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The Health Sciences programs at RCC are limited enrollment, meaning admission is not guaranteed. To be considered for admission to any of the Health Sciences programs listed below, certain steps must first be completed. Click on the links provided to get more information about admission to each program. For admissions information, contact the Admissions Office at 336-342-4261 x2333.

Degrees and Diplomas

Associate Degree Nursing

Fall 2021 Application Deadline: 
Friday, February 26, 2021 at 3pm

Associate Degree Nursing Description

Admissions Information

  1. Read the Admissions Information completely and complete the Minimum Admissions Requirements.
  2. Attend a mandatory Associate Degree Nursing Information Session (see dates below).
  3. Complete the Associate Degree Nursing Candidate Review Form  online. The Candidate Review Form will open Thursday, December 17, 2020.
  4. Schedule your Candidate Review Appointment (link provided upon submission of the Candidate Review Form).
  5. Meet with the Assistant Director of Enrollment Services to review and finalize your Candidate Review Form (appointment is required).

The Associate Degree Nursing application process must be complete by 3pm on February 26, 2021.

Candidate Review Appointments will take place between January 19, 2021 and February 26, 2021.

Application to Acceptance Timeline
Important Information:

It is your responsibility to read this page and the information it contains in its entirety. You must meet all requirements to be considered for acceptance; however, completion of these tasks does not guarantee acceptance to the Fall 2021 entering class.

Please review the RCC Catalog and Student Handbook for more information on policies and procedures for this program and for Rockingham Community College.

A Candidate Review Appointment is required. You will receive the link to schedule your appointment after submission of your Candidate Review Form. Contact Laura Jennings, Assistant Director of Enrollment Services, at (336) 342-4261 x2127 or jenningsl3489@rockinghamcc.edu if you have any questions regarding the application process.

Applications will be sent to the Nursing Staff for review and ranking after the February 26, 2021 deadline. 

If admitted to the ADN Program, students will attend a mandatory orientation during the summer 2021 semester.

Minimum Admissions Requirements
Complete the RCC Admissions Process

Complete the specific Associate Degree Nursing admissions requirements:

  • Completed Biology 168 and 169 with a grade of “C” or higher. (Applicants may be enrolled in BIO 169 in the Spring 2021 semester.)
  • Completed CHM 131  (with lab) or CHM 151 with a grade of “C” or higher. (Applicants may be enrolled in CHM 131 /A or higher in the Spring 2021 semester.)
  • Completed ENG 111 with a grade of “C” or higher. (Applicant may be enrolled in ENG 111 in the Spring 2021 semester.)
  • Have a 2.8 GPA or higher from all completed pre-requisite and nursing general education courses. GPA calculation includes BIO 168, BIO 169, CHM 131 /A, and any completed nursing general education courses ( ENG 111, ENG 112, PSY 150, PSY 241, and humanities elective). 
  • Be in Satisfactory Academic Standing with Rockingham Community College (2.0 or higher RCC cumulative GPA). 
  • Attend a mandatory Nursing Information Session in the 2020/2021 academic year.
  • Hold current certification in Adult and Child CPR issued by the American Heart Association.
  • Complete the TEAS exam with a minimum score of 65%. Scores are valid for 24 months (2 years) from time of application.
  • Essay- One page, double spaced, typed statement responding to the following questions: What makes you a strong candidate for the ADN program at Rockingham Community College? What is the biggest challenge you will face in the ADN program?

Submit the  Candidate Review Form  online with the required documentation.

Schedule a Candidate Review Appointment to review and finalize your application. Meetings will take place on Zoom. You will receive the scheduling link after submitting the Candidate Review Form.

Attend your Candidate Review Appointment on Zoom to review your application materials. After all components of your application are confirmed, the Assistant Director of Enrollment Services will submit your application to the RCC Nursing Department. 

Upon completing the all admission requirements, submit the ADN Candidate Review Form and schedule your appointment with the Assistant Director of Enrollment Services.
Candidate Review Appointments will take place between January 19, 2021 and February 26, 2021 at 3pm.

Information Session Dates

2020-2021 Nursing Information Session dates

Sessions will take place virtually through Zoom. The Zoom link will be provided after session registration (registration link provided below).

  • Tuesday, October 20, 12pm – Zoom
  • Wednesday, October 21, 11am – Zoom
  • Wednesday, October 21, 6pm – Zoom
  • Tuesday, November 17, 6pm – Zoom
  • Wednesday, November 18, 4pm – Zoom 
  • Thursday, November 19, 12pm – Zoom
  • Wednesday, December 9, 12pm – Zoom
  • Thursday, December 10, 4pm – Zoom
  • Tuesday, January 19, 12pm – Zoom
  • Thursday, January 21, 4pm – Zoom
  • Wednesday, February 17, 12pm – Zoom
  • Monday, February 22, 6pm – Zoom
CLICK HERE to register for a nursing information session.

