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RCC 2021-22 Catalog


Academic Success Centers

  • Wiseman Center, Redwood Campus, Grants Pass, 541-956-7340
  • Student Success Center Building, Riverside Campus, Medford, 541-956-7213
  • Learning Resource Center, A Building, Table Rock Campus, White City

RCC provides free, drop-in tutoring to students registered in credit courses. The primary areas of tutoring are math, writing and science, but professional tutors are prepared to assist students with most subjects. For current schedules, check the website given above.

RCC also has an online tutoring service for all RCC credit students. Visit the tutoring pages on the RCC website for more options.

A technology center (computer lab) is located at each tutoring center. Services include assistance with a variety of subjects and computer access for any RCC student.

Activities calendar

College events and activities may be included on the RCC calendar on the college website. Community members may submit event information that would be of interest to RCC students and staff through the online form. Go to and select "Submit an Event." RCC employees add the details of the event and publish to the calendar in their 25Live room reservation. Events may also be viewed on the Rogue Connect campus app and the RCC Facebook page. Allow two to three days for the information to be posted.

Accessible technology lab

  • Tutoring Center, Wiseman Building, Redwood Campus
  • Student Success Center, Room 9, Riverside Campus

The Access and Disability Resources Accessible Technology Lab provides computer access and assistive technology for students who experience disability.
Access and Disability Resources also coordinates academic accommodations for eligible students with disabilities. Refer to "Access and Disability Resources " in this catalog.

Art gallery

Wiseman Gallery
Redwood Campus, 3345 Redwood Hwy., Grants Pass
Works of visual art from a variety of aesthetic, cultural and social points of view in a variety of media are displayed in the Wiseman Gallery. Exhibits celebrate a range of work by artists of local to national prominence, as well as annual exhibits of student and faculty work.

RCC/SOU Higher Education Center art exhibits

101 S. Bartlett St., Medford
Art created by RCC students, faculty and alumni, community artists, and from the RCC collection is on display in the RCC/SOU Higher Education Center. Exhibits are meant to enrich the cultural life of the college at large; the artwork changes on a rotating basis.


Automated teller machines provided by Allpoint are available in the following locations:

  • Redwood Campus, Student Center.
  • Table Rock Campus, Student Entry Commons.

The Allpoint ATM locator may be found at Call 800-809-0308 option 2 to access the voice assistance ATM locator.

Problems with an ATM should be reported by calling 800-948-5884.

Auto repair

S Building, Redwood Campus,

Students in the RCC Automotive program repair cars that are 15 years old or newer when the work is related to their classes. Students and community members may bring their cars in for service. Call for an appointment. Charges are for parts, plus a $25 service fee; there is no charge for labor.

RCC Online Bookstore
[email protected]

Students may purchase texts and required supplies through the online bookstore (, offering 24/7 shopping and convenient home delivery. RCC does not have a walk-in bookstore.

Students who register for classes may create an account at the online bookstore. Once an account is created, continuing students will have access from term to term. Once you are registered, the books for your courses will be listed when you log in to the store. Visa, Mastercard and American Express are accepted.

Open Educational Resources
To help students afford college, RCC aggressively pursues Open Educational Resources (OERs). OERs are teaching and learning materials that students may use, share, and often adapt, without charge. Most OERs have been created by educators and funded by colleges and universities. Students may access the materials online at no cost or purchase a low-cost print version. Classes using OERs are clearly designated as low- or no-cost in the online schedule of classes

Are eBooks or rentals available?
Yes! eBooks and rentals are available for some items. Students are encouraged to look for these less expensive options when selecting their texts.

Buyback is available through the Online Bookstore. Buybacks are based on anticipated future national demand for a book and current stock level

For return of items purchased please visit the Return Policy page on the bookstore website.

