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Rio Hondo College Increases Opportunities for Students

Summer, online and intersession classes available

WHITTIER, Calif. – The needs of today’s students are constantly changing and in response, Rio Hondo College is leading the charge by finding new and innovative ways to provide more opportunities to students who are interested in furthering their education.

Rio Hondo College is offering nearly 500 sections of classes during five different summer sessions, ranging from alternative energy technology to foundation courses such as English, math and reading for students pursuing their General Education requirements.

The next summer session runs from July 14 to August 15.

“Classes being offered are in special subjects ranging from wildland fire behavior to philosophy,” said Rio Hondo College Vice President of Academic Affairs Dr. Kenn Pierson. “The classes, which include day, evening and online courses, reflect the spectrum of subjects and curriculums at Rio Hondo.”

Accounting and theater arts classes are both on Rio Hondo’s summer class schedule adjacent to technology-driven courses such as automotive and welding. Whether a student is seeking to transfer to a four-year university or obtain vocational training, Rio Hondo accommodates their academic and lifelong learning needs.

This year, for the first time, Counseling 105: Orientation and Education Plan is being offered. This new nine-hour course assists students with their educational planning, helping first-time college students achieve success.

“Students benefit in many ways by taking summer classes at Rio Hondo College,” said Rio Hondo College Superintendent/President Teresa Dreyfuss. “Students who have just graduated from high school can get an early start on college classes. Students enrolled at four-year colleges and universities benefit financially by taking a class or two that they need for their degree, but at a lower tuition cost and with more one-on-one interaction with professors and campus staff.”

The intersession – which will run from Jan. 5 to Jan. 29 – is another innovative way Rio Hondo College is increasing opportunities for students to take more classes to either complete their degrees or transfer.

Photo caption: Students meet between classes at summer session at Rio Hondo College. The College is offering nearly 500 courses during the summer during five different summer sessions. The next summer session from July 14 to Aug. 15.