“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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Latest from BOOST

Lashona Miller
25 August 2016

The CUBE is a great place for college students that are registered for courses such as General Biology, Anatomy & Physiology, Microbiology, and Chemistry. Students can take advantage of peer to peer learning, study sessions and group tutoring sessions. It is open from Monday through Thursday in Building 7 which is the biology lab classroom!

Lashona Miller
19 August 2016

Do you have a smartphone? Do you have a tablet computer? These are excellent smart technology devices to help you stay on task in college! These devices have easy set up and are easy to use. This will give you as a student first hand knowledge on assignments without having to be near a computer for access. To set up your smart technology, please follow these directions:

Gloria Barnwell
01 August 2016

We wish all BOOST participants born in the month of August a very special birthday.  Enjoy your special day and the Fall semester!!


To date, BOOST at Robeson Community College has served 228 pre-health students providing unprecedented access to simulation, 3D/VR, and proactive wrap-around support services.   BOOST staff and faculty work collaboratively with campus support and administrative offices to make the grant’s statement of work a concrete reality that ultimately enhances the success of program participants. 


This workforce solution was funded by a grant awarded by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Employment and Training Administration. The solution was created by the grantee and does not necessarily reflect the official position of the U.S. Department of Labor. The Department of Labor makes no guarantees, warranties, or assurances of any kind, express or implied, with respect to such information, including any information on linked sites and including, but not limited to, accuracy of the information or its completeness, timeliness, usefulness, adequacy, continued availability, or ownership.  Read more about the funding of this grant.