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Oregon Promise: What’s it all about?

Imagine going to community college for free. Is that a myth or a real-life possibility? The answer is: it depends. There’s been a lot of hype about “free college” since the state legislature passed the Oregon Promise Bill in July 2014. But what does the Oregon Promise really mean? First, it is not exactly free for everyone. The legislature approved only $10 million for the...
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What is Distance Learning?

Ever heard of distance learning? No? Well, you’ve probably heard of online classes. Tomato, to-mah-to. No matter how you say it, we’re talking about the same thing. Distance learning is defined as an online course that a student attends similar to a face-to-face class, only you don’t have to enter a classroom. You’re assigned an instructor and a syllabus with tests, quizzes, reading, and homework,...
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RCC programs prepare students for high-demand jobs

Many Rogue Community College programs and trainings match the top 20 occupations listed by the U.S. Department of Labor Bureau of Labor Statistics, including those with the highest projected increases in jobs for 2022. “Throughout RCC’s history, one of our main missions has been to prepare students for jobs that are in demand,” said RCC President Peter Angstadt. “Our local advisory committees help keep RCC’s...
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Joe Momyer RCC counselor

Lost your job? Follow these steps to redirect your career

When you’re laid off or fired from a job, the first reaction normally is shock. “This can’t really be happening to me!” As a former corporate human resources executive, I can tell you that there are few events in anyone’s life more traumatic than losing a job. But you can take positive action that can result in positive outcomes. Here are my suggestions: First, don’t...
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