Programs, Services & Resources at Community Colleges

All California Community Colleges have a variety of programs under the heading of Student Services.  The purpose of these programs is to offer students the support, services and resources needed to help students with the transition to college and success while in college.  A list of Student Support Service Programs specific to Riverside Community College Distict are:

  • Admissions & Records: supports students with WebAdvisor, Applications, Student Email, Change of Adress, Enrollment Verification, Non-Resident Students, Tuition & Fees, Degrees & Certificate Applications, Registration and Transcripts Request.
  • Assessment Center - assess students Reading, Writing & Math skills with the goal of the student obtaining College Level skils in all three areas.
  • Athletics As an athlete you will be able to compete for the Tigers in intercollegiate athletics, if you meet the following conditions: California Community College athletes are expected to be enrolled in no fewer than 12 units at all times as well as hold a 2.0 GPA. To be eligible for a second-season of sport, student-athletes must have completed 24 units between seasons. 
  • Bookstore: The bookstore is operated by Barnes and Noble and sells a variety of items, in addition to textbooks. These items include scantrons, bluebooks, office supplies, snacks, Riverside Community College campus gear, limited over-the-counter medications and personal necessities, supplemental learning materials, and Barnes and Noble gift cards. 
  • Career Center offers Career Workshops, CareerFest, Career Assessments, Resources & References and Undecided Majors.
  • Computer Labs offers computer use to students for the following Computer Programs:  Microsoft Office Products - Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint, FrontPage Corel - Word Perfect, Adobe - Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesign, Macromedia - Flash and Dreamweaver, Fireworks and Freehand Intuit - Quickbooks Accounting, Spanish Language - Dos Mundos, French Language - Deux Mondes, AutoCad, QuarkXPress, Typing Tutor and others. 
  • Counseling - Student Educational Plans, Guidance 45 (Intro to College), Guidance 46 (Transfer Process), Guidance 47 (Career Exploration & Life Planning), Guidance 48 (College Success Strategies)
  • Disabled Student Programs & Services (DSP&S) Accommodations are determined based on the educational limitations of the documented disability. Accommodations and support services may include, but are not limited to:  Priority Registration; Notetaking; Test accommodation; Reader Services; Adaptive computer technology; Adaptive equipment loan; Academic advising; Disability-related counseling; Career counseling; Supplemental one-on-one tutoring; Books on Tape; Captioned video tapes; Real time captioning
  • English as a Second Language (ESL)  Assembly Bill 748, enacted in 1997, requires that the test or tests assessing the progress of English learners toward achieving fluency in English be aligned with state standards for English-language development. 
  • Extended Opportunity Programs & Services (EOP&S/CARE) - Student Support Program to help recruit, retain and assist the academic success of low-income and educationally disadvantaged students...providing tools & resources..achievement of a higher education. 
  • Food Services
  • Health Services - Services include emergency care, first aid, health counseling, health education, care for common health problems,  evaluation and treatmentby physicians, nurse practitioners, marriage and family counselors, and referrals to appropriate agencies and professionals in the community by a college nurse.
  • Honors Program - Four key ingredients distinguish honors classes:  1.  Smaller class size, which allows for a greater emphasis on critical thinking by insisting on student participation in each class session (supported and made possible by limiting classes to 20 students)  2.  An emphasis on requiring honors students to read primary texts and not simply textbook material  3.  An emphasis on developing your writing and critical thinking skills through the assignment of at least 20 pages of formal graded written work - this will better prepare you for the demands of university level work  4.  The encouragement of innovative teaching strategies to challenge honors students to go beyond rote learning and to discover creative or original solutions and conclusions   
  • International Student Center
  • Job Placement Services - Assists students with Part-Time & Full-Time Employment, Internet Job Search, Interview Techniques, Resume Writing & Job Fairs/Recruitment Fairs.
  • Library/Learning Resource Centers assist students with Borrowing Privileges, Intercampus Loans & Copies, Internet Access, Reference Services and Reserve Materials.
  • Matriculation is a process that brings the student and the college into an agreement for the purposes of realizing the student's educational goals.
  • Middle College Programs - The Riverside Community College District offers early and middle college programs on each of its three colleges.  While the programs differ from one another in some significant respects, all enable high school juniors and seniors to pursue college study while completing their high school study.  Interested high scholl students should consult with their school counselor about opportunities for middle or early college study at an RCCD college in their region. 
  • Outreach
  • Puente Project is a community college Counseling & Mentorship program designed to assist students to complete community college courses and to transfer successfully to four-year institutions.
  • Student Employment Services (Two types - Federal Work Study & District Student Employment-Non Federal Workstudy) helps students earn money to help pay for thei educational expenses by working part-time (up to 20 hours per week).  Hourly pay rates vary and currenly start at the current federal minimum wage (currently $8.00 per hour); however, some positions may start at a higher rate of pay.  The benefits of student employment include:  1.  Superviosor will work around a student's class schedule  2.  Helps student pay for educational expenses  3.  Helps students gain work experience 
  • Student Financial Services (SFS/Financial Aid, FAFSA, Pell Grant, Cal Grant, Chafee Grant, Child Development Grant, Federal Student Loan, Federal Work Study, Satisfactory Academic Progress, Scholarships)
  • Student Government & Clubs - The Student government is responsible for representing the social, political and educational concerns of our students.  The main purpose of student government is to provide student leaders with skills beyond what they learn in the classroom.  Interpersonal communication, budget control, entrepreneurial skills, creativity and activity planning are just a few of the skills thar our very active student leaders learn.  Students can become involved in ASRCC either by running for office or by applying for the various appointive positions, committees or by becoming involved in a wide range of other activities.  
  • Study Abroad In today's complex world and competitive job market, the decision to study abroad may be one of the best decisions you ever make. Study abroad is an opportunity to learn from new or different perspectives, to absorb another culture and gain an appreciation for another way of life. No wonder most students who study abroad rate their experience as one of the most important of their undergraduate career!
  • Teacher Preparation & Education Programs - The mission of FTA is to maintain and expand a model teacher education program that provides the necessary coursework, fieldwork, role models and pedagogy to:
    • Successfully prepare students interested in teaching as a career by providing comprehensive counseling, CBEST Preparation workshops, mentoring and early classroom experience.
    • Successfully prepare candidates for transfer so that they earn the credential that will enable them to teach in diverse preschool, elementary, middle and high school classrooms and positively influence the children and families in their community.
    • Offer general education students a streamlined transfer to local campuses of the California State University, University of California and private four-year institutions so that they may earn concurrently a Bachelor of Arts degree and a teaching credential.
  • Transfer Center  The Transfer Center staff is committed and dedicated to providing the best possible services to assist and guide students through the transfer process. Our ultimate goal is to educate students in the transfer process through advising and by explaining all the resources available, enabling students to make sound decisions regarding transfer. We're committed to assisting students with their transfer goals, so please visit or call the transfer center so we can assist you.
  • Tutorial Services provides a supportive learning environment to all students seeking academic support & tutoring for most subjrcts.  This includes access to the Writing & Reading Center.
  • Veterans Services offers Admissions Support, Benefits Assistance & Understanding, Official Transcripts Requests, Program of Study Selection, VA Student Educational Plan, Enrollment & Certification.
  • Workforce Preparation (CalWORKs Program, Foster/Kinship Care Education Program, Independent Living Program, Gateway to College Early College High School)