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

Workforce Development

RCC’s Workforce Development industry credential programs are designed to provide opportunities to obtain industry-specific certifications, and/or to transfer into degree-seeking programs. Workforce Development 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.


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

County of Rockland
Special Programs

The collaboration between the County of Rockland (COR) and Rockland Community College (RCC) through programs like EDGE, EDGES, and pre-employment presents a promising opportunity for career improvement. County of Rockland employees enrolled in these programs will not only benefit from academic coursework tailored to enhance marketability but also have the option to pursue personal enrichment.

Community Education Programs

RCC’s credit-free community education programs offer valuable training to residents and opens doors to opportunity. Our Haverstraw Extension Center provides a setting that encourages lifelong learning and establishes a mutually reliant relationship between family, school and community. Whether you want to learn how to ride a motorcycle, earn a Drone Remote Pilot Certificate, review for the SAT’s or TEAS, prep for the Notary Public New York State exam, or get job training, we can help you achieve your goals.

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.

Hudson Valley Credit Union logo

Hudson Valley Credit Union is a proud Platinum Sponsor of Rockland Community College.

Hospitality and Culinary Arts Center

Hudson Market on Main is a culinary collaborative with the Rockland Community College Hospitality & Culinary Arts Center and Genuine Foods. 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.

Rockland Community College’s Hospitality and Culinary Arts Center is located downtown in the iconic river village of Nyack, NY. Students learn in a state-of-the-industry teaching kitchen with restaurant-quality equipment, receive instruction from talented professionals, and experience the business operations of the Center first-hand. The Center also offers Food Enthusiast classes for the community and is available as a rental space for events.

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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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