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RCC to Hold Info Sessions for Nursing, Paralegal, Occupational Therapy Assistant

Events are free and open to the public

DATE: July 24, 2018

RAMAPO, N.Y. – Employment in the nursing, paralegal and occupational therapy assistant fields is rising as demand for skilled practitioners in these professions increases. At Rockland Community College, successful degree completion in these disciplines can chart a path for direct entry into the workforce. Upcoming information sessions at RCC offer prospective students comprehensive assistance in planning an academic and career track. The events are free and open to the public.

Nursing Info Sessions

  • Thursday, July 26, 11 am – 12:30 pm
  • Wednesday, August 1, 2 – 3:30 pm
  • Tuesday, August 28, 10:30 am - noon

Get started toward a rewarding and meaningful career as a registered nurse (RN). Meet with RCC faculty and staff and learn about requirements, tuition, financial aid, and classroom and clinical training. Learn the steps to the application process and what is expected of students in the College's acclaimed Nursing degree program. Ninety-nine percent of RCC Nursing students passed the national licensing exam (NCLEX) in 2017. The program is licensed by the New York State Education Department and is accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN).

Students are admitted twice a year to the program, which also offers an LPN (licensed practical nurse) to RN degree track. RCC Nursing provides for a variety of clinical rotations at health facilities throughout Rockland County, exposing its students to multiple specialty areas such as mental health, pediatrics, cardiology and other branches of medicine. Upon licensure, many RCC Nursing graduates gain employment at Nyack Hospital and Good Samaritan Hospital in Rockland. For more information, visit

Paralegal Info Sessions

  • Monday, August 6, 5:30 pm
  • Monday, August 27, 5:30 pm

Employment of paralegals and legal assistants is projected to grow by 15 percent from 2016 to 2026, much faster than the average for all occupations. Students can earn either an Associate of Applied Science (AAS) degree, designed as a four-semester track, or a post-degree certificate in two semesters. These programs are approved by the American Bar Association.*

The program offers internships and job opportunities for current students and graduates, and teaches the skills necessary to obtain entry-level positions as paralegals, working under the supervision of attorneys. The department has a dedicated job placement coordinator to assist students with résumé prep, interview skills and employment opportunities. To learn more, visit

Occupational Therapy Assistant (OTA) Info Session

  • Monday, August 13, 5 – 6:15 pm

Applications will be available for those who wish to pursue a career as a certified occupational therapy assistant. Learn about the application process and the expectations associated with a professional-level OTA program. OTA faculty review the curriculum and fieldwork components that are required throughout the program. For further information, visit

For details or to RSVP for any of the Info Session events please see:

or contact RCC Admissions at 845-547-4224 or

RCC features more than 50 degree and certificate programs, including the renowned Sam Draper Honors Program. Students enjoy a vibrant, diverse campus, with free tutoring, internship and career counseling, and on-site child care available. RCC offers online courses plus part-time, evening and weekend schedules.

*According to the American Bar Association, “A legal assistant or paralegal is a person qualified by education, training, or work experience, who is employed or retained by a lawyer, law office, corporation, governmental agency or other entity and who performs specifically delegated substantive legal work, for which the lawyer is responsible.” Examples of some paralegal responsibilities include interviewing clients and witnesses, preparing legal documents, assisting at trials, and investigating and performing legal research. Paralegals are not permitted to practice law, which means they cannot give legal advice, represent clients in court, set a legal fee or accept a case. Paralegals are not licensed and always work under the supervision of an attorney.

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