Crafton Hills College
11711 Sand Canyon Rd., Yucaipa 92399
65 miles east of L.A. on
the way to Palm Springs
Since the opening of Crafton Hills College (CHC) in 1971, more than 100,000 people of all ages, interests, and backgrounds have utilized the outstanding educational opportunities available at the College. Crafton Hills College currently serves approximately 5,500 students. Located in the beautiful rolling hills of Yucaipa, Crafton Hills offers more than 38 majors in the liberal arts and sciences, vocations and technical studies. With its imaginative architecture, manicured grounds and spectacular surroundings, the atmosphere of the College is one of serenity; right for reflection, growth and learning.
What sets the campus apart from many others is that, in addition to quality instruction, many of the professors are experts in their field outside the classroom. The small size of the College affords students the opportunity for more one-on-one communication with instructors. CHC instructors are noted for being accessible and caring about the students as individuals. In a recent student satisfaction survey, students were asked what they believe are the best things Crafton has to offer; numerous comments referred to the quality of CHC’s instructors. For example, one student stated: “Crafton is a great school with great teachers.” In 2013, CHC was one of the top ten fastest growing colleges in the nation for its size! (Community College Week, 12/8/14)
In addition to student-centered faculty and an able counseling and career guidance staff, CHC provides a variety of cultural, social and recreational opportunities. The Art, Music and Theatre Departments offer two years of experience-based education that allows students to explore various facets of the fine arts in a friendly and intimate campus environment. Students also have extracurricular opportunities to explore their interests in clubs, student government and a variety of educational field trips.
The Fire Science Program and the Emergency Medical Services-Paramedic Program are two of the finest community college emergency services programs in the state. CHC is the primary trainer for paramedics in San Bernardino and Riverside counties.
A 20-year campus facilities master plan is now completed that includes the construction of a Crafton Center that will house Student Services and administration, an Occupational Education building that will house Fire Science, Basic Fire Academy, Emergency Technology and Paramedic programs, and a science building that will accommodate the biological sciences.
The main objectives of CHC are:
- Serving students interested in transferring to four-year colleges and universities to obtain bachelor's degrees;
- Serving students interested in obtaining two-year associate degrees;
- Providing career and technical education programs that offer opportunities in training, retraining, and skill building;
- Providing general education for students interested in taking a few courses to increase job effectiveness;
- Providing lifelong learning
College Colors: Green and Gold
College Mascot: Roadrunner