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Student Support Services

Catalog: Student Support Services

The college has a variety of support services available to assist students with career decision-making, problem resolution, and goal achievement.


The Assessment Office, located in the Library Building (Room L106 C), provides testing services for initial placement into English, Math and English as a Second Language (ESL) classes. Other services include the Ability to Benefit exam for students who do not have a high school diploma or equivalency and are applying for Financial Aid assistance, as well as assessing graduation competency for Reading and Math. There is no charge for assessment services. For assessment dates, go to Assessment on the CRC Website. You may also call (916) 691-7332 for more information. Students with special testing needs should call the Disability Support Programs and Services Office at (916) 691-7275.


The Campus Police Office is located in the Operations and Public Safety Building. The office operates on a 24-hour basis, 7 days a week. The department is a P.O.S.T. certified agency and provides both law enforcement and security services to students. In addition to assisting and handling cases of emergencies, this office handles all parking enforcement and appeal processing, the lost and found, vehicle jumpstarts and lockouts, and police escorts. You can reach the campus police at (916) 588-2221 (24 hours) or (916) 691-7594 (Fax number).


See Transfer and Career Center


The Child Development Center, located on the eastside of the campus, provides education and child care for children of Cosumnes River College students. The Center gives priority to low income parents who meet income eligibility and demonstrated need guidelines. Other children are admitted on a sliding fee scale as space permits.

The Preschool program serves children 3 years through 5 years. The School Age program serves children Kindergarten through 10 years before and after school and during "off track days".

The CRC Child Development Center programs offer developmentally appropriate and stimulating environments with a variety of planned activities. The Center also serves as lab school for students of Early Childhood Education.

For more information about your child care needs and hours of operation, call the Center at (916) 691-7380.


The college cafeteria serves a two-fold purpose. The state-of-the-art cafeteria facility provides a safe working environment for students in the instructional Culinary Arts Management program. Open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, Monday through Thursday, and breakfast and lunch on
Friday, the cafeteria provides balanced meals and snacks for the campus community during the Fall and Spring semesters. The cafeteria is open
during the summer session for breakfast and lunch only. Vending machines are also available at various locations throughout the campus.


The College Store, located beside the College Center building, carries a complete stock of New and Used textbooks, Rental textbooks, Digital textbooks, paper supplies needed for classes, CRC souvenir sweatshirts, T-shirts and binders. Textbooks may also be ordered online for in-store pickup or shipping. Please allow 24 hours for store pickup.

Payment Policy

  • Checks are accepted with valid driver's license, student ID number, and current phone number.
  • Checks must be made out to the CRC College Store for the exact amount.
  • All returned checks will incur a $25 service charge.
  • All major credit cards (VISA, MC) are accepted. The card must be signed by the card bearer.

Refund Policy



  • A refund will be given in the original form of payment if textbooks and rental textbooks are returned no later than the Friday of the first week of Instruction. Books can be returned no later than Friday of the second week of Instruction with Proof of Drop. 
  • Short-term classes: Last day for a refund will be no later than the Friday of the first week of instruction. (Proof of Enrollment may be required.) 
  • Books purchased NEW must be returned in the same condition in which the book was originally purchased. The Books purchased MUST be free from writing, marks, bent corners and completely intact. If not, the USED purchase price may be refunded.
  • Books purchased in shrink-wrap, that may be opened, must be returned with all accompanying components (example: CD, study guides, etc.).
  • Access codes must be unused and/or not scratched off. CD envelopes must be unopened and any access codes must be unused and/or not scratched off.
  • Without exception, when a used book is exchanged for a new book, the price difference must be paid.
  • Digital textbooks are not refundable if activated or "scratched".
  • Special orders are not refundable.


  • Merchandise with a manufacturer’s defect will be replaced with like merchandise.
  • Supplies not in original packaging, in opened packaging, or not in new condition may not be returned.
  • Sale merchandise is NOT refundable.
  • Books and merchandise must be returned to the place of purchase.


