Look out for each other

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Good enough is not good enough

Fifteen California community colleges were initially approved Jan. 20 to begin offering bachelor’s degrees by the Community College Board of Governors.

None of the Los Rios colleges were accepted into the pilot programs.

That’s because the Los Rios Community College District did not apply for a pilot program.

Some of the programs that have been initially approved are in fields in which Los Rios colleges have certificates or degrees available.

For example, American River College offers an associate’s degree in funeral services. Cypress College received approval for an expanded mortuary science program. The programs are identical in core curriculum. If Los Rios had applied, perhaps ARC could be offering a bachelor’s degree in that discipline.

The Community College Board of Governors selected 15 colleges for four-year pilot programs. Los Rios was not among the districts considered. // Photo by Gabby Smith // Gabbysmith.express@gmail.com

Los Rios district passes on four-year degrees

Fifteen California community colleges have obtained initial approval to begin four-year programs offering bachelor’s degrees in fields ranging from airframe manufacturing technology to mortuary science. The…


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A food and clothing drive is underway inside City College’s library benefiting the Sacramento Food Bank. Next to the Sacramento Food Bank drive, the Los Rios Police Department displays a tree with four remaining tags in hopes for the children to get sponsored by City College students, staff and faculty. The tags describe the childrens ages, shoe and clothes sizes as well as a desired toy. Elizabeth Ramirez | Staff Photographer | elizabethramirezexpress@gmail.com

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