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2Roanoke-Chowan Community College 2019-20 CatalogRoanoke-Chowan Community College is an affirmative action/equal opportunity institution. The Collegedoes not discriminate against students in admission to or access to the college’s programs and activitiesbased on race, color, gender, creed, age, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, veteran status,national or ethnic origin, or political affiliation. Nor does the College discriminate against faculty and staffor individuals interested in employment at the College as stipulated above. The College also is committedto maintaining an environment free from sexual harassment and retaliation.Roanoke-Chowan Community College supports the protection available to members of its communityunder all applicable Federal laws, including Title III of the Americans with Disabilities Act, Titles VI and VIIof the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, Sections 799A and 845 of thePublic Health Service Act, the Equal Pay and Age Discrimination Acts, the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, andExecutive Order 11246. Students having questions about these provisions should contact:Dean, Student ServicesRoanoke-Chowan Community CollegeStudent Services Center - Room 111F109 Community College RoadAhoskie, NC 27910-9522252-862-1267Employees or other non-students having questions concerning the above-mentioned provisions shouldcontact:Nicole Boone, Interim Human Resources DirectorRoanoke-Chowan Community CollegeJernigan Building – Room 101109 Community College RoadAhoskie, NC 27910-9522252-862-1310

Roanoke-Chowan Community College 2019-20 CatalogGeneral Catalog2019-2020Roanoke-Chowan Community College109 Community College RoadAhoskie, North Carolina 27910-9522Phone: 252-862-1200Fax: 252-862-1358www.roanokechowan.eduRoanoke-Chowan Community College issues this catalog to provide students and other interestedindividuals with information about the College and its programs. Information provided is subject to changeafter catalog publication. The provisions of this catalog are not to be regarded as an irrevocable contractbetween students and the College.The College reserves the right to change provisions, requirements, programs, courses, fees, etc. as andwhen deemed necessary. It is the student’s responsibility to read and be familiar with policies andprocedures that relate to their enrollment while attending the College.3

4Roanoke-Chowan Community College 2019-20 CatalogTable of ContentsInterim President’s Message . 5Board of Trustees . 6Administrative Officers . 7Admission Requirements. 11Academic Regulations. 18Tuition, Fees, and other Expenses for Curriculum Students . 26Financial Aid . 29Academic and Support Services . 33Student Right, Responsibilities, and Appeals . 40Student Grievance Procedure/Due Process .43Continuing Education & Workforce Development . 48Workforce Development Occupational Extension . 49Articulation Agreements/Partnerships .54Curriculum Programs . 58Career and College Promise . 88Curricular Course Description . 94Full-time Personnel . 1252019-2020 Academic Calendar. 126

5Roanoke-Chowan Community College 2019-20 CatalogInterim President’s MessageWelcome to Roanoke-Chowan CommunityCollege (R-CCC) and congratulations forchoosing Roanoke-Chowan CommunityCollege as your institution of higher learning!For 51 years, R-CCC has provided citizens ofits service area affordable, quality education.Many leaders have contributed to thesuccess the College enjoys today.Roanoke-Chowan Community College offers courses and programs in curriculumand continuing education that exemplify the high academic standards required tomeet the training needs of an emerging workforce. You can check out our programsonline.Roanoke-Chowan Community College is an exciting place and offers a positivelearning atmosphere. Again, please call and make an appointment with ouradmissions team who will gladly meet with you to explain the many opportunitiesavailable to you.Again, welcome to Roanoke-Chowan Community College!Sincerely,Audre Levy, Ed.D.Interim President of Roanoke-Chowan Community College

6Roanoke-Chowan Community College 2019-20 CatalogBoard of TrusteesAppointed by Governor of North CarolinaDr. Kashi BazemoreKimberly TurnerJohn TrentJune 30, 2020June 30, 2021June 30, 2022Appointed by Hertford County Board of EducationJean MatthewsMary Ruffin-HarrellAndré LassiterDr. Claudia RichardsonJune 30, 2022June 30, 2020June 30, 2021June 30, 2021Appointed by Hertford County CommissionersRonald J. GatlingWendy Ruffin-BarnesJames EureJeri PierceJune 30, 2022June 30, 2023June 30, 2020June 30, 2021Student Government Association PresidentJunious Lance HunterJune 30, 2020

