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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;...
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PCC’s “Achieving the Dream” Journey Continues

by Montez Bishop “Achieving the Dream is a national, nonprofit leader in championing evidence-based, institutional improvement that has seen firsthand what happens when there is a long-term, sustainable commitment to improving student success. Achievement gaps close, momentum builds, lives change and neighborhoods flourish.” – Achieving the Dream [caption id="attachment_93"...
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It Might Not Be Easy, But It Will Be Worth It!

by Jane Power Amanda Williams attended Ayden-Grifton High School. During her senior year, she became ill and went to numerous doctors and specialists before finally being diagnosed with stage 4 ovarian and cervical cancer. After surgery, she was told that she would never be able to have children. Amanda missed about 4 weeks of school, but with the help and guidance of her teachers and...
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Meet Kate… former ELA Student becomes PCC Media Relations Specialist

By Kateryna “Kate” Kosolapova Ten years ago, my life took a 180 degree-turn. I was living in my home country of Ukraine and working on my undergraduate degree when my husband was offered a job opportunity in the United States. We made the decision to move to Greenville, NC, and I put my plans for a media career on hold. In fact, I pretty much had to start everything anew because my English...
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PCC Brings Online Professional and Personal Development to You

by Roslyn Bethea Today’s employers are looking for specialized knowledge. Whether you’re just starting or advancing your career, you can gain the skills you need online. Pitt Community College offers high quality, affordable, online courses that can be completed entirely from home. These courses, developed by industry experts, offer engaging student discussion with access to instructor...
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Benefits of Being a Notary

by Beth Perkins A Notary is an impartial third-party witness to the signing of a legal document. Notaries are authorized by the state to verify the signer’s identity and willingness to sign a document. Many types of documents require a notary seal which is why notaries are in high demand in a variety of industries such as banking, finance, medical, government, insurance, and more. A...
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Cosmetology – Providing Creativity and Flexibility

by Beth Perkins Would you like a career where you get the chance to be creative as well as help people look and feel their best? What about a career where you get to meet a lot of people, each day is different, and you get to make your own schedule? A career in cosmetology may be for you! Being a cosmetologist can be a rewarding career with a variety of job opportunities such as hairstylist,...
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Office Administration Options at PCC

by John Daugherty The Office Administration program at Pitt Community College prepares individuals for administrative office support positions. The Office Administration curriculum provides training in the areas of office management, office finance, legal office, customer service, and office software. Course work includes computer applications, oral and written communication, analysis and...
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New Teacher Prep Programs Begin Fall 2021

by Jane Power The Associate in Arts and Associate in Science in Teacher Preparation degrees will be offered beginning Fall 2021. The program consists of a minimum of 60 semester hours of credit (SHC) of college transfer courses. PCC graduates of these programs with a “C” or better in each course and at least a 2.7 overall GPA may transfer to colleges and universities within the UNC system...
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Is a Degree in Health Information Technology for Me?

by Ashleigh Walker Whether you are looking for an entry-level job in health information, interested in making a career change to health information, or wish to advance in your current job, the Health Information Technology (HIT) program at Pitt Community College provides a solid educational foundation for students of all ages.  So, what exactly is health information technology? The practice...
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COVID-19 – Prepping Construction Students for the Real World

by Maurey Verzier Students in the Building Construction Technology program have had their world turned upside down due to the impact of COVID-19. Since March 2020, these students have had their willpower challenged. Many have persevered and adapted to the constant changes from a predominantly hands-on learning environment to the digital world.   The students have learned to succeed in the...
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Mayne Pharma Starts Program to Develop Local Biotech Talent to Hire

With the decline of its tobacco, furniture and textile industries, North Carolina needed a new way to boost its economy. It found an answer in biotechnology. Since the turn of the century, an increasing number of companies specializing in using living organisms to make or modify processes for a specific purpose, such as agriculture and medicine, have made North Carolina their home. At the same...
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Bivans Makes the Most of Opportunities to Graduate, Land Job Before Age 20

by Rob Goldberg For most college students, 19 is the ideal age for determining a field of study that’ll lead to job prospects and result in a rewarding career. But Annabel Bivans isn’t like most college students. For her, age 19 was the time for wrapping up a two-year degree in biotechnology at Pitt Community College to begin a full-time job at Mayne Pharma, a pharmaceutical...
