Short-Term Certifications

Cardiovascular Technician

ICV 3111

This program is designed and approved to prepare the student to become a certified EKG (ECG) and Technician/Monitor. Topics include: Anatomy and Physiology of the heart, principles of EKG, dysrhythmia recognition of sinus, junctional/atrial rhythms, heart blocks and bundle branches and ventricular ectopy rhythms. Skills include operating EKG equipment, running and mounting strips, reading and interpreting 22 types of cardiac lead tracing produced from 12 and five lead monitors. Students will automatically be enrolled in a required 4-hour Technology Awareness course. Upon completion, students will be eligible to apply for the Certified EKG Technician (CET) exam with the National Health Career Association.

Central Sterile Processing

This program introduces the primary responsibilities of a central sterile technician. The course includes practical applications of learned concepts and procedures. Topics include preparation, storage, distribution of instruments, supplies and equipment, quality assurance and inventory management. Students will automatically be enrolled in a required 4-hour Technology Awareness course prior to the start of the course. Upon completion, students should be able to apply the principles of sterilization/ disinfection in the workplace as well as the principles of distribution of instruments/supplies/equipment. Upon completion, students will be eligible to apply for the National Institute for Certification of Healthcare Sterile Processing and Distribution Personnel Examination (CBSPD).

Certified Medical Reimbursement Specialist

MED 7104

This course is intended to provide the foundation of knowledge necessary for medical billing professionals. In addition, students will prepare for the industry-recognized Certified Medical Reimbursement Specialist (CMRS) certification offered through the American Medical Billing Association (AMBA). This is a hybrid course. Class will meet face-to-face one night a week and a portion of the coursework will be delivered online. Prepayment of tuition and purchase of course materials are required. Registration fees do not include certification exam fees.

Certified Professional Coder (CPC) Bootcamp

OST 3150

This course teaches the medical coding skills necessary for healthcare professionals and covers the application of CPT, HCPCS, and ICD-10-CM codes. Students will practice reviewing and assigning the proper procedure and diagnostic codes. In addition, this course is designed to prepare students for the American Academy of Professional Coders (AAPC) Certified Professional Coders (CPC) industry-recognized credential. Basic coding knowledge is recommended. Class will meet face-to-face one night a week and a portion of the coursework will be delivered online. Prepayment of tuition and purchase of course materials is required. Registration fees do not include certification exam fees.

To be notified of upcoming classes please fill out the Certified Professional Coder Bootcamp Interest Form .

CompTIA A+ IT Technician

NET 7005

This course is intended for those preparing for a career as an entry-level Information Technology professional or a Personal Computer service technician and will provide the background knowledge and skills required to be successful on the job. In this course, students will learn the essential skills and information needed to install, upgrade, repair, configure, troubleshoot, optimize and preform preventative maintenance of basic personal computer hardware and operating systems. In addition, this course will assist you in preparing for the CompTIA A+ certification exam. Registration fees do not include CompTIA A+ certification exam fees. This course is instructor-led and delivered in a hybrid format on campus and online. Prepayment of tuition and purchase of course materials are required.

To be notified of upcoming classes please fill out the CompTIA A+ IT Technician Interest Form .

CompTIA Cybersecurity Analyst

CCT 7000

This course prepares students to evaluate the weaknesses of traditional and wireless networks for the purpose of incident response, reconstruction, and investigative techniques. This course is intended for professionals looking to perform data analysis and interpret the results, use threat detection tools, and protect applications and systems within an organization. Skills covered include threat and vulnerability management, security architecture, and cyber-incident response. In addition, students will prepare for the CompTIA Cybersecurity Analyst (CySA+) exam. An intermediate Information Technology skill level is recommended. Class will meet face-to-face one night a week and a portion of the coursework will be delivered online. Prepayment of tuition and purchase of the course materials is required. Registration fees do not include certification exam fees.

 

CompTIA Network+ and Security+

NET 7003

This program is intended for entry-level computer support professionals with a basic knowledge of computer hardware, software, and operating systems who wish to increase their knowledge and understanding of networking concepts. Students will obtain the required skills needed to prepare for a career in network support or administration and will prepare for the CompTIA Network+ certification exam. In addition, students will understand the field of network security and how it relates to other areas of Information Technology while preparing for the CompTIA Security+ certification exam. This course provides the broad-based knowledge necessary to prepare for further study in specialized security fields or it can serve as a capstone course that introduces the field. Prerequisite: Networking experience is helpful but not mandatory; A+ certification or equivalent skills and knowledge is helpful but not mandatory. CompTIA Network+ and Security+ is a bundled course and enrollment in this course includes coverage of both classes (students may not split the course). This is a hybrid course. Class will meet face-to-face one night a week and a portion of the coursework will be delivered online. Prepayment of tuition and purchase of the course materials is required. Registration fees do not include certification exam fees.

