Academic Programs

  • Accounting

    • Associate of Applied Science
    • Associate of Science
    • Certificate
    • Hybrid
    • On Campus
    • Online
    • School of Business and Professional Studies

    Accounting is the means by which a company or organization communicates its financial information. It is for this reason many call it the "language of business."

  • Automotive Technology

    • Associate of Applied Science
    • On Campus
    • School of Science, Technology, Engineering and Math

    The automotive technology program offers life-long learning opportunities to continually increase skills in the automotive industry and utilize the latest tools and equipment.

  • Business Administration

    • Associate of Applied Science
    • Associate of Science
    • Hybrid
    • On Campus
    • Online
    • School of Business and Professional Studies

    Today’s business world is constantly changing, challenged by national and global financial transformations and legislative, social, ethical, and environmental changes. People who earn business administration degrees and learn to effectively navigate this changing business world develop great potential for high earning power and a lifetime employment opportunities.

  • Communication Media Arts

    • Associate of Arts
    • On Campus
    • School of Arts and Humanities

    The Communication Media Arts degree offers hands-on experience in audio, video and digital multimedia. Second-year students are encouraged to write, produce, direct, and edit video, audio and multi-media projects. RCC’s curriculum will provide students with a multicultural appreciation of the role of media technologies in a global society.

  • Communication/Speech Studies

    • Associate of Arts
    • On Campus
    • School of Arts and Humanities

    Studying speech and communication can ultimately lead to careers in speech and language therapy, speech communication education, law, business, or journalism. This program will provide students with the necessary liberal arts and specialized courses needed for transfer to a four-year institution. Students who enroll in the program can choose a discipline in performance, speech pathology, communication theory or journalism.

  • Computer Information Systems

    • Associate of Science
    • Hybrid
    • On Campus
    • School of Science, Technology, Engineering and Math

    The need for innovative programmers and developers to design and build increasingly sophisticated and capable computer information systems continues to grow. For those who enjoy challenge, logic, systems, and technology, the field offers rewarding careers for developers who initiate and design software programs, and programmers who create the instructions (code). The AS degree in Computer Information Systems is meant for students who want to work in the field of software engineering, computer programming or program development. Students who complete the degree will be prepared to transfer to a four-year institution to continue their education and attain their career goals.

  • Computer Support Specialist

    • Associate of Applied Science
    • On Campus
    • School of Science, Technology, Engineering and Math

    The program provides students with the skills required for computer end-user support in hardware, operating systems, and applications used in today’s businesses.

  • Computer-Assisted Design

    • Certificate
    • Hybrid
    • On Campus
    • School of Science, Technology, Engineering and Math

    The certificate provides students with the skills needed to create, edit and produce basic design drawings using SketchUp, SolidWorks and AutoCAD programs. Students learn how to solve design challenges and express their ideas in drawing form.

  • Criminal Justice, Corporate and Homeland Security

    • Associate of Science
    • On Campus
    • School of Business and Professional Studies

    Criminal Justice and the protection of our nation’s critical infrastructure are fast-growing fields. The associate degree in Criminal Justice provides instruction in the area of law enforcement, allowing the student to understand the workings of the criminal justice system. The Corporate and Homeland Security degree is designed to provide students with the information and issues surrounding the protection of our nation’s infrastructure (energy, transportation, telecommunications, agriculture, etc.). Principles of protection, investigation, and concepts relating to industrial espionage and competitive intelligence are also explored.

  • Culinary Arts

    • Associate of Applied Science
    • Certificate
    • On Campus
    • School of Business and Professional Studies

    The Culinary Arts program offers preparation in the fields of culinary arts, restaurant management, and hotel management.

  • Cyber Security

    • Associate of Applied Science
    • Hybrid
    • On Campus
    • School of Science, Technology, Engineering and Math

    The Cyber Security degree program provides students with a strong foundation in computers and networking with emphasis on security. Course are aligned with industry-recognized certifications in operating systems, ethical hacking, computer hardware and software, network infrastructure configuration, security, wireless, as well as the skills required to defend networks and devices against cyber attacks.