  • Software must be in original, unopened packaging.
  • If software CD is defective, it can be exchanged for a replacement as long as all of the original contents, packaging and the damage CD has been returned.


  • The student must be at least 18 years of age.
  • The student agrees to enter the "Textbook Rental Agreement" with the Hawks Nest College Store of their own free will and agrees to return the rented materials to the Hawks Nest College Store. All rental books must be returned to the college store no later than Friday during the last week of finals.
  • Rental Fee Refund. Rental Fee refunds will be granted up to the first Friday of Instruction or the second Friday with proof of drop. The book needs to be in the same condition as it was when it was rented along with the original, dated sales receipt.
  • Failure to Return. Failure to Return. Failure to return the rented materials by the "Rental Return Due Date" or returning them in unsalable condition will cause the college store to put the student’s records on hold and to charge the Failure to Return Fee to the credit or debit card on file. (1) replacement fee (retail book price less rental fee paid), PLUS (2) a processing fee of 20% of the retail book price. The Hawks Nest College Store is not responsible for reminding the student of the "Rental Return Due Date." Returns will not be accepted after the "Rental Return Due Date" and once the Failure to Return Fees are paid, the book is yours to keep. The Failure to Return Fee is in addition to the original Rental Fee.
  • Credit Card Declined. If the student fails to return the rental book by the Rental Return due date and the credit card provided is declined, the College Store will send the overdue account to the collection agency and the College Store will charge, in addition to the Failure to Return Fees, a $39.00 processing fee for each book rented. Plus, the collection agency may charge additional fees. The student’s records will not be released until all outstanding fees are paid.
  • Conditions upon Return. Highlighting and writing in rented textbooks is permitted and acceptable. However, rented materials must be returned in complete and salable condition. This means the spine of the book is intact, there is no damage to the book, and all component parts of the book must be presented. WATER DAMAGE IS NOT ACCEPTABLE. The student is responsible for any loss or theft of the rented materials. CD's included in a rental book must be returned with the rental book, in undamaged condition.
  • Card as Security. The student agrees not to cancel or exceed the purchasing limits of the credit or debit card provided until the rented textbooks are either returned to the Hawks Nest College Store or the Failure to Return Fees are paid.
  • Tax. The normal tax rates will apply


  • The college store cannot guarantee the buyback of any book at any time.
  • Best time to sell books is during FINALS WEEK
  • Student I.D. or Driver's License is required
  • Buyback is a privilege
  • During the end of the semester (during final exams) the College Store will pay up to 50% of the RETAIL PRICE for textbooks that will be used at CRC the following semester. Market value will be paid for most textbooks in good resalable condition that are NOT needed at CRC in the following semester but are current elsewhere. All textbooks must be in good, resalable condition.


  • The College Store sells postage stamps, gift cards, pay-to-print cards, parking pass holders and software at educational prices... proof of current enrollment is required to purchase software

The College Store is responsible for all College Store operating costs and profits are used to support instructionally related programs and projects on campus. The Board of Trustees of the Los Rios College District governs the store. 

For more information on buyback dates and times, hours of operation, and days open, please call (916) 691-7319 and/or search online at


The college cafeteria serves a two-fold purpose. The state-of-the-art cafeteria facility provides a safe working environment for students in the instructional Culinary Arts Management program. Open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, Monday through Thursday, and breakfast and lunch on Friday, the cafeteria provides balanced meals and snacks for the campus community during the Fall and Spring semesters. The cafeteria is open during the summer session for breakfast and lunch only. Vending machines are also available at various locations throughout the campus.


Cooperative Work Experience Education and Internships (Co-op) is an academic program that allows students to apply what they have learned in the classroom to their job or internship site and while earning college credits. Students will develop new skills on-the-job or in a skilled professional level assignment on campus or in the community. One 50-minute weekly class is required which focuses on workforce and career transition. Internship and job assistance are available. Internships may be paid or non-paid and will provide preparation for a career by providing professional skill development, employment contacts, confidence building and more.

