Workforce Development Programs

Pathway for Business and Professional Studies

The Class A Truck Driver curriculum trains students to inspect and operate tractor-trailers, and assume responsibility on the road and at pickup/delivery points. Emphasis is placed on vehicle inspections, defensive driving, range maneuvers, motor carrier safety regulations (DOT 380 -397 and a certificate for entry-level drivers), trip planning, cargo handlings, size/weight laws, general maintenance procedures, hours of service, and accident prevention. The program prepares students for the Class A Tractor Trailer Certification, and includes assistance with resume writing, interview preparation, and job placement.

The average salary for CDL Professionals is $55,300.


  • Be at least 18 years of age
  • NY State Driver’s License
  • DOT
  • Physical exam
  • Class A permit

Weekday Programs

Dates: September 12 – October 6, 2022; October 10 – November 3, 2022; November 7 – December 2, 2022; December 5, 2022 – January 6, 2023
Days: Monday – Thursday
Time: 7:00 am – 5:30 pm
Cost: $5,500

Weekend Programs

Dates: November 12, 2022 – January 15, 2023
Days: Saturday – Sunday
Time: 7:00 am – 5:30 pm
Cost: $5,500

Pathway for Education and Social Sciences

CASAC is offered as an accelerated non-credit evening/weekend program at RCC. The CASAC program is a NYS OASAS (Organization of Alcohol and Substance Abuse Services) Certified Program and consists of 350 hours of instruction delivered as follows:

  • 4 Modules of 10 weeks each running from the second week of September to the first week of August (10 months for complete program)
  • 85 clock hours – Knowledge of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse
  • 150 clock hours – Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Counseling
  • 70 clock hours – Assessment; Clinical Evaluation; Treatment Planning; Case Management; and Patient, Family and Community Education
  • 45 clock hours – Professional and Ethical Responsibilities (must include a minimum of 2 hours of Child Abuse and Maltreatment)

Addiction has become a problem in the United States, and New York is no exception. You may actually know someone with an Addiction problem and want to help. Rockland Community College has a NYS 350 hour Credentialed Alcohol and Substance Abuse Counselor (CASAC) Certification Program. This is a New York State Certification to work in the field of Addictions Counseling and individuals with a CASAC have advantages in the job market and can increase their earnings. The program also includes resume, interview preparation, and job placement.

To receive more information, please fill out our CASAC Inquiry Form.


Admission to the program is on a rolling basis. You can start with any Module. They do not need to be taken in order.


Stacy Casden, MS, CASAC Program Coordinator
[email protected]


  • $750.00 per Module for a total of $3000.00


  • Classes meet Tuesdays: 6 – 9 pm, and Saturdays: 9 am – 2:30 pm.

Module Start Dates

  • Module I: September 13 – December 17, 2022
  • Module II: January 7 – March 28, 2023
  • Module III: April 1 – June 27, 2023
  • Module IV: July 8 – August 19, 2023

Starting Fall 2022 RCC will offer professional development course for NY State Registered Teachers

The Child Development Associate Credential is the most widely known and valued credential in early childhood education. It is an opportunity for educators working with children from birth to age 5 to demonstrate and strengthen their knowledge, understanding, and practices when teaching in early education. Not only is the CDA Credential a key part of advancing within early childhood education, but it is also a major professional development learning experience and essential resource moving into the field.

Those who earn their Child Development Associate Credential have mastered the CDA certification standards and have a deep understanding of why these learned practices will help children move more successfully and smoothly from one developmental stage to the next. Child Development Associates have a grasp on each aspect of a child’s development, including emotional, social, physical, and intellectual, and strive to help them grow through the stages of development more effortlessly. While earning a CDA Credential isn’t always easy, it is overwhelmingly rewarding to personally evolve and professionally prepare to be the best early childhood educator possible.

The average salary for CDA Professionals is $58,530.

