The College currently has about 20 curricular programs in which students may seek degrees, diplomas and short term skills based certificates. Most recently the College has added an Associate of Fine Arts Degree in Visual Arts, in addition to diplomas in high demand occupational training in Building Construction, Plumbing and other construction related technologies. The College offers a Lateral Entry Teacher Certificate tailored to meet the need of public schools within the region desiring to fully credential educators who have entered the classroom without the advantage of full unrestricted licensure.The College also has taken greater strides to provide transfer opportunities for students to pursue higher-level degrees. Through the North Carolina Community College System, a formal transfer agreement has been established with the 16-member University of North Carolina System, as well as with a variety of private colleges.In addition to conventional classroom instruction, the College has expanded its distance learning studies to include Internet-based courses. It has increased efforts with area school systems to provide more opportunities for high school students to take college courses, either on the R-CCC campus or at their respective high schools.Greater focus also has been placed on meeting the existing and future workforce needs of area business and industry through the Division of Continuing Education and Workforce Development.