RCC to launch boat welding program

Rogue Community College is launching an Aluminum Boat Welder certificate program designed to prepare students for a career with local sport boat manufacturers. Aluminum boat building is a staple industry in the Northwest and especially the Rogue Valley. RCC’s three-term certificate program will allow students to develop an understanding of basic boat building procedures and welding requirements. From basic vocabulary up to fabrication of scale and full-sized boats, students will learn from industry professionals...
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Peter Buckley

2021 Outstanding Citizen: Peter Buckley

Former state legislator Rep. Peter Buckley, a longtime advocate for education and healthy families, has been selected as recipient of the Rogue Community College 2021 Outstanding Citizen Award for distinguished service to the college and community. Buckley, of Ashland, currently serves as program manager for Southern Oregon Success as well as a trainer and administrator for the Southern Oregon ACEs Training team, an effort to...
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Congrats to the Class of 2021

50th Commencement celebrates student accomplishments during challenging year

GRANTS PASS — In celebration of the grit and determination of 512 graduates who persevered to complete their programs despite the challenges of the coronavirus pandemic, Rogue Community College will host a drive-through “Carmencement” on the Redwood Campus to mark its 50th Commencement on Saturday, June 19, 2021.   “While we continue to practice social distancing, we are very much looking forward to a fun, in-person...
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SOHOPE selected as prestigious 2021 Bellwether finalist

Question: What does Southern Oregon HOPE get when it connects underprivileged people to livable wage jobs in a worker-strapped industry? Answer: Students equipped with poverty-ending, life-changing skills, an industry equipped with skilled workers—and recognition as a finalist in the 2021 Bellwether Award. Southern Oregon Health Occupations Poverty Elimination, or SOHOPE, is a grant-funded program of Rogue Community College. Since 2016, it has provided low-income students...
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RCC breaks ground on Redwood Campus Science Center

GRANTS PASS — Rogue Community College broke ground April 1, 2021, on construction of a new 17,200-square-foot Redwood Campus Science Center. The $8.5 million facility is set to open to students in fall of 2022.  The Redwood Campus Science Center is the final major project funded by a $20 million bond passed in 2016 by voters within the RCC Service District, which includes both Jackson and...
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Oregon community colleges receive $5 million to develop workforce pipeline in cybersecurity, manufacturing

Rogue Community College and eight community college partners in Oregon were recently awarded a $5 million consortium grant to develop a workforce pipeline for jobs in cybersecurity and advanced manufacturing.  The Oregon consortium is one of 11 recipients nationwide awarded a share of a $40 million grant package announced Jan. 15 by the U.S. Department of Labor. The Strengthening Community College Training Grant program aims...
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Ron Goss receives prestigious Cutler Award

Rogue Community College Small Business Development Center Director Ron Goss was announced this week as the recipient of the 2020 Cutler Award from the Oregon SBDC Network. The award is among the highest honors an SBDC director can receive for services to Oregon businesses and the Oregon SBDC network.  “I doubt that there are many businesses in Oregon that haven’t in some way benefited from...
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RCC Health Professions Center is open!

The $21.25 million Health Professions Center on the RCC Table Rock Campus will provide a pathway for local students to get into high-paying career jobs and fill a great need for health care workers in the Rogue Valley. This 35,648-square-foot teaching facility features the newest in health care training technology, and is home to all RCC clinical health care programs including nursing, pharmacy technician, phlebotomy and medical and dental assisting. Due to the Covid-19...
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Eccleston named 2020 RCC Outstanding Citizen

Rogue Community College is proud to announce Lynn Eccleston as the 2020 recipient of the RCC Outstanding Citizen Award for distinguished service to the college and community.  Eccleston was recognized during the RCC Commencement on June 13. Eccleston is principal of New Bridge High School in Grants Pass. This unique school is a partnership between the Three Rivers School District and Rogue Valley Youth Correctional Facility, run...
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Redwood Campus celebrates new art center

Rogue Community College is celebrating a new art instruction space on the Redwood Campus this fall. The grand opening of the recently renovated Deschutes Building (RWC-D) was held Oct. 25, 2019. Designed with students in mind, the 6,246-square-foot building provides a modern, open studio space for art classes including painting, drawing, sculpture and jewelry making. The majority of RCC’s Grants Pass art classes have been...
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