Cultural Arts

NCAC LogoColor*Coming in April 2017* UNCG's Theatre for Young People presents: Go, Dog, Go! (based on the popular children's book by P.D. Eastman)

Please join us for one or all of our offerings in Randolph Community College’s Cultural Arts Series, known as RCC Presents. We look forward to seeing you on our Asheboro campus.

This project receives support from the North Carolina Arts Council, a division of the Department of Cultural Resources, with funding from the National Endowment for the Arts.

Seating for the Cultural Arts shows are limited, so reservations are encouraged.

RCC’s Asheboro Campus is located at 629 Industrial Park Avenue. Take the McDowell Road exit off of U.S. 220 Bypass/I73-I74 and follow the signs.




Randolph Community College offers a variety of college credit programs in which students can earn associate degrees, diplomas and/or certificates. We also offer a Developmental Studies and a Peer Tutorial program to help students improve their academic skills. Click here for Gainful Employment information.

Developmental Studies

Are you delaying your enrollment because you have been out of school for a while or you did not take the courses in high school to prepare yourself for college-level work? You might be interested to know that the majority of new RCC students enter the College in need of refreshers in math, English, science and reading, and RCC has a highly successful program to meet the needs of these students.

Through the Developmental Studies program, RCC offers students classroom instruction in reading comprehension, science, math and writing. After placement assessment, students who show need in one or more areas will be placed in the appropriate Developmental Studies courses (science, math, reading and/or English), which are prerequisites to General Education courses. Developmental Studies classes are offered day and evening to accommodate every student who needs them. Grades earned in Developmental Studies are not included in the student’s academic grade point average and credit hours earned do not count toward graduation. However, grades earned are included in the student's financial aid grade point average as well as other financial aid Satisfactory Academic Progress components.


Course Descriptions

Course content for technical, vocational, and certificate level courses is outlined in the course descriptions to follow. All courses are alphabetized by course code. All courses are to be pursued in a normal sequence with prerequisite courses taken as indicated. Provided for each course is the following information: course number and title, and number of class, laboratory, clinical/shop/work experience (if any), and credit hours.

The University Center of Randolph County

The University Center of Randolph County was established in 2008 and is a collaborative effort between Randolph Community College and several area colleges and universities. Courses are offered in particular disciplines, creating an opportunity for students to complete a baccalaureate degree or a master's degree without leaving the county.

Workforce Development & Continuing Education

College & Career Readiness

The College and Career Readiness program (CCR) is located at the main campus in Asheboro and at the Randleman and Archdale Centers as well as various businesses, schools, churches and community centers throughout the county. All classes and study materials are FREE of charge and are offered Monday – Saturday in the mornings, afternoons and evenings to accommodate busy schedules. Randolph Community College is dedicated to helping students reach their educational goals!

The areas of study in the CCR Program include Adult Basic Education (ABE), Adult High School (AHS), GED® and High School Equivalency Preparation (HSE), Adult Basic Life-Skills Education (ABLE) (formerly known as Compensatory Education), and English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL).

For general information on the College and Career Readiness programs, contact

  • 336-633-0107 at RCC’s Asheboro Campus
  • 336-862-7980 at RCC’s Archdale Center

Business & Industry

Randolph Community College, through its Corporate & Continuing Education division, is committed to working with new as well as existing businesses and industries to train, retrain, and upgrade skills of individuals for current or future employment.

We can help you assess what your specific training needs are and then customize them to best fit your schedule and operation.

Our courses are offered for all working shifts--seven days a week. And they can be delivered on your site or at one of our convenient campus locations in Randolph County.


The mission of the Continuing Education department at Randolph Community College is to strive for excellence in teaching and learning by providing quality programs and services that meet the community’s changing needs.

Our Promise

Randolph Community College promises your organization a quality program to satisfy your special needs. Our courses are designed for adult learners and offer modern methods, skills reinforcement, and active learning. Lively and informative, the courses you choose are guaranteed to apply to your organization’s workplace.

Customized Training Program

The NC Works Customized Training Program supports the economic development efforts of Randolph County by providing education and training opportunities for eligible businesses and industries. Our Customized Training Program shall offer programs and training services to assist new and existing business and industry to remain productive, profitable, and within Randolph County.

The program was developed in recognition of the fact that one of the most important factors for a business or industry considering locating, expanding, or remaining in Randolph County is the ability of the state to ensure the presence of a well-trained workforce. The program is designed to react quickly to the needs of businesses and to respect the confidential nature of proprietary processes and information within those businesses.