Sessions begin at time listed above and will last approximately one hour. Please log into the Zoom session at least 10 minutes before the start time. Late arrivals will not receive credit for attendance and must attend another session to receive credit. If you attended last year’s information session, you must still attend one of these sessions.

Curriculum Outline & Info
The ADN Curriculum Outline and Important Information

Applicants must first submit a Candidate Review Form prior to scheduling a Candidate Review Appointment. Upon submission of the form, applicants will receive a link to schedule an appointment. Appointments are required. Applications will not be submitted to the RCC Nursing Department until the candidate has complete the Candidate Review Appointment.

Please contact Laura Jennings, Assistant Director of Enrollment Services, at (336) 342-4261 x2127 or jenningsl3489@rockinghamcc.edu if you have any questions regarding this process.

GPA Calculator

GPA is calculated using completed general education courses including BIO 168, BIO 169, CHM 131 /A, ENG 111, ENG 112, PSY 150, PSY 241, and a humanities elective. The following Excel spreadsheet can be used to calculate GPA using final grades from these courses. Course letter grade (A, B, C) can be entered into the yellow column. GPA is automatically calculated in the labeled green cell.

RCC Nursing GPA Calculator

TEAS Information

TEAS Testing Information

The TEAS can be taken in the RCC Testing Center, through an ATI remote proctor, or at a PSI testing facility.  Registration for all TEAS sessions is through the  ATI website

Details on remote proctoring can be found on the  ATI TEAS Online Remote Proctored Exam web page

TEAS sessions at RCC will take place in the Testing Center in the Advanced Technologies Building (ADT, room 106).

RCC TEAS Session Dates 2020-2021
  • Wednesday, December 16, 2-6pm
  • Thursday, December 17, 9am-1pm
  • Friday, January 15, 9am-1pm
  • Wednesday, January 20, 2-6pm
  • Monday, January 25, 3-7pm
  • Tuesday, February 2, 1-5pm
  • Friday, February 12, 11am-3pm
  • Monday, February 15, 3pm-7pm
  • Friday, February 19, 9am-1pm
  • Monday, February 22, 3pm-7pm
  • Tuesday, February 23, 1pm-5pm

CLICK HERE  for instructions on registering for the TEAS at RCC.

Important notes regarding taking the ATI TEAS in the RCC Testing Center:

  • Please do not contact RCC to schedule or re-schedule your test. Any issues regarding the scheduling of your TEAS test is handled through ATI Testing.
  • An ATI TEAS Study Manual and online practice test are offered through  ATI study material website
  • Arrive at least 30 minutes early. Arrivals after the posted start time will not be allowed to enter the testing room – NO EXCEPTIONS! If you have to reschedule your test, you should arrange to do so through ATI, not RCC. Refunds and rescheduling are approved at the discretion of ATI.
  • A government-issued photo ID is requried the day of the test. The name on your ID must match the name on your ATI account. 
  • Cost:  $82.00 – paid to ATI Testing upon registering (subject to change at discretion of ATI)

Associate Degree Nursing (LPN to ADN option)

Fall 2021 Application Deadline: 
Friday, February 26, 2021 at 3pm

Associate Degree Nursing (LPN to ADN) Description

Admissions Information

  1. Read the Admissions Information completely and complete the Minimum Admissions Requirements.
  2. Attend a mandatory Associate Degree Nursing Information Session (see dates below).
  3. Complete the Associate Degree Nursing (LPN to ADN) Candidate Review Form  online. The Candidate Review Form will open Thursday, December 17, 2020.
  4. Schedule your Candidate Review Appointment (link provided upon submission of the Candidate Review Form).
  5. Meet with the Assistant Director of Enrollment Services to review and finalize your Candidate Review Form (appointment is required).

The LPN to ADN application process must be complete by 3pm on Friday, February 26, 2021. 

Candidate Review Appointments will take place between January 19, 2021 and February 26, 2021.

Application to Acceptance Timeline
Important Information:

It is your responsibility to read this page and the information it contains in its entirety. You must meet all requirements to be considered for acceptance; however, completion of these tasks does not guarantee acceptance to the Fall 2021 entering class.

Please review the RCC Catalog and Student Handbook for more information on policies and procedures for this program and for Rockingham Community College.

A Candidate Review Appointment is required. You will receive the link to schedule your appointment after submission of your Candidate Review Form. Contact Laura Jennings, Assistant Director of Enrollment Services, at (336) 342-4261 x2127 or jenningsl3489@rockinghamcc.edu if you have any questions regarding the application process.

If admitted to the Associate Degree Nursing (LPN to ADN Option) Program, students will attend a mandatory orientation during the summer 2021 semester.

