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RCC Career Skills Academy

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Rockland Community College (RCC) recognizes the high demand to fill “middle skills” jobs – jobs that require more education than a high school diploma, but less than a college degree – in the Hudson Valley region.

The Career Skills Academy was created to meet that demand. At RCC, the philosophy is that success is attainable through all levels of training and education.

Career Skills Academy offers programs where students can gain workforce certifications in less than a year. Jobs in these fields have typical starting salaries of $45,000 – $55,000. These programs are designed to provide opportunities to obtain industry-specific certifications and/or to transfer into degree-seeking programs.

Class offerings, costs, program length and locations vary based on the program. There are scholarship and grant opportunities for those who qualify.

Space is limited in each program. Learn More Today!

Programs Offered

IT
Support Professional

Program

CAD Drafter/3D Modeler

Program

Social Media Branding & Marketing

for Entrepreneurs

Gas Pipeline Operations

Program

Professional Bookkeeping with QuickBooks

Program

Professional Medical Call Center Representative

Program

Assistant Kosher Baker/Breadmaker

Program

Learn to repair, build, and troubleshoot computers and computer networks. No prior computer experience or education required!

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Earn three industry certificates that will teach you skills in the following:

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IT

System Administration

Customer Service

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Operating Systems

Hardware

Software

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Design

Software

Manage & Troubleshoot

DAY PROGRAM
12 Week Course
September 3, 2019 – November 26, 2019
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday
9:00AM – 3:30PM
RCC Haverstraw Center
$3,999.00

EVENING PROGRAM
15 Week Course
September 3, 2019 –December 22, 2019
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday
5:45pm – 10:00pm
RCC Suffern Campus
$3,999.00

Program Curriculum

  • Technical Support Fundamentals
  • The Bits and Bytes of Computer Networking
  • Operating Systems and You: Becoming a Power User
  • System Administration and IT Infrastructure Services
  • IT Security: Defense Against the Digital Dark Arts

Funding assistance may be available to students who qualify.
845-574-4518

CAD Drafter/3D Modeler Program

Earn your certificate in computer-assisted design (CAD) and 3D printing in less than 3 months and find a career in a variety of sectors.

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DAY PROGRAM

12 Week Course
September 3, 2019 – November 26, 2019
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday
9:00AM – 4:00PM
$3,999.00

RCC Haverstraw Center
37 West Broad Street
Haverstraw, NY 10927

PROGRAM CURRICULUM

  • Intro to Auto CAD
  • Intro to Drafting / Intro to  Solid Works
  • Intro to Design with Computers (Sketch Up)
  • Principles of 3D Printing

Funding assistance may be available to students who qualify.

845-574-4518

Social Media Branding & Marketing for Entrepreneurs

Learn the ins and outs of using social media marketing and branding for your business in a few short months! This program is 100% online so you can access the coursework at any time of day.

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ONLINE PROGRAM

15 Week Course
September 3, 2019 –December 22, 2019
Online
$3,999.00

PROGRAM CURRICULUM

  • Principles of Advertising
  • Principles of Retailing & Branding
  • Web Page Development
  • Social Media Platform Development

Funding assistance may be available to students who qualify.
845-574-4518

Gas Pipeline Operations

Gain the skills for installation, inspection of pipes, regulation of gas meters, understanding the gas industry, location markings, and accident awareness and prevention.
3 Week Course
September 16, 2019 – October 4, 2019
Monday – Friday
8:00 am – 4:00 pm
Location TBA
$2,999.00

Funding assistance may be available to students who qualify.
845-574-4518

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Professional Bookkeeping with QuickBooks

Master QuickBooks—the leading financial software tool, and prepare for a career in the high-demand field of bookkeeping. Become an expert in basic accounting, double entry bookkeeping, accounts payable and receivable, fixed assets accounting, inventory recording and maintenance, and accounting compliance.

Day Program
10 Week Course
September 3, 2019 – November 12, 2019
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday
10:00AM -2:00PM
RCC Haverstraw Center
$2,750.00

Evening Program
15 Week Course
September 3, 2019 –December 22, 2019
Tuesday, Wednesday
5:30pm – 9:30pm
RCC Suffern Campus
$2,750.00

Professional Medical Call Center Representative

Learn to provide successful customer service in a medical organization, along with administrative and clerical proficiency in Microsoft Office, file management, data entry, telephone systems and other office procedures. Students will learn medical terminology, communication and organizational skills, and the importance of professionalism in this growing field. Upon completion, students receive a “RISE UP Customer Service Professional” credential.

Day Program
10 Week Course
September 3, 2019 – November 12, 2019
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday
10:00AM -3:45PM
RCC Haverstraw Center
$,2995.00

Evening Program
15 Week Course
September 3, 2019 –December 22, 2019
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday
6:00pm – 9:15pm
RCC Suffern Campus
$2,995.00

Assistant Kosher Baker/Bread Maker

Develop job skills for employment as an Assistant Kosher Baker/Bread Maker. Coursework in our Kosher Kitchen provides students with the necessary technical background to work in Kosher facilities. Successful certificate completion includes achieving National Restaurant Certification in ServSafe Sanitation.

Program dates TBA. Please check back soon.

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