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.
NORTH WHITTIER >> Nearly 1,400 Rio Hondo College students took part in the school’s 53rd commencement ceremony Thursday.
WHITTIER >> Dozens of Rio Hondo College students in training to become nurses, emergency medical technicians, firefighters and journalists responded to an active-shooter and car crash drill on Friday as part of the fourth annual Collaborative Crisis Scenario.
May 5, 2016Rio Hondo College breaks ground on $1.3 million campus in Pico Rivera – Whittier Daily News – May 4, 2016
PICO RIVERA >> For years, city officials touted the goal of making college degrees more accesible to Pico Rivera residents.
Free star and planet gazing this spring will be held at 8 p.m. the next two Fridays (May 6 and 13) at the Gordon D. Crowell Astrophysical Observatory at Rio Hondo College, 3600 Workman Mill Road.
Apr 28, 2016Rio Hondo College Gets Green Light On First Hybrid, Electric Vehicle Degree – CBSLA – April 28,2016
WHITTIER (CBSLA.com) — California’s first degree in hybrid/electric vehicle/fuel-cell technology will be offered by Rio Hondo College, school officials said Thursday.