Riverside City College

Riverside City College is a two-year community college located in Riverside, California, United States. Riverside City College offers wide range of associate degrees and certificates that are designed to assist students in transferring to a four-year college or university or to prepare students to enter the workforce. Riverside City College is licensed by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges, Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges.

  • Students 19,000
  • Intakes February/June/August
  • Transfer Yes

School Description

Riverside City College was initially opened at the same site as the as the Riverside Polytechnic High School in the year 1916 and was originally known as Riverside City College or as Riverside Junior College. The school changed its name to Riverside Community College in the 1960s. In 2008, the Board of Trustees renamed the institution back to Riverside City College.

Riverside City College is reputed for its high quality and affordable education offerings provided on a diverse and dynamic student environment. Riverside City College serves more than 19,000 students each year. Riverside City College offers pre-college, transferable, and career-technical courses leading to locally-approved and state-approved certificates, associate degrees, associate degrees for transfer.

Diploma Programs

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    Administration of Justice

    USD 7,560 Tuition Fee

    The Administration of Justice program at Riverside City College provides students opportunities for both academic and technical education in a vital and exciting career field. Students interested in pursuing careers in law enforcement, corrections, social work, juvenile justice, forensic science, private security, private investigation, and the court system will benefit with this major.

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    American Sign Language

    USD 7,560 Tuition Fee

    This program offers courses that focus on the study of language development, and the relationship between languages and language groups from a humanistic and/or scientific perspective.

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    Anatomy and Physiology

    USD 7,560 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of Biology. The program offers courses that focus on the study of cell growth, DNA expression, botany, parasitology and recombinant DNA technology.

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    Anthropology

    USD 7,560 Tuition Fee

    The Department of Behavioral Science at Riverside City College explores our current understanding of the individual and social behaviors. From the philosophical roots of science to the functioning of the human brain, from small-group dynamics to markets, cultures, institutions, and norms in global contexts, our faculty and students strive to understand the dimensions of complex individual and social systems.?

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    Applied Digital Media

    USD 7,560 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the conceptual and practical knowledge of Media Studies. The program offers highly interdisciplinary courses that combine the study of communications, technology, sociology, history and journalism.

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    Arabic

    USD 7,560 Tuition Fee

    This program offers courses that focus on the study of philology; classical Arabic; modern standard Arabic; Arabic dialects; and the application of the Arabic language to business, science/technology, and other professional settings.

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    Arts

    USD 7,560 Tuition Fee

    Our arts program extends beyond formal art classes. In the fall and spring semesters, students may attend lectures and workshops by guest artists and enjoy field trips to museums, galleries, and art schools. The academic year culminates in the annual Student Honors Exhibition, which recognizes some of RCC’s most talented students. Several exhibitions of work by both students and professionals are held in the Art Gallery on the Riverside campus. The Art Club and the Clay Club sponsor student scholarships and play an active role in these extracurricular activities.

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    Astronomy

    USD 7,560 Tuition Fee

    The Riverside City College Astronomy program offers college transferable courses in general Astronomy which explore topics from basic night sky observation, to theoretical descriptions of exotic topics like black holes and the big bang.

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    Auto Technology

    USD 7,560 Tuition Fee

    The Automotive Body Repair program prepares individuals to apply technical knowledge and skills to repair, reconstruct and finish automobile bodies, fenders, and external features. This includes instruction in structure analysis, damage repair, non-structural analysis, mechanical and electrical components, plastics and adhesives, painting and refinishing techniques, damage analysis, and estimating.

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    Automotive Technology

    USD 7,560 Tuition Fee

    The Automotive Body Repair program prepares individuals to apply technical knowledge and skills to repair, reconstruct and finish automobile bodies, fenders, and external features. This includes instruction in structure analysis, damage repair, non-structural analysis, mechanical and electrical components, plastics and adhesives, painting and refinishing techniques, damage analysis, and estimating.

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    Banking and Finance

    USD 7,560 Tuition Fee

    This certificate/degree prepares individuals to perform a wide variety of customer services in banks, insurance agencies, savings and loan companies, and related enterprises. Instruction includes communication and public relation skills, business equipment and operation, and technical skills related to the financial aspects of the banking industry.

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    Biology

    USD 7,560 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of Biology. The program offers courses that focus on the study of cell growth, DNA expression, botany, parasitology and recombinant DNA technology.

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    Business Administration

    USD 7,560 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of the fundamentals of Business Administration. The program offers courses that focus on the study of management theory; human resource management and behavior; accounting, purchasing and logistics; organization and production; marketing; and business decision-making.

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    Chemistry

    USD 7,560 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of Chemistry. The program offers courses that focus on the study of general chemistry, organic chemistry, and chemical analysis.

