New Academic Scholarship Program
Monday, February 24, 2014, Reading, PA—Reading Area Community College announces a new Academic Scholarship Program, an initiative aimed at leveraging scholarships available through the Foundation for RACC to make it possible for selected RACC students to earn an associate degree at RACC without the need to take a student loan to cover tuition, books and fees.
RACC Introduces UGotClass for Online Continuing Education
READING, PA (January, 14, 2014) —Reading Area Community College is partnering with UGotClass to offer non-credit, online training opportunities for continuing education. UGotClass offers online certificates and courses through the Learning Resources Network, which is the largest continuing education association in the world.
RACC Announces Tuition-Free Advanced Manufacturing Training Opportunities
READING, PA (January 7, 2014) — Reading Area Community College announced two tuition-free training programs are available for unemployed and underemployed Berks County residents or incumbent workers thanks to a training grant from the U.S. Department of Labor. Program options include training to become a Production Technician or a Computer Numerically Controlled (CNC) Machine Operator.
In Memory of Mary Ann Chelius Smith
Reading Area Community College lost a true friend, benefactor and founder with the passing of Mary Ann Chelius Smith on July 20, 2013. Mary Ann played a prominent role in the founding of RACC.
What An Idea!
Reading, PA (May 31) – Trio of RACC students place second in local business competition with solar panel machine idea.
RACC Presents $16,000 Check to Olivet Boys and Girls Club
READING, PA (May 9) – Students, faculty and staff from Reading Area Community College worked together to raise more than $16,000 for the Olivet Boys and Girls Club during this year's RACCy Olympics.
Reading Area Community College Commencement Set for May 17
Reading, PA (Thursday, May 9) –– Reading Area Community College will celebrate its 41st Commencement on Friday, May 17 at 2 p.m. in the Sovereign Center. Approximately 347 students are eligible to graduate from their degree, certificate or diploma programs this year. The Sovereign Center will be open to the public beginning at 1 p.m. Those who are not able to attend can view the ceremony through a live stream on our website at www.racc.edu.
RACC Students Showcase Skills in Upcoming Auction
READING, PA – (Wednesday, Apr. 24) - “Let’s get ready to mumble?” will not be heard at the Reading Area Community College Auctioneering Certificate Program student auction scheduled for May 9 at the Leesport Farmers Market. The doors open for preview at 2 p.m. and the auction begins at 4 p.m.
RACC Students Receive All-PA Academic Team Honors, Earn Scholarships
READING, PA – March 18, 2013 - Reading Area Community College is pleased to announce that Elise Chesson and Christopher King have been named to the All-Pennsylvania Academic Team, which is part of the All-USA Academic Team competition sponsored by USA Today.
RACC Students Earn Awards for Scholarly Works
READING, PA (Oct. 22, 2012) – Three students from Reading Area Community College recently received individual awards from the Columbia Scholastic Press Association (CSPA) for their work on Voices of Legacy, the 2012 edition of RACC's scholarly journal, Legacy.
Manufacturing Institute Press Release - October 18, 2012
Manufacturing Institute, Industrial Maintenance Training Center, PMMI Team Up for Pennsylvania's Workforce in 'Hybrid' Manufacturing Technology
Reading, PA, October 18, 2012 – The Manufacturing Institute announced a partnership with the Industrial Maintenance Training Center (IMTC) of Pennsylvania and PMMI, the industry-leading trade organization representing the packaging and processing supply chain, to support training leading to jobs in high-performance "hybrid" production shops.
Community Colleges Launch Rapid Retraining Program for Pennsylvania's Displaced Workers
New program will train underemployed, unemployed Pennsylvanians, help place them into high-demand jobs.
Current Version of GED Test to Expire at End of 2013
GED testing centers in Pennsylvania encourage adults to finish and pass before test deadlines
October 2, 2012, Reading, PA ––Reading Area Community College announced that the current version of the GED test will expire at the end of 2013. The current version, known as the 2002 Series GED test, will be replaced with the new 2014 GED test on January 2, 2014.