Dates: October 3 – December 21, 2022
Days: Monday – Friday
Time: 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Cost: $2,997

Family Development Credential (FDC) Program is a nationally respected training and credentialing program developed with input from families, frontline workers, supervisors, and policymakers.

Two courses are offered:

  1. The Empowerment Skills for Workers course provides frontline workers with strengths-based skills and competencies in empowerment-based family development to help families set and reach goals of healthy self-reliance. To earn the FDC credential, workers complete 90 hours of interactive instruction facilitated by Cornell-trained instructors, prepare a portfolio with the guidance of an FDC portfolio advisor, and pass a credentialing exam.
  2. The Empowerment Skills for Leaders Series translates the principles of family development within the context of relationships and the mission of family-serving organizations. To earn the FDC Leadership Credential, agency leaders complete 30 hours of interactive instruction facilitated by Cornell-trained leadership instructors and prepare a leadership portfolio with the guidance of others in the course who serve as peer advisors.

The average salary for FDC Professionals is $49,150.

Dates: January 16 – April 14, 2023
Days: Tuesday – Thursday
Time: 11:00 am – 2:00 pm
Cost: $1,197

Pathway for Nursing, Health and Wellness

Electrocardiogram (EKG) technicians conduct diagnostic tests that help doctors identify cardiovascular issues in patients. They’re an important—even vital—part of a healthcare team. 87% of employers encourage or require certification for EKG technicians.

The average salary for EKG Technician is $44,600.

This program prepares the student to earn an industry certification from National Healthcareer Association.

Dates: October 18 – November 24, 2022
Days: Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday
Time: 9:00 am – 11:30 am
Cost: $1,597

The Emergency Medical Technician program leads to New York State Certification as an EMT-Basic. Students are trained to provide care in life-threatening or potentially life-threatening conditions, and to prevent further harm before a patient is moved or transported. Students complete a rigorous course including didactic and practical instruction as required by New York State. Students who successfully complete the course and pass the final written and practical exam will be eligible to take the New York State Certification Exam on the last day of the program. The program also includes assistance in resume writing, interview preparation, and job placement.

The average salary for EMT professionals is $46,900.

This program prepares student to earn an industry certification as a New York Emergency Medical Technician – Basic (EMT-B)

Prerequisites: A valid NYS Driver’s License is required.

Dates: July 5 – September 23, 2022 
Days: Monday – Thursday
Time: 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Cost: $6,997

This program provides training in clinical procedures used by entry-level Medical Assistants working in hospitals, clinics, doctor’s offices, and other healthcare settings. Medical Assistants have always been critical employees in the healthcare system, but they are becoming even more critical as the industry expands to support technological advances and the population ages. MAs are multi-skilled allied healthcare professionals who may administer medications, assist with minor procedures, record vital signs, take medical histories, prepare patients and rooms for examinations, handle laboratory specimens, provide patient education, and much more. The program also includes resume, interview preparation, and job placement.

The average salary for Clinical Medical Assistants is $43,490.

This program prepares the student to pass the following industry certification: National Healthcareer Association Certified Clinical Medical Assistant (CCMA).

Dates: October 17 – December 22, 2022
Days: Monday and Wednesday
Time: 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Cost: $4,997

The Medical Billing and Coding program prepares students to work as entry-level medical billing specialists. Students receive training in standard medical procedure coding, insurance, reimbursements, healthcare standards, as well as information storage and retrieval systems. Individuals who successfully complete the program may seek entry-level employment in physician’s offices, clinics, laboratories, hospitals, group practices, specialty practices, health insurance offices, and nursing homes. The program helps prepare students to sit for a certification examination.

The average salary for Certified Medical Billing and Coding Specialist is $45,240.

This program prepares the students to pass the Billing and Coding certification exam (CBCS) with interactive learning resources designed to help them master key concepts, analyze areas that need attention, and feel confident about taking their exam.

