Message from Mark O. Kinlaw, President
Welcome to Rockingham Community College and thank you for visiting the college website. We hope that you will be able to use this site to stay connected to the college whether you are a student, prospective student, or community member. At RCC, our mission is to serve each student in a way that helps them to reach their educational goals. Whether you are interested in entering the workforce, upgrading skills or transferring to a four-year school, we are here to help. The faculty and staff at the college are eager to answer your questions and guide you along the way. I am very honored to serve as the fifth president of the college. RCC has a strong and rich history and I look forward to helping the college continue to be a vibrant part of Rockingham County.
Mission, Vision & Values
The mission of Rockingham Community College is to enhance individual and community success in Rockingham County through education as well as full development of human potential, employment assistance, service to business and industry, and contributions to cultural and social development.
The vision of Rockingham Community College is to be the catalyst for educational innovation, economic growth, and enhanced quality of life in our community.
We assume and maintain accountability for all our actions at RCC. This accountability acknowledges that our students are the primary focus and that our actions should promote their success in every aspect of their RCC experience. As faculty and staff, we work together to maintain transparency while delivering excellent service.
We recognize that a commitment to integrity begins with honesty, trustworthiness, and teamwork. We strive to treat each individual with fairness and respect, aiming for consistency in our words and actions to reflect our moral and ethical principles.
We pledge to create a collaborative environment for students, faculty, and staff by working together outside of our immediate units or divisions and engaging in teamwork based on trust, empowerment, and respect.
We create and foster a growth mindset within the college and the greater community, becoming a pioneer in education, training, and workforce development to meet emerging needs.
We commit to meeting students where they are and providing a supportive environment while helping students achieve their academic and career goals.
We strive to practice, model and teach excellence by holding ourselves and our students to high standards and by pursuing continuous improvement.
Approved by the Board of Trustees, 2019
Rockingham Community College is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award associate degrees, diplomas and certificates. Contact the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097 or call 404-679-4500 for questions about the accreditation of Rockingham Community College.Specialized Program Accreditation
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