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.
from registration through
graduation. Free tutoring,
so we work with you to
determine the best plan to
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
are able to provide you with
attention. Our faculty is professional, friendly and truly cares about your
achieve your goals.
your dollar will go the furthest at RACC. Tuition
If you are interested in
is thousands of dollars
less than four-year public
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
learn at home through
Aid Office. In fact, RACC
online classes. We realize
awards more than $30
that many students have
million annually in different
place to transition you
forms of financial aid.
college process. A
classes from 8 AM to 9 PM
success and future. Staff
With the cost of a college
an average class size of 20 students, instructors
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.
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 bachelorâ€™s degree credits when you transfer to
another college. Colleges and universities nationwide
Medical Laboratory Technician
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
Your Future translate
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
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
Respiratory Care Science Transfer
Elementary Education Transfer
Secondary Education Transfer
Human Services Worker
Occupational Therapy Assistant*
Physical Therapy Assistant*
Criminal Justice/ Law Enforcement
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
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
others. In some instances,
graduates will be ready
for the workplace, and
and western Montgomery
others will go on to earn a
counties. Students obtain
clinical experience from
Justice Law Enforcement class and you will feel like you have been in the field for years. All instructors
Respiratory Care Program
are required to have real-
areas. Graduates work in hospitals,
and skilled nursing homes, of
health care companies and
experience, so that means
industries in the country
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
in demand in our area
Therapists will be almost
current and retired state
and nationwide. RACC’s
graduation. The Criminal Justice and Respiratory Care programs are just
troopers, judges, district
Respiratory Care Program
occupations over the next
is the only one if its kind
10 years (www.aarc.org).
two examples of the many career-oriented paths RACC offers.
STUDENT LIFE backgrounds.
you learn in the classroom.
Apply for the Leadership
It includes the friends you
Program, which provides
meet and the experiences
you share that you will
and build leadership skills
value for a lifetime. At
Reading Area Community
College, we foster those
ideas and encourage you
throughout the year. If
College life is beyond what
or art is your passion,
staff through a variety of
you can submit to the
student newspaper or the We are proud to offer organizations activities
scholarly journal, Legacy. Advocate for issues that
are important to students
appeal to students of all
by joining the Student
and have found a fun
way to raise money for
back to the community
those in need. The RACCy Olympics is our very own
event that allows teams
to participate in wacky
about different cultures
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
the most of your time on campus and enjoy the
total RACC experience!
passionate about giving
Grow With Us It is an exciting time to be a part of Reading Area
events. Studentsâ€™ 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 relaxationâ€”
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
It' s easy to apply online!
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Just visit www.racc.edu/admissions to get started.
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CAMPUS MAP We Are Here to Help The Enrollment Services staff
questions and help you
RACC Campus at a Glance 1
Penn Street Bridge
Second Street Franklin Street
get any information you
Faculty and Staff Parking
Student Lot B
2nd St. Entrance to Lot B
Student Lot E
The Yocum Library
Gust Zogas Student Union Building
Schmidt Training and Technology Center
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).
Reading Area Community College Ten South Second Street Reading, PA 19603 610.607.6224 800.626.1665 www.racc.edu
Published on Sep 13, 2011
Published on Sep 13, 2011
The College's viewbook provides an overview of academic programs, student activities and student services available at Reading Area Communit...