Other Questions?
Please see the FAQ page on the bookstore site at

Bulletin boards and posting

Permission to post flyers and other information on RCC bulletin boards must be obtained from these offices:

  • Student Affairs Building, Redwood Campus, 541-956-7187
  • Student Affairs, SSC Building, Riverside Campus, 541-956-7353
  • RCC/SOU Higher Education Center, 541-552-8100
  • Table Rock Campus, Room 127, 541-956-7101

Bus service

Regularly scheduled bus service in Grants Pass, White City and Medford is available to RCC students with a current student ID and a bus pass purchased for the term.
Transportation in Josephine County is provided by Josephine Community Transit. The service picks up and transports students to the Redwood Campus near the library. The Rogue Valley Commuter Line operates between Grants Pass and Medford with transfers available to stops in the Medford, White City and Ashland areas. Call 541-474-5452 ext. 2 for more information.

In Jackson County, Rogue Valley Transportation District provides bus service. The service picks up students at the downtown transit center in Medford and the Table Rock Campus.

Schedules are available at the Counseling and Advising centers. Call 541-608-2423 for more information.

Check cashing

Tuition, books and supplies may be paid by personal check written for the exact amount.

Community resources

Jackson County
211 Info or call 211
The Oregon 211 network provides free health and community-services resource information, including a guide to understanding the Veterans Health Administration, food-support grants, a guide to migrant worker health centers, and more.

Community Works HelpLine
HelpLine is a free, 24-hour crisis hotline serving Jackson County. Trained volunteers and staff address domestic violence, sexual assault, panic, depression, loneliness, isolation, suicide, homelessness and other personal crisis. HelpLine also connects people in need to local crisis services including Dunn House Shelter (domestic violence) and Sexual Assault Victim Services (SAVS).

Mental Health Emergencies
24-hour crisis line hotline, Jackson County: 541-774-8201
24-hour crisis line hotline, Josephine County: 541-474-5360

Options for Southern Oregon
Options for Southern Oregon serves people of all ages who have mental health needs.

Women’s Crisis Support Team
24-hour crisis line: 541-479-9349.
Business line: 541-476-3877
Women's Crisis Support Team services are designed to help survivors of abuse, regardless of gender. Free and confidential, services include 24-hour crisis line, support groups, court advocacy, information and referrals, children’s advocacy, emergency shelter, emergency transportation, community education and more.

Computer labs

  • Coates Hall, Redwood Campus, 541-956-7424
  • Student Success Center, Riverside Campus
  • Table Rock Campus Library lab
  • Table Rock Campus instructional lab
  • Higher Education Center instructional lab, HEC-124 first floor

Excellent student computer facilities are available for all RCC students. Approximately 700 networked PC work stations are provided for student use. Most are connected to high-quality black and white and color laser printers.

In addition, all computers support access to the internet, email, word processors, spreadsheets, data bases, graphic illustration, and nearly 100 other computer applications. Student data files may be saved on RCC’s network servers. All students must have a valid computer user ID and password to gain access to the computer network and applications.

Computer labs are open about 80 hours per week, Monday through Saturday. All computer labs with the exception of the library are staffed by aides who assist students with hardware and software use. There are also several specialized computer labs maintained by individual instructional departments to cater to the specified needs of their students.


Coin-operated copy machines for student use are available.

  • Library, Wiseman Center, Redwood Campus
  • East Commons, Table Rock Campus.
  • Second floor, Room 218, RCC/SOU Higher Education Center, Riverside Campus

Distance learning — Rogue Online
[email protected]

  • Riverside Campus, 541-956-7366
  • Redwood Campus, 541-956-7038

Earn credits toward a degree, or brush-up on work skills from home or office by taking Rogue Online courses. For many students, distance learning courses are the solution to managing full-time enrollment and full-time life.

Distance learning courses are similar to those held in a classroom. Students have a textbook, assignments and tests, an instructor and classmates. Students do not regularly attend class on campus but should devote at least as much time as they do for campus-based courses.

  • Students must register for distance learning courses as they would for other RCC classes.
  • To successfully complete a distance learning course, students need to be self-motivated, have good time management skills, and access to proper technology.
  • Some distance learning courses require on-campus testing, labs or meetings.
  • Because many online courses require students to watch streaming video programming, students should have access to a computer connected to the internet (preferably high speed), a web browser, and good technical skills.
  • Full technical requirements may be found at

Getting started
Orientations are required for all RCC distance learning courses. In the majority of classes, instructors post their orientations online.

