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SUNY Rockland is the only public higher education institution in Rockland County. It has served as an educational resource for Rockland since 1959. Dominican College and Rockland Community College (RCC) have signed a that RCC students who successfully complete their associate degree. If you are looking to expand your Criminal Justice college education, then Rockland Community College may fit your needs. 145 College Rd, Suffern.

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NJ students: Edison Intermediate School students mark Day of the Dead

It was a celebration of family and remembrance at Edison Intermediate School in Westfield on Monday, Nov. 1, as students in grades 6-8 and their world language teachers marked Dia de los Muertos, or Day of the Dead, creating a Hallway of Memories with colorful and meaningful displays.

The Day of the Dead, which largely originated in Mexico but is celebrated throughout Latin America and elsewhere, honors deceased loved ones with festivals and lively celebrations. At Edison, student-created displays, or ofrendas, blended the traditions of the holiday with traditions of their own to honor a family member who has died. Some students celebrated the life of a pet or a well-known person as well.  

Seventh and eighth graders visited the ofrendas with clipboards and pens in hand.

The students “reflected on the elements and information of the ofrendas and then wrote what they like, feel, understand,” said Edison Spanish teacher Mercedes Poyntz, who organized the event with fellow Spanish teacher Tara McMahon.  “The students went back to class and shared their reflections.” 

Students also created authentic artifacts in art classes to adorn the Hallway of Memories.  


Kenilworth Public Schools

For Kenilworth Public Schools, commemorating Veterans Day is an active duty.

Students created thank-you cards and presented them to veterans at Harding Elementary School. Dozens of flags were placed around school grounds to honor service members in time for Veterans Day.

And Superintendent of Schools Kyle Arlington was among the speakers at the Kenilworth Veterans Center’s holiday program on Thursday, Nov. 11.

“We welcome any opportunity for our students to work with veterans,” Arlington said. “Young people can learn great lessons from their example of service and selflessness.”

Around 100 people attended the Veterans Center event, which was cosponsored by VFW Post 2230 and American Legion Post 470. The turnout was higher than usual, said Robert E. Jeans Sr., commander of Post 2230.

Jeans led the VFW presentation, and American Legion Post 470 1st Vice Commander Ed Sudnick and Kenilworth Veterans Center President Jerry Dobbins also spoke.

Community leaders, including Mayor Linda Karlovitch and Police Chief Fred Soos, joined Arlington in making remarks.

“Kenilworth Public Schools is proud of our veterans. And we are proud of the way our students honor veterans,” Arlington said.

Arlington mentioned a recent example of student support for Kenilworth veterans. Last year, students in the Practical Arts class at David Brearley Middle-High School designed a nonprofit clothing line called Be Nice Co. to benefit local charities. The students and their teacher decided to give the first round of proceeds to the Kenilworth VFW. 

Kenilworth Public Schools will continue to contribute to veterans in the community, Arlington said.

“Veterans embody the community spirit that is so important here in our small town.”

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Raritan Valley Community College (RVCC)

The RVCC Chorale will present its annual holiday concert on Friday, Dec. 3, at 8 p.m. The in-person event will be held in the Welpe Theatre at Raritan Valley Community College’s Branchburg campus. Masks are required in all RVCC facilities.

The program will feature Johann Sebastian Bach’s cantata, Wie schön leuchtet der Morgenstern (How brightly shines the Morning Star), as well as music by Terre Roche and Sergei Rachmaninoff. The concert will include an audience singalong of traditional carols, as well as instrumental performances by students in the college’s Chamber Music course. 

Directed by Dr. John Sichel, RVCC Associate Professor of Music, the RVCC Chorale is composed of students, former students and members of the community. The holiday concert’s performers include Peyton Diamond, Janine Grigonis, Victoria Mango and Katie Strong, sopranos; Ruth Dilley, Holly Ellerbusch, Jennifer Kapoian, Mrudula Murari, Rose Rizzi and Jane Sausanavage, altos; Felipe Primero Guzman and Brandon Schuetz, tenors; and basses Frank Bason and John Manganelli. The RVCC Chorale will be accompanied by Dr. Anna Keiserman.

RVCC alumna Laura Johnson will perform as soprano soloist in the Bach Cantata. The program will also feature flutists Eugenia Cline and Susan Graham. 

General admission tickets cost $12 per person, $8 for students and seniors. Tickets may be purchased at the door on the night of the concert or in advance from the Theatre Box Office, 908-725-3420. The box office is open from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Also: Raritan Valley Community College has won the ALL IN Campus Democracy Challenge's 2020 Best Action Plan Award for the New Jersey Campus Voting Challenge — Community College. 

The college also was honored in the New Jersey Campus Voting Challenge for the Highest Voter Registration for two-year colleges and the Highest Voter Turnout and the Most Improved Voter Turnout for two-year colleges. The voting participation was based on the 2020 election. The college had a 62% voting rate, which was an increase of 16.6% from 2016. RVCC’s voting successes earned the college a Silver Seal (60-70% student voter turnout) from the ALL IN Campus Democracy Challenge.

The Voting Challenges awards were presented at the State Voting Challenges Awards Ceremony, held virtually on Tuesday, Nov. 9. During the event, RVCC was recognized for its efforts in civic engagement in all the categories by NJ Secretary of State Tahesha Way.

The New Jersey Campus Voting Challenge is a nonpartisan competition among NJ higher education institutions, focusing on their commitment to increasing student voter participation and engagement on campuses across the state.

“Working to increase students’ awareness of the political process, especially voter registration and voting, is the main goal of RVCC’s action plan. Educating our student voters to make informed decisions when they vote is critical to the functioning of our democracy,” said Lori Moog, RVCC’s director of Service Learning and Community Outreach. “Through the continued work by the administration, student organizations, and the Service Learning Program, the College is able to foster an environment that supports student civic activism and democratic engagement on campus and in the community,” Moog said.

RVCC’s voting initiatives are part of a Student Government Association (SGA) civic campaign, “RVotes Matter,” focusing on voter registration, voter education, and voter participation. While students were schooling from home during the pandemic, SGA held several online programs and campaigns to increase civic engagement. This included “Puppies & Politics,” a weekly conversation about political issues that encouraged students to share their pets with viewers, as well as a social media campaign featuring students dropping their mail-in ballots in rockland community college online classes boxes. The RVotes Matter Campaign was chaired by Gerardo Carcamo of Branchburg, who graduated from RVCC in May with a degree in General Business. He is now pursuing a Bachelor’s Degree at Rutgers University.

