Seats still open for Sept. ConEd courses

WENTWORTH – If you are interested in beginning a new career or looking for a new job, improving your computer skills, becoming a better employee, or looking for a new hobby, Rockingham Community College offers a variety of short-term, continuing education courses designed to meet your needs. Unless otherwise noted, additional information and registration is  Read More

Welding students earn certifications

RCC students who gained their Gas Metal Arc Welding certifications are, from left, Michael Walker, Harrison Hackley, Eric Craig, Logan Snead, Lucas Cain, Kolby Bullins, and Annie Tredway.Earning their Flux Core Arc Welding certifications are RCC students, from left, from left, Michael Walker, Harrison Hackley, Eric Craig, Logan Snead, Lucas Cain, Christian Hill, and Annie  Read More

11 HVAC students pass certification

Eleven HVAC students at Rockingham Community College passed the Universal level of the EPA Certification Exam on their first try – and now all have jobs. The newly certified students are Heath Carter, David Dickens, Robert Dove, William Farlow, Zackery Glaeser, Luke Hazelwood, Timothy Jacobs, Brison Knowles, Zachery Meade, Christian Meeks, and Lawrence Wray. Brison  Read More

Student Life/Athletics podcast

Director of Student Life and Athletics, Maggie Murray speaks with local journalist Mike Moore about baseball, court volleyball and beach volleyball; how the college has stayed engaged with students during the pandemic; the new food pantry; volunteering; and places to hang out.

RCC recognizes employees’ service

Rockingham Community College recognized numerous employees for their service, during an Aug. 10 convocation that welcomed everyone back to the campus for the fall semester: 25 Years Celeste Allis, dean of Arts and Sciences and professor of mathematics (pictured at top of page) 20 Years Dr. Lori French, department chair of Science and professor of  Read More

UNCW transfers made easy

Rockingham Community College students now have a clear plan of action if they would like to attend UNCW after obtaining their Associate in Arts or Associate in Science degree. Dubbed the Pathway to Excellence, the agreement between RCC and UNCW offers guaranteed admission to The University of North Carolina at Wilmington for students who complete  Read More

Campus grants recap

Tina Hamlin, a GED student at Rockingham Community College, worked as a caregiver for years, but quit her job to focus on going to school. She started in fall 2020 and graduated in July 2021. “She has shown extraordinary strides in her learning, has great attendance, is very positive, and plans to continue into the  Read More

Mask requirements return

Rockingham Community College has reinstated its face mask requirement in the wake of the COVID-19 Delta variant becoming prevalent across the nation. “With the COVID-19 Delta strain, Rockingham County has entered the ‘red category,’” said RCC President Dr. Mark Kinlaw. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention ranks counties based on whether they are at  Read More

Summer 2021 President’s List and Dean’s List

Rockingham Community College is pleased to announce that 20 students were named to the President’s List and 12 to the Dean’s List for the Summer 2021 semester. Semester grade-point averages are computed at the end of each semester and grades received in any previous semester are not included in computing the GPA for the current  Read More

RCC graduates 121 students

Rockingham Community College on July 23 conferred 132 credentials upon 121 students this summer. Graduates earned 36 Associate degrees, 36 diplomas, and 59 certificates. Congratulations to the following graduates: Amma Dankyi of Browns Summit was a dean’s list graduate who now holds a diploma in Practical Nursing. “My favorite things about RCC are the people,  Read More

Agribusiness Technologies podcast

John Ayers, faculty/program lead for RCC’s Agribusiness Technologies program talks with local journalist Mike Moore about the new program, courses, NC State and NCA&T transfer programs, job prospects, and student successes.

41 earn high school diplomas

Rockingham Community College held a graduation ceremony on Thursday, July 22, honoring graduates of its High School Equivalency and Adult High School programs. RCC President Dr. Mark Kinlaw stands for photos with Sarah Moran after she accepts her High School Equivalency diploma from him. Finishing the programs this year were 41 students. In an effort  Read More

Rakestraw joins Board of Trustees

The Rockingham Community College Board of Trustees on Tuesday welcomed Charles K. Rakestraw to its board. He replaces Robert Shelton, who has stepped off the board, as an appointee of the Rockingham County Board of Commissioners. Charles K. Rakestraw Rakestraw is no stranger to RCC. He earned an associate degree in 1989 before transferring to  Read More

Trustees to meet July 20

The Rockingham Community College Board of Trustees will hold its regular meeting at 3 p.m. Tuesday, July 20, 2021. The board meets every other month. They will meet in person in the Gwynn Boardroom in the Administration Building . Due to COVID-19, visitors are restricted. 6-20-2021 Agenda BOT Meeting

Short-term training scholarships available

Students in many short-term programs at Rockingham Community College have access to scholarships this fall. Students in these 96+ hour workforce training programs are not eligible for federal assistance such as Pell grants. “Our community colleges are strengthening North Carolina’s position in the global marketplace, and we will lead the state’s economic recovery,” said Thomas  Read More

Student Success: Angela Knight

Angela Knight spent years working in the printing industry, for Veneer Graphics in Eden. “But back around the time mills were closing, we closed too. At the time, I was a single mother and had to do something quick,” Knight said.  She landed in Nursing. “It was serendipitous. Sometimes you think it’s the end of  Read More

Learn about scholarships via Zoom

Rockingham Community College will hold Zoom sessions to discuss scholarships available to students interested in enrolling this fall. The public is invited. The Admissions and Financial Aid offices are teaming up for these 30-minute sessions, to dole out information on many opportunities available for financial help from the College. “There are so many ways in  Read More

Scholarships and New Programs podcast

Rockingham Community College Assistant Director of Enrollment Services Laura Jennings talks with local journalist Mike Moore about the upcoming fall semester, the application process, in-person classes, grants and scholarships, and new programs.

June-July 2021 Continuing Ed Courses

Several courses are offered through July to help you improve your skills or learn a new hobby.

WFMY: Free tuition for ’21 HS grads

By Jaelen Gilkey, WMFY News 2 Gov. Roy Cooper recently introduced a new grant that impacts every 2021 high school graduate. At the beginning of the year, our state received nearly $138 million in aid from the Governor’s Emergency Education Relief fund. Cooper and the North Carolina Community College System created the Longleaf Grant. This  Read More

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