For students who are new to online learning or want to refresh their skills, technical orientation videos are posted on the Rogue Online website. Visit and click the "Rogue Online website" link.

For more information or support call 541- 245-7514.

All online teachers expect students to participate in the class during the first week of the term. Students should check the syllabus to find out what instructors expect. Students not participating during the first week of classes will be subject to the administrative drop policy.

RCC schedules network maintenance every Friday from 2 to 8 a.m. Online courses may be unavailable during these times.

Fees for distance learning courses will be assessed at the following schedule:
1 credit course – $10.
2 credit course – $20.
3 credit course – $30.
4 credit course – $40.

NOTE: RCC's regular administrative drop policy applies to distance learning courses. For specific information on the steps needed to maintain course enrollment, visit

Early Childhood Education Center – Head Start

Redwood Campus, 541-956-7309

The center was developed through a collaborative effort of RCC, Southern Oregon Head Start, Southern Oregon Educational Service District Early Childhood Services, and the City of Grants Pass.

The Head Start center serves 80 children aged 3-5 years old and their families. RCC parents who have low incomes or have children with special needs are encouraged to apply. The lab school also provides teaching, learning and observation opportunities for RCC Early Childhood and Elementary Education program students, as well as students from other RCC departments and high school students.

Employer services

Online job-posting services are offered at no cost to community employers. For job postings, see the RCC website or call 541-956-7091.

Food services

Vending machines or Micro-Markets (MM) are available at the following locations:

Redwood Campus

  • Josephine Building
  • Student Center
  • Student Success Center (MM)
  • Y Building

Riverside Campus

  • Student Success Center
  • RCC/SOU Higher Education Center

Table Rock Campus

  • A building
    • West entrance, near room A-155
    • East Commons (MM)
  • B Building
    • High Technology Center
  • C Building
    • Health Professions Center (MM)

Micro-Markets (MM) offer an assortment of lunch, breakfast, beverages, and snack items. Micro-Markets and vending machines are all available during regular business hours.

Ossie’s Cupboard

  • Redwood Campus – Student Center, Room 8
  • Table Rock Campus – A Building, Room 170

Ossie’s Cupboard provides free food and personal hygiene products for RCC students and employees. The goal is to reduce the stress of feeding oneself and family. Open to any member of the RCC community with a student or staff ID. Food and supplies are available on a first come, first served basis. Come check us out!

Health services

Health care is not provided at the college. First aid kits are available in administrative offices. Dial 911 for emergencies.

RCC does not offer accident and illness insurance plans for students. To find information on the Oregon Insurance Marketplace, visit

Instructional Media Services and IP Video Network


  • Coates Hall, Redwood Campus,
  • G Building, Riverside Campus
  • Table Rock Campus

Instructional Media Services provides equipment and media services for faculty and students. In most classrooms at RCC there is a full range of equipment installed including projector, computer, document camera, and DVD or VHS player, all within a fully programmable touch panel system. Everything is available for staff and student use for presentations and projects.

Internet Protocol (IP) video network services are also provided. They include interactive video and audio connectivity available on all RCC campuses. Through this system, classes are shared between RCC locations, meetings are conducted without participants having to drive, and connections are made to other community colleges and government agencies throughout Oregon. Web conferencing is available using the software system Zoom. This service allows participation in live classes or meetings from a computer equipped with a microphone, web cam and headphones.

International education

International education at Rogue Community College prepares students to become globally literate and to possess cross-cultural skills necessary to function effectively in an interdependent world. To further this purpose, RCC offers instruction in world languages, international studies, and cross-cultural communication.

