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BRCC Field Trip Inspires RMS Eighth Graders


May 2, 2019

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Johnny Galloway, Blue Ridge Community College Automotive Systems Technology instructor, teaches Rosman Middle School students about the learning opportunities available to them through the Career & College Promise certificates, and post-secondary associate degrees.

Blue Ridge Community College welcomed Rosman Middle School eighth grade students to their three campuses for a day-long tour on Friday, April 26. The activity bus traveled to the Main Campus in Flat Rock, the Health Sciences Center in Hendersonville and the Transylvania Campus in Brevard.

The trip allowed for hands-on exploration of all of the opportunities and programs available to students throughout their high school careers and beyond.

Through the Career & College Promise program, Transylvania County juniors and seniors have the exciting opportunity to both earn high school credit and jump-start their college career with courses in core subjects like English, math or science. With course offerings that are also tailored to transfer to any of the 16 universities within the UNC system, Blue Ridge Community College offers something for everyone. Students may also take Career and Technical Education courses in subjects such as nursing, welding, or automotive.

Blue Ridge courses are tuition-free and count toward a variety of certificates and two-year degrees for students who are eager to enter the workforce with a trade.

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BRCC Fire Protection Technology faculty Brad Toms instructs students in CPR administration.

Rosman Middle School guidance counselor Denise Reese said, "I am so thankful that Blue Ridge Community College provided our eighth-grade students with the opportunity to see their programs firsthand. I feel that our students are much better prepared to make decisions about their futures after experiencing all that the local community college has to offer. Thank you, Blue Ridge, for investing in our students!"

Courses are available both on campus and online to ensure that Transylvania County students have maximum access to the subjects they are searching for.

Students interested in registering for dual enrollment through Career & College Promise should contact their high school guidance counselor and/or speak with or email Leanna Hall at


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