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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.

Short-Term Certifications

Advanced EMT

EMS-4300

To be notified of upcoming Advanced EMT course sections, please submit the Advanced EMT Interest Form .

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

EMS-4303

To be notified of upcoming Advanced EMT to Paramedic course sections, please submit the Advanced EMT Interest Form.

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.

February 6 – March 31, 2023

  • Required Orientation:
    February 3, 2023, 8:00am-9:00am
    RCC Owens Building, Room 123
  • HRD 7122 Required Pre-requisite:
    February 3, 2023; 9:00am-12:00pm
    RCC Owens Building, Room 210
  • Online Coursework:
    February 6 – March 31, 2023
  • On-Campus Lab Skills:
  • February 6 – March 31, 2023
    Two Fridays a month, 8:30am-11:30am
    Dates are as follows:
    • February 10, 2023
    • February 24, 2023
    • March 10, 2023
    • March 17, 2023
    • RCC Owens Building, Room 120
  • National Exam Opportunity: TBD
  • CPR:
    January 27, 2023
    8:30am – 12:30pm
ICV-3111-01

June 1 – July 26, 2023

  • CPR:
    May 31, 2023
    8:00am – 11:30am
  • Required Orientation:
    May 31, 2023, 1:00pm-2:00pm
    RCC Owens Building, Room 123
  • HRD 7122 Required Pre-requisite:
    May 31, 2023, 2:00pm-4:00pm
    RCC Owens Building, Room 210
  • Online Coursework:
    June 1 – July 26, 2023
  • On-Campus Lab Skills:
    June 1 – July 26, 2023
    Wednesdays, 1:00pm-3:00pm
    RCC Owens Building, Room 120
  • National Exam Opportunity:
    July 26, 2023

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.

MED-3002

January 21 – April 1, 2023

  • Required Pre-requisite Course:
    Friday, January 20, 2023, 9:00am-12:00pm
  • MED 3002 Online Coursework:
    January 21 – April 1, 2023
  • MED 3002 On-Campus Dates:
    Saturday, January 21, 2023, 9:00am-3:00pm
    Saturday, March 25, 2023, 9:00am-3:00pm
    RCC Owens Building, Room 209

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

The Dialysis Technician program consists of a required orientation, required pre-requisite course (HRD), online coursework, on-campus lab skills and a clinical rotation. This course requires both on campus and online coursework. Students must have access to high-speed internet.

DIA-3100-01

January 23 – March 16, 2023

  • Required Orientation & HRD Class:
    Thursday, January 19, 2023, 9am – 1pm
    RCC Owens Building, Room 123

  • Online Coursework:
    January 23 – March 16, 2023
  • On-Campus Lab Skills:
    Thursday, January 26, 2023
    Thursday, February 2, 2023
    Thursday, February 9, 2023
    Thursday, February 16, 2023
    Thursday, February 23, 2023
    Thursday, March 2, 2023
    Thursday, March 9, 2023
    Thursday, March 16, 2023
    RCC Owens Building, Room 123
    • 9am – 1pm all days
  • CPR: TBA

DIA-3100-01

June 1 – July 26, 2023

  • Required Orientation/HRD Class:
    Monday, May 31, 2023, 1pm – 4pm
    RCC Owens Building, Room 123

  • Online Coursework:
    June 1 – July 26, 2023
  • On-Campus Lab Skills:
    Wednesdays, 3pm – 5pm
    RCC Owens Building, Room 123
  • CPR: TBA

Dialysis Technician Information Packet

EMT-Initial

EMS-4200

Class 1

January 17 – May 11, 2023
Tuesday and Thursday 6pm -10pm
Friday, April 21, 8am – 5pm
Every other Saturday starting Jan. 28 8am – 5pm

This class meets on campus in the Owens Building (OHS 120)

Class 2

March 20 – July 17, 2023
Monday and Wednesday 6pm -10pm
Friday, June 23, 8am – 5pm
Every other Saturday starting Apr. 1 8am – 5pm

This class meets on campus in the Owens Building (OHS 120)

Class 3

May 23 – September 9, 2023
Tuesday and Wednesday 6pm – 10pm
Friday, August 25, 8am – 5pm
Every other Saturday starting May 23 8am – 5pm.
This class meets on campus in the Owens Building (OHS 120)