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    Chinese

    USD 7,560 Tuition Fee

    The program offers courses that develop students' Chinese conversation, reading, and compositional skills.

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    Communication

    USD 7,560 Tuition Fee

    The Communication Studies Department exists
    to serve students of Riverside CityCollege by encouraging communication competence through teaching communication theory, process and skills which support general education requirements, transfer requirements and personal development while upholding the mission of the college and the district.?

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    Computer Applications and Office Tech

    USD 7,560 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with theoretical and practical knowledge of the principles of Computer Applications. The program offers courses that focus on the study of basic computer design and architecture; programming; challenges of specific computer applications; component and system maintenance; inspection procedures; hardware and software problem diagnosis and repair; and report preparation.

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    Computer Information Systems

    USD 7,560 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of Information Systems Management. The program offers courses that focus on the study of the management of data systems and related facilities for processing and retrieving internal business information; cost and accounting information systems; management control systems; personnel information systems; data storage and security; business systems networking; report preparation; computer facilities; equipment operation and maintenance; operator supervision and training; and management information systems policy and planning.

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    Cosmetology

    USD 7,560 Tuition Fee

    The cosmetology curriculum consists of a?minimum of, but not limited to1600 hours of instruction and requires a 2.0 average or higher in each of the 5 sequential courses to earn 47.5 units of college credit and a Certificate of Completion in Cosmetology. It prepares the student to qualify for the California State Board of Barbering and Cosmetology examination and the workforce. Upon passing the state examination, the student will be issued a cosmetologist license by the California State Board.

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    Culinary

    USD 7,560 Tuition Fee

    The Culinary Arts curriculum is designed to develop and provide students with anintensive professional and practical experience and background, with a hands-on approach in the daily operation in a professional kitchen and full-service fine dining restaurant. Also, it will provide students with the basic knowledge needed to work in volume feeding establishments and experience all phases (front and back of the house) of a restaurant operation through rotation of assignments. Click on the menu to the left to see and/or download the weekly lunch menu.

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    Cyber Security

    USD 7,560 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of the principles of Cyber Security. The program offers courses that focus on the study of the techniques used to identify, search, seize and analyze digital media; cyber investigations against criminal and terrorist activities; computer boot processes and drives; jumper setting; file access and reconstruction; hacking; network systems; cryptography; programming; web-based investigation methods; cyberterrorism and applicable laws and administrative procedures.

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    Dance

    USD 7,560 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the technical and practical knowledge of the elements of Dance. The program offers courses that focus on the study of dance as a cultural phenomenon; dance techniques and choreography; history of dance; and dance production.

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    Early Childhood Education

    USD 7,560 Tuition Fee

    Early Childhood Education (ECE) focuses on the education of young children (infancy to age 8). ECE is designed to inte?grate many developmental theories into curriculum that facilitates optimal development.

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    Economics

    USD 7,560 Tuition Fee

    ?Economics searches for an economic understanding of contemporary environmental problems. Economic theory is used to explain why there is inefficient resource use and pollution. Public policy to correct environmental problems is examined critically, looking at the costs and benefits of such programs as Superfund cleanup, government regulation, and market incentives. The course also studies the effect of environmental problems and policies on wealth distribution, economic growth and international relations. 54 hours lecture.

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    English

    USD 7,560 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with critical, practical, and analytical knowledge of the fundamentals of English. The program offers courses that focus on three major objectives; reading, writing, and literature.

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    English as Second Language

    USD 7,560 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with critical, practical, and analytical knowledge of the fundamentals of English. The program offers courses that focus on three major objectives; reading, writing, and literature.

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    Film Studies

    USD 7,560 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the conceptual and practical knowledge of Film Studies. The program offers courses that focus on the study of visual arts; the history, development, theory, and critical analysis of film; and the principles of filmmaking and film production.

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    Film, Television and Radio

    USD 7,560 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the conceptual, technical and practical knowledge of Media Production. The program offers courses that focus on the study of computer and telecommunications technologies and processes; the design and development of digital communications; marketing and distribution; digital communications regulation, law, and policy; digital media; documentary-making; film-making; and TV production.

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    French

    USD 7,560 Tuition Fee

    This program offers courses that develop students' French conversation, reading, and compositional skills.

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    Geography

    USD 7,560 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of the principles of Environmental Studies. The program offers courses that focus on renewable and non-renewable resources, ecosystems, pollution, and biodiversity.

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    German

    USD 7,560 Tuition Fee

    This program offers courses that focus on the study of language development, and the relationship between languages and language groups from a humanistic and/or scientific perspective.

