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Rockland Community College has everything you need to create your best tomorrow. Our diverse program offerings, flexible learning environment, and dedicated faculty and staff can help you accomplish your goals.

Fall 2019 classes begin on September 3. Take charge and grab hold of your future today!

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Why RCC?


Completing your associate’s degree at RCC will only cost you half the amount of tuition at a four-year institution. With our low tuition, financial aid and scholarship opportunities, you can reach your goals at a fraction of the price.

Program Offerings

You can choose from more than 50 degree and certificate programs in a variety of fields to help you take charge of your tomorrow. RCC offers online, weekend, evening and accelerated courses to ensure your education fits your schedule.

Quality Education

Our dedicated faculty and small class sizes mean you will get the individual attention you need to create your best tomorrow.

Student Life

With more than 40 clubs and student organizations, athletics, cultural events and campus activities, there is a place for everyone within the RCC community.

Areas of Study

A degree in the arts provides you with the solid foundation for a wide variety of careers. These programs give you the knowledge and skillset that you need to produce the images, communications and objects that infuse our everyday lives.

Associate in the Arts Degrees
  • Communication and Media Arts
  • Liberal Arts and Sciences: Speech/Communication Studies
  • Performing Arts
Associate in Science Degrees
  • Fine Arts
  • Photography
Associate in Applied Science Degrees
  • Graphic Design 

RCC’s range of business degrees and certificates will help you develop the skills needed for the ever-evolving world of business. The business programs will give you a global perspective, hands-on learning and real experience that will prepare you for a career in any industry.

Associate in Science Degrees
  • Accounting
  • Business Administration
  • Business – Entrepreneurship
  • International Business
  • Marketing
Associate in Applied Science Degrees
  • Accounting
  • Business Administration
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Marketing
  • Office Technologies
  • Entrepreneurship

The ability to use and understand computer hardware and software has become an integral part of the modern world. Our computers and technology programs will get you ready to enter this growing industry and find a career that meets the increasing demands of information technology expertise.

Associate in Science Degrees
  • Computer Information Systems
Associate in Applied Science Degrees
  • Computer Support Services
  • Cyber Security
  • Graphic Design 
  • Computer Assisted Design – CAD(Architecture & Landscape or Computer Animation)
  • Computer Information Systems/Computer Support
  • Computer Web Development

Health programs at RCC are designed to fit your degree goals and passion for helping others, whether you are looking to immediately enter the workforce or continue onto baccalaureate studies. Our wide range of program types will allow you to find how you can make the most impact on the health and wellbeing of our community.

Associate in Science Degrees
  • Human Performance Studies
  • Nursing
  • Public Health
Associate in Applied Science Degrees
  • Occupational Therapy Assistant
  • Fitness Specialist

A degree in math and science can be the first step to the career of your dreams. These fields of studies are woven into every aspect of the world and are responsible for defining modern civilization.  RCC’s math and science program will give you the foundation you need to make your impact on the world.

Associate in Arts Degrees
  • Liberal Arts: Math & Science
Associate in Science Degrees
  • Liberal Arts: Math & Science
  • Engineering Science
  • Environmental Science
  • Computer Assisted Design – CAD(Architecture & Landscape or Computer Animation)
  • Computer Information Systems/Computer Support
  • Computer Web Development

A liberal arts degree will give you the opportunity to explore new areas of study, such as philosophy, sociology or psychology. These programs will help you choose the educational path that will allow you to follow your passions.

Associate in the Arts Degrees
  • Humanities and Social Science
  • Mathematics and Science
  • Speech and Communications Studies
Associate in the Sciences Degrees
  • Adolescence Education
  • Childhood Education
  • Early Childhood Education
  • Mathematics and Science

A degree in public service can help you protect and save the world. If you have a drive to serve, RCC’s public service programs can help you follow that passion, whether you are a first responder on the front line or pursuing a career to ensure justice.

