Rappahannock Community College

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Public Service Industry

Police Officer

Administration of Justice, A.A.S

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The Associate of Applied Science Degree in the Administration of Justice takes two years to complete (four semesters). The program will teach you to core subjects such as “Criminal Law, Evidence and Procedure” and “Special Enforcement Topics” and others.

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Law Enforcement Certificate

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Our Law Enforcement Certificate can be the first step into a career field that can lead anywhere in the state. In our program, you’ll work with faculty who have experience in the Virginia court system and in law enforcement departments.

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EMTs and Paramedics

Advanced Emergency Medical Technician Certificate

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Our Advanced Emergency Medical Technicians program was created to train future responders to serve within the Emergency Medical Services infrastructure throughout the region and beyond.

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Emergency Medical Technician Certificate

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It’s an amazing thing — to be trained to save another person’s life or to be able to assist. Those types of skills will be what you’ll learn in our entry-level Emergency Medical Technician Career Services Certificate. You’ll learn the basics of life support through the Virginia Emergency Medical Services (EMS) infrastructure.

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Paramedic I Certificate

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RCC is proud to offer the Paramedic Career Studies Certificate for education and training in advanced life support within the Emergency Medical Services framework. You will develop critical thinking skills and apply them with your understanding of anatomy and physiology, as well as the pathophysiology of trauma and medical emergencies to provide the best care possible.

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Paramedic II Certificate

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The Paramedic II CSC is the second component of the Paramedic program. Entry into this level of the Paramedic program requires successful completion of all Paramedic I CSC courses and clinical experiences. Upon completion of the Paramedic II curriculum, the learner will be eligible for National Registry testing.

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Manufacturing Industry

Electrical and Electronics Engineering Technician

Basic Electronics Certificate

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Our Basic Electronics Career Studies Certificate is designed to get you started into the world of electronics and electrical installation.

By the end of the program, you’ll be ready to apply for entry-level electronics installer positions.

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Construction Industry

Architectural Drafter

Computer Aided Drafting Certificate

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Ask anyone who works in aerospace or shipbuilding, CAD has taken over. Everything from the smallest bolt to the hull of an aircraft carrier are designed from within a computer. And RCC is proud to offer Computer Aided Design as a Career Studies Certificate.

We’ll train you on 3-D modeling, rendering, and animation, and when you complete the program, you may be eligible for work in fields such as construction, architecture, and engineering.

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HVAC Technician

HVAC Advanced Certificate

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If you’ve been through our standard HVAC program and are ready for more intensive and in-depth instruction on the topic, then try out our Advanced HVAC Career Studies Certificate. This program is good for students who have some experience with HVAC equipment and are ready for the next level.

Our professionally trained and experienced faculty will show you the advanced skills for installing, troubleshooting, and repairing heating, ventilation, and air conditioning systems. Most of the instruction will apply to residential systems.

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HVAC Certificate

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In the summer, we like it cool. In the winter, most folks like to be warm. That’s not the way things are in nature, so it takes a whole lot of mind power to keep the people warm and/or cool. Thanks to our Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning Career Studies Certificate, you can learn how to install, troubleshoot and repair many of the HVAC systems that are on the market.

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Electrician

Practical Electrical Tech Certificate

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This career studies certificate leads to entry-level employment in the electrical industry. The curriculum provides foundational knowledge in basic electrical concepts, safety, wiring, controls, and the National Electrical Code.

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Information Technology Industry

Software Developer

Computer Applications Specialist Certificate

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We’re here to prepare you for the future and the demands of the modern office workplace. Our Computer Applications Specialist Career Studies Certificate will allow you to enter a business and contribute from Day One.

Depending on your choice of approved electives, with the Computer Applications Specialist program, you will learn data entry, word processing, using presentation software, using multimedia applications, and basic webpage design.

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Network and Computer Systems Administrator

Networking and Cybersecurity Advanced Certificate

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If you have an interest in coding, networking, and working in an exciting and high-technology field that is expanding, the consider our Advanced Career Studies Certificate in Networking and Cybersecurity.

Graduates of this program can work at any number of companies, all of which are in need of employees with the specific IT skills required to combat these new threats.

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Networking and Cybersecurity Advanced Certificate

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"If you have an interest in coding, networking, and working in an exciting and high-technology field that is expanding, the consider our Advanced Career Studies Certificate in Networking and Cybersecurity.

Graduates of this program can work at any number of companies, all of which are in need of employees with the specific IT skills required to combat these new threats."

