Rowan–Cabarrus Community College

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Rowan–Cabarrus Community College
Established 1963
President Carol S. Spalding, Ed.D.
Students 22,000
Location Salisbury, North Carolina, Concord, North Carolina, Kannapolis, North Carolina, North Carolina, United States
Affiliations North Carolina Community College System

Rowan–Cabarrus Community College (RCCC) is a large community college in Rowan County and Cabarrus County, North Carolina, USA. It is one of 58 colleges in the state-supported North Carolina Community College System.[1]

RCCC offers fully accredited associate degree programs in more than 40 areas of study, including arts and sciences, business, information technology, health and public services, engineering technologies, and biotechnology. RCCC also offers accredited diploma and certificate programs focused on career training, continuing education and basic skills education. RCCC provides a foundation and transferable credits for students advancing to four-year colleges and universities and helps adults receive the additional training they need to start or change careers.[1]

RCCC provides more than 2,000 course offerings, serving a yearly overall enrollment of more than 22,000 students. In addition, RCCC provides the education and job-training programs needed to meet many of the workforce demands of the North Carolina Research Campus being developed in Kannapolis. RCCC offers day, evening and on-line classes for adults.[1]

Displaced workers programs[edit]

RCCC established the R3 Center in 2007 specifically to assist displaced workers. RCCC’s experience working with the thousands of laid-off Pillowtex workers between 2003 and 2005 led the college to develop a new program to serve the unique needs of adult displaced workers.[2]

Located in Kannapolis, the R3 Center is a career development center to help adults who are unemployed or under-employed. The center’s mission is built on three Rs – a refocus on individual skills and interests, retraining and further education, and partnering with other workforce development agencies to secure career-oriented re-employment.[2]

The R3 Center helps adult workers to assess their skills, aptitudes, training and academic credentials, and future career interests to develop an action plan for career growth. All R3 Center services are provided free-of-charge. The center works with other workforce development agencies, including the Centralina Workforce Development Board, JobLink Career Centers of Cabarrus and Rowan counties, N.C. Employment Security Commission and other area community colleges.[2]

In 2010, RCCC founded the Re-employment Bridge Institute (RBI) to share its displaced worker experiences with other community colleges and employment agencies across North Carolina. Through a series of workshops, conferences and on-line programs, the RBI is sharing best practices in responding to the multiple needs of displaced workers. The RBI seeks to share ideas and help local institutions and agencies become catalysts for economic recovery. The RBI was established through a grant from the North Carolina Department of Commerce.[3]

Continuing and corporate education[edit]

RCCC’s Continuing & Corporate Education programs provide workforce and personal development opportunities in multiple locations throughout Cabarrus and Rowan counties. RCCC seeks to deliver innovative and responsive programs for organizations and individuals regardless of where they fall in the education spectrum. Following are some of RCCC’s broad Continuing & Corporate Education program areas.[4]

Community education[edit]

  • Career Readiness Certification (CRC)
  • EMT
  • Fire & Rescue Services
  • Health Occupations
  • Human Resources Development
  • Law Enforcement Certifications
  • Personal Enrichment & Healthy Living

Corporate education[edit]

  • Corporate & Professional Development
  • Customized Training
  • Industry Certifications
  • Small Business Center (SBC)
  • Personal Enrichment & Healthy Living

Pre-college studies[edit]

  • Adult Basic Education
  • GED
  • Compensatory Education
  • English as a Second Language (ESL)


  • North Campus
1333 Jake Alexander Blvd., South
Salisbury, NC 28146
  • South Campus
1531 Trinity Church Road
Concord, NC 28027
  • Cabarrus Business & Technology Center (CBCT)
660 Concord Parkway North
Concord, NC 28027
  • Cloverleaf Center
942 Cloverleaf Plaza
Kannapolis, NC 28081
Cosmetology: 704-792-9788
Extension Center: 704-216-3557
  • North Carolina Research Campus (NCRC)
399 Biotechnology Lane
Kannapolis, NC 28081


  1. ^ a b c [1] Archived December 18, 2010, at the Wayback Machine.
  2. ^ a b c [2] Archived January 7, 2011, at the Wayback Machine.
  3. ^ "History of the Re-Employment Bridge Institute". 2012-03-01. Retrieved 2012-03-07. 
  4. ^ "Rowan-Cabarrus Community College". 

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