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RCC’s Pharmacy Technician Certification Program

According to the United States Department of Labor, the growth rate for pharmacy technician positions will increase 20% between 2012 and 2022, exceeding the 11% average growth rate for all occupations during the same time period. Pharmacy

The “Reggie” at RCC Celebrates 20 Years of Success

On Friday, October 2, 2015, over 650 supporters attended the “Reggie’s” 20th Anniversary Gala. Governor Charlie Baker served as the honorary event chair, Mayor Marty Walsh joined us to formally congratulate our award recipients, and over $150,000

Where Can You Go from Roxbury Community College for a four-year degree?

CURRENT ARTICULATION AGREEMENTS As of December 2015 RCC MAJOR DEGREE FOUR-YEAR COLLEGE MAJOR FOUR-YEAR COLLEGE YEAR ACTIVE Accounting AS Mass Coll. Liberal Arts Business Administration 2010 Any Major AA/AS Cambridge College See agreement 2013 Bus.  Administration AA

Letter from the President

Welcome to third issue of the RCC CareerFocus magazine! As this issue follows our recent 40th commencement ceremony, it provides an opportunity for reflection—an opportunity to pause, mark our achievements and review the highlights of the past

Broadcast Media Technology Program Accelerates Careers in Radio or TV

If you are dreaming of a career in broadcast radio or television, RCC’s Broadcast Media Technology Program (BMT) can connect you to knowledge, skills and job opportunities. This program is designed for students who want to learn

Meet Professor Justin Petty, Director of the Broadcast Media Technology Program

Justin Petty developed the BMT curriculum in 1995, and it’s been evolving ever since to meet the needs of his students. He started in the video business while still a student at the Berklee College of Music.

A Second Time to Shine: RCC Gives Students Another Shot at Success

For Sharon Olivo (AA, ’15), her freshman year in college was a disappointment. “I attended a four year school in Florida, mostly because of the financial aid package,” says Sharon. “I had trouble fitting in. Most of

New Honors-to-Honors Scholarship Program with UMass Amherst Augments Strong Transfer Services at RCC

In April 2015, the University of Massachusetts Amherst announced Honors-to-Honors, a new scholarship program that provides additional funding to honors graduates of the state’s 15 community colleges who are accepted into the university’s Commonwealth Honors College, to

Preparing Students for Success, Today and Tomorrow

According to CareerOneStop (sponsored by the U.S. Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration), computer systems design and related services is the 12th fastest growing industry in the United States. As of 2012, 1,620,300 professionals are employed

RCC is Developing a Clean Energy Program – and It Starts with Solar!

The fast developing field of clean, “green,” or solar energy is ripe with career opportunities and business development opportunities. To provide the training necessary for entry into this field, we have dusted off and updated our Solar