Continuing Education provides learning opportunities to enhance fulfillment and personal success of residents in the RCC service area. Learning events are in line with and focused on the community’s needs in all areas of workforce/business, private/public organizations and personal enrichment.
Continuing Education classes and services include the following:
- American Heart Association CPR
- Arts & Craft
- Certified Production Technician
- Commercial Truck Driver Training
- Community Health Worker
- Computer Training
- Driver Education
- Forklift Operator Safety Training
- Home & Garden
- Massage Therapy CEUs
- Music & Theater
- Nursing Assistant I
- Peer Support Specialist
- Personal Finance & Retirement
- Property Management License Training
- Real Estate Broker License Training
Grants Pass: Redwood Campus, 3345 Redwood Hwy, A Bldg
Medford: Riverside Campus, Higher Ed Ctr, 101 S. Bartlett
White City: Table Rock Campus, 7800 Pacific Ave.
Community Education classes are short, non-credit classes. Many classes meet in evenings or Saturdays. All course listings are updated quarterly and viewable at above website.
Commercial Truck Driver Training
RCC is one of the area’s premier truck driving schools and our training provides a Non-Credit Training Certificate (NCTC), approved by the Oregon Higher Education Coordinating Commission (HECC). To apply visit the website above.
American Heart Association Training Center
RCC Continuing Education is part of the American Heart Association Training Center Network serving Southern Oregon. As an AHA Training Center, we ensure that CPR classes are taught to American Heart Association standards and that each CPR class we offer meets or exceed the quality demanded by the nation’s leading CPR training agency. Our Training Center promotes the mission of the AHA by offering quality training courses in basic life support to the community.
Jackson or Josephine counties. 541-956-7303
RCC Continuing Education can customize workforce training for local employers. Contact us for details.
- High School Driver Training
- Adult Driver Training
Workforce training focuses on vocational, professional development and training that meets industry-specific criteria to enhance job skills of incumbent workers.
Workforce development activities benefit job seekers, unemployed or displaced workers, youth, incumbent workers, new entrants to the workforce, veterans, persons with disabilities and employers.
Industry-specific certifications are offered in subject areas such as Certified Production Technician, Commercial Truck Driver Training, Forklift, and Nursing Assistant, Community Health Worker, and Peer Support Specialist. Training is held in a hands-on setting with state-of-the-art equipment and trade-experienced instructors. Most trainings are offered as noncredit, certificate of completion status, but many also offer Continuing Education Units (CEUs).
Courses may be offered in a traditional classroom environment, online or in a blended format. Some short-term trainings are composed of a course or series of courses mapped to an industry-recognized certification.
Small Business Development Center
The Small Business Development Center (SBDC) is a community-based technical assistance resource available to both existing and prospective small businesses.
The RCC Small Business Development Center welcomes you to our new offices on the Rogue Community College Redwood Campus, Building B, located just off Redwood Highway/199, at the West Entrance.
Staffed by former small business owners and professionals, the SBDC offers:
- Free and confidential one-on-one advising.
- Business training courses.
- Industry and market research assistance.
Funded through a partnership with the U.S. Small Business Administration, Business Oregon, the City of Grants Pass, Josephine County and Rogue Community College, the SBDC has been offering business assistance in the Rogue Valley since 1984.
Typical areas of business advising and training include:
- Smart Start Your Business.
- Business Planning.
- Marketing Strategies.
- Social Media/Technology for Your Business.
- Personnel Management Issues.
- Business Loan Packaging.
- Financial Analysis.
- Bookkeeping and Recordkeeping.
- CCB and LCB Continuing Education.
- Construction/Contractor pre-licensing.
- Strategic Planning.
Illinois Valley Business Entrepreneurial Center (IVBEC)
Kerby Belt Building, 24353 Redwood Hwy., Kerby, OR | 541-956- 7400
The RCC SBDC provides an accessible rural outreach center located in the Kerby building training center. One-on-one advising services, business training opportunities, and support resources are available at this location for both existing and prospective business owners of the Illinois Valley. This center also features meeting space, a computer lab, and a commercial kitchen available to entrepreneurs.
Small Business Management (SBM)
The Small Business Management experience is designed to enable owners of established small businesses to be more successful in identifying and achieving their business goals. SBM is a highly effective training that has been offered in the Rogue Valley for over 25 years. It provides a client-tailored approach to business management practices that help business owners more effectively manage their operation and improve their bottom line.
The SBM nine-month curriculum is designed as an interactive classroom experience combined with one-on-one advising sessions. The course provides information and analysis tools that business owners can apply to achieve streamlined operations and improved profitability. The following topics are typically covered:
- Fundamental Business Practices.
- Understanding Financial Management and Statements.
- Principles of Marketing and E-Marketing.
- Managing Cash Flow.
- Employee Management and Supervision.
- Strategic Management Principles.
- Customer Service and Relations Management.
- Leadership Principles and Managing Change.
- Process Improvement and Quality Control.