7Roanoke-Chowan Community College 2019-20 CatalogAdministrative OfficersDr. Audre Levy (2019) . Interim President(pending State Board Approval)Bachelor’s degree in Public Speaking, Michigan State UniversityM.A. in Education, University of MichiganMS in Educational Psychology, California State University, Long BeachMS, California State University, Dominguez HillsMDiv, Holmes Institute,Doctorate in Institutional Management from Pepperdine UniversityJoanne Johnson-Shaw (2018) . Executive Admin. Assistant, PresidentB.A. in Sociology (1972), University of Maryland Eastern ShoreTamara Allen (2016) . Interim, Chief of Safety and SecurityBasic Law Enforcement Training Certificate (2007), Halifax Community CollegeNicole Boone (2015). Interim Director of Human ResourcesA.A.S. in Business Administration (2006), Martin Community CollegeA.A.S. in Accounting (2006), Martin Community CollegeB.S. in Business w/concentration in Human Resources Management (2016), Capella UniversityAnnette Edwards (2019) .Dean, Administrative and Fiscal Services (CFO)MBA in Human Resource Management (2005), American Intercontinental UniversityB.S. in Business and Management (1989), University of Maryland University CollegeDr. Adriane Leche (2018) .Dean, Academic AffairsB.A. in Criminology (1979), Indiana UniversityM.Ed. in Counselor Education (1985), University of PittsburghPh.D. in Educational Research, Evaluation, and Policy Studies; concentration in Educational Admin (1996), Virginia TechCharles Purser (2018) . Dean, Continuing Education & Workforce Development/Dir. of Physical FacilitiesCertificate in Drafting (1986), Tidewater Community CollegeCertificate in Drafting (1987), Tidewater Community CollegeA.S. in Drafting and Design (1987), Tidewater Community CollegeB.S. in Occupational/Tech Studies w/concentration in Technology Education (1997), Old Dominion UniversityM.S. in Adult Education and Supervision (2000), East Carolina University

8Roanoke-Chowan Community College 2019-20 CatalogThe CollegeSACSCOC AccreditationRoanoke-Chowan Community College is accredited by theSouthern Association of Colleges and Schools Commissionon Colleges (SACSCOC) to award associate degrees,diplomas, and certificates. Contact SACSCOC at 1866Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097 or call 404679-4500 for questions about the accreditation ofRoanoke-Chowan Community College.**Certain programs within the college also have otherforms of accreditation.Program AccreditationThe Early Childhood Education (AAS) program isaccredited by the National Association for the Education ofYoung Children (NAEYC), 1313 L Street NW, Suite 500,Washington, DC 20005; (1-800-424-2460); www.naeyc.orgProgram ApprovalThe Associate Degree Nursing program is approved by theNorth Carolina Board of Nursing located at 4516 LakeBoone Trail, Raleigh, NC 27607, (919) 782-3211.The Cosmetology program is approved by the NorthCarolina State Board of Cosmetic Art Examiners located at1207 Front St #110, Raleigh, NC 27609 or (919) 733-4117.The Barbering Program is approved by the North CarolinaBoard of Barber Examiners located at 5809-102 DepartureDr., Raleigh, NC 27616, (919) 981-5210.The College is also approved by the NC State ApprovingAgency to assist students eligible for veteran benefits.Agency contact information is 120 Penmarc Dr., Suite 103,Raleigh, North Carolina 27603 or (919) 733-7535.R-CCC Strategic PlanMissionTo provide world-class life-long educational andworkforce training to meet the emerging needs of thecommunity and to improve the quality of life for thestudents we serve.VisionRoanoke-Chowan Community College will be a worldclass educational institution positively changing the lives ofthose served.ValuesR-CCC employees value student success, high qualityinstruction and service, innovation, access, socialawareness, fairness, respect, accountability, equity, andcommunity development.Institutional Goals:Committed to achieving its mission, Roanoke-ChowanCommunity College has developed a strategic action planfounded on its Institutional Goals. To achieve its mission,the College will:IG#1 Students: Provide resources and services to meet theacademic, economic, social, career, and leadership needsof a diverse student population.IG#2 Educational Programs: Provide high quality andaccessible learning using traditional and nontraditionaleducational settings, technology, and emerging programsthat respond to a changing job market and industrialgrowth.IG#3 Faculty: Provide excellence in student-centeredteaching, incorporation of best practices in technology,student engagement, and active learning teachingstrategies.IG#4 Staff: Employ a staff that demonstrates commitmentto the College’s mission with an emphasis on customerservice and professional development.IG#5 Finance: Administer efficient, productive, andresponsible use of all available resources through acomprehensive planning and management system.IG#6 Facilities: Plan, achieve, and maintain a systematicmaintenance service that provides facilities for programsand future expansion.IG#7 Safety and Security: Provide a safe physicalenvironment in which the college community may pursueeducational and workplace goals and activities.IG#8 Institutional Advancement: Continuously improve theeffectiveness of the College by engaging all collegestakeholders in appropriate planning, research, marketing,and resource development.IG#9 Community Development: Offer programs andservices that meet economic, social, and personaldevelopment needs of the community.IG#10 Technology: Provide an infrastructure capable ofutilizing current technology that increases studentachievement in academic and career goals, employeeproductivity, and community services.IG#11 Workforce Development: Develop and implementprograms and services that support economic growth andemployment.IG#12 Professional Development: Provide high quality andcutting-edge professional development opportunities forfaculty and staff.

