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Human Services Info Sessions

Attending a Human Services info session is mandatory for students applying to the program.

  • August 10, 2022 from 5-7:00 p.m.
  • October 24, 2022 from 5-7:00 p.m.
  • November 16, 2022 from 5-7:00 p.m.
  • January 17, 2023 from 5-7:00 p.m.
  • February 21, 2023 from 5-7:00 p.m.
  • March 14, 2023 from 5-7:00 p.m.
  • April 17, 2023 from 5-7:00 p.m.

Join Zoom Meeting
Department Contact: Manny Pacheco, [email protected]


Want to learn more?
For questions about these programs please call the social science/human services department to schedule an appointment with an advisor.

Alice Jordan
Email: [email protected]
Phone: 541-956-7461

Sustainable Community Development (Focus Award)

You want to change the world, right? So what's stopping you?

At Rogue Community College, we don't just talk about making change. We do it. And we show you how to do it, too.

Courses for this Program

The Sustainable Community Development Focus Award is a targeted program of courses designed to educate and equip students in three vital areas: community engagement and leadership, sustainability, and diversity. When you become informed and inspired to make a difference in each of these areas, change will happen. And our community will benefit from your efforts.

Community Engagement and Leadership—Are you prepared to communicate and lead change? Learn how to become a dynamic leader in your sphere of influence.

Sustainability—What can people do to support the environment where they live, and to create self-sustaining lifestyles?

Diversity—How can we work together to value and utilize a variety of cultural ideas and strengths for the good of our whole community?

The Sustainable Community Development Focus Award is not an official certification or degree program. It's an emphasis added to your current major or line of study, or it can be taken as a stand-alone offering. In other words, you don't need to be enrolled in an RCC degree program in order to take the Focus Award courses. The program is a powerful resource for anyone who wants to impact the community's economic, social, and environmental health.


So why pursue it? The better question is, why not? Here are some of the powerful advantages to enrolling:
  • The Focus Award is more than head knowledge. It gives you real-life skills to improve the world around you, no matter what your career goals.
  • The Focus Award makes a powerful statement on your resume, college application, or scholarship application. It shows potential employers and admissions reps that you're truly invested, making you a stronger candidate for that job you're dreaming of, or that school you're dying to get into.
  • The Focus Award faculty advisor will write a recommendation letter for anyone who completes the program.
  • If you're planning to major in Business at Southern Oregon University, you can earn an RCC Associate of Science Degree, along with the Sustainable Community Development Focus Award, which is articulated with the School of Business at SOU. This allows you to transfer with all lower-division general education and academic major requirements completed. It's a great way to get a jump on your bachelor's degree!

Focus Award Resources


The future of our community depends on passionate people like you. For more information or to get started on the Focus Award journey today, contact:

Erika Giesen
[email protected]
541-956-7089


Human Services Info Sessions

Attending a Human Services info session is mandatory for students applying to the program.

  • August 10, 2022 from 5-7:00 p.m.
  • October 24, 2022 from 5-7:00 p.m.
  • November 16, 2022 from 5-7:00 p.m.
  • January 17, 2023 from 5-7:00 p.m.
  • February 21, 2023 from 5-7:00 p.m.
  • March 14, 2023 from 5-7:00 p.m.
  • April 17, 2023 from 5-7:00 p.m.

Join Zoom Meeting
Department Contact: Manny Pacheco, [email protected]


Want to learn more?
For questions about these programs please call the social science/human services department to schedule an appointment with an advisor.

Alice Jordan
Email: [email protected]
Phone: 541-956-7461