Minimum Admissions Requirements
Complete the RCC Admissions Process

Complete the specific Associate Degree Nursing admissions requirements:

  • Complete Biology 168 and 169 with a grade of “C” or higher. (Applicants may be enrolled in BIO 169 in the Spring 2021 semester.)
  • Complete  CHM 131 (with lab) or CHM 151 with a grade of “C” or higher. (Applicants may be enrolled in CHM 131 /A or higher in the Spring 2021 semester.)
  • Complete ENG 111 ENG 112, PSY 150, PSY 241, and Humanities Elective ( ART 111, ART 114, ART 115, MUS 110, MUS 112, PHI 215, PHI 240, or HUM 115 ) with a grade of “C” or higher. (Applicants may be enrolled in Spring 2021.)
  • Have a GPA of 2.8 or higher from all completed pre-requisite courses. GPA calculation includes: BIO 168, BIO 169, CHM 131 /A, ENG 111, ENG 112, PSY 150, PSY 241, and a humanities elective.
  • Candidate is in Satisfactory Academic Standing with Rockingham Community College (2.0 or higher cumulative RCC GPA).
  • Hold current certification in Adult and Child CPR issued by the American Heart Association.
  • Must have current unrestricted licensure as a Licensed Practical Nurse in North Carolina.
  • Must have graduated from an approved Practical Nurse Education Program.
  • Complete National Acceleration Challenge Examination (NACE) with a score of 70% or higher. Scores are valid for 24 months (2 years) from date of application.
  • Attend a mandatory Nursing Information Session in the 2020-21 academic year.

Submit the  Candidate Review Form  online with the required documentation.

Schedule a Candidate Review Appointment to review and finalize your application. Meetings will take place on Zoom. You will receive the scheduling link after submitting the Candidate Review Form.

Attend your Candidate Review Appointment on Zoom to review your application materials. After all components of your application are confirmed, the Assistant Director of Enrollment Services will submit your application to the RCC Nursing Department.

Information Session Dates

2020-2021 Nursing Information Session dates

Sessions will take place virtually through Zoom. The Zoom link will be provided after session registration (registration link provided below).

  • Tuesday, October 20, 12pm – Zoom
  • ​Wednesday, October 21, 11am – Zoom
  • Wednesday, October 21, 6pm – Zoom
  • Tuesday, November 17, 6pm – Zoom
  • Wednesday, November 18, 4pm – Zoom 
  • Thursday, November 19, 12pm – Zoom
  • Wednesday, December 9, 12pm – Zoom
  • Thursday, December 10, 4pm – Zoom
  • Tuesday, January 19, 12pm – Zoom
  • Thursday, January 21, 4pm – Zoom
  • Wednesday, February 17, 12pm – Zoom
  • Monday, February 22, 6pm – Zoom
CLICK HERE to register for a nursing information session.

Sessions begin at time listed above and will last approximately one hour. Please log into the Zoom session at least 10 minutes before the start time. Late arrivals will not receive credit for attendance and must attend another session to receive credit. If you attended last year’s information session, you must still attend one of these sessions.

GPA Calculator

GPA is calculated using completed general education courses including BIO 168, BIO 169, CHM 131 /A, ENG 111, ENG 112, PSY 150, PSY 241, and a humanities elective. The following Excel spreadsheet can be used to calculate GPA using final grades from these courses. Course letter grade (A, B, C) can be entered into the yellow column. GPA is automatically calculated in the labeled green cell. 

RCC Nursing GPA Calculator

NACE Information

Nursing Acceleration Challenge Examination (NACE) Information (2020-2021)

The NACE is an online exam proctored by a remote proctoring service, Proctorio.
Candidates can complete the test on a personal computer or by appointment in the RCC Testing Center.

NACE TESTING OVERVIEW
  1. Create an account  in the NLN portal.
  2. Purchase the NACE  test in the NLN portal. You will have a 30 day window to take the exam. Purchase your test no more than 30 days before you plan to take the exam.
  3. Review the  NACE Device Set-up Instructions. Once purchasing the test, you can take the exam at any point through the NLN remote proctoring system.
NLN ACCOUNT AND PURCHASING INFORMATION

For detailed instructions on creating an account and purchasing the exam, please see the NLN  NACE Student Account and Purchasing Guide.

TAKING THE NACE

The NACE is taken in the  NLN portal. Before taking the exam, review the system requirements and testing information in the  NACE Device Set-up and Test Instructions  guide. Candidates testing on a personal computer should confirm the system requirements.

NACE scores are available within four hours of testing. Follow the  NACE Score Reporting Guide  to access a PDF of your score report.

NLN STUDENT SUPPORT

For assistance with the NLN Portal, please contact the NLN through the  Student Customer Support Form.

