Serving and Supporting
the Community

Rockland Community College takes the word “community” in our title very seriously. RCC is recognized as a valued resource by community and business leaders, as well as students and families in the region.

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We Put the "Community" in Community College

RCC is committed to providing the education and services necessary to support a flourishing entrepreneurial economy. We contribute to the vitality of the local, regional and state economies and help create employment opportunities.

Additionally, RCC offers a variety of educational and extracurricular activities and programming for children and adults. As a service to the community, some of the College’s facilities and lovely grounds are available for rental to the public.

Workforce & Community Development and Training

Career Skills Academy

RCC’s Career Skills Academy programs are designed to provide opportunities to obtain industry-specific certifications, and/or to transfer into degree-seeking programs. Career Skills Academy offers programs where students can gain workforce certifications in less than a year and fill high demand jobs in our region.

English Skills Academy

RCC’s English Skills Academy is an intensive college preparatory program for English language learners at various levels. Students learn vocabulary, reading, oral communication, grammar, writing, listening skills, and computer-assisted language learning applications.

Additional Credit-Free Offerings

RCC offers a variety of credit-free classes, covering a wide variety of topics. Offerings include business and real estate programs, medical, arts, health and fitness, and computer applications.

High School Equivalency and Testing Assessing Secondary Completion

The College offers two paths for individual who do not possess a high school diploma. The 24 credit High School Equivalency (HSE) program helps individuals who want to earn a college degree and the Testing Assessing Secondary Completion (TASC) test is for individuals who are not interested in starting a college degree program at this time but want to obtain a high school diploma.

Micro-Credentials

RCC’s Micro-credentials program can help leverage your workforce capabilities with highly marketable skills. Gain specific knowledge in emerging fields and promote your professional growth. Micro-credentials are aligned with high-demand industry areas and are used to upskill for better career opportunities or to jumpstart your studies toward your degree.

Additional Credit-Free Offerings

RCC offers a variety of credit-free classes, covering a wide variety of topics. Offerings include business and real estate programs, medical, arts, health and fitness, and computer applications.

Hudson Market on Main

Hudson Market on Main is a culinary collaborative with the Rockland Community College Hospitality & Culinary Arts Center and FLIK Hospitality Group. The 45-seat cafe serves breakfast, lunch, take home meals, snacks, and more, and sells locally sourced products. The cafe is a great option for delicious dine-in and take-out meals, a relaxing afternoon coffee catch-up with friends, casual business meetings, and working space for students and the local community.

Community Programs

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Summer Youth Programs

For over 40 years, Rockland Community College’s Summer Programs have provided young people with a safe, fun and engaging environment. The affordable summer programs give students the opportunity to learn awesome skills and meet even better friends.


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Project Elevate

Rockland Community College offers non-credit community classes targeted at individuals 18+ years, that are engaging, interactive, hands-on, and focused on the skills related to “adulting.” All abilities are welcome to participate in an inclusive environment.


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Liberty Partnership Program

The Rockland Community College Liberty Partnerships Program (LPP) is a dropout prevention and college access program that is funded by the New York State Education Department. RCC LPP serves 340 historically excluded students (grades 7-12) in the East Ramapo, North Rockland and Nyack school districts.


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