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; automotive, industrial and welding technology; biological, social and physical science; advertising and graphic design. Certificates, associate degrees and transfer options are available in most courses of study. Take a look at PCC’s A-Z program listing and see what captures your interest.

If you’re not sure about your future, or you just need a little advice, make an appointment with PCC’s counseling staff at 252.493.7245 and let us help you figure out “What to Do.”

Pitt Community College A-Z
PCC Credential Gives You Required Courses
Certificate and Certificate of Completion The skills you need to move into an entry-level job 11*
Advanced Certificate Additional skills to help you move up with a promotion 6*
Associate in Arts Degree/ Associate in Science Degree The coursework you need to transfer to a four-year college 21*
Associate in Applied Science Degree The credential required or preferred by some employers for employment 21*
Post-Associate Certificate A job-specific credential that builds upon or enhances your associate degree 5*
Note: If coursework from another certificate is required for an advanced certificate or post-associate certificate, this is a pre-admission requirement.
*Reflects average program length

State entry “e”/average indicated unless otherwise noted.

Area of study PCC program Prepares you for Starting salary range
Accounting AAS Degree in Accounting
Certificates also available
Careers in accounting firms, large and small corporations of varying types preparing financial statements, balance sheets and tax returns. $20,800e$32,000
Advertising & Graphic Design AAS Degree in Advertising
Graphic Design
Careers developing concepts and layouts for advertising materials, including ads and brochures, for ad agencies, public and private companies; self-employment. $26,000e
AirConditioning, Heating & Refrigeration AAS Degree in Air Conditioning, Heating & Refrigeration Technology
Diploma or Certificate also available
Employment with firms that specialize in installation, servicing and repair of heating and cooling systems in homes, offices and commercial buildings; self-employment. $35,000e
Architecture/Drafting AAS Degree in Architectural Technology Para-professional careers in architectural, engineering and construction firms preparing working plans, detail drawings, and 3D digital presentations. $27,800e
Automotive Systems AAS Degree in Automotive Systems Technology
Diploma or Certificate also available
Diploma in Automotive Light Duty Diesel Technology available Fall 2015
Employment with dealerships and privately-owned garages diagnosing, servicing and repairing automobiles and light trucks. $20,800e
Barber Barber License Knowledge and hands-on skills necessary to pass the NC State Board of Barber Examiners licensing exam and have a rewarding barber career. $28,000 to $37,000
Biotechnology AAS Degree in Biotechnology Graduates may find employment in various areas of industry and government including research and development, manufacturing, pharmaceuticals, forensic laboratories, sales, and customer service. $31,000e
Breast Sonography Breast Sonography Diploma
Must have associates degree in radiography and be ARRT certified in radiography and mammography.
The Breast Sonography curriculum provides registered mammographers the didactic and clinical experience necessary to become registered breast sonographers. Course work includes breast pathophysiology; physics, instrumentation, and equipment operation necessary to perform diagnostic and interventional breast sonography procedures; and clinical breast image production and evaluation. Graduates may be eligible to apply to take the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT) certification exam in Breast Sonography. $49,640e
Business Administration AAS Degree in Business Administration
Certificate also available
Employment with governmental agencies, financial institutions and large to small businesses or industry. $21,000e
Associate in Arts Degree The Associate in Arts Degree will prepare students to transfer into Business Administration at a four-year college/university.
