Cypress College has motivated the minds of students since 1966. For nearly a half-million people – including actors, athletes, doctors, executives, mechanics, nurses and teachers – Cypress College has been a springboard to their dreams. For some, Cypress College is the ticket into their university of choice and for others it provides essential training for a rewarding career. Just one Cypress College class is often all it takes to provide cutting-edge skills that lead to a promotion or a new job. Cypress College – Minds. Motivated.