IMPORTANT NACE INFORMATION
  • NACE Foundations of Nursing is an online exam proctored through the virtual proctoring system, Proctorio. All testers must use Chrome and the Proctorio plugin.
  • The exam can be taken on a personal computer that meets the  minimum technology requirements .
  • A government-issued photo ID is requried for the online proctoring service. The name on your ID must match the name on your NLN account. 
  • Cost: $80 – paid to National League for Nursing (NLN) when purchasing the exam.
  • Candidates who will need accommodations for testing should contact Laura Jennings (jenningsl3489@rockinghamcc.edu) prior to purchasing the test
  • The NACE is a four-hour exam consiting of 200 items. The test items are multiple choice and alternative item format used in the NCLEX. 
  • Students are not allowed to leave the testing frame. Breaks are not allowed. 
  • The NACE Foundations of Nursing includes content related to the basic physiological and psychosocial needs of individuals. See the  NLN NACE Series Student Bulletin  for a content outline. 
  • Test-takers are encouraged to study and prepare for the exam using a NCLEX test preparation resource.
  • The James Library has a limited supply of NACE preparation books available for review. RCC students must have their student ID to check out books. Prospective RCC students can apply for a library card with a photo ID. The review books can be requested at the circulation desk and are available for a 7-day checkout period. 

Practical Nursing

Fall 2021 Application Deadline: 
Friday, February 26, 2021 at 3pm

Practical Nursing Description

Admissions Information

  1. Read the Admissions Information completely and complete the Minimum Admissions Requirements.
  2. Attend a mandatory Practical Nursing Information Session (see dates below).
  3. Complete the Practical Nursing Candidate Review Form  online. The Candidate Review Form will open Thursday, December 17, 2020.
  4. Schedule your Candidate Review Appointment (link provided upon submission of the Candidate Review Form).
  5. Meet with the Assistant Director of Enrollment Services to review and finalize your Candidate Review Form (appointment is required).

The PN application process must be complete by 3pm on Friday, February 26, 2021. 

Candidate Review Appointments will take place between January 19, 2021 and February 26, 2021.

Application to Acceptance Timeline
Important Information:

It is your responsibility to read this page and the information it contains in its entirety. You must meet all requirements to be considered for acceptance; however, completion of these tasks does not guarantee acceptance to the Fall 2021 entering class.

Please review the RCC Catalog and Student Handbook for more information on policies and procedures for this program and for Rockingham Community College.

A Candidate Review Appointment is required. You will receive the link to schedule your appointment after submission of your Candidate Review Form. Contact Laura Jennings, Assistant Director of Enrollment Services, at (336) 342-4261 x2127 or jenningsl3489@rockinghamcc.edu if you have any questions regarding the application process.

If admitted to the PN Program, students will attend a mandatory orientation during the summer 2021 semester.

Minimum Admissions Requirements
Complete the RCC Admissions Process

Complete the specific Practical Nursing admissions requirements:

  • Completed BIO 168 and BIO 169 with a grade of “C” or higher. (Applicants may be enrolled in BIO 169 in the Spring 2021 semester.)
  • Completed CHM 131  (with lab) or CHM 151 with a grade of “C” or higher. (Applicants may be enrolled in CHM 131 /A or higher in the Spring 2021 semester.)
  • Completed ENG 111 with grade “C” or higher. (Applicants may be enrolled in ENG 111 in the Spring 2021 semester.)
  • Have a 2.5 GPA or higher from all PN pre-requisite general education courses ( BIO 168, BIO 169, CHM 131 /A, ENG 111, and PSY 150 ).  Additional nursing general education courses ( PSY 241, ENG 112, and humanities elective) are optional.
  • Candidate is in Satisfactory Academic Standing with Rockingham Community College (2.0 or higher cumulative RCC GPA).
  • Attend a mandatory Nursing Information Session in the 2020/2021 academic year.
  • Hold current certification in Adult and Child CPR issued by the American Heart Association.
  • Overall TEAS score of 55. TEAS scores are valid for 2 years (24 months).
  • Essay- One page, double spaced, typed statement responding to the following questions: What makes you a strong candidate for the PN program at Rockingham Community College? What is the biggest challenge you will face in the PN program?

Submit the  Candidate Review Form  online with the required documentation.

Schedule a Candidate Review Appointment to review and finalize your application. Meetings will take place on Zoom. You will receive the scheduling link after submitting the Candidate Review Form.

Attend your Candidate Review Appointment on Zoom to review your application materials. After all components of your application are confirmed, the Assistant Director of Enrollment Services will submit your application to the RCC Nursing Department.

If admitted to the PN Program, students will attend a mandatory orientation during the summer 2021 semester.

Information Session Dates

2020-2021 Nursing Information Session Dates

Sessions will take place virtually through Zoom. The Zoom link will be provided after session registration (registration link provided below).

