DOWNEY - A Rio Hondo College emergency medical technician student put his classroom training into practice this month when he stepped in to help a choking woman at an area BJ's Restaurant and Brewhouse. Mark King Jr., 23, of Lynwood, was celebrating a friend's birthday...
Rio Hondo College is inviting former students of recently shuttered ITT Educational Services to consider the community college as an option for continuing their education. In materials on its website, Rio Hondo College assures former ITT students of its stability — more than 1 million students served in the last 56 years — and sterling reputation for academic programs and career technical preparation.
Before Rio Hondo College students went back to school on Monday, the Go Rio transit pass program had already processed 400 U-Pass renewals for returning students. By close of business on Wednesday, they had distributed 700 more U-Pass TAP stickers for a total of 1,100 registrations in three days — and 2,000 students had completed the first phase of the registration process.
Aug 12, 2016Get a peek at the new Rio Hondo College satellite campus in Pico Rivera – Whittier Daily News
PICO RIVERA >> For Rio Hondo College Trustee Vicki Santana, the opening of the school’s newest satellite campus brought tears to her eyes.
As she took a tour at the grand opening Monday of the $2.5 million Rio...
Jul 26, 2016The Next Generation Considers a Future in Law Enforcement, Fire-Fighting – Pasadena News Now
Twenty-one Pasadena area high school students are dedicating five jam packed days into learning about the world of law enforcement and fire fighting through the city’s Junior Public Safety Academy this week.
About 100 students from California State University, Los Angeles are studying at Rio Hondo College (RHC) this month to complete basic skills courses under the auspices of a two-year, $2-million grant to the community college district.
Rio Hondo College will host Freshman Welcome Days on July 21, July 28 and Aug. 3 to help new students transition into their first year of community college.
The program, which runs from 8 a.m. to noon each day, will feature a campus tour and workshops on how to get involved outside of classes and how to navigate the online course catalog.
Rio Hondo Roadrunners Fire Crew at a camp near Lockwood Valley Road head over to eat breakfast in between fighting the Pine Fire, burning in remote, hard-to-access terrain in the Sespe Wilderness area. Crews have camped on the front lines for days at a time fighting a fire that has burned 2,300 acres in a remote area in the mountains high above Ojai.
Jun 22, 2016How firefighters decide when and where to battle a massive wildfire – Whittier Daily News – June 21, 2016
“You’re trying to get a perimeter around the fire,” said Tracy Rickman, the Wildland and Fire Coordinator for Rio Hondo College. “We anticipate the needs so we can jump on each fire right away.”
Rio Hondo College has been awarded a total of $2 million over two years to work with area high schools, adult schools and Cal State L.A. to improve the chances of college success for students with challenges in English and math.