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Rockland County Times: RCC to Launch New EMT Certification

Rockland Community college is preparing to train a new generation of emergency medical technicians. In response to a nationwide shortage of health care professionals, RCC, the Workforce Development board of Rockland County, and Rockland Works, have joined forces to create a program that will fast track qualified candidates to fill those vital positions and provide guaranteed employment for RCC students.

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WRCR Radio: Rockland Officials See Shortage of EMT, RCC Launches New EMT Training Program

A shortage of EMT workers in the county has prompted area officials to make it easier to increase those numbers as concerns swirl over a new COVID-19 variant. In a press conference yesterday, RCC president Michael Baston said the college is launching a new EMT Training Program…

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Rockland Receives Top Diversity Honor

Rockland Community College has been selected as a 2021 Higher Education Excellence in Diversity (HEED) Award winner from INSIGHT Into Diversity magazine, the nation’s oldest and largest diversity-focused publication in higher education. This national honor recognizes US colleges and universities that demonstrate an outstanding commitment to diversity and inclusion. RCC will be featured, along with 100 other recipients, in the November 2021 issue of INSIGHT Into Diversity magazine. This is the first time RCC has been named as a HEED Award recipient.

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Join RCC to Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month

Hudson Valley News & Events – Rockland Community College is celebrating the history and culture of the Latino community. Hispanic Heritage Month is from September 15 – October 15. The Hispanic Heritage Month Committee is proud to provide the RCC community with an array of in-person and virtual activities for the month.

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RCC Visual and Performing Arts Students Receive Lightsaber SAFD Credentials

Each semester, the RCC Visual and Performing Arts Department holds Skills Proficiency Tests (SPT) for students enrolled in the Theatrical Stage Combat courses. Last month, the school held its first SPT in Lightsaber. Christopher Plummer, Director of RCC’s Cultural Arts Theatre is a Certified Teacher with the Society of American Fight Directors (SAFD) and held the certification tests along with Patricia Maloney-Titland, Professor in the Department of Visual and Performing Arts. “The SPT certification test is a rigorous demonstration and examination of their new skill sets and each student challenged themselves in new and wonderful ways.” Plummer says. “While the students studied martial techniques associated with longsword, the focus of the course was Lightsaber and it was a huge success!”

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