Computer Information Technology AAS Degree in Computer Information Technology
Diploma and Certificates also available
Positions include technical support technicians for computer systems maintenance and troubleshooting, technical support for software products, user support and training, and business applications design and implementation. $24,900e
Computer Programming AAS Degree in Computer Programming
Certificates also available
The Computer Programming curriculum prepares individuals for employment as computer programmers and related positions through study and applications in computer concepts, logic, programming procedures, languages, generators, operating systems, networking, data management, and business applications. $38,400e
Computer-Integrated Machining AAS Degree in Computer Integrated Machining
Diploma or Certificates also available
Jobs in industrial and metalworking machinery and equipment manufacturing as computer numeric controlled (CNC) and conventional machine tool operators. $29,120e
Construction AAS Degree in Building Construction Technology
Diploma also available
Provides overview of the building construction industry. Includes general construction, blueprint reading, construction estimating, and building code. Managers: $35,150-$56,320
Cosmetology Cosmetology License Knowledge and job skills needed to pass the NC Board of Cosmetology as well as work in a full-service salon or to start your own business. $18,000e
Criminal Justice AAS Degree in Criminal Justice Technology Positions within local, state and federal law enforcement, corrections and security as a police officer, deputy sheriff, county detention officer, state trooper, intensive probation/parole surveillance officer, correctional officer and loss prevention specialist. $32,000e
Associate in Arts Degree The Associate in Arts Degree will prepare students to transfer into Criminal Justice at a four-year college/university.
CT Certificate and MRI Certificate also available. Must have associates degree and be credentialed in radiography, radiation therapy, or nuclear medicine. 
The Computed Tomography and Magnetic Resonance Imaging Technology curriculum prepares the individual to use specialized equipment to visualize cross-sectional anatomical structures and aid physicians in the demonstration of pathologies and disease processes. Individuals entering this curriculum must be registered or registry- eligible radiologic technologist, radiation therapist, or nuclear medicine technologist. Course work prepares the technologist to provide patient care and perform studies utilizing imaging equipment, professional communication, and quality assurance in scheduled and emergency procedures through academic and clinical studies. Graduates may be eligible to sit for the American Registry of Radiologic Technologist Advanced-Level testing in Computed Tomography and/or Magnetic Resonance Imaging examinations. They may find employment in facilities which perform these imaging procedures. $64,900
(state average)
Dental Office Administration AAS Degree in Office Administration with concentration in Dental Office Administration Program prepares graduates to work in a dental office and focuses on dental terminology, dental office software, dental insurance, accounting and billing and dental coding. $22,880e
Detention Officer Detention Officer Training Certificate Entry-level jobs with Statewide Sheriff’s Office $24,500e
Echocardiography Echocardiography Diploma The Echocardiography curriculum provides the individual with the knowledge and skills necessary to acquire, process, and evaluate the human heart using high frequency sound waves to produce images of the heart. Course work includes effective communication and patient care skills combined with knowledge of physics, human anatomy, physiology and pathology all of which are essential to obtaining high quality sonographic images. Graduates may be eligible to apply to the American Registry of Diagnostic Medical Sonographers for examinations in physics, cardiovascular physics, and adult echocardiography. Graduates may find employment in hospitals, physician’s offices, mobile services, and educational institutions. $49,640e
Education AAS Degree in Early Childhood EducationDiploma or Certificates also available Positions in public, private, church-affiliated and corporate child care centers working with children age 0 to 12 as administrators, lead teachers, teacher assistants and as after school coordinators/staff. Also, various positions as teacher assistants in public and private school
age programs.
Child care teachers/assistants:
Associate in Arts Degree The Associate in Arts Degree will prepare students to transfer into Special Education, Middle Grades, and Elementary Education at a four-year college/university.
Electrical Systems Technology (formerly Electrical/Electronics Technology) AAS Degree in Electrical Systems Technology Electricians – Install, maintain, and repair electrical wiring, equipment, fixtures, and electrical control systems. Ensure that work is in accordance with relevant codes. Preparation for licensed electrician. Electricians
Diploma or Certificate also available Electrical and Electronics Repairers, Commercial and Industrial – Repair, test, adjust, or install electronic equipment, such as industrial controls.
Electronics Engineering Technology
General Systems Automation
Biomedical Electronics
Certificates in Basic Electronics, Computer Technology, Automation Technology, and Biomedical
Electronics Technology
Electronic-engineering technicians help engineers to design, build, repair and redesign components of electronics equipment. Technicians may specialize in various areas of electronics, such as computers, industrial applications, biomedical servicing, automation/robotics programming, telecommunications, and much more. Job titles for this field range in name from engineering assistant, electrical or electronic technician, biomedical electronics technician, maintenance technician, field service technician, and other electronic specialist names. Students may select from an emphasis pick list of electronic courses including general, systems, communications and automation. $34,000e
Emergency Medical Science AAS Degree in Emergency Medical Science
Paramedic Diploma also available.