  • Engineering Science

    • Associate of Science
    • Hybrid
    • On Campus
    • School of Science, Technology, Engineering and Math

    With a combination of liberal arts and general education, plus a rigorous concentration in mathematics, physics, chemistry and basic engineering courses, RCC’s program thoroughly prepares students for transfer to four-year colleges.

  • Entrepreneurship

    • Associate of Applied Science
    • Associate of Science
    • Certificate
    • On Campus
    • School of Business and Professional Studies

    Entrepreneurs developing small businesses are the driving force in an economy.

  • Environmental Science

    • Associate of Science
    • Hybrid
    • On Campus
    • School of Science, Technology, Engineering and Math

    The AS Environmental Science degree is designed for students who want to study current environmental problems using multidisciplinary, solutions-based approaches within the greater context of sustainability, environmental justice, and management.

  • Fine Arts

    • Associate of Science
    • On Campus
    • School of Arts and Humanities

    The study of art prepares students for a wide variety of careers that produce the images and objects that infuse our daily lives. Rockland Community College Art students complete foundation courses.

  • Fitness Specialist

    • Certificate
    • On Campus
    • School of Nursing, Health and Wellness

    Knowledge and training in physical fitness and wellness can prepare you to play an important role in resolving some of the current health challenges facing our nation. Teaching others to maintain healthy levels of fitness and exercise can help them to lower their risk of developing diabetes and heart disease among other diseases currently on the rise in our population. Studies also show a correlation between practicing healthy levels of physical activity and maintaining good mental health.

  • Graphic Design

    • Associate of Applied Science
    • Hybrid
    • On Campus
    • School of Arts and Humanities

    Graphic Designers work in every corner of our planet, every place where people interact with information—on our devices, in our experiences, in print, and more—graphic designers have usually been involved in creating engaging visual experiences. Whether it’s creating games for entertainment or education, user experiences for apps or signage, or book or poster design, a graphic designer has had a hand in the process. Students who complete the degree will learn software programs and design principles to help them communicate effectively through theory and form.

  • Green Building Maintenance and Management

    • Associate of Applied Science
    • Hybrid
    • On Campus
    • Online
    • School of Science, Technology, Engineering and Math

    An AAS degree in Green Building Maintenance and Management will prepare students to efficiently and effectively maintain modern commercial buildings.

  • Hospitality and Culinary Arts

    • Associate of Applied Science
    • Certificate
    • On Campus
    • School of Business and Professional Studies

    The Hospitality and Culinary Arts program offers preparation in the fields of culinary arts, restaurant management, and hotel management.

  • Human Performance Studies

    • Associate of Science
    • Hybrid
    • On Campus
    • School of Nursing, Health and Wellness

    With a Human Performance Studies degree, students choose between 3 tracks: Physical Education, Exercise and Sports Science or Sports and Recreation Leadership. The program allows students to transfer to a four-year institution and major in areas such as Exercise Science, Physical Education, Fitness/Wellness, Sports Management, Recreation, and other related fields.

  • International Business

    • Associate of Science
    • Hybrid
    • On Campus
    • Online
    • School of Business and Professional Studies

    International business majors develop the skills to thrive in the ever-changing global economy.

  • Legal Studies

    • Associate of Applied Science
    • Certificate
    • On Campus
    • School of Business and Professional Studies

    The Associate of Applied Science (AAS) degree in Legal Studies program will prepare students for careers in the legal industry, working under the supervision of attorneys. The goal of both the Legal Studies degree and Paralegal Studies certificate program is to prepare students to become entry-level paralegals.