Associate in Science Degrees
  • Criminal Justice
  • Fire Science Technology
  • Corporate and Homeland Security
Associate in Applied Sciences Degrees
  • Emergency Management
  • Fire Protection Technology

The professional studies programs are ideal for students who want to enter the workforce immediately. Our degrees and certificates focus on the specific skillset you will need to excel in your chosen profession. Our hands-on learning environment and state-of-the-art industry equipment will ensure that you are ready to start your career after graduation.

Associate in Applied Science Degrees
  • Automotive Technology
  • Green Building Maintenance & Management
  • Hospitality & Tourism
  • Paralegal Studies
  • Culinary Arts
  • Paralegal Studies

The teacher education programs at RCC will prepare you to take the first step in entering one of the most in-demand careers. The need for quality educators will continue to grow and these programs are designed to help you start your journey to impact the next generation.

Associate in Science Degrees
  • Liberal Arts and Science: Adolescence Education 
  • Liberal Arts and Science: Childhood Education
  • Liberal Arts and Science: Early Childhood Education
  • Early Childhood


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Our Locations

Suffern Campus

Students have access to everything they need at RCC’s picturesque main campus. The main campus is the hub for admissions, academic services, including advising and tutoring, financial aid, and student development. It is home to the Student Union, Cultural Arts Center and Theater, and the Fieldhouse. Learn more.

Haverstraw Center

The Haverstraw Center expands offerings for students, with a convenient location and evening and weekend courses. It is home to the 3D Printing SMARTT Lab and technology classrooms. Students benefit from many of the same resources that are available on the main campus. Learn more.

Herbert Kurz Automotive Technology Center

This state-of-the-art automotive technology center opened in Orangeburg in 2016. Students in the automotive technology program learn using cutting-edge technology and in a Snap-on Certified Lab with 10 lifts and customized equipment. Learn More.

Nyack Hospitality & Culinary Arts Center

RCC’s newest location opened in the heart of Nyack in January 2019. Our culinary arts and hospitality students will learn in brand new classrooms and teaching kitchen, and have a chance to practice their new skills in the center’s farm-to-market store and café. Learn More.

Frequently Asked Questions

Are there any admission requirements?

Admission is open to applicants that have a high school diploma or high school equivalency (HSE) diploma. If you have already taken college courses at a different school, you will also need to submit your official transcripts. For those that do not have a high school diploma or HSE, you can enroll at RCC in the 24 Credit High School Equivalency Program (formerly GED program) or check out the High School Dual-Enrollment program offerings.

I’m worried I can’t afford college. How do I get financial aid?

Our Financial Aid office is always available to help you fill out your Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), apply for student loans, and find scholarships. Additionally, they can help you find work study opportunities and other aid that may help pay for college.

Is there a chance for me to be involved outside of the classroom?

Yes! RCC has over 40 clubs and organizations, including student government, robotics club, international club, student veterans association, and more. You can also get involved with student publications, athletics, and volunteer service programs while you are at RCC. Learn more about Student Involvement.

What types of programs do you offer?

RCC has a wide range of programs that can help you reach your goals. Our degree and certificate programs are available in the humanities, social sciences, technology, business, health services, mathematics, and much more. Our degree programs are designed to prepare you to immediately enter the workforce or transfer the credits to complete a bachelor’s degree. One-year certificate programs are also available for students looking to learn an immediate skill set.

What is the difference between an Associate in Science (AS) degree and an Associate in Applied Science (AAS) degree?

AS degree programs are designed to be transferable to a four-year university. Students working towards an AS degree will devote at least one-half of their course work to liberal arts and sciences classes. AAS degree plans involve less liberal arts and sciences courses and are designed to prepare students for immediate entry into a career.

How long will it take me to complete my degree?

Associate degrees are designed to take 2 years to complete. However, we know that many students need to move at a different pace than their peers. To accommodate all of our students, we have several accelerated 8-week courses, summer and winter sessions, credit for prior learning and online courses that can help you complete your degree at the pace that works best for you.

What if I am not ready to pursue a degree program right now?

RCC’s Career Skills Academy offers programs that will prepare you to start, change or enhance your career and obtain industry-specific certifications in an accelerated format. These programs are also designed to provide opportunities to transfer into degree-seeking programs.


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