Learning centers

  • Riverside Campus Academic Success Center, G Building, Medford
  • Illinois Valley Learning Center, Kerby Belt Bldg., Kerby, 541-956-7455
  • Redwood Campus Learning Center, K Building, Grants Pass, 541-956-7253
  • Learning Resource Center, Table Rock Campus, White City

General Education Development (GED), basic skills, English Language Acquisition (ELA), for adults not enrolled in college credit classes are offered at RCC learning centers.
Students must attend an Adult Basic Skills orientation to be enrolled. Contact one of the above learning centers for orientation information.

Library Services

  • Wiseman Center, Redwood Campus, 541-956-7152, Fax 541-471-3588
  • Student Success Center, Riverside Campus
  • Learning Resource Center, Table Rock Campus

NOTE: RCC Libraries are closed during breaks between terms. Check the library website for normal hours of operation.

The RCC Library serves the college with comprehensive library services. Students may request books and other material online through the library catalog, which can be delivered to any RCC campus for pickup. The RCC Library provides database access to thousands of online journals and e-books.

Every RCC Library branch has one or two large computer labs available for student, staff and faculty use. Lab computers access the internet, email, Microsoft Office Suite applications and online learning portals. Printing is available. WiFi, group study rooms and viewing rooms are available.

Reserve Rooms provide short-term checkout of textbooks, laptops and other material including anatomical models and cameras. Graphing calculator and bicycle locker rentals are available.

Books, journal articles, and other materials not found in the library catalog may be borrowed from other libraries around the country using an interlibrary loan service.

Information services include drop-in reference assistance, ready reference by phone and email, and in-depth research consultation. Reference librarians instruct classes in research methods and technology, conduct library orientation tours, and collaborate with faculty in designing research assignments.

Lockers and showers

For students enrolled in physical education classes, lockers and showers are available in the Redwood Campus Gym, Grants Pass, and in C Building on the Riverside Campus, Medford. Students must supply their own locks, towels and personal items.

Lockers and showers also are available at the RCC/SOU Higher Education Center in Medford. Lockers are available for day-use only, and students must provide their own locks.

Mothering rooms

Facilities for nursing mothers are available to students and staff at these locations:

  • Riverside Campus, Student Success Center, 9th St. entrance. For access, contact Security at 541-218-2931.
  • Redwood Campus, U Building (Gym), women’s locker room area.
  • Table Rock Campus, Room 179.

The clean, private areas allow any breast-feeding mother on campus to breast feed or express milk. The rooms are accessible any time the buildings are open. For more information, contact Facilities and Operations at ext. 7333.


See pages 280-283 in this catalog for maps identifying available parking areas on or near all campuses. Parking in undesignated or restricted areas may result in fines and/or towing.

  • Redwood Campus: Parking is free in designated lots.
  • Riverside Campus: All parking adjacent to the campus is provided by the City of Medford and monitored by Diamond Parking Services. Call 541-774-2082 for parking cost and permit information.
  • Table Rock Campus Buildings A, B, and C: Parking is free in designated lots.


Public restrooms are available at these sites when the buildings are open for classes:

  • Redwood Campus: The Student Center/Cafeteria; Coates Hall; E, F, H, K, L, T and U (Gym) Buildings; and the Josephine, Rogue, Student Affairs, and Wiseman Buildings. All-Gender ADA restrooms are located in the Student Center/Cafeteria; E, H, K, L, S, and T Buildings; and the Josephine and Wiseman Buildings.
  • Riverside Campus: Student Success Center and the RCC/SOU Higher Education Center (HEC). All-Gender ADA restrooms are located in Student Success Center and the HEC.
  • Table Rock Campus: First and second floors. All-Gender ADA restrooms are available near the EMT area and at the NE entry.
  • Small Business Development Center
  • Illinois Valley Learning Center.

To contact RCC Security for any location, call 541-218-2930.

Rogue Community College has contracted security officers on site at the Redwood Campus 24-hours a day, seven days a week. RWC relies on Josephine County Sheriff’s Department and the Oregon State Police for law enforcement and on Rural and Metro Fire Department for fire safety services.

The Riverside Campus has security officers on site from 7 a.m. to 11 p.m., Monday through Friday and 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Saturdays. RVC relies on the Medford Police Department for law enforcement services and the Medford Fire Department for fire safety services.

