RCC opens fall registration

HAMLET — Richmond Community College is gearing up for a new academic year, which will begin Aug. 17 with the introduction of a new one-year program in Electric Utility Substation and Relay Technology (EUSRT), as well as a new four-course certificate in Project Management. The new offerings add to RCC’s list of more than 60 other degrees, diplomas and certificates.

RCC_50th_logo_horizontalFall registration is already underway for current RCC students. The first of two planned new student scheduling events will be held from 2:30 to 5:45 p.m. June 25, with a second event being held during the same hours on July 9.

Fall classes begin Aug. 17, with four-, eight-, 12-, 14- and 16-week sessions available. Late start dates include Sept. 15, Oct. 16 and Nov. 13.

Certificate of Project Management

The Certificate of Project Management is a program offered completely online, making it convenient for professionals already employed to receive certification at their leisure.

Project management is defined as the process and activity of planning, organizing, motivating, and controlling resources, procedures and protocols to achieve specific goals. As an example, there are constant changes in the healthcare industry involving record-keeping and reporting, and in occupations such as banking and retail, frequent changes in regulations often require planned changes in operation systems.

Employers are seeking employees who possess the skills, knowledge and education to successfully start and complete various projects that arise from time to time, which led to the creation of RCC’s new certification.

The four online courses are Introduction to Project Management (PMT 110) and Principles of Management (BUS 137), which will be offered in the fall, and Project Management Issues (PMT 210) and Project Management Leadership (PMT 215), which will be offered in the spring.

Anyone interested in participating in this exciting new program should contact Dr. Devon Hall at 910-410-1912 or via e-mail at dghall@richmondcc.edu.

Electrical Utility Transformer Test Specialist Diploma

The Electric Utility Transformer Test Specialist diploma is also catered to individuals already in the workforce, as all of the classes are being offered in the evening.

The program, which was created in response to the utility industry’s immediate demand for more technicians capable of working on transformers, can be completed in four semesters.

“Students can complete this program in one year and get a job in the utility industry providing installation, commissioning, maintenance and trouble-shooting for large power transformers and maintenance for electric utility substations,” said RCC’s Engineering Department Chair Amir Niczad. “Our two-year degree program already has a 100 percent job placement rate for graduates, so we know there is a real need for the type of skills we are teaching in Electric Utility Substation and Relay Technology.”

RCC is the only college in the country to offer a two-year degree program like the Electric Utility Substation and Relay Technology (EUSRT) and is also the only college in the country with a working substation on its campus. The Electric Utility Transformer Test Specialist one-year diploma program will also be unique to RCC.

Graduates who receive the Electric Utility Transformer Test Specialist diploma will have the skills training for employment with utility companies as well as supporting companies in the industry, such as transformer manufacturers. Graduates of the diploma program will also be considered one year into the EUSRT associate degree program, so they continue their studies or go to work.

To learn more about the Electric Utility Transformer Test Specialist or EUSRT program, visit www.richmondcc.edu or call 910-410-1700.

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