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Career and College Readiness No.1

Sep 13, 2017

RCC’s Career and College Readiness Ranks No. 1

RCC awarded more diplomas through the Career and College Readiness program per student attendance hours than any other community college in North Carolina.

“We don’t waste time,” said Jennifer Cox, Director of College and Career Readiness at RCC.

“Our students receive high quality instruction. This helps them progress quickly, earn their diplomas, and move on to further their education or seek better employment.”

Recent graduate Kyra Jones was a home school student who wanted to begin college courses this semester. She enrolled and quickly earned her high school equivalency diploma. Today, she is taking classes at the college with plans to transfer to a university and pursue a career as an ultrasound technician.

“I learned how to pace myself,” said Jones. “My instructor, Jennifer Roberts, helped me see that I could reach my goal.”

Students seeking to earn a high school equivalency diploma can take free, preparation classes offered to help them gain the skills and knowledge needed to successfully pass the General Education Development (GED) Test or the High School Equivalency Test (HiSET). Students that pass either test are awarded their high school equivalency diploma by the North Carolina Community College System. Students may also earn a high school diploma through the college’s Adult High School Program.

Staff and instructors in the program are dedicated to the success of their students. Instructors in the program are licensed teachers or credentialed by the North Carolina Community College System.

RCC offers Adult Basic Education (ABE) which is designed to help students improve their reading, writing, speaking, problem solving, and math skills. These classes help prepare students working toward a high school equivalency diploma.

Classes are free. Students must be at least 16 years old to enroll.

For more information on earning a high school equivalency diploma, contact the College and Career Readiness Office at 336-342-4261, ext. 2146. At RCC you can Start Local. And Go Far.


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


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