  • Tuesday, October 20, 12pm – Zoom
  • Wednesday, October 21, 11am – Zoom
  • Wednesday, October 21, 6pm – Zoom
  • Tuesday, November 17, 6pm – Zoom
  • Wednesday, November 18, 4pm – Zoom 
  • Thursday, November 19, 12pm – Zoom
  • Wednesday, December 9, 12pm – Zoom
  • Thursday, December 10, 4pm – Zoom
  • Tuesday, January 19, 12pm – Zoom
  • Thursday, January 21, 4pm – Zoom
  • Wednesday, February 17, 12pm – Zoom
  • Monday, February 22, 6pm – Zoom
CLICK HERE to register for a nursing information session

Sessions begin at time listed above and will last approximately one hour. Please log into the Zoom session at least 10 minutes before the start time. Late arrivals will not receive credit for attendance and must attend another session to receive credit. If you attended last year’s information session, you must still attend one of these sessions.

Practical Nursing Curriculum Outline (2020-2021) and Important Information

Please see the  Curriculum Outline and Important Notices  for more information on courses.

A Candidate Review Appointment is required. You will receive the link to schedule your appointment after submission of your Candidate Review Form. Contact Laura Jennings, Assistant Director of Enrollment Services, at (336) 342-4261 x2127 or jenningsl3489@rockinghamcc.edu if you have any questions regarding the application process.

GPA Calculator

GPA is calculated using completed general education courses including BIO 168, BIO 169, CHM 131 /A, ENG 111, and PSY 150. Additional nursing general education courses ( PSY 241, ENG 112, humanities elective, MAT 152, and one additional general education course) are optional. The following Excel spreadsheet can be used to calculate GPA using final grades from these courses. Course letter grade (A, B, C) can be entered into the yellow column. GPA is automatically calculated in the labeled green cell.

RCC Nursing GPA Calculator

TEAS Information

TEAS Testing Information

The TEAS can be taken in the RCC Testing Center, through an ATI remote proctor, or at a PSI testing facility.  Registration for all TEAS sessions is through the  ATI website.

Details on remote proctoring can be found on the  ATI TEAS Online Remote Proctored Exam web page.

TEAS sessions at RCC will take place in the Testing Center located in the Advanced Technologies Building (ADT, room 106).

RCC TEAS Session Dates 2020-2021
  • Wednesday, December 16, 2-6pm
  • Thursday, December 17, 9am-1pm
  • Friday, January 15, 9am-1pm
  • Wednesday, January 20, 2-6pm
  • Monday, January 25, 3-7pm
  • Tuesday, February 2, 1-5pm
  • Friday, February 12, 11am-3pm
  • Monday, February 15, 3pm-7pm
  • Friday, February 19, 9am-1pm
  • Monday, February 22, 3pm-7pm
  • Tuesday, February 23, 1pm-5pm

CLICK HERE for instructions on registering for the TEAS at RCC.

Important notes regarding taking the ATI TEAS in the RCC Testing Center:

  • Please do not contact RCC to schedule or re-schedule your test. Any issues regarding the scheduling of your TEAS test is handled through ATI Testing.
  • An ATI TEAS Study Manual and online practice test are offered through the ATI study material website. 
  • Arrive at least 30 minutes early! Arrivals after the posted start time will not be allowed to enter the testing room – NO EXCEPTIONS! If you have to re-schedule your test, you should arrange to do so through ATI, not RCC. Refunds and re-scheduling are approved at the discretion of ATI.
  • A government-issued photo ID is required for test check-in. The name on the ID must match the name on your ATI account. 
  • Cost:  $82.00 – paid to ATI Testing upon registering (subject to change at discretion of ATI)

Respiratory Therapy

Fall 2021 Application Deadline: 
June 15, 2021 at 4pm

Respiratory Therapy Description

Admission Information

  1. Read the Admissions Information completely and complete the Minimum Admissions Requirements.
  2. Attend a Respiratory Therapy Information Session (optional, but highly recommended).
  3. Complete the Respiratory Therapy Candidate Review Form  online. The Candidate Review Form will open Thursday, December 17, 2020.
  4. Schedule and attend your Candidate Review Appointment (link provided upon submission of the Candidate Review Form). Deadline to complete the admissions process and submit the form is Tuesday, June 15, 2021 @ 4pm.
  5. After submitting the Candidate Review Form, candidates must schedule an appointment to meet with: 

Angela Pruitt, Respiratory Therapy Program Director
pruitta0299@rockinghamcc.edu  
336.342.4261 x2337

Deadline to meet with Angela Pruitt is Thursday, June 17, 2021.

The Respiratory Therapy application process must be complete by 4pm on Tuesday, June 15, 2021.

