Continuing Education Courses

Digital Marketing Bootcamp

MKT 7215

This course prepares students to boost digital and social media marketing skills. Students will learn topics such how to deploy a variety of digital and social media tools to aid in marketing a business, knowledge of all social media platforms and the purpose and best audience for each, advertising and paid campaigns, website tools, techniques for pushing content out with the highest success rates, search engine optimization, data analytics and reporting, and how to develop content for the various platforms. Upon completion, students will be able to take the knowledge gained and put to use in their own business or organization to drive growth across digital platforms. This class is a must for small businesses and marketing professionals. This course is instructor-led and delivered in a hybrid format on campus and online. Prepayment of tuition is required.

 

Instructor: Knight Cost: $185
Course Code Section Days Date Loc
MKT-7215-01 61065 M-S 05/21/24-08/27/24 Online

Eagle Train & Gain Scholarship

Register for the Digital Marketing Bootcamp

 

 

DSS Caseworker Phase 1: Human Services Exploration

HRD 4000

This the first in a series of two classes offered through the NC FAST program (the second class is HSE-3220 Income Maintenance Caseworker: NC Fast Phase 2 ). Both classes must be successfully completed to gain certification. This certification series is for students who are interested in working for the N.C. Department of Social Services as an Income Maintenance Caseworker. Students taking this class must be comfortable using computers. As authorized by G.S. 115D-5(b)(13), students may be eligible for a registration fee waiver for DSS Caseworker Phase 1 if he/she: (1) is unemployed, (2) has received notification of a pending layoff, (3) is working and is eligible for the Federal Earned Income Tax Credit (FEITC), or (4) is working and earning wages at or below 200% of the federal poverty guidelines.

Instructor: Varies Cost: $125
Course Code Section Days Date Time Loc
HRD-4000-01 61106 M-W 08/14/24 – 10/07/24 6:00PM-9:00PM BLC 103
  • A mandatory orientation is also required. It will meet on Monday, August 12, 2024 from 6:00pm-9:00pm in ADT 102.
  • To register, call Gwendolyn Roy at 336-342-4261 ext. 2006 or Iris Carter at 336-342-4261 ext. 2330
  • Eagle Train & Gain

DSS Income Maintenance Caseworker: NC Fast Phase 2

HSE 3220

This is the second in a series of two classes offered through the NC FAST program. BOTH classes must be successfully completed in order to gain certification. The prerequisite for this class is HRD-4000: Human Services Exploration: DSS Caseworker. This certification series is for those interested in working for the N.C. Department of Social Services as an Income Maintenance Caseworker.

Instructor: TBD Cost: $125
Course Code Section Days Date Time Loc
HSE-3220-01 61107 MW 03/25/24-05/15/24 6:00pm-9:00pm ADT 102
  • To register, call Gwendolyn Roy at 336-342-4261 ext. 2006 or Iris Carter at 336-342-4261 ext. 2330

eLearning CPR Skills Practice & Testing

SEF 7155

Are you seeking an alternative to classroom training or wishing to renew an existing AHA certification? The eLearning online course offers a flexible training option. The online cognitive portion, provided by AHA and costs approx. $35 paid to AHA, allows students to complete learning at their own pace and convenience. Students should schedule a Skills Practice and Testing session prior to taking the online cognitive portion. Once students complete the online cognitive portion they should attend their scheduled hands-on skills practice and testing session to complete their certification. During this session students will have the opportunity for one-on-one practice before a skill tests with a certified AHA instructor. Upon successful completion of these parts students will be proficient in the required skills and will receive a certification in the associated discipline. The student will need to bring the eLearning certificate to the appointment along with a valid email address for the certificate. AHA CPR Cards are now eCards, you must have an email address to access your card. Appointment times are M-F 9-7. Appointments will be given in 1-hour increments. The American Heart Association strongly promotes knowledge and proficiency in all AHA courses and has developed instructional materials for this purpose. Use of the materials in an educational course does not represent course sponsorship by the AHA. Any fees charged for such a course except for a portion of fees needed for AHA course materials, do not represent income to the AHA.

