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Rowan-Cabarrus Community College News

Plan For Retirement, Become Savvy, Or Get Fit At Rowan-Cabarrus Community College

ROWAN-CABARRUS OFFERS NEW PERSONAL ENRICHMENT CLASSES IN EVERYTHING FROM RETIREMENT 101 AND YOGA TO CAKE DECORATING AND COUPONING

SALISBURY, N.C. — Rowan-Cabarrus Community College is offering a number of helpful personal enrichment classes this fall. Whether you are looking to prepare for retirement or if you want to learn how to decorate cakes, you can get the information you need at Rowan-Cabarrus! Whatever the interest, we’ve got it all!

The college aims to provide the communities of Rowan and Cabarrus Counties with affordable and accessible courses for both personal and professional development. Please call 704-216-7222 as soon as possible to reserve your spot in one of these exciting classes! You may also visit the website at http://www.rccc.edu/enrichment/ for more information. Please visit for additional information and to voice your thoughts on other classes you’d like to see offered.

Beginning Yoga – (8 weeks)

This course introduces the fundamentals of Yoga with a focus on proper breathing techniques, relaxation and correct body positions. Yoga is an exercise that strengthens the body and mind through exercises in relaxation and balance. Space is limited to facilitate individualized instruction. Bring a Yoga Mat and wear loose, comfortable clothing.

  • Date(s): Tuesdays, October 16, 2012 – December 11, 2012 (no class on 10/23)
  • Time: 5:30 p.m. – 6:45 p.m.
  • Location: North Campus, Salisbury, Building 400, Room 4124 (Aerobics Room)
  • Registration Fee: $65
  • Instructor: Tannehill
  • Hours: 10

Retirement 101

Retirement 101 is a course designed to increase awareness on retirement planning issues and is instructed by qualified financial planners with real world experience. The class is recommended for individuals approaching, or in, retirement. Retirement 101 was developed with input from educators, financial planners, tax and legal professionals. Retirement 101 can help lessen the anxiety associated with life events such as: a change in employment status, the passing of a loved one, divorce, disability, moving to a new home, or funding college for a child or grandchild. While this course may not be able to increase your employment income, it can provide the knowledge to increase your confidence and ultimately your net worth!

  • Date(s): Tuesdays, October 16, 2012 – October 30, 2012
  • Time: 6:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
  • Location: South Campus, Concord, Building 1000, Room 106
  • Registration Fee: $49 includes workbook
  • Instructor: Rush
  • Hours: 7.5

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Rowan-Cabarrus Offers Plumbing Certification Classes

EXPERIENCED INSTRUCTOR PROVIDES HANDS-ON EXPERIENCE TO BECOME A BETTER HELPER

“Students will get the information that is needed to exceed expectations of their future supervisors, and some may possibly work for themselves at some point in their career.”

SALISBURY, N.C. —Rowan-Cabarrus Community College is launching a new hands-on plumbing certification course.

This course covers basic installation and maintenance of plumbing systems and components. Within those components, the instructor will begin with safety, and continue through a real-life look at blueprints, implementation of standard practices, installation and maintenance of piping, fittings, valves, appliances, and fixtures used in the plumbing system.

“This is the first time we’ve been able to offer this kind of course, and we are lucky to have Michael Swaenepoel as an instructor,” said Jeanie Moore, vice president of advancement and continuing education at Rowan-Cabarrus. “He had a successful plumbing career and excelled quickly in this field.”

Swaenepoel has over 30 years of experience as a successful business owner throughout Florida and North Carolina, while maintaining his inspector certifications for mechanical, electrical, Building, and plumbing.

“One year in this course will teach these students more than if they were enrolled in some of the longer programs that are being offered by our competitors,” said Swaenepoel.

Upon completion, students will be able to install and maintain basic plumbing systems, components, appliances, and fixtures through the appropriate use of plumbing tools and standard practices. With additional experience in the field, students could also be qualified to sit for the plumbing licensing exam.

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R3 Center Announces October 2012 Workshops Including Workshops For NC Back-To-Work Funds

ROWAN-CABARRUS COMMUNITY COLLEGE OFFERS FREE PROGRAMS FOR THE UNEMPLOYED OR UNDER-EMPLOYED

KANNAPOLIS, N.C. — The R3 Center is offering numerous career development workshops and resume clinics in October for adults in Rowan and Cabarrus counties. All of the programs are provided free-of-charge.

