Rockingham Community College Credit Programs
In today’s workforce, virtually every job requires the kind of specialized skills and training you will find at Rockingham Community College. If you plan to continue your education at a four-year college or university, starting your journey at RCC can better prepare you academically and save you thousands in tuition and other costs.
College Transfer – Associate in Arts/Science/Fine Arts (AA/AS/AFA) Degrees – These degrees are designed for students wishing to transfer to four-year universities and represent completion of approximately half of a bachelor’s degree program. The degrees require approximately 64 semester hours and can typically be completed within two years by full-time students.
Associate in Applied Science (AAS) Degrees – These degrees provide extensive entry-level employment training in professional fields. AAS degrees range from 64 to 76 semester hours and can typically be completed within two years by full-time students.
Diplomas – Diploma programs provide entry-level employment training in fields that require less extensive training than an AAS degree. These programs range from 36 to 48 semester hours and can usually be completed by full-time students within two semesters and one summer session.
Certificates – A Certificate provides entry-level employment skills and is often a way to get specific training in an area related to a diploma or AAS degree. These programs range from 12 to 18 semester hours and can usually be completed within one semester by full- time students.
Bachelor's Degree – Through two unique partnerships, RCC is able to offer on our campus Bachelor of Arts (BA) and Bachelor of Science (BS) degrees from Greensboro College and Winston-Salem State University. These bachelor’s degrees are available in Criminal Justice (BA), Early Education (BA), Elementary Education (BA) and Nursing (BS). In addition, RCC students may earn a Bachelor's Degree in Industrial Technology (BSIT) through the Associate in Applied Science (AAS) Transfer Program from East Carolina University (ECU). Students may take courses online or on the ECU campus.
Distance Learning (Online Courses) – For those with time or travel restrictions due to schedule or distance from campus, RCC offers a wide variety of online credit courses. In some cases more than half the credits required for a degree can be earned online.
High School Programs
Career & College Promise – Career & College Promise is a program that allows high school students to earn college credits tuition-free.
Rockingham Early College High School – RECHS is a high school on the campus of RCC that allows to students to earn a high school diploma and have the opportunity to earn their associate’s degree tuition free. Students must enter in the 9th grade.