The college has a variety of support services available to assist students with career decision-making, problem resolution, and goal achievement.
The Assessment Office, located in the Library Building (Room L106 C), provides testing services for initial placement into English, Math and English as a Second Language (ESL) classes. Other services include the Ability to Benefit exam for students who do not have a high school diploma or equivalency and are applying for Financial Aid assistance, as well as assessing graduation competency for Reading and Math. There is no charge for assessment services. For assessment dates, go to Assessment on the CRC Website. You may also call (916) 691-7332 for more information. Students with special testing needs should call the Disability Support Programs and Services Office at (916) 691-7275.
The Campus Police Office is located in the Operations and Public Safety Building. The office operates on a 24-hour basis, 7 days a week. The department is a P.O.S.T. certified agency and provides both law enforcement and security services to students. In addition to assisting and handling cases of emergencies, this office handles all parking enforcement and appeal processing, the lost and found, vehicle jumpstarts and lockouts, and police escorts. You can reach the campus police at (916) 588-2221 (24 hours) or (916) 691-7594 (Fax number).
See Transfer and Career Center
The Child Development Center, located on the eastside of the campus, provides education and child care for children of Cosumnes River College students. The Center gives priority to low income parents who meet income eligibility and demonstrated need guidelines. Other children are admitted on a sliding fee scale as space permits.
The Preschool program serves children 3 years through 5 years. The School Age program serves children Kindergarten through 10 years before and after school and during "off track days".
The CRC Child Development Center programs offer developmentally appropriate and stimulating environments with a variety of planned activities. The Center also serves as lab school for students of Early Childhood Education.
For more information about your child care needs and hours of operation, call the Center at (916) 691-7380.
The college cafeteria serves a two-fold purpose. The state-of-the-art cafeteria facility provides a safe working environment for students in the instructional Culinary Arts Management program. Open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, Monday through Thursday, and breakfast and lunch on
Friday, the cafeteria provides balanced meals and snacks for the campus community during the Fall and Spring semesters. The cafeteria is open
during the summer session for breakfast and lunch only. Vending machines are also available at various locations throughout the campus.
The College Store, located beside the College Center building, carries a complete stock of New and Used textbooks, Rental textbooks, Digital textbooks, paper supplies needed for classes, CRC souvenir sweatshirts, T-shirts and binders. Textbooks may also be ordered online for in-store pickup or shipping. Please allow 24 hours for store pickup.
AN ORIGINAL, DATED SALES RECEIPT and a current student I.D. or Driver’s License ARE REQUIRED FOR ALL RETURNS.
RENTAL AGREEMENT POLICY
The College Store is responsible for all College Store operating costs and profits are used to support instructionally related programs and projects on campus. The Board of Trustees of the Los Rios College District governs the store.
For more information on buyback dates and times, hours of operation, and days open, please call (916) 691-7319 and/or search online at www.crc.losrios.edu/CollegeStore.
The college cafeteria serves a two-fold purpose. The state-of-the-art cafeteria facility provides a safe working environment for students in the instructional Culinary Arts Management program. Open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, Monday through Thursday, and breakfast and lunch on Friday, the cafeteria provides balanced meals and snacks for the campus community during the Fall and Spring semesters. The cafeteria is open during the summer session for breakfast and lunch only. Vending machines are also available at various locations throughout the campus.
Cooperative Work Experience Education and Internships (Co-op) is an academic program that allows students to apply what they have learned in the classroom to their job or internship site and while earning college credits. Students will develop new skills on-the-job or in a skilled professional level assignment on campus or in the community. One 50-minute weekly class is required which focuses on workforce and career transition. Internship and job assistance are available. Internships may be paid or non-paid and will provide preparation for a career by providing professional skill development, employment contacts, confidence building and more.
For more information, call (916) 691-7372 or visit https://wexp.losrios.edu
Counselors are available throughout the year on appointment or drop-in basis. Counselors are located in the Counseling Center on the 2nd floor of the Library Building, L-200 (691-7316).
The counseling faculty provides:
Disability Support Programs & Services (DSP&S) provides equal educational opportunity for students with physical, psychological, or learning disabilities. Students with disabilities are encouraged to lead active and independent lives by participating in all college programs. Counseling, support services, and academic accommodations are provided to students who are eligible for the program. The Disability Support Programs & Services Center is located in Portable 57/58. For more information, call (916) 691-7275 (voice) or (916) 691-7273 (TDD).