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-3300-01 Medical Assisting

January 24 – May 4, 2023

  • Orientation & HRD Course:
    January 13, 2023
    8am-12pm
    OHS Building, Room 210
  • Online Coursework:
    January 24 – May 4, 2023
  • Lab Skills (on campus):
    January 24 – May 4, 2023
    Tuesdays & Thursdays 5:30pm – 8:30pm
    OHS 123
  • Clinical Rotation:
    Monday through Saturday, requiring a total of 40 hours (dates/times TBD and subject to change)
  • National Exam Opportunity: TBA
  • CPR: TBA
MED-3300-02
  • ACCELERATED 13 WEEK TRACK
    January 24 – April 14, 2023
  • Orientation & HRD Course:
    January 13, 2023
    8am-12pm
    OHS Building, Room 210
  • Online Coursework:
    January 24 – April 14, 2023
  • Lab Skills (on campus):
    January 24 – April 14, 2023
    Tuesdays 8:30am – 1:00pm
    OHS 123
  • Clinical Rotation:
    Monday through Saturday, requiring a total of 32 hours (dates/times TBD and subject to change)
  • National Exam Opportunity:
    April 13, 2023
  • CPR: TBA

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

PHM-4100

To be notified of upcoming Medication Aide course sections, please submit the Medication Aide Interest Form .

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/


Cost: $70.00 plus book

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.

Nurse Aide I

NUR 3240-06
  • January 23 – May 10, 2023
    Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday
    5:30pm – 9:30pm
  • Mandatory First Day Orientation:
    January 23, 2023
    5:30pm – 9:30pm
    Owens Building (OHS Room 210)
  • CPR: TBA

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

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

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)

NUR 3240-04

January 10 – April 4, 2023

The Nurse Aide I program consists of a required orientation, online coursework, lab skills and clinicals.

  • Mandatory First Day Orientation:
    January 10, 2023
    1:00pm-5:30pm
    Owens Building (OHS Room 210)
  • Online Coursework:
    January 10 – February 20, 2023
  • Lab:
    January 10 – March 6, 2023
    Tuesday & Thursday
    1:00pm – 5:30pm
  • Clinical:
    March 7 – April 4, 2023
    Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday
    1:00pm – 5:30pm
  • CPR: TBA
NUR 3240-05

March 7 – May 4, 2023

The Nurse Aide I program consists of a required orientation, online coursework, lab skills, and clinicals.

  • Mandatory First Day Orientation:
    March 7, 2023
    1:00pm – 5:30pm
    Owens Building (OHS Room 210)
  • Online Coursework:
    March 7 – April 3, 2023
  • Lab/Clinical:
    March 7 – May 4, 2023
    Tuesdays, Wednesday & Thursdays
    1:00pm-5:30pm
    Owens Building (OHS Room 134)
  • CPR: TBA

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

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

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.

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.

January 24 – May 4, 2023

  • Required Pre-requisite Course:
    January 17, 2023, 3:30pm – 5:30pm
    RCC Owens Building, Room 210
  • Mandatory Orientation:
    January 17, 2023, 5:30pm-6:30pm
    RCC Owens Building, Room 209
  • Online Coursework:
    January 24 – May 4, 2023
    • Students will be responsible for completing online coursework through Moodle
  • On-Campus Lab Skills:
    January 24 – May 4, 2023
    Tuesdays and Thursdays, 2:00pm – 5:00pm
    RCC Owens Building, Room 209

January 24 – May 4, 2023

  • Required Pre-requisite Course:
    January 17, 2023, 3:30pm – 5:30pm
    RCC Owens Building, Room 210
  • Mandatory Orientation:
    January 17, 2023, 5:30pm-6:30pm
    RCC Owens Building, Room 209
  • Online Coursework:
    January 24 – May 4, 2023
    • Students will be responsible for completing online coursework through Moodle
  • On-Campus Lab Skills:
    January 24 – May 4, 2023
    Tuesdays and Thursdays, 6:00pm – 9:00pm
    RCC Owens Building, Room 209

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

MLA-3022

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

*ACCELERATED 8 WEEK PROGRAM

May 31 – July 27, 2023

  • Orientation & Pre-requisite Course
    May 30, 2023
    9am – 12pm
    Owens Building, Room 123
  • On-Campus Lab Skills
    May 31 – July 27, 2023
    Tuesdays & Wednesdays, 9am – 1pm
    Owens Building, Room 123
  • Online Coursework
    May 31 – July 27, 2023
  • Clinical Rotation
    June 12 – July 21, 2023
    Students must complete 60 clinical hours from Sunday to Sunday; hours vary depending on clinical site’s needs (subject to change)


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.

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.

Psychiatric Technician Level I

The Psychiatric Technician Level I 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.

MHT-3000

March 27 – July 13, 2023

  • Mandatory First Day Orientation/HRD Class:
    March 23, 2023
    5:30pm – 6:30pm Orientation
    6:30pm – 8:30pm HRD Class
    RCC Owens Building, Room 210
  • MHT 3000 Online Coursework:
    March 27 – July 13, 2023
  • MHT 3000 On-Campus Dates:
    March 27 – July 13, 2023
    Tuesday and Thursday
    5:30pm – 7:30pm
    RCC Owens Building, Room 207

Psychiatric Technician Level 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.

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 – 3:00 pm

Contact

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