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Norco College is one of three colleges in the Riverside Community College District and serves approximately 15,000 students annually. A comprehensive college, Norco College offers associates degrees, pathways for transfer, and over 40 career-technical education programs, including Logistics Management, Game Development, and Pre-Engineering, Engineering Technology, supported in part from a series of federal grants, including an NSF (National Science Foundation) grant and STEM-related grants. The college has a total budget of approximately $74.5 million dollars (60% general fund, 40% grants and categoricals).
Norco College is a Hispanic-Serving Institution (HSI) located sixty miles east of Los Angeles within western Riverside County in one of the fastest growing regions in the country. The city of Norco has nearly 100 miles of horse trails and 400 acres of parkland. The region encompasses the cities of Corona, Jurupa Valley, Eastvale, and Norco. The area is home to high-tech businesses, manufacturing, agriculture, and logistics.
Norco College enhances the ability of its students to transfer into majors and careers tthat provide a livable wage, especially for those students who are historically underserved and economically disadvantaged. Norco College is a collaborative business partner with industries in the Inland Empire, as well as Orange and Los Angeles counties, while simultaneously greatly improving the number of students who successfully enter into and complete certificates and degrees.
Opening in September 1916, Riverside Community College District (RCCD) is the seventh oldest community college and fifth largest multi-college district in California. In 2016, the District proudly celebrated a “Century of Excellence” in serving the Inland communities and the 1.4 million people living in Riverside County. RCCD colleges are located in the cities of Riverside, Moreno Valley, and Norco - representing key geographical and commerce points within the 450 square mile service area. The three individually accredited colleges, with unique and distinct cultures, serve different communities that work together to accomplish the overall mission of the District. The Inland region has one of the highest growth regions in the state and lowest college-going rates.
Riverside Community College District offers more than 100 comprehensive programs to aid students seeking transfer to a four-year college or university, a two-year degree, a professional certificate, occupational training, or simply to update their work skills. In spring 2016, unduplicated student enrollment exceeded 36,800 and total district enrollment of credit, non-credit, and community education programs topped 40,000.