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.

Prerequisites:

  • Be at least 18 years of age
  • NY State Driver’s License
  • DOT drug and physical screenings
  • MVR background check
  • Class A permit

Weekday Programs

Location: In-person
Dates: February 6 – March 2, 2023; March 6 – 30, 2023; April 3 – 27, 2023; May 1 – 25, 2023
Days: Monday – Thursday
Time: 7:00 am – 5:30 pm
Cost: $5,500

Weekend Programs

Location: In-Person
Dates: March 4 – April 23, 2023
Days: Saturday – Sunday
Time: 7:00 am – 5:30 pm
Cost: $5,500

Rockland Community College, an NYS DCJS certified security guard training school, offers the following NYS mandated security training courses. All courses are taught by certified instructors.

The average salary for Security Guard Professionals is $39,170.

8-Hour Pre-Assignment Training for Security Guards

This is an 8-hour course required by New York State as the first step in obtaining a security guard registration card from the New York State Department of State. The course provides the student with a general overview of the duties and responsibilities of a security guard. Topics covered in this course include the role of the security guard, legal powers and limitations, emergency situations, communications and public relations, access control, and ethics and conduct. The passing of an examination is required for the successful completion of this course.

LOCATION: Suffern (Rockland County), Fieldhouse, Room 5211
DATES:
February 10, March 10, April 21
TIME: 8 am – 4 pm
FEE: $80
HOURS: 8

LOCATION: Haverstraw Extension Center
DATES:
April 7, April 28, May 12, May 26
Days: Friday
TIME: 8 am – 4 pm
FEE: $80
HOURS: 8


8-Hour Annual In-Service
This is an 8-hour course that must be completed within 12 calendar months from receiving the license, and annually thereafter. The course is structured to provide the student with updated and enhanced information on the duties and responsibilities of a security guard. The eight-hour annual in-service course is comprised of 8 topics that include 6 mandated topics and 2 elective topics.

DATES: January 27, March 24, March 31, April 28
TIME: 8 am – 4 pm
FEE: $75
HOURS: 8
LOCATION: Suffern (Rockland County), Fieldhouse, Room 5211


16-Hour On-the-job Training for Security Guards
This is a 16-hour course that must be completed within 90 days of employment as a security guard. The course provides the student with detailed information on the duties and responsibilities of a security guard. Topics covered in this course include the role of the security guard, legal powers and limitations, emergency situations, communications, and public relations, access control, ethics and conduct, incident command system, and terrorism. The passing of an examination is required for the successful completion of this course.

LOCATION: Suffern (Rockland County), Fieldhouse, Room 5211
DATES:
March 19 & 26; April 23 & 30
Time: 8 am – 4 pm
FEE: $100
HOURS: 16

LOCATION: Haverstraw Extension Center
DATES:
March 4 & 5; March 18 & 19; April 7 & 8
Days: Saturday and Sunday
Time: 8 am – 4 pm
FEE: $100
HOURS: 16


For more information contact 845-574-4518 or [email protected].

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

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

Contact:

Stacy Casden, MS, CASAC Program Coordinator
[email protected]
845-574-4312

Cost

  • $750.00 per Module for a total of $3000.00

Classes

  • 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 (CDA) Credential at Rockland Community College is a comprehensive credit-bearing Child Development Associate (CDA) certificate. The program provides students not only with the required coursework but also advisement, writing support, portfolio creation, career services, and classroom observation in pursuit of the Child Development Associate Credential.

  • EDU 145 – Intro to teaching PreK – 6th Grade
  • EDU 147 – Curriculum in Math and Science
  • EDU 149 – Infant and Toddler Care

Students in the program:

  • Demonstrate the use of the developmental perspective in their work with young children and families.
  • Support second-language learners and children with special needs in early childhood education programs effectively.
  • Examine and reflect on their teaching, both orally and in writing.
  • Apply effective classroom practices and create developmentally appropriate learning environments.
  • Use strategies and techniques to strengthen connections between their centers and children’s homes.
  • Use skills and resources to assist parents in caring effectively for their children.

Acceptable forms of training documentation:

  • Candidates must possess a high school diploma or a High School Equivalency diploma.
  • College transcript from an accredited college or university
  • Certificate of Training
  • Letter of training on the official letterhead

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

EDU 145
Location: In- Person
Dates: January 21 – May 16, 2023
Days: Monday & Wednesday
Time: 10:00 am – 11:15 am
Cost: $737.50

EDU 147
Location: Online
Dates: January 21 – May 16, 2023
Days: Saturday
Time: 9:00 am – 11:40 am
Cost: $737.50

EDU 149
Location: In- Person
Dates: January 21 – May 16, 2023
Days: Monday & Wednesday
Time: 3:00 pm – 4:15 pm
Cost: $737.50

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.