Dates: October 17 – December 15, 2022
Days: Monday – Thursday
Time: 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Cost: $2,997

Pharmacy technicians play a crucial role in providing safe and effective patient care, with duties including but not limited to measuring medication amounts, managing inventory, receiving prescriptions, and establishing and maintaining patient records. The pharmacy industry is evolving, and as of April 2021, you must be registered in New York State. Many clinical duties have been extended to the pharmacy, which expands the role of both pharmacists and Pharmacy Technicians. The program also includes resume, interview preparation, and job placement.

The average salary for Pharmacy Technicians professionals is $47,580.

This program prepares the student to pass the following industry certifications: NY Registered Pharmacy Technicians & National Healthcareer Association Certified Pharmacy Technician (CPhT). Prerequisite:

  • Be at least 18 years of age;
  • Have completed high school or its equivalent

Dates: October 20 – December 22, 2022
Days: Thursday and Friday
Time: 9:30 am – 12:30 pm
Cost: $1,297

Phlebotomy technicians play a crucial role in keeping a healthcare facility running smoothly. They draw blood for tests, transfusions, donations, and research. Gain all the knowledge you need to pass the CPT certification exam and start working in less than a few months. The program also includes assistance with resume writing, interview preparation, and job placement.

The average salary for a Phlebotomist is $44,600.

This program prepares the student to earn certification from National Healthcareer Association as a Certified Phlebotomy Technician.

Dates: October 11 – December 15, 2022
Days: Tuesday and Thursday
Time: 11:30 am – 2:30 pm
Cost: $1,797

Pathway for Science, Technology, Engineering and Math

AWS is for individuals who seek an overall understanding of the Amazon Web Services (AWS) Cloud, independent of specific technical roles. You will learn about AWS Cloud concepts, AWS services, security, architecture, pricing, and support to build your AWS Cloud knowledge. This course also helps you prepare for the AWS Certified Cloud Practitioner exam. In this course, you will learn to:

  • Summarize the working definition of AWS
  • Differentiate between on-premises, hybrid-cloud, and all-in cloud
  • Describe the basic global infrastructure of the AWS Cloud
  • Explain the six benefits of the AWS Cloud
  • Describe and provide an example of the core AWS services, including compute, network, databases, and storage
  • Identify an appropriate solution using AWS Cloud services with various use cases
  • Describe the AWS Well-Architected Framework
  • Explain the shared responsibility model
  • Describe the core security services within the AWS Cloud
  • Describe the basics of AWS Cloud migration
  • Articulate the financial benefits of the AWS Cloud for an organization’s cost management
  • Define the core billing, account management, and pricing models
  • Explain how to use pricing tools to make cost-effective choices for AWS services

The average salary for AWS professionals is $45,760.

Schedule: TBA
Cost: $597

Intended for individuals who perform a development role and have one or more years of hands-on experience developing and maintaining an AWS-based application. The course will provide students with a review of the AWS Cloud Computing Fundamentals and AWS Solutions Architect Preparation Certifications’ content and the AWS Big Data + Machine Learning Specializations.

Prerequisite: One or more years of hands-on experience developing and maintaining an AWS-based application.

Schedule: TBA
Cost: $797

AWS Certified Solutions Architect is among the most valuable and sought-after cloud computing certifications in the world. We designed this cloud architect certification training for anyone seeking to learn the major components of Amazon Web Services(AWS). By the end of the course, you’ll be prepared to pass the associate-level AWS Certified Solution Architect certification exam.

Schedule: TBA
Cost: $797

Intended for systems administrators in a systems operation role with at least one year of experience in deployment, management, and operations on AWS. The course will provide students with a review of the AWS Cloud Computing Fundamentals and AWS Solutions Architect Preparation Certifications’ content.

Prerequisite: One year of experience in deployment, management, and operations on AWS.

Schedule: TBA
Cost: $797

Fiber Optics Technician Course; Specialist in Testing, Maintenance, and Splicing.

The Fiber Optic Technician certification is the primary FOA certification for fiber optic technicians. CFOTs have the broad knowledge, skills and abilities in fiber optics, which can be applied to many jobs in design, installation, operations, and applications using fiber optic communications. The program also includes assistance with resume writing, interview preparation and job placement.