Candidate review appointments will take place between January 19, 2021 and June 15, 2021.

Important Information:

It is your responsibility to read this page and the information it contains in its entirety. You must meet all requirements to be considered for acceptance; however, completion of these tasks does not guarantee acceptance to the Fall 2021 entering class.

Please review the  Credit Programs Catalog  for more information on policies and procedures for this program and for Rockingham Community College.

Please review the  Respiratory Therapy Performance Standards. Submitting a Respiratory Therapy Candidate Review form indicates your understanding of these standards.

For programmatic outcomes data, please visit the  Commission on Accreditation for Respiratory Care (CoARC) 2018 Annual RCS Outcomes for Entry into RC Practice and SDS Certificate Programs.

Respiratory Therapy Candidate Review Form must be submitted by 4:00pm on June 15, 2021. We will begin accepting Candidate Review Forms on Thursday, December 17, 2020.

Applicants must attend a Candidate Review Appointment on Zoom to review and finalize their application. Candidate Review Appointments will take place between January 19, 2021 and June 15, 2021. The link to schedule an appointment will be provided upon submission of the Candidate Review Form.

Application to Acceptance Timeline

Contact Laura Jennings, Assistant Director of Enrollment Services, at  jenningsl3489@rockinghamcc.edu or (336) 342-4261 x2127 if you have any questions regarding the application process. 

Minimum Admissions Requirements
Complete the RCC Admissions Process

Complete the specific Respiratory Therapy admissions requirements:

  • Candidate is eligible to take ENG 111 without a co-requisite.
  • Candidate has completed BIO 168 and BIO 169 with grade of “C” or higher (candidate may be enrolled in BIO 169 in Summer 2021 semester).
  • Candidate has completed a college-level chemistry course and lab ( CHM 131 /A or higher) with grade of “C” or higher (candidate may be enrolled in CHM 131 /A during the Summer 2021 semester).
  • Candidate has a 2.8 GPA or higher from all pre-requisite and respiratory therapy general education courses (must have a grade of “C” or higher). GPA calculation includes: BIO 168, BIO 169, CHM 131 /A and any completed general education courses ( ENG 111, ENG 112, PSY 150, and a humanities elective).
  • Candidate is in Satisfactory Academic Standing with Rockingham Community College (RCC cumulative GPA is 2.0 or higher).
  • Essay: One page, double-spaced typed statement responding to the following questions: What makes you a strong candidate for the RCC Respiratory Therapy program? What is the biggest challenge you will face in the program?

Submit the  Candidate Review Form  and any supporting documents (please see the  Review Category Area ). Forms will be accepted beginning December 17, 2020.

Schedule a Candidate Review Appointment upon submission of your Candidate Review Form. The meeting will take place on Zoom. You will receive the scheduling link in the email confirming the submission of your Candidate Review Form. The deadline to apply to the the Fall 2021 Respiratory Therapy program is June 15, 2021 at 4pm. Completed applications will be submitted to the Respiratory Therapy program after the Candidate Review Appointment.

Candidates must schedule an appointment to meet with the Respiratory Therapy Program Director, Angie Pruitt ( pruitta0299@rockinghamcc.edu, 336.342.4261 x2337) after their application has been finalized and submitted by the Admissions Office. Deadline to meet with Angie Pruitt is June 172021.

If admitted to the Respiratory Therapy program, students will attend a mandatory Respiratory Therapy orientation during the summer 2021 semester.

Session Dates & Other Information

2020-2021 Respiratory Therapy Information Session Dates
  • Thursday, September 17 at 4pm, Zoom
  • Tuesday, October 13 at 12pm, Zoom 
  • Tuesday, November 10 at 6pm, Zoom
  • Wednesday, January 20 at 4pm, Zoom
  • Tuesday, March 9 at 5pm, Zoom
CLICK HERE  to register for a Respiratory Therapy Information Session.

Sessions begin at time listed above and will last approximately one hour. Please log into the Zoom session at least 10 minutes before the start time. The Zoom link will be sent to your email upon registration for a session.

For more information about the program, please contact RCC Admissions at (336) 342-4261 x 2333.

GPA Calculator

GPA is calculated using completed general education courses including BIO 168, BIO 169, CHM 131 /A, ENG 111, ENG 112, PSY 150, and a humanities elective. The following Excel spreadsheet can be used to calculate GPA using final grades from these courses. Course letter grade (A, B, C) can be entered into the yellow column. GPA is automatically calculated in the labeled green cell. Students may include an optional math elective ( MAT 143, MAT 152, or MAT 171 ).

