Capital Improvements

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With passage of the statewide ConnectNC bond referendum and Rockingham County’s quarter-cent sales tax, renovations and new construction have exploded across the campus of Rockingham Community College.  These funds are enabling the college to provide students with the best learning environment possible as they prepare to enter the workforce or move on to further their education.  Check out our current and future projects!

Thank you, Rockingham County citizens, for investing in our college!

Current & Future Projects

Center for Workforce Development

A 42,000-square-foot, $25 million project, the Center for Workforce Development will feature the latest technology for advanced manufacturing. The facility will house programs in Computer-Integrated Machining, Mechatronics, and Electrical Systems Technology, as well as the college’s Small Business Center and Office of Corporate Education and Training.  Other spaces include a 200-seat corporate meeting space and adjacent catering kitchen.  Construction started in August 2022, and completion is scheduled for June 2024. The project is funded with local quarter-cent sales tax revenues.

Click on the video above for an inside look at the upcoming Center for Workforce Development.

View progress at the Center for Workforce Development site

Main Entrance Exterior, 5/30/24.

Main Entrance Exterior, 5/30/24.

Corporate Meeting Space, 5/30/24.

Corporate Meeting Space, 5/30/24.

CNC Machining Lab Equipment, 5/30/24.

CNC Machining Lab Equipment, 5/30/24.

Machining Computer Lab, 5/30/24.

Machining Computer Lab, 5/30/24.

Installation of Exterior Signage at Main Entrance, 5/7/2024.

Installation of Exterior Signage at Main Entrance, 5/7/2024.

Machining Lab, 5/7/2024.

Machining Lab, 5/7/2024.

Electrical Systems Lab, 5/7/2024.

Electrical Systems Lab, 5/7/2024.

View of Main Lobby, 5/7/2024.

View of Main Lobby, 5/7/2024.

Office Suite from Main Entrance, 5/7/2024.

Office Suite from Main Entrance, 5/7/2024.

Installation of Metal Panels at Main Entrance, 4/26/2024.

Installation of Metal Panels at Main Entrance, 4/26/2024.

Side View of Building from Main Entrance into Campus, 4/26/2024

Side View of Building from Main Entrance into Campus, 4/26/2024

Exterior View of Building, 4/26/2024.

Exterior View of Building, 4/26/2024.

Office Suite, 4/26/2024.

Office Suite, 4/26/2024.

Corporate Meeting Space, 4/26/2024.

Corporate Meeting Space, 4/26/2024.

View into CNC Lab Work from Main Lobby, 4/26/2024.

View into CNC Lab Work from Main Lobby, 4/26/2024.

View down East Corridor, 4/26/2024.

View down East Corridor, 4/26/2024.

Student Lounge, 4/26/2024.

Student Lounge, 4/26/2024.

View into Instrumentation Lab, 4/26/2024.

View into Instrumentation Lab, 4/26/2024.

Installation of Terrazzo flooring in Lobby, 2/28/2024

Installation of Terrazzo flooring in Lobby, 2/28/2024

Mechatronics Lab 1, 01/04/2024.

Mechatronics Lab 1, 01/04/2024.

Motors & Control Lab, 01/04/2024.

Motors & Control Lab, 01/04/2024.

Main Entrance, 01/04/2024.

Main Entrance, 01/04/2024.

View of the Main Entrance, 11/15/2023.

View of the Main Entrance, 11/15/2023.

View of CWD from Traffic Circle, 11/15/2023.

View of CWD from Traffic Circle, 11/15/2023.

View of Lobby at Main Entrance, 11/15/2023.

View of Lobby at Main Entrance, 11/15/2023.

View of Corridor East, 11/15/2023.

View of Corridor East, 11/15/2023.

Machining Lab, 11/15/2023.

Machining Lab, 11/15/2023.

CNC Machining Lab, 11/15/2023.

CNC Machining Lab, 11/15/2023.

Student Lounge, 11/15/2023.

Student Lounge, 11/15/2023.

Corporate Meeting Space, 11/15/2023.

Corporate Meeting Space, 11/15/2023.

View of the Main Entrace, 9/13/2023.

View of the Main Entrace, 9/13/2023.

View of the west end of the building, 9/13/2023.

View of the west end of the building, 9/13/2023.

View of looking into the CNC Machining Lab from the lobby, 9/13/2023.

View of looking into the CNC Machining Lab from the lobby, 9/13/2023.