The average salary for Telecommunication Technician is $61,760.

This program prepares the student to earn the following three-part industry certifications:

  • Certified Fiber Optic Technician – introduces you to industry standards governing FTTD (Fiber To The Desk), FTTH (Fiber To The Home, LAN/WAN fiber networks), essential fusion, and mechanical splicing.
  • Fiber Optics Specialist in Testing and Maintenance – provides a comprehensive understanding of ANSI/TIA/EIA-526-(7)A, OTDR fundamentals and uses, OTDR vs. Insertion Loss Testing, Return Loss Testing, and Attenuation testing using the Power Source and Light Meter.
  • Fiber Optics Specialist in Splicing – learn industry-specific standards of high-performance splicing.

Prerequisites: Ability to see and identify small items; ability to speak and read the English language.

Dates: August 15 – 21, 2022
Days: Monday – Sunday
Time: 8:00 am – 5:00 pm
Cost: $2,297

Certified Manufacturing Associate (CMfgA) is an industry certification focused on basic manufacturing concepts, demonstrating an individual’s potential for high-demand, entry-level manufacturing roles. It was designed for individuals new to manufacturing who may not currently possess enough knowledge or experience for more advanced technical certifications.

Covering fundamental topics such as shop math, assembly, maintenance, machining, inspection, and more, this industry-driven certification demonstrates that the individual has basic knowledge of manufacturing and may be an ideal candidate for entry-level manufacturing employment. The Certified Manufacturing Associate offers an initial step into a technology-rich industry filled with opportunities for continued growth and advancement into higher-level positions.

The average salary for a Certified Manufacturing Associate is $62,890.

Dates: October 31 – December 19, 2022;
Days: Monday, Tuesday & Thursday
Time: 7:00 am – 8:00 am
Cost: $997

The Certified Production Technician (CPT) program recognizes, through certification, individuals who demonstrate mastery of the core competencies of manufacturing production: Safety, Quality Practices & Measurement; Manufacturing Processes & Production, and Maintenance Awareness. This course will raise the level of performance of production workers, assisting individuals in finding higher-wage jobs and helping employers ensure their workforce increases the company’s productivity and competitiveness. In addition to teaching foundational technical skills, the CPT training program addresses cross-functional skills, such as communications, teamwork, customer awareness, and workplace conduct. Recognized by the National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) as the foundation of its National Skills Certification System, the CPT certification is truly a portable credential.

The average salary for Certified Production Technician is $60,220.

Dates: November 19, 2022 – February 11, 2023
Days: Saturday
Time: 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
Cost: $997

CNC Operator to use computer numerically controlled (CNC) machinery safely and accurately to perform a variety of functions. Your job is important since some materials are not easy to shape or handle manually or with conventional equipment. CNC Operators are highly skilled professionals, able to work with great concentration and precision. They must be responsible and comply with all safety guidelines. A keen eye for detail and great mechanical aptitude are also essential. The goal is to produce high-quality parts and materials by programming machines to perform the right operations.

  • Prepare and operate CNC machines to perform tasks such as drilling, grinding, milling, etc.
  • Understand specifications of the task at hand and the desired result by reading blueprints, mechanical drawings, etc.
  • Translate instructions into computer commands so the machines can perform the correct function
  • Prepare and load raw materials and parts onto the machines
  • Prepare a test run to check if the machines produce outputs according to specifications
  • Set machines to complete full cycles to fabricate a large number of parts
  • Supervise the machines while they execute the tasks and make any necessary adjustments to produce a better result
  • Inspect and measure finished products and compare them with requirements to determine if the process has been completed properly
  • Check and maintain machinery daily to ensure the functionality

The average salary for CNC Operator professionals is $46,240.

