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Resources for American Indian Needs (RAIN Program)

monument.jpgThe RAIN Program is a learning community designed to promote, inspire and guide students upon entry, duration, and completion of their academic goals.  speech.jpg

The program's purpose is to provide a support system for American Indian and Indigenous people of the Americas, but is open to all students.

Students will improve study skills, obtain tools for successful transition into college and/or vocational training opportunities. A collaborative atmosphere will be provided in which students will become a valued voice and member of our student population while maintaining their individuality.



The RAIN Program provides the following areas of service:Orientation in August

  • Academic Counseling / Transfer Preparation
  • Peer Group Support
  • Academic Tutoring for Success in Learning
  • Financial Aid Assistance / Scholarships / Grants
  • Career Exploration
  • American Indian Program Activities
  • Field Trips (College Campus Tours)





Semester 1

Semester 2

Semester 3

  • *English 125
  • *Appropriate Math level
  • Counseling 150
  • *English 126
  • *Appropriate Math Level
  • Counseling 54
  • *English 1A
In addition to the courses listed above students may choose a course(s) from the following options of American Indian Studies:
  • AMIND 31 American Indian Culture
  • AMIND 32 American Indian History
  • AMIND 34 The American Indian in Contemporary Society
  • AMIND 35 American Indian Art

*The three semester academic cohort course layout is based on  placement test and/or multiple measures.  See American Indian Program counselor for placement options / interpretation of scores.


Eligibility to Apply

  • Meet general admission requirements as outlined by Fresno City College (FCC) or be a current matriculated FCC student.
  • Be eligible for the English levels outlined in the course layout.
  • Participate in all activities sponsored by the program.
  • Have an interest in obtaining a certificate, degree, or transfer to a 4 year university or institution.
  • Open to all student who have the desire to contribute, explore, and gain an understanding of the American Indian culture.



The Resources for American Indian Needs (RAIN) learning community program is in alignment with the Fresno City College Student Equity Plan which enables accessibility and support services for our American Indian/Alaska Native students to further prevent disproportionate transfer, degree and certificate completion rates.

The program accepts applicants every spring/summer in preparation for the start of the fall semester. Upon completion of a program application, an interview will follow along with notification of acceptance. Through course topics, guest speakers, community participation and field trips students will have the opportunity to explore, grow, and contribute to their college experience. For more information and application please contact the American Indian Program counselor – Alexandra Gonzales at (559) 443-8564 Or Email:

Last updated: 10/10/2016 12:09:17 PM