Location: Online Synchronous
Dates: January 24 – May 16, 2023
Days: Tuesday, Thursday
Time: 12:30 pm – 3:30 pm
Cost: $1,197
Prerequisites: A supervisor’s signature is required; A master’s degree is preferred; A bachelor’s degree with years of experience will also considered

Register for our FDC information session on January 12 to learn more about the program.

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.

EKG Suffern
Location
: In-person
Dates: January 24 – March 2, 2023
Days: Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday
Time: 12:00 pm – 2:30 pm
Cost: $1,597
Prerequisites: None

EKG Haverstraw
Location
: In-person
Dates: March 14 – April 20, 2023
Days: Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday
Time: 12:00 pm – 2:30 pm
Cost: $1,597
Prerequisites: None

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)

Location: In-person
Dates: February 6 – August 17, 2023
Days: Monday, Wednesday, Friday
Time: 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Cost: $6,997
Prerequisites: A valid NYS Driver’s License is required; must be 18 years or older

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).

Clinical Medical Assistant Suffern
Location
: In-person
Dates: February 20 – May 24, 2023
Days: Monday and Wednesday
Time: 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Cost: $4,997
Prerequisites: None

Clinical Medical Assistant Haverstraw
Location
: In-person
Dates: March 20 – June 21, 2023
Days: Monday and Wednesday
Time: 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Cost: $4,997
Prerequisites: None

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.

Location: Online Synchronous
Dates: February 27 – May 4, 2023
Days: Monday – Thursday
Time: 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Cost: $2,997
Prerequisites: None

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.

Phlebotomy Suffern
Location
: In-person
Dates: February 14 – April 13, 2023
Days: Tuesday and Thursday
Time: 9:00 am – 11:30 am
Cost: $1,797
Prerequisites: None

Phlebotomy Haverstraw
Location
: In-person
Dates: March 14 – May 11, 2023
Days: Tuesday and Thursday
Time: 11:30 am – 2:30 pm
Cost: $1,797
Prerequisites: None

Pathway for Science, Technology, Engineering and Math

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.

Location: In-person
Dates: January 9 -January 13, 2023
Days: Monday – Sunday
Time: 8:00 am – 5:00 pm
Cost: $2,297
Prerequisites: A valid NYS Driver’s License is required; Must be at least 18 years old

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.

Location: Online
Dates: February 6 – April 28, 2023
Days: Monday, Tuesday & Thursday
Time: 7:00 am – 8:00 am
Cost: $997
Prerequisites: None

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.

Location: Online
Dates: February 6 – February 10, 2023
Days: Saturday
Time: 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
Cost: $997
Prerequisites: None

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 

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.

Location: Online
Dates: March 6 – September 30, 2023
Days: Monday – Thursday
Time: TBA call to inquire
Cost: $520
Prerequisites: None

IT Support 

Google Career Certificates provide job seekers with access to more than 1.5 million in-demand jobs 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.

Upon completing the Google IT Support Certificate, Program graduates will:

  • Understand core concepts of all IT Support jobs, including troubleshooting, customer service, networking, system administration, operating systems, and security.
  • Know how to assemble a computer, and write effective support documentation, route paths, and subnets manage device software, and more.

Location: Haverstraw Extension Center / Online
Dates: March 6 – September 28, 2023
Days: Monday – Thursday
Time: 3 pm – 5 pm
Cost: $520
Prerequisites: None

IT Automation

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.

Location: Online
Dates: March 6 – September 30, 2023
Days: Monday – Thursday
Time: TBA call to inquire
Cost: $520
Prerequisites: None

Project Management

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.

Location: Online
Dates: March 6 – September 30, 2023
Days: Monday – Thursday
Time: TBA call to inquire
Cost: $520
Prerequisites: None

UX Design

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.

Location: Online
Dates: March 6 – September 30, 2023
Days: Monday – Thursday
Time: TBA call to inquire
Cost: $520
Prerequisites: None

Digital Marketing & E-commerce

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

Location: Online
Dates: March 6 – September 30, 2023
Days: Monday – Thursday
Time: TBA call to inquire
Cost: $520
Prerequisites: None

Workforce Development Registration Instructions

  1. Complete the Workforce Development Application.
  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.