For more information, call (916) 691-7372 or visit


Counselors are available throughout the year on appointment or drop-in basis. Counselors are located in the Counseling Center on the 2nd floor of the Library Building, L-200 (691-7316).

The counseling faculty provides:

  • Academic counseling, in which the student is assisted in assessing, planning and implementing his or her immediate and long-range and/or transfer goals.
  • Career counseling, in which the student is assisted in assessing his or her aptitudes, abilities and interests, and is advised concerning current and future employment trends.
  • Personal counseling, in which the student is transitionally assisted with personal, family or other social concerns, when that assistance is related to the student's education.
  • Crisis intervention, either directly or through cooperative arrangements with other resources, on campus or in the community.
  • Multicultural counseling, in which students are counseled with a respect for their origins and cultural values.
  • Human and Career Development courses in College Success, Study Skills, Career Exploration, and Human Services courses.
  • Consultation to the college governance process and liaison to the college community to make the environment as beneficial to the intellectual, emotional and physical development of students as possible.


Disability Support Programs & Services (DSP&S) provides equal educational opportunity for students with physical, psychological, or learning disabilities. Students with disabilities are encouraged to lead active and independent lives by participating in all college programs. Counseling, support services, and academic accommodations are provided to students who are eligible for the program. The Disability Support Programs & Services Center is located in Portable 57/58. For more information, call (916) 691-7275 (voice) or (916) 691-7273 (TDD).

Physical and Psychological Disabilities
Students with the following disabilities are eligible to receive support services and academic accommodations: hearing impaired and deaf, blind and low-vision, mobility impaired, psychologically disabled (a diagnosis from a psychiatrist), and other health problems that would require special assistance.

Learning Disabilities
Students of average or above average learning aptitude may have a specific learning disability which significantly impacts their educational progress.

The Cosumnes River College Learning Disabilities Program can provide support services and academic accommodations to students who have documentation of a specific learning disability from another school or professional. In addition, Diagnostic Assessment may be available for appropriately referred students who come to the DSP&S program for an orientation appointment.

Academic Accommodations
Accommodations are individually determined for students with disabilities according to the functional limitations of the disability. Accommodations may include:

  • The use of equipment and materials such as a tape recorder, calculator, computer, taped text or spelling checker in the classroom and/or in meeting class assignments.
  • The use of personnel such as readers, interpreters, note takers (while attending classes) and scribes.
  • Testing accommodations, which may include extension of time, quiet room, use of calculator, spelling checker, computer, alternative method of testing or modification of the test response format.
  • Individualized tutoring when disability prevents successful use of existing college tutorial services.

Students with verified disabilities who do not wish to avail themselves of the services of the Disability Support Programs and Services Office may still be eligible for reasonable accommodation and service. Contact the Dean at (916) 691-7350.

Alternate Formats
Students with verified disabilities who require alternate formats of college publications and resources should check with the Disability Support Programs & Services office. Materials available include, but are not limited to, Braille, large print, books on tape, and electronic text. These formats help accommodate our students' specific needs and are created in a timely fashion. Contact the Disability Support Programs & Services Office at (916) 691-7275 (voice) or 691-7273 (TDD). 

Programas y Servicios Para Estudiantes Incapacitados
La Oficina de Programas y Servicios para Estudiantes Incapacitados ofrece servicios de apoyo a estudiantes que tengan incapacidades físicas, psicológicas, linguísticas y de aprendizaje. Algunos de los servicios que se ofrecen son: ayuda con la inscripción y con la selección de clases, asesoramiento académico y vocacional, tutorías, intérpretes, facilidades para tomar exámenes, ayuda para tomar apuntes, y el dictado de textos a audio. Para más información, comuníquese con el decano de servicios para estudiantes, al (916) 691-7275 o (916) 691-7273 (TDD).