Located at 200 West Ave., in Kannapolis, the R3 Center is a career development center established by Rowan-Cabarrus Community College to assist displaced workers, those 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.

Rowan-Cabarrus Community College has also been awarded a $301,539 grant from the North Carolina Department of Commerce in support of the NC Back-to-Work initiative. The program will focus on providing job training and retraining to long-term unemployed citizens of North Carolina.

Rowan-Cabarrus Community College will leverage the NC Back-to-Work grant to provide short-term training leading to stackable credentials and certifications including Career Readiness and third-party technical certifications. Participants will also work with career coaches to determine a realistic career plan for entry-level employment.

North Carolina Back to Work Information Sessions will be held on the following dates:

  • Mondays – October 8, 15, 22 and 29 at 9 a.m. – North Campus, Bldg. 400, Rm. 4204;
  • Wednesdays – October 17 and 24 at 9 a.m. and October 10 and 24 at 2 p.m. both at the Cabarrus Business and Technology Center – Rm. 9281; and October 31 at 9 a.m. – R3 Center;
  • Tuesday – October 16 at 6 p.m. – R3 Center.

The center’s September schedule of workshops includes the following sessions. Due to the popularity of its free sessions, the R3 Center strongly encourages clients to call in advance to reserve a place (704-216-7201).

New Client Launch – Mondays – October 8, 15, 22, and 29 at 9 a.m.; on Tuesdays – October 9, 23, and 30 at 6 p.m.; on Wednesdays – October 10, 17, 24, and 31 at 11 a.m.; on Thursdays – October 4 and 18 at 2 p.m.; and Saturday, October 6 at 9 a.m.

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Rowan-Cabarrus Community College To Undergo Major Construction

$12 MILLION ROWAN BOND PROJECTS BEGIN IN JANUARY 2013

SALISBURY, N.C. — Rowan-Cabarrus Community College will undergo major renovations over the next few years.

Rowan County citizens voted in 2010 to provide the college $12 million for much needed renovations and expansion of the North Campus as part of the RCCC bond referendum.

“Our students were very passionate about this $12 million bond, and took it upon themselves advocate on behalf of the college to their families, friends and neighbors,” said Carl M. Short, chair of the Rowan-Cabarrus Board of Trustees.

“Their efforts were so impressive that the North Carolina Community College System awarded them the Top ‘C’ award for excellent student leadership and involvement.”

The proposed renovation and construction projects include a new and improved Fire and Emergency Services Training Facility, and a 30,000 square foot addition, with 18 new classrooms, to the allied health building. The college is also transforming an administrative building into instructional use, as well as increasing the accessibility of North Campus to meet Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) requirements. In order to meet the growing needs of the college, the $12 million approved by the voters will be augmented with additional funds as shown in the table below:

No. Funding Source Amount

  1. Rowan County Bond $12,000,000
  2. U.S. Department of Commerce Economic Development Administration (EDA) Grant $2,000,000
  3. 2011 State Equipment Fund Re-allocation $1,300,000
  4. Anticipated 2012 State Equipment Funds Re-allocation $275,000*
    Total $15,575,000

Estimated total equipment needs are $725,000. The college will seek alternate private funding to secure the difference.

The college plans to break ground on the Fire and Emergency Services Training Facility in January 2013 with completion in summer of 2013.

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Rowan-Cabarrus Community College Announces Excellence In Teaching Award Winners

SALISBURY, N.C. — Rowan-Cabarrus Community College announced its 2011-2012 Excellence in Teaching award recipients at the college’s September board meeting.

“Rowan-Cabarrus Community College is committed to excellence for our teachers and our students,” said Dr. Carol S. Spalding, president of the college.

Paul Ken Clifton, instructor for Computer Information Technology, has received the Outstanding Excellence in Teaching Award. A graduate of Rowan-Cabarrus Community College, Ken has taught at the college for 22 years. He holds a bachelor’s degree from Catawba College and a master’s degree in electronic commerce from the University of Maryland. Clifton and his wife, Katherine, reside in Salisbury.

