Río Hondo College and ASU Partner to Offer Transfer Pathways with MyPath2ASU™
Río Hondo College and Arizona State University Universal Articulation Partnership
The newly established Universal Articulation agreement between Arizona State University and Río Hondo College reaffirms the combined commitment to support academic preparedness and seamless transfer through academic alignment, term-to-term persistence and transfer outcome strategies. Through MyPath2ASU™ students are able to take the steps needed to successfully plan their transfer to ASU while working towards their degree at Rio Hondo College.
The Río Hondo College MyPath2ASU™ transfer experience is available to students and staff that support them. Diverse MyPath2ASU™ degree options can be tailored based on the needs of Río Hondo College (within ASU degree requirements).
Río Hondo College MyPath2ASU™ transfer experience benefits
Río Hondo Community College District is a single-college district encompassing 65.5 square miles in southeastern Los Angeles County. The District serves the cities of El Monte, South El Monte, Pico Rivera, Santa Fe Springs, and Whittier, and unincorporated communities within Los Angeles County (i.e., Los Nietos, East Whittier, South Whittier, West Whittier, and a portion of Avocado Heights), as well as portions of Norwalk, Downey, La Mirada, and the City of Industry, as well as several other local communities.
In October 1960, voters approved the establishment of a Whittier-area junior college district: Whittier Junior College. However, the Board of Trustees voted in 1963 to name the district “Río Hondo,” meaning “deep river,” which evokes the image of the deep waters of educational understanding. While the College began offering classes at local public schools in September 1963, the hillside campus opened in September 1966 with an enrollment of 3,363 day and 2,682 evening students. At the urging of constituents of the El Monte Union High School District, the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors adopted an order transferring territory from the El Monte Union High School District (EMUHSD) to the Río Hondo Community College District in October 1975. This addition of the El Monte communities broadened the reach of the College and contributed to the vibrant diversity of the College, which still characterizes its student body. Since its inception, the College has expanded with four off-site centers. In 1997 the College acquired the Santa Fe Springs Training Center (SFSTC) — the primary instructional site for the Fire Academy, Fire Technology, and Emergency Medical Technician programs. Subsequently, a 2004 bond issue funded the construction of the South Whittier Educational Center (SWEC), the Pico Rivera Educational Center, and the El Monte Educational Center (EMEC). These centers offer general and continuing education courses.
Today, Río Hondo College enrolls nearly 20,000 students per semester at the main campus and at its three off-site locations.
Río Hondo College MyPath2ASU degree spotlight
In the BA program in business with a concentration in business administration, students gain a breadth of knowledge and the skills needed for managing business operations. The program provides the full business core plus a concentration with 18 hours of coursework focused on skills such as forecasting demand; planning inventory; purchasing services; conducting skillful negotiations; building strategies for the future and managing people, finances and risk.
Graduates of the bachelor’s degree program in business with a concentration in business administration are prepared to work in a wide range of industries with a broad skill set in managing processes and people. Career opportunities include administrative services manager, business manager, general and operations management, sales manager, and training and development manager.
Locations of study:
Polytechnic, West, ASU@LakeHavasu, ASU@TheGilaValley, Online, ASU Local