News12 Long Island – Rockland Community College announced a new expedited EMT training course to help alleviate the current shortage of staff.
The program, designed to fight the shortage of EMTs in the area and nationwide, offers three months of training with a guaranteed job, assuming participants pass the state test at the end of the course. NBC New York’s Lynda Baquero reports.
lohud – Rockland Community College’s volleyball team has had more than a week to digest its historic achievement, but no amount of time seems to be enough for it to sink in.
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.
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!”
Westchester & Fairfield Business Journals – Through an expansion to the STAC Tracks program announced Aug. 24 by Rockland Community College and St. Thomas Aquinas College, enrolled students will be able to take advantage of new benefits this fall in addition to being able to easily transfer to STAC from RCC after completing their associate degree.
Hudson Valley News & Events – Rockland Community College is ready for Fall 2021. Beginning August 17th through September 23rd, RCC will be welcoming back new and returning students to attend information sessions, registrations, and orientations.
Rockland News – Rockland Community College recently rose from number six to number one out of 76 New York nursing schools for its Associate’s Degree in Nursing program. The ranking was done by NursingProcess.org, a website that compiles nursing education and career information data.
A new pilot program in Rockland County is enriching the lives of people with special needs. Project Elevate is a new community class teaching vocational life skills to people with special needs. The two-week program at Rockland Community College includes courses on fitness, first aid, cooking and cellphones. “It’s a wonderful experience — lots of happy faces. We’re so happy to be here at Rockland County Community College, and we’re looking forward to our session in August,” said Christina Bertocchi, of Project Elevate.
Hudson Valley News & Events – Rockland Community College honors class won second place in the Global Solutions Sustainability Challenge where twenty-seven international teams from institutions in the U.S., Iraq and Jordan competed in a competition focused on technology and sustainability.