EMEC staff is here to provide as many Student Services and Resources as possible. We offer potential and continuing students assistance with:
In our Administration Office (brick red metal building) we have eight computers in which we can assist with filling out the Rio Hondo College online application. You will need to have a personal email address where you can receive emails from CCCApply and Rio Hondo College. If you do not have a personal email address, the staff are available to assist you in the creation of an email address that is free.
Assessment testing is provided on the 3rd Friday of the month. You will be required to bring the Math pre-test which can be printed from the Assessment Testing web page, your Rio Hondo Student ID Number, and photo identification. Assessment tests are conducted in our Computer Lab, Classroom EM 102, and begins promptly at 8:00 AM.
Call us at (626) 443-8932 to reserve an appointment for your assessment tests at EMEC.
A bike rack is located in front of the Administration Building, to the right of the entrance door.
We do not have a bookstore at our location, but we do maintain a supply of pens, pencils, and 882-E scantrons if needed.
- Foothill 486 runs approximately every 10 minutes and has a bus stop on the corner of Garvey and Tyler, just a few steps away from EMEC!
- Metro 270 runs approximately every 50 minutes and has a bus stop on Peck Road and Garvey where you can walk west on Garvey to Tyler and then turn right onto Tyler to get to EMEC.
- The City of El Monte Orange Line runs approximately every 40 minutes and has a stop on Garvey and Tyler, just a few steps away from EMEC!
Are you looking for a quiet place to study? EMEC has a computer lab where you can type and print your papers, research for projects, and study for a test.
A state-of-the-art Computer Lab is available to students throughout the semester. It is located in EM 102 and the hours vary each semester, check the Class Schedule for the Computer Lab hours for the current semester.
Students must have a Rio Hondo College ID card to sign in to use the Lab.
Fall 2015 Computer Lab Hours for all Student Use:
9:00 to 10:30 AM
Tuesday / Thursday / Friday
9:00 AM to 12:00 PM
9:30 to 10:30 AM
EMEC does not provide copy services, however the following locations do:
- El Monte Public Library, located down the street from EMEC at 3224 Tyler Ave., they charge $0.15 per copy.
- FedEx Office, Print and Ship Center, located on 9216 Flair Drive A, El Monte, 91731, (626)575-1986, call for copy price.
- UPS Store, located on 2007 N. Tyler Ave., South El Monte, 91733 (corner of Tyler & Rush), (626)579-9966, call for copy price.
EMEC has a Counselor, Nellie E. Hernandez-Garcia, available to assist students attending classes here at EMEC. Come in the office or call (626)443-8932 to schedule an appointment. Nellie can assist you with educational planning, advising, career exploration, transfer information, graduation information, and many other services.
Fall 2015 Counselor Hours:
3:00 to 4:30 PM
Tuesday & Thursday
8:30 AM to 4:30 PM
8:30 AM to 12:30 PM
DISABLED STUDENTS PROGRAMS & SERVICES (DSPS)
Accommodations can be made for students in need of extra time and/or a quiet space to take exams on site. Other services are available by arrangement with DSPS at the main campus.
EMEC staff is available to assist you with filling out the Federal Application for Free Student Aid (FAFSA). In order to apply for financial aid you must bring with you your last year’s income tax forms (e.g. 2015 – 2016 FAFSA requires 2014 tax forms). Apply at “www.fafsa.ed.gov” Rio Hondo College code is #001269. This application will also serve to inform Rio Hondo College and the State of California about your qualifications for state financial aid.
There are two vending machines located in the alcove next to the Women’s restroom; one with soft drinks and the other with snacks. Also, right next door is Church’s Chicken, and across the street on the opposite corner is Taco Bell. Just around the corner on Garvey is a Wienerschnitzel; which is within walking distance from EMEC. There are many other delicious food choices that are 5 minutes by car.
New and continuing students may use the EMEC computer lab or Administrative office computers to access their “My Online Orientation” by logging in to Access Rio. Select the Student Tab, then select the “My Online Orientation.”
We are here to assist you with the registration process. The first time you log into AccessRio, it may seem daunting to you. The staff will help you look for open classes, help you develop a schedule, and assist you with registering for your classes.
“No Smoking” is permitted within 20 feet of the classrooms and Administration office. There is a designated smoking area located behind classrooms EM 101 and EM 102, next to the parking area adjacent to Church’s Chicken.
Math tutoring is available for registered math students through a virtual connection to the Math Science Center (MSC). Sally Willsey, Instructional Assistant at EMEC, is also available for tutoring students who are enrolled in Reading, English and up to Math 50, as well as Study Skills for all other courses.
EMEC offers Wi-Fi access to all Rio Hondo students. Since we are not on the main campus, we need to assign you a User Name and Password for this campus. The Administration Office has the Computer and Network Use form you need to complete so we can assign your User Name and Password.
Math, Reading, and Writing workshops are offered by Sally Willsey, Instructional Assistant.