Founded in May 1926 as Reedley Junior College; this school is a public community college located in Reedley, California. The institute became a full community college on July 1, 1946, and was finally renamed Reedley College in July 1998. Also referred to as Reedley or RC, the college is a part of the California Community Colleges system, within the State Center Community College District (SCCCD). The main campus is spread across an area of over 400 acres.
Reedley College is fully accredited by the Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges of the Western Association of Schools and Colleges. The institute offers a variety of associate’s degrees, and certificate courses so that the students can easily get transfer to a four-year university of their choice. The degree programs offered at the college include AA (Associates in Arts) or AS (Associates in Science). Reedley College offers over 80 major degrees and certificates in diverse areas of study such as math, engineering, computer science, literature, communication, geography, and agriculture.
Reedley College also offers career technical education (vocational) programs to help the students prepare for making an entry into the global workforce. Students can choose from a variety of programs focused on specific areas of study. The career technical education programs include automotive technology, aviation maintenance technology, dental assisting, environmental horticulture, forestry, health care interpreters, manufacturing, nursing assistant training, and mechanized agriculture.
Reedley College extends its quality education facilities to students across the globe through its online division. The online courses enable students maintain their job and at the same time complete their college or further their education. Students can access the online library and educational facilities anytime, anywhere.
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Each year, more than 12,000 students are enrolled in the various degrees and programs at the institute. Anyone who is at least 18 years old, or has a high school diploma or the equivalent can apply for admission to Reedley College. Applicants must meet the requirement standards set by the State Center Community College District.
Reedley College believes in providing equal opportunity to all the students in the form of financial aid programs such as grants, scholarships and loans. Applicants seeking monetary assistance must complete the online Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) form. The grants are they best type of financial aid as they don’t require any repayment. The federal and state grants offered at Reedley College are Federal Pell Grant, CAHSEE Grant, Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG), and Cal Grants.
Scholarship programs at Reedley College include Reedley College Scholarship Program (SCCCF) and the Reedley College Foundation. Other scholarships are A.W. Bodine-Sunkist Memorial Scholarship, AARP Women’s Scholarship, BigSun Scholarship, The Fresno Women’s Network Scholarship, The Hispanic Scholarship, and AES Engineers Scholarship. Loans are the type of fund that must be returned with interest. Students can also opt for the Federal Direct Student Loans or the Federal Work-Study Programs that allows them to work part time to meet their educational expenses.
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Students at Reedley College enjoy a vibrant and active campus life that contributes in their overall development. Students are encouraged to participate in the diverse events and activities organized in the campus. There are several student clubs and organizations that created based on student’s special interests. Some of the student organizations include Student Advisory Council (D-SAC) and Associated Student Body (ASB). Students can get involved in CalWORKs, which is designed to help recipients of cash aid get through college in a short period of time.
The Disabled Student Programs & Services (DSP&S) is designed to provide specialized services and accommodations to assist students with documented physical, psychological and learning disabilities. The staff members interact with all areas of the campus to abolish physical, academic and attitudinal barriers. The program takes a personal interest in meeting the particular needs of students with disabilities.
The Chant is the newspaper of the Reedley College. There is also an online version of the school newspaper.
Currents is the Reedley College newsletter; and Symmetry includes works from English & Art students.
The library at Reedley College is a learning resource center, which includes a periodical room, two conference rooms, a computer lab, and the latest equipment for viewing video cassettes. The library is also accessible online. The Math Center at the campus helps students develop math solving capabilities. There is also a Writing Center that helps students on any writing assignment. It also offers walk-in or online tutorial services.
The Counseling Center at Reedley College provides comprehensive counseling services to help students move towards a successful college experience. The counselors encourage student development and success through quality services and programs focused on student needs. The programs are designed to offer each student with personalized help in assessing personal interests and abilities. The goal of the Counseling Center is to facilitate the process through which students can choose the appropriate courses and programs to earn a degree or certificate.
Reedley College offers decent housing options to the students, accommodating 40 women and 100 men. Sequoia Hall is the main residence hall located on the southern corner of the campus. This air-conditioned two story building houses one wing for women and the other wing for men. The facilities offered at Sequoia Hall include a spacious lounge, game room, and patio area for all students to use. The student rooms are equipped with modern services for the convenience of the students. Facilities include attached bathroom, laundry service, vending machines etc.
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Reedley College’s athletic department sponsors men’s and women’s teams in more than 10 intercollegiate sports. The athletic teams are nicknamed the Tigers. The colors are Orange and Black. Reedley College is a member of the Central Valley Conference in all sports excluding football, for which it is a member of the Northern California Football Alliance (NCFA). The football team of the College won the Northern California Football Championship, the COA State Championship in 2002.
- Efren Iglesia, Monterey County Superior Court Judge
- Sally Knight, World Speed Record Breaker in 2007
- Larry L. Hillblom, Co-Founder of DHL Worldwide Express
- Nellie Aquino-Ong, Founder of Reedley International School in the Philippines
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