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Money to Fund Health Programs at RCC

RCC MEDFORD, Ore. — Millions of dollars could be headed to Rogue Community College, but to get the money, there is a lot of work that needs to be done.

RCC has a chance to get $8 million from the state. The money would provide health care education to its students. There is a catch: RCC would first have to come up with $8 million to match the states.

The $16 million total would pay for new equipment and expand training centers for things like dental assisting, EMT, and certified nursing assisting.

“The end result after they receive the training is to get great paying jobs. So I think it will offer a lot of variety and a lot of options for students,” said RCC President Peter Angstadt.

Currently the programs see about 125 students graduate from these programs each year, and the funding would likely increase student enrollment.