The purpose of the Customized Training Program is to provide customized training assistance in support of full-time production and direct customer service positions created in the state of North Carolina, thereby enhancing the growth potential of companies located in the state while simultaneously preparing North Carolina's workforce with the skills essential to successful employment in emerging industries.


Randolph County businesses and industries eligible for support through the Customized Training Program include Manufacturing, Technology Intensive (i.e., Information Technology, Life Sciences), Regional or National Warehousing and Distribution Centers, Customer Support Centers, Air Courier Services, National Headquarters with operations outside North Carolina, and Civil Service employees providing technical support to U.S. military installations located in North Carolina.

In order to receive assistance, eligible businesses and industries must demonstrate two or more of the following criteria:

  • The business is making an appreciable capital investment;
  • The business is deploying new technology;
  • The business is creating jobs, expanding an existing workforce, or enhancing the productivity and profitability of the operations within the state; and,
  • The skills of the workers will be enhanced by the assistance.

Resources may also support training assessments, instructional design, instructional costs, and training delivery for personnel involved or in the support of production of goods and services.

The CTP program also has a small discretionary spending budget to compliment the assistance noted above.  These are generally minor requests in nature but needful and can be delivered quickly and at no cost.

CTP trainers are qualified subject-matter experts with real world experience and are skilled in a variety of business and industry. Trainers will share with your employees’ best practices, knowledge, and unique perspectives that are key to meeting your

Most training can be delivered on-site and on a schedule that is most convenient to your business operation and personnel availability.

High School Opportunities

Career & College Promise


Free Classes for High School Juniors and Seniors

At a Crossroads?

Find your direction with Randolph Community College's Career & College Promise program. Begin your college path or start your career while attending high school.

By enrolling in Career & College Promise, you will have the opportunity to earn college credit toward certificates, diplomas, and associate degrees that will ease your transfer to the university or prepare you for entry into the job market.

And the best part of the Career & College Promise is, it’s tuition FREE!

To Qualify

for the College Transfer Pathways (University Bound), you must

for the Career Technical Education Pathways (Career Ready), you must

  • be a high school junior or senior;
  • have a weighted high school GPA of 3.0 OR the recommendation of the high school principal or his/her designee; and
  • meet the prerequisites for the career pathway.

Consult your counselor to see if you qualify and use the links on the left or below to find out more about what pathways are offered.

Click this link for the list of 2017-2018 CCP Course Offerings.

For more information about CCP, including frequently asked questions, click this link.

Pathways to Prosperity

Pathways to Prosperity is a collaboration between Asheboro City Schools, Randolph Community College, and the Randolph County School System, working together with industry, to create a seamless pathway for students to go from local high schools to a great career in Randolph County.

Central North Carolina Pathways to Prosperity: Health Sciences Final Report - August 2016

Central North Carolina Pathways to Prosperity Final Report - January 2015


News & Events

News Archives

Click on the individual link to see news releases from that year.

About RCC

General Information

Both credit and noncredit classes are offered at Randolph Community College, which is situated near the geographic center of North Carolina, adjacent to the ancient mountains in the area known as the Uwharries. The College is located at 629 Industrial Park Avenue in Asheboro. To reach the Asheboro Campus take the McDowell Road exit off Highway 220 Bypass (I-73/I-74), just south of the interchange with Highways 64 and 49. The College is 26 miles south of Greensboro, North Carolina, and Interstate Highways 40 and 85, making it accessible from all parts of the state.

Randolph Community College, a member institution of the North Carolina Community College System, is a public, two-year, comprehensive, community college established to serve the citizens of Randolph County. The College began operation in 1962 as a joint city-county industrial education center under the direction of the Trades and Industrial Division, Department of Vocational Education. The North Carolina legislature in 1963 established a separate system of community colleges and the College became part of that system.

Since opening its doors in 1962 as Randolph Industrial Education Center, the College has seen many changes including

  • Three name changes—Randolph Technical Institute, Randolph Technical College, and Randolph Community College,
  • Facilities expansion—from 33,000 square feet to more than 384,000 square feet in three locations (Asheboro Campus, Archdale Center, and the Emergency Services Training Center)
  • Enrollment growth—from 75 students in 1962 to more than 3,700 credit students and more than 9,000 noncredit students in the 2010-2011 academic year.

The College is approved by the North Carolina Community College System under the State Board of Community Colleges, as specified in Chapter 115D of the General Statutes of North Carolina. The College Board of Trustees has been granted authority to award the Associate in Applied Science, Associate in Arts, and Associate in Science degrees, vocational diplomas, and certificates by the North Carolina Community College System and the State Board of Community Colleges.

Continuing Education curricula include a state-approved Adult High School Diploma program, General Educational Development program, and a variety of preparatory level programs. Degree, diploma, and preparatory programs (including high school) are approved for veterans.

