Jul 22, 2024  
2024-2025 College Catalog and Student Handbook 
2024-2025 College Catalog and Student Handbook


Nondiscrimination Policy

Rappahannock Community College is an equal opportunity institution providing educational and employment opportunities, programs, services, and activities. RCC shall promote and maintain equal employment and educational opportunities without regard to race, color, religion, disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, ethnicity, marital status, pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions, including lactation, age (except when age is a bona fide occupational qualification), status as a veteran, national origin, or other non-merit factors. RCC also prohibits sexual misconduct, including sexual violence or harassment.

RCC notifies the campus community of the nondiscrimination policy each year when the catalog is published in July, ahead of the beginning of the academic year. The catalog is available as a PDF and on the website. 

Currently, the nondiscrimination policy is provided only in English but will be translated into other languages upon request. The website and the PDF are screen reader compatible, so it is accessible for students who are deaf or have a visual impairment.

Inquiries may be directed to the Director of Human Resources, Caroline Stelter, at cstelter@rappahannock.edu; 12745 College Drive, Glenns, VA 23149, 804-758-6728.

If you need the nondiscrimination policy translated into another language, or in an alternate format so that you may access it, please contact the Dean of Student Development, Dr. David Keel at dkeel@rappahannock.edu, 12745 College Drive, Glenns, VA 23149, 804-758-6731.


Rappahannock Community College is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) to award associate degrees and certificates. Questions about the accreditation of Rappahannock Community College may be directed in writing to the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, GA 30033-4097, by calling (404) 679-4500, or by using information available on SACSCOC’s website (www.sacscoc.org).

As one of Virginia’s twenty-three community colleges, RCC is approved by the Virginia State Board for Community Colleges. The college’s associate degrees - Arts and Sciences and Applied Science - are approved by the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia (SCHEV).

The Associate Degree in Nursing Program at RCC is accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing, Inc. (ACEN). Contact the ACEN at 3390 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 400, Atlanta, Georgia 30326, (404)975-5000.

The associate of applied science degree in nursing (ADN program) and the certificate program in practical nursing (PN program) are approved by the Virginia Board of Nursing. Contact the Virginia Board of Nursing through the Virginia Department of Health Professions, Perimeter Center, 9960 Mayland Drive, Suite 300, Henrico, Virginia 23233.

The EMS Programs, Basic and Advanced through Intermediate, are accredited by the Virginia Office of Emergency Medical Services.

“The Rappahannock Community College Paramedic Program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (www.caahep.org) upon the recommendation of the Committee on Accreditation of Educational Programs for the Emergency Medical Services Professions (CoAEMSP).”

To Contact CAAHEP
Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs
25400 U.S. Highway 19 North, Suite 158
Clearwater, FL 33763

To Contact COAEMSP
8301 Lakeview Parkway, Suite 111-312
Rowlett TX 75088
(214) 703-8445,
FAX (214) 703-8992

The college is a member of the American Association of Community Colleges and is approved for listing in the U.S. Office of Education directories.


Rappahannock Community College provides its website, catalog, handbooks, and any other printed materials or electronic media for your general guidance. The college does not guarantee that the information contained within them, including, but not limited to, the contents of any page that resides under the DNS registrations of rappahannock.edu, is up-to-date, complete, and accurate, and individuals assume any risks associated with relying upon such information without checking other credible sources, such as a student’s academic advisor. In addition, a student’s or prospective student’s reliance upon information contained within these sources, or individual program catalogs or handbooks, when making academic decisions does not constitute, and should not be construed as, a contract with the college. Further, the college reserves the right to make changes to any provision or requirement within these sources, as well as changes to any curriculum or program. Our students are responsible for staying abreast of all publicized changes and for complying with those changes.

Links or references to other materials and websites provided in the above-referenced sources are also for information purposes only and do not constitute the college’s endorsement of products or services referenced. Students and prospective students may find the information resources of the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia (SCHEV) of use in planning for college and careers. SCHEV has created an institutional profile for each Virginia public college and university and for each independent college or university participating in the Virginia Tuition Assistance Grant Program.

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Rappahannock Community College archives all past official catalogs so that relevant information for the course and degree requirements sufficient to serve former and returning students is readily available. Digital PDF versions of catalogs from the last six years can be obtained by emailing records@rappahannock.edu. Please note that students can only graduate from a catalog that is not more than six years old. Beyond six years, archived official catalogs are stored in the Office of the Registrar. If catalog information is needed from more than six years ago, please contact the College Registrar.