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Welcome

to Reading Area Community College, The Right

Choice for your higher education journey. Are you thinking about working toward an associate degree or bachelor’s degree? Maybe you would like to take a few classes to explore your options. RACC offers a world of opportunity—over 40 programs—and you can customize your goals and create your future with a quality, flexible and affordable education.

Quality At

Reading

Area

Community

from registration through

like

graduation. Free tutoring,

so we work with you to

career

determine the best plan to

and

academic

College,

counseling, and assistance

learning is the top priority.

with transferring to a four-

Our talented staff and

year college are always

faculty are dedicated to

available to address your

helping you succeed­. With

needs.

are able to provide you with

more

individual

attention. Our faculty is professional, friendly and truly cares about your

achieve your goals.

Affordability education

Flexibility

on

the

rise,

your dollar will go the furthest at RACC. Tuition

If you are interested in

is thousands of dollars

taking

less than four-year public

or

classes

full-time

part-time,

flexible

and

private

schools.

including

To help you with any financial issues, numerous

allow you to choose day or

forms of financial aid and

evening classes to best fit

scholarships are available

your lifestyle. You can also

through

learn at home through

Aid Office. In fact, RACC

of

online classes. We realize

awards more than $30

in

that many students have

million annually in different

place to transition you

additional responsibilities

forms of financial aid.

members

also

personalized help

you

provide

service through

to the

college process. A

great

support

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children,

classes from 8 AM to 9 PM

success and future. Staff

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and

With the cost of a college

an average class size of 20 students, instructors

jobs

network services

is

scheduling

the

Financial

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of

Interested in continuing your academic career after you

career possibilities. Are you interested in healthcare,

complete your goals at RACC? The Transfer Center can

The Right PROGRAMS

business or education? Do you like science, math or

help you transition to a four-year college or university.

Accounting

Culinary Arts

Technology

Administration

communications? Do you want to begin your career

The credits you earn at RACC can be applied to

as soon as possible, or can you see yourself earning a

your bachelor’s degree credits when you transfer to

Addictions Studies

another college. Colleges and universities nationwide

Administrative Assistant

Medical Laboratory Technician

Psychology

doctorate? Browse through our list of programs and see

Early Childhood Education Programs

where your imagination takes you.

welcome our students because they arrive in the

Educational Assistant/ Paraeducator

Medical Secretary

Imagine Over

40

programs

Your Future translate

into

thousands

classroom prepared. We also now offer dual admissions

Challenge Yourself If you are up for an extra challenge, the Honors Program

opportunities with Alvernia University, Temple University Immaculata University and Widener University, so you can be admitted at the same time!

collaborative activities, creative projects and primary research.

Business Administration Business Management Communications

may be a good fit for you. It is designed to explore in-depth learning techniques and concepts through

Bookkeeping

Start Early Early Admissions is a program for high school students who are academically ready for college start taking classes during their junior and/or senior year. This is great way to get ahead, save money on tuition costs and explore college-level work at a comfortable

Computer Information Systems

Medical Transcriptionist

Respiratory Care Science Transfer

Elementary Education Transfer

Nanoscience Technology

Secondary Education Transfer

Executive Secretary

Nursing

Secretarial Skills

Human Services Worker

Occupational Therapy Assistant*

Social Work

Humanities

Computer Technology

Legal Secretary

Physical Therapy Assistant*

Criminal Justice/ Law Enforcement

Liberal Arts

Practical Nursing

Mechatronics Engineering

Pre-Law/Public

Sociology/Anthropology Web Site Development *In partnership with Lehigh Carbon Community College.

pace. If you appreciate challenges in high school, you may want to consider this opportunity to add to your

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college transcript.

