Apr 12, 2021  
2020-2021 Catalog and Student Handbook 
  
2020-2021 Catalog and Student Handbook

Declaration



Nondiscrimination Policy


Rappahannock Community College is an equal opportunity institution providing educational and employment opportunities, programs, services, and activities. RCC shall promote and maintain equal employment and educational opportunities without regard to race, color, religion, disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, ethnicity, marital status, pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions including lactation, age (except when age is a bona fide occupational qualification), status as a veteran, national origin, or other non-merit factors. RCC also prohibits sexual misconduct including sexual violence or harassment.

Inquiries may be directed to the Director of Human Resources, Caroline Stelter at cstelter@rappahannock.edu; 12745 College Drive, Glenns, VA 23149, 804-758-6728.

 

Accreditation

Rappahannock Community College is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges Commission on Colleges to award associate degrees and certificates. Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097 or call 404-679-4500 for questions about the accreditation of Rappahannock Community College.

As one of Virginia’s twenty-three community colleges, RCC is approved by the Virginia State Board for Community Colleges. The college’s associate degrees - Arts and Sciences and Applied Science - are approved by the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia (SCHEV).

The Associate Degree in Nursing Program at RCC is accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing, Inc. (ACEN). Contact the ACEN (formerly NLNAC) at 3343 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 850, Atlanta, Georgia 30326.

The associate of applied science degree in nursing (ADN program) and the certificate program in practical nursing (PN program) are approved by the Virginia Board of Nursing. Contact the Virginia Board of Nursing through the Virginia Department of Health Professions, Perimeter Center, 9960 Mayland Drive, Suite 300, Henrico, Virginia 23233.

The EMS Programs, Basic, and Advanced through Intermediate, are accredited by the Virginia Office of Emergency Medical Services.

“The Rappahannock Community College Paramedic Program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (www.caahep.org) upon the recommendation of the Committee on Accreditation of Educational Programs for the Emergency Medical Services Professions (CoAEMSP).”

To Contact CAAHEP
Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs
25400 U.S. Highway 19 North, Suite 158
Clearwater, FL 33763
CAAHEP

To Contact COAEMSP
8301 Lakeview Parkway, Suite 111-312
Rowlett TX 75088
(214) 703-8445,
FAX (214) 703-8992
COAEMSP

The college is a member of the American Association of Community Colleges and is approved for listing in the U.S. Office of Education directories.

Content

Rappahannock Community College provides its website, catalog, handbooks, and any other printed materials or electronic media for your general guidance. The college does not guarantee that the information contained within them, including, but not limited to, the contents of any page that resides under the DNS registrations of rappahannock.edu is up-to-date, complete and accurate, and individuals assume any risks associated with relying upon such information without checking other credible sources, such as a student’s academic advisor.

In addition, a student’s or prospective student’s reliance upon information contained within these sources, or individual program catalogs or handbooks, when making academic decisions does not constitute, and should not be construed as, a contract with the college.

Further, the college reserves the right to make changes to any provision or requirement within these sources, as well as changes to any curriculum or program. Our students are responsible for staying abreast of all publicized changes and for complying with those changes.

Links or references to other materials and websites provided in the above-referenced sources are also for information purposes only and do not constitute the college’s endorsement of products or services referenced.

Students and prospective students may find the information resources of the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia (SCHEV) of use in planning for college and careers. SCHEV has created an institutional profile for each Virginia public college and university, and for each independent college or university participating in the Virginia Tuition Assistance Grant Program. 

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Rappahannock Community College archives all past official catalogs so that relevant information for course and degree requirements sufficient to serve former and returning students is readily available. Hard copies of RCC official catalogs from the last six years are available as a resource in the library on both the Glenns and Warsaw campus. Digital PDF versions of catalogs from the last six years can be obtained by emailing records@rappahannock.edu. Please note that students can only graduate from a catalog that is not more than six years old. Beyond six years, archived official catalogs are stored in the Office of the Registrar. If catalog information is needed from more than six years ago, please contact the College Registrar.