Welcome to Citrus College

Superintendent/President's Message

Welcome to Citrus College! Whether you are a new, returning or continuing student, I congratulate you on making the wise decision to pursue your academic goals.

As you know, statistics show that a college education can advance your career, increase your income and provide you with better job security. At the same time, it can provide you with opportunities to learn and grow, both personally and academically. The knowledge you gain and personal fulfillment you experience as a college student will benefit you throughout your life.

By enrolling in classes at Citrus College, you have embarked on a journey toward a brighter future, and this catalog will serve as your road map. Within these pages, you will find information to help you navigate our outstanding academic programs and student services, which include several exciting new programs of study. As you explore this publication, you will see that Citrus College is committed to your success.

Our efforts to increase college completion rates have resulted in another year of record-breaking numbers. During the 2015-2016 academic year alone, Citrus College awarded 2,954 associate degrees, facilitated the transfer of over 1,100 students to four-year colleges and universities and awarded 1,351 certificates of achievement. Because of these impressive statistics, we have earned the reputation as a state and national leader in higher education.

Citrus College has received many honors for helping students succeed academically and personally, including ranking amongst the state’s top 10 for the number of associate degrees for transfer awarded; listed as number one in the nation for awarding the highest number of associate degrees in fine and performing arts to Hispanic students; and ranked 12th in the U.S. for associate degrees awarded to Hispanic students. Citrus College has also been recognized as a “Military Friendly School” By GI Jobs Magazine for seven consecutive years.

While Citrus College has much to offer students, our greatest assets are our faculty and staff. These talented and knowledgeable individuals are committed to helping you every step of the way. I encourage you to talk to your instructors, visit an advisor or counselor and get to know our support staff. Discover for yourself what it is that makes Citrus College so special!

On behalf of the entire Citrus College community, I wish you a productive and successful academic journey.

Geraldine M. Perri, Ph.D.