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Cypress College is participating in the Great California ShakeOut on Thursday, October 15, 2015. All members of the campus community will participate in the drill. Two drills will be held, one at 10:15 a.m. and the second at 7:30 p.m. Nearly 10 million people statewide will participate in the morning drill. An earthquake video will be synchronized for campus viewing.

More information is available on the Emergency Preparation page. A link to the live video broadcast will be added during the week of the drill.

In light of the recent shooting at Umpqua Community College in Oregon, we have scheduled an active-shooter training on Tuesday, October 20. Cypress Police Department Lead Officer Wintersole will present “What to do in an active-shooter situation?” The presentation will include a question-and-answer session. Students, staff, and faculty are all welcome to attend. Because of limited space, an RSVP is required. Should the class fill other sessions will be scheduled following this date.

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Timely Warning: SCE Student at Cypress College Touched Inappropriately

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Timely Warning

October 1, 2015

A female student of the North Orange County Community College District School of Continuing Education (SCE), located at Cypress College, reported that a male suspect touched her inappropriately.

The student immediately reported the incident to SCE and Cypress College Campus Safety as well as to the Cypress Police Department. She reported that the incident took place at the tables just east of the Technical Education III building at about 11 a.m. today. She reported that she was among a group of students who were discussing food when the conversation became sexually charged. Over the course of the conversation, the suspect grabbed the victim inappropriately on the buttocks three different times, even after the victim asked him to stop. The victim then hit him with a water bottle and walked away, immediately reporting the incident.

The suspect was described as an African American male, in his 20s, 5′ 7″, short hair.

This incident is now under the investigation of the Cypress Police Department. Anyone with information is asked to call 714.229.6631. While this is believed to be an isolated incident, anyone who believes they are a victim of a similar incident should immediately contact Campus Safety or the Cypress Police Department.

Students and employees are reminded to report incidents or suspicious behavior to Campus Safety or Cypress Police immediately. Additionally, students are reminded that Campus Safety can be reached 24 hours a day, 7 days a week at 714.484.7387, and that it is important to program that number into their mobile phones for quick access.

Timely Warning: Man Aggressively Grabs Female Student’s Arm

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Timely Warning

September 30, 2015

A female student reported that a male aggressively grabbed her arm and yanked her as she walked across campus on Tuesday evening. The student pulled away and was able to leave the area unharmed. She reported the incident to Campus Safety and Cypress Police were immediately notified. After follow-up investigation, the Campus Safety Department determined that the campus community would benefit knowing the details if the incident.

This series of images shows the person believed to be involved in an incident in which a female student was forcefully grabbed.
This series of images shows the person believed to be involved in an incident in which a female student was forcefully grabbed.

On September 29, 2015, at approximately 5:35 p.m., the victim stated that she was walking from the L/LRC, through the Student Center, near the Campanile. She reported that as she entered Tech Ed 1, she heard a male voice in her right ear near.  She stated that the subject had approached her quickly from behind, but she did not observe him prior to opening the door at Tech Ed I.  The victim stated that the subject began to ask her questions such as “what is your name? Where are you going?” and then he stated “your hair is beautiful.”

The victim stated, she continued up the stairs then the subject sped up alongside her and continued asking her, “where are you going?”  The victim stated the subject then grabbed her left arm in the stairwell and tried to pull her towards him,  but she jerked away quickly and commanded him: “let me go.” She said she then continued up the stairs and pretended to go into the first classroom.  The victim stated the subject went downstairs and she observed him on South-side of the lobby of Tech Ed 1. The victim stated when the suspect was on the south side of the building she quickly went down the stairwell and out the north doors.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Campus Safety at (714) 484-7387. Imminent threats should be reported to 911.

Students and employees are reminded to report incidents or suspicious behavior to Campus Safety and/or Cypress Police immediately. Additionally, students are reminded that Campus Safety can be reached 24 hours a day, 7 days a week at (714) 484-7387, and that it is important to program that number into their mobile phones for quick access.

Cypress College issues Timely Warnings in accordance with the Jeanne Clery Disclosure Act. For more information, visit: http://www.cypresscollege.edu/administrative/campusSafety

2015 Annual Safety and Security Report Released in Compliance with the Clery Act

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Cypress College’s 2015 Annual Safety and Security Report is now available. The report meets the requirements of the Jeanne Clery Disclosure Act — which is intended to provide students and the public with access to information critical to their safety.

The Campus Safety Department prepares this report annually to comply with the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Crime Statistics Act. The report is prepared in cooperation with local law enforcement agencies near our main campus and the North Orange County Community College District Office.

The report can be viewed at: http://news.cypresscollege.edu/Documents/2015-Annual-Safety-and-Security-Report.pdf. The report is also provided in digital book formats for popular e-reading devices, including Kindle, the iPhone, iPad, and Nook.

Students are notified of the report’s availability via the campus website, the myGateway portal, and the College’s social media properties. If desired, paper copies of the report will be available through the Campus Safety Office.

If you see something, say something

Cypress College takes matters related to personal and campus safety seriously. Suspicious activity should be reported to Campus Safety and/or Cypress Police immediately. Providing such information may prevent someone else from becoming a victim. Campus Safety can be reached 24-7 at (714) 484-7387. All members of the campus community are encouraged to program the number into their mobile devices.

