The academic year at RCCD is divided into two 16-week sessions, with Fall semester beginning in September and Spring semester beginning in February. There are also short term sessions in Summer and Winter.
The majority of international students attending RCCD transfer to a four-year university for the second two years, leading to a Baccalaureate degree. To be eligible for transfer to the university as a junior, students must have completed at least 60 units of transferable credit from the community college. In most cases, students may transfer up to 70 semester units of credit from a community college.
International students who plan to transfer see an academic counselor, on a regular basis, to determine the courses needed to prepare for transfer to a University of California (UC), California State University (CSU) or any private, independent university.
A specialized international academic counselor will assist students in choosing courses which meet the requirements for the university they wish to attend. RCCD has agreements with University of California and California State University, making transfer to a university a smooth process. Requirements for transfer vary by major and by campus, and the counselor will work with each student to reach his or her goal. For students who have not decided on a university for transfer, the counselor will work with them to meet the general lower division requirements until they select a particular university.
Students pursuing high unit majors such as Engineering, Computer Science, Physical or Life Sciences should seek the advice of a counselor prior to selecting general education coursework.
Current Course Schedule
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