As a member of the North Carolina Community College System, Randolph Community College offers occupational and adult education to meet the educational needs of the youth and adults served by the College. The College accepts men and women for enrollment in a wide variety of subjects designed to meet the changing technology and complex social development of its community.

RCC History

50th. Anniversary


President’s 50th Anniversary Welcome
Dr. Robert S. Shackleford Jr.

What a difference fifty years makes! From a dream held by local leaders who built Randolph Industrial Education Center in 1962 to provide high quality educational opportunities for the people of Randolph County, to the outstanding comprehensive community college that is known today as Randolph Community College, it has been an incredible half-a-century!

This year, from January through December 2012, we will celebrate our 50th anniversary with exciting events, activities, and speakers that honor the highlights of the first fifty years of Randolph Community College.

After a year of planning under the guidance of the school’s first director, Al G. Farkas, and another year of planning and building our first building - a 33,000 square-foot L-shaped building - under the leadership of the school’s new director, Robert E. Carey, Randolph Industrial Education Center opened its doors for classes on September 4, 1962 with 75 full-time students, eight faculty members, and four staff members.

The dream was launched by the foresight, planning, and hard work of a group of community leaders who envisioned what a difference it would make in this community to have a center of higher education in Randolph County. From that small beginning, the College has grown tremendously and now enrolls more than 14,000 students each year. The College offers lifelong learning opportunities in such programs as college/university transfer; medical; art and design; business; computer, education; law enforcement and other public services; vocational and technical; continuing education; basic skills; entrepreneurship; business and industry workforce training programs; the nationally renowned, world-class Photographic Technology program; and the award-winning Randolph Early College High School, one of the leading high schools in the state of North Carolina, located on the campus of Randolph Community College.

The facilities have grown from one building to an impressive and vibrant Asheboro Campus, a thriving Archdale Center, and our Emergency Services Training Center that is one of the finest facilities of its kind to be found anywhere. The growth of our facilities to meet student and program needs has been remarkable and the vision for RCC’s potential growth has only begun.

From our humble beginnings, Randolph Community College has emerged into one of the highest performing colleges academically in the state, consistently graduating students who perform impressively in the workplace, excel at the four-year colleges and universities to which they transfer, and pass their board exams for their chosen careers. Because of the dedication of our extraordinary and gifted faculty and staff, the quality of our educational programs, and the radical hospitality with which we serve our students and community, people are making their way to Randolph Community College, where we create opportunities and change lives.

This year, we celebrate 50 years of growth – changing lives and enriching our community, a heritage that is truly worth celebrating!

We also take this milestone in our history to re-commit ourselves to the next 50 years of continued progress and service to Randolph County. Many thanks to all who have been a part of this incredible half-a-century of Randolph Community College’s proud heritage!

And fasten your seatbelts…the best is yet to be!!


Student Success

Become a Student at RCC


1. Complete an admissions application

The application can be completed online at College Foundation of North Carolina - click here for more information. For questions regarding the admissions process, call 336-633-0200.

2. Meet with a Counselor

Please be sure to speak with a counselor to ensure you complete all of the requirements for admission. If you have not already been contacted by one of the counselors you may view the contact information by clicking here.

3.Apply for financial aid

The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) can be completed online through the U.S. Department of Education website. For a link to this website and the steps to apply, visit our Financial Aid page here. For questions regarding the financial aid process, call 336-633-0223.

4. Official transcripts

Request official copies of all appropriate transcripts by completing the applicable request form here here or call 336-633-0225.

5. Placement assessment

Complete placement assessment, if applicable. For additional information, please visit our Student Success Center.

Once you've become a student...


Every applicant who has completed the admissions process will receive a username and password to gain access to their campus email. To access campus email, click on the “MyRCC” tab located at the top of each page of the RCC website. If you have trouble with the log in process, there is a link within MyRCC or you can click here.


You should familiarize yourself with WebAdvisor. This portal will allow you to view your class schedule, check your grades, review your financial aid information, register online, etc. If you have trouble with the log in process, there is a link within MyRCC or you can click here.

Programs of Study

For information regarding your program of study, please visit

Researching Upcoming Classes

If you would like research upcoming curriculum classes, please click WebAdvisor, locate the Students option, and select “Search for Sections.”

Employee Directory

To obtain contact information for your advisor, please visit the Faculty/Staff Directory by clicking here.

Campus and Community Resources

For information about Randolph Community College and community resources, please visit our Student Success Center.

