Institutions must obtain approval from states for local and distance postsecondary educational activities relevant to the delivery of educational programs. Activities include online learning, non-classroom experiences, faculty members who live outside of North Carolina, proctoring, professional licensure, and marketing. Compliance with individual state requirements is now part of the Higher Education Opportunity Act of 2008, Amended 2010, H 600.9(c).
Rockingham Community College has been approved by NC to participate in the National Council for State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements. NC-SARA is a voluntary, regional approach to state oversight of postsecondary distance education.
The states in which the college is authorized to serve students are listed below. If you reside in a state not on this list, you are not eligible to register for online classes at RCC at this time. If you have questions, please contact our admissions office at email@example.com.
SARA North Carolina Portal Liason
Terrence R. Scarborough, M.P.A. – Director of SARA North Carolina
North Carolina State Education Assistance Authority
P.O. Box 14103
Research Triangle Park, NC 27709
www.saranc.org Contact and Complaint Resolution Information For Other States
Is Rockingham Community College Accredited?
Yes, Rockingham Community College is accredited by the Southern Association of Schools and Colleges Commission on Colleges, 1866 Southern Ln, Decatur, GA 30033, (404) 679-4500, to award associate degrees, diplomas, and certificates.Search for Rockingham Community College Institutional Status with SACSCOC
Link to the SACSCOC Website – www.sacscoc.org
Rockingham Community College and NC Post-Secondary Education Complaint Procedures
If you have a complaint, you should attempt to resolve the complaint through the RCC grievance procedure.RCC Student Complaint Process RCC Student Complaint Form
Complaints should be addressed to the attention of the Vice President of Academic Affairs:
Vice President for Academic Affairs
P.O. Box 38
Wentworth, NC 27375
336.342.4261, ext. 2137
If a complaint cannot be resolved through RCC grievance procedures, students may file a complaint with SARA-NC (State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement-North Carolina)
SARA North Carolina Director
PO Box 14103
Park, NC 27709
- SARA-NC Complaint Process
- SARA-NC Complaint Form
These resources may also be helpful in resolving complaintsThe North Carolina Post-Secondary Education Complaints Unit
North Carolina Post-Secondary Education Complaints
c/o Student Complaints
University of North Carolina System Office
910 Raleigh Road
Chapel Hill, NC 27515-2688
919.962.4550 or send an email to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Website: North Carolina Post-Secondary Education Complaints Regional Accreditor (SACSCOC) Complaint Process
If a student has evidence that an institution is in significant non-compliance with SACSCOC standards, policies or procedures, the individual should inform SACSCOC using the Complaints Against Institutions: Information Sheet and Form.
Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges:
1866 Southern Lane
Decatur, GA 30033
If a complaint cannot be resolved through RCC’s grievance procedures, students may file a complaint with SARA-NC (State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement-North Carolina)
SARA North Carolina Director, NCSEAA
PO Box 14103
Research Triangle Park, NC 27709
SARA-NC Complaint Process
SARA-NC Complaint Form
What about licensure and certification programs offered by Rockingham Community College?
Students should contact Rockingham Community College directly regarding enrollment and licensure options for any program of interest. For more information about professional licensure in your state, or in the state in which you plan to practice, please contact the respective licensing board in the state where you reside before beginning a program. NC SARA (National Council for State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement) has provided contact information for professional licensure offices in the United States for a limited number of academic disciplines.
View the Licensure List to learn about the appropriate licensing or certification organization for your program.
Although we strive to connect you with the best information possible, Rockingham Community College cannot confirm whether a particular program meets requirements for professional licensure and/or certification outside of the State of North Carolina.
Currently, Rockingham Community College offers the following programs that lead to professional licensure or certification:
Health Sciences and Public Service Technologies
- Associate Degree in Nursing
- Surgical Technology
- Respiratory Therapy
- EMS-EMT and Paramedic
- Medical Assisting
- Nurse Aide
- Pharmacy Tech
- Fire and Rescue