Explore Your Pathway to Success
Choose the one that’s right for you!
We’ll help you every step of the way.
Call an RCC Advisor at 804-333-6730 for more information.
At Rappahannock Community College, you can easily continue your education at a four-year institution.
Our Guaranteed Admission Agreements enable you to finish your associate degree — then continue your education at many schools in Virginia and beyond.
Applied Science Degrees
Our Applied Science Degrees will help launch you into the path of a rewarding career:
RCC’s Certificate Programs will help you get ahead of the curve in your field, and stay competitive in the workplace:
- Administrative Support Technology
- Diesel Certificate
- General Education
- Law Enforcement
- Practical Nursing
Career Studies Certificates
We offer Career Studies Certificates designed to give you specific jobs skills in a short period of time:
- Basic Electronics
- Baking and Pastry Fundamentals
- Computer Applications Specialist
- Computer Aided Drafting
- Culinary Arts
- Culinary Arts – Advanced
- Diesel Mechanics Tech
- Game Design and Development
- Electrical and Instrumentation Technician
- EMT – Emergency Medical Technician
- EMT – Advanced Emergency Medical Technician
- Intro to Engineering Technology
- Paramedic I
- Paramedic II
RCC provides high-quality, short- and long-term programs that are cost-effective, flexible, comprehensive and responsive.
Our customized training programs teach the community of the Middle Peninsula and Northern Neck hands-on skills for immediate application in the workplace.
We offer short-term and long-term classes and programs that can fit your schedule and help you develop the skills you need for getting a job, and advancing in your career.
RCC has many online courses and programs that you can finish quickly and at very little cost. Explore your options and choose the pathway that’s right for you.
We’re here if you need help. Give us a call at 804-758-6750 and we’ll help you every step of the way.
RCC has identified three community college programs — Horticulture Technology, Medical Laboratory Technology, Respiratory Therapy (offered by Reynolds Community College) that are in demand in our service region and are offered at community colleges in neighboring service regions.
Adult Education + GED
Adult Education + High School Equivalency
The Adult Education program provides comprehensive courses that enable adult learners to develop knowledge in order to:
- Obtain a GED or High School Equivalency and choose a career pathway
- Place in post-secondary education
- Obtain the necessary skills for employment
- Improve basic numeracy and literacy skills
Get the skills you need to achieve your goals. Our services are offered free of charge to adults 18+ throughout the Northern Neck. Day and evening classes are available at RCC Warsaw and RCC Kilmarnock. Evening classes are available in Montross, Colonial Beach, and Northumberland.
English language acquisition classes
Practice reading, writing, listening and speaking basic/intermediate English for the workplace. English classes are held in Montross.
High School Equivalency testing
Earn the high school equivalency credential to increase your career opportunities. Testing is offered at the RCC Kilmarnock Center on Wednesdays. Testing vouchers are available for eligible participants.
Virginia’s Career Readiness Certificate
This industry-recognized certificate endorses core employability skills required across many occupations. It confirms to employers a potential employee’s competence in workplace skills such as reading, applied math, and in locating information.
Classes are free for students
Registrations are held during the months of August for classes starting in September and January for classes starting in February. An appointment is required in order to register. At this appointment, you will attend orientation, fill out a registration form, and complete pretesting in English and mathematics. Career coaching is also available to all adult education students.
To schedule an appointment for orientation, registration, and pretesting call:
- Warsaw: 804-333-6829
- Kilmarnock: 804-435-8973
GED TESTING FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Who can take the GED test?
Virginia allows people as young as 16 years old who meet qualification guidelines to take the GED® test.
Where do I take the test?
RCC’s Workforce and Community Development Center in Kilmarnock is a Pearson Vue Testing Center and the test can be scheduled to be taken there through the myged.com website.
Do all sections of the test have to be taken at one time?
In Virginia, you can take the individual subjects one at a time or all four the same day. The exam consists of reasoning through language arts, science, social studies, and mathematics.
Is identification required when you come to test?
Your identity must be verified by showing a valid driver’s license, learner’s permit, passport or other form of official government ID. The ID must show your picture and include your name, address, date of birth, ID number and signature.
For more information about GED testing, call the Kilmarnock Adult Education Office at 804-435-8973
Rappahannock Institute for Lifelong Learning
RAPPAHANNOCK INSTITUTE FOR LIFELONG LEARNING
RILL WAS DESIGNED WITH YOU IN MIND!
Enroll in a course today and explore something new in a stimulating classroom environment where you can share your interests with community members. RILL is an exciting program of the Rappahannock Educational Foundation, Inc. (RCC EFI) that is intended to be a life-enriching learning experience for adults. As RILL students keep their minds active through these thought-provoking classes, they also have the privilege of helping local students in their pursuit of higher education. Each year a scholarship is awarded to an RCC student through net proceeds from RILL class tuition payments.
Classes: RILL’s noncredit college-level classes are held in convenient locations within RCC’s service region — Virginia’s Northern Neck, Middle Peninsula and surrounding areas. Some instructors may suggest specific preliminary reading material to prepare students to get the most from the course; this information will be sent to registered students ahead of time. The courses will include neither prerequisites nor tests.
Benefits: Rappahannock Westminster-Canterbury residents enjoy 50% off class tuition. Virginia Commonwealth Bank Golden Advantage members receive 15% off class tuition.