RCCC opens up new mobile app

SALISBURY, NC (WBTV) - Rowan-Cabarrus Community College has gone mobile with the introduction of a new mobile application.

Smartphones and tablets have made themselves quite at home in people's daily lives. These small devices hold a big part of today's modern world. They tell people when to wake up, what the weather is like, what to do that day, how to cook dinner, where someone's former best friend from elementary school went on vacation and everything in between.

And now, students at Rowan-Cabarrus can add their academic life to this list with the launch of the College's new mobile application this spring.

"In this technology driven age, students want to stay connected with their smartphones and tablets. Rowan-Cabarrus was eager to find a way to meet this growing need," said Dr. Carol S. Spalding, president of Rowan-Cabarrus Community College. "We have invested time in developing an application that will allow us to better serve our student community in a delivery method that is important to them."

The Rowan-Cabarrus mobile app highlights key features that will allow students to take charge of their education.

"Students can view their entire course load along with detailed descriptions of each class, check their final grades on-the-go, access Blackboard, and even get personalized notifications regarding any holds on their student account," said Ken Ingle, chief information officer for the College.

While the app is a tremendous help in knowing where you currently stand at the College, it is a great planning tool as well.

One of the most exciting features of the application is the ability for students to register for their classes directly from their mobile device.

"We know registration is at the top of our students minds. Ensuring they get the classes they need when they need them is important for our busy students. We hope the app will ease this tension and make registering for the next term exciting," said Spalding.

The mobile application will also allow students to stay connected to campus life in fresh new ways. The app also offers detailed maps of each campus so students can find each campus easily and also effortlessly locate individual buildings.

"The ever updating calendar of events and social media links will keep students in the know about everything happening on campus from when and where the next $5 Friday field trip will be to fun events like the Black History Open Mic & Trivia Contest," said Natasha Lipscomb, director of student life and leadership development.

The app is available for immediate download in both the Google Play store and Apple iTunes store.

"We look forward to seeing our students interact with the College in this new way," said Ingle. "We are always looking for and encouraging user feedback so that the mobile application can greatly benefit all of our students."

To easily access the application and read frequently asked questions and instructions for downloading, please visithttp://www.rccc.edu/mobileapp.