RVCC’s ALL IN Challenge Action Plan formalizes the college’s commitment to:

  • Helping students develop civic literacy, as well as self-awareness as citizens
  • Promoting service activities for college students to become democratically engaged in political processes
  • Enhancing dialogues about issues affecting students, the community, and the world
  • Providing opportunities for students to effect positive change in their communities through knowledge, advocacy, and action

This is not the first time RVCC has been recognized for student voter engagement. A recent report from the Institute for Democracy & Higher Education (IDHE), creators of the National Study of Learning, Voting, and Engagement, or NSLVE, also highlighted RVCC’s student voting increase of 16.6 percent from 2016 to 2020.

In addition, Raritan Valley Community College was included in Washington Monthly’s 2021 Best Colleges for Student Voting Honor Roll. RVCC was one of eight community colleges that made the list out of 205 colleges nationally.

The New Jersey Campus Voting Challenge is part of the ALL IN Campus Democracy Challenge, a national, nonpartisan nonprofit that works in partnership with numerous local and national nonpartisan organizations in the Student Learn Students Vote coalition, which has more than 400 members. Awards are based on campuses' National Study of Learning, Voting, and Engagement (NSLVE) reports generated by the Institute for Democracy & Higher Education at Tufts University in Massachusetts.

Ranked by, and as the #1 community college in NJ, Raritan Valley Community College has been serving as an academic and cultural center for Somerset and Hunterdon County residents for more than 50 years. The college has been nationally recognized for its service to the community, environmental stewardship, and commitment to diversity. It is home to a planetarium, Science Education Institute, and an Honors College for high achieving students.

The college offers more than 90 associate degrees and certificates, as well as career training, small business assistance through the Small Business Development Center, and professional development courses. 

Also: The Raritan Valley Community College women’s volleyball team had a stellar season, finishing with a rank of #9 in the country in the National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) Region XIX. The 9th-place finish is the highest ranking in the program's history.

The Lions secured their place in the NJCAA DIII National Championship Tournament after winning both the Region XIX Championship and the North Atlantic District A Championship. The NJCAA DIII National Championship Tournament was held Thursday, Nov. 11, through Saturday, Nov. 13, in Rochester, Minnesota. Since no tournament was held last year, this marked back-to-back trips to the national competition for the team, which finished in 10th place in 2019.

RVCC lost its first-round game in the national competition, 3-1, against Finger Lakes Community College. The loss meant that the team could only finish the tournament with a ranking as high as #9 if it were to win its last two games. The Lions then beat Rockland Community College, 3-1, to advance to the 9th-place game against Brookhaven College. Although the Lions lost the first two sets by large margins, they came back to beat Brookhaven in five sets with a final score of 3-2.

Expressing his pride in the team, RVCC Coach Phil Herro said, “We constantly talk about growth and becoming better than we were the day before, and this team has grown so much. This team fights and competes with the best of them. That last game against Brookhaven really says a lot about the character of these girls and their will to win."

RVCC freshman Kaili Fitzpatrick was one of just 12 players named to the All-Tournament Team for her tremendous performance in the games.

"We have a wonderful group of young women here and I am more than proud to be their coach. This group is very talented and I am honored and lucky to be around such inspirational, fun, hard-working, positive athletes every day,” said Herro.

The Lions finished the season with an overall record of 24-6 and a 17-1 record in regular season Region XIX play. The team also captured its fourth rockland community college online classes Garden State Athletic Conference Championship and second Region XIX Title in a row. Fitzpatrick became the program's first Region XIX Player of the Year, while fellow freshmen Olivia Sims and Izabela Bar were recognized as First and Second Team All-Region selections, respectively.

Raritan Valley Community College is a member of the National Junior College Athletic Association Region XIX and the Garden State Athletic Conference. RVCC has been represented at the state and national levels in many sports, enabling students to compete for athletic scholarships at four-year colleges and universities. RVCC currently offers eight athletic programs that participate in NJCAA DII or NJCAA DIII levels.

Scholarship NJCAA DII programs include men’s basketball, women’s basketball, baseball, and softball. Non-scholarship NJCAA DIII programs include men’s and women’s soccer, golf, and women's volleyball.

For additional information about RVCC Athletics, visit

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Also: Mrs. Dutton's Kindergarten students had a lot of fun making Oobleck as they are continuing to learn about solid, liquid and gas in science class. They had so much fun. They especially loved touching it, too. 

Oobleck is a non-Newtonian fluid, meaning it is neither a liquid nor a solid. It may appear to be a solid or a liquid at times, but it behaves differently from a typical solid or liquid. Making oobleck is an excellent science project for demonstrating how pressure may alter the properties of certain materials. It Is similar to how temperature affects water's qualities. Water freezes when it is exposed to cold or freezing conditions. Warm temperatures, on the other hand, melt ice and turn it into a liquid.

Union Catholic Regional High School

Several members of the Union Catholic Forensics Team delivered impressive performances to lead the squad to a fourth-place finish at a Newark Catholic Forensic League Tournament on Saturday, Nov. 13.c

 The Vikings received a first-place finish from Gabriella Mouris in Original Oratory, Casey Arias was second in Original Oratory, and Michael Mahaffey was fourth in Original Oratory. 

In Declamation, Katharine Walto placed third, and Nicole Ciuba finished fourth. The team of Kevin Caffrey and Adrianna Chelak placed fifth in Duo Interpretation, and in Public Forum Debate, the duo of Courney Lucius and Allison Julve placed fifth. 

"This last tournament was amazing,'' said UC Forensics Coach Dr. Edward Sagendorf. "Our students had the opportunity to perform in person (albeit on their laptops) and bond with their teammates. I am looking forward to seeing this team soar this year!'' 


Union County College

Union County College congratulates Mary M. Zimmermann, chair of the college’s Board of Governors, for being elected chair of the Executive Committee of the New Jersey Council of County Colleges (NJCCC). The NJCCC provides statewide leadership for the advancement of NJ's 18 community colleges.

Zimmermann, of Summit, is an 2001 alumna of Union County College and an advocate for the needs of Union students. She has served as a member of the college’s Board of Trustees for more than a decade. She is also a member and prior chair of the college’s Foundation Board. Prior to being elected as chair of the NJCCC, she served as vice chair and is the Union County College Board liaison to the NJCCC. On a national level, Zimmermann previously served on the Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Committee of the Association of Community College Trustees (ACCT) and regularly represents the college at ACCT events.

Zimmermann is a self-described professional volunteer. In recognition of this, in 2019, she received the Women of Excellence Lifetime Achievement Award given by the Union County Commission on the Status of Women, sponsored by the Union County Board of County Commissioners through the Union County Office on Women. Zimmermann is an active member of SAGE Eldercare’s “Meals on Wheels” program and the “Loaves and Fishes” Food Pantry at St. Teresa of Avila Church. She volunteers with the Summit Affordable Housing Corporation and served for 16 years as one of five commissioners for the Summit Housing Authority, which deals with affordable housing for low-income residents of Summit. She also finds time to assist the United Way of Summit.

