RCC hosts 4-year college forum

Students seeking transfer degrees can meet college representatives Representatives from four-year colleges and universities across Oregon will visit Rogue Community College (RCC) campuses in Medford and Grants Pass later this month to showcase what their schools have to offer. Interested individuals, families and RCC students considering transferring to a four-year school are invited to stop by these drop-in events to be held Wednesday, Jan. 25...

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Deadlines extended for two RCC nursing programs

Rogue Community College has extended the application deadline for admission to its practical nursing program as well as the LPN-to-RN Bridge program that allows practical nurses to advance their careers. The new application deadline for both programs is Dec. 9. Classes begin Jan. 2, 2023, at the Table Rock Campus in White City.  An online information session will be held at 11 a.m. Nov. 30;...

Info sessions planned for RCC Nursing Assistant program

GRANTS PASS — Rogue Community College is offering three information sessions where participants can learn about a short-term Nursing Assistant (NA1) training program that offers a quick pathway into a health care career.   Free information sessions are scheduled for 5 p.m. Nov. 29, Dec. 8 and Dec. 13 on the Redwood Campus, Illinois (I) Building room 2. The meetings include a lab tour and information...

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Transfer student: ‘The best decision I made was joining TRIO’

Carolina Gonzalez started attending Rogue Community College while she was still in high school. Born and raised in Grants Pass, her mother, brother, and sister all went to Rogue; for Carolina, it’s truly a community college. “What I like most about RCC is that there are such a variety of nontraditional students and people on different paths,” Carolina says. Carolina completed her associate degree this...

RCC now offers nursing assistant training in Grants Pass

GRANTS PASS — Rogue Community College is offering a six-week Nursing Assistant 1 (NA1) training program in Grants Pass this fall. This non-credit program, new to the RCC Redwood Campus, offers a quick pathway to a career in the health care field.   In response to regional demand for trained health care workers, the RCC Continuing Education department launched a nursing assistant training program in 2021...

CTE programs spark student’s passion for learning

Megan Capp has been a farmer for years. With Rogue Community College, she’s taking it up a notch. Actually, three notches. “I’m triple majoring,” Megan says with a smile. She tells the story — “mechatronics, electronics and manufacturing/engineering technology.” It all started with a welding class in 2018. “I wanted the skill, and then it snowballed. When I realized what I could do at RCC,...

Soccer lover doesn’t let pandemic block her goals

Kaloa Neukan loves soccer. It’s always been her passion — and she’s good at it.   She played soccer in high school and was offered a scholarship by Rogue Community College to attend classes and play for the Ospreys. Just days before tuition was due, the coach left and Kaloa’s scholarship fell through. Kaloa was living with a host family at the time and they helped her...

Portrait of Iain Pangburn

Young business owner was learning to weld before he could drive

Iain Pangburn was born and raised in Grants Pass. His early education was mostly homeschool and charter schools, but when he was 15, he got tired of the high school curriculum and took a placement test at Rogue Community College. At first, he pursued welding. Iain had always liked the idea of building things and knew he didn’t want an office job. After meeting a...

RCC helps student veteran forge a new path — twice

Everyone’s path through higher education is different. Some start college right out of high school, others work for years before enrolling at a community college. There is no wrong way to be a student. As Keaton Fournier says, “The biggest thing I’ve learned is that it’s never too late to learn, it’s never too late to reevaluate and change what path you’re on.” Born and...