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Criminal Justice Program

The Right CHOICE RACC has all of the right programs to meet your needs. Because we keep up with projected job trends, we are able to offer programs to support

Step

into

a

others. In some instances,

within

graduates will be ready

Lehigh,

for the workplace, and

and western Montgomery

others will go on to earn a

counties. Students obtain

bachelor’s degree.

clinical experience from

Criminal

Justice Law Enforcement class and you will feel like you have been in the field for years. All instructors

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Healthcare

world

the

law

enforcement

is

one

Schuylkill,

Northampton

hospitals

Reading

Respiratory Care Program

are required to have real-

Berks,

and

in

the

Allentown

areas. Graduates work in hospitals,

rehabilitation

and skilled nursing homes, of

fastest-growing

doctors’

offices,

home

health care companies and

experience, so that means

industries in the country

educational

real learning for you. You

and respiratory care is

The demand for Respiratory

those demands. Our students learn hands-on and come out on top after

will

from

in demand in our area

Therapists will be almost

current and retired state

and nationwide. RACC’s

twice

graduation. The Criminal Justice and Respiratory Care programs are just

troopers, judges, district

Respiratory Care Program

occupations over the next

attorneys,

is the only one if its kind

10 years (www.aarc.org).

two examples of the many career-oriented paths RACC offers.

chiefs

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gain

of

insight

FBI

agents,

police

that

institutions.

of

other

and

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STUDENT LIFE backgrounds.

Association

ages

you learn in the classroom.

Apply for the Leadership

or

It includes the friends you

Program, which provides

through

meet and the experiences

opportunities

Activities Board.

you share that you will

and build leadership skills

value for a lifetime. At

through

two

weekend

Reading Area Community

retreats

and

additional

College, we foster those

educational

ideas and encourage you

throughout the year. If

to

writing,

interact

and

Government

College life is beyond what

to

learn

seminars photography

with

other

faculty

and

or art is your passion,

staff through a variety of

you can submit to the

options.

Front

students,

Street

Journal

student newspaper or the We are proud to offer organizations activities

designed

and

scholarly journal, Legacy. Advocate for issues that

to

are important to students

appeal to students of all

by joining the Student

help

events

and have found a fun

Student

way to raise money for

plan the

back to the community

those in need. The RACCy Olympics is our very own

Annual

campus

events

event that allows teams

include

the

popular

to participate in wacky

Festival,

games

International where

you

can

learn

about different cultures

while

raising

money for a designated charity.

and taste their cuisines, and RACC Idols, where

Students who are involved

you can showcase your

outside of the classroom

singing, dancing or any

are more successful in

other talents you may

the classroom, so make

have.

the most of your time on campus and enjoy the

Our

students

are

also

total RACC experience!

passionate about giving

Grow With Us It is an exciting time to be a part of Reading Area

events. Students’ insights and opinions are valued, so we

Community College. The campus is growing along with

encourage you to share your vision.

the City and County. There are countless opportunities for learning, recreation, entertainment and relaxation—

Look to RACC for any of your education goals. Whether

all within walking distance of the campus!

you choose a career or transfer program or take classes

What else is in store for the future at RACC? You can

made The Right Choice.

for personal enrichment, you can be confident that you

always get involved in new activities, programs and

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CAMPUS MAP We Are Here to Help The Enrollment Services staff

will

answer

your

questions and help you

RACC Campus at a Glance 1

Penn Street Bridge

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Second Street Franklin Street

get any information you

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need.

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Front Street

610.607.6224

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Faculty and Staff Parking

800.626.1665 admissions@racc.edu

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Student Lot B

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2nd St. Entrance to Lot B

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Student Lot E

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Parking Garage

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Berks Hall

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Competition Tire

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Schuylkill Hall

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The Yocum Library

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Penn Hall

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Gust Zogas Student Union Building

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Schmidt Training and Technology Center

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Miller Center for the Arts

Reading Area Community College, an equal opportunity college, does not discriminate against persons in employment, educational programs or activities, vocational programs or awarding of contracts based on race, gender, religion, national origin, age, color, sexual orientation, veteran status or disability. This Board of Trustees policy #840 on nondiscrimination extends to all other legally protected classifications and is published in accordance with state and federal laws including Title IX of the Educational Amendments of 1972, Sections 503 and 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990. Affirmative Action inquiries should be directed to the Affirmative Action Officer, RACC, P.O. Box 1706, Reading, PA 19603 (610.372.4721).

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