Rockingham Community College
Rockingham Community College is a public community college of excellence located in Wentworth, North Carolina. It is part of the North Carolina Community College System.
Rockingham County is the birthplace of the North Carolina Community College System. In 1958 the Leaksville State Vocational Training Center opened on the Morehead High School campus. The Leaksville Training Center was the first of seven such centers authorized by the North Carolina legislature to open across the state. Those seven centers grew to 20 by 1963 and became the core of the North Carolina Community College System. On Oct. 28, 2012, a dedication ceremony took place at Morehead High School in which a highway marker was unveiled. The marker reads, "Industrial Education Centers: As forerunners of state community colleges, 1958-1963, boosted vocation training. First in N.C. operated 200 yards E." The center in Leaksville was the forerunner of Rockingham Community College. The college was chartered in 1963 and classes began in 1966. For decade-by-decade highlights of our history, click the links below.
The mission of Rockingham Community College is to enhance individual and community success in Rockingham County through education as well as full development of human potential, employment assistance, service to business and industry, and contributions to cultural and social development.