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Rowan-Cabarrus Community College offering mini-semesters

From Rowan-Cabarrus Community College: The first step to a brighter tomorrow is walking through the door today. Rowan-Cabarrus Community College invites you to be a part of our campus family by registering for our mini-semester course offerings that start October 17, 2016.

“Regardless of what you’re interested in, it’s not too late to start your education this fall! The great thing about the mini-semester is that it gives students the opportunity to earn full course credits in half the time,” said Dr. Carol S. Spalding. “Between the mini-semester and our continuing education classes that are provided on a rotating basis year-round, students can enroll in courses at any time to get the education they need.”

In recent years, the College has developed more condensed courses and expanded its online offerings. These courses provide a great opportunity for students with busy lives to achieve their educational dreams.

“In addition to the College's sixteen-week, semester-long courses, Rowan-Cabarrus is able to offer classes in half the time due to its creative scheduling and technology,” said Dr. Michael Quillen, vice president of academic programs.

Rowan-Cabarrus Community College is proud to meet the needs of all students by hosting day, evening, weekend and online classes, which provide a strong foundation and transferable credits for students advancing to four-year colleges and helps adults get the additional training they need to start, change or advance careers.

“Rowan-Cabarrus offers numerous degrees that you can complete entirely online. In fact, our online courses and online faculty have won numerous national awards,” said Spalding. “We were even named one of the top 10 digital community colleges in the U.S. for the second year in a row.”

From the 18 year-old high school graduate looking for an economical solution for their first two years of college to the adult pursuing an associate’s degree, GED completion courses or English-as-a-Second-Language classes – Rowan-Cabarrus has it all.

“We are bringing education to the students right where they are in their lives,’” said Spalding. “While it’s not possible for every program, our overarching goal is to be available and accessible to students. That’s why our students can now earn several degrees entirely online. It’s why the high school equivalency classes are offered morning, afternoon, evening, online and at multiple locations across the College’s service area.”

Rowan-Cabarrus is an affordable option with credits costing only $76 per credit hour – meaning that a semester’s worth of tuition would cost around $1,140. Enrolling at Rowan-Cabarrus has never been easier; students may apply online at

Additionally, financial aid assistance through the federal government takes time to process, so prospective students should act as soon as possible if they’re planning to utilize this assistance. For complete details, please stop in to the College’s one stop center, Navigation Station.

“This is a great time to get started at Rowan-Cabarrus!” said Timothy Vincent, 2016-2017 Student Government Association president. “With the variety of course offerings this fall, I know Rowan-Cabarrus has something for everyone and I encourage you to call the College to see how easy it is to start accomplishing your goals.”

For more information about Rowan-Cabarrus Community College, please visit or call 704-216-RCCC (7222). The College is accepting applications for classes beginning October 17, 2016 and January 9, 2017.

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