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Special Funded Programs

Norco College offers a range of specialized programs that provide support, guidance, and community.  Each program offers customized services for eligible students with a variety of educational benefits to guide you through your academic journey.

Support Programs

  • CalWORKs
  • Disability Resource Center (DRC)
  • EOPS/CARE/NextUp
  • Honors Program
  • Men of Color Scholars
  • Phoenix Scholars-Foster Youth
  • Promise Program
  • Puente Program
  • TRIO Student Support Services (SSS, RISE, STEM)
  • UMOJA Program
  • Veteran Services
  • Women's Lean-In Circle


For TANF (Temporary Assistance for Needy Families) recipients with minor children and attending or planning to attend Norco College.  

(951) 372-7128 

Disability Resource Center (DRC)

Equitable access and support for enrolled students with reasonable academic adjustments. DRC promotes self-advocacy and independence for students with disabilities.  
(951) 372-7070 


A cluster of services provided to support students' retention, graduation, and transfer to four-year colleges and universities.  These programs primarily serve students who are first-generation, single parents, and former foster youth.

(951) 372-7128

Honors Program

The Honors Program community is comprised of student scholars and faculty who share a passion for learning.   Scholars will explore academic subjects in great depth with opportunities to engage in excursions, exhibits, performances.

Men of Color Scholars

The Men of Color (MoC) Scholars program is designed to support men-of-color from the time they apply until the time they graduate or transfer to a four-year university. The program strives to enhance the college experience through Brotherhood, Support, and Resources.

Phoenix Scholars 

The Phoenix Scholars Program is committed to improving educational outcomes of current and former foster youth by increasing access to supportive resources for academic and personal success. 

(951) 738-7743

Promise Program

The Promise Program is designed to help first-time college students complete their educational goals in a timely manner with minimal financial burden by providing tuition and fee support during the first two-years at Norco College.  

(951) 739-7840

Puente Program

Students enrolled in the PUENTE program work closely with their Counselor, English Instructor, and Mentor to prepare for transfer to four-year colleges and universities, with the ultimate goal that Puentistas return to their community as leaders and mentors.


TRIO is a cluster of federally funded programs started in the 1960's in an effort to indentify and provide educational opportunities for students who meet specific program criteria.

(951) 372-7163


UMOJA is designed to increase student success among all students at Norco College with an emphasis on the African-American population. It is a community that fosters student success, community and leadership opportunities. 

(951) 738-7797

Veterans Services

Support for all veterans, active duty military members, and VA dependents with varying educational goals to begin or continue their education at Norco College.

(951) 372-7142

Women's Lean In Circle

A program dedicated to empowering and unifying marginalized women of diverse backgrounds.  The program strives to promote a growth mindset to combat societal mindsets.

(951) 738-7797

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