EMT-Basic (offered through Continuing Education and Community Development Division)
The Emergency Medical Science 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. Students will gain complex knowledge, competency, and experience while employing evidence-based practice under medical oversight, and serve as a link from the scene into the healthcare system. Graduates of this program may be eligible to take state and/or national certification examinations. Employment opportunities include providers of emergency medical services, fire departments, rescue agencies, hospital specialty areas, industry, educational and government agencies. $24,860e
Engineering PCC offers Associate in Applied Science Degrees in four specialty areas: Architectural Technology, Electronics Engineering Technology, Industrial Engineering Technology and Mechanical Engineering Technology. A university transfer Associate in Engineering degree is also available. See these individual listings for further information.
Entrepreneurship AAS Degree in Entrepreneurship The Entrepreneurship curriculum is designed to provide students with the knowledge and the skills necessary for employment and growth as self-employed business owners. Unlimited Potential
Fine Arts and Music AA Degree in Fine Arts This degree is designed for the student who aspires to transfer to a four year college or university to study fine art or music. $32,000e
$20,000+ as freelancer
Firefighter Firefighter Level I and II Certification Paid and volunteer positions as a fire and rescue member in Pitt County. Positions with fire agencies providing fire protection to area communities. $29,500e
Foreign Language PCC regularly offers college credit courses in French, Spanish, and American Sign Language. Spanish for the Workplace and Introduction to Spanish are offered for students in non-transfer degree programs such as health care or business. A foreign language lab provides a place and resources for students to practice their new language skills. The college’s Continuing Education and Economic Development Division also offers conversational Spanish for travel and for various work environments; classes can be taught on the jobsite.
Gerontology AAS Degree in Human Services/ Gerontology ConcentrationAging Studies Certificate also available Prepares students to specialize in direct service delivery work to older adults and their families. The curriculum provides both theoretical and applied models for understanding issues of aging. $34,491 Experienced managers:
Health Information Technology AAS Degree in Health Information Technology The Health Information Technology curriculum provides individuals with the knowledge and skills to process, analyze, abstract, compile, maintain, manage, and report health information. Students will supervise departmental functions; classify, code and index diagnoses and procedures; coordinate information for cost control, quality management, statistics, marketing, and planning; monitor governmental and non-governmental standards; facilitate research; and design system controls to monitor patient information security.  Graduates of this program may be eligible to write the national certification examination to become a Registered Health Information Technician (RHIT). Employment opportunities include hospitals, rehabilitation facilities, nursing homes, health insurance organizations, out-patient clinics, physicians’ offices, hospice, and mental health facilities. $48,467
(national average)
Business Informatics
AAS Degree in Healthcare Business Informatics Prepares you for employment as database/data warehouse analysts, technical support professionals, informatics technology professionals, systems analysts, networking and security technicians, and computer maintenance professionals in the healthcare field. $25,000e
AAS Degree in Healthcare Management TechnologyCertificates also available Positions planning and managing a healthcare organization. Entry-level and supervisory job opportunities exist in hospitals, medical offices, long-term care facilities and insurance companies in the billing, collections and expense reduction areas. $32,000 Office managers:
Horticulture AAS Degree in Horticulture Technology Graduates should also be prepared to take the North Carolina Pesticide Applicator’s Examination. $24,000e
Human Services AAS Degree in Human Services TechnologyDiploma also available Jobs available for entry-level positions in institutions and agencies which provide social, community, and educational services. $34,491 Experienced managers:
Human Resources AAS Degree in Business Administration: Human Resources Management
Certificate also available
Entry-level positions in administration, personnel, training, and other human resources development areas in small-to-large businesses and industry. $18,500e
Industrial Maintenance & Safety This series of courses offered by the Continuing Education and Community Development Division are frequently taught on demand at the jobsite for various industries. Courses that meet the standards of the North Carolina Department of Labor Apprenticeship Program include Industrial Electricity I & II, Industrial Electronics, Electronic Process Control, Electronic Motor Drives, Programmable Logic Controls and Programmable Logic Controls.  Gain entry-level skills for managing hotel/motel operations.
