facebook twitter

In a city so rich with history, there are many ways to celebrate Black History Month. Join RCC as we honor this remarkable month with film screenings, a vendor fair, panel discussions, and more. Unless otherwise noted, please contact Elizabeth... Read more
  • 1

Featured News

Personal Trainer Certification


Do you value health and fitness and want to empower others to do the same? Start an exciting and rewarding path as a Certified Personal Trainer. This challenging course provides candidates with live class instruction and an in-depth, hands-on practical lab to master the essential career skills and knowledge. Students who successfully pass the exam at the end of the course obtain Level 1 Certified Personal Trainer, and are able to apply for work right away with proof of CPR/AED certification. Bonus: Students can participate in an optional internship to obtain Level 2 certification.

Course Format:

  • Lecture (15 hrs): Key topics such as biomechanics, exercise physiology, fitness testing, equipment usage, health assessment
  • Practical Training Labs (15 hrs): Role playing drills on assessing clients, programming, performing proper exercises, presentation skills, & more
  • 2-Part Exam (6 hrs)

Tuesdays & Thursdays from 6:15 – 8:45 pm
Class from March 6 – April 12 (6 weeks)
2-Part Exam on April 24 & 26


  • Minimum of 18 years of age
  • High School Diploma, GED or HiSET

Cost: $625*
*Includes reg fee, textbook, study manual, access to online study tools, and national certification exam fee)
Note: Students are responsible for obtaining CPR/AED certification prior to the exam at the end of the course.

Questions: (857) 701-1605 | LHagen@rcc.mass.edu

Registration: Student Center Building #4 | Room 102 

Payments: We accept checks, money orders, credit cards, and debit cards. (No cash)

Exam Preparation

Roxbury Community College offers exam preparation courses with highly qualified instructors, reasonable class sizes, and supportive learning environments. We currently offer courses to help you prepare for the HiSET (similar to the GED) exam and the TEAS exam (for nursing/health students). Click below to learn more. 

HiSET/GED Exam Prep

HiSET® (Formerly GED) Prep Classes

Don't have a high school diploma? Don't let it hold you back from reaching your goals! Take the next steps for your future with preparation classes for the High School Equivalency Test. 

Click to view summer class schedule - Starts in June.

Click to view fall class schedule - Starts in September.

REGISTRATION: Visit us in RCC's Student Center Building #4 (closest to the parking lot), Room 102

Payments: We accept checks, money orders, credit cards, and debit cards; we do not accept cash. 

Questions: Contact us (857) 701-1605 or email LHagen@rcc.mass.edu 

Please click to receive notifications for upcoming HiSET Prep classes.

HiSET flyer Summer 2018 Page 1


Note: There is no requirement to take classes prior to taking the exam, but many opt to supplement their own studying with our classes to feel more prepared. To register for the HiSET exam without taking prep classes with us, you may do so here: www.hiset.ets.org 



TEAS Exam Prep

TEAS (Test of Essential Academic Skills) Exam - The TEAS exam is required as part of the application process for nursing and other health programs at a variety of schools. Please check the requirements for the schools you intend to apply to whether the exam is required or not. There is no requirement to take prep classes for this exam, however, many opt to supplement their own studies with our preparation classes. Our prep courses do not guarantee a minimum score on the exam, nor do they guarantee admission to the desired school(s) of your choice. 

For more information regarding our nursing and other health career programs at RCC, please click here

REGISTRATION FOR SPRING TEAS PREP COURSES IS OPEN! See below for full spring 2018 schedule or click here

Registration: Visit us in the Student Center Building #4, Room 102 

Payments: We accept checks, money orders, credit cards, and debit cards (no cash) 

Questions: Contact us (857) 701-1605 or email LHagen@rcc.mass.edu 

Please click here to be added to our notification list for upcoming TEAS Prep classes.

TEAS Prep Spring2 2018

Testimonials from some former TEAS Prep students: 

"I just applied [to the] RCC day program and [am] waiting for the outcome. [My] TEAS score was 83.3% and GPA is 3.80 so I'm hoping it comes out successful by May when we hear from the screening committee. Till then it's thanks because the TEAS preparatory class was worth it after all." - Ese

"I was accepted into UMass Boston's Accelerated BSN program and MGHIHP's Accelerated BSN program. I received a scholarship from MGHIHP, so I will start there in May. The TEAS wasn't included in [MGHIHP's] application process, but I'm certain the class helped me prepare for the TEAS and helped me get into the UMass Boston program. I ended up with a 100% on the math section - there's no way I would have made that score without the preparation the class provided me. Five Saturday afternoons well spent. I'm so glad RCC offers this class. - Lauren 

"I have been accepted into [the] Nursing program at [RCC] this January. Thanks for your help!" - Ebun 

 "The Math instructor, [John] is awesome! I wish he had taught all of the math classes I had to take in school." 

Temp Office Locations Phones
MAComCom image
FRCC Donation button large