As part of our commitment to safety, Cypress College plans and implement drills each semester. When appropriate, Cypress College issues Timely Warnings in accordance with the Jeanne Clery Disclosure Act. For more information, visit: http://www.cypresscollege.edu/administrative/campusSafety.

The Clery Act

The Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act is a federal law that requires colleges and universities to disclose certain timely and annual information about campus crime and security policies. All public and private post secondary educational institutions participating in federal student aid programs are required to comply with it.

The law, originally enacted by Congress in 1990 as the Campus Security Act, was initiated by Howard and Connie Clery after their daughter Jeanne was tragically murdered at Lehigh University in 1986. Amendments to the Act in 1998 renamed it in memory of Jeanne Clery.

Timely Warning: Students Report Concerns About Man Offering Modeling Opportunity

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OFFICE OF CAMPUS COMMUNICATIONS

Timely Warning

September 25, 2015

Three Cypress College students have reported to Campus Safety that a man was aggressive and persistent in soliciting their interest in modeling for extra money. The students all declined, but told Campus Safety that he made them feel uncomfortable, and, in at least one case attempted to talk one of the students into getting into his vehicle.

While such activity is not a crime, Cypress College is alerting the campus community to these reports because the information may be helpful to students and employees in caring for their personal safety. The incidents took place on Thursday, September 24, 2015, and Monday, September 21, 2015. Each also occurred in the late afternoon.

The suspect was described as a white male, with blonde hair, and appearing to be in his early 30s. On both days, he was wearing a dark polo shirt. A picture of the vehicle he was driving on Thursday appears below. It had paper plates, and one of the students observed a pink baby car seat inside the pickup.

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Anyone with information is asked to contact Campus Safety at (714) 484-7387. Imminent threats should be reported to 911.

Students and employees are reminded to report incidents or suspicious behavior to Campus Safety and/or Cypress Police immediately. Additionally, students are reminded that Campus Safety can be reached 24 hours a day, 7 days a week at (714) 484-7387, and that it is important to program that number into their mobile phones for quick access.

Cypress College issues Timely Warnings in accordance with the Jeanne Clery Disclosure Act. For more information, visit: http://www.cypresscollege.edu/administrative/campusSafety

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Students Rate Cypress College Professors in Nation’s Top 20

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Students: your faculty are amazing! But — based on what you’ve been telling Rate My Professors — you already knew that.

For the fifth time in the past six years, Cypress College appears in the Top 25 Highest-Rated Colleges list produced by mtvU’s RateMyProfessors.com. Cypress College topped the list as the #1 faculty in the 2009-2010 academic year. The other three appearances were also in the top 10 — a strong indication of Cypress College’s consistence excellence in the classroom.

“Cypress College has some of the finest, qualified, passionate, and personable instructors,” one student wrote in reviewing the College. “[It’s] truly a lovely place with positive energy.”

Added another: “It’s one of the better community colleges compared to the other surrounding ones. I drive from LA county just to come here. I have not taken any class that I haven’t thoroughly enjoyed. The professors are great. The classes are cool. The students are pretty friendly all over.”

Because the honor applies to the Cypress College faculty as a whole, no individuals are named on the list. The ranking is based exclusively on student feedback.

“The rankings for best schools were determined by analyzing both professor ratings and campus ratings,” Rate My Professors said in a statement releasing this year’s lists. “Different from typical college rankings, this list is generated entirely from the input of the students themselves — providing an authentic overview of daily life at each respective school.”

According to the company’s release: “Owned and operated by MTV’s college network, mtvU, the site consists entirely of student-generated ratings of current or former professors, featuring more than 8,000 schools, 1.8 million professors and 15 million ratings. RateMyProfessors.com reaches 6 million college students on average each month.”

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Other notable 2015-16 recognitions include:

– #1 in the U.S. | Top Toyota T-TEN Auto-Tech Program in the Nation.

– #2 in C.A. | Top Two ESL & Basic Skills English Programs in California.

– #3 in C.A. | Ranked as a Top Three California Community College (Schools.com)

– #3 in the Region | Ranked Top Three in Greater Los Angeles & Orange County for Student Transfer and Graduation Rates (EdSmart.org)

– 15 of 113 | California Community Colleges piloting a Bachelor’s Degree (Mortuary Science)

– #17 in the U.S. | National Ranking on MTV-U’s website “Rate-My-Professor”

– Top National Licensure Exam Pass Rates | Perfect state licensure pass rates for students in the following programs: Dental Hygiene, Diagnostic Medical Sonography: Abdomen; Diagnostic Medical Sonography (OB/Gyn); Diagnostic Medical Sonography: Physics; and Mortuary Science: Sciences. 90+% state licensure exam pass rates for students in the following programs: Dental Assisting; Mortuary Science (Arts); Radiology Technology. And85%+ state licensure rates for students in: Health Information Technology; Nursing; and Psychiatric Technology.

– 2/3ds of the Class of 2015 qualified for transfer to a UC or CSU institution.

– 75 Orange Empire Athletics Conference Titles

– 25 California Community College Athletic Association State Championship Titles