“Union County College is proud of Mrs. Zimmermann’s election as Chair of the NJCCC. She is an exemplary member of our Boards and an outstanding community leader who has dedicated many years of service to the NJCCC,” said Union County College Board of Trustees Chair Victor M. Richel. “There is no one more deserving of this leadership role. Her commitment to and passion for Union’s students is unmatched. She is an asset to our Boards, and we are fortunate to have her represent Union at the state level.”

Student and School news appears on Saturdays. Email: [email protected]

Carolyn Sampson is Executive Office Assistant for the Courier News, The Home News Tribune and, and handles the weekly Student News page. 



Rockland Community College

For other uses, see RCC (disambiguation).

Rockland Community College (RCC) is a publiccommunity college in the town of Ramapo, New York in Rockland County. It is part of the State University of New York. The college, established in 1959, became the 18th community college to join the SUNY system. The college offers 51 programs and offers associate degrees and certificates. Additionally, students can earn other degrees, including Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Science, and Master of Arts in the arts and sciences, Doctoral Program in Executive Leadership (EdD), technology, and health professions while attending classes at Rockland through articulation programs with four-year schools. The current enrollment is 6,859 full and part-time students which includes about 125 International students from more than 50 foreign countries and approximately 800 high school enroll in credit courses.

The main campus is in Suffern, New York, but instructions are also offered at an extension sites in Haverstraw, Nyack and Orangeburg. The Spring Valley satellite campus, sold for $4.2 million, has been discontinued. It was located in the historic North Main Street School.[3] Instructions were discontinued at the Haverstraw Extension Center in 2020.

The college has more than 525 full and part-time faculty members, including several Fulbright Scholars,[4]SUNY Chancellor's Award winners, and published authors and artists. The faculty-student ratio is 22:1. Rockland has the third highest transfer rate in the SUNY system and has a Continuing Education programs which served about 3,500 each year.


An institution called Rockland College, chartered by the state Board of Regents in 1878, existed for sixteen years in Nyack, New York.

Rockland Junior College, supported by federal funds disbursed through New York State, and sponsored by Nyack High School was established in 1932 as one of several depression-era two-year schools. New York University and Syracuse University accepted two years of credit from the college. Rockland Junior College shut down in 1935.

Rockland Community College came eighteen years and later was organized to be an affordable, two-year college in location convenient for county residents; it was planned that it would raise taxes by only $4 a year. At the time, Rockland County, the state's smallest in geographic area outside of New York City, was growing exponentially in population and in demand for a skilled, educated work force. Between 1956 and 1970, Rockland's population was one of the fastest growing in the state, expected to double from 107,000 to 215,000 and the number of high school graduates was projected to rise from 700 to 2,463.

Large local industries like Avon Products in Suffern and Lederle Laboratories in Pearl River required more skilled workers, and the growth of Rockland County hospitals, Nyack Hospital and Good Samaritan Hospital in Suffern warranted the creation of a nursing program.

Sixty-nine percent of parents polled expressed interest in their children attending a community college in Rockland County, and 183 high school juniors indicated a strong interest in and an ability to attend a community college in Rockland County.

In 2020, According to the United States Census Bureau, Rockland County, the thirteenth largest county in the State of New York population is 338,329,[5] Rockland County 65 public schools population is estimated at 40,000 students which includes 22,000 attending the 10 public high schools which currently has a graduation rate of 87%.


  • Dr. Frank Mosher, 1960-1963
  • Dr. Seymour Eskow, 1963-1983
  • Dr. F. Thomas Clark, 1983-1992
  • Dr. Neil A Raisman, 1993-1997
  • Dr. George Hamada, 1998-2001
  • Dr. Thomas G. Voss, 2001-2003 (Interim President)
  • Dr. William J. Murabito, 2003-2004 (Interim President)
  • Dr. Clifford L. Wood, 2004–2017[6]
  • Dr. Michael A Baston D.D., D.Ed., J.D. 2017[7][8]


On June 11, 1961, the college's first commencement exercises honored 39 graduates—22 men, 17 women—who had finished the journey begun by 139 full-time students two years before. In 1962 there were 60 graduates, and in 1963, 115, including the first 24 from the school's nursing program.[which?]

On May 23, 2010, the college's 50th commencement exercises honored 350 graduates.


On October 3, 2013, the United States Department of Veterans Affairs hosted the first induction of RCC students who are veterans into SALUTE - Veterans National Honors Society. SALUTE, established in 2008 is headquartered out of Colorado State University has over 90 chapters in colleges and universities across the country. RCC is the first community college to have a chapter of this organization.

Past Events[edit]

In the 1970, concerts and big-ticket events were held in the Eugene Levy Field house. Several major artist included, Billy Joel, Earth, Wind & Fire, Genesis, Meat Loaf, Styx and The Monkees.[9]


The main campus and main entrance on Almshouse Road is located on the crest of a sloping rise in a former farm community known as Mechanicsville, renamed Viola when a post office was established in 1882. The original property included:

  • A wooden barn that was converted into a theater and assembly room in the second semester.
  • Fields leased to local farmers that yielded tomatoes and cabbage. The college later acquired 150 acres (0.6 km2) of farmland—100 to the south from the Hurschle Brothers Farm, and 50 to the west from the Springsteen Farm—for its current 175-acre (0.7 km2) campus. The barn was used for registration, physical education classes, sports team practices, large classes and final exams, dance classes, student-faculty talent shows, worship services, films, guest lecture series, concert series, even war protest rallies. It also served as the College Barn Theater. The Barn burned in January 1979; in 1983 it was replaced by the Cultural Arts Center.
  • A "potter's field" cemetery, the burial grounds for many of the Almshouse residents. Shortly after the college was founded, the county deeded a tract of land in the northern section for establishing a veterans' cemetery, which remains today.
  • A small square building with barred windows that served as the first Rockland County jail, later the Ramapo town police headquarters, and still later a police radio station. It was converted into offices and men's locker rooms for the physical education program in the second semester.
  • A narrow, tree-lined country lane known as Almshouse Road, which became an interior access road when the current College Road was built.
  • The three-story, colonial design Almshouse. In front of the Almshouse is a wooden gazebo that still stands.

