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Quorum of RCC Board to attend equity workshop

A quorum of the Rogue Community College Board of Education will be attending a Board Equity Workshop. The workshop is scheduled on Monday, April 12 from 1-3 p.m. via Zoom. No formal action is anticipated.

For additional information, contact Rachelle Brown, Assistant to the President – Governance, at 541-956-7001 or


RCC distributes $1.2 million in federal relief grants

Rogue Community College will distribute $1.2 million in federal relief funds to eligible students enrolled in spring term classes. This second round of stimulus funding is authorized by the Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act (CRRSAA) to support students with exceptional need due to the coronavirus pandemic. 

RCC to increase tuition 3.5% for 2021-22

The Rogue Community College Board of Education on March 16 approved a tuition increase of $4 per credit for Oregon students for the 2021-22 school year. The 3.5 percent increase for in-state tuition is slightly less than last year's 3.57 percent increase as well as the 10-year average increase of 4.5 percent.

Most RCC students will not see an increase in fees next year. The college services fee remains at $17 per credit and the technical fee will stay at $7 per credit.

Still time to apply for RCC Dental Assistant program

The deadline to apply for admission to the Rogue Community College Dental Assistant program has been extended to April 9, 2021. Are you interested in making a good living wage with benefits as a dental assistant? The mandatory information session and application can be found online at

Students in the program receive classroom instruction and practical hands-on training designed to help them develop the necessary skills to secure well-paying positions in high-demand jobs in the health care industry.

Short-term course prepares students for construction work

Rogue Community College is offering a new short-term course this spring designed to help students prepare for entry-level jobs in the construction industry.

The Construction Trade Fundamentals course will introduce students to basic fundamentals of residential construction. This course includes instruction and practice in the application of basic math skills for construction, job site safety, safe use and care of hand-tools and power tools as well as an overview of design, construction and working in the industry.

Nominations sought for RCC alumni award

The Rogue Community College Foundation is seeking nominations for the 2021 Outstanding Alumni Award. Established in 2008, the award recognizes alumni who have contributed to their community, profession, or the college.

The Outstanding Alumni Award is presented to an individual who exemplifies at least one of the following criteria:

Virtual event to spotlight health care training, career opportunities

Rogue Community College health care programs are hosting "Fast Track to Health Care Careers," a virtual event where students and members of the public can learn from local employers about job opportunities in the health care field and training programs at RCC. The event will be from 5:30-7 p.m. March 18 on Zoom.

SBDC welcomes new director

GRANTS PASS — Rogue Community College announces Ruth Swain as new director of the RCC Small Business Development Center (SBDC). Swain, who recently served as interim director of the Mt. Hood Community College SBDC, brings nearly 30 years of success in managing and leading initiatives for business and community development. She succeeds Ron Goss who recently retired after more than a decade with the RCC SBDC

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