ERIC Number: ED483362
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2004-Mar
Commission Review of a Proposal by Riverside Community College District To Convert the Norco Educational Center to College Status. A Report to the Governor and Legislature in Response to a Request from the California Community College Board of Governors. Commission Report 04-02
California Postsecondary Education Commission
This report reviews a proposal by the Riverside Community College District and the California Community College Chancellor's Office to convert the Norco Education Center to college status. The center is situated in the western section of Riverside County on 144 acres of land that had been occupied by the U.S. Navy until it was donated by the federal government in 1984 to the Riverside Community College District. Enrollments at the Norco Center grew by nearly 135% between Fall 1991 and Fall 2002, and they are expected to grow by another 26 percent by Fall 2010. The increase would represent 7,344 additional students since the campus first opened in 1991 with an initial enrollment of 3,325 students. Approximately 2,800 Full-time Equivalent Students (FTES) are expected to be served during the 2004-05 academic year, which is nearly three times the minimum number required for college status. The Norco Center offers specialty programs in engineering, computer science, information systems, architecture, design technologies, and agricultural sciences, in addition to general education and vocational courses. Converting the Norco Center to college status would enable it to exercise greater leadership and flexibility in meeting the educational, vocational, and paraprofessional needs of community members and local business residing in the western portion of Riverside County.
Descriptors: Two Year Colleges, Community Colleges, Public Colleges, Program Proposals, Enrollment Trends, Adult Education, Educational Planning, Educational Development
California Postsecondary Education Commission, 1303 J Street, Suite 500, Sacramento, CA 95814-2938. Tel: 916-322-9268.
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Two Year Colleges
Authoring Institution: California State Postsecondary Education Commission, Sacramento.