Instructor: TBD
Course Code Section Days Date Time Loc
SEF-7155-04 60510 MTW 05/13/24-05/17/24 9:00am-5:00pm OHS  125
  • To make an appointment, contact David Folley at 336-342-4261 x2602 or folleyd2993@rockinghamcc.edu

Electro-Mechanical Skills: Mechanisms, Motors and Controls

MEC 3138

This hybrid 11-week class meets in person and has online coursework. Learn to install, use, maintain, and troubleshoot electro-mechanical drive components and systems. Students complete hands-on labs focusing on the operation of individual system components and the construction of complete electro-mechanical systems. Students build industrial motor control circuits to control electro-mechanical systems. Upon completion of this course, students will be able to install, commission, and troubleshoot the most common electro-mechanical systems consisting of motor controllers, contactors, relays, linkages, belt drives, gear drives, and pulley drives while under the moderate supervision of experienced technicians. The learning is based on practical, hands-on tasks in operating and maintaining these systems.
Successful students will pass 3 industry-recognized credential exams:

  • Fundamentals of Mechanical Systems
  • Advanced-Applied Mechanical Systems
  • Applied Industrial Motor Controls

Access to the exams, digital badges, and verification of credentials is available through RCC’s partnership with the National Coalition of Certification Centers (NC3).

Estimated Fees

  • Registration: $190
  • Printed Course Materials: $35
  • Total Estimated Cost: $225
Instructor: Pendleton
Course Code Section Days Date Time Loc
MEC-3138-01 59928 MW 04/1/24-06/12/24 5:30PM-9:00PM IT1 104
M-S ONLINE

Students who receive the $180 Eagle Train and Gain Scholarship will need to pay the remaining $10 course fees.

Electronics Technician: Basic Electricity

ELN 3113

This program introduces students to how Industry 4.0, the Internet of Things, smart factories, and cyberphysical systems are disrupting the manufacturing industry and the impact and implications that these advancements are introduced. Knowledge and skills will be learned that are required to work safely and effectively with electricity. The lab components of the training offer the student the opportunity to build, test, and troubleshoot AC/DC circuits and examine the operating voltages and currents related to proper circuit operation. Technicians will use various instruments to make circuit measurements and calculations.

Successful students will pass 3 industry-recognized credential exams:

  • Industry 4.0 Fundamentals
  • Electricity DC Fundamentals
  • Electricity AC Fundamentals

Access to the exams, digital badges, and verification of credentials is available through RCC’s partnership with the National Coalition of Certification Centers (NC3).

Estimated Fees

  • Registration: $135
  • Digital Multimeter: $70 (do not purchase until after first class)
  • Printed Course Materials: $35
  • Total Estimated Cost: $240
Instructor: Pendleton
Course Code Section Days Date Time Loc
ELN-3113-01 61070 MW 05/16/24 – 08/14/24 8:00am-11:00am IT1 104

 

Emergency Medical Services

The Emergency Medical Service program prepares individuals to enter the workforce with the knowledge and skills to provide basic and/or advanced emergency medical care. Graduates of this program should be eligible to take state and/or national certification examinations. Employment opportunities include providers of emergency medical services, fire departments, rescue agencies, hospital specialty areas, and industrial, educational, and governmental agencies.

Please view the Emergency Medical Services page for more information.

Emergency Medical Technician Initial

The EMT program is designed to teach basic life support skills. EMTs can function in many areas like EMS systems, fire departments, hospitals, rescue squads and physician offices. The class consists of lectures, hands-on skills, and field clinical opportunities. Upon successful course completion, students will be eligible for the NC or National Registry EMT examination. Prices include tuition as well as additional fees for clinical uniform shirts, HCP, CPR card fee, and malpractice insurance. Textbook and workbooks required – contact the RCC Bookstore to purchase. NC tuition exemption status applies, however additional fees and books are the responsibility of the student.

eNotary

LEX 3875

This course is designed for instructional areas related to individuals who want to become commissioned as an electronic notary. Topics include legal, ethical and procedural requirements of the Notary Act set forth in the General Statute 10B Article 2. Upon completion of this course with a passing exam grade of 80%, a person is eligible to make an application with the NC Secretary of State office. Individuals must have current notary commission to participate in E-notary training. Notary Manual will be purchased from instructor in class. For more information, go to https://sosnc.gov/divisions/notary/e_notary_solution_providers.

Additional costs include: commission fee to Secretary of State, $50; swearing in at the courthouse, $10; required textbook, $7.25; notary seal (costs vary). Prepayment of tuition prior to class is required.

Instructor: Tucker Cost: $70
Course Code Section Days Date Time Loc
LEX-3875-02 59887 S 05/11/24 9:00am – 1:00pm ADT 104
LEX-3875-01 61069 S 08/24/24 9:00am – 1:00pm ADT 104

Please Note:

  • Notary Manual must be purchased in class
  • Due to state mandated course code changes which included Notary courses, LEX is the same as the previous course code MLS.
Registration Information

Exploring 3D Printing!