Instructor: Matolka Cost: $190
Course Code Section Days Date Time Loc
NET-7003-01 61493 TH 08/29/24-12/12/24 6:00pm-8:00pm ADT 120 and Online

CPR

SEF 7010

Learn how to recognize an emergency, care for conscious and unconscious choking victims, recognize signs of a heart attack, rescue breathing and cardiopulmonary resuscitation. This course also introduces automated external defibrillation and is approved by American Heart Association. When the course is completed, students receive an AHA/BLS recognition card that is valid for 2 years. No fee exemptions. Prepayment and Pre- registration is required no later than one business week prior to class. AHA Cards are now eCards, you must have an email address to access your card. The American Heart Association strongly promotes knowledge and proficiency in all AHA courses and has developed instructional materials for this purpose. Use of the materials in an educational course does not represent course sponsorship by the AHA. Any fees charged for such a course except for a portion of fees needed for AHA course materials, do not represent income to the AHA.

Instructor: Varies Cost: $45 Fees: $10 Total cost: $55
Course Code Section Days Date Time Loc
SEF-7010-04 59164 F 07/12/24 9:00am-1:00pm OHS 208
SEF-7010-05 59165 S 07/27/24 9:00am-1:00pm OHS 208
SEF-7010-07 61319 F 08/09/24 9:00am-1:00pm OHS 208
SEF-7010-01 61320 S 08/24/24 9:00am-1:00pm OHS 208
SEF-7010-02 61321 F 09/06/24 9:00am-1:00pm OHS 208
SEF-7010-03 61323 S 09/21/24 9:00am-1:00pm OHS 208
  • To register, contact David Folley at 336-342-4261 x2602 or folleyd2993@rockinghamcc.edu

eLearning CPR Skills Practice & Testing

SEF 7155

Are you seeking an alternative to classroom training or wishing to renew an existing AHA certification? The eLearning online course offers a flexible training option. The online cognitive portion, provided by AHA and costs approx. $35 paid to AHA, allows students to complete learning at their own pace and convenience. Students should schedule a Skills Practice and Testing session prior to taking the online cognitive portion. Once students complete the online cognitive portion they should attend their scheduled hands-on skills practice and testing session to complete their certification. During this session students will have the opportunity for one-on-one practice before a skill tests with a certified AHA instructor. Upon successful completion of these parts students will be proficient in the required skills and will receive a certification in the associated discipline. The student will need to bring the eLearning certificate to the appointment along with a valid email address for the certificate. AHA CPR Cards are now eCards, you must have an email address to access your card. Appointment times are M-F 9-7. Appointments will be given in 1-hour increments. The American Heart Association strongly promotes knowledge and proficiency in all AHA courses and has developed instructional materials for this purpose. Use of the materials in an educational course does not represent course sponsorship by the AHA. Any fees charged for such a course except for a portion of fees needed for AHA course materials, do not represent income to the AHA.

Instructor: TBD
Course Code Section Days Date Time Loc
SEF-7155-04 60510 MTW 05/13/24-05/17/24 9:00am-5:00pm OHS  125
  • To make an appointment, contact David Folley at 336-342-4261 x2602 or folleyd2993@rockinghamcc.edu

Electro-Mechanical Skills: Mechanisms, Motors and Controls

MEC 3138

This hybrid 11-week class meets in person and has online coursework. Learn to install, use, maintain, and troubleshoot electro-mechanical drive components and systems. Students complete hands-on labs focusing on the operation of individual system components and the construction of complete electro-mechanical systems. Students build industrial motor control circuits to control electro-mechanical systems. Upon completion of this course, students will be able to install, commission, and troubleshoot the most common electro-mechanical systems consisting of motor controllers, contactors, relays, linkages, belt drives, gear drives, and pulley drives while under the moderate supervision of experienced technicians. The learning is based on practical, hands-on tasks in operating and maintaining these systems.
Successful students will pass 3 industry-recognized credential exams:

  • Fundamentals of Mechanical Systems
  • Advanced-Applied Mechanical Systems
  • Applied Industrial Motor Controls

Access to the exams, digital badges, and verification of credentials is available through RCC’s partnership with the National Coalition of Certification Centers (NC3).

Estimated Fees

  • Registration: $190
  • Printed Course Materials: $35
  • Total Estimated Cost: $225
Instructor: Pendleton
Course Code Section Days Date Time Loc
MEC-3138-01 59928 MW 04/1/24-06/12/24 5:30PM-9:00PM IT1 104
M-S ONLINE

Students who receive the $180 Eagle Train and Gain Scholarship will need to pay the remaining $10 course fees.

