Smart move.

Rooting for myself and finding my advocates.

 

Smart move.

Putting together my music, my job and my coursework.

 

Smart move.

Persisting to secure my dream job while receiving a solid education.

 

Smart move.

Because the only true limits on my future were my own.

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Real students. Real lives. Smart moves.

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Exceptional classes, programs, faculty, and student life: Los Rios Community College District is all about helping our students make their smartest moves.

Read how our students are finding their success at Los Rios.

DeWayne’s smart move:

My hunger to be someone and be remembered for something great has no boundaries. During my time at CRC, I found a sense of purpose that is now pushing me towards my destiny.

After growing up in a tough neighborhood in Oakland, where there was more temptation than opportunity, Dewayne discovered Cosumnes River College spoke to him. He connected to CRC’s campus because of its serenity and positive atmosphere. He found he could think and reflect more easily without the added pressures of inner city life. It is at CRC where DeWayne discovered the joy of learning. And it is at the Oak Park Community Center where DeWayne shares his learning discovery with youth and teens who can benefit from real-life inspiration. He is there as a mentor, Youth Development trainer, and outreach & development coordinator; he has even advocated for them as an ambassador at city council meetings.
One thing DeWayne does want to do is make people feel the way his instructors at CRC made him feel– enlightened and inspired. Now at Sac State and “walking the stage” in May, DeWayne is studying sociology and marketing and is beginning to establish his own brand and non-profit as an artist named Consci8us.

“My work, my music, and my coursework all work together. I feel like I’m manifesting everything I’ve worked for.”

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Make your move by enrolling in classes for Summer and Fall 2018.

Learn more about furthering your career goals on your schedule. Get more information or find out how to enroll in classes at:

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Felipe’s smart move:

After serving my country, I returned to college at Los Rios so to serve as a firefighter, and built a foundation for higher education so I could serve as fire chief.

Felipe knew he wanted to fight fires since the day he happened to be at a station for a toy drive. They were giving away toys to families in need. But college seemed like a long shot.
And there was another calling for Felipe too. He wanted to serve his country. As a son of immigrants, he had a warm appreciation for freedom and opportunity and wanted to give back.
When his stint in the Navy was complete, it was time to get back to firefighting. Felipe was all in. With the help and inspiration of his favorite counselor who advised him on how to access all the Los Rios campuses to meet class needs, Felipe was able to balance his schedule between work and school. He achieved his immediate goal of becoming a firefighter by taking many fire science courses and completing an AA in Social Science. But Felipe sees building a solid foundation for higher education as his real Los Rios accomplishment.

Felipe, the first to graduate from college in his family, says getting an education can be tough, but you’ve got to keep going. He is the first to say: Los Rios offers a foundation for life.

Make your move toward earning a degree affordably.

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Marianna’s smart move:

Combining my flair for theatrics and passionate activism with a solid foundation in communications at Sacramento City College.

Marianna was a babe in arms when her mother graduated from Sacramento City College’s as a Registered Dental Assistant. And now a mother herself, Marianna is hitting the books 17 years after her last math class. At the beginning, Marianna felt that most of the students were half her age. But then she figured out that at community college you can customize your experience — If you root for yourself, are clear about your goals and speak out to people willing to advocate for you.
SCC provides Marianna a place to practice and learn to be better. She is merging her visual, creative and leadership skills with a new understanding of the value of relationships. She even went out and established enough of them to get her elected to student body president ­— then student representative to the Board of Trustees. Marianna knows life can get tough.

 

She says she has professors that tell her about opportunities and keep her on a trajectory, and that’s the true value of community college.

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Find out how to move from LRCCD to a 4-year degree.

Learn more about how a degree with Los Rios can lead to a transfer into 4-year degree program. Learn more and find out how to apply at:

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Ivan’s smart move:

Deciding that life should be more than paying bills, and believing that I could be the first person in my family to finish college.

Until Ivan decided to, no one in his family had ever left Omaha, and no one had gone after a college degree. In fact, in his circle of friends, no one even considered going to college to get ahead. Growing up in a poor family of six in Nebraska, Ivan understood hard work. After high school, he took the jobs available that paid the bills, and that was fine. What changed his perspective was love. With the support of his girlfriend, a professional scientist who now works for California’s Environmental Protection Agency, Ivan found himself in Sacramento with a desire to advance his own dreams.
At American River College, Ivan has just finished his first year and, inspired by his teachers, is passionate and excited about continuing. He hopes to even transfer to UC Berkeley after he finishes at Los Rios.

“Invest in yourself. Realize the opportunities and go for it. It may seem daunting and it is. But it is possible.”

Find out how LRCCD supports our veteran’s dreams.

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4 colleges. 6 satellite education centers. 70 career fields. All smart moves.