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Study at Blue Ridge Community College

Blue Ridge Community College, also known as BRCC, was established in 1969. BRCC is a community college and is located in Flat Rock, Henderson County, North Carolina. The campus of the institution consists of 10 buildings which are spread across an area of 140 acres. The institution offers degrees in more than 25 fields of study. A number of diploma courses are also available. Apart from these, students can also opt for special certificate and articulated programs. BRCC is organized into the following academic divisions:

  • Division of Business and Humanities
  • Division of Life Sciences and Human Services
  • Division of Mathematics, Physical Sciences and Technology
Blue Ridge Community College competes in the National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) Division I. The sports teams are known as the Bears, and they participate in baseball and volleyball. The students are also members of clubs and organizations like the Alpha Beta Gamma Business Honor Society, Phi Theta Kappa International Honor Society, Blue Ridge Buddies Club, Blue Ridge Christian Fellowship, and Environmental Awareness Club.

Profile of Blue Ridge Community College

Blue Ridge is found in Flat Rock, NC. Flat Rock is a rural site not far from an urban area. The school is a public institution. Students can earn degrees up to and including the Associate's degree at Blue Ridge.

Course Topics

The school has a greater breadth of degree programs (majors) than most colleges of its size. Blue Ridge is known for its programs in landscaping and horticulture and beauty and cosmetology.

Blue Ridge Selectivity

The school accepts all qualified applicants under its open-admission rules.


Blue Ridge maintains a faculty/student ratio (full-time) which is better than most colleges.

Student Enrolment

Students numbered 1, 968 in 2007 at the school.

The school reports its educational mission is:

"Our Mission. . . enriching the lives of those within our reach through education, training, and cultural activities. "

Blue Ridge Programs and Degrees
General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors
Liberal Arts56liberal arts and sciences, sign language translation, liberal arts and humanities, general studies
Beauty and Cosmetology23cosmetology, make-up artist, manicurist, cosmetoloty instructor
Nursing and Emergency Medicine22registered nursing
Business and Management22business management, marketing, retail
Mechanics and Repair21automobile mechanics, autobody repair, HVAC, mechanic and repair, heavy equipment maintenance tech
Education and Teaching17special ed, teacher aide, early childhood Education
Landscaping and Horticulture13applied horticulture
office and Administration12executive secretary
Engineering Technician10water quality and recycling tech, mechanical engineering tech, electronics tech, electromechanical tech, mechanical engineering related tech
Medical Support and Technology9surgical tech
Construction Trades8building inspection and management, electrician, plumbing and water supply, plumbing, property management, carpentry
Production Trades7welding, machine shop assistant
Computer Science and Engineering6computer applications programming, computer support, systems analyst, information science, information technology, network management, computer programming
Hospitality2tourism promotion, travel services
Conservation and Resource Management0environmental science
Medical administration0health unit coordinator
Agricultural Science and Management0agricultural technology
Real Estate and Construction Management0real estate
Family and Social Work0child care management

Contact: Blue Ridge

Blue Ridge Community College

180 West Campus Drive

Flat Rock, NC 28731-4728

General Phone: (828) 694-1700


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