9Roanoke-Chowan Community College 2019-20 CatalogGeneral Education CompetenciesBecause of the successful completion of the generaleducation component of an associate degree at RoanokeChowan Community College, students will be able to: effectively in oral and writtencapacities.Utilize appropriate technology skills.Demonstrate knowledge of their roles andresponsibilities in a diverse world.Apply critical thinking skills, enabling them to thinklogically and solve problems.Apply quantitative reasoning skills.History of the CollegeIn 1967, an abandoned prison compound located near theVillage of Union in Hertford County was purchased. Underthe leadership of the State Rep. Roberts H. Jernigan, Jr.,and with the support of Sen. J. J. "Monk" Harrington andRep. Emmett Burden, a fund to establish a two-year,vocational and technical training institution was providedby the North Carolina General Assembly. Originally calledRoanoke- Chowan Technical Institute, the institution'sname changed to Roanoke-Chowan Technical College in1981 and to Roanoke-Chowan Community College (RCCC) in 1987.After the signing of an agreement by the Hertford Countyand State Boards of Education, the Hertford CountyBoards of Commissioners and Education jointly appointedthe first institutional governing board. Among those servingon the board were Rep. Jernigan, who served as chair untilhis death in March 1986, Sen. Harrington; H. C. Freeland;Hunter Sharp, Jr.; George Gibbs; John Robinson; J. L.Faulcon; and Garland Barnes. Serving as secretary was R.P. Martin.JW. “Jack” Young, Jr. was elected as the first President. Aformer teacher, coach, and principal in the Hertford CountySchool System, Young held the presidency until hisretirement in September 1980. He was succeeded byseven other presidents.Dr. Edward H. Wilson, Jr. led the institution from 1981 until1983, followed by Dr. David W. Sink, Jr. from 1984-1987. In1987, Dr. Harold E. Mitchell, who had served the school asa faculty member and later in an administrative capacity,took the reins as the school’s fourth president. Mitchellserved until 2000 and was followed by Dr. Mary C. Wyatt.Wyatt’s tenure was between the years of 2001 to 2005. Dr.Ralph G. Soney served as the sixth president from 20052012. Dr. Michael Elam served as the seventh presidentfrom 2013 – 2016. Dr, Jimmy T. Tate served as the eighthpresident from 2016-17. Dr. Stanley J. Elliott served from2017-19. Currently, Roanoke-Chowan Community Collegeis under the leadership of its interim President, Dr. AudreLevy.Roanoke-Chowan Community College is currently situatedon a 41-acre tract of land and has seven buildings thathouse instructional space and various administrativefunctions. The College currently has about 20 curricularprograms in which students may seek degrees, diplomas,and short-term skills-based certificates. Most recently, theCollege has added an Associate of Fine Arts Degree inVisual Arts.The College also has taken greater strides to providetransfer opportunities for students to pursue higher-leveldegrees. These efforts include the addition of the HertfordCounty Early College, which is located on the College’scampus. Through the North Carolina Community CollegeSystem, a formal transfer agreement has been establishedwith the 16-member University of North Carolina System,as well as with a variety of private colleges.In addition to conventional classroom instruction, theCollege has expanded its distance learning studies toinclude Internet-based courses. It has increased effortswith area school systems to provide more opportunities forhigh school students to take college courses, either on theR-CCC campus or at their respective high schools. Greaterfocus also has been placed on meeting the existing andfuture workforce needs of area business and industrythrough the Division of Continuing Education andWorkforce Development.The Continuing Education and Workforce DevelopmentDivision also has continued to meet business needs bysetting up basic or occupation-related classes within localindustries as well as developing Focused IndustrialTraining (FIT) opportunities. Its Small Business componentworks on a one-to-one basis with individuals and smallcompanies wanting to start and/or enhance a smallbusiness enterprise.Roanoke-Chowan Community College has a strongtradition of building from the past and improving thepresent as it moves toward meeting the needs oftomorrow. Further, while the College is proud of its past, itrealizes that its longevity is merely a stepping-stone to thefuture.Operating HoursNormal operating hours are 8:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. Mondaythrough Thursday and 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. on Friday.Patrolled by county law enforcement authorities, theCollege does not permit unauthorized personnel and/orvehicles on its property, nor does it assume responsibilityfor accidents, injuries, or damages that might be incurred.