By receiving the Outstanding Excellence in Teaching Award, Clifton is also the college’s nominee for the 2012 North Carolina Community College System’s R.J. Reynolds Excellence in Teaching Award.

Three faculty members received Excellence in Teaching Awards with special distinction. They are:

  • Ginger Sigmon Fox, English faculty and Director of RCCC’s Writing Center (Support to the Mission of the College Recognition)
  • Melissa Reid, Mathematics faculty (Use of Technology in Instruction Recognition)
  • Lara Swenson, Chemistry faculty (Active Learning Practices Recognition)

The remaining Excellence in Teaching Award winners are:

  • Shirley Foley, Biotechnology
  • Roberta A. Kern, Foreign Language, Spanish
  • Frank Merrell, Industrial Engineering Technology
  • Maria Rodriguez, Foreign Language, Spanish
  • Joslyn E. Blackburn, Business/Marketing (Adjunct Instructor)

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Rowan-Cabarrus Community College Announces Intent to Create New Emergency Preparedness Technology Program

PROGRAM DEVELOPMENT KEY PART OF COLLEGE’S VISION AND ENROLLMENT GROWTH STRATEGY

SALISBURY, N.C. — Rowan-Cabarrus Community College has announced plans to bring an Emergency Preparedness Technology program to the college fall 2013, pending state approval.

“Development of new programs is part of the college’s vision and enrollment growth strategy,” said Dr. Carol S. Spalding, president of Rowan-Cabarrus Community College.

“It’s vital that we have the resources to keep our programs current or develop new ones to address our local workforce needs.”

The college board has approved the proposal to apply for an Emergency Preparedness Technology program.

“Being prepared for emergency situations is becoming exceedingly more important in our world. It’s critical to be ready for both natural disasters and manmade situations that are evolving faster than technology,” said Kimberly Boling, program developer of the Emergency Preparedness Technology program and coordinator of the Online Criminal Justice Program.

The Emergency Preparedness program will be designed for individuals who are seeking careers that are related to management of emergency and catastrophic situations. Tornadoes, floods, earthquakes, hurricanes, hazardous chemical spills, and acts of terrorism are all examples of public emergencies in which lives and property are threatened. This degree will prepare students for a position in both public or private sector agencies as well as organizations like FEMA (Federal Emergency Management Agency) that work to minimize the effects of disasters on the public through planning effective response operations and public education.

Students will hone skills including communication, decision-making, problem-solving and effective planning. Students will also learn local, state, and federal regulations and how to develop an up-to-date emergency plan that incorporates these regulations. The Emergency Preparedness Technology program would also include an emphasis on leadership and decisive decision making, critical in emergency situations.

For more information about Rowan-Cabarrus Community College, please visit www.rccc.edu or call 704-216-RCCC (7222).

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Daryl Cox Newly Sworn In As Trustee On Rowan-Cabarrus Community College Board

RICHARD DARYL COX BRINGS STRONG EDUCATION AND DIVISION OF EMPLOYMENT SECURITY EXPERIENCE TO ROWAN-CABARRUS BOARD OF TRUSTEES

SALISBURY, N.C. — The Rowan-Cabarrus Community College Board of Trustees proudly accepted a new member into its ranks at its September board meeting. Richard Daryl Cox was recently appointed by the Rowan County Commission to serve on the board through 2016.

“I am so pleased to get to work more closely with Rowan-Cabarrus Community College. I believe in the good work that they’re doing, and I’m excited to develop a stronger relationship with the college and its mission in the community through this appointment,” said Cox.

Cox is a longtime resident of Salisbury, currently employed by the Division of Employment Security. Cox, originally from Knoxville, Tennessee, moved to North Carolina in 1973 to attend Pfeiffer University. Cox has nine years of IT experience beginning as a project officer for Y2K compliance with the military. He retired with 35 years combined enlisted and officer experience from the North Carolina Air National Guard (USAF) with the rank of Captain. He is also a Past Chairman of the Headquarters and Employees Committee, North Carolina Air National Guard.

“I feel that Rowan-Cabarrus is vital to Rowan and Cabarrus Counties in the advancement of our workforce and the enrichment of our communities,” said Cox. “Working together, we can make this an even better place in which to live and work.”

