Vocational Training - Marine Trades Technology Career Studies
Rappahannock Community College (RCC) is a public institution of higher education in the Virginia Community College System. As a comprehensive community college, RCC provides quality, accessible, and affordable educational opportunities. It was established in 1971 as a two-year public institution. The college serves the residents of Essex, Gloucester, King and Queen, King George, King William, Lancaster, Mathews, Middlesex, New Kent, Northumberland, Richmond, and Westmoreland Counties.
The Glenns Campus consists of a 100-acre site in Gloucester County, and includes a large wooded area with a nature trail and pond. The 117-acre Warsaw Campus in Richmond County includes a turn-of-the-century residence, furnished with period pieces, that was donated by the Chinn family. RCC also maintains an off-campus site offering evening classes at King George High School in King George County.
RCC provides education and training preparation for transfer and employment through up-to-date, and relevant instruction in AA&S, AAS, and Certificate programs of study. In addition the Academic Division provides access to those programs through comprehensive developmental education, dual enrollment opportunities, and academic advising.
RCC is accredited to award the associate degree by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools.
- Marine Trades Technology Career Studies Certificate (24 Credits): The purpose of this program is to train persons for full-time employment as marine technicians, service mechanics for boat dealers, service mechanics for marine equipment dealers, service mechanics for marine repair business, and marine engineer assistants. Wide-spread use of vessels for pleasure and commerce in this region has created a steady demand for qualified marine technicians as part of the large marine trades industry. Occupational Objectives: Marine technicians, marine repair company mechanics, marine engineer assistants, boat dealership technicians, marine equipment dealerships technicians.