10Roanoke-Chowan Community College 2019-20 CatalogCollege ClosingsThe College will remain open as scheduled unless thefollowing emergencies exist: Adverse or severe weather that would preventstudents and employees from traveling or thatwould prevent normal operation of the College. Quarantines or epidemics declared by medicalauthorities for public health purposes. Critical power or utilities failure that would preventnormal operation of the College. Declared national or state emergencies orrestrictions imposed by civil authorities. Other contingencies, such as fire.Announcements concerning school closing for bothemployees and students will be made by 6:30 a.m. Amessage will be placed on the college telephonemessage system (252) 862-1200, on the college website, and on the following televisionand radio stations:Employees and students play a major role in the successof crime prevention programs by taking individualprecautionary steps to avoid becoming a crime victim, aswell as by working together as a campus community.Known or suspected violations of federal and state lawsoccurring on campus should be reported to CampusSecurity. Criminal incidents occurring at off-campus,college-sponsored activities should be reported to theCampus Security and the law enforcement agency havingjurisdiction. The annual report is available at the campussecurity department located in the Student ServicesCenter and can be found at security is comprised of authorized HertfordCounty deputy sheriffs and non-sworn employees withoutauthority granted by NCGS 74-A. As required by theprovisions of this act, the following is aughter0000Negligent manslaughter0000WAVY TV Channel 10 – Virginia WITN TV Channel 7 –Washington, NC FM 98.3 Radio – MurfreesboroSex offenses – Forcible 10000Sex offenses –0000AM 970 Radio and FM 99.3 Radio - ted Assault0000Burglary0000Motor Vehicle Theft0000Domestic Violence0000Dating Violence0000Dating Violence0000Stalking0000Personnel and students are encouraged not to call mediaor automatically assume that the College will be closed ifno announcement has been made. Other public andprivate school closings in Hertford and surroundingcounties do not mean that the College is or will be closed.Campus Security ActIn 1990, The Campus Security Act was signed into law. Theimplications of the law affect all postsecondary institutions.More importantly it involves the entire campus community,not just the campus security department in responding tocrime incidents that occur on campus.In 1998, the Campus Security Act was amended andrenamed the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus SecurityPolicy and Campus Crime Statistics Act. The Act requiresR-CCC to prepare and distribute to all current faculty, staff,and students an annual report that sets forth our policieson crime prevention issues and provides statistics on thenumber of specific, violent crimes (murder and nonnegligent manslaughter and negligent manslaughter,forcible and non-forcible sexual offenses, robbery,aggravated assault, burglary, arson, motor vehicle thefts,and hate crimes) that have occurred on campus and alsothe number of arrests on campus for liquor law violations,drug use violations, and weapons possession.Offenses ReportedArrests initiated for the following:Liquor Law Violations0000Drug Abuse Violations0000Weapons Possession0000

