“Students retain more information when working with 3D models”

rcc5thlogoWelcome to BOOST at Robeson Community College.  Robeson Community College is part of a six community college multi-state initiative that is developing a 21st Century technology-based approach to training for the healthcare industry.  The program uses 3D simulation technology to provide hands-on training experiences to students.   BOOST = Better Occupational Outcomes through Simulation Training. 

 As part of the Trade Adjustment Assistance Act passed several years ago to help retrain dislocated workers, the BOOST grant’s objective is to close the “skills gap” that exists between the needs of the market and the training of the workforce. Though the 3D equipment has many uses, including industrial applications, the early focus at Robeson will be on training students to fill much needed medical positions in the area.

BOOST selects 48 students each semester to take part in a structured learning community.  The program uses high-tech simulators and virtual reality to train students with no previous healthcare experience. Using this technology and integrated coursework, students can earn one of a variety of credentials within two semesters. 


Register for a program

Individuals interested in becoming a member of the BOOST Learning Community must first apply to Robeson Community College for admissions.  The form is here on the website on every page, called Register Now.  Should you have any questions about the form, support provided or any other questions, please contact Lashona Miller.

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Lashona Miller
20 October 2016

There are many resources available in Robeson County for residents who have been affected by Hurricane Matthew. The City of Lumberton has developed a helpful Facebook page to keep residents informed about city ordinances, distribution sites for food, water and supplies, road outages, city and county water guidelines, public schools and local college announcements and more! The information listed on the Facebook page is updated daily with information to assist residents and questions can be asked online to assist those in need of answers.

It is easy to learn about what is happening in your community by joining for free the following Facebook page: Hurricane Matthew Relief Updates-City of Lumberton Site. For additional information, please contact The City of Lumberton at: 910-671-3800.




Lashona Miller
19 October 2016

The Spring 2017 Foundation Scholarships application has been extended until Monday, October 24, 2016 ! To apply for Fall 2017 Foundation Scholarships, use your Robeson CC Student Username and password. You do not have to key in @st.robeson.edu. For example, my user name is lmiller.  Apply at the Foundation page.  

Students should note that it is their responsibility to make sure that their recommendation letter is uploaded into the online application. The application will not be considered for a scholarship without at least one letter of recommendation. You can send a request for a recommendation letter to more than one individual.  Foundation staff advise against asking family or friends for recommendations, as they hold little weight.  They also strongly suggest not to wait until the deadline to complete the scholarship application in order to allow ample time for references to complete and upload their letter of recommendation.

If you need assistance or if you would like additional information, please call the Foundation at: 910-272-3235 or 910-272-3236 or contact the BOOST program for assistance at: 272-3603.

Lashona Miller
04 October 2016

The Spring 2017 Foundation Scholarship applications are now available online! To apply for Fall 2017 Foundation Scholarships, use your Robeson CC Student Username and password. You do not have to key in @st.robeson.edu. For example, my user name is lmiller.  Apply at the Foundation page.  The deadline to apply is: Tuesday, October 18, 2016.

Debra Branch
21 September 2016

There are some excellent online resources to help you study Anatomy and Physiology, Chemistry, English, and other subjects you are struggling in.  One of these is at a free website called Merlot II.  Merlot is short for Multimedia Education Resource for Learning and Online Teaching and is an online warehouse filled with resources for learning in a broad range of academic subjects.  Best of all, the membership is free and you can use it at your convenience.


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