2017-07-15 / Front Page

Regional Rural College opens

History was made this week when a community college serving Potter, Cameron and seven other counties opened for business.

“Branch campuses” have been established in each of the counties, where live instruction will be provided via interactive video/audio technology. Enrollment for the autumn 2017 semester has opened and will close on Aug. 21.

Rural Regional College of Northern Pennsylvania (RRC) is three years in the making. Campus locations include the Potter County Education Center on Water Street in Coudersport and Cameron County High School.

RRC students can earn an associate (two-year) degree in two majors:

• Business Management, for individuals seeking to start their own business or build proficiency in managing or helping to manage a business.

• Interdisciplinary Studies, which results in a liberal arts degree that can be used to transfer to a four-year school as a junior, or allows a student to transition directly into the workforce.

Additional associate degree and certificate programs will be added as the school develops and grows. Administrators are working with employers to offer educational options that prepare students for local jobs.

RRC is designed to be affordable, with state funding keeping tuition costs low. For students with a high school diploma or GED, the cost is $180 per credit. For high school students, it’s $60 per credit. Financial aid and scholarship opportunities are available.

Information on classes and registration is available online at regionalcollegepa.com. Additional details are available at 814-230-9010 or 814-603-1229.

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