Calling all counselors!

Counselors do more than just connect students to colleges and careers. They provide keys that open doors to unlimited opportunities, in academics and in life.

Counseling is critical, and it’s a cornerstone of the Inland-Desert Community Colleges’ “Ready” philosophy. We’re proud to present this page as a resource for our committed counseling partners.
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Sign up for IEDRC’s free Counselors Newsletter, and keep current with news, events, annual conclaves and other information related to counseling.

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The “Ready” Career Education Viewbook consolidates essential college, program and career information in a shareable, easy-to-browse PDF

One click to explore.

Explore dozens of career education programs and areas of study that the Inland Empire/Desert region’s 12 community colleges offer.

Ready right now.

With a projected 1 million-worker skills gap* driving demand for middle-skill professionals, there’s never been a better time to hit the ground running in California’s fastest-growing economic region.

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Fast & Focused

For students looking to “go pro” right away, our cutting edge career programs can lead to employment in as little as one semester. Check out our college offerings or short-term certificate page for more information.

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A Path to a Paycheck

Career education grads increase their earnings about 2 percent** for every course they take, according to a University of Michigan study.

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Inland Insiders

Inland-Desert community colleges are community-driven institutions with long-standing partnerships and pipelines in regional industry.

Ready to roll.

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Financing the future.

No doubt, “Can I afford college?” is one of your students’ most frequently asked questions. Inland-Desert community colleges are committed to answering it with a resounding “YES!

Is financial aid available for career education programs?

“YES! Once they have completed their FAFSA, graduating seniors are eligible for grants, scholarships and work-study opportunities in the career program of their choice.

Will students have ongoing access to financial aid advice and assistance?

YES! Inland-Desert community colleges are proud to offer always-on support through their dedicated Student Financial Services departments.

Is it possible to attend a career program FREE of charge?

YES! The California Promise Grant guarantees one year of tuition and fees for qualifying first-time college students. Learn more.

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Share the link!

“I Can Afford College” is the California Community College system’s one-stop resource for information, tools and applications pertaining to financial aid.

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Remind your students: Don’t flake on the form!

Collectively, California college students miss out on more than $250 million* in annual Pell Grants by failing to fill out their FAFSA forms. Don’t let your students leave money on the table!

When they’re Ready… so are we.

“Ready” community colleges make it easy to apply!



your nearest College’s application page.



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advisor through your College’s student services page.



with a degree advisor through your College’s student services page.

Thanks for everything you do.

We’re committed to providing the information and resources our counselors need to do their critical work. Thank you for your tireless efforts and ongoing support.

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