Respiratory Therapy GPA Calculator

Clinical Preceptor Eval RT

Surgical Technology

Fall 2021 Application Deadline: 
April 15, 2021 at 5pm

Surgical Technology Description

Admission Information

  1. Read the Admissions Information completely and complete the Minimum Admissions Requirements.
  2. Attend a Surgical Technology Information Session (optional, but strongly encouraged)
  3. Complete the  Surgical Technology Candidate Review Form  online and uploaded required documentation. The Candidate Review Form will open December 17, 2020.
  4. Schedule your Candidate Review Appointment (link provided upon submission of the Candidate Review Form).
  5. Attend your Candidate Review Appointment to review and finalize your application. Meetings will take place on Zoom. The deadline to complete the application process is Thursday, April 15, 2021.

The Surgical Technology application process must be complete by Thursday, April 15, 2021 at 5pm.

Candidate Review Appointments will take place between January 19, 2021 and April 15, 2021.

Important Information:

It is your responsibility to read this page and the information it contains in its entirety. You must meet all requirements to be considered for acceptance; however, completion of these tasks does not guarantee acceptance to the Fall 2021 entering class.

Please review the  Credit Programs Catalog  and the  2020-2021 Surgical Technology Student Handbook  for more information on policies and procedures for this program and for Rockingham Community College.

The  Surgical Technology Curriculum outline  may be found in the RCC Catalog. (Outline is subject to change.)

Please review the  Surgical Technology Performance Standards. Submitting a Surgical Technology Candidate Review form indicates your understanding of these standards.

  • 2018 CST Exam Pass rate: 67%
  • 2017 CST Exam Pass rate: 87.5%

Surgical Technology Candidate Review Form must be submitted and the Candidate Review Appointment complete by the application deadline, 5:00pm on April 15, 2021. We will begin accepting Candidate Review Forms on December 17, 2020.

Applicants must attend a Candidate Review Appointment on Zoom to review and finalize their application. Candidate Review Appointments will take place between January 19, 2021 and April 15, 2021. The link to schedule an appointment will be provided upon submission of the Candidate Review Form.

Application to Acceptance Timeline

Contact Laura Jennings, Assistant Director of Enrollment Services, at  jenningsl3489@rockinghamcc.edu or (336) 342-4261 x2127 if you have any questions regarding the application process.

If admitted to the Surgical Technology Program, students will attend a mandatory Surgical Technology orientation during the spring or summer 2021 semester.

Minimum Admissions Requirements
Complete the RCC Admissions Process

Complete the specific Surgical Technology admissions requirements:

  • Candidate is eligible to take MAT 143 with or without a co-requisite. 
  • Candidate has completed ENG 111 and MED 120 with a grade of “C” or higher (may be enrolled in 2021 Spring semester).
  • Candidate has a 2.5 GPA or higher from all surgical technology general education courses. GPA calculation includes any of the following completed courses: BIO 163, BIO 175, MED 120, PSY 150, ENG 111, ENG 114, BUS 137, CIS 110, mathematics elective, and humanities/fine arts elective.
  • Candidate is in Satisfactory Academic Standing with Rockingham Community College (RCC cumulative GPA is 2.0 or higher). 
  • Essay: One page, double-spaced typed statement responding to the following questions: What makes you a strong candidate for the RCC Surgical Technology program? What is the biggest challenge you will face in the program?

Submit your  Surgical Technology Candidate Review Form  and any supporting documents (see  Points and Selection  guide). New review procedures use a selection system based on the awarding of points for several category areas. Applicants with the highest number of points who also meet all admissions criteria are reviewed first. The Candidate Review Form will open on December 17, 2020.

Schedule a Candidate Review Appointment upon submission of your Candidate Review Form. The meeting will take place on Zoom. You will receive the scheduling link in the email confirming the submission of your Candidate Review Form. The deadline to apply to the the Fall 2021 Surgical Technology program is April 15, 2021 at 5pm. Completed applications will be submitted to the Surgical Technology Therapy program after the Candidate Review Appointment.

If admitted to the Surgical Technology Program, students will attend a mandatory Surgical Technology orientation during the spring or summer 2021 semester.

Session Dates & Other Information

2020-2021 Surgical Technology Info Session Dates
  • Tuesday, September 22 @ 1pm, Zoom
  • Thursday, October 22 @ 4pm, Zoom 
  • Thursday, November 12 @ 6pm, Zoom
  • Wednesday, January 27 @ 1pm, Zoom
  • Tuesday, March 16 @ 6pm, Zoom
CLICK HERE  to register for a Surgical Technology Information Session.

Sessions begin at time listed above and will last approximately one hour. Please log into the Zoom session at least 10 minutes before the start time. The Zoom link will be sent in an email confirmation upon registration for a session.

For more information about the program, please contact RCC Admissions at (336) 342-4261 x 2333.

