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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 ext. 2333.

Short-Term Certifications

Advanced EMT

The Advanced EMT to Paramedic program consists of online coursework and on-campus dates. This course requires both on campus and online coursework. Students must have access to high speed internet.

Submit the Advanced EMT interest form to be notified once upcoming course dates are announced.

Advanced EMT Information Packet

Application Steps

  1. Apply for residency through the NC Residency Determination Service.
  2. Complete an RCC application .
  3. Send your official high school or GED transcript to RCC Admissions.
  4. Schedule an appointment to discuss placement testing and registration.

Clinical Compliance Policy

The Advanced EMT program provides learning opportunities for students in an array of clinical learning environments. To comply with program policies, state and local regulations for healthcare providers, and in the interest of your own personal safety, the safety of your patients, and the potential liability to both the college and clinical agency, there are significant compliance requirements that must be met in order to enter the clinical area.  

Applicants are expected to review the  Compliance Policy for Clinical Placement prior to application to the program.

Advanced EMT to Paramedic

April 17, 2024 – December 17, 2024

Schedule – alternating each week
Monday & Tuesday and Wednesday & Thursday
RCC Owens Building (OHS) Room 208

AEMT to Paramedic Bridge Information Packet

Application Steps

  1. Apply for residency through the NC Residency Determination Service.
  2. Complete an RCC application .
  3. Send your official high school or GED transcript to RCC Admissions.
  4. Schedule an appointment to discuss placement testing and registration.

Clinical Compliance Policy

The Advanced EMT program provides learning opportunities for students in an array of clinical learning environments. To comply with program policies, state and local regulations for healthcare providers, and in the interest of your own personal safety, the safety of your patients, and the potential liability to both the college and clinical agency, there are significant compliance requirements that must be met in order to enter the clinical area.  

Applicants are expected to review the  Compliance Policy for Clinical Placement prior to application to the program.

Cardiovascular Technician

ICV-3111

The Cardiovascular Technician program consists of a required orientation/HRD class, online coursework, and on-campus class sessions.

ICV-3111-02

May 30, 2024- July 25, 2024

  • Required Orientation
    May 30, 2024
    1:00pm-3:00pm
    RCC Owens Building (OHS), Room 210
  • Required HRD 7122 Pre-requisite:
    May 30, 2024
    3:00pm-5:00pm
    RCC Owens Building (OHS), Room 210
  • Online Coursework
    June 6, 2024- July 25, 2024
  • On-Campus Lab Skills
    June 6, 2024- July 25, 2024
    Thursdays 1:00pm-5:00pm
    RCC Owens Building (OHS) Room 120

August 5, 2024- September 26, 2024

  • Required HRD Pre-requisite:
    August 1, 2024
    5:30pm-7:30pm
    RCC Owens Building (OHS), Room 210
  • Required Orientation
    August 1, 2024
    7:30pm-8:30pm
    RCC Owens Building (OHS), Room 111
  • On-Campus Lab Skills
    August 5, 2024-September 26, 2024
    Thursdays 5:30pm-8:30pm
    RCC Owens Building (OHS) Room 111

Cardiovascular Technician Information

Application Steps

  1. Apply for residency through the NC Residency Determination Service.
  2. Complete an RCC application .
  3. Send your official high school or GED transcript to RCC Admissions.
  4. Schedule an appointment to discuss program registration.

Central Sterile Processing

The Central Sterile Processing program consists of a required pre-requisite course (HRD), online coursework and on-campus dates. This course requires both on campus and online coursework. Students must have access to high-speed internet.

To be notified of upcoming courses, please submit the Central Sterile Processing Interest Form.

Central Sterile Processing Information Packet

Application Steps

  1. Apply for residency through the NC Residency Determination Service.
  2. Complete an RCC application .
  3. Send your official high school or GED transcript to RCC Admissions.
  4. Schedule an appointment to discuss program registration.

CPR (AHA Basic Life Support)

SEF-7010

Upcoming CPR Courses:
Continuing Education Live Course Schedule 

Register for CPR (SEF-7010):
Continuing Education Registration

Dialysis Technician

DIA-3100

The Dialysis Technician program consists of a required orientation, required pre-requisite course (HRD), and online coursework. Class may be offered in an online or hybrid format. Students must have access to high-speed internet.

