Community Colleges are a great place for students to start their college experience. They are designed as an affordable way for students gain education and training beyond a high school diploma. Community college options are many and varied. Students attend a Community College for the following reasons:
- Earning an Associates of Arts (AA) or Associates of Science (AS). For some students, their career goals can be achieved with an associates degree. These students are eager to get out into the workforce. They may, however, decide at a later date to continue with a four-year degree.
- Earning an AA or AS with Transfer is for students wishing to transfer to a four-year university. Completion of an AA or AS with Transfer guarantees a student admission to a California State University campus to complete the last two years of college to receive their Bachelors of Arts (BA) or Bachelors of Science (BS) degree. Many students choose this options to save money and to improve their chance of admissions to a more prestigious university than they could otherwise be accepted to straight out of high school. For more information on the transfer promise in California, click here or visit ADegreeWithAGuarantee.com.
- Earning one or more of a large and varied number of certificate programs ranging from Fire Technology to Emergency Medical Response. These communitiy college programs allow students to gain skills quickly that lead to well paying jobs. Many of these programs are less 18 months or less enabling students to get out in the work force quickly. Learn more at Find a Community College Program.
- Take classes for personal enrichment. Students can take refresher courses, learn a new language, or deepen your skill levels.
Local Community Colleges
In San Bernardino and Riverside Counties alone, we have 12 excellent community colleges. Most of the students in this area go to Crafton Hills College in Yucaipa, San Bernardino Valley College in San Bernardino, or Riverside City College in Riverside, but students often venture further to find specialty programs offered at other campuses that support their career goals.
Dual and Concurrent Enrollment
Many students at Redlands High School take advantage of the opprotunity to take classes at Crafton Hills College and San Bernardino Valley College as concurrently enrolled students. The Redlands Unified School District in conjunction with Crafton Hills College offers Dual Enrollment classes as well. For more information click the following link: Dual and Concurrent Enrollment