Jul 18, 2018  
2017-18 RACC Student Catalog 
    
2017-18 RACC Student Catalog

Academic Divisions


Five academic divisions comprise Reading Area Community College. Although each division has its own Assistant Dean and Faculty, they interact daily and work together closely. Students will typically take some courses from each division.The five divisions are listed below.

RACC Academic Divisions

Business Division

Assistant Dean: Linda Bell
Division Office: Penn Hall, Room 218

The Business Division offers hands-on problem-solving experiences built upon a solid foundation of applied theory, giving students the best possible background for pursuing a career or transferring to a four-year program.

Programs

Transfer Program

Career Program

College Credit Certificate Program

Diploma Program

Communications, Arts and Humanities Division

Associate Dean: Kevin Coots
Division Office: Yocum Library, Room 106

The Communications, Arts and Humanities Division offers a flexible program of study preparing students for transfer to a four-year institution’s Humanities, Liberal Arts, Fine Arts, or Communications program.The Division also provides communications and humanities elective courses that are essential to the general education core and, therefore, to the graduation requirements of all programs offered at Reading Area Community College.

Programs

Transfer Program

College Credit Certificate Program

Foundational Studies

Associate Dean: Kevin Coots
Division Office: 

The Division of Foundational Studies houses all developmental courses in reading, writing and credit - equivalent English as a Second Language (ESL).

Health Professions Division

Interim Assistant Dean: Geraldine Fake
Division Office: Penn Hall, Room 420

The Health Professions Division offers career preparation in a variety of programs. All of the Health Professions programs have a strong science base and clinical component in addition to theory to prepare students for the registry or licensing examinations in their field.

Programs

Career Program

College Credit Certificate Program

Social Sciences/Human Services Division

Interim Assistant Dean: Dr. Robin Eckert
Division Office - Berks Hall, Room 500

The Social Sciences/Human Services Division offers programs for career preparation and transfer and courses that supplement programs offered by other Divisions. Programs of career study prepare students for work in both public and private agencies which provide an expanding range of human services. College transfer programs prepare students to go on to four-year colleges and universities to pursue more extensive training in the Social Sciences and Human Services fields.

Programs

Transfer Program

Career Program

College Credit Certificate Program

STEM Division (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics) STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math)

Associate Dean: Dr. Gloria Oikelome​
Division Office: Berks Hall, Room 402

The STEM Division (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics) offers programs in the natural sciences and the technologies. College transfer programs and career programs provide students with a wide range of choices. The acquisition of employable skills and the development of an appropriate academic base for further study allow the student flexibility in the development of career goals.

Programs

Transfer Program

Career Program

College Credit Certificate Program