11Roanoke-Chowan Community College 2019-20 CatalogPerformance MeasuresThe Performance Measures for Student Success Report isthe North Carolina Community College System’s majoraccountability document. This annual performance reportis based on data compiled from the previous year andserves to inform colleges and the public on theperformance of our 58 community colleges.The performance measures goals and baselines arebased on three years of historical data (if available) foreach measure for all the NC community colleges.Baselines were set two standard deviations below theNorth Carolina Community College System average, andthe goals were set one standard deviation above thesystem average. The 2019 performance summary for RCCC as compared to system averages and goals ce2017Basic SkillsProgress50.6%24.2%13.4%Student SuccessRate in CollegeLevel EnglishCourse66.6%40.1%53.8%Student SuccessRate in CollegeLevel Math Course46.2%19.5%27.4%First-Year reLicensure PassingRate IndexTransfer Ratecurricular programs. High school students also may enrollunder certain conditions.Before admission to R-CCC is granted, applicants mustmeet the college’s general requirements for admissionand any specific requirements set by the program in whichthey are seeking entry.A high school diploma or a high school diplomaequivalency certificate is required for degree-grantingprograms and degree courses, as well as certain diplomaand certificate programs. Non-high school graduates whoare at least 18 years of age may be allowed to entercertain diploma and certificate programs or courses;however, they are ineligible for federal financial aid.When to ApplyThe process for admission to curriculum programs at RCCC should begin as early as possible—preferably four tosix weeks before registration—to allow enough time tocomplete all steps in the process. Also, applying earlyallows time to meet with counselors, apply for financial aid,and have questions answered.For additional information about admissions, call theAdmissions Office at (252) 862-1200.General AdmissionsThe 2019 Performance Measures for Student SuccessReport is available on the College website ateand-federal-performance-measuresAdmission RequirementsRoanoke-Chowan Community College (R-CCC) operatesunder the open-door admissions policy established inNorth Carolina General Statute 115.D. All communitycolleges maintain an open-door admissions policy for allapplicants who are high school graduates or are at least 18years of age and who can benefit from the availableApplications for admission are available in StudentServices in the Student Services Center or on-line via thecollege’s website. To apply for entry into curricularprograms, applicants must:1. Complete the Residency Determination Process at A valid ResidencyCertification Number (RCN) is required to establishresidency for all state-supported public colleges anduniversities in North Carolina.2. Submit a completed application for admission online Click the Apply Now link onthe homepage.3. Submit an official transcript of high school graduationwith a diploma or a high school diploma equivalencycertificate to Student Services. Transcripts should besealed and forwarded to the Admissions Office directlyfrom the institution attended or by the applicant. Asupplementary transcript of the final semester’s workshould be submitted by the school after high schoolgraduation. Applicants with a high school diplomaequivalency certificate must submit a copy of the testscores in lieu of a transcript.4. Submit official transcripts of all work completed at otherpostsecondary institutions to Student Services if transfercredit is desired. All official documents, such astranscripts from other colleges, become the property ofR-CCC and cannot be returned or reissued. Faxedcopies are not considered official transcripts.

12Roanoke-Chowan Community College 2019-20 Catalog5. Take the North Carolina Diagnostic Assessment andPlacement (NC DAP) institutional placement test forproper course placement. Applicants may be exemptfrom testing based upon scores from the ScholasticAptitude Test (SAT), American College Testing (ACT),College Transfer courses, or high school grades. (SeePlacement Testing.). Please contact Student Services toschedule a date to test. Retesting on the NC DAP testwill be permitted once, providing applicant has notenrolled in any developmental courses in the academicarea of desired re-testing.Note: Facsimile transcripts may be used to register forcourses; however, official transcripts must be on file inStudent Services before registering for subsequent terms.Home-School AdmissionsHome-schooled students must submit a copy of the homeschool’s approved registration from the state in which theyare registered in addition to meeting R-CCC’s GeneralAdmissions requirements.Provisional AdmissionsA student applying too late to complete pre-entrancerequirements may be admitted as a provisional student. Insuch cases, all requirements must be completed within thefirst semester of attendance, including receipt of all officialtranscripts (high school and post-secondary) provideddirectly to the Office of Admissions.Provisional students will NOT be able to register for thenext semester until all admission requirements are met.Readmission of Curriculum StudentsStudents who were not enrolled at the College in acurriculum program within two years are consideredformer students and, therefore, must complete a newapplication for admission to update student information.Official transcripts, placement testing, and additionaladmission requirements may be requested if not requiredduring period of initial enrollment.Students who withdrew in good academic standing will bereferred to their advisor for assistance with registration.Students who withdrew because of unsatisfactoryacademic progress or disciplinary reasons must reapplythrough Student Services. Readmission decisions will bemade by the Dean, Student Services.Reverse TransferStudents who transfer from Roanoke-Chowan CommunityCollege to an accredited four-y

Roanoke-Chowan Community College 2019-20 Catalog 3 General Catalog 2019-2020 Roanoke-Chowan Community College 109 Community College Road Ahoskie, North Carolina 27910-9522 Phone: 252-862-1200 Fax: 252-862-1358 Roanoke-Chowan Community College issues this catalog to provide students and other interested

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