Emergency Medical Technician Initial

The EMT program is designed to teach basic life support skills. EMTs can function in many areas like EMS systems, fire departments, hospitals, rescue squads and physician offices. The class consists of lectures, hands-on skills, and field clinical opportunities. Upon successful course completion, students will be eligible for the NC or National Registry EMT examination. Prices include tuition as well as additional fees for clinical uniform shirts, HCP, CPR card fee, and malpractice insurance. Textbook and workbooks required – contact the RCC Bookstore to purchase. NC tuition exemption status applies, however additional fees and books are the responsibility of the student.

eNotary

LEX 3875

This course is designed for instructional areas related to individuals who want to become commissioned as an electronic notary. Topics include legal, ethical and procedural requirements of the Notary Act set forth in the General Statute 10B Article 2. Upon completion of this course with a passing exam grade of 80%, a person is eligible to make an application with the NC Secretary of State office. Individuals must have current notary commission to participate in E-notary training. Notary Manual will be purchased from instructor in class. For more information, go to https://sosnc.gov/divisions/notary/e_notary_solution_providers.

Additional costs include: commission fee to Secretary of State, $50; swearing in at the courthouse, $10; required textbook, $7.25; notary seal (costs vary). Prepayment of tuition prior to class is required.

Instructor: Tucker Cost: $70
Course Code Section Days Date Time Loc
LEX-3875-01 61069 S 08/24/24 9:00am – 1:00pm ADT 104

Please Note:

  • Notary Manual must be purchased in class
  • Due to state mandated course code changes which included Notary courses, LEX is the same as the previous course code MLS.
Registration Information

Fire & Rescue Training

Fire fighters and rescue workers are heroes who risk their lives every day for others. If you would like to join their ranks, Rockingham Community College can help you achieve that goal. We have been meeting the continuing education needs of fire & rescue professionals in this area for many years, and we appreciate the time and effort they spend training to provide service to the community.

Please view the Fire & Rescue Training page for more information.

First Aid

SEF 7077

The American Heart Association HeartSaver First Aid is a classroom, video-based, instructor-led course that teaches students critical skills to respond to and manage an emergency in the first few minutes until emergency services (EMS) arrives. Students also learn skills such as how to treat bleeding, sprains, broken bones, shock and other first aid emergencies. When the course is completed, students receive an AHA First Aid recognition card that is valid for 2 years. There are no fee exemptions and First Aid card fees are included in the cost. Pre-payment and pre-registration are required no later than three business days prior to the class. AHA First Aid Cards are now eCards, you must have an email address to access your card. The American Heart Association strongly promotes knowledge and proficiency in all AHA courses and has developed instructional materials for this purpose. Use of the materials in an educational course does not represent course sponsorship by the AHA. Any fees charged for such a course except for a portion of fees needed for AHA course materials, do not represent income to the AHA.

Instructor: Varies Cost: $30 Fees: $5 Total cost: $35
Course Code Section Days Date Time Loc
SEF-7077-01 61324 S 09/21/24 2PM-5PM OHS 208
  • To register, contact David Folley at 336-342-4261 x2602 or folleyd2993@rockinghamcc.edu

Fundamentals of Electricity – AC/DC

ELN 3113

This program introduces students to how Industry 4.0, the Internet of Things, smart factories, and cyberphysical systems are disrupting the manufacturing industry and the impact and implications that these advancements are introduced. Knowledge and skills will be learned that are required to work safely and effectively with electricity. The lab components of the training offer the student the opportunity to build, test, and troubleshoot AC/DC circuits and examine the operating voltages and currents related to proper circuit operation. Technicians will use various instruments to make circuit measurements and calculations.

Successful students will pass 3 industry-recognized credential exams:

  • Industry 4.0 Fundamentals
  • Electricity DC Fundamentals
  • Electricity AC Fundamentals

Access to the exams, digital badges, and verification of credentials is available through RCC’s partnership with the National Coalition of Certification Centers (NC3).

Estimated Fees

  • Registration: $133
  • Digital Multimeter: $70 (do not purchase until after first class)
  • Printed Course Materials: $35
  • Total Estimated Cost: $240
Instructor: Guy
Course Code Section Days Date Time Loc
ELN-3113-01 61329 TTH 08/24/24 – 10/17/24 8:00am-11:00am IT1 104 and Online

 

Google UX (User Experience) Design

The Google UX Design certification is designed to prepare learners for entry-level roles in UX design. This course contains seven modules:

  1. Foundations of User Experience (UX) Design,
  2. Start the UX Design Process: Empathize, Define, and Ideate,
  3. Build Wireframes and Low-Fidelity Prototypes,
  4. Conduct UX Research and Test Early Concepts,
  5. Create High-Fidelity Designs and Prototypes in Figma,
  6. Responsive Web Design in Adobe XD, and
  7. Portfolio Assignment – Design a User Experience for Social Good.