Dates: October 11 – December 13, 2022;
Days: Tuesday
Time: 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Cost: $1,197

The Fundamentals of Metrology (FCM) program is an intensive course that introduces participants to the concepts of measurement systems, units, good laboratory practices, data integrity, measurement uncertainty, measurement assurance, traceability, basic statistics, and how they fit into a laboratory Quality Management System. Additional topics covered will include overall Laboratory Management and specific discussions of the requirements for proficiency testing, calibration certificate generation, and software verification and validation. Topics will be covered using a variety of measurement disciplines and laboratory measurements and case studies so that the participants will be able to apply the concepts to any measurement discipline upon completion. Topics are covered in a mixture of training styles including lectures, hands-on exercises, case studies, and discussions.

The average salary for FCM professionals is $59,245.

Dates: October 6 – December 29, 2022;
Days: Thursday
Time: 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Cost: $1,097

Get on the fast track to finding an in-demand job in IT, with a professional certificate from Google.

Learn the foundations of networking and operating systems or how to solve problems using code.

You’ll also learn to use Git and GitHub, troubleshoot and debug complex problems, and apply automation at scale by using configuration management and the Cloud.

When you complete all of the courses in the program, you’ll earn a Certificate to share with your professional network as well as unlock access to career support resources to help you kickstart your new career.

Many Professional Certificates have hiring partners that recognize the Professional Certificate credential and others can help prepare you for a certification exam.

Data analytics competencies & job mapping

The Google Data Analytics Certificate is designed to prepare learners for entry-level roles in data analytics. It is the #1 most popular certificate on Coursera since it launched in March 2021. Industry experts – like Tableau, Accenture, and Deloitte collaborated with us by offering resources, feedback, and beta testing the certificate content.

IT support competencies & job mapping

Google Career Certificates provide job seekers with access to more than 1.5 million in-demand jobs3 across the fields of data analytics, digital marketing & e-commerce, IT support, project management, and user experience (UX) design. These certificates are taught and developed by Google employees working in these fields; they are hands-on, practical, and rigorous. The certificates can be completed in under six months part-time.

IT automation competencies & job mapping

The Google IT Automation with Python Certificate is designed to help individuals with a background in IT Support advance to technical paths like Systems Administrators. This stackable credential helps IT professionals build in-demand skills including Python, Git, and IT automation.

Project management competencies & job mapping

The Google Project Management Certificate is designed to prepare learners for entry-level roles in project management. Industry experts – like the Project Management Institute and Scrum.org – collaborated with us by offering resources, feedback, and beta testing the certificate content.

UX design competencies & job mapping

The Google UX Design Certificate is designed to prepare learners for entry-level roles in UX design.

We partnered with industry tools, like Figma and Adobe XD, and hired partners to offer resources, provide feedback, and beta test the certificate content.

Digital marketing & e-commerce competencies & job mapping

The Google Digital Marketing & E-commerce Certificate is designed to prepare learners for entry-level roles in digital marketing and e-commerce. Learners get hands-on practice using popular digital marketing and e-commerce tools, such as Shopify and Canva. We’ve partnered with employers including Deloitte, Crate & Barrel, and Wayfair to provide feedback about the content, beta test the program, and share case studies about course topics.

The average salary for Google IT professionals is $41,950.

Prerequisite: None

Dates: October 10, 2022 (6 months)
Days: TBA
Time: TBA
Cost: $520

This program is designed to prepare the student for a career utilizing in-depth knowledge of web languages and problem-solving skills to create, support, and maintain modern Javascript web applications. Students will learn the cornerstones of web development, focusing on HTML5, CSS3, and JavaScript. In addition, participants will learn how to design and create responsive and interactive frontend websites, and gain a solid foundation in computer programming using JavaScript. The Javascript Web Developer graduate will be qualified for entry-level employment in various roles including junior web developer, junior javascript developer, web designer, and website administrator. By the end of the program, students will be prepared to successfully pass the nationally recognized CIW Javascript Specialist exam. The program also includes assistance with resume writing, interview preparation, and job placement.

The average salary for Web and App Professionals is $84,100.

