About the College

Crafton Hills College (CHC) is one of 114 colleges in the California Community College system, the largest college system of higher education in the world. Since its opening in 1972, learners of all ages, interests and backgrounds have passed through the doors of CHC, taking advantage of this first step to higher learning. As new businesses and industries settle in this region, CHC continues to increase in importance as a source for a college education and career training. 

Crafton Hills College is accredited by the Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges of the Western Association of Schools and Colleges, 10 Commercial Boulevard, Suite 204, Novato, CA 94949, 415.506.0234, an institutional accrediting body recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation and the U.S. Department of Education. In addition, our Basic Firefighter Academy is accredited by CAL FIRE and the Office of the State Fire Marshall (OSFM), the EMT certificate is accredited locally by Inland Counties Emergency Medical Agency (ICEMA), the Paramedic program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP), the Radiologic Technology program is accredited by the Joint Review Commission on Education in Radiologic Technology (JRCERT), and the Respiratory Care program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Respiratory Care (CoARC). 

Crafton Hills College has made every reasonable effort to ensure that the information provided in this general Catalog is accurate and current. However, this document should not be considered an irrevocable contract between the student and Crafton Hills College. The content is subject to change. The College reserves the right to make additions, revisions, or deletions as may be necessary due to changes in governmental regulations, district policy, or college policy, procedures, or curriculum. The College will make every reasonable effort to inform students of significant changes that occur after publication of this document. 

With its dedicated professors, ample extracurricular opportunities, supportive staff, and beautiful surroundings, Crafton Hills College is a place where students thrive. Since its opening in 1972, more than 100,000 people of different ages, interests, and backgrounds have attended CHC, drawn to the outstanding educational opportunities available to students interested in earning two-year associate degrees, transferring to four-year colleges and universities to obtain bachelor's degrees, career and technical education programs, and general education to increase job effectiveness or learn new skills. 

CHC offers more than 50 majors in the liberal arts and sciences, vocations, and technical studies, and currently serves about 4,500 students. Students can receive multidisciplinary degrees, including Fine Arts, Health Sciences, Liberal Studies - Teacher Preparation, and Social Science, and the Fire Science and Emergency Medical Services-Paramedics programs are some of the finest community college programs in the state, with CHC the primary trainer for paramedics in San Bernardino and Riverside counties. CHC also has the distinction of being the top community college in the Inland Empire when it comes to degree/certificate completion rates and course retention/success rates. 

Professors are experts in their field, and are active in their professions outside of the classroom. Because class sizes are small, professors are easily accessible, offer one-on-one support, and often take students on field trips. Cultural, social, and recreational opportunities abound, and there are clubs for all interests as well as theater arts productions and musical performances year round. CHC's facilities are spacious and welcoming, and include a health and wellness center, an art gallery, aquatics center, and child development center. A place for reflection and growth, CHC promotes lifelong learning, and is proud of its alumni making a difference in the Inland Empire and beyond.