Industrial Management AAS Degree in Industrial Management Technology Positions such as front-line supervisor, engineering assistant, production planner, inventory supervisor, mid-level management, logistics, or quality control technician. $40,000e
Industrial Systems AAS Degree in Industrial Systems Technology
Diploma or Certificate also available
Technician positions in manufacturing businesses maintaining industrial equipment. Options are available to specialize in HVAC, machining or welding. $20,670e
Law Enforcement Basic Law Enforcement Training Certificate (BLET) Entry-level jobs with local and state law enforcement agencies. $24,500e
Legal Office Administration AAS Degree in Office Administration–Legal
Certificate also available
Administrative support positions in legal or government-related offices with focus on legal terminology, legal office procedures, and legal transcription.  With appropriate work experience, this program prepares students for certification as a Professional Legal Secretary (PLS). $24,000e
Mammography Mammography Certificate
Must have associates degree in radiography and be ARRT certified in radiography.
The Mammography curriculum provides registered radiologic technologists the didactic and clinical experience necessary to become registered mammographers. Course work includes clinical rotations to mammography facilities, breast anatomy/physiology, patient preparation/education, mammographic procedures, interventional procedures, image analysis, mammographic instrumentation, physics, quality control, and quality assurance. Graduates will meet the Mammography Quality Standards Act initial training requirements for mammography and may be eligible to apply to take the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT) post primary certification in Mammography. $56,000
(state average)
Marketing AAS Degree in Business Administration: Marketing and Retailing
Certificate also available
Career opportunities within manufacturing, retailing, and service organizations in the areas of marketing, retailing, merchandising, selling, advertising, computer technology, and management. $21,600e
Mechanical Engineering AAS Degree in Mechanical Engineering Technology Employment opportunities in mechanical design, manufacturing, fabrication, research and development, and service industries in assisting in the design, development and testing of process methods for assembly and production of finished goods. $29,738e
Medical Assisting AAS Degree in Medical Assisting
Medical Assisting Clinical Certificate also available.
The Medical Assisting curriculum prepares multi-skilled health care professionals qualified to perform administrative, clinical, and laboratory procedures. Course work includes instruction in scheduling appointments, coding and processing insurance accounts, billing, collections, computer operations, assisting with examinations/ treatments, performing routine laboratory procedures, electrocardiography, supervised medication administration; and ethical/legal issues associated with patient care. Graduates of CAAHEP-accredited medical assisting programs may be eligible to sit for the American Association of Medical Assistants’ Certification Examination to become Certified Medical Assistants. Employment opportunities include physicians’ offices, health maintenance organizations, health departments, and hospitals. $21,670e
Medical Dosimetry Medical Dosimetry Diploma
Must have bachelors degree, completed JRCERT accredited radiation therapy program, be ARRT certified in radiation therapy, and one full year of experience in radiation therapy.