The Table Rock Campus has security officers on site 7 a.m. to 10:30 p.m., Monday through Friday and 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Saturdays. TRC relies on the Jackson County Sheriff's Department for law enforcement services and Fire District 3 for fire safety services.

Reporting crime

After contacting 911, or local law enforcement, Campus Security should be notified of all criminal activity, accident, injuries and emergency situations on campus. Reporting can be accomplished by the following means:

  • Campus Security at the Redwood Campus may be reached 24 hours per day 7 days per week via cell phone at 541-218-2930.
  • Campus Security at the Riverside Campus may be reached between 7 a.m. and 11 p.m. Monday – Friday and from 7 a.m. – 7 p.m. on Saturday via cell phone at 541- 218-2931.
  • Campus Security at the Table Rock Campus may be reached between 7 a.m. and 10:30 p.m. Monday – Friday and between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m. on Saturday via cell phone at 541-218-3639.
  • Accident and Injury reports can be filed online at
  • Crime reports and incident reports submitted to Campus Security are covered under state law and are subject to public record requirements.

Vehicle emergencies

Students may call Campus Security if they have a dead battery. Staff will assist if possible.

State government

Oregon elections are held in May and November. A list of state elected officials is available at

Student centers and lounges

On the Redwood Campus, the Student Center is open during normal college hours. Student government offices are located in the center, as are vending machines, rest rooms, and study space.

On the Riverside Campus, the Student Success Center is open during normal college hours, and is home to the Athletics office and TRiO SSS full time. A welcome center is also available to connect students to services they need and to schedule appointments to meet with advisors, counselors, and all other Student Affairs departments.

On the Table Rock Campus, the East Commons has an open space with tables, and a Micro Market.

Student Employment Services

On-campus student employment is available to students enrolled in six or more credits and maintaining a minimum of 2.0 GPA. (Minimum GPA may be higher for some positions.) For job listings, visit

For off-campus community positions please visit

Student housing

Rogue Community College does not provide student housing. Listings for private housing may be posted on RCC bulletin boards, or students may contact a local property management service.

Substance abuse referrals

Rogue Community College is a drug-free institution on all campuses. Possession of or being under the influence of controlled substances could lead to sanctions from RCC. Students who would like information regarding alcohol or drug treatment agencies are urged to contact Counseling for assistance and referrals.

Testing centers
541-956-7340, FAX 541-471-3534

  • Wiseman Center, Redwood Campus
  • G Building, Room 109, Riverside Campus
  • Learning Resource Center, A Building, Table Rock Campus

The RCC Testing Centers provide monitored supplemental testing services for RCC credit courses (makeup, retake, accommodated) and online courses. In addition, the centers offer testing services for non-RCC exams (other institutions and agencies) for a fee of $30 per exam. Photo ID is required for all exams.

Vending machines

Vending machines or Micro-Markets (MM) are available at the following locations:

Redwood Campus

  • Josephine Building
  • Student Center
  • Student Success Center (MM)
  • Y Building

Riverside Campus

• Student Success Center
• RCC/SOU Higher Education Center

Table Rock Campus

  • A building
    • West entrance, near room A-155
    • East Commons (MM)
  • B Building
    • High Technology Center
  • C Building
    • Health Professions Center (MM)

Micro-Markets (MM) offer an assortment of lunch, breakfast, beverages, and snack items. Micro-Markets and vending machines are all available during regular business hours.

Walking and jogging trail

The Chuck Ruckman Memorial trail is a 1.6-mile walking and jogging trail on Redwood Campus dedicated to a former RCC Forestry instructor who died in a plane crash in 1985.

The trail begins at the Josephine Building parking lot and ends at the Rogue Building parking lot. In between, it crosses College Avenue, then splits into upper and lower portions as it winds through the forested southwest area of Redwood Campus. A prominent feature along the trail near the Josephine Building is a 24-foot-tall totem pole that was carved in 1990 by chainsaw artist Don Colp.