The current campus evolved with these milestones:

  • 1959 – Almshouse – Daniel T Brucker Hall is currently the Rockland Community College Administration Building.
  • 1964 – Fall semester opening of the Academic I.
  • 1972 – Academic II.
  • 1972 – Physical Education Building.
  • 1972 – The Student Union.
  • 1972 – Utility Plant.
  • 1973 – Amphitheater.
  • 1973 – Library.
    • The library's collection contains more than 125,000 books, more than 23,000 current periodical titles, and approximately 3,000 audio-visual items, all in diverse formats and the college's rapidly growing electronic resources cover all the disciplines offered at Rockland Community College.
  • 1974 – Eugene Levy Fieldhouse – Athletic facility. This 2-acre (8,100 m2), 90,000 sq ft (8,000 m2) indoor multi-purpose facility with synthetic athletic surface is considered the one of the few largest of its type in the northeast.
    • Most Physical Education classes are held in the Fieldhouse that includes a regulation basketball court, four indoor tennis courts, volleyball courts, indoor track and other teaching areas within the arena. Also within the complex is four squash courts (that are used for racquetball), an Olympic sized pool, two gyms for aerobic activities, a weight room and an athletic training room.
    • The department also utilizes outdoor facilities that includes a lighted baseball stadium, six Outdoor Tennis Courts, two soccer fields anoval track and a softball field.
    • Bowling is held at three different bowlings alleys namely New City Bowling Lanes, Pearl River Lanes and Haverstraw Lanes. Golf is held at Spook Rock Golf Course.
    • The fieldhouse is also used as a community building for showcase trade shows, concerts, graduations, and sporting events.
Spring Valley Extension Center
  • 1983 – Cultural Arts Center. Site of the Inauguration of the first Rockland County Executive John T. Grant on January 1, 1986.
  • 1987 – Spring Valley Extension Center opens
  • 1993 – Vehicle Maintenance Facility.
  • 2004 – Groundbreaking of 103,000 square feet (9,600 m2) Technology Center.
  • 2006 – Grand opening of new Haverstraw Extension Center - Closed to college students in 2020. RCC currently offers Fundamentals of 3D Design, an enrichment course to children and teens.[10]
  • 2006 – Student Union renovated.
  • 2006 – Grand opening of new Technology Center – Rockland's first LEED certified "Green Building".
  • 2007 – Rockland County Department of Transportation increased and enhanced all bus service to the college.
  • 2008 – Theresa Morahan Simmons Center for Children and Families – Named in memory of SenatorThomas Morahan's daughter, a dedicated first-grade teacher who taught seven years at Richard P. Connor Elementary School in Suffern. Groundbreaking for new 7,000 square feet (700 m2) center took place on July 27, 2008.
  • 2009 – Grand Opening Theresa Morahan Simmons Center for Children and Families – June 14, 2009 – Ribbon Cutting Ceremony. In attendance; The Morahan family, representatives from the five Rockland how to get a best buy credit card, school administrators, staff members, volunteers and most important Children and Families.
  • 2011 – Rockland Community College received the 2011 Rockland Business Association's (RBA) Green Council Award in the Government/Education category at the RBA rockland community college online classes on October 20, 2011, at the Paramount Country Club in New City.
  • 2013 - Haverstraw Extension Center doubled in size, growing an additional 9,000 square feet (800 m2). On National Manufacturing Day (MFG) which fell on Friday, October 4, 2013, Rockland Community College introduced its new "clean tech" training center. This space includes six new class/training rooms, four CAD (computer aided design) workstations with SolidWorks software, four 3D printers, a 3D laser scanner donated by the Center for Global Manufacturing Advancement (CGAM) and a science/wet lab. The 3D SMARTT Lab in Haverstraw focus is on 3D design. A second 3D SMARTT Lab is to open at the regional technology innovation center at the IRG campus (formerly Pfizer) in Pearl River in the FALL 2016.
  • 2015 The Holocaust Museum & Study Center's and administrative office is located in the lower level of the Library. The Museum holds lectures, art exhibitions and commemorations.
  • 2016 The Herbert Kurz Automotive Technology Center located at Rockland Community College Orangeburg site in Orangetown, New York is a NC3 National Leadership Member and is considered a national leader and model facility. Our 27,304 square feet (2,500 m2) facility includes five classrooms, a certification room and a Snap-On Certified Lab with 10 lifts and customized Snap-On equipment and uses cutting edge academic technology in the Automotive Technology program. Each instructor is certified by the National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence and have extensive industry and factory training that may qualify a student with an Rockland community college online classes in Automotive Technology degree as well as over 15 Snap-On Industrial Certifications. Suburu Distributors Corporation is the first car manufacturer partnering with Rockland Community College's Automotive Technology Program.[11]
  • In 2017 Rockland (Community College) Shakespeare Company Opened its 20th Season featuring the classic tragedy Romeo and Juliet which was the first play ever performed by the Rockland Shakespeare Company in 1998.
  • In April 2017, Rockland Community College opened its first Start-UP New York business, York Analytical in Nyack, New York.
  • In June 2017, Rockland Community College Dedicated the Herbert Kurz Peace Garden with a plaque which state that the garden ".symbolizes the College's commitment to encourage coexistence, establish an authentic peace, and prepare students to thrive in a global society that celebrates human diversity"[12]
  • In 2019 Rockland Community College opened a new Hospitality and Culinary Arts Center in Nyack, New York. The center with collaboration with Flik International opened Hudson Market on Main in Nyack whereby the public can enjoy tasting of various foods.
  • Campus Revitalization - Current Capital Initiatives
    • The Atrium Art Space - Located in the Cultural Art Center will feature 6,500 square feet (600 m2) of display space.
    • Multimedia Center - Multimedia production will serve as a Multimedia Arts Program with 2 classrooms and 1 computer lab which will feature a 2,000 square feet (200 m2) video/audio recording studio that consists of a TriCaster video control system, Behringer studio lighting system and Soundcraft mixing system.
    • Residence Hall - Proposed to be located north of the fieldhouse, south of the track and west of the tennis and handball courts will be a 334-bed housing complex that will also feature a Fitness Center, Lounges, Café, Classroom Areas and outdoor seating. Scheduled Opening - Fall 2018 - Cancelled.
    • The Rockland Community College Amphitheater, declared unsafe a few years after it opened will be removed and replaced by a new multi-purpose John and Joan Maloney Globe Theater, an outdoor Performance Space and Herbert Kurz Peace Garden. In May 2016, Rockland Community College successfully held a 24-hour online fundraiser which raised over $400,000.00 - $100,000.00 in public donations and 3 matching contributions from the Kurz Family Foundation, State University of New York, and a group of Donors.[13] After completion, the new venue will provide space for the Rockland Shakespeare Company, which performs free theater on campus each summer and many other events.
    • IFG Campus - IRG is a nationwide real estate development and investment plans to open in the Fall 2017 a regional technology innovation center in Pearl River at the location which was formerly Pfizer and will focus on Proof of Concept/Manufacturing Sandbox. The Rockland Community College Innovation Center, partnered with Stony Brook University, Columbia University, Small Business Development Center and the SUNY Research Foundation will provide extensive internships and workplace experiences for students interested in technology and scientific research. The innovation center includes a 168,000 square feet (15,600 m2) START-UP center, 7,500 square feet (700 m2) Technology Incubator, a super 3D SMARTT Lab, (the first 3D SMARTT Lab is located at the Haverstraw Center), and a Business Innovation Mall (Group Information Desk). Cancelled.
  • In 2021, RCC and Dominican College team up to help students earn bachelor's degrees.[14]
  • In 2021, St. Thomas Aquinas College and Rockland Community College Launch Student Engagement and Housing Strategic Partnership.[15]

Gary Onderdonk Rockland Veterans Cemetery[edit]

A cemetery was established on the property for almshouse residents, and shortly after the property capital one spark cash for business designated for the college's campus, the county designated a tract to serve as a veterans cemetery. The Korean War Monument is large granite rock at the Gary Onderdonk Rockland Veterans Cemetery on Rockland Community College's campus with a plaque bearing the names of all 27 Rocklanders killed in action during the Korean War, with the inscription: "They gave their today for your tomorrow."


