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Rowan College at Burlington County

Rowan College at Burlington County (RCBC), formerly known as Burlington County College (BCC),[2] is an public community college in Burlington County, New Jersey. Main facilities are located in Mount Laurel with other campuses in Mount Holly, Willingboro, and Joint Base.

Rowan College at Burlington County
Rowan College at Burlington County.png
TypeCommunity College
Established1966
PresidentDr. Michael A. Cioce (September 2018)[1]
Location, ,
United States
CampusSuburban
Athletics7 sports teams
ColorsRed and Gray
MascotBaron
Websitewww.rcbc.edu

Founded in 1966, the college enrolls more than 8,000 students a year in Associate in Arts, Associate in Science, and Associate in Applied Science degree programs as well as certificate programs.[3] Rowan College at Burlington County is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education and approved by the state.

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Mount Laurel CampusEdit

Student Success CenterEdit

Construction on the state-of-the-art Student Success Center began in August 2016 and was completed in August 2017. It includes a one-stop student success services center, library, bookstore and dining facilities. The new center houses offices for Rowan University and other universities that offer programs on the Mount Laurel Campus. [4]

LibraryEdit

The library, located on the second floor of the Student Success Center, gives students access to books, research materials and a large network of resources. The library is a member of the Burlington County Library System. [5]

DiningEdit

Located on the first floor of the Student Success Center, the dining area serves students brand name options like Starbucks and Boar’s Head, as well as gluten free and other healthy choices. The dining area, which can accommodate up to 308, overlooks the campus quad.

BookstoreEdit

Located on the first floor of the Student Success Center, the bookstore, ran by Follett Corporation is a one-stop-shop for students, faculty and staff. The bookstore carries all of the required and recommended texts along with school supplies, RCBC gifts, RCBC clothing, and a variety of snacks.

The Science BuildingEdit

This facility, separated from the Votta Hall by a domed rotunda, features large laboratories for basic and advanced biology and chemistry, computer labs, and classrooms.

This building will remain dedicated to science with new geo-science and marine science labs replacing the bookstore, which is now located in the Student Success Center.[6]

Votta HallEdit

The Office of the President and Executive Suite and all of senior leadership are located on the second floor.

The second floor also includes a large meeting room, additional administrative offices including the RCBC Foundation, and classrooms.

The first floor is home to the music program and the 575-seat auditorium that has been enhanced to make it better suited for musical and small dramatic performances.[7]

TECEdit

Next to Laurel Hall, the Technology & Engineering Center (TEC) features robotics, CADD, electronics, physics and high resolution computer labs. It also houses classrooms, faculty offices, vending machines and a student lounge area.

RCBC’s Science, Mathematics, Engineering and Technology Division occupies the main suite on the first floor.[8]

Laurel HallEdit

This building opened in September 2002. The 52,799-square-foot (4,905.2 m2), three-story building features two entrance foyers leading to a two-story open area rotunda/student lounge and administration/reception area. The building's first floor includes a computer lab, tiered lecture hall, faculty and administration offices and support space. The two upper floors include 20 standard classrooms with full computer station capabilities. The third floor houses the rotunda multi-purpose classroom.

RCBC's Liberal Arts Division occupies the main suite on the first floor.[9]

Evans HallEdit

The business outreach and educational programs divisions of the Workforce Development Institute are located here, along with administrative offices including Strategic Marketing and Communications, Finance, Administration and Human Resources. Public safety and the Office of Information Technology occupy the rest of the building.

Pedestrian improvements were made to better integrate the building with the rest of the campus [10]

Health Sciences CenterEdit

This building is home to the college’s new Health Sciences Division. All nursing, dental hygiene, imaging and health information technology management courses are taught from Mount Laurel in this building.

The building’s exterior has been enhanced and reoriented so that the entrance faces the rest of the campus. Pedestrian improvements were made to better integrate the building with the rest of the campus. [11]

Mount Holly CampusEdit

RCBC’s Mount Holly Campus is located at Mill Street and High Street. To create a cultural hub for the community, the college moved its fine arts studio, graphic design and fashion design programs to the Mount Holly Campus to join culinary arts.

The campus also includes a student-run restaurant, Vaulted Cuisine, and a student art gallery.[12]

Willingboro CampusEdit

The Willingboro campus features classrooms, computer labs, a student lounge, student services, and college offices.[13]

Pemberton CampusEdit

 
Front of the Pemberton Campus

The Lewis M. Parker CenterEdit

The Parker Center is RCBC's original classroom and lab building. It is built around the theme of hexagonal angles and appears as a key from the air.

The Physical Education CenterEdit

The Physical Education Center houses the College's indoor pool, 1500-seat gymnasium, the RCBC Fitness Center with exercise and weight training facilities and spas, two classrooms, and locker rooms. Nearby are the campus tennis courts, baseball, softball and soccer fields.

AthleticsEdit

The sports teams are called the Barons. They compete in the National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA).

Radio stationEdit

In 1995, RCBC launched WBZC, a college-run FM radio station broadcasting at 88.9 MHz. It also broadcast from 95.1 FM in some regions, including Mt. Holly. The station was taken off the air and relaunched as an Internet-only broadcast in 2018.[14]

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Board of Trustees chooses Acting President Cioce to lead RCBC". Retrieved 31 May 2018.
  2. ^ "The Rowan Connection, Student Pathways - Rowan College at Burlington County". www.rcbc.edu.
  3. ^ "Student Profile". Retrieved 19 October 2017.
  4. ^ "NEW! Student Success Center - Rowan College at Burlington County". rcbc.edu.
  5. ^ "Location & Directions - Rowan College at Burlington County". www.rcbc.edu.
  6. ^ "Transformation Highlights - Rowan College at Burlington County". www.rcbc.edu.
  7. ^ "Transformation Highlights - Rowan College at Burlington County". www.rcbc.edu.
  8. ^ "Transformation Highlights - Rowan College at Burlington County". www.rcbc.edu.
  9. ^ "Transformation Highlights - Rowan College at Burlington County". www.rcbc.edu.
  10. ^ "Transformation Highlights - Rowan College at Burlington County". www.rcbc.edu.
  11. ^ "Transformation Highlights - Rowan College at Burlington County". www.rcbc.edu.
  12. ^ "Mount Holly Campus - Rowan College at Burlington County". rcbc.edu.
  13. ^ "Willingboro Campus - Rowan College at Burlington County". rcbc.edu.
  14. ^ "Z88.9 WBZC To Go Online Only". RadioInsight. Retrieved June 17, 2018.

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