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Accreditation

Norco College ACCJC Accredited

Welcome to the Norco College accreditation website. Here you will find relevant information related to the transition from a campus tied to Riverside City College to an independently accredited college. The Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges (Western Association of Schools and Colleges) awarded this accreditation in January 2010. With ACCJC’s action and subsequent endorsement by the California Community Colleges Board of Governors, Norco College became the 112th community college in the state.

At Norco College we believe in and practice shared governance. In this way, all members of the college community participate as equals in making recommendations that help guide institutional decision-making. Our transition to an independent college and the District’s transition to a multi-college system depended upon the development of workable models for strategic planning, financial resource allocation, decentralization of key functions, and strengthening the colleges’ operational autonomy. I am proud of our faculty for adopting student learning outcomes assessment as a means of improving the quality of instruction, and our staff and managers for supporting and contributing to student success at all levels.

This website is intended to provide the reader with a comprehensive view of Norco College's accreditation documents and its approach to strategic planning, decision-making, and stakeholder involvement. We have linked planning, program review, assessment, and resource allocation information in a manner that is accessible and understandable for employees and the public. We regularly engage in rigorous appraisal of their effectiveness. And, we use assessment results to modify, streamline and improve our organizational processes and academic and support programs.

Norco College enrollment remains constant at around 10,000 students, a threshold we first crossed in 2008. I know that our students, faculty, and staff will continue to excel and that the communities we serve will continue to thrive because everyone associated with the College shares a strong sense of “Mustang Pride.”

Steering Committee

2014 Timeline