Feather River College

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Feather River College
Motto Small college, mountains of opportunity
Established 1968
Type Public
President Dr. Kevin Trutna
Students 1,600+ full time students enrolled in 2014/2015
Location Quincy, California, United States
Colors Green & Yellow
Nickname Golden Eagles
Mascot Golden Eagle
Affiliations California Community Colleges system
Website http://www.frc.edu

Feather River College (FRC) is a two-year California community college located in Quincy, California. The school serves an annual full-time enrolled student body of about 1,500 students.[1]

History[edit]

Feather River College was established in 1968 to support the need for higher education in rural Plumas County. In April 1971 Feather River College moved from its temporary site at the Plumas County Fairgrounds in Quincy to its present location. Feather River College petition to de-annex from the Peralta Community College District was granted in July 1988 and Feather River College became an independent, locally controlled community college district.[2]

Setting[edit]

Campus[edit]

FRC is a 256-acre campus which is situated adjacent to Plumas National Forest land. There are student residence halls on campus. Facilities include an equine and rodeo arenas, pasture-land, and sports facilities. The surrounding wildlands are used by the college's Environmental Studies and Outdoor Recreation leadership programs.

Housing Options[edit]

Student apartments are available on campus, a short walk from the main campus. The residence halls and apartments are managed on-site and include residence assistance, security, and student activities.[3]

Academics[edit]

Feather River College offers a number of degrees and certificates:

Associate Degrees[edit]

Associate Degrees for Transfer

  • Administration of Justice
  • Anthropology
  • Business
  • Early Childhood Education
  • English
  • Health & Exercise Science
  • History
  • Political Science
  • Sociology
  • Studio Arts

Associate in Arts

  • Administration of Justice
  • Early Childhood Education
  • Education: Liberal Studies Teacher Preparation
  • English
  • Equine Studies: Rodeo Skills
  • General Studies: Arts & Humanities, Social & Behavioral Sciences
  • History
  • Liberal Arts: Fine Arts & Humanities, Social & Behavioral Sciences
  • Nutrition, Food, & Culinary Arts
  • Outdoor Recreation Leadership

Associate in Science

  • Biology
  • Environmental Studies
  • Equine Studies: Horse Training Skills, Pack Skills, Ranch Skills
  • Health and Exercise Sciences
  • Information & Communication Technologies: Multimedia, Office Technology, Web development
  • Licensed Vocational Nursing
  • Physical Science
  • University Studies - Agriculture

Certificates[edit]

Administration of Justice

  • Forensic Crime Scene Investigation

Agriculture

  • Equine Studies
  • General Agriculture
  • Ranch Technology
  • Fundamentals of Ranch Skills
  • Fundamentals of Pack Station & Stable Operations
  • Fundamentals of Horse Training Skills
  • Fundamentals of Rodeo Techniques

Business

  • Accounting Management
  • Small Business Management
  • Business Management
  • General Business
  • Accounting
  • Small Business
  • Management
  • Finance
  • Economics
  • Entrepreneurial Planning

Early Childhood Education

  • Early Childhood Education
  • Teacher
  • Associate Teacher
  • Administration of ECE Programs
  • Child Care Entrepreneurship
  • Master Teacher- Special Needs
  • Master Teacher- Creative Curriculum

Environmental Studies

  • Biological Science Technician
  • Forestry Technician
  • Hydrologic Technician
  • Hatchery Technician

Health & Exercise Studies

  • Kinesiology
  • Health & Exercise Studies
  • Athletic Training
  • Teaching/Coaching

Information and Communication Technologies

  • Web Development
  • Multimedia
  • Office Technology
  • Mobile Application Development

Licensed Vocational Nursing

  • Vocational Nursing

Nutritional, Food, and Culinary Arts

  • Baking Entrepreneurship
  • Catering Entrepreneurship
  • Restaurant Management

Outdoor Recreation Leadership

  • Outdoor Recreation Leadership
  • Outdoor Recreation Leadership Entrepreneurship
  • Backcountry Search and Rescue

Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society[edit]

The Feather River College Phi Theta Kappa chapter was founded in 1993.[4]

Organization and Administration[edit]

  • Dr. Kevin Trutna, Superintendent/President, Administration
  • Dr. Derek Lerch, Dean of Instruction/CIO, Administration
  • Dr. Karen Pierson, Chief Student Services Officer/CSSO, Administration
  • Jim Scoubes, Director of Business Services/CFO, Administration
  • David Burris, Director of Human Resources/EEO Officer, Administration
  • Nick Boyd, Director of Facilities/Chief Technology Officer, Administration
  • Merle Trueblood, Director of Athletics Operations and Events/HES Instructor, Administration[5]

Demographics[edit]

Student Population (total head-count for Fall 2015, including on and off-campus students served): 1,705[1]

  • Male: 761; 44.63%
  • Female: 942; 55.25%
  • Unknown: 2; .12%

Ethnicities

  • African-American: 217; 12.73%
  • American Indian/Alaskan Native: 36; 2.11%
  • Asian: 46; 2.70%
  • Filipino: 15; 0.88%
  • Hispanic: 353: 20.70%
  • Multi-Ethnicity: 5; 0.29%
  • Pacific Islander: 19; 1.11%
  • Unknown: 68; 3.99%
  • White Non-Hispanic: 946; 55.48%

Age

  • 19 or less: 409; 23.99%
  • 20-24: 405: 23.75%
  • 25-29: 233: 13.67%
  • 30-34: 175; 10.26%
  • 35-39: 108; 6.33%
  • 40-49: 203; 11.91%
  • 50 +: 171; 10.03%
  • Unknown: 1; 0.44%

Student life[edit]

Student Clubs[edit]

Some of the student clubs at FRC are:

  • Debate Club
  • Enactus
  • Equine Club
  • International Culture Club
  • Math Club
  • Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society
  • Student Environmental Association (SEA)

Athletics[edit]

Feather River College offers eight women’s sports and five men’s sports. These sports include basketball, volleyball, football, soccer, softball, baseball, rodeo, cross country, track and field and sand volleyball. FRC has academic advising for athletes, as well as athletic trainers. There are training facilities available to student athletes including an on campus gymnasium, weight room, track, practice fields and an off campus fitness center. Also available are hundreds of acres for outdoor training.[6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "California Community Colleges Chancellor's Office, Management Information Systems Data Mart". California Community Colleges Chancellor's Office. Retrieved May 11, 2015. 
  2. ^ "History and Setting of Feather River College". History and Setting [archives]. Feather River College District. Retrieved May 11, 2015. 
  3. ^ "Feather River College, Student Services, Housing". Feather River College. Retrieved 11 May 2015. 
  4. ^ "Feather River College, Phi Theta Kappa". Feather River College. Retrieved 11 May 2015. 
  5. ^ "Administration". Feather River College. Retrieved 11 May 2015. 
  6. ^ "Athletics". Feather River College. Retrieved 11 May 2015. 

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