Admissions counseling is provided to assist students with understanding the various types of training programs available at the College and to help students navigate the admissions process required to become a student at RCC. For admissions information, please contact us using the information in the box on the right or contact our office at 336-633-0200 and ask to speak to a counselor.

If you would like to begin the enrollment process on your own, please go the "Apply Now" page for more information.

Before, during and after the admissions process, counselors are also available to discuss issues related to student success. Students may seek assistance for a successful college experience in areas such as stress and time management, test taking and study skills.


Placement Assessment

A placement assessment evaluates a student’s math, reading, and English skills. The score a student receives from each assessment determines which level of Math and English classes is needed to be successful in college classes. Scores will not keep a student from becoming enrolled at Randolph Community College.

RCC uses the North Carolina Diagnostic Assessment and Placement (NC DAP) assessment to determine whether students have met developmental studies prerequisites for Arts & Sciences courses.

Placement assessment is given as part of RCC's admissions process. In place of the College's assessment, students have multiple options to fulfill this admissions requirement as listed in the "Who takes the placement assessment?" section of our Frequently Asked Questions page. Students are encouraged to contact a counselor for placement assessment interpretation.

International Student Admissions

Thank you for your interest in Randolph Community College (RCC). RCC is approved to issue I-20 forms for all associate degree programs, including university transfer Associate in Science or Associate in Arts degrees. Please read the following information carefully and complete all required forms. Your accuracy and timeliness in providing the information will assist us in processing your application.

Financial Aid

How to Apply for Financial Aid

Our staff is available year-round to answer your questions, inform you about the full range of financial aid resources available to students and parents, as well as help you apply for financial aid. You can trust that our staff will offer you the best funding options available to you depending upon the timing of your application for aid, your level of financial need, and availability of funding.

In addition to the information below, please feel free to view the video tutorials (in the left column of this page) on how to get started. Please note that the full series of tutorial videos are available by clicking here.

To apply for most types of aid, students must complete a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). When completing the FAFSA, you will need to follow the steps listed below:

  1. Gather the information required to apply: current tax information, W2s, driver's license number, social security number, etc.
  2. Apply for a pin number at If you are classified as a dependent, one of your parents will also need to apply for a pin number
  3. Access FAFSA on the web at and click "Start Here"
  4. Choose appropriate school year and begin your FAFSA
  5. At the end of the FAFSA, you will need to enter our Federal School Code which is 005447
  6. Submit your FAFSA and make sure you receive a confirmation number
  7. Complete an application for admission to the college. (We cannot receive your FAFSA information until this step is completed.)
  8. Complete the placement assessment, if applicable. For more information please click here or call 336-633-0200.
  9. While correspondence from the Office of Financial Aid and Veterans Affairs will occasionally be sent via direct mail, in an effort to provide more timely responses and inform students of important financial aid information, an email will be sent via the students’ RCC email account. To access your RCC email account, click on the "MyRCC" link above or go visit

Once your FAFSA has been processed you will receive an email with a link to your Student Aid Report (SAR). If you did not provide an email address, you will receive your SAR by mail. Once the school receives your information, we will contact you by letter and email to inform you of any further steps that you need to make.

Randolph Community College does not participate in the Federal Direct Loan program. If you determine your aid package is not sufficient to cover your costs and need to pursue private student loans, we encourage you to carefully research the private student loan options available to you.


Remember: You must file a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) every academic year in order to receive financial aid. Also, certain scholarships, grants, or other types of aid sometimes require a separate application through the department or organization providing the aid.

Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) Policy


All financial aid recipients are required to meet satisfactory academic progress (SAP) according to Federal regulations and policies set by Randolph Community College (RCC). The intent of these policies is to ensure that students who are receiving financial aid are making measurable progress toward completion of an approved degree, diploma, or certificate program in a reasonable period of time and within a reasonable number of credit hours attempted in their program of study.

Campus Life

Writing Across the Curriculum

Write Now! is the Writing Across the Curriculum (WAC) initiative at Randolph Community College. It is based on the theory that improving students' writing skills helps them achieve greater success in academic and career endeavors. RCC's WAC initiative invites and encourages instructors in all disciplines to emphasize the importance of writing and supports them in doing so.

This website has two primary purposes:

  1. to assist, enhance, and sustain the endeavors of faculty members in all aspects of employing WAC theory and practice
  2. to provide resources that will enhance student written communication skills.

Event Management

Conveniently located with immediate access to Hwy 220 Bypass (Interstate 73), Randolph Community College is a great choice for special events and meetings.

Randolph Community College has a variety of spaces for community events and meetings.

Spaces are available to the public for meetings of 10 to 1,000 people including performances, conferences, exhibitions, or seminars and workshops.