The Medical Dosimetry curriculum is designed to prepare individuals to work in the care of cancer patients as medical dosimetrist. The curriculum provides instruction to enable the participant to become a member of the radiation oncology team. The curriculum content includes specific coursework to provide classroom and direct clinical experience to train the student in the fundamentals of medical dosimetry practice using current technology, tools and techniques. Students will participate in studies related to the role of the medical dosimetrist and professional ethics, radiation oncology anatomy, treatment planning, dose calculations, clinical oncology, brachytherapy, dosimetry physics, radiation protection, quality assurance and computer applications. Graduates of the program will be able to obtain employment as a medical dosimetrist and apply to the Medical Dosimetrist Certfication Board (MDCB) to sit for a national certification. $80,000e
Medical Sonography (Ultrasound) AAS Degree in Medical Sonography The Medical Sonography curriculum provides knowledge and clinical skills in the application of high frequency sound waves to image internal body structures. Course work includes physics, cross-sectional anatomy, and abdominal, introductory vascular and obstetrical/gynecological sonography. Competencies are attained in identification of normal anatomy and pathological processes, use of equipment, fetal growth and development, integration of related imaging, and patient interaction skills. Graduates of accredited programs may be eligible to take examinations in ultrasound physics and instrumentation and specialty examinations administered by the American Registry of Diagnostic Medical Sonographers and find employment in clinics, physicians’ offices, mobile services, hospitals, and educational institutions. $49,640e
Medical Office Administration AAS Degree in Medical Office Administration
Diploma or Certificate also available
Skills include medical terminology, information systems, office management, medical coding, billing and insurance. Prepares individuals for employment in medical and other health-care related offices. $18,500e
Networking Technology AAS Degree in Networking Technology
Certificates also available
The Networking Technology curriculum prepares individuals for employment supporting network infrastructure environments. Emphasis is placed on the implementation and management of network software and the implementation and management of hardware such as switches and routers. $38,000e
Nuclear Medicine AAS Degree in Nuclear Medicine
Nuclear Medicine Diploma also available.
The Nuclear Medicine Technology curriculum provides the clinical and didactic experience necessary to prepare students to qualify as entry-level nuclear medicine technologists. Students will acquire the knowledge and skills necessary to properly perform clinical procedures. These skills include patient care, use of radioactive materials, operation of imaging and counting instrumentation, and laboratory procedures. Graduates may be eligible to apply for certification/registration examinations given by the Nuclear Medicine Technology Certification Board and the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists. $50,800e
Nursing Associate Degree Nursing The Associate Degree Nursing curriculum provides knowledge, skills, and strategies to integrate safety and quality into nursing care, to practice in a dynamic environment, and to meet individual needs which impact health, quality of life, and achievement of potential.Course work includes and builds upon the domains of healthcare, nursing practice, and the holistic individual. Content emphasizes the nurse as a member of the interdisciplinary team providing safe, individualized care while employing evidence-based practice, quality improvement, and informatics. Graduates of this program are eligible to apply to take the National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX-RN). Employment opportunities are vast within the global health care system and may include positions within acute, chronic, extended, industrial, and community health care facilities. $42,260e
Nursing Assistant CNA Level I and II (offered through Continuing Education and Community Development Division) Entry-level positions in hospitals, home health agencies, doctor’s offices, skilled nursing facilities, and other health-care settings caring for the sick, injured, convalescent, and disabled under the direction of physicians and registered nurses. $16,640e
Occupational Therapy Assistant AAS Degree in Occupational Therapy Assistant The Occupational Therapy Assistant curriculum prepares individuals to work under the supervision of a registered/licensed occupational therapist in screening, assessing, planning, and implementing treatment and documenting progress for clients receiving occupational therapy services. Course work includes human growth and development, conditions which interfere with activities of daily living, theory and process of occupational therapy, individual/group treatment activities, therapeutic use of self, activity analysis, and grading/adapting activities and environments. Graduates may be eligible to take the national certification examination for practice as a certified occupational therapy assistant. Employment opportunities include hospitals, rehabilitation facilities, long-term/extended-care facilities, sheltered workshops, schools, home health programs, and community programs. $32,320e
Office Administration AAS Degree in Office Administration
Diploma and Certificate also available
Administrative support positions and computer applications with additional focus on records management, business communication and office systems management. This program prepares students to sit for the Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) Exam. $18,500e
Paralegal AAS Degree in Paralegal Technology
Paralegal TechnologyPost-Baccalaureate Diploma also available
Careers as professional, ethical, problem-solving members of legal teams and other work environments that make use of legal professionals. $28,516e
Polysomnography (Sleep Technologist) AAS Degree in Polysomnography
Polysomnography Certificate also available.