Cox holds both a bachelor’s of science in Social Studies and Secondary Education, as well as a master’s in Business Administration and Health Administration from Pfeiffer University. In his free time, Cox also serves as a Small Group facilitator for his church and sings in the choir. They have one son, Todd Cox of High Point, N.C.

“We welcome our new trustee. Cox has past experience working for Stanly Community College in their Student Success Center. We expect he will have much to add to our vibrant board,” said Dr. Carol S. Spalding, president of the college.

Rowan-Cabarrus Board of Trustees members are responsible for attending all board meetings and key Rowan-Cabarrus events. As a board they are responsible for college policies.

“Rowan-Cabarrus is excited to have Daryl join our board. I am pleased to welcome him and know that he will be a valuable asset to the college in its stated mission to ‘build sustainable futures through the power of learning,’” said Carl M. Short, chair of the Rowan-Cabarrus Board of Trustees.

Appointments to the Board of Trustees are liaisons to the pubic of the entire service area and not to the appointing entity. Once appointed, trustees are to carry out their duties as established by the General Statutes of North Carolina and the Board’s Bylaws and Policies. They are to carry out those responsibilities independent of concern for any group, organization, appointing board, or political entity other than the students, citizens of the service area, and the college.

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Susan Kluttz Reappointed To Rowan-Cabarrus Community College Board of Trustees

SALISBURY MAYOR PRO TERM HAS SERVED ON THE COLLEGE BOARD SINCE 2008

 “Rowan-Cabarrus is fortunate to retain such a distinguished member of our board. I am proud to serve alongside Susan Kluttz and know that she will continue to be a valuable asset to the college in ‘building sustainable futures through the power of learning,’” said Carl M. Short, chair of the Rowan-Cabarrus Board of Trustees.

SALISBURY, N.C. — Susan Kluttz, mayor pro tem of Salisbury, has been reappointed to the Rowan-Cabarrus Community College Board of Trustees by the Rowan-Salisbury Board of Education.

“Rowan-Cabarrus Community College is a city treasure and a critical partner in Rowan and Cabarrus Counties,” said Kluttz. “I am proud to continue serving the college and our community as a trustee.”

Kluttz served as mayor of Salisbury for fourteen years. Kluttz has served on the college board since 2008. Kluttz’s term will run through 2016.

She was recently awarded the 2012 Mayor’s Cup, presented for sustained contributions to the City of Salisbury, and a 2012 “Champion of Afterschool” by the NC Center for Afterschool Programs and the National League of Cities Youth, Education and Families Institute.

 Appointments to the Board of Trustees are liaisons to the pubic of the entire service area and not to the appointing entity. Once appointed, trustees are to carry out their duties as established by the General Statutes of North Carolina and the Board’s Bylaws and Policies. They are to carry out those responsibilities independent of concern for any group, organization, appointing board, or political entity other than the students, citizens of the service area, and the college.

In addition to her role on the college board, Kluttz serves on the board of directors of F&M Bank and Salisbury Community Development Corporation. She also sits on the executive committee of Salisbury-Rowan Project Safe Neighborhoods, and the University of North Carolina at Greensboro Board of Visitors. Kluttz was a founding member of the North Carolina Metropolitan Mayors Coalition, serving as vice-chairman, and was also recently appointed to the North Carolina Governor’s Gang Task Force.

She earned a bachelor’s degree from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro in English. She is married to District Court Judge William C. Kluttz, Jr. They are the parents of two grown children, Lt. Cmd. William C. Kluttz III, USN, of Newport, RI, and Susan Kluttz Smith of Burlington, and one grandson, William C. Kluttz IV.

For more information about Rowan-Cabarrus Community College, please visit www.rccc.edu.

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Rowan-Cabarrus Community College Announces Summer 2012 Honor Rolls

SALISBURY, N.C. — Rowan-Cabarrus Community College announces those students who earned President’s and Dean’s List recognition during the summer 2012 semester.

To qualify for the President’s List, a student must attend full-time, carry a minimum of 12 credit hours, and achieve a grade-point-average of 4.0 for the semester.