OST 7141

This course introduces the basics of 3D Printing and students will learn about different types of 3D printers, materials needed for printing, how to set up a printer, and how to print. Come ready to have fun and explore 3D printing! This course will be instructor-led and delivered on campus. Prepayment of tuition is required.

Family Tree Maker Advanced

This course is for students who have successfully completed Introduction to Family Tree Maker and Family Tree Maker Intermediate, or for those who have an advanced level of experience with the Family Tree Maker software. Students will learn to do more in-depth research to find and record additional ancestors and descendants in Family Tree Maker 2019, scan and edit photos using Family Tree Maker’s Photo Darkroom, and design more customized genealogy charts and reports. Participants will learn to document their research properly by using source templates. Students will also learn to extract branches of their families to work with or share. Other topics to be covered will be finding data and relationship errors and fixing them and using Soundex (a phonetic coding system) to locate people in US Censuses and other large databases. Upon completion, students will be able to take the knowledge gained and continue to expand their family trees within Family Tree Maker. They will also be able to use the skills gained to produce a quality family history book, suitable for publishing. In addition, those employed in or wishing to pursue a career in genealogy services will learn more advanced research, data entry, scanning, organizational, and computer skills. They will be able to offer extensive assistance to clients or patrons who are working on their family histories or other research projects. This course is instructor-led and delivered on campus. Prepayment of tuition is required. Students should bring a thumb drive with their Family Tree Maker backup file (including media) on it to the first class.

 

Family Tree Maker Intermediate

OST 7145

This course is for students who have successfully completed Introduction to Family Tree Maker or for those who have an intermediate level of experience with the Family Tree Maker software. Students will learn to do in-depth research and record additional ancestors and descendants in Family Tree Maker 2019, scan and improve the appearance of their photos before entering them into Family Tree Maker and produce customized genealogy charts and reports. They will learn to document their research properly by entering repositories, sources, and citations. Upon completion, students will be able to expand their family trees within Family Tree Maker and use the skills gained to produce a mediumly complex family history book. In addition, those employed in or wishing to pursue a career in genealogy services will learn more advanced research, data entry, scanning, organizational, and computer skills. This course is instructor-led and delivered on campus. Prepayment of tuition is required. Students should bring a flash drive (at least 16GB) with their Family Tree Maker backup file on it to the first class.

Financial Literacy

HRD 3008

Financial Literacy covers topics including: budgeting, managing debt and loans, using credit cards, insurance, and financial planning. The class meets on Zoom from 6-7 p.m. on Wednesdays. The remaining course work is done through online assignments.

Instructor: Carter Cost: $70
Course Code Section Days Date Time Loc
HRD-3008-02 59913 W 01/17/24-04/24/24 6PM-7PM Online

Fire & Rescue Training

Fire fighters and rescue workers are heroes who risk their lives every day for others. If you would like to join their ranks, Rockingham Community College can help you achieve that goal. We have been meeting the continuing education needs of fire & rescue professionals in this area for many years, and we appreciate the time and effort they spend training to provide service to the community.

Please view the Fire & Rescue Training page for more information.

First Aid

SEF 7077

The American Heart Association HeartSaver First Aid is a classroom, video-based, instructor-led course that teaches students critical skills to respond to and manage an emergency in the first few minutes until emergency services (EMS) arrives. Students also learn skills such as how to treat bleeding, sprains, broken bones, shock and other first aid emergencies. When the course is completed, students receive an AHA First Aid recognition card that is valid for 2 years. There are no fee exemptions and First Aid card fees are included in the cost. Pre-payment and pre-registration are required no later than three business days prior to the class. AHA First Aid Cards are now eCards, you must have an email address to access your card. The American Heart Association strongly promotes knowledge and proficiency in all AHA courses and has developed instructional materials for this purpose. Use of the materials in an educational course does not represent course sponsorship by the AHA. Any fees charged for such a course except for a portion of fees needed for AHA course materials, do not represent income to the AHA.

