Rio Hondo College is a collaborative center of lifelong learning which provides innovative, challenging, and quality educational offerings for its diverse students and community.
Rio Hondo College strives to be an exemplary California community college, meeting the learning needs of its changing and growing population and developing a state of the art campus to serve future generations.
We Believe that the program shares with community agencies, the responsibility for developing in all students a lifetime love of learning and the ability to acquire the knowledge, skills habits, understandings, attitudes and character traits that will allow students to leave college able to read, write, think, compute, use technology, appreciate the arts, speak well and behave in professionally and socially acceptable ways so they can become economically independent contributing members of society and experience an enriching personal life.
We believe learners are best served when quality-learning opportunities reflect local needs and strengths, therefore we will engage our communities in supporting all students' learning and growth.
We believe that as learning modes and needs change in response to the knowledge-based economy, education will also need to change. An increasingly global and technological society creates new and increased pressures for learning systems to be adaptable, accessible, and flexible.
We believe our program will empower students to reach their maximum potential, utilizing their unique abilities and interests. This process will be a partnership involving the students, college and business community.