Start Local. Go Far.

Whether you need training to get your foot in the door or to get a promotion that will lead to more income and responsibility, our Employment Programs can help. The education you need to get ahead is here – you just have to have the desire to succeed!

Career Readiness Certificate (CRC)

  • The Career Readiness Certificate (CRC) is an easy way to show potential employers your current skill levels in three vital areas – math, reading for information, and locating information. Local employers have stated they prefer to hire employees who have these skills.

  • The CRC testing is also a good way for you to identify skills that need improvement. Once you do, Rockingham Community College has many classes and programs that can help you raise your skill levels and increase your employment opportunities.

  • The CRC is based on WorkKeys, a nationally recognized skills assessment tool developed by ACT, Inc. The CRC is a nationally recognized credential that can be used in other states to demonstrate your skill levels.

  • There is a small charge for taking the tests. For more information on the cost and when the tests will be given, please call Cindy Amos at 336.342.4261, ext. 2206.

Computer Courses

  • Rockingham Community College offers a wide variety of courses on computer software applications. Learning new computer skills can open many new areas of opportunity for employment. Courses are offered both in person and online. For information about online courses visit Ed2Go Courses.

  • Available computer courses include:

    • MS Windows
    • Basic Computer Skills
    • MS Office for the Workplace
    • MS Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint
    • Quick Books
    • Workplace Computer Security (Online only)
    • Digital Cameras & Photo Editing
    • MS FrontPage (Online only)
  • View our current Continuing Education Course Catalog to see a complete list of upcoming classes, or search for classes online.

    To take a class, Register Online or print and fill out a Continuing Education Registration Form (PDF) and either bring it to the RCC Continuing Education Division located in the Bishopric Lifelong Learning Center on our campus, or mail your registration and payment to:

    RCC Continuing Education Division
    PO Box 38
    Wentworth, NC, 27375-0038

Ed2Go Courses

  • Rockingham Community College offers dozens of Ed2Go online courses on a wide variety of topics. And because they are offered online, you can take a course on your schedule anywhere, anytime. All you need is Internet Access, e-mail, a standard web browser, and the appropriate software if needed.

  • Visit the RCC Ed2Go Portal to view the complete course listing and information on registering and paying for your class. These Ed2Go Orientation Instructions (PDF) will guide you through the registration and payment process.
    Ed2Go Course Registration Form (PDF)

Emergency Services: Fire, Rescue, EMS

  • Rockingham Community College can provide the training you need for a career in Fire & Rescue or Emergency Medical Services at our state-of-the-art Emergency Services Training Center. Located on 20-acres off NC Highway 65, adjacent to the National Guard Armory in Wentworth, this facility offers a safe training environment for fire departments, rescue squads, Emergency Medical Squads, law enforcement and private industry groups.

  • The center’s five-story training building has almost 5,000 square feet of space. It has a live burn simulator with non-toxic smoke, confined space props to include an elevator shaft, silo and a below ground tunnel. It has interior and exterior stairs, a stand pipe system, ventilation panels on the roof, and is equipped with many high angle rescue-training options. The facility also has a nearby 3-acre pond used as an alternate water source and for basic water rescue and recovery training.

  • For more information about Fire & Rescue training, visit our Fire & Rescue Training page or contact Randy Evans at 336.342.4261 ext. 2390.

    For more information about Emergency Medical Science (EMS) courses, visit our Emergency Medical Services page or contact Donna Thompson at 336.342.4261, ext. 2602.

Health Care

  • Rockingham Community College offers a number of courses that can prepare you for entry-level positions in the growing health care field or help you expand your skills and gain new certifications if you are already working in health care. These courses include:

    • Explore The Health Care Field
    • EKG Technician
    • CPR
    • Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS)
    • Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS)
    • Emergency Pediatric Care (EPC)
    • Pre-Hospital Trauma Life Support (PHTLS)
    • Advanced Medical Life Support (AMLS)
    • Geriatric Education for EMS (GEMS)
    • Gerontology
    • Physical Therapy Technician

    For more information, please contact 336.342.4261

  • Additional courses include:

    • Nursing Assistant I
    • Direct Care Worker
    • Activity Director
    • Medication Aide
    • Pharmacy Technician
    • Mental Health Technician

    To learn more about these courses and see a schedule of upcoming classes, check our current Continuing Education Course Catalog.

Human Resources Development Program (HRD)

  • If you are unemployed or underemployed, the Human Resources Development Program (HRD) can give you the skills needed to succeed in today's complex and demanding job market. This program can assist you with career planning and assessment, employment direction and job search skills. It also assists employers by sending them qualified applicants. HRD courses are available at no charge to any adult who is unemployed or underemployed and seeking employment. Call 336.342.4261, ext. 2206 to see if you qualify.

    HRD offers a variety of classes at no charge that can help you in these areas:

    • Creating a professional resume that will impress employers.
    • Completing a job application that will get an interview.
    • Interview techniques that will teach you how to answer those tough interview questions.
    • Writing an impressive cover letter and thank you letter.
    • Finding your job strengths and weaknesses.
    • Developing better money management skills.
    • Increasing your technology awareness and skill levels.
    • Developing a pro-active and strategic job search plan.
    • Developing better communication skills.
    • Learning to find and apply for jobs online.
    • Coping with job loss.

    Success in HRD courses can also help you gain the self-confidence you need when meeting prospective employers.

    To register or for more information contact Cindy Amos at 336.342.4261, ext. 2206 or

Nursing Assistant I

  • If you are interested in entering the health care field, the Nursing Assistant I Training Program is a good place to start. As a Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA), you will be on the front line of patient care. CNAs are employed by nursing homes, hospitals, home health organizations, and in doctor’s offices. And you can also use the position as a steppingstone to becoming a Practical Nurse or Registered Nurse.

  • The Nursing Assistant I Training Program consists of approximately 160 hours of classroom work and training, which includes 48 hours of clinical training. Classes are held at the Goodwill Resource Center in Reidsville. Requirements for taking Nursing Assistant I coursework include:

    • An accredited high school diploma transcript or GED diploma
    • Picture ID (such as a driver’s license) and Social Security card with correct name
    • Proof of TB skin test with results (within one year)
    • Criminal background check (conviction of certain crimes may prevent students from gaining employment.)

    For more information call 336.342.4261, ext. 2011.