  • Liberal Arts and Science: Humanities

    • Associate of Arts
    • On Campus
    • School of Arts and Humanities

    What is the value of a Humanities Degree? According to the National Association of Colleges and Employers (2018), the skills of college graduates that employers value most are written communication, problem-solving, and the ability to work in a team—traits that the School of Arts and Humanities helps each student develop and refine. 

  • Liberal Arts and Science: Social Science

    • Associate of Arts
    • On Campus
    • School of Education and Social Sciences

    Political Science provides students with an understanding of political and analysis of political and government institutions and their processes.

  • Liberal Arts and Science: Teacher Education

    • Associate of Science
    • Certificate
    • On Campus
    • School of Education and Social Sciences

    Providing future generations with a quality education is the most important role that teachers play in our society today. This important career choice offers opportunities for professional service as well as tremendous personal satisfaction.

  • Marketing

    • Associate of Applied Science
    • Associate of Science
    • Hybrid
    • On Campus
    • Online
    • School of Business and Professional Studies

    Marketing matches a company's products and services to customers who want to purchase these products.

  • Math and Computer Science

    • Associate of Science
    • Hybrid
    • On Campus
    • School of Science, Technology, Engineering and Math

    Computer and information sciences are critical to innovation in nearly all fields and to the operation of business, institution, organization and agency. Essentially the world works on computers. Studying Computer Science empowers you to solve complex, challenging problems, enabling you to make a positive difference in the world. Computers are everywhere so understanding them puts you in charge of your world.

  • Natural and Physical Sciences

    • Associate of Science
    • Hybrid
    • On Campus
    • School of Science, Technology, Engineering and Math

    The science department and its related degrees helps students develop critical knowledge in the areas of biology, chemistry, or physics. Our courses help students develop research skills, an understanding of the scientific method and how to solve problems. Through the coursework students complete, they will understand the use of technology in research, learning, direct investigation and experimental analysis. Students will also investigate the role and responsibility of the scientific community in the solution to global problems.

  • Nursing

    • Associate of Science
    • On Campus
    • School of Nursing, Health and Wellness

    RCC Nursing Program graduates receive excellent preparation for NCLEX-RN with close to 100% pass rate. The Nursing Program may be completed in two years or students can attend part time and complete the program at their convenience.  Nursing applications are accepted twice annually. Graduates can transfer almost anywhere to obtain their BSN degree.

  • Occupational Therapy Assistant

    • Associate of Applied Science
    • On Campus
    • School of Nursing, Health and Wellness

    Occupational Therapy is a health and rehabilitation profession that helps people attain or regain more productive, satisfying or independent lives in their chosen occupations.

  • Photography

    • Associate of Science
    • Hybrid
    • On Campus
    • School of Arts and Humanities

    Our AS Photography program teaches the fundamentals of analog film photography and the black-and-white darkroom, digital photography and image editing through Photoshop and Lightroom, studio and natural lighting techniques, marketing and multimedia content creation, fine art printmaking and bookmaking, and visual literacy.

  • Public Health

    • Associate of Science
    • Hybrid
    • On Campus
    • Online
    • School of Nursing, Health and Wellness

    Public health professionals work within a variety of settings, including state and local health departments, hospitals, workplace wellness programs, government agencies, educational institutions, research organizations, and international development agencies. The two-year Associate in Science (AS) degree, is designed specifically for students to transfer to the appropriate upper-level college or university of their choice, where they can complete a bachelor s degree in public health or a related field of study.

  • Visual and Performing Arts

    • Associate of Arts
    • On Campus
    • School of Arts and Humanities

    Visual and Performing artists can inspire, teach, entertain or move us. Using words, images or the unspoken language of dance and music, performing artists can create a bridge of imagination that brings people together. Studying Visual and Performing Arts helps develop self-expression, self-discipline, and builds confidence, creativity and communication skills. Students choose a concentration in either Music, Dance, Theater, Musical theater, Cinema Studies, Filmmaking or Theatrical Stage Combat and can explore a range of styles and genres.