June 3, 2024  –  July 25, 2024     

       No Classes   July 4

  • Required Orientation
    May 30, 2024
    1:00pm-3:00pm
    RCC Owens Building (OHS), Room 210
  • Required HRD 7122 Pre-requisite:
    May 30, 2024
    3:00pm-5:00pm
    RCC Owens Building (OHS), Room 210
  • Online Coursework
    June 6, 2024- July 25, 2024
  • On-Campus Lab Skills
    June 3, 2024- July 25, 2024
    Thursdays 5:15pm-7:15pm
    RCC Owens Building (OHS) Room 111

October 21, 2024 – December 12, 2024

Dialysis- ONLINE

  • Required Orientation
    October 17, 2024
    1:00pm-3:00pm
    RCC Owens Building (OHS), Room 210
  • Required HRD 7122 Pre-requisite:
    October 17, 2024
    3:00pm-5:00pm
    RCC Owens Building (OHS), Room 210
  • Online Coursework
    October 21, 2024- December 12, 2024

Dialysis Technician Information Packet

Application Steps

  1. Apply for residency through the NC Residency Determination Service.
  2. Complete an RCC application .
  3. Send your official high school or GED transcript to RCC Admissions.
  4. Schedule an appointment to discuss program registration and placement testing.

EMT-Initial

EMS-4200

The EMT program is designed to teach basic life support skills. EMTs are able to function in many areas including EMS systems, fire departments, hospitals, rescue squads, and physician offices. The class consists of lectures and hands-on skills instruction as well as field clinical opportunities. Upon successful completion of this course, students will be eligible to sit for the North Carolina or National Registry EMT examination.

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

EMT-Initial Information Packet

Application Steps

  1. Apply for residency through the NC Residency Determination Service.
  2. Complete an RCC application .
  3. Send your official high school or GED transcript to RCC Admissions.
  4. Schedule an appointment to discuss program registration and placement testing.

Medical Assisting

MED-3300

The Medical Assisting program consists of a required orientation, required pre-requisite course, online coursework, on-campus lab skills, and a clinical rotation. Students must have access to high-speed internet.

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

Medical Assisting Information Packet

Application Steps

  1. Apply for residency through the NC Residency Determination Service.
  2. Complete an RCC application .
  3. Send your official high school or GED transcript to RCC Admissions.
  4. Schedule an appointment to discuss program registration.

Clinical Compliance Policy

The Medical Assisting program provides learning opportunities for students in an array of clinical learning environments. To comply with program policies, state and local regulations for healthcare providers, and in the interest of your own personal safety, the safety of your patients, and the potential liability to both the college and clinical agency, there are significant compliance requirements that must be met in order to enter the clinical area.  

Applicants are expected to review the  Compliance Policy for Clinical Placement prior to application to the program.

Medication Aide

The Medication Aide Program is approved by the North Carolina Board of Nursing.
4516 Lake Boone Trail, Raleigh, NC 27607
919-781-9461
https://www.ncbon.com/

PHM-4100

March 18, 2024 – March 27, 2024

Class will meet as follows:   

  Monday, Tuesday, & Wednesday

4:00PM-8:00PM

This class meets on campus in the Owens Building(OHS), Room 111

Medication Aide Information

Application Steps

  1. Apply for residency through the NC Residency Determination Service.
  2. Complete an RCC application .
  3. Send your official high school or GED transcript to RCC Admissions.
  4. Schedule an appointment to discuss registration.

Medical Terminology

MED-3235

The Medical Terminology course is an introduction to the study of the structure of medical words and terms. Emphasis is placed on spelling and defining commonly used prefixes, suffixes, root words, their combining forms, and body organization. Program content covers the basic human anatomy and physiology for all systems, laboratory medicine, pharmacology, elements of medical terms and names of major diseases, including terms used in physical exams, operative procedures and diagnosis.

Class Dates TBD.

Medical Terminology Information Packet

Application Steps

  1. Apply for residency through the NC Residency Determination Service.
  2. Complete an RCC application .
  3. Send your official high school or GED transcript to RCC Admissions.
  4. Schedule an appointment to discuss program registration.

Nurse Aide I

The Nurse Aide Program is approved by the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services Division of Health Regulation Health Care Personnel Registry Section Center for Aide and Education (CARE).
Center for Aide Regulation and Education
2709 Mail Service Center, Raleigh, NC 27699-2709
919-855-3969
www.ncnar.org

Nurse Aide Level 1 (Evening/Blended)
May 20, 2024 – July 31, 2024

NAS-3240-02
  • Mandatory Orientation
    May 20, 2024
    HRD: 5:30pm-7:30pm, OHS Room 210
    Program Orientation: 7:30pm-9:30pm, OHS Room 131
  • Online
    May 20, 2024 – June 27, 2024
  • Lab
    May 21, 2024 – June 27, 2024
    Monday-Thursday
    5:30pm-9:30pm
    OHS, Room 131
  • Clinicals
    July 8, 2024 – July 31, 2024
    Monday-Wednesday
    5:30pm-9:30pm
    Location: TBD

Please visit the Rockingham Health Care Foundation Scholarship document for more information. 