View of the Machining Lab, 9/13/2023.

View of the Machining Lab, 9/13/2023.

View of the Front from Parking Lot C, 7/26/2023.

View of the Front from Parking Lot C, 7/26/2023.

View of Main Entrance Into the Building, 7/26/2023.

View of Main Entrance Into the Building, 7/26/2023.

View of East Exterior, 7/26/2023.

View of East Exterior, 7/26/2023.

View of Corporate Meeting Space, 7/26/2023.

View of Corporate Meeting Space, 7/26/2023.

View of Office Suite Framing, 7/26/2023.

View of Office Suite Framing, 7/26/2023.

View of Mechatronics Lab 1, 7/26/2023.

View of Mechatronics Lab 1, 7/26/2023.

View of East Wing Corridor Looking at Labs and Classrooms, 7/26/2023.

View of East Wing Corridor Looking at Labs and Classrooms, 7/26/2023.

Interior view of the building, 5/22/2023.

Interior view of the building, 5/22/2023.

The expansive back view and new traffic circle, 5/16/2023.

The expansive back view and new traffic circle, 5/16/2023.

Roof and wall work bring us to about 55% of completion, 5/16/2023.

Roof and wall work bring us to about 55% of completion, 5/16/2023.

View of building structure continuing to progress, 4/5/2023.

View of building structure continuing to progress, 4/5/2023.

First of the steel beams going up, 2/20/2023.

First of the steel beams going up, 2/20/2023.

Construction crew continuing to work through the night on the concrete foundation slab, 1/21/2023.

Construction crew continuing to work through the night on the concrete foundation slab, 1/21/2023.

The footprint of the Center for Workforce Development is evident, 1/9/2023.

The footprint of the Center for Workforce Development is evident, 1/9/2023.

Crews lay down piping in the grassy area that lies in the middle of the Administration, Science and Library buildings, 10/11/2022.

Crews lay down piping in the grassy area that lies in the middle of the Administration, Science and Library buildings, 10/11/2022.

Curbing and sidewalks are installed. The white pickup truck is facing the building site, 10/11/2022.

Curbing and sidewalks are installed. The white pickup truck is facing the building site, 10/11/2022.

Crews are removing the parking lot of the Administration building, so the lot can be expanded, 10/6/2022.

Crews are removing the parking lot of the Administration building, so the lot can be expanded, 10/6/2022.

New curbing shows the entrance to the traffic circle. The building site is the gray area on the left, 10/6/2022.

New curbing shows the entrance to the traffic circle. The building site is the gray area on the left, 10/6/2022.

New curbing leads to a traffic circle that replaces the old traffic triangle in front of the Administration Building, 10/6/2022.

New curbing leads to a traffic circle that replaces the old traffic triangle in front of the Administration Building, 10/6/2022.

The large gray area is the footprint of the new Center for Workforce Development, 10/6/2022.

The large gray area is the footprint of the new Center for Workforce Development, 10/6/2022.

Curbing for new traffic circle, 9/21/2022.

Curbing for new traffic circle, 9/21/2022.

View of the site where the building will be located, 9/21/2022.

View of the site where the building will be located, 9/21/2022.

Pine trees are removed from the building site, 8/24/2022.

Pine trees are removed from the building site, 8/24/2022.

Tall pines are thinning out at the building site, 8/17/2022.

Tall pines are thinning out at the building site, 8/17/2022.

More work, including tree removal, along the clearing toward NC 65, 8/15/2022.

More work, including tree removal, along the clearing toward NC 65, 8/15/2022.

View of the clearing toward NC 65, with utilities marked, 8/11/2022.

View of the clearing toward NC 65, with utilities marked, 8/11/2022.

Clearing next to Wrenn Memorial Road toward the Science Building parking lot, 8/11/2022.

Clearing next to Wrenn Memorial Road toward the Science Building parking lot, 8/11/2022.

View of the site where the building will be located, 8/11/2022.

View of the site where the building will be located, 8/11/2022.

Renderings of the Center for Workforce Development

Renovation of Industrial Technologies II

Renovation of the Industrial Technologies II building began in late January. Construction completion is tentatively set for January 2024 due to long lead times for electrical and HVAC items.  The renovation will provide a new space for the college’s Welding program.  Plans for the project call for two welding labs and increasing our welding stations from 17 to 40. This $4.78 million project is funded with ConnectNC bonds, State Capital and Infrastructure Funds, and local quarter-cent sales tax funds.