RCC is sponsored by the County of Rockland and operating and administered by a ten-member Rockland Community College Board of Trustees that is appointed pursuant to New York State Education Law § 6306.[16] Nine of the Trustees serve seven-year terms, with five of those appointed by the county and four by the Governor. The tenth trustee is a voting, student representative.[17] The board in turn appoints a President who hires and supervises the staff. RCC is a community college unit of the State University of New York and is also subject to regulation and visitation by the Regents of the University of the State of New York.

Institutional Accreditation[edit]

The college is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education.[18] Some specific programs are also programatically accredited:


Rockland Community College offers 40 associate degrees and 11 one-year certificate programs.[22]

In 2017 Rockland Community College was ranked the best community college in New York for adult learners in Washington Monthly's recent annual ranking of American colleges and universities. Rockland Community College rated twenty-eighth nationwide out of nearly 1,500 two-year colleges.[23] The following year, the college was name the fifth Campus Pride's 2018 Best of the Best LGBTQ-Friendly Colleges & Universities [24]

In 2021 Rockland Community College receives Insight into Diversity Higher Education Excellence in Diversity (HEED) Award [25]

B.A. programs[edit]

Although Rockland Community College does not confer four-year degrees, it cooperates with 4-year institutions:

  • Purchase College at RCC – Liberal Studies[26]
  • SUNY Cobleskill at SUNY Rockland – This 3 + 1 articulation program will enable students to earn a bachelor's degree in most concentrations by studying three years, and in some cases, four years, on campus at SUNY Rockland. Classes are held online and on campus in the evening and on Saturday.

B.S. programs[edit]

  • Mercy College at RCC – RN-to-BSN Program for registered nurses (RNs)

Bachelor's Online Program[edit]

  • Bellevue University, a private, non-profit university, who partners with community colleges across the country and offers more than 50 online bachelor's degrees. Bellevue University designed their programs to assist working students complete their bachelor's degree while balancing family and work life.
  • Rockland Community College students can now earn a Bachelor of Technology (BT) right in Rockland County. The BT in Information Technology is a new offering in the partnership between Rockland Community College and SUNY Cobleskill.[27]

M.A. programs[edit]

Students can obtain united 1st master's in Early Childhood Education and Early Childhood Special Education at SUNY Rockland through a program co-sponsored by The College of New Rochelle (CNR).

Since 2016, students are registering for graduate degrees from LIU Hudson by enrolling in evening and weekend courses at the Rockland Community College main campus.[28]

Career Skills Academy[edit]

Rockland Community College, recognizing that there is a high demand to fill 'middle-skills' jobs, created Middle Skills Academy (MSA)[29] to give students the opportunity to earn a certificate that will enable them obtain employment quickly. The programs include courses that may be transferable as college credit in the future.

Continuation Education Programs[edit]

Rockland Community College continuing education programs include courses for

CPA Review, Clinical Medical Assistant with clinical externship, Dental assistant, EKG Technician Certification, Medical Administrative Assistant, Medical billing, Medical classification, NYS Life, Accident & Health Insurance Pre-Licensing Course Ophthalmic Assistant, Pharmacy technicianPhlebotomy, Tax Update and Review

High School Program[edit]

The Rockland Community College High School Program began in 2010. Rockland Community College academic departments have oversight of the curriculum, textbooks and student assessments offered at the high schools. High school teachers who are college adjuncts teach the courses at the high schools. Rockland Community College participates in the New York Concurrent Enrollment Partnerships (NYCEP),[30] which enables the college to network and share strategies of concurrent enrollment programs offered throughout SUNY community colleges. The program continues to grow yearly.

Honors programs[edit]

The Samuel Draper Mentored/Talented Students and Management Development programs are for liberal arts and business students seeking to transfer to premier colleges. Graduates transfer to such universities as Columbia, Cornell, Duke, Fordham, Georgetown, Harvard, University of Pennsylvania, NYU, Stanford, Wesleyan, Yale and Smith College. The program was awarded a FIPSE (Fund for the Improvement of Postsecondary Education)[31] grant from the United States Department of Education to serve as a model for community college honors programs throughout the country. In 2012 Rockland Community College was ranked as the Second Best Community College in the US by the website Community College Transfer Student.[32]

Study Abroad Program[edit]

Cambridge University Study Abroad Program[edit]

Great Court of King's College.

Students must be at least 18 years of age and meet the requirement of a minimum 3.0 GPA and two faculty recommendations when classes begin at Cambridge University in July or August. Students can be from any college but must apply through the RCC Sam Draper M/TS Honors Program Office in Spring to be eligible.

Academic Success Center (ASC)[edit]

The Academic Success Center (ASC) formerly known as Centers for Academic Progress and Success (CAPS) includes Reading & Writing, Tutoring, Testing and Science Learning centers which provide academic assistance free to all Rockland Community College students.

American Heart Association (AHA) Training Center[edit]

Rockland Community College is an Authorized American Heart Association (AHA) Training Center.[33]

AT&T Powers Program[edit]

AT&T's special program grant to the STEM Exploratory Research Fund through the Rockland Community Foundation brings High School Students to learn about STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) Education and Careers.[34]

Clinical Medical Assistant Program[edit]

Rockland Community College offers a continuing Education program which trains students as a medical assistant and prepares student for a career in health care. Students who successfully complete the program are eligible to sit for the National Healthcareer Association (NHA) Certified Clinical Medical Assistant (CCMA) examination.[35]

Construction Management Course[edit]

Rockland Community College in 2018 offered a New Construction Management Course which met the Light Construction science general education requirements.[36]

Cyber Security Program[edit]

On March 8, 2017, Rockland Community College was designated as a National Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense Two Year Education (CAE2Y) by the National Security Agency (NSA) and Department of Homeland Security (DHS) becoming just the second SUNY Community College to earn this prestigious designation, Mohawk Valley Community College was certified in 2016. RCC's certificate will be awarded during the 9th Annual Cyber Summit, June 6–8 in Huntsville, Alabama.[37]

EMT Program[edit]

On November 30, 2021, Rockland Community College Launched a new three-month EMT Program starting with 18 students with a guaranteed job, assuming participants pass the state test at the end of the course. This course is a stepping stone toward other fields in the health industry.

