This year, Riverside City College is celebrating its centennial anniversary and Moreno Valley and Norco College are recognizing 25 years of excellence. Events will be hosted at each college throughout the year including open houses, a parade, homecoming, exhibits, special anniversary/recognition celebrations, and much more.
The anniversary websites will be updated frequently with event details, historical information, and interviews with individuals who have played a part in the college's ongoing growth and development.
Riverside Community College District Celebrates
A Century of Excellence
Riverside City College
(RCC) first opened in 1916 at the same site as the Riverside Polytechnic High School (Riverside Poly). Originally known as Riverside City College
or Riverside Junior College, the name changed to Riverside Community College in the 1960s. In 2008, the Board of Trustees renamed the institution back to Riverside City College (RCC).
Today, RCC is part of the greater Riverside Community College District, which enrolls more than 52,000 students each semester.
In 1991 college officials secured land in the cities of Moreno Valley
and opened two educational centers. In January 2010 the district received notice from the Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges (ACCJC) approving college status for Moreno Valley College
and Norco College
, California’s 111th and 112th community colleges.
RCCD also has separate education centers include the Ben Clark Public Safety Training Center, the Innovative Learning Center, the Rubidoux Annex and the Culinary Academy as well as the Economic Development Center in Corona.
In 2016 the Centennial Plaza, located on University Avenue and Market Street will open. The $85 million project marks the debut of a major arts, cultural and education resource for our region. Centennial Plaza includes the Henry W. Coil, Sr. & Alice Edna Coil School for the Arts, the RCC Culinary Arts Academy, and district offices.
Celebrate with us this year! Be a part of our history and our future.
Dr. Salvatore Rotella Dr. James Buysse Dr. Irving Hendrick RCCD Chancellor (Interim) RCCD Chancellor (Interim) RCCD Chancellor 2005 - 2007 2007 - 2008 2008 - 2009