If an academic accommodation is requested that is not listed above, the request will be forwarded by the DSP&S Coordinator to the Dean of Student Services/Counseling for consideration. The student has a right to appeal any decision regarding academic accommodations. Contact the DSP&S Coordinator for more information. 


(See Student Support Center).


The Financial Aid Office, located in the Library Building L107, can provide the "Financial Aid Student Guide" which describes available programs, how to process an application, and lists important dates to remember. The guidebook is available upon request. For additional information, please refer to the "Financial Assistance" section of this catalog.


The college maintains a Health Services office staffed by College Nurses to assist students with health-related problems. Students are given first aid for any campus injury, as well as illness prevention and health maintenance advice, including referrals to appropriate community health organizations. The office houses a variety of publications and brochures on various health related subjects. The Health Services Office is not clinically equipped; therefore, no medical care or treatment that exceeds first aid can be given.

Other services provided include hearing, vision and blood pressure screening, and tuberculin skin testing. Students with major physical disabilities or health problems should consult with Health Services staff.

Appointments are advised for general health issues and are necessary for TB skin testing. The Health Services Office is located in the Operations and Public Safety Building. Phone: Health Office (916) 691-7254


The Los Rios Internships & Career Services (LINCS) to HIRE EDUCATION is a Website designed to meet recruitment, job and internship search needs for CRC and all Los Rios colleges’ students. Employers are able to post jobs and internships. Students are able to search for full time and part time jobs, CalWORKs work study jobs and internships. The Career Center encourages all departments and student services interested in hiring students to work in their department/area to use the LINCS system for posting student jobs.

Employers, including on campus employers can register and post positions at:

Students, alumni, and community members can register and search for jobs and internships at:

Additional information is available by calling (916) 691-7456.


The Library at Cosumnes River College is located in the three-story Library building situated in the center of the campus. Its research collection, professional staff, and technology provide ideal study and research facilities.

The library has a variety of books, media and periodical titles. Tools for accessing library, information, and learning resources include the library catalog (LOIS, the Los Rios Online Information System), full-text periodical databases, and the Internet. Access to these tools is available on more than 60 computer stations within the library. Computers with software and hardware designed for students with low vision, no vision, and/or learning disabilities are available. Remote access to LOIS, the library’s web-based catalog, and periodical databases is also available 24/7 through the CRC Library homepage at

All college course offerings and information competency requirements are supported through library instructional sessions, reference services, and acquisition of materials supporting student research and faculty requests.


The Los Rios Community College District will pay a maintenance allowance in an amount determined by the State Chancellor's Office per day of scheduled attendance for a period in which the student is enrolled full-time. Payment will be issued to the parent or guardian of minor non-district students, and directly to adult non-district students and to married minors who reside in California outside the Los Rios Community College area and/or more than sixty (60) miles from the nearest public community college campus. Application for maintenance allowance is available in the Admissions and Records Office and must be submitted during the semester of attendance. Additional information may be obtained from the Admissions and Records Office.


The Math Center is located in the Learning Resource Center building in room LRC-205. Staffed by math instructors, instructional assistants, and experienced student tutors, the Math Center provides resources and support to help CRC students be successful in their math courses. The Math Center offers drop-in tutoring, study groups for basic skills learning communities, support for courses with technology-based homework, multi-media support for course textbooks, and computer support for online math and statistic classes. Sign up for the applicable Math lab course (MATH 71, 72, 73, 74, 75, 76, 77, 78, 79) to use the Math Center services in conjunction with a math class. Students not enrolled in a math class who wish to join the scheduled "math boot camp" sessions or who wish to work independently to brush up on math skills or prepare for placement or employment exams sign up for MATH 83.


