Richland College is part the Dallas County Community College District which offers seven programs of study including:
- Engineering, Business, and Technology
- Human and Academic Development
- Mathematics, Science, and Health Professions
- Teacher Preparation
- Ethnic Studies, Social Science & Physical Education
- World Languages, Cultures, and Communications
- Humanities, Fine and Performing Arts
In addition, the college offers continuing education and distance learning courses. Continuing education students must be at least 18 years old to apply. This program provides adults the opportunity to enhance their professional skills with additional training and certificates.
Richland College’s distance learning program is designed for student seeking a flexible learning environment. There are five distinct options of classes: online, online partial, online/classroom, video-based, and web-e (enhanced).
Online classes are conducted online through computers and multimedia. All courses use eCampus with no on-campus involvement.Online partial courses use eCampus to conduct the classes as well as include some on-campus testing, orientation, and other activities. Online/classroom courses are conducted half-time via the Internet and the other half-time in a classroom setting. Video-based courses are delivered through a cable channel, DVD, VHS, CD, or MP4 system with instructor communication done via email. Some on-campus testing/activities may be required. Web-e are on-campus classes with some Internet or eCampus use.
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Richland College is a two-year college which prepares students to transfer to four-year institutions, as well as serves certificate seeking students, continuing education students, and distance learning students.
To be admitted to the college, students must:
- Complete an application for admission
- Submit transcripts and copy of high school diploma or GED
- Apply for financial aid
- Complete an assessment
- Complete the student online orientation
- Set up an appointment for registration and advisement
Richland College offers several financial aid options. Students may be eligible for loans, work-study programs, grants, or scholarships. The school’s website provides detailed descriptions of all financial aid available as well as instructions on how to apply for each type of aid.
To apply for financial aid, students must:
- Have a high school diploma or GED on file at the college
- Be enrolled in at least six hours
- Be a US citizen, or eligible non-citizen
- Not have defaulted on a federal loan
- Show strong academic progress
- Be enrolled at the college, with the purpose of earning a degree or certificate
- Not have been convicted of the sale or possession of an illegal substance
- Register for a netmail email address (highly recommended)
All qualifying students are required to fill out a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) by the deadline set by the college.
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Richland College is a commuter campus which offers students many opportunities to get involved in campus life. There are over 30 student clubs and organizations, including Student Government, Health Professions Club, Richland College Cheerleaders, a Sign Language Club, Richland College Guitar Ensemble, and more.
The college’s library is open six days a week with some extended evening hours to help students with completing their coursework. The library carries many resources including books and videos, electronic resources, as well as tutorials on how to write essays, research papers, and more.
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Richland College is a member of the National Junior College Collegiate Athletic Association (NJCAA) with several team sports for both men and women. Men’s sports include baseball, basketball, and soccer while women’s sports include volleyball and soccer.
The Richland College Thunderducks won the 2009 NJCAA Division III Basketball Championship.
Richland College also offers intramural sports for students interested in competitive sports on a non-varsity level. Intramural sports include flag football, softball, soccer, basketball, and golf. In addition, the college has several fitness clubs.