RCC and Newport News Shipbuilding Apprentice School forge agreement

Dr. James Hughes of the Newport News Shipbuilding Apprentice School and Dr. Donna Alexander of RCC, sign an agreement allowing Apprentice School graduates to transfer to RCC.

Dr. James Hughes of the Newport News Shipbuilding Apprentice School and Dr. Donna Alexander of RCC, sign an agreement allowing Apprentice School graduates to transfer to RCC.

A recent articulation agreement between Rappahannock Community College and the Newport News Shipbuilding Apprentice School will allow graduates of the Apprentice School’s World Class Shipbuilder curriculum to transfer their credits to RCC.

The January 9 agreement states that these credits may be applied toward one of four RCC degree programs: the Associate of Arts and Sciences degrees in business administration or pre-engineering, or the Associate of Applied Science degrees in business management or general engineering technology.

RCC and the Apprentice School, says the agreement, “share the broad educational mission of providing opportunities for registered apprentices in the Commonwealth of Virginia to pursue knowledge and gain skills toward additional educational credentials and future employment” and “recognize the benefits of facilitating transfer” between the two schools.