The Math Engineering Science Achievement Community College Program is active at CRC. The program focuses on preparing economically disadvantaged students for professions related to Engineering, Computer Science, Science, and Mathematics. The program provides support services to help students succeed in college and explore their career choices. The services include, but are not restricted to:

  • Academic Advising
  • Group and Individual Tutoring
  • Workshops
  • Scholarship and Summer Internship Opportunities
  • Field Trips to Transfer Universities and Local Industries

Call (916) 691-7338 for more information.


The COLLEGE CATALOG and CLASS SCHEDULES are important resources for student success. Both publications include valuable and current information on available services, course/program selection, graduation and transfer requirements. Students can find both publications on the CRC website. They can also purchase a catalog from Admissions or the College Store.

The college newspaper, THE CONNECTION, is published under the general supervision of the Journalism Department at CRC.

The Radio, Television and Film Production department produces the "CAMERA ONE" news magazine show for local cable access TV six times per semester.

A FACULTY & STAFF HANDBOOK is online to provide pertinent information, both general and specific, to college faculty and staff.


The Reading/Writing Center (RWC), located in LRC-203, is a place where students can get help with their reading and writing assignments. Staffed by English professors, an instructional assistant, and student tutors, the RWC is also equipped with a large number of computers that students can use to compose their essays or to access the Internet for class assignment research. For a focus on writing assistance, sign up for one of the following courses: ENGLB 70, 72, 73, or 74. For a focus on reading assistance, sign up for one of the following courses: ENGLB 75, 76, 77, or 78. Students can call (916) 691-7123 for more information. 


The Student Development Office, located in Library Building, L103, offers a variety of ways for students to become involved:

General Information
Contributing to student life, the Student Development Office (SDO) provides a variety of opportunities to become involved in extra- and co-curricular activities. SDO is the student’s connection to the Associated Students of CRC Senate, Clubs and Events Board, Student Ambassador Program and student clubs. SDO offers leadership development courses whose units are CSU transferable and skill development workshops. SDO is a place where leader flourish. Make it part of your college experience. Visit

Other services include
An online listing of available housing and opportunity to post available rentals are online at
Regional Transit Bus and Light Rail schedules, health and dental insurance information and help on how to be involved with campus events are available.

Associated Students of Cosumnes River College (ASCRC)
As a means to represent all enrolled students of Cosumnes River College the ASCRC has two major leadership components – the CRC Student Senate and the CRC Clubs and Events Board.

Through the CRC Student Senate, the student body participates in the College’s shared governance process to inform decisions that have or will have a significant effect on students. The Student Senate also serves as the means through which students may be nominated to participate on College and/or District committees, task forces or other governance groups. The Student Senate shall advocate for the common interests of students at the local, state, and federal levels. The Student Senate is the only entity empowered to take positions on legislative issues within its purview under Los Rios Community College District Policies and Regulations.

The CRC Clubs and Events Board promotes the intellectual and social life of students at CRC through authorized club activities; by programming college-wide events and bringing artists and speakers to the college. It also supports activities that recognize the cultural and ethnic diversity of the college community and fosters cultural awareness and understanding. The Clubs and Events Board strives to build a sense of unity between clubs.

Campus Clubs offer diversified social and educational opportunities. The first two weeks of each semester students can join clubs online. Club Rush is an activity held during Welcome Days where students can see and learn about campus clubs.


The Student Support Center, located in the Library Building (Room L-106) offers many programs and services. Students may stop by or call 691-7465 to make appointments for any of the following programs:

CalWORKs supports students who are currently receiving cash aid from their county of residence. We have many services to offer qualified students:

  • Job Placement Referrals
  • Transportation
  • Case Management Referrals
  • Book Service
  • Study Groups/Tutoring
  • Child Care services on and off campus
  • Support Groups
  • Workshops

CARE (Cooperative Agencies Resources for Education)
The CARE Program is a state-funded program providing academic, career, and personal counseling; campus and community referrals; child care and/or transportation financial assistance (financial aid process must be completed); meal program; supply voucher; peer advising; priority registration; transfer assistance; tutorial services; and support workshops.

