RCC: Focused on Your Future
Our Plan for Fall 2021 and Beyond
Although the past year has been exceptionally challenging, there were some silver linings. Our transition
to virtual and online learning allowed us to add more flexible learning options to our schedule for the long term. We’ve also developed new student support programs and worked with the RCCF to create new scholarship opportunities that help to ensure that affordable higher education is available to everyone long after the COVID-19 pandemic.
Choose the Learning Option that Works Best For You
The pandemic era has proven that RCC students know which learning styles they prefer. Students who work full time or have childcare needs may prefer asynchronous online courses that allow for coursework to be completed at any time. Other students now know that they thrive in an in-person classroom environment. Regardless of your preference, we have options to meet your needs:
• Online = A fully online course without set meeting times. Online courses are completed fully online, without in-person meetings. You can complete the work at a pace that best suits your schedule, but you must submit assignments and exams by set deadlines.
• Virtual = A fully online course with scheduled meeting times. Virtual courses are completed online but have set meeting times. You are required to log in and participate in course meetings via web-based communication (Microsoft Teams or Zoom) at the scheduled days/times.
• Hybrid = A course with scheduled face-to-face meeting times and an online component. Hybrid courses are completed on campus during designated meeting times with the remainder of the assignments completed online.
• Traditional. Some courses are offered through traditional, on-campus instruction.
We’re committed to ensuring that you have the technology needed to complete courses, during and after the COVID-19 pandemic. Don’t have a laptop? Don’t worry! We’ll provide you with one through our RoxSTARS program. Learn more at rcc.mass.edu/roxstars.
Scholarships & Free Workforce Programs
Beginning in the Fall 2021 semester, RCC will offer significantly more scholarships than in previous years. In addition to the existing merit- and need-based scholarships, the College is offering special yearlong scholarships for students majoring in IT or Engineering. wFull-year scholarships are also available for students majoring in STEM fields who show an interest in green energy. Additionally, thanks to generous funding from the state’s Rapid Reemployment Program, 15 students can complete the Pharmacy Technician Program at no cost. The program is offered in partnership with CVS Health, with guaranteed employment for students who pass the PCTB exam.
Ready to start the registration process?
Visit rcc.mass.edu to get started or contact the Enrollment Center at 857-701-1200 or firstname.lastname@example.org to speak with an admissions counselor.