Educators Release New Handbook for Students Enrolling in College

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‘The ABC’S to starting at a California Community College’ helps students understand college enrollment process.

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serves as a resource, guide, and a tool to prepare in advance for community college

Author Bertha Barraza together with co-authors Miranda Angeles, Alex Cuatok and Monique Salgado have a diverse background as well as a wide understanding of what community college experiences are for students. Their collective background and experiences led them in writing “The ABC’S to starting at a California Community College” (published by Xlibris).

This student handbook serves as a guide for students on the process of enrolling in college. It includes 50 illustrations, helpful words, application questions, links to videos and important websites. It is divided into four sections, namely from the application to the first day of class, information regarding the cost, budget and resources for money, information on making a counseling appointment more effective and tips on asking counselors questions about student rights and responsibilities.

“There is no other guide for California Community Colleges available for students,” the authors say. “California Community Colleges (CCC) are the leading engines, which produce job skills for the workforce in California; but, many students do not understand the process of how to get started at a CCC. This handbook is a great resource to prepare students before they arrive to college.” Unfortunately, most students who apply to community colleges learn the process for the first time when they arrive to college and few know about the resources available to them. This handbook serves as a resource, guide, and a tool to prepare in advance for community college.”

An easy to read book, “The ABC’S to starting at a California Community College” hopes to help students in California community colleges enroll and attend college well prepared in order to meet their goals.

“The ABC’S to starting at a California Community College”
By Bertha Barraza
Hardcover | 8.5 x 11in | 58 pages | ISBN 9781503521582
Softcover | 8.5 x 11in | 58 pages | ISBN 9781503521599
E-Book | 58 pages | ISBN 9781503521605
Available at Amazon and Barnes & Noble

About the Authors
Dr. Bertha Barraza is an alumna from Riverside Community College, University of California Riverside, University of Southern California, and University of Phoenix. She has been a full-time faculty at Mt. San Jacinto Community College since January 2000.

Monique Salgado attended West Los Angeles College, where she was pursuing an English degree to write about fashion. However, she realized she wanted to earn an AA degree in Fashion Design and Merchandising and transfer to the Fashion Institute in Los Angeles, where she is scheduled to post her degree in September 2015.

Miranda Angeles attended Oceanside High School and California State University San Marcos. Miranda has been a counselor for nine years at Mt. San Jacinto College in various programs.

Alex Cuatok has been working at Mt San Jacinto College for 10 years and is currently the Student Success Coordinator. He also serves on various committees and is the Club Advisor for several student clubs.

Xlibris Publishing, an Author Solutions, LLC imprint, is a self-publishing services provider created in 1997 by authors, for authors. By focusing on the needs of creative writers and artists and adopting the latest print-on-demand publishing technology and strategies, we provide expert publishing services with direct and personal access to quality publication in hardcover, trade paperback, custom leather-bound and full-color formats. To date, Xlibris has helped to publish more than 60,000 titles. For more information, visit or call 1-888-795-4274 to receive a free publishing guide. Follow us @XlibrisPub on Twitter for the latest news.

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