Celebrating Cerro Coso Community College – Spotlight on Alec Griffin
February 1, 2020
Cerro Coso Community College is located in Downtown Tehachapi. Classes for this semester began Jan. 21, and some of the classes have spaces left if you meet their deadline. It's easy to go to their main office at 126 S. Snyder, just west of the football field. Their friendly and knowledgeable staff will help you enroll. (Modest charges apply per unit.)
Cerro Coso classes are increasing each year and now include exciting subjects such as Anthropology; Administration of Justice and Police Academy; art courses such as painting and ceramics; American Sign Language; Biology; Computer Coding; Computer Illustration; EMT (Emergency Medical Technician); Welding; Ethics and History of Mexico; General Education classes such as English, Math and others are offered as well and all are printed on a list available in their office.
This spotlight shines on Alec Griffin, Anthropology and Sociology professor. This brilliant man is inspiring. He grew up and worked at his family's large Hollister hog farm and studied at three California State Universities. He has two Masters degrees in Anthropology and Public Policy, and is working on a PhD. He came to Tehachapi for this Cerro Coso teaching opportunity and found our area to be beautiful with its mountains, natural scenes, open spaces and clean air. He trains for marathons here.
He has been in 38 countries and studied varied cultures all over the world. His favorite destination is Peru, a spiritual country with fascinating environments and extensive cultural history. He particularly enjoys cultural experiences and all the various kinds of people he has met.
This dedicated man is keenly interested in the future development of higher education opportunities here in Tehachapi. He also is energized by teaching at our California Correctional Institution and is impressed by the number of his students there who have turned their lives around through education and chosen a path to success.