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 located in Asheboro is just south of the interchange of Highways 220, 64 and 49 at the McDowell Road Exit. 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 includes 13 buildings. 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, the Continuing Education offices, the Small Business Center, and the JobLink Career Center.
The Basic Skills Programs Area
The Basic Skills Programs area is located in the Administration/Education Center, Asheboro Campus. Professional assistance for Basic Skills 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 Basic Skills Programs 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 GED tests, or just to brush up on their skills. Other programs include English as a Second Language 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, Burt's Bees, RCC Insignia items, drinks and snacks. For more information about RCC's Campus Store, call 633-336-0236.
Randolph Community College's Armadillo Cafe is located in the Student Services Center on the Asheboro Campus. The Cafe offers delicious choices for breakfast, lunch and dinner at reasonable prices. Choose from 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 approximately 33,200 books, subscriptions to approximately 71 print periodicals and newspapers, over 5,000 audiovisual programs, and a variety of microform materials to support the total instructional program of the College. The library's online catalog provides access to local resources as well as resources in other participating community college libraries. 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 is open to the College and community Monday - Thursday, 7:45 a.m. - 10 p.m., and Friday, 7:45 a.m. - 3 p.m.
An open access computer lab is available on a first-come, first-served basis during posted hours. Printing, Internet, Microsoft Office and selected course-specific software are available in the lab. Internet, Microsoft Office, and printing are also available in the library.
The Distance Education Department offers support services for faculty, staff, and students. The department coordinates RCC's distance education programs and provides technical assistance in the implementation and use of distance education technologies to assist faculty and staff with curriculum development and instruction for students. 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 electrical/electronics labs and houses some classes for the Randolph Early College High School. A modular unit added in 2008 is also dedicated to RECHS classes.
The M. H. Branson Business Education Center is a modern facility with classrooms, labs and offices for the College’s Business curricula. The Design Center provides space for Advertising & Graphic Design and Interior Design. A Computer Technology Center houses the College’s administrative computers 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, which is under construction, is a 46,000 square foot facility that will double the space available for the College’s Corporate & Continuing Education classes, double the size of the Small Business Center, and more than double the size of the lab space for RCC’s Computer-Integrated Machining program. The building will also house the Electrical/Electronics Technology and Industrial Engineering Technology programs and provide a 3,000-square-foot Business & Industry Training Center for local businesses to hold meetings and