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School of Arts & Humanities

The Norco College School of Arts & Humanities is a pursuit of an interdisciplinary study of
the arts by selecting among courses in historical context, studio practice, performance ensemble, creative writing, and ideas and interpretation of the arts. In the Arts & Humanities core course, students will experience the theory and practice of the arts in a workshop setting and, in studio or ensemble courses, will gain practical experience in at least one area of the visual or performing arts or creative writing. Courses in the historical context and interpretation of the arts will enable students to understand how style, subject matter and materials may respond to different motivations and purposes.




Trailhead - Arts & Humanities​


Area of Emphasis (AOE) - Communications, Media & Languages

Area of Emphasis (AOE) - Fine & Applied Arts

Area of Emphasis (AOE) - Humanities, Philosophy & Arts










mbader.jpg Melissa Bader, M.A.
Department Chair
Associate Professor, English (951) 372-7116 IT 200M
qbemiller.jpg Quinton P. Bemiller, M.F.A.
Department Co-Chair

Associate Professor, Art (951) 738-7704 ST 111
mbobo.jpg Michael Bobo
Assistant Professor, Humanities (951) 738-7733 PORT A 107
cbrockenbrough.jpg Celia Brockenbrough, M.L.S.
Professor of
Library Services
(951) 372-7022 LIBR 217
ncapps.jpg Nikki Capps, M.A.
Associate Professor, English N/A IT 200R
acovarrubias.jpg Araceli Covarrubias, M.A.
Assistant Professor, Spanish (951) 738-7752 PORT B 204
jdobson.jpg Jessica Dobson
Assistant Professor, English N/A PORT B 206
dhitchcock.jpg Dominique Hitchcock
Professor, Spanish (951) 372-7066 LIBR 114D
kkamerin.jpg Kim Kamerin
Department Co-Chair
Associate Professor, Music (951) 738-7703 THTR 207
bkerr.jpg Brady Kerr
Instructor, Music Industry Studies (951) 372-7068 ATEC 214
mlewis.jpg Mark Lewis
Associate Professor, Communication Studies (951) 372-7034 IT 200 B
dreade.jpg Dan Reade
Assistant Professor, English N/A PORT B 204
jsentmanat.jpg Jose Sentmanat
Assistant Professor, Philosophy N/A LIBR 129
msloniger.jpg Mitzi Sloniger
Associate Professor, Reading (951) 372-7131 LIBR 131
wstevens.jpg Walter Stevens
Professor, Theater Arts (951) 372-7131 HUM 106 B




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jmidgett.jpg Jethro Midgett Associate Professor/Counselor (951) 738-7756 CSS 204
jmoore.jpg John Moore, M.A.
Assistant Chair
Associate Professor/Counselor (951) 372-7148 SSV 205



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Norco College students can pursue an Associate of Arts or Science Degree in an area of emphasis or in one of our Career and Technical Education (CTE) programs. The document below lists the Riverside Community College District associate degree general education requirements as well as the various “areas of emphasis” a student can choose to complete in order to earn their degree in that area. All associate degrees require a minimum of 60 degree applicable units.

If you will be completing an Associate of Science degree in a CTE program you will still need to complete the general education requirements, plus you will need to complete the CTE certificate requirements in a state-approved program of study of 18 units or more.


The mission of the School Ambassadors program at Norco College is to help students set and attain academic, personal, social, and career goals by offering a peer perspective.

School ambassadors serve as role models for persistence and success when representing Norco College to prospective students.

They also help new students acclimate to college life and support students through advising and mentoring.

Click here to download and fill out the 2018-2019 School Ambassadors Application.




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