Nurse Aide I Information Packet

Application Steps

  1. Apply for residency through the NC Residency Determination Service.
  2. Complete an RCC application .
  3. Send your official high school or GED transcript to RCC Admissions.
  4. Schedule an appointment to discuss program registration.

Nurse Aide I (Hybrid)

The Nurse Aide Program is approved by the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services Division of Health Regulation Health Care Personnel Registry Section Center for Aide and Education (CARE).
Center for Aide Regulation and Education
2709 Mail Service Center, Raleigh, NC 27699-2709
919-855-3969
www.ncnar.org

Hybrid Course Format

This course is being offered in a blended format and consists of both online and on-campus coursework.

To be notified of upcoming Nurse Aide courses, please submit the Nurse Aide I Interest Form.

Please visit the Rockingham Health Care Foundation Scholarship document for more information. 

Nurse Aide I Information Packet

Application Steps

  1. Apply for residency through the NC Residency Determination Service.
  2. Complete an RCC application .
  3. Send your official high school or GED transcript to RCC Admissions.
  4. Schedule an appointment to discuss program registration.

Nurse Aide I (Refresher)

The Nurse Aide Program is approved by the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services Division of Health Regulation Health Care Personnel Registry Section Center for Aide and Education (CARE).
Center for Aide Regulation and Education
2709 Mail Service Center, Raleigh, NC 27699-2709
919-855-3969
www.ncnar.org

NAS 3242

Submit the Nurse Aide I Refresher Interest Form to be notified once upcoming course dates are announced.

Please visit the Rockingham Health Care Foundation Scholarship document for more information. 

Nurse Aide I (Refresher) Information Packet

Application Steps

  1. Apply for residency through the NC Residency Determination Service.
  2. Complete an RCC application .
  3. Send your official high school or GED transcript to RCC Admissions.
  4. Schedule an appointment to discuss program registration.

Paramedic

EMS-4400

Upcoming course dates TBA

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

Paramedic Program Information Packet

Looking to earn both your Associate Degree and Paramedic certification? Check out the EMS Program !

Application Steps

  1. Apply for residency through the NC Residency Determination Service.
  2. Complete an RCC application .
  3. Send your official high school or GED transcript to RCC Admissions.
  4. Schedule an appointment to discuss placement testing and registration.

Clinical Compliance Policy

The Paramedic program provides learning opportunities for students in an array of clinical learning environments. To comply with program policies, state and local regulations for healthcare providers, and in the interest of your own personal safety, the safety of your patients, and the potential liability to both the college and clinical agency, there are significant compliance requirements that must be met in order to enter the clinical area.  

Applicants are expected to review the  Compliance Policy for Clinical Placement prior to application to the program.

Pharmacy Technician

PHM-3250

The Pharmacy Technician program consists of a required pre-requisite course (HRD 7121), orientation, online coursework, and on-campus class sessions. This course requires both on campus and online coursework. Students must have access to high-speed internet.

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

Pharmacy Technician Information Packet

Application Steps

  1. Apply for residency through the NC Residency Determination Service.
  2. Complete an RCC application .
  3. Send your official high school or GED transcript to RCC Admissions.
  4. Schedule an appointment to discuss program registration.

Phlebotomy

PBT-3022

The Phlebotomy program consists of a required orientation, required pre-requisite course, online coursework, on-campus lab skills, and a clinical rotation.

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

Phlebotomy Information Packet

Application Steps

  1. Apply for residency through the NC Residency Determination Service.
  2. Complete an RCC application .
  3. Send your official high school or GED transcript to RCC Admissions.
  4. Schedule an appointment to discuss program registration.

Clinical Compliance Policy

The Phlebotomy program provides learning opportunities for students in an array of clinical learning environments. To comply with program policies, state and local regulations for healthcare providers, and in the interest of your own personal safety, the safety of your patients, and the potential liability to both the college and clinical agency, there are significant compliance requirements that must be met in order to enter the clinical area.  

Applicants are expected to review the  Compliance Policy for Clinical Placement prior to application to the program.

Address

Rockingham Community College
PO Box 38
215 Wrenn Memorial Rd.
Wentworth, NC 27375

Hours

Monday to Thursday:
8:00 am – 5:00 pm
Friday: 8:00 am – 3:00 pm

Contact

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