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

Robeson 50th logoWelcome 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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Vanessa Cogdell, Ed.D
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