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    Graphics Technology

    USD 7,560 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the conceptual, technical and practical knowledge of Graphic Design. The program offers courses that focus on the study of artistic and computer-based techniques; printmaking; concepts sketching; technical drawing; color theory; imaging; studio technique; still and life modeling; multimedia applications; and commercial art business operations.

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    Health Science

    USD 7,560 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of Health Science. The program includes the study, research, and knowledge of health and the application of knowledge to improve health and cure diseases. The program offers courses that focus on human anatomy, chemistry, biology, pharmacology and public health.

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    Healthcare Technology

    USD 7,560 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of Health Administration. The program offers courses that focus on studying the administration of public health systems, management, health care systems, and hospital networks.

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    History

    USD 7,560 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with comprehensive knowledge of History. The program offers courses that focus on developing an awareness of differing political, cultural, social, and economic structures in past societies and their interrelationship.

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    Journalism

    USD 7,560 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the concepts and practical application of the fundamentals of Journalism. The program offers courses that focus on news writing and editing; reporting; photojournalism; layout and graphic design; journalism law and policy; professional standards and ethics; research methods; and journalism history and criticism.

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    Latin

    USD 7,560 Tuition Fee

    This program offers courses that focus on Latin as a language; ancient history; classical art/archaeology; and classical literature.

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    Management

    USD 7,560 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of topics related to business; management; finance; economics; marketing; customers operations; communication; information technology; business policy; and strategy.

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    Marketing

    USD 7,560 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of marketing research and consumer behavior. The program offers courses that focus on the study of demand analysis; profit relationships; pricing theory; marketing campaigns and strategic planning; market segments; advertising methods; and sales operations and management.

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    Mathematics

    USD 7,560 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of Mathematics. The program offers courses that focus on algebra, calculus, functional analysis, geometry, number theory, logic, topology and other mathematical specializations.

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    Microbiology

    USD 7,560 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of Microbiology. The program offers courses that focus on the study of biochemistry, physiology, cell biology, ecology, and clinical aspects of microorganisms.

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    Music

    USD 7,560 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the conceptual and practical knowledge of Music. The program offers courses that focus on the study of medieval, renaissance, classical, romantic, jazz, pop, and rock music.

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    Nursing

    USD 7,560 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of Nursing. The program offers courses that focus on the study of biology, physiology, chemistry, and anatomy. The program also includes a practical clinical component.

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    Paralegal Studies

    USD 7,560 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with a comprehensive understanding of the theoretical study of law.

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    Philosophy

    USD 7,560 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and conceptual knowledge of the fundamentals of Philosophy. The program offers courses that focus on the study of Eastern and Western philosophy, aesthetics, epistemology, ethics, logic, metaphysics, and contemporary philosophy.

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    Photography

    USD 7,560 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the conceptual and practical knowledge of Photography. The program offers courses that focus on the fundamental technologies and techniques in digital and analogue photography through a mix of practical workshops, lectures and independent projects.

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    Physical Sciences

    USD 7,560 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of Physics. The program offers courses that focus on the study of matter and energy at a fundamental level using mathematics as the primary language to communicate concepts.

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    Physics

    USD 7,560 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of Physics. The program offers courses that focus on the study of matter and energy at a fundamental level using mathematics as the primary language to communicate concepts.

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    Political Science

    USD 7,560 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and conceptual knowledge of the fundamentals of Political Science. The program offers courses that focus on understanding political ideas, ideologies, institutions, policies, processes, and behavior. As well as groups, classes, government, diplomacy, law, strategy, and war.

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    Psychology

    USD 7,560 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of the fundamentals of Psychology. The program offers courses that focus on understanding and analyzing human behavior.

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    Real Estate

    USD 7,560 Tuition Fee

    This program enables students to successfully manage development projects, proactively shape a business environment, and analyze variables that contribute to challenges and innovation. The program offers courses that focus on the study of architectural design and construction; historic preservation; landscape architecture; urban planning and design; business; real estate; zoning laws; public policy; and engineering.

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    Sociology

    USD 7,560 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical, conceptual, and practical knowledge of Sociology. The program offers courses that focus on the study of family; religion; media; global development; and methods of research.

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    Theatre Arts

    USD 7,560 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the conceptual, technical and practical knowledge of the elements of Drama. The program offers courses that focus on the study of the history of theatre; dramatic literature; dramatic styles; and the analysis of theatre plays. Students are also offered performance-focused courses in acting, musical theatre, costume design and stage management.

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  • Minimum GPA 2.00
  • Minimum PTE 0

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    A few scholarships are available to continuing F1 students in their second year of study.

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    Established in 1916

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    Riverside City College is home to strong programs in liberal arts, science, performing arts, the School of Nursing and athletics.

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