To be eligible, a student must:

  • Be eligible for the Extended Opportunity Programs and Services (EOP&S) program
  • Be a recipient of AFDC/TANF/CALWORKs
  • Be a single head of household
  • Be a parent of at least one child age 13 or under (at the time of acceptance into the program)
  • Be a California resident
  • Be at least 18 years of age
  • Be a full-time student (enrolled in 12 or more units) with a vocational or academic objective.

For further information, call (916) 691-7365.

Department of Human Assistance (DHA):
Staff from DHA provide information and support for CalWORKs/TANF students.

Extended Opportunity Programs and Services (EOP&S):
EOP&S provides the following comprehensive support services to students who are educationally and economically disadvantaged. Services are open to students enrolled at Cosumnes River College:

  • Application Fee Waivers (CSU, UC)
  • Book Service Program
  • Career Assessment
  • Case Management Referrals
  • Cooperative Agencies Resources for Education (CARE) program
  • Counseling
  • EOPS Orientation
  • Field Trips to 4-Year colleges and universities
  • Priority Registration
  • Progress Reports
  • Recruitment
  • Transfer Information
  • Workshops

To be eligible, a student must follow the guidelines for the EOP&S program:

  • Be a California resident (have lived in the state one year and one day before school starts)
  • Be enrolled in 12 or more units (some students with exceptional conditions may be accepted at a reduced load)
  • Qualify to receive the Board of Governors Waiver (BOGW - method A or B)
  • Have less than 70 units or six consecutive semesters in the EOP&S program
  • Submit an application to the EOP&S program
  • Be educationally disadvantaged as determined by the EOP&S program.

The EOP&S Office is located in the Student Support Center, located in the Library Building, Room L106. Call (916) 691-7365 for information. Applications may be picked up in the EOP&S Office.

On-Campus Student Employment
Students are limited to a maximum of 26 hours per week. Students may be employed as part of their financial aid package and should consult the Financial Aid Office at (916) 691‑7325.

Online application at


The Admissions and Records Office will send the first two official copies of a student’s college record to any college or university without charge. Additional copies may be obtained for a small fee. Same day official transcripts may be obtained for a higher fee. Check with the Admissions and Records Office for current fees. The required number of transcripts varies according to institution, and students should refer to the catalog or bulletin of the college or university which they expect to enter. Unofficial transcripts can be printed using eServices (online).


Cosumnes River College is committed to transferring qualified students to the four-year university of their choice. Located in the Library Building (2nd floor), the Transfer Center offers on-line application assistance, catalogs and other resource materials.

Career Services

  • Career Exploration and Assessments
    The Career Center provides resources, tools and methods to help students identify skills, interests and values that assist in the career planning process.
  • Career Research
    Take the opportunity to research and collect information pertaining to what you learned during the Career Exploration process. Linking your interests, skills and values to the world of work is essential.
  • Job Search Preparation
    Learn how to organize your job search process and obtain knowledge, information and assistance on how to create job search materials including resumes and cover letters. Develop skills for interviewing and attend career fairs to assist in the job search process. Resume critiquing is available by appointment only or drop-in.
  • Job Announcements
    “Job Connection,” an online listing of current job openings, is available to CRC students. Internet addresses, telephone job lines and job seeking publications are also available for job searches.
  • Workshops
    The Career Center offers various workshops on career planning, resume writing, job search strategies and other skills building topics each semester. Please review the Career Services Workshop Series Calendar Available in the Career Center.

For more information, contact (916) 691-7456.

Transfer Center
(916) 691-7479

The Transfer Center provides a wide range of services for students planning to transfer to a 4-year college or university. Services include: research assistance in identifying potential transfer schools; weekly visits from university representatives; transfer admissions eligibility information and assistance with Transfer Admissions Guarantee applications for participating campuses of the UC (currently UC Davis, UC Irvine, UC Merced, UC Riverside, UC Santa Barbara, and UC Santa Cruz), or the University of the Pacific; transfer applications and personal statements workshops; access to reference books and college catalogs. In addition, the Transfer Center hosts the annual Transfer Day, which occurs in the fall semester; and sponsors tours of various 4-year university campuses. All services provided by the Transfer Center are open to all CRC students.

