Cypress College emphasizes education for the individual student. Excellence of instruction and individualized learning laboratories enhance the possibility for students to achieve their highest potential. In addition, a staff of tutors and full-time counselors provides instructional support and extensive guidance information to aid students in their choice of programs and classes. For the student who plans to complete a bachelors degree, the college provides a smooth transition from high school to colleges and universities.
The college is composed of 16 major instructional or instructional-support buildings located on a 110-acre site. The campus buildings contain conventional classrooms as well as laboratory facilities for science, art, computer technology, photography, automotive services, dental clinic, mortuary science, kinesiology, and other specialized programs. The college also provides opportunities for students with disabilities to be fully integrated into various college programs.