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Academic Literacy & ​​Reading

ATTENTION: Course/Discipline changes for 21FAL:

  • REA (Reading Academic Literacy) courses are now ALR (Academic Literacy and Reading)
    • REA 4 is now ALR 4
    • ​REA 3 is now ALR 3
Reading courses at Norco College provide students with the knowledge and skills required to comprehen​d college level texts and write appropriately for college assignments. The courses range from instruction in basic reading skills to instruction in reading as a critical thinking process.​

Career Options

Career options​ for students with a skill in reading and comprehension include: acquisitions editor, archivist, blogger, book reviewer, book store propietor, content editor, copy editor, grant writer, lawyer, librarian, novelist, paralegal, political scientist, proofreader, publisher, reporter, script reader, and translator.​

Academic Programs in Academic Literacy & Reading

The academic maps below will give you an idea of the classes you need to take. However, please meet with a counselor to personalize your education plan.

​School Trailhead for Arts & Humanities
Suggested Initial Coursework​​
​​Associate of Arts (AA) Degree - Area of Emphasis (AOE)
in Communication, Media and Languages - CSU Pathway


Additional Resources

​​​​​Riverside Community College District General Education (RCCD GE) Requirements (PLAN A)​​​​
​​​California State University General Education (CSU GE) Requirements (PLAN B)
For students who would like to transfer to a campus in the California State University (CSU) system
​​​​​​Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum (IGETC) Requirements (PLAN C)
For students who would like to transfer to a campus in either the California State University (CSU) or University of California (UC) system

Contact Information

Daniel Reade
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Quinton Bemiller
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​Instructional Department Specialist
Yolanda Stanley
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Admin. Assistant to the Dean
Eileen Cechini
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Full-Time Faculty
Mitzi Sloniger
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