Rowan-Cabarrus President’s List – Summer 2012

Advance: John Phibbs; Albemarle: Peyton Bowers; Charlotte: Andrea Aikens, Cassandra Darden, April Dodson, Jodi Fallan, Alejandro Idencio, Lauren Jennings, Tiny Matthews, Daniel McSwain, Brianna Moody, Mary Pinion, Martha Pinion, Colin Pires, Alicia Shepherd, Emily Volk; China Grove: Robert Bettis, Eli Brandt, Jodi Dean, John Furr, Kenton Harkey, Heavan Helms, Mary Hudson, Matthew Johnston, Andrew Kelley, Amanda Kioukis, Michael Long, Sonya Martinez, Viviana Martinez Hernandez, Kerri Sprinkles, Tommy Wendell; Cleveland: Zachary Godwin, Hobie Parrish, Yessica Soto, Effie Staffa; Concord: Tomas Adame-Hernandez, Isaac Alvarez, Lorie Amrhein, Gail Arns, Virginia Barrier, Kris Bennett, Blaine Briggs, James Brock, Jason Brookhart, Jason Brown, Jillian Byrd, Sheila Calvert, Marrah Carroll, Klaire Carter, Kelsee Cheek, Candice Coffey, Channon Craig, Allyson Crane, Heather Crider, Jahann Crowl, Adam Deas, Holley Drye, Ashley Earnhardt, Heather Edwards, Jennifer Engelhaupt, Michelle Forsythe, Michael Furr, Christopher Galde, Dawn Gallegos, Douglas Gold, Kristin Gray, Kimberly Gregg, Erin Harrington, Barrett Helms, Ashley Helms, Heather Herrington, Derong Huang, Michael Kane, Kristina Keating, Justin Kiser, Katie Koffler, George Kuhn, Clifton Lamm, Meghan Lebedz, Samantha Lehr, Reginald Love, Dana Maier, Vanessa Marcuccio, Michael McGrew, Nina McKim, Chelsea Medlin, Amber Montano, William Morris, Johnny Murphy, Jonathan Neal, Promise Nevers, Marissa Patterson, William Pearson, Christine Price, Byron Price, Susan Ray, Rochelle Richards, Sharon Rohmann, Dominique Rollins, Toni Ross, Nicole Schwind, Kevin Shanus, Dean Shellenbarger, Jillian Sheppard, Mike Sides, Tara Sigears, Michelle Small, Christy Smith, Courtney Steelman, Matthew Suchanoff, Justin Tallent, Debra Weaks, Marcia Westbrook-Williams, Hoyt Womble; Davidson: Caitlin Zimmerman; Denver: Ronald Gurdak; Faith: Krista Lyerly; Gold Hill: James Williams; Granite Quarry: Brianna Moore, John Ward; Hampstead: Cheryl Dowling; Harrisburg: Jameson Digiovanna, Dawn Howard, Angilena Hunt-Brown, Shannon Rilloraza, Rhonda Ritchie, Shannon Siganowich, Jason Thompson; Huntersville: Ryan Caber, Jamie Hammitt, Marc Kerr; Kannapolis: Masomakali Baruti, Terry Beaver, Silvia Blevins, Benjamin Cable, Kelly Chandler, Natalie Clark, John Cooper, Charlesanna Corbett, James Danter, Hollis Deal, Amber Dunlap, Laura Gillespie, Michael Hill, William Jones, David Kanipe, Thomas Kotlarz, Sarah Lackey, Jose Lazaro, Marchette Leeper, William Little, Jack Lotito, Matthew Lowder, Barbara McCullough, Tammy McCullough, Ryan McCurrach, Bryan Musselwhite, Kathryn Musselwhite, Donna Nava, Ramsey Nimer, Rebecca Noland, Kerry Parr, Kelly Poteat, Thomas Purser, Carolyn Reed, Emily Rice, Donald Roberts, Christopher Safrit, Richard Saxby, Kimberly Sides, Scott Stewart, Charles Thomas, Erin Thompson, Kerry Ward; Landis: David Blount, Deana Hardy, Tammie Lowder, Shane Safrit, Christopher Tarlton, Michael Venters; Lexington: Rosa Allen; Midland: Joyce Eure, Travis Eure; Mocksville: Rita Durner; Monroe: Monica Groome, Katrina Seabury; Mooresville: Clifton Lee, Larry Poplin, Heath Schmidt, Krista Swartz, Beth Trujillo; Mount Pleasant: Rhonda Allmon, Susan Blackwelder, Walter Dyer, James Underwood; Mount Ulla: Lucas Christie, Amy Offenberger; Rockwell: Mildred Aldridge, Krystal Cress, Kathy Dowell, Sandra Graham, Bridgette Gullette, Claudia Hamre, Taylor Honeycutt, Terry Jacobs, Bonnie Johnson, Joy Kuhns, Nikki Laroche, Bobbie McKenney, Janelle Myers, Jill Owens, Jennifer Roy, Michael Shirley, Michael Spry; Salisbury: Marilyn Ambers, Rebecca Ball, Marion Bennett, Susan Boucher-Patrick, Natalia Brown, William Callahan, Karen Carter, Shalayna Charles, Jessica Corum, Karrie Crowell, Darin Damme, Matthew Derby, Linda Ensign, Brenda Forbis, Douglas Fortune, Tonya Foster, Joshua Fox, Martha Hayostek, Joseph Heilig, Dane Hendrickson, Christopher Hill, Jennifer Hodgson, Peggy Hudson, Jackie Huffman, Jason Hughes, Cynthia Hurst, Sade Ingram, Monifa Jackson, Nerissa Johnson, Caroline Jones, Brenda Kissiah, Catrena Kivett, Michael Lee, Dulcey Lefler, Jennifer Lewis, Rodney Lowder, Yareli Luna, Austin Lyle, Susan Lyons, Barry McCall, Amy Mitchell, Tiffany Mitchell, Jasmine Moore, Ian Morrow, Lindsay Mullis, Allison Nestor, Lizzie Overcash, Gordon Owens, Shannon Patella, Ethan Pless, Coreen Ramos, Angela Ramsey, Robin Raney, Jeffrey Redding, Chelsea Ritchie, Katlyn Rose, Naomi Scott, Starr Shoaf, Amy Smith, Gregory Smyre, Ericca Strickland, Patra Tate, Jennifer Wagner, Lauren Ward, Toni White, Donna Wilkins, Christine Williams, Lioudmila Wolfe, Matthew Yarbrough, Sandra Youse, David Zalinsky; Statesville: Jonathan Stikeleather; Winston-Salem: Terri Stanley; Woodleaf: Jennifer Goodwin, Susan Lankford.