Students will obtain the knowledge necessary to prepare for the Google UX Design Certificate. Prepayment of tuition is required. Coursework is delivered online (asynchronous).

Submit the Google UX Design Interest Form to be notified once upcoming course dates are announced.

Hydraulics/Pneumatics Systems

HYD 3607

This 8-week course prepares graduates for industrial application and use of hydraulic systems and compressed air for pneumatic control and as a signaling medium. Get a complete overview of compressors, storage, dryers, distribution systems, circuit design, construction, and operation of a range of actuators, valves, and ancillary equipment.

Relevant ISO symbols are introduced and included in the circuit diagrams. This course ensures sound competence in the safe operation and maintenance of one of the most common automation elements in industrial applications. Students will learn how to read and interpret electro-pneumatics circuits and dive deeper into how to maintain, troubleshoot, and repair pneumatic systems extending student knowledge of complex pneumatic systems. The program includes practical exercises on training equipment for setup, commissioning, troubleshooting, and fault elimination.

Successful students will pass three industry-recognized credential exams:
• Fundamentals Fluid Power for Pneumatics
• Fundamentals Fluid Power for Hydraulics, and
• Advanced Mechatronics Applied Fluid Power for Maintenance & Troubleshooting.

Access to the exams, digital badges, and verification of credentials is available through RCC’s partnership with the National Coalition of Certification Centers (NC3).

Estimated Fees

  • Registration: $190
  • Printed Course Materials: $35
  • Total Estimated Cost: $225

Medical Assisting

This program provides skills training in three competency areas related to the job performance for medical assistants: administrative office, laboratory, and clinical. Course work includes instruction in scheduling appointments, insurance coding and billing, medical transcription, computer operations, assisting with examinations/treatments, performing routine laboratory procedures, and ethical/legal issues associated with patient care. Students will automatically be enrolled in a required 4-hour Technology Awareness course prior to the start of the course. Students will be required to complete 40 clinical hours. Upon completion, students will have the knowledge base to apply for national certification for Certified Clinical Medical Assistant (CCMA).

Notary Public

LEX 3874

Participants learn the requirements and qualifications of the notary public office. Requirements for attestation, fees, general powers and limitations, certifications, oaths, affirmations and affidavits are taught. NC Notaries must have a high school diploma or GED; must be at least 18 years old; read, write, and speak English; have no felony convictions; and successfully complete this approved notary course. Additional costs include: commission fee to Secretary of State, $50; swearing in at the courthouse, $10; required textbook, $28 (purchased before class from RCC Bookstore); notary seal (costs vary).  Prepayment of tuition and purchase of the Notary manual prior to class is required.

Prepayment of tuition and purchase of the Notary manual prior to class is required.

Due to state mandated course code changes which included Notary courses, LEX is the same as the previous course code MLS.

Instructor: Tucker Cost: $70
Course Code Section Days Date Time Loc
LEX-3874-03 61068 S 08/10/24 9:00am-3:30pm ADT 104
LEX-3874-01 61486 S 09/14/24 9:00am-3:30pm ADT 104
LEX-3874-05 61566 S 09/28/24 9:00am-3:30pm ADT 104
LEX-3874-02 61487 S 10/19/24 9:00am-3:30pm ADT 104
LEX-3874-06 61567 S 10/26/24 9:00am-3:30pm ADT 104
LEX-3874-03 61488 S 11/09/24 9:00am-3:30pm ADT 104
LEX-3874-04 61489 S 12/07/24 9:00am-3:30pm ADT 104

Please Note:

  • Notary Manual must be purchased prior to class
  • Due to state mandated course code changes which included Notary courses, LEX is the same as the previous course code MLS.
Registration Information

Nurse Aide I

This program is designed to prepare graduates to provide personal care and perform basic nursing skills for the elderly and other adults. Emphasis on aging process including mental, social and physical needs of the elderly, patients’ rights, nutrition management, elimination procedures, safe environment, restorative services, personal and special care procedures and activities, human body structure and function and related common disease/disorders, communication and documentation, death and dying, and roles of the nursing assistant and health team members. A skill/competency evaluation is required. The course includes class, laboratory and clinical learning experiences. Upon satisfactory completion of the course and skill/competency evaluation, the graduate is eligible to apply for listing as a Certified Nurse Aide l by the N.C. Division of Facility Services.

Address

Rockingham Community College
PO Box 38
215 Wrenn Memorial Rd.
Wentworth, NC 27375

Hours

Monday to Thursday:
8:00 am – 4:00 pm
Friday: 8:00 am – 12:00 pm

Contact

336-342-4261
336-349-9986 (fax)
info@rockinghamcc.edu