Instructor: Varies Cost: $30 Fees: $5 Total cost: $35
Course Code Section Days Date Time Loc
SEF-7077-02 59158 S 04/27/24 2PM-5PM OHS 208
SEF-7077-01 59163 S 06/22/24 2PM-5PM OHS 208
  • To register, contact David Folley at 336-342-4261 x2602 or folleyd2993@rockinghamcc.edu

Google Data Analytics

This course introduces the role of an advanced Google data analyst and how to make data-driven decisions using effective questions, data transformation, analyzation processes, visualization, and programming. Emphasis is placed on setting up data toolbox, spreadsheets, database and query basics, visualization basics, effective communication techniques, and data validation; as well as design thinking, data driven storytelling, dashboards, R programming, job portfolios, and technical expertise. Upon completion, students should be able to review assessments, use formulas and calculations to analyze datasets, create queries, use visualization tools, create a data-driven storyboard, develop dashboards and presentations, create analytical reports using R, communicate effectively with stakeholders, and showcase technical analytical skills. In addition, students will obtain the knowledge necessary to prepare for the Google Data Analytics Certificate. Prepayment of tuition is required. Coursework is delivered online (asynchronous).

 

Google Project Management

CTS 3274

This course introduces students to the advanced concepts, tools, templates, and artifacts used to manage projects from initiation to completion using Google resources. Emphasis is placed on foundational and advanced project management methodology including initiating, planning, and executing projects utilizing quality and risk management techniques, strategic thinking, and project execution procedures as well as the exploration of Agile Project Management and the strategies it uses to drive business value. Upon completion, students should be able to manage and execute traditional and agile projects and programs from initiation to completion using a variety of resources and leadership skills to support organizational goals and business processes. In addition, students will obtain the knowledge necessary to prepare for the Google Project Management Certificate. Prepayment of tuition is required. Coursework is delivered online (asynchronous).

To be notified of up coming classes please fill out the Google Project Management Interest Form .

Google UX (User Experience) Design

The Google UX Design certification is designed to prepare learners for entry-level roles in UX design. This course contains seven modules:

  1. Foundations of User Experience (UX) Design,
  2. Start the UX Design Process: Empathize, Define, and Ideate,
  3. Build Wireframes and Low-Fidelity Prototypes,
  4. Conduct UX Research and Test Early Concepts,
  5. Create High-Fidelity Designs and Prototypes in Figma,
  6. Responsive Web Design in Adobe XD, and
  7. Portfolio Assignment – Design a User Experience for Social Good.

Students will obtain the knowledge necessary to prepare for the Google UX Design Certificate. Prepayment of tuition is required. Coursework is delivered online (asynchronous).

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

HRD Employability Lab

HRD 3002

This Human Resources Development lab acts as a one-stop-shop for job seekers. Instructors are trained to help individuals with job applications, job searches, resumes, cover letters and much more. Student works with instructor to schedule lab time that is convenient for both. Students also have the option to earn a nationally recognized Career Readiness Certificate that will help them stand out in a crowd of job applicants. Students may be eligible for a registration fee waiver if he/she: (1) is unemployed, (2) has received notification of a pending layoff, (3) is working and is eligible for the Federal Earned Income Tax Credit (FEITC), or (4) is working and earning wages at or below two hundred percent (200%) of the federal poverty guidelines.

Instructor: Carter Cost: $180
Course Code Section Date Time
HRD-3002-01 59543 05/16/24 – 08/09/24 By Appointment
HRD-3002-01 59545 08/12/24 – 12/13/24 By Appointment

Please contact Iris Carter at 336-342-4261 Ext. 2330 or by email carteri6072@rockinghamcc.edu for more information.

Hydraulics/Pneumatics Systems

HYD 3607

This 8-week course prepares graduates for industrial application and use of hydraulic systems and compressed air for pneumatic control and as a signaling medium. Get a complete overview of compressors, storage, dryers, distribution systems, circuit design, construction, and operation of a range of actuators, valves, and ancillary equipment.

Relevant ISO symbols are introduced and included in the circuit diagrams. This course ensures sound competence in the safe operation and maintenance of one of the most common automation elements in industrial applications. Students will learn how to read and interpret electro-pneumatics circuits and dive deeper into how to maintain, troubleshoot, and repair pneumatic systems extending student knowledge of complex pneumatic systems. The program includes practical exercises on training equipment for setup, commissioning, troubleshooting, and fault elimination.

Successful students will pass three industry-recognized credential exams:
• Fundamentals Fluid Power for Pneumatics
• Fundamentals Fluid Power for Hydraulics, and
• Advanced Mechatronics Applied Fluid Power for Maintenance & Troubleshooting.

Access to the exams, digital badges, and verification of credentials is available through RCC’s partnership with the National Coalition of Certification Centers (NC3).

Estimated Fees

  • Registration: $190
  • Printed Course Materials: $35
  • Total Estimated Cost: $225
Address

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

Hours

Monday to Thursday:
8:00 am – 4:00 pm
Friday: 8:00 am – 12:00 pm

Contact

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