Situated near the geographic center of North Carolina, Randolph Community College lies adjacent to the ancient mountains in the area known as the Uwharries. This main campus is located in Asheboro at the McDowell Road exit of Highway 220 Bypass/I73/I74, just south of the interchange with Highways 64 and 49. It is 26 miles south of Greensboro, North Carolina, and Interstate Highways 40 and 85, making it accessible from all parts of the state.
The College is located in an area with a rich tradition. Arts and crafts are preserved both commercially and individually. Today people see the same mountains and streams and pass the same locations of homesteads, mills, churches and schools that were known to the people of 1799. Asheboro, with a population of 25,012, is the home of the North Carolina Zoological Park located off U.S. 64, 5 miles southeast of Asheboro. Countywide, the College draws from a population base of 141,752.
Randolph Community College’s 40-acre main campus in Asheboro is located at 629 Industrial Park Avenue. The original building, constructed in 1962 with additions in 1968, 1972, and 1995, is known as the Administration/Education Center. In addition to a centralized administrative service, this building contains many classrooms, labs, and shops, as well as a 30,000-square-foot photography studio, the business office, and the JobLink Career Center.
The College and Career Readiness Programs Area
The College and Career Readiness programs area is located in the Administration/Education Center, Asheboro Campus. Professional assistance for College and Career Readiness students is available Monday – Thursday, 8 a.m. – 9 p.m., and Friday, 8 a.m. – 3 p.m. and at the Archdale Center in Archdale.
The College and Career Readiness area offers assessment of each student’s skills in reading, language, and math prior to placement in an appropriate course of study. Each student is counseled concerning the various classes that are available and takes an active part in deciding on an instructional plan that will help him/her attain individual educational goals.
A variety of programs is available to help adults learn, whether their goal is to learn to read and perform mathematical computations, to complete high school by taking the Adult High School Diploma program or the Adult Secondary Education classes, or just to brush up on their skills. Other programs include English for Speakers of Other Languages classes for those who need to learn to speak, read, and write in English; and Compensatory Education classes to help adults with intellectual disabilities to become more independent and to maintain employment. A variety of instructional approaches is used by the staff to meet the wide range of educational needs of adults. The counselor on duty will assist with helping adults get started in a course of their choosing.
Welcome Center/Student Services Center
In 2011, a 1,700-square-foot Welcome Center was added to the front of the Student Services Center. It includes a large welcome desk and waiting area, and two small offices, one of which contains computers dedicated to students who need to fill out admissions applications or financial aid forms. The Welcome Center is the first place that visitors are directed. The Student Services Center also houses a student lounge, the Armadillo Café, and office facilities for Student Services.
Randolph Community College's Campus Store is located directly behind the Student Services Center on the Asheboro Campus. It is connected to the back door of the Student Services Center by a covered walkway.In addition to textbooks for curriculum and continuing education classes, the Campus Store carries postage stamps, greeting cards, drinks and snacks, plus many RCC insignia items including clothing, binders, and pens. For more information about RCC's Campus Store, call 633-336-0236.
Randolph Community College's Armadillo Cafe, located in the Student Services Center on the Asheboro Campus, offers delicious choices for breakfast, lunch and dinner at reasonable prices, as well as a wide variety of fountain and bottled beverages, snacks, and ice cream. Hours may vary during registration periods, semester breaks, holidays, and other changes to the normal college operational schedule. Call 336-633-0249 for more information.
R. Alton Cox Learning Resources Center (LRC)
The library collection includes over 22,000 printed books and periodicals covering all subjects related to the College curriculum. Library holdings also include a variety of audiovisual and microform materials. Online services include access to the Internet, NC LIVE, electronic books and locally-licensed databases. The library maintains a Web page (www.randolph.edu/library/) that provides a gateway to information, services, and resources.
The library’s online catalog provides access to local resources as well as resources in other participating community college libraries. Through interlibrary loan, the library is able to borrow materials from other libraries for its students, faculty and staff.
In addition to library computers, an open access computer lab is available to users on a first-come, first-served basis. Word processing, spreadsheet, database, presentation and selected course-specific software programs are available. A photocopy machine and computer scanners are also available. Current operating hours are posted on the library’s Web page.
The Distance Education Department offers support services for faculty, staff, and students. The department coordinates RCC’s distance education and videoconferencing programs and provides technical assistance in the implementation and use of distance education technologies. Offices for Distance Education are located on the second floor of the Learning Resources Center.
Other Asheboro Campus Buildings
The J. W. “Willie” Plummer Vocational/Technical Center provides classroom space for the Randolph Early College High School, an autonomous high school located on the campus of Randolph Community College.
The M. H. Branson Business Education Center houses classrooms, labs and offices for the College’s Business curricula. The Design Center provides space for Advertising & Graphic Design, Interior Design, and the Math Lab. The Computer Technology Center houses the College’s Information Technology Services, the computer programs, and part of the Business curricula. The Health & Science Center houses biology, physics, chemistry, and health occupations classes and includes a multimedia lab and faculty offices.
Opened in the summer of 2009, the Richard Petty Education Center showcases the College’s Collision Repair & Refinishing Technology and Automotive Systems Technology programs. The Building Trades Center is home to many Continuing Education classes. The Foundation Conference Center houses the Foundation offices and a flexible meeting space for College and community groups.
The Continuing Education and Industrial Center, a LEED-Gold certified building that opened in January 2013, is a 47,283-squarefoot facility that houses the College’s Workforce Development & Continuing Education classes, the Small Business Center, and classroom and lab space for RCC’s Computer-Integrated Machining, Electrical Systems Technology, and Mechatronics Engineering Technology programs. The building also houses a 3,000-square-foot Corporate Training Center for local businesses to hold meetings and conferences.