Professional Development

The Professional Development Program offers Cypress College employees opportunities for professional growth in community college demographics and governance, adult and basic skills pedagogy, SLO assessment, wellness, and/or technology training.

Opportunities for Equivalent Unit Credit

Some Cypress College seminars of 10 hours or more in length, such as the New Faculty Seminar, have been approved by the North Orange County Community College District Human Resources for equivalent unit credit for advancement on the United Faculty or CSEA pay scale. For specific information on the use of equivalent unit credit for advancement, see the employee contracts whose links are found in the column to the left. All contract requirements and limitations apply.

Although equivalent unit credit is not an option for adjunct faculty per the Adjunct Faculty United Contract, adjunct instructors who complete these seminars or training will receive a certificate of completion from Cypress College Professional Development to add to their resumes.

District Employee Contracts & Administrative Procedures Relating to Advancement

Note:  All employees must file a request for approval BEFORE they take courses or complete a professional development activity that they want to be used for salary advancement. The only exception are the pre-approved seminars offered by Cypress College Professional Development.

For more information or clarification on filing a request for salary placement advancement and the appropriate form, contact the District Office of Human Resources at or call (714) 808-4810.


To register for a campus or district sponsored workshop, series, or event, use the District-wide Staff Development Registration Calendar available via myGateway.

Submit Your Workshop Proposal

All members of the college community are invited to submit a workshop proposal for inclusion on the District-wide Staff Development Registration Calendar. Cypress College Professional Development Committee will review and approve  workshop proposals. Remember that all off-campus speakers must be approved by the Instruction Office.

  1. Download and complete the Proposal for Cypress College Professional Development Activity. Email the form to
  2. The Professional Development Committee will review your proposal. The Committee meets every 2nd and 4th Monday whenever classes are in session.
  3. After approval, please contact the Facilities Office at ext. 47388 to reserve a room on campus.
  4. As soon as a room has been reserved, please notify the Professional Development Office ext. 47326 so that the event can be advertised on the Professional Development website and on the District-wide Staff Development Registration Calendar.


Library/Learning Resource Center (L/LRC), Room 135

Contact Information

T: (714) 484-7326