The Polysomnography curriculum prepares individuals, working in conjunction with a physician, to perform and interpret sleep studies and to provide comprehensive clinical evaluations that are required for the diagnosis of sleep related disorders. Students should acquire the knowledge and skills necessary to perform sleep studies, including recording and interpreting events observed during sleep. Treatment of sleep related disorders and patient education focused on healthy sleep habits will also be discussed. Graduates of accredited programs may be eligible to apply to take the examination offered by the Board of Registered Polysomnographic Technologists. Employment opportunities may be found in hospitals and freestanding sleep centers. $52,000
(state average)
Positron Emission Tomography (PET) PET DiplomaPET Certificate also available.
Must have diploma [plus credentials and required years of experience] in nuclear medicine [RT(N) or CNMT, 0 years], [RT(R), 5 years], and/or radiation therapy [RT(T), 2 years].
The Positron Emission Tomography curriculum prepares individuals, working in conjunction with PET Technologist, to perform related PET radiopharmacy, procedures, and safety. Students will acquire the knowledge and skills necessary to perform PET studies, including the use of PET/CT and PET/CT fusion. Past, present and future PET issues and studies will also be discussed. Graduates of accredited programs may be eligible to take the registry examination given by the Nuclear Medicine Technology Certification Board. Employment opportunities can be found in hospitals, freestanding PET centers and mobile PET companies. $50,800e
Radiation Therapy Radiation Therapy Diploma
Must have associates degree from JRCERT accredited radiography program and be ARRT certified in radiography. 
The Radiation Therapy Diploma is designed to train students to work in conjunction with nurses, physicists, and physicians in the application of prescribed doses of ionizing radiation for the treatment of disease, primarily cancer. Course work includes physics, anatomy and physiology, dosimetry, and clinical oncology. The student will be skilled in treatment management, administration of prescribed radiation treatment, and provision of patient support. Graduates may be eligible to sit for the National Radiation Therapy Exam, given by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists. Employment opportunities can be found in hospitals and freestanding cancer centers. $55,840e
Radiography AAS Degree in Radiography The Radiography curriculum prepares the graduate to be a radiographer, a skilled health care professional who uses radiation to produce images of the human body. Course work includes clinical rotations to area health care facilities, radiographic exposure, image processing, radiographic procedures, physics, pathology, patient care and management, radiation protection, quality assurance, anatomy and physiology, and radiobiology. Graduates of accredited programs are eligible to apply to take the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists’ national examination for certification and registration as medical radiographers. Graduates may be employed in hospitals, clinics, physicians’ offices, medical laboratories, government agencies, and industry. $38,190e
Real Estate Real Estate Certificate (offered through Continuing Education and Community Development Division) Courses offered in preparation for the North Carolina Real Estate Broker Exam. Jobs available renting, buying and selling property on a commission basis. $20,840e
Recreational Therapy Assistant AAS Degree in Recreational Therapy Assistant This program prepares students to plan, implement, and document therapeutic recreation interventions in agencies serving people with developmental disabilities, psychiatric or mental health issues, and other rehabilitation needs. Experienced coordinators:  $22,857-$46,371
Respiratory Therapy AAS Degree in Respiratory Therapy The Respiratory Therapy curriculum prepares individuals to function as respiratory therapists. In these roles, individuals perform diagnostic testing, treatments, and management of patients with heart and lung diseases. Students will master skills in patient assessment and treatment of cardiopulmonary diseases. These skills include life support, monitoring, drug administration, and treatment of patients of all ages in a variety of settings. Graduates of accredited programs may be eligible to take entry-level examinations from the National Board of Respiratory Care. Therapy graduates may also take the Advanced Practitioner examination. Graduates may be employed in hospitals, clinics, nursing homes, education, industry, and home care. $41,110e
Simulationand Game Development AAS Degree in Simulation and Game Development This curriculum provides a broad background in simulation and game development with practical applications in creative arts, visual arts, audio/video technology, creative writing, modeling, design, programming and management. $37,000e
Small Business The college’s Small Business Center is a vital source of information for individuals in Pitt County who want to start a business or expand their existing small business. Free seminars and classes on a wide variety of issues are scheduled weekly. Free one-on-one counseling from an experienced entrepreneur is available on an appointment basis. Access to reference materials, including books and videos, is available at no charge. Call 493-7625 for complete information.