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Rowan-Cabarrus Community College Announces Accreditation Of Nursing And Early Childhood Education Programs

ROWAN-CABARRUS PROGRAMS MEET HIGH STANDARDS ESTABLISHED BY EXTERNAL ACCREDITING BODIES; NURSING PROGRAMS ACHIEVE SELECTIVE STATUS

CONCORD, N.C. — Rowan-Cabarrus Community College has been awarded accreditation for both of its nursing programs and its early childhood education program.

“Accreditation is an important part of our work here at Rowan-Cabarrus. It says that our programs meet high standards,” said Dr. Carol S. Spalding, president of the college.

“This accomplishment ensures that our students can take their degrees, diplomas and certificates anywhere.”

The National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) recently certified the college’s early childhood education Associate in Applied Science degree program.

According to the accrediting report, “students have many meaningful learning opportunities to develop knowledge and skills relative to each NAEYC standard.”

The National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission, Inc. is the college’s accrediting body for its nursing programs. The college’s Associate’s Degree in Nursing (ADN) program has been re-accredited for eight years and the Licensed Practical Nursing (LPN) program has received initial accreditation for five years. The ADN program is one of only 14 programs among the 58 community colleges in North Carolina that is nationally accredited.

This is the first time the college has sought accreditation for the LPN program, making it the second program across the entire state – out of 48 other LPN programs – to receive this accreditation.

“I’m so proud of both our nursing and early childhood education programs,” said Spalding. “They’ve shown leadership and dedication to the constant improvement that we strongly encourage here at Rowan-Cabarrus.”

Rowan-Cabarrus offers multiple nursing programs options, including associate degree in nursing (ADN), practical nursing (LPN) and the LPN to ADN transition option. Rowan-Cabarrus also offers several options in early childhood education including a transfer program for those seeking a four-year degree, an Early Childhood Administrator’s Advanced certificate, a Child Care Specialist certificate, a diploma, and an Associate in Applied Science degree.

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