This program prepares the student to earn the following industry certifications: CIW: Advanced HTML5 and CSS3 Specialist 1D0-720 & CIW Javascript Specialist 1D0-735.

Dates: February 14 – August 29, 2022
Days: Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Time: 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Cost: $4,500

Workforce Development Registration Instructions

  1. Complete the Workforce Development Registration Form.
  2. Once your paperwork is processed you will receive a confirmation from the Registrar that your account has been created and receive your login credentials along with instructions on how to access your myRCC account and Self-Service Banner for registration. Instruction on how to self register using Banner can be found below.
  3. If you have not done so yet, please be sure to set up your myRCC account as soon as possible.
  1. Login to the myRCC student portal using a web browser. Google Chrome is recommended.
  2. Click on the Self-Service link under My Apps.Screenshot of My Apps with Self-Service link highlighted
    The Banner Student Services page will open as seen below.Screenshot of Banner Student Services page
  3. Click on the Ellucian Menu (the four boxes) or click Alt + M – then under Student Menu, click on Student Registration Self Service
    Screenshot of Student Menu with arrows pointing at Ellucian Menu, Student Menu and Student Registration Self Service
    You are now on the Banner Student Registration pageScreenshot of Banner Student Registration page
  4. Click on the Register/Drop Classes linkScreenshot of Register/Drop Classes link
  5. Choose a Term (ex. Spring 2021 Credit Free) from the drop down and click Continue.
    Screenshot of Select a Term dropdown
  6. From here, you can register two different ways:
    Register using Find Classes tab or Enter CRNs tab
    Screenshot showing register using find classes and register by enter CRNs tabs
    1. Find Classes tab
      Screenshot of find classes tab. Find classes by subject, course number or using Advanced Search
      1. Click the blank box next to Subject to scroll through the subjects or type in the desired subject. Click Search.
      2. Click on the Course title to view details about the course.
      3. Click on the Add button to the right to add the course to your Registration Summary. The added course will be posted under Summary section to the bottom right of the screen and on the Schedule section to the bottom left of the screen.
        Register for classes screenshot highlighting click Add to add course to summary and click Submit to Register
      4. Click Submit to register for the course. The enrollment status will then change to Registered. It is important to remember to click Submit to save your changes. Unless a course shows the enrollment status as Registered, you are not registered for the course. It will show Pending/Web Registered until you click Submit.
        Save successful screenshot showing classes registered for and schedule
    2. Enter CRNs tab
      1. Click on the Enter CRNs tab to register for classes based on their Course Reference Numbers.
        enter CRNs screenshot
      2. To add multiple CRNs, click on Add Another CRN for each additional class that you wish to register for.
      3. When you have finished entering the CRNs, click Add to Summary for them to be added to your Registration Summary.
      4. Click Submit on the Registration Summary to register for these classes. It is important to remember to click Submit to save your changes. Unless a course shows the enrollment status as Registered, you are not registered for the course. It will show Pending/Web Registered until you click Submit.

Video: How to View Your Class Schedule

The Schedule window creates a visual weekly class schedule based on the classes for which you are registered, or for those which are pending in your Registration Summary.

schedule window screenshot

Video: How to Drop a Class

  1. In the Action column, click on the drop-down menu next to the class that you would like to drop or remove. This will display the enrollment status options:
    1. Remove (for drops prior to the start)
    2. Drop (for drops in the refund period)
    3. Withdraw (for drops after the refund period).
  2. Click on the appropriate status.
    screenshot showing add/remove course dropdown
  3. Click Submit. This will remove the course from your schedule and drop you from the class.

    NOTE: dropping a course after the start of the term or academic period may leave you with an outstanding tuition balance due to the College. Please see the Academic Calendar for more information.

It is important to remember to click Submit to save your changes. Unless a course shows the enrollment status as Registered, you are not registered for the course. It will show Pending/Web Registered until you click Submit.

Call 845-574-4518 or email us at [email protected] for more information.