Success Navigators Focus on Student Success

We know that for most new college students, the admissions and counseling process can be intimidating and sometimes overwhelming. Research has shown that when students get started on the right foot and have a good initial experience, they are much more likely to stay in college and reach their educational goals. In an attempt to enhance the first year experience for students new to Pitt Community...

Non-Traditional Students Make a Change for the Better

Donna Williford: Occupational Therapy Assistant Graduate (May 2015) It had always been Donna Williford’s dream to attend college, but real life got in the way. After graduating from New Bern High School in 1988, she got married, started a family, and worked several jobs, including one with the Craven County School System where she eventually became a Supervisor for the Child Nutrition Program....

Growing PCC Global Opportunities Proving It’s Indeed a Small World After All

Opportunities for international learning have grown considerably at Pitt Community College within the past decade as the college continues exploring ways to prepare people for success in a global economy. Overseeing the push to expand Pitt’s classroom borders is PCC Global Director Amelia Martin, who says it is more important than ever for students and employees to become globally competent....

PCC Farmville Center – Now Servicing Southwest Pitt County

Pitt Community College’s Farmville Center serves as the hub for PCC’s educational, workforce, and business services in southwestern Pitt County. The Center opened in 2016 as part of PCC’s strategic plan to expand learning opportunities throughout the county. Classes are offered for degree-seeking students, those who want to earn college credit while in high school, individuals wanting to...

To Protect and To Serve = A Rewarding Career: Which law enforcement path is right for you?

The Law Enforcement Division at Pitt Community College has established itself as one of the most diverse training facilities in North Carolina with a goal to proactively meet the needs of the Criminal Justice community. Our programs consist of four main areas: Basic Law Enforcement Training (BLET), Detention Officer Certification, Telecommunicator Certification, and In-Service Training. Basic Law...

From Chic to Geek with a Two-Year Degree in Web Administration and Design

Looking for a career that combines creativity with cutting-edge technology? Web administrators and designers bridge that gap. Learn to design, develop and maintain websites with a degree in Web Administration and Design. Successful web designers combine the artistic skills of graphic designers with the technical skills of programmers. This combination allows them to create innovative...

Learning to Help Others as a Recreational Therapy Assistant

Caroline Lewis Chase, a Goldboro native, graduated from Wayne Country Day School in 2008. She didn’t consider herself a great student, but she knew she wanted a rewarding career. She loved working with people, and she had always played sports. After working for a few years, she heard about a new program that was being started at Pitt Community College – the Recreational Therapy Assistant...

Electrical Systems Technology: Providing students with an illuminating career path to an electrifying future

What do electricians do that is so electrifying? For one, they safely and efficiently connect your world to massive sources of energy. Becoming a competent electrician requires many hours of study and on-the-job training. The rewards are well worth the effort. Students enrolled in the Electrical Systems Technology Program at Pitt Community College develop the necessary skills needed to work as an...

Emergency Medical Science Program Offers Unique Opportunities

In 2015, PCC began offering an Associate of Applied Science Degree in Emergency Medical Science. Program Director Craig Carico says the curriculum provides individuals with the knowledge, skills and attributes to provide advanced emergency medical care as a paramedic for critical and emergent patients who access the emergency medical system and prepares graduates to enter the workforce. Premed...

Engineer Your Career: An Affordable Pathway to Success

Are you creative? Inquisitive? Have a good imagination? Do you enjoy figuring out how things work and making them work better? If you answered “yes” to any or all of these questions, you may want to consider a career in engineering! Engineers design, test, manage, and improve items like household appliances, computer chips, and cars. You can do just about anything in the profession, including...
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How to Diversify Your Business – It’s an Art!

Amidst whimsical walls filled with more than 300 types of paintable pottery, you’ll most definitely hear Painted Peacock owner Susan Bucci’s bubbly laughter before you see her. Formerly named the “Accidental Artist,” Bucci bought the business and transformed it into the popular paint-your-own pottery studio in Greenville’s Arlington Village…a business venture made all the more...
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PCC Small Business Center Awarded for Big Achievements in 2016

By practically any measure, 2016 will be remembered as a banner year for the Pitt Community College Small Business Center. The facility began drawing praise in September, after an N.C. Small Business Center Network (NCSBCN) report showed it to be the state’s best in terms of small business startups. In fact, the center ranked fifth overall among the 58-member network and placed in the top 10 of...
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Villa Verde: “A Platform for Good”

Little Maiah Bastardo bursts through the kitchen door in a puffy pink jacket, the toddler pulling her smiling mother, Eridania, in tow. Her husband, Yordanys Bastardo, who goes by “Jay”, wasn’t far behind. He emerged from the kitchen, straightening his shirt before being bombarded with smiling customers wanting to shake his hand. Having become a small-town success story after using Pitt...
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New Program Calls Upon Student Mentors to Help Improve Retention

The start of the 2016 Fall Semester at Pitt Community College marked the beginning of a new initiative aimed at improving student retention through increased personal contact from student mentors. An offshoot of PCC’s “Way to Success” initiative, which involves employee success coaches mentoring students, the Bruiser’s Crew Peer Mentoring Program calls upon experienced student mentors...

We’ve Got You Covered

What career is right for you? It certainly can feel like an overwhelming decision, whether you’re choosing a first career or considering a change. Think about it – most people spend half their waking hours on the job. The right career is one that satisfies you as well as pays the bills. PCC offers a multitude of options in a wide range of fields such as health care; computer technology;...