Homeland Security and Domestic Preparedness[edit]

Our Homeland Security and Domestic Preparedness is part of The Hudson Valley Educational Consortium[38] which is a collaboration with Dutchess, Orange, Ulster, Sullivan and Westchester Community Colleges providing broader access to academic programs and workforce training throughout the four county region.

International students[edit]

More than 125 international students are enrolled at Rockland Community College yearly.

Rockland Community College is ranked number one in the country among two-year institutions for sending students on international study programs.[39]

Language courses[edit]

SUNY Rockland Community College offers nine "living" languages which have been approved by the State University of New York (SUNY) – the most of any community college in New York State, which meet the Foreign Language General Education requirement and are mandatory for students seeking a bachelor's degree from a SUNY school. These include;

Maritime Studies Program[edit]

Rockland Community College now offers the nation's first Maritime Studies Program works with a US Coast Guard-approved partner featuring online training with hands-on classroom instruction at the college's campuses. Through the RCC/Learn America program, Mariners seeking work on board any vessel are required to complete a Coast Guard-approved Basic Training course. Students also are able to sign up for any of the individual elements of the Basic Training course.[40]


Rockland Community College Partners with IREX on Grant from the Stevens Initiative to Connect Students in the US, Middle East, and North Africa Through Virtual Exchange.[41]

Phlebotomy Training[edit]

Rockland Community College is offers a 90-hour program to train students to collect blood specimens from clients for the purpose of laboratory analysis. Once students complete the course, graduates will have the opportunity to pursue the National Healthcareer AssociationPhlebotomy Technician Exam and become phlebotomy technicians.[42]

Pre-Employment Police Basic Course[edit]

The course provides the opportunity to begin preparation for a career as a local police officer prior to being hired by a law enforcement agency. A Civil service exam which students will be required to pass in order to be hired by a law enforcement agency, will be given upon completion of the course west valley animal shelter phoenix az at RCC. A candidate from the civil service list who has completed the coursework is more likely to be chosen by an agency, as he or she will not need to attend a twenty-three-week academy.


Rockland Community College is a participating campus of the SUNY COIL Bank of america mortgage appointment Nodal Network.[43]

Seniors adult programs[edit]

Senior Adult Audits – Seniors over the age of 60 are eligible to take credit courses free of charge on a space available basis. The seniors are responsible for program fees, are required to meet pre-requisites and cannot enroll in contract courses.

Institute for Senior Education (I.S.E.) rockland community college online classes The college's Institute for Senior Education (ISE) offers courses during the college's regular semesters at modest prices. These informal groups meet once a week and stress independent study within a curriculum adjusted to the needs and interests of the group's members. All ISE courses are open to everyone over 50 years old.

Campus life[edit]

The Connection Center[edit]

In 2016 Rockland Community College opened The 211 Connection Center which connects students to off-campus resources regarding health and human services such as housing, childcare, food, utilities and legal because "life happens".[44]


The Rockland Hawks compete in the Mid Hudson Conference and belong to Region XV of the National Junior College Athletic Association. Many RCC alumni advance to competing at National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) or National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) sponsored colleges or universities and several have gone on to professional sports careers as players, coaches, scouts and trainers.

Sports Facilities[edit]

  • Baseball games were played at the Village of Suffern ball field
  • Basketball – The School used court time in gymnasiums at Suffern, Haverstraw, and Spring Valley high schools and a few junior highs.
  • Bowling at Hi-Tor Lanes in West Haverstraw, NY.
  • Calisthenics, jogging, archery, soccer, and Golf were held in the fields surrounding the small, peaked-roof building of the former Ramapo police station which housed the physical education office.
  • Fencing, gymnastics and varsity wrestling practice were held at the Barn.
  • Swimming and lifesaving were taught at the Bader's Hotel outdoor pool in Spring Valley.
  • Deer Kill Day Camp in Suffern was rented to teach lifetime skill sports like tennis, handball, and one wall paddleball as well as softball and basketball.
  • Eugene Levy athletic facility, known as the Fieldhouse was completed in 1972.

Sports Championships[edit]

  • February 2007 – RCC Fighting Hawks Men's Bowling Team won their first Region XV Championship in school history. RCC made up three of the six All-Region members.
  • February 2009 – RCC Fighting Hawks Men's Basketball Team beat Sullivan County Community College Generals 81 – 77 to win the Region XV DIII Men's Championship.
  • May 2011 – RCC Golf Team Wins Region XV Championship winning by a four-stroke margin over Nassau Community College.
  • 2013 - Region XV Division II Baseball Champions NJCAA
  • 2013 - Region XV Tournament Runner-up Women's Basketball Championship
  • 2015 - Region XV Women's Singles Tennis Champion - Rockland Community College Elina Arakelyan
    • Elina qualified for NJCAA Division III National Championships, October 22–24 in Peachtree City, Georgia. Finished second. She and teammate Brooke Strieter also qualified to compete in the doubles tournament.
  • 2016 - Region XV Division III Runner-up Men's Basketball Championship
  • 2016 - Region XV Title - Men's Tennis Team Champions
  • 2017 - Region XV Women's Mid-Hudson Championship Volleyball Conference Title
  • 2018 - Region XV Men Golf Tournament Team Wins Third Place & three players; John Barna, Sean McGarvey and Anthony Mottolese qualified for Nationals hosted by Jamestown Community College at Chautauqua Golf Club in Chautauqua, New York.
    • 2018 Head Athletic Trainer of the Year for Community Colleges Nationwide - Diana Carey[45]
  • 2019 - Region XV Baseball - The Hawks won a School record of 26 games in a row and was the first team to go undefeated in regular season play finishing 19–0.
  • 2021 - Northeast District B Champions - Lady Hawks Volleyball

New York Boulders[edit]

Rockland Community College was the training camp site in 2011 for the New York Boulders - formally known as the Rockland Boulders, a member of the Canadian American Association of Professional Baseball who play their home games at the new 4,350-seat/16 suite Provident Bank Park in Pomona, New York while their stadium was being built.

