Chaffey College offers associate degrees and occupational certificates in seven schools: School of Health Sciences; School of Mathematics and Science; School of Business and Applied Technology; School of Social and Behavioral Sciences; School of Visual, Performing, and Communication Arts; School of Language Arts; and School of Instructional Support. The college also offers an Honors program for students seeking a more challenging education.
In addition, distance education is available for students desiring a flexible learning environment. Distance learning has three options of learning including online courses, hybrid courses, or enhanced courses. Online courses are classes offered strictly online with no campus interaction. All instruction is conducted via the Internet along with assignments being completed online. Hybrid courses are a combination of on campus classroom time along with online instructions. Enhanced courses are classes where the instructor utilizes both the Internet and web resources to help conduct class. Students meet at the same time and place as other campus classes.
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To be admitted to the college, prospective students should:
- Apply online and receive a registration permit
- Send transcripts from all high schools and other colleges or universities
- Schedule appointment for assessment and orientation
- Register by the deadline date found on the registration permit
The college’s website also has an online orientation available for prospective students.
Financial aid is available for students who qualify. Some types of aid that are available are loans and scholarships. The school’s website provides a complete listing of scholarships available with descriptions, as well information about the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). All students must complete the FAFSA each year to be considered for financial assistance.
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Campus life can be rewarding for students. Many student organizations can be found on the campuses as well as performing arts, and Panthers athletics. The Wignell Museum/Gallery is located on the main campus in Rancho Cucamonga, providing anywhere from four to five exhibitions per year, as well as family programs, performances, and lectures.
The college takes part in a program called the One Book, One College Committee. This committee is a collaborative effort among faculty, staff, students, and administration in which every year a different fiction or non-fiction book is chosen to be read by everyone. Then each semester the committee holds several free events related to the book. In December, the committee votes on a new book.
There are three separate campuses: Rancho Cucamonga, Chino, and Fontana.
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The athletics department offers men’s and women’s sports teams including swimming, soccer, water polo, basketball, and track and field. Other men’s sports are baseball and football while women’s sports also include softball and volleyball. The Panthers are part of the California Community College Athletic Association (CCCAA).
The college also has a dance team which performs at all football home games, as well as all basketball home games. Other performance include rallies, fundraisers, and special events.
Chaffey is unique in its athletic program with an Athletic Hall of Fame, established in 1995. Since the opening, the Hall of Fame has inducted 89 alumni and the 1947 football team who made it to the Junior Rose Bowl. Every year in April inductees are honored at a special awards banquet.
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