Post Secondary Programs
Most postsecondary classes at James Rumsey are 11 months in length. Start and end dates are approximately August 1 to June 20. Some programs have specific enrollment requirements.
There are three exceptions to the 11-month programs:
1. LPN classes begin approximately three weeks earlier than the regular 11- month programs.
2. Truck driving classes are 12 weeks in length. A new class begins every six weeks.
3. Massage Therapy is a six-month program. A new class begins every
January and July.
Adults who attend the high school programs follow the Berkeley County Schools’ calendar. Not all high school programs are open to adult enrollment, and prior approval must be awarded by the classroom instructor and both assistant principals.
Financial aid is available to qualified applicants who enroll in the adult/postsecondary programs.
JRTI is in compliance with the regulations outlined in the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974, which was designed to protect the privacy of education records, to establish the right of students to inspect and review their education records, and to provide guidelines for the correction of inaccurate or misleading data through informal and formal hearings. Please see the attached document for more information on the JRTI FERPA Policy.
Transferring Between Programs: James Rumsey Technical Institute does not transfer students between programs within the institution. However, there is no limit to the number of programs a student may take at JRTI.
Transfer of credits from other institutions: In most cases, James Rumsey Technical Institute does not accept transfer credits from other institutions. The only exception is the Licensed Practical Nursing program. Refer to the LPN program site for information on LPN transfer of credits.
Articulated Credit: Articulation is the process of earning college credit while attending postsecondary institutions. With the credits earned at JRTI, students may be able earn an associate’s degree by transferring those credits to a partnering school of higher learning. For example, some approved postsecondary programs at James Rumsey are approved for articulated credit with Blue Ridge Community and Technical College. These credits can transfer towards an associate’s degree in Applied Technology. Postsecondary students can transfer a maximum of 30 credits to the Technical Electives core, which is approximately half of the total credits required.
Articulation agreements provide the students who complete a CTE program in a postsecondary institution an opportunity to earn an associate’s degree that is related to their field of study IF an individual program degree is not available through the college.
** Space is limited; therefore, application should be made early to ensure placement in the desired program. **