Notable faculty[edit]

Notable alumni[edit]


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  3. ^Nancy Goblet and William E. Krattinger (July 2007). "National Register of Historic Places Registration: North Main Street School". New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation. Retrieved May 28, 2010.
  4. ^The College - Why Rockland Communuty College
  5. ^"QuickFacts Rockland County, New York". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved August 26, 2021.
  6. ^Goals and Gold
  7. ^SUNY Board of Trustees and Rockland Community College Announce Presidential Appointment at RCC
  8. ^Bio Bishop Michael Anthony Baston
  9. ^Rockland Community College to demolish old amphitheater
  10. ^RCC Offers CAD and 3D Printing Enrichment Program For Elementary and Middle School Students
  11. ^RCC Auto Technology Agreement with Subaru
  12. ^RCC to Celebrate Exceptional New Spaces on Campus Dedication of Peace Garden highlights June 29 public event
  13. ^RCC Undertakes 24-hour Online Fundraising Campaign to Build Outdoor Performance Space
  14. ^RCC and Dominican College Team Up to Help Students Earn Bachelor’s Degree
  15. ^St. Thomas Aquinas College and Rockland Community College Launch Student Engagement and Housing Strategic Partnership
  16. ^"Trustee Bylaws". Rockland Community College. Retrieved February 14, 2011.
  17. ^New York State Education Law § 6306.
  18. ^Rockland Community College Accredited
  19. ^Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing, Inc (ACEN)
  20. ^American Occupational Therapy Association Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education
  21. ^New York State Board of Regents, State Education Department, Office of the Professions (Nursing Education)
  22. ^"Facts about Rockland Community College". Rockland Community College. Retrieved February 14, 2011.
  23. ^RCC Named #1 Community College in New York for Adult Students
  24. ^Campus Pride's 2018 Best of rockland community college online classes Best LGBTQ-Friendly Colleges & Universities
  25. ^RCC Receives Insight into Diversity Higher Education Excellence in Diversity (HEED) Award
  26. ^Purchase College at RCC
  27. ^Earn a Bachelor's in Information Technology on RCC's Campus
  28. ^LIU Graduate Degrees at Rockland Community College
  29. ^Middle Skills Academy
  30. ^New York Concurrent Enrollment Partnerships (NYCEP)
  31. ^Fund for the Improvement of Postsecondary Education (FIPSE)
  32. ^Community College Transfer Student
  33. ^RCC is an Authorized American Heart Association (AHA) Training Center
  34. ^AT&T Powers Program Brings HS Students to Learn About STEM Education and Careers
  35. ^Clinical Medical Assistant Program Offered at RCC
  36. ^New Construction Management Course this Spring at RCC
  37. ^RCC Receives national recognition for cyber-security education
  38. ^Hudson Valley Educational Consortium
  39. ^Institutional Profile
  40. ^RCC Maritime Studies Program the First of its Kind
  41. ^Rockland Community College Partners with IREX on Grant from the Stevens Initiative to Connect Students in the US, Middle East, and North Africa Through Virtual Exchange
  42. ^Phlebotomy Training at RCC
  43. ^SUNY COIL Center's Nodal Network
  44. ^211 The Connection Center - We're here for you when life happens.
  45. ^RCC's Diana Carey Earns National Award for Athletic Training
  46. ^"'Bad Lieutenant' filmmaker Abel Ferrara got his start at Rockland Community College". Retrieved December 4, 2019.
  47. ^"Dr. Miami", Wikipedia, August 14, 2020, retrieved September 23, 2020

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Online Learning

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The Need for Online Classes

At Rockingham Community College, we believe everyone should have the opportunity to further their education. We understand that many people have time constraints or difficulties getting to our campus. RCC offers online courses that allow you to take classes on your schedule, from home. Best of all, there are no additional fees to take online courses. Students enrolling in online courses should be skilled in using a computer and meet the minimum computer system and browser requirements.

RCC is authorized to serve students in most states, in compliance with the U.S. Department of Education State Authorization Requirements as established in HEOA 600.9(c). For more information about state authorization, visit the  Rockingham Community College State Authorization page.

How Online Classes Work

Online students “attend” class by accessing the class and completing assignments according to the class schedule. Students are required to complete assignments according to the class schedule, maintain regular contact with the instructor, and participate in online class discussions. Online courses run on the same semester schedule as traditional classes.

Click here to see what to expect in your online class and to see some helpful tips.

Online Degrees

Rockingham Community College offers students the opportunity to complete an Associate of Arts degree fully online. This degree transfers to any university in the North Carolina University system per the NC Comprehensive Articulation Agreement.

Types of Online Learning Courses

Internet or Online

College credit or continuing education course where 100% of the instruction is delivered through the Internet.


College credit or continuing education course where more than 50% is online with a requirement that students also meet in traditional face-to-face sessions as determined appropriate by the college.

Video Conferencing

College credit or continuing education course where 100% of the instruction is delivered by two or more way video.


College credit or continuing education course where 50% or less is online with a requirement that students also meet in traditional face-to-face sessions as determined appropriate by the college.


Earning your bachelor's degree can be more affordable.

With Bellevue University's flexible generous credit transfer policy, your associate's degree fulfills the 36 credit hour General Education Core many requirements for your bachelor's degree, saving you time and money. And thanks to our partnership with Rockland Community College, we accept all the credits in your associate's degree.

If you need elective credits, we encourage you to complete those at Rockland Community College and transfer them to Bellevue University as well. If you have not yet earned your associate's degree, a Bellevue University Admissions Counselor Relationship Manager can provide you with a personalized degree plan to show you how those credits will rockland community college online classes applied.

We know you may have questions about grants, loans and scholarships. We are available to provide guidance. The current tuition rate costs and fees for Bellevue University are listed below.

When you consider the time and money saved by using the credits you've already earned, you can see real value in choosing Bellevue University. And remember, when you transfer from Rockland Community College to Bellevue University, you pay NO application fee and NO transfer fee because of this partnership.

Tuition & Fees

Undergraduate Classes – Online
Online Tuition including Online Cluster Courses$425
Undergraduate Accelerated Cohort Programs
Regular Tuition, Online Tuition, or Minor Tuition$425
Graduate Classes/Programs – Classroom & Online
Regular Tuition or Online Tuition$595
Undergraduate Application FeeWAIVED
Graduate Application Fee
(Waived for Bellevue University Alumni)
International Application Fee
(Undergraduate and Graduate)
$100 per term
Undergraduate & Graduate Term Based General College Fee$225 per term
How to Apply for Scholarships

The N2OL Certificate Program: Designing an Online Course and Preparing to Teach Online for Those New to Online Learning (Blended)
Dates: March 5 - April 26, 2018***

The program consists of four sequential “courses” or modules. Assignments and course creation activities are due at regular intervals. To be successful in this program, participants need to be able to devote the necessary time to engage substantively in online activities, in the face-to-face training events, in the independent online course creation activities, and with their campus-based instructional designer for additional feedback and online instructional design support.

This program provides a model of how online courses can be effectively structured and managed. Participants will also learn some foundational theory on effective online teaching and learning. Questions, concerns, and perspectives on what constitutes good practices in the online asynchronous teaching and learning environment will be the focus of online interactions with others in the program. Participants will be led through a step-by-step process that will help them conceptualize and develop their own online course, including online course structure, organization, sequencing, pacing, learning activities design, as well as options for providing authentic/effective online student assessment, evaluation, and feedback. Participants will also have the opportunity to use the Open SUNY Course Quality Review (OSCQR) Rubric to design their online course, as well as to use it as a self-assessment prior to their first online delivery. Participants will create and share a video tour of their online course as evidence of the core competencies they develop in this program.