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Networking and Cybersecurity Certificate

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Keeping computers safe has become a full-time job. Luckily, RCC now offers Basic Networking and Cybersecurity, which can prepare you to get into the networking and information systems fields.

We’ll get you into the networking world quickly with classes like “Intro to Information Systems” and “Intro Routing and Switching-Cisco.” You’ll learn from faculty who have real-world experience and are equipped to share their knowledge.

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Networking and Cybersecurity Certificate

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Keeping computers safe has become a full-time job. Luckily, RCC now offers Basic Networking and Cybersecurity, which can prepare you to get into the networking and information systems fields.

We’ll get you into the networking world quickly with classes like “Intro to Information Systems” and “Intro Routing and Switching-Cisco.” You’ll learn from faculty who have real-world experience and are equipped to share their knowledge.

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Information Security Analyst

Networking and Cybersecurity Advanced Certificate

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If you have an interest in coding, networking, and working in an exciting and high-technology field that is expanding, the consider our Advanced Career Studies Certificate in Networking and Cybersecurity.

Graduates of this program can work at any number of companies, all of which are in need of employees with the specific IT skills required to combat these new threats.

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Networking and Cybersecurity Certificate

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Keeping computers safe has become a full-time job. Luckily, RCC now offers Basic Networking and Cybersecurity, which can prepare you to get into the networking and information systems fields.

We’ll get you into the networking world quickly with classes like “Intro to Information Systems” and “Intro Routing and Switching-Cisco.” You’ll learn from faculty who have real-world experience and are equipped to share their knowledge.

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Hospitality Industry

Chef and Head Cook

Culinary Arts Advanced Certificate

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If you’ve been through our standard Culinary Arts program and you’re ready for a more intense experience, then sign up for our Advanced Culinary Arts Career Studies Certificate.

You will learn from Chef Hatley Bright, who will emphasize the skills and work habits that you will need in order to succeed in the culinary field. This includes: how to keep a professional kitchen clean and sanitary; how to cut and prepare fruit and vegetables; and basic baking, cooking, and food service skills.

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Culinary Arts Certificate

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When it comes to good food, there’s no place better to be trained on the Northern Neck and Middle Peninsula than at RCC. We have one of the most talented chefs and educators to have ever held a spatula — Chef Hatley Bright. She has years of in-kitchen experience and has prepared a curriculum designed to give as much of her knowledge as possible.

Through academic and hands-on exercises, you’ll be qualified to serve as a Broiler Cook, Fry/Sauté Cook, Pantry Cook, Soup and Sauce Cook, and Vegetable Cook after completing the program.

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Transportation Industry

Diesel Mechanic

Diesel Mechanics Tech Certificate

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Diesel Technology involves the diagnoses

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Energy Industry

Power Generation Technician

Diesel Mechanics Tech Certificate

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Diesel Technology involves the diagnoses

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Diesel Mechanic

Diesel Mechanics Tech Certificate

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Diesel Technology involves the diagnoses

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Healthcare Industry

Certified Nursing Assistant

Nurse Aide Certificate

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Our Nurse Aid Career Studies Certificate will train you for full-time employment as a Nursing Assistant. By enrolling in our program, you’ll learn the skills needed to assist with nursing care in nursing homes, hospitals, and supervised home-care situations.

We’re proud to tell you that at RCC, you will love our intimate classroom settings and small class size. Ask a graduate of our program, and they’ll tell you. It’s hands on here — and the faculty are there for you every step of the way.

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Phlebotomist

Phlebotomy Certificate

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Phlebotomists are those who have been trained in the science and art of drawing blood from patients. There are a variety of reasons a phlebotomist is needed — blood is required for tests, transfusions, donations, or research.

RCC’s Career Studies Certificate in Phlebotomy is designed to train you to become an entry-level phlebotomist.

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Nurse - LPN / LVN

Practical Nursing Certificate

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The Practical Nursing Certificate at RCC is among the best ways for you to begin work quickly in a health team in a variety of care facilities. When you complete the program, you will be eligible to take the national examination (NCLEX-PN) required for licensure as a practical nurse.

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Communications Industry

Graphic Designer

Web Design Certificate

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If it’s not on the Internet, it doesn’t exist! With the Web Design Career Studies Certificate, you’ll learn how to create your own websites. After completing this program, you’ll have the skills necessary to create sites that meet the challenges of promoting and advertising in the digital era.

As part of the program, you’ll learn advanced techniques in site planning, design, usability, accessibility, management and maintenance. And as an added plus, you’ll get the basics for designing mobile apps.

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Contact Phone Number

804-758-6700

Address

12745 College Drive
Glenns, VA 23149-2616
United States