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With its dedicated professors, ample extracurricular opportunities, supportive staff, and beautiful surroundings, Crafton Hills College is a place where students thrive. Since its opening in 1972, more than 100,000 people of different ages, interests, and backgrounds have attended CHC, drawn to the outstanding educational opportunities available to students interested in earning two-year associate degrees, transferring to four-year colleges and universities to obtain bachelor’s degrees, career and technical education programs, and general education to increase job effectiveness or learn new skills.
CHC offers more than 50 majors in the liberal arts and sciences, vocations, and technical studies, and currently serves about 4,500 students. Students can receive multidisciplinary degrees, including Fine Arts, Health Sciences, Liberal Studies – Teacher Preparation, and Social Science, and the Fire Science and Emergency Medical Services-Paramedics programs are some of the finest community college programs in the state, with CHC the primary trainer for paramedics in San Bernardino and Riverside counties. CHC also has the distinction of being the top community college in the Inland Empire when it comes to degree/certificate completion rates and course retention/success rates.
Professors are experts in their field, and are active in their professions outside of the classroom. Because class sizes are small, professors are easily accessible, offer one-on-one support, and often take students on field trips. Cultural, social, and recreational opportunities abound, and there are clubs for all interests as well as theater arts productions and musical performances year round. CHC’s facilities are spacious and welcoming, and include a health and wellness center, an art gallery, aquatics center, and child development center. A place for reflection and growth, CHC promotes lifelong learning, and is proud of its alumni making a difference in the Inland Empire and beyond.
The main objectives of CHC are:
Serving students interested in transferring to four-year colleges and universities to obtain bachelor’s degrees;
Serving students interested in obtaining two-year associate degrees;
Providing career and technical education programs that offer opportunities in training, retraining, and skill building;
Providing general education for students interested in taking a few courses to increase job effectiveness;
Providing lifelong learning