In this intensive online and face-to-face competency development program experience, participants will:

  • Interact in an online course to gain the perspective of an online student as they engage with other online participants, with the online instructor, and with online course content, activities, and assignments.
  • Attend two face-to-face workshops.
  • Access/complete self-paced online technical tutorials in Blackboard Learn.
  • Work closely with their campus-based online instructional designer to develop and prepare to deliver a blended or online course.
  • Prepare a video tour of their completed online course as evidence of their learning.

    This program is pedagogically focused, rather than about how to technically use Blackboard Learn. While participants will learn how to use Blackboard as they develop their online course, and Module Three will provide them with relevant information on core competencies in the use of Blackboard, campuses may opt to provide additional more in depth technical support and training. Campuses not using Blackboard Learn may wish to supplement the content with additional technical support documentation specific to their learning management system.

    A digital badge will be awarded upon the successful completion of each course/module. Completion of all four courses/modules is required to earn the certificate for the Open SUNY New to Online Program.

    Delivery Mode: Blended (Facilitated Asynchronous & F2F Workshops)
    Duration: 2 days of F2F instruction & six weeks online
    Cost Per Registration:

  • CPD Member Campus: $1000
  • SUNY Campus: $1200
  • Other/Non-SUNY: $1400

    ***MODULE DATES***
    Module One (1): Being and Online Learner  - March 5 - March 19, 2018 (Online)
    Module Two (2):
    Designing Your Online Course: Welcoming and Orienting Your Online Students - March 29, 2018 (F2F) at Rockland Community College
    Module Three (3):
    Developing Your Online Course: Using Blackboard To Support Your Online Pedagogy - April 9 - April 22, 2018 (Online)
    Module Four (4):
    Delivering Your Online Course: Guiding Online Learning and Managing Your Online Course - April 26, 2018 (F2F) at Rockland Community College

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    Tuition & Fees$10,728

    Average Financial Aid Amount Received$4,735

    Academic Overview

    Rockland Community College Campus, Suffern, NY
    Rockland Community College is a public, 2-4 years institute located in Suffern, New York.It is an Associate's - Public Rural-serving Small by Carnegie Classification and its highest degree is Associate's degree. The 2021 tuition & fees are $5,618 for New York residents and $10,728 for out-of-state students. The school offers only undergraduate programs and a total of 5,735 students are enrolled.

    The salary after graduation from Rockland Community College varies by major programs where the average earning after 10 years is $42,900. You can check the average salary by the major programs on the area of study page.

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    2021 Tuition & Fees

    For undergraduate school, in the academic year 2020-2021, tuition and fees of Rockland Community College are $5,618 for New York residents and $10,728 for non-residents.

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    Key Academic Statistics

    The following chart illustrates the 2021 key academic statistics at Rockland CC. The average received amount of financial aid is $4,735 and 37% of undergraduate students received grants or scholarship aid. A total of 5,735 students is attendingand the student to faculty ratio is 21 to 1.

    Graduation Rate for Rockland Community College is 28 %

    Transfer-out Rate for Rockland Community College is 18 %

    Retention Rate for Rockland Community College is 66 %

    Student Population for Rockland Community College is 5,735

    Student to Faculty Ratio for Rockland Community College is 21 to 1

    Student to Faculty Ratio

    21 to 1

    The average received amount of financial aid is $4,735 at Rockland Community College.

    Financial Aid Amount


    Offered Degrees

    Rockland CC offers 52 major programs through online and on-site education where 1 programs are available through distance learning. The following table lists the number of programs by offered degree with online class availabilities.

    all offered programs

    Award LevelTotal Number of ProgramsAvailable Online Class
    One but less than two years certificate120
    Associate's Degree401

    Special Learning Opportunities

    Rockland Community College offers online education (distance learning opportunities) for undergraduate programs. The school provides teacher certification and study abroad - opportunity which a student completes part of the college program studying in another country programs to its students. It also offers weekend/evening classes which is a program that allows students to take a complete course of study and attend classes only on weekends or only in evenings.

    Online ClassUndergraduate
    Weekend/Evening College
    Teacher Certification
    Study Abroad
    Campus Housing
    Board/Meal Plan

    Veterans Benefits

    Rockland Community College has programs, benefits and/or services to veterans, military service members, or their families.

    Yellow Ribbon Program
    (officially known as Post-9/11 GI Bill, Yellow Ribbon Program)
    Credit for military training
    Dedicated point of contact for support services for veterans, military service members, and their families
    Recognized student veteran organization
    Member of Servicemembers Opportunity Colleges

    Rockland Business Administration Partnership

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    Bachelor of Business Administration

    Program Description

    SUNY Cobleskill’s Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) Program, offered at partnering community rockland community college online classes, provides students a curriculum emphasizing relevancy and diversity, and that provides practical application through an internship opportunity. Community college associate degree business graduates transfer their credits and their foundational business courses into this unique degree completion program. The full time BBA degree completion is offered in a two-year, planned sequence of courses; the part-time BBA is for those such as working adults who are interested in pursuing a bachelor’s degree while employed or raising a family.

    Program Highlights

    • A unique opportunity to pursue a bachelor's degree in a familiar setting, close to home
    • Associate degree credits and courses are transferred into the SUNY Cobleskill Bachelor of Business Administration, allowing students to enter as juniors
    • SUNY Cobleskill BBA major field courses are delivered on the community college campus on Tuesday and Thursday evenings in eight-week condensed blocks
    • Other required coursework is delivered online -- or on Saturday mornings
    • Offered in a cohort model, -- a group of students whose individual members move through classes and phases of the program together
    • Expert faculty members have both academic and real-world business experience  
    • Quality educational program at an affordable price with financial aid available

    Employment Opportunities 

    Possessing a BBA degree from SUNY Gpa requirements for south carolina state university unlocks a world of possibilities for graduates, leading to rewarding careers in a variety of business-oriented fields. A broad business background enables graduates to enter a management track in organizations; students who specialize through their electives and internship experience are prepared to begin occupations in advertising and promotion, banking, entrepreneurship, financial services, government, non-profits, human resources, management, marketing, procurement, global business, retail, and/or sales.

    Admissions Requirements

    The program is ideally suited for students who have completed their associate’s degree(s) or the equivalent coursework – 60 credits or more – at RCC, or an accredited college or university. SUNY Cobleskill has a 36-credit residency requirement for baccalaureate degrees; therefore, a maximum of 86 credits can be transferred.

     International students are presently ineligible to participate in SUNY Cobleskill degree completion programs.

    Academic Plan     RCC Prerequisite Courses for SUNY Cobleskill

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