Educational Excellence

Special Programs

Special Programs are campus wide specialized courses of study that support your academic and career goals in many unique ways.

  • (STEM)² Program: Cypress College currently has a partnership with California State University, Fullerton (CSUF), which is designed to increase student participation, persistence and success in the fields of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM).
    The (STEM)2 Program is intended to create opportunities for you to become more informed about science study and diverse career choices. This program will help you succeed in our science programs and prepare you to transfer to a four-year university.
    To apply for our (STEM)2 Program, please visit our STEM Website at
  • Honors / Service Learning: enrich your education, take small classes with service learning experiences, enhanced research opportunities and field trips.
  • International Students: we welcome your application to our college.
  • Learning Communities: make friends and academic connections taking paired classes.
  • Legacy Program: learn through collaborative activities drawn from the African-American experience.
  • Paraprofessional in Education: prepare to become a qualified Instructional Assistant.
  • Puente Project: gain skills and information to succeed while exploring the rich Latino culture.
  • Study Abroad: earn college credit while studying and traveling abroad.
  • Teacher Preparation & Education Programs: get started with teaching as a career.
  • Tech Prep: combine your secondary and college education in selected Career Technical Education (CTE) programs.
  • University Transfer Achievement Program: get a comprehensive introduction to college life, enroll in linked, and attend field trips.

Programs Spotlight

Culinary Arts
Culinary Arts

Epicure to etiquettes, to gourmet cookery and garde manger, our Culinary Arts Program has something for you.