Note to Transfer Students:
If you are interested in transferring to a four-year college or university to pursue a Bachelor’s Degree, it is critical that you meet with a CRC counselor to select and plan the courses for your major. Schools vary widely in terms of the required preparation. The courses that CRC requires for an Associate’s Degree in a major may different from the requirements needed for the Bachelor's Degree.


Enrolled CRC students can receive tutoring assistance, free of charge, from several campus tutorial centers. These centers are listed below. To find out more information about a specific center, call the printed telephone number listed below:

  • Accounting Laboratory (916) 691-7449
    Provides tutoring for accounting students.
  • Business English Help Line (916) 691-7444
    Provides telephone assistance for short English questions.
  • Computer Information Science Lab (916) 691-7297
    Provides computer access to students in a open lab atmosphere and provides some individual tutoring.
  • Digital Media Lab (916) 691-7170
    Provides individualized and small group tutoring for students enrolled in Radio, Television and Film classes.
  • Disability Support Programs & Services (DSP&S) (916) 691-7275
    Provides tutoring assistance to students with disabilities who cannot be adequately accommodated at other tutorial centers.
  • Language Lab (916) 691-7407
    Provides individualized and small group tutoring for students enrolled in ESL classes, and provides tutoring for students enrolled in Spanish and Vietnamese classes.
  • Math Center (916) 691-7459
    Provides math tutoring on a drop-in basis, computer assisted instruction, subject specific workshops and group tutoring.
  • MESA (916) 691-7338
    Provides tutoring in Science, Mathematics, and Engineering on a drop-in or appointment basis. Preference is given to students enrolled in the MESA program.
  • Reading/Writing Center (916) 691-7123
    Provides personalized assistance in reading and writing assignments. To utilize the resources of the RWC, students must enroll in either ENGLB 70, 72, 73, or 74 for a focus on writing assistance, or ENGLB 75, 76, 77, or 78 for a focus on reading assistance.
  • Tutoring Center (916) 691-7425
    Provides individualized and small group tutoring for many courses across the disciplines with a focus on helping students develop effective study strategies. Depending upon availability of tutors, students may make appointments or see the tutor on a drop-in basis. Please call the Center for the tutoring schedule.


The CRC Veterans Services Office, located in the Admissions and Records Office (College Center), was established to help process Veterans Administration (VA) Educational Benefit paperwork and to coordinate with other campus services. The student veteran, children, spouse or surviving spouse of a veteran using the VA Educational Benefits with a variety of services should contact the VA Office.

To receive an educational allowance, the Veterans Administration requires a student veteran or dependent to:

  • Request "official" transcripts from other colleges attended
  • Identify an educational objective, see a counselor and fill out a Program Planner
  • Take only courses that are required for the educational objective
  • Satisfactorily complete the courses for which benefits are allocated and attend classes regularly.

For more information, veterans or dependents should contact the Veterans Services Office in the Admissions and Records Office or call (916) 691-7422.


The Veterans Resource Center (VRC) works in partnership with CRC Veterans Services Office and the Counseling Department, taking a comprehensive approach to providing students all the resources they need for the transition to civilian life and college. The VRC's mission is to honor the service or veterans by helping them discover their educational goals and to foster a "veteran-friendly" environment at CRC. Services offered by the VRC include:

  • Referrals for campus and community resources
  • Computer access with internet connection and printing
  • Access to copy and fax machine
  • Assistance with completing the CRC enrollment process
  • Warm and welcoming environment to fellowship with other student veterans.

The VRC is located in L-103. For more information call (916) 691-7455.