(optional, but encouraged – choose one session)

GPA Calculator

GPA is calculated using completed general education courses including BIO 163, BIO 175, BUS 137, CIS 110, ENG 111, ENG 114, PSY 150, MED 120, a humanities elective, and a math elective. The following Excel spreadsheet can be used to calculate GPA with final course grades. Course letter grades (A, B, C) can be entered into the yellow column. GPA is automatically calculated in the labeled green cell.

Fall 2021 Surgical Technology GPA Calculator
Bridging Students (Diploma to AAS)

Certified Surgical Technologists (CSTs) who have previously earned a diploma in Surgical Technology are encouraged to apply for the Surgical Technology Associate in Applied Science (AAS) degree program. Bridging students will follow the same application process listed above.  You will indicate on the  Candidate Review Form  that you are bridging to the Associate in Applied Science degree program.

Emergency Medical Services Bridge Program

Fall 2020 EMS Bridge 

Fall 2020 Application Deadline: 
Monday, August 3, 4pm 

EMS Bridge Program Information Packet
EMS Bridge Candidate Review Form

Emergency Medical Science

2021 Emergency Medical Science

Informational Sessions:

By Zoom:

  • Monday, Feb 8th 2pm
  • Wednesday, March 24th 10am
  • Tuesday, April 13th 6pm
  • Thursday, May 20th 2pm
Register for Informational Sessions Emergency Medical Science Description

One Semester Programs

Advanced EMT to Paramedic Bridge

2021 Advanced EMT to Paramedic Bridge

Date/times subject to change

April 12 , 2021 – January 20, 2022

Please submit the Interest Form below to be notified when registration for this program opens!

AEMT to Paramedic Bridge Interest Form

Emergency Medical Technician (EMT-Initial)

2021 EMT-Initial Classes

Date/times subject to change

Mar. 2 – July 1, 2021
T/Th, 6pm-10pm
Every other Saturday, 8am-5pm

EMT-Initial Information Packet
Scholarship Information

Paramedic

EMS-4400

Date/times subject to change

Upcoming course dates TBA

Submit the  Interest Form  to be notified once upcoming course dates are announced.

Scholarships are available for the Paramedic program!

Paramedic Program Interest Form
EMS Program Information

Medical Assisting

MED-3300

Upcoming course dates TBA

Submit the  Interest Form to be notified once upcoming course dates are announced. 

Medical Assisting Information Packet
Scholarship Information

Nurse Aide I

NUR 3240

Upcoming course dates TBA

Submit the  Interest Form  to be notified once upcoming course dates are announced.

Please click here for information on the Rockingham Health Care Foundation Scholarship. 

Nurse Aide I Information Packet
Scholarship Information

Medication Aide

PHM-4100

Date/times subject to change

Upcoming course dates TBA

Scholarships are available for the Medication Aide course!

Submit the Interest Form to be notified once upcoming course dates are announced. 

Medication Aide Information
Medication Aide Interest Form

Pharmacy Technician

PHM-3250

Upcoming course dates TBA

Submit the  Interest Form  to be notified once upcoming course dates are announced. 

Scholarships are available for the Pharmacy Technician course!

Pharmacy Technician Information Packet
Continuing Education Scholarships

Phlebotomy

MLA-3022

Upcoming course dates TBA

Submit the  Interest Form  to be notified once upcoming course dates are announced.

Scholarships are available for the Phlebotomy course!

Phlebotomy Information Packet
Continuing Education Scholarships

Cardiovascular Technician

ICV-3111-01

Date/times subject to change

February 19 – May 14, 2021

Online: February 19 – May 14
On-Campus Lab Skills: Two Fridays per month,
8:30am-12pm, OHS room 123
National Exam Opportunity: May 13, 2021

Required Orientation:
Friday, February 12, 9am-11am, OHS room 123

Scholarships are available for the Cardiovascular Technician course!

Cardiovascular Technician Information
Continuing Education Scholarships

Advanced EMT

EMS-4300-01

Date/times subject to change

Upcoming course dates TBA

Submit the  Interest Form  to be notified once upcoming course dates are announced.

Scholarships are available for the Advanced EMT course!

Advanced EMT Information
Advanced EMT Interest Form

Dialysis Technician

DIA-3100

Upcoming course dates TBA

Submit the  Interest form to be notified once upcoming course dates are announced. 

Dialysis Technician Information Packet
Continuing Education Scholarships

Central Sterile Processing

MED-3002

Upcoming course dates TBA 

Please submit the  Interest Form  to be notified once upcoming course dates are announced. 

Central Sterile Processing Information Packet
Continuing Education Scholarships
Address

Rockingham Community College
215 Wrenn Memorial Rd.
Wentworth, NC 27375

Hours

Monday to Thursday:
8:00 am – 5:00 pm
Friday: 8:00 am – 12:00 pm

Contact

336-342-4261
336-349-9986 (fax)
info@rockinghamcc.edu