Substance Abuse AAS Degree in Human Services / Substance Abuse ConcentrationCertificate also available Positions as substance abuse counselors, mental health technicians, residential facility employees, and community workers. $20,904e
Therapeutic Massage AAS Degree in Therapeutic MassageTherapeutic Massage Diploma also available. The Therapeutic Massage curriculum prepares graduates to work in direct client care settings to provide manipulation, methodical pressure, friction and kneading of the body for maintaining wellness or treating alterations in wellness throughout the lifespan. Courses will include content in normal human anatomy and physiology, therapeutic massage, ethical/legal issues, business practices, nutrition and psychology. Employment opportunities include hospitals/rehabilitation centers, health departments, home health, medical offices, nursing homes, spas/health/sports clubs, and private practice. Graduates may be eligible to take the Massage and Bodywork Licensing Exam. $21,280e
Transitional Studies (formerly known as Basic Skills ) Achieving College Entry (ACE) Helps students improve reading, writing, and math skills in preparation for college entrance exams.
Adult Basic Education (ABE)  Provides instruction in reading, writing, and math skills in the context of work, careers, and college readiness. Prepares students for post-secondary training and employability credentials (such as CRC or occupational certification). College and Career Connections Provides opportunity for concurrent enrollment in curriculum or continuing education and adult basic education/adult secondary education courses in order to accelerate achievement and promote success in specific career pathways.Adult High School  Offers contextualized instruction designed to qualify a student for a high school diploma awarded by Pitt County Schools and Pitt Community College. Additionally, offers post-secondary training preparation and/or college entrance assistance.
High School Equivalency (GED®)  Prepares adults to take the GED®, HiSET (High School Equivalency) or TASC (Test of Adult Secondary Completion) tests while providing instruction in career and/or college readiness.  Workplace Literacy Provides industry with on-site classes to help their employees gain or improve skills and adapt to the ever-changing workplace.  ELA (English Language Acquisition formerly ESL,  English as a Second Language)
Provides instruction in English to speakers of other languages, transition-to-High School Equivalency (such as GED®) classes, and pronunciation classes in the context of career and college preparation.  US Citizenship classes and TOEFL prep classes are also available.
Adult Basic Education and Career Exploration/Development Academies provide academic instruction in the context of career and workforce development for students who may have learning difficulties including intellectually and developmentally disabled students.
University Transfer Associate in Arts Degree
Associate in Science Degree
PCC offers AA and AS degrees for transfer to four year institutions. A completed AA/AS degree, with a grade of C or better in all courses, guarantees students admission with junior status to one of the 16 NC Universities. The Associate in Arts Degree will prepare students to transfer into business, education, criminal justice, and most liberal studies areas. The Associate in Science Degree will prepare students to transfer into biology, chemistry, math and most other programs that require higher levels of mathematics and science.
Associate in Engineering Degree The Associate in Engineering degree prepares students to transfer to four-year engineering programs.  Some fields of engineering include civil, systems, electrical, mechanical, biomedical, bioprocess, agricultural, textile, and industrial.
Associate in Fine Arts Degree The Associate in Fine Arts Degree will prepare students to transfer into creative fields, such as painting, ceramics, wood working, sculpture, metals work, textiles, weaving or photography. Additional career paths could include art education or art therapy.
Web Technologies AAS Degree in Web Technologies
Certificate also available
Prepares students to develop and maintain web sites and web servers; use web programming languages and web editing software to design and develop web pages and web sites for use on multiple devices; and utilize web databases to provide interactive content. $36,600e
Welding AAS Degree in Welding Technology
Diplomas or Certificates also available
Provides the students with the opportunity to learn how to use the four Basic Welds Processes, along with such metals as Carbon Steel, Stainless Steel and Aluminum. Prepares students to work in welding shops and fabricate metal products
(i.e., structural steel and pipe welding) and repair equipment.