Constructed in 1979, the Industrial Technologies II building has been home to numerous programs in its long history. Renovation of Industrial Technologies II began in late January 2023.

Driving Complex

A site on the southwest side of campus is being studied as a possible location for a long-sought driving complex.

For more than 25 years, law enforcement and emergency services agencies in Rockingham County have needed a large concrete pad to train for emergency driving situations. RCC has worked with these agencies to develop requirements for a driving pad, but lack of funding and identification of an adequate site stymied the effort. And as the years passed by, state requirements for the size of such a pad repeatedly increased; a pad of approximately 700 x 700 feet is needed now.

With support from local officials and legislators, the NC General Assembly appropriated $2 million to RCC for a driving pad. The college immediately began looking at several possible sites either on or close to campus, and is exploring the feasibility of putting a pad on the southwestern side of campus, off County Home Road. A feasibility and cost study on this site is expected in the fall of 2023. A driving complex will be an excellent training facility for law enforcement agencies and others not only in Rockingham County but surrounding counties as well.

Renovation of Keys Gymnasium

Preliminary planning for renovation of the Robert C. Keys Gymnasium, constructed in 1969, has been completed.

Renovation of the Keys Gymnasium is tentatively scheduled to begin in 2024 and may be completed in phases. The scope of work includes renovated locker rooms and restrooms as well as a new roof. Estimated cost of renovation is $4.4 million. 

Completed Projects

Labs Renovated in Industrial Technologies I

Rooms 112 and 113 in Industrial Technologies I were renovated in 2021 to provide a new home for the Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning (HVAC) Program. The $437,181 project was funded with quarter-cent sales tax revenues.

Humanities 2nd Floor Renovated

Renovation of the Humanities Building second floor was completed in the the fall of 2021.  Restrooms were enlarged, more efficient lighting installed, and flooring was replaced. The $1.03 million project was funded with ConnectNC Bond funds.

Cosmetology Lab Upgraded

Renovation of the Cosmetology lab was completed in the fall of 2021. The lab features new equipment as well as new flooring, electrical, paint, and lighting. This $345,242 project was funded with quarter-cent sales tax revenues.

Agribusiness Improvements

A new 30′ x 72′ polycarbonate greenhouse on a concrete slab was constructed in 2020. The project also included new paint and lighting in the RCFB Horticulture Building and cleanup of old buildings around the site. A new 24′ x 32′ two-bay storage building was completed in 2022. The Agribusiness improvements also included recovering of the smaller 16′ x 96′ greenhouse. These $359,276.10 projects were funded with quarter-cent sales tax revenues.

Center for Construction Trades & Woodworking

Renovations in the Center for Construction Trades and Woodworking included new flooring, lighting, paint, and the construction of one larger wall to create a classroom at the front of the building. A new sign, storefront, and shades were installed as well. The city of Reidsville updated the paint on the exterior of the building. This project was funded with quarter-cent sales tax revenues totaling $198,376.03.

Science Building Renovations

Several classrooms have been renovated in the Science Building over the last few years. One project included demolishing Room 116 (the former biology lab) and removing a wall between classrooms 102-A and 102-B to form one larger classroom. Room 116 has served as the temporary hydraulics/mechanical trainer lab. Classrooms 103A and 103B were renovated during the Cosmetology project and were combined to create one large classroom, with additional space being converted into a student lounge. Classroom 104B was converted into a virtual classroom. Work in the rooms included new flooring, lighting, paint, ceiling tiles, updated electrical, asbestos abatement, technology, furniture, and equipment. The total for these projects is $215,224.03 and were funded with quarter-cent sales tax revenues.

Gymnasium Floor Refinished

The basketball/volleyball court in the Keys Gymnasium was refinished in the summer of 2022. This update to the floor included new game lines and logos to bring the floor up to date with our current logo and school colors. This project was funded by county capital for a total of $19,128.39.

Parking Lots/Roads – Sealcoating, Striping, & ADA Improvements

The project to patch, sealcoat, and re-stripe parking lots and roads along with ADA improvements was completed in June 2020. The total cost for the project, funded with quarter-cent sales tax revenues, was finalized and approved at $441,094.00.

Administration Building Roof Replacement

The roof of the Administration Building was replaced in 2019. The building houses the college’s computing system, critical for support of students, faculty, and staff. This project was completed in approximately three weeks and funded with quarter-cent sales tax revenues for a total of $209,000.00.

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