Physical and Psychological Disabilities
Students with the following disabilities are eligible to receive support services and academic accommodations: hearing impaired and deaf, blind and low-vision, mobility impaired, psychologically disabled (a diagnosis from a psychiatrist), and other health problems that would require special assistance.
Students of average or above average learning aptitude may have a specific learning disability which significantly impacts their educational progress.
The Cosumnes River College Learning Disabilities Program can provide support services and academic accommodations to students who have documentation of a specific learning disability from another school or professional. In addition, Diagnostic Assessment may be available for appropriately referred students who come to the DSP&S program for an orientation appointment.
Accommodations are individually determined for students with disabilities according to the functional limitations of the disability. Accommodations may include:
Students with verified disabilities who do not wish to avail themselves of the services of the Disability Support Programs and Services Office may still be eligible for reasonable accommodation and service. Contact the Dean at (916) 691-7350.
Students with verified disabilities who require alternate formats of college publications and resources should check with the Disability Support Programs & Services office. Materials available include, but are not limited to, Braille, large print, books on tape, and electronic text. These formats help accommodate our students' specific needs and are created in a timely fashion. Contact the Disability Support Programs & Services Office at (916) 691-7275 (voice) or 691-7273 (TDD).
Programas y Servicios Para Estudiantes Incapacitados
La Oficina de Programas y Servicios para Estudiantes Incapacitados ofrece servicios de apoyo a estudiantes que tengan incapacidades físicas, psicológicas, linguísticas y de aprendizaje. Algunos de los servicios que se ofrecen son: ayuda con la inscripción y con la selección de clases, asesoramiento académico y vocacional, tutorías, intérpretes, facilidades para tomar exámenes, ayuda para tomar apuntes, y el dictado de textos a audio. Para más información, comuníquese con el decano de servicios para estudiantes, al (916) 691-7275 o (916) 691-7273 (TDD).
If an academic accommodation is requested that is not listed above, the request will be forwarded by the DSP&S Coordinator to the Dean of Student Services/Counseling for consideration. The student has a right to appeal any decision regarding academic accommodations. Contact the DSP&S Coordinator for more information.
(See Student Support Center).
The Financial Aid Office, located in the Library Building L107, can provide the "Financial Aid Student Guide" which describes available programs, how to process an application, and lists important dates to remember. The guidebook is available upon request. For additional information, please refer to the "Financial Assistance" section of this catalog.
The college maintains a Health Services office staffed by College Nurses to assist students with health-related problems. Students are given first aid for any campus injury, as well as illness prevention and health maintenance advice, including referrals to appropriate community health organizations. The office houses a variety of publications and brochures on various health related subjects. The Health Services Office is not clinically equipped; therefore, no medical care or treatment that exceeds first aid can be given.
Other services provided include hearing, vision and blood pressure screening, and tuberculin skin testing. Students with major physical disabilities or health problems should consult with Health Services staff.
Appointments are advised for general health issues and are necessary for TB skin testing. The Health Services Office is located in the Operations and Public Safety Building. Phone: Health Office (916) 691-7254
The Los Rios Internships & Career Services (LINCS) to HIRE EDUCATION is a Website designed to meet recruitment, job and internship search needs for CRC and all Los Rios colleges’ students. Employers are able to post jobs and internships. Students are able to search for full time and part time jobs, CalWORKs work study jobs and internships. The Career Center encourages all departments and student services interested in hiring students to work in their department/area to use the LINCS system for posting student jobs.
Employers, including on campus employers can register and post positions at: www.myinterfase.com/losrios/employer
Students, alumni, and community members can register and search for jobs and internships at: https://www.myinterfase.com/crc_losrios/student/
Additional information is available by calling (916) 691-7456.
The Library at Cosumnes River College is located in the three-story Library building situated in the center of the campus. Its research collection, professional staff, and technology provide ideal study and research facilities.
The library has a variety of books, media and periodical titles. Tools for accessing library, information, and learning resources include the library catalog (LOIS, the Los Rios Online Information System), full-text periodical databases, and the Internet. Access to these tools is available on more than 60 computer stations within the library. Computers with software and hardware designed for students with low vision, no vision, and/or learning disabilities are available. Remote access to LOIS, the library’s web-based catalog, and periodical databases is also available 24/7 through the CRC Library homepage at www.crc.losrios.edu/Library
All college course offerings and information competency requirements are supported through library instructional sessions, reference services, and acquisition of materials supporting student research and faculty requests.
The Los Rios Community College District will pay a maintenance allowance in an amount determined by the State Chancellor's Office per day of scheduled attendance for a period in which the student is enrolled full-time. Payment will be issued to the parent or guardian of minor non-district students, and directly to adult non-district students and to married minors who reside in California outside the Los Rios Community College area and/or more than sixty (60) miles from the nearest public community college campus. Application for maintenance allowance is available in the Admissions and Records Office and must be submitted during the semester of attendance. Additional information may be obtained from the Admissions and Records Office.
The Math Center is located in the Learning Resource Center building in room LRC-205. Staffed by math instructors, instructional assistants, and experienced student tutors, the Math Center provides resources and support to help CRC students be successful in their math courses. The Math Center offers drop-in tutoring, study groups for basic skills learning communities, support for courses with technology-based homework, multi-media support for course textbooks, and computer support for online math and statistic classes. Sign up for the applicable Math lab course (MATH 71, 72, 73, 74, 75, 76, 77, 78, 79) to use the Math Center services in conjunction with a math class. Students not enrolled in a math class who wish to join the scheduled "math boot camp" sessions or who wish to work independently to brush up on math skills or prepare for placement or employment exams sign up for MATH 83.
The Math Engineering Science Achievement Community College Program is active at CRC. The program focuses on preparing economically disadvantaged students for professions related to Engineering, Computer Science, Science, and Mathematics. The program provides support services to help students succeed in college and explore their career choices. The services include, but are not restricted to:
Call (916) 691-7338 for more information.
The COLLEGE CATALOG and CLASS SCHEDULES are important resources for student success. Both publications include valuable and current information on available services, course/program selection, graduation and transfer requirements. Students can find both publications on the CRC website. They can also purchase a catalog from Admissions or the College Store.
The college newspaper, THE CONNECTION, is published under the general supervision of the Journalism Department at CRC.
The Radio, Television and Film Production department produces the "CAMERA ONE" news magazine show for local cable access TV six times per semester.
A FACULTY & STAFF HANDBOOK is online to provide pertinent information, both general and specific, to college faculty and staff.
The Reading/Writing Center (RWC), located in LRC-203, is a place where students can get help with their reading and writing assignments. Staffed by English professors, an instructional assistant, and student tutors, the RWC is also equipped with a large number of computers that students can use to compose their essays or to access the Internet for class assignment research. For a focus on writing assistance, sign up for one of the following courses: ENGLB 70, 72, 73, or 74. For a focus on reading assistance, sign up for one of the following courses: ENGLB 75, 76, 77, or 78. Students can call (916) 691-7123 for more information.
The Student Development Office, located in Library Building, L103, offers a variety of ways for students to become involved:
Contributing to student life, the Student Development Office (SDO) provides a variety of opportunities to become involved in extra- and co-curricular activities. SDO is the student’s connection to the Associated Students of CRC Senate, Clubs and Events Board, Student Ambassador Program and student clubs. SDO offers leadership development courses whose units are CSU transferable and skill development workshops. SDO is a place where leader flourish. Make it part of your college experience. Visit www.crc.losrios.edu/Studentlife
Other services include
An online listing of available housing and opportunity to post available rentals are online at https://www.crc.losrios.edu/services/studentlife/housing_list.
Regional Transit Bus and Light Rail schedules, health and dental insurance information and help on how to be involved with campus events are available.
Associated Students of Cosumnes River College (ASCRC)
As a means to represent all enrolled students of Cosumnes River College the ASCRC has two major leadership components – the CRC Student Senate and the CRC Clubs and Events Board.
Through the CRC Student Senate, the student body participates in the College’s shared governance process to inform decisions that have or will have a significant effect on students. The Student Senate also serves as the means through which students may be nominated to participate on College and/or District committees, task forces or other governance groups. The Student Senate shall advocate for the common interests of students at the local, state, and federal levels. The Student Senate is the only entity empowered to take positions on legislative issues within its purview under Los Rios Community College District Policies and Regulations.
The CRC Clubs and Events Board promotes the intellectual and social life of students at CRC through authorized club activities; by programming college-wide events and bringing artists and speakers to the college. It also supports activities that recognize the cultural and ethnic diversity of the college community and fosters cultural awareness and understanding. The Clubs and Events Board strives to build a sense of unity between clubs.
Campus Clubs offer diversified social and educational opportunities. The first two weeks of each semester students can join clubs online. Club Rush is an activity held during Welcome Days where students can see and learn about campus clubs.
The Student Support Center, located in the Library Building (Room L-106) offers many programs and services. Students may stop by or call 691-7465 to make appointments for any of the following programs:
CalWORKs supports students who are currently receiving cash aid from their county of residence. We have many services to offer qualified students:
CARE (Cooperative Agencies Resources for Education)
The CARE Program is a state-funded program providing academic, career, and personal counseling; campus and community referrals; child care and/or transportation financial assistance (financial aid process must be completed); meal program; supply voucher; peer advising; priority registration; transfer assistance; tutorial services; and support workshops.
To be eligible, a student must:
For further information, call (916) 691-7365.
Department of Human Assistance (DHA):
Staff from DHA provide information and support for CalWORKs/TANF students.
Extended Opportunity Programs and Services (EOP&S):
EOP&S provides the following comprehensive support services to students who are educationally and economically disadvantaged. Services are open to students enrolled at Cosumnes River College:
To be eligible, a student must follow the guidelines for the EOP&S program:
The EOP&S Office is located in the Student Support Center, located in the Library Building, Room L106. Call (916) 691-7365 for information. Applications may be picked up in the EOP&S Office.
On-Campus Student Employment
Students are limited to a maximum of 26 hours per week. Students may be employed as part of their financial aid package and should consult the Financial Aid Office at (916) 691‑7325.
Online application at https://scholarship.losrios.edu.
The Admissions and Records Office will send the first two official copies of a student’s college record to any college or university without charge. Additional copies may be obtained for a small fee. Same day official transcripts may be obtained for a higher fee. Check with the Admissions and Records Office for current fees. The required number of transcripts varies according to institution, and students should refer to the catalog or bulletin of the college or university which they expect to enter. Unofficial transcripts can be printed using eServices (online).
Cosumnes River College is committed to transferring qualified students to the four-year university of their choice. Located in the Library Building (2nd floor), the Transfer Center offers on-line application assistance, catalogs and other resource materials.
For more information, contact (916) 691-7456.
The Transfer Center provides a wide range of services for students planning to transfer to a 4-year college or university. Services include: research assistance in identifying potential transfer schools; weekly visits from university representatives; transfer admissions eligibility information and assistance with Transfer Admissions Guarantee applications for participating campuses of the UC (currently UC Davis, UC Irvine, UC Merced, UC Riverside, UC Santa Barbara, and UC Santa Cruz), or the University of the Pacific; transfer applications and personal statements workshops; access to reference books and college catalogs. In addition, the Transfer Center hosts the annual Transfer Day, which occurs in the fall semester; and sponsors tours of various 4-year university campuses. All services provided by the Transfer Center are open to all CRC students.
Note to Transfer Students:
If you are interested in transferring to a four-year college or university to pursue a Bachelor’s Degree, it is critical that you meet with a CRC counselor to select and plan the courses for your major. Schools vary widely in terms of the required preparation. The courses that CRC requires for an Associate’s Degree in a major may different from the requirements needed for the Bachelor's Degree.
Enrolled CRC students can receive tutoring assistance, free of charge, from several campus tutorial centers. These centers are listed below. To find out more information about a specific center, call the printed telephone number listed below:
The CRC Veterans Services Office, located in the Admissions and Records Office (College Center), was established to help process Veterans Administration (VA) Educational Benefit paperwork and to coordinate with other campus services. The student veteran, children, spouse or surviving spouse of a veteran using the VA Educational Benefits with a variety of services should contact the VA Office.
To receive an educational allowance, the Veterans Administration requires a student veteran or dependent to:
For more information, veterans or dependents should contact the Veterans Services Office in the Admissions and Records Office or call (916) 691-7422.
The Veterans Resource Center (VRC) works in partnership with CRC Veterans Services Office and the Counseling Department, taking a comprehensive approach to providing students all the resources they need for the transition to civilian life and college. The VRC's mission is to honor the service or veterans by helping them discover their educational goals and to foster a "veteran-friendly" environment at CRC. Services offered by the VRC include:
The VRC is located in L-103. For more information call (916) 691-7455.