Crafton Hills College is embarking on a journey to the frontier of the new millennium. And as it does, it brings with it the experience of over a quarter century of growth, progress, service, and quality education.
The frontier of the new millennium is replete with opportunities and options, and CHC is ready to prepare you to take advantage of them. As you explore, you will discover that 38 majors and 14 occupational certification plans are available. And these programs are supported by an excellent faculty. In addition, services to students are provided within the areas of Admissions and Records, Career Center, Counseling, Disabled Student Program and Services (DSPS), Extended Opportunity Program and Services (EOPS), Financial Aid, Health Services, Transfer Center and Workforce Readiness Training. Opportunities for co-curricular activities will be available through student government, campus clubs, and organizations.
Over the last two and a half decades, the transfer program has prepared students well for the four-year colleges and universities. The number of graduates receiving two-year Associate in Arts or Associate in Science Degrees has increased by more than 1,000 percent since 1972. Our occupational education programs, such as Radiologic Technology, Respiratory Therapy, Emergency Medical Services, and Computer Information Systems, have become cutting edge programs in high technology and are preparing students for the challenges of the new century. Our Fire Technology and Paramedic programs have earned regional training center status and are heavily subscribed. Cultural enrichment programs such as the Summer Redlands Theatre Festival and the annual CHC Baroque Festival have become mainstays of the College.
The last few years have been particularly exciting, gratifying, and successful in our quest to fulfill the college mission, but the next 10 are filled with resounding promise. Technology 2000, the college's high technology plan, has been implemented so that the College will be at the cutting edge of the computer age as it enters the new century. The Child Development Center has expanded its operations in partnership with ChildCare America, a private firm, in order to increase its services to children. A new Student Senate office was constructed and furnished to accommodate our emerging leaders in student government: And the installation of the CHC Carillon Bells is bringing back tradition and great joy to the campus. In the next several months a new Student Services Annex will be completed. In the next three years, CHC will take the lead in the construction and operation of a San Bernardino Regional Emergency Training Center at the former Norton Air Force Base providing aircraft rescue and firefighting training for the western states.
CHC acknowledges the commitment, dedication and hard work of the faculty, staff, and administrators who have contributed so much to CHC's Mission and praises the more than 75,000 students in the past and 6,200 students currently who have chosen the College as the place to pursue their dreams.
We look forward with anticipation to the twenty-first century and the new millennium, continuing a tradition of growth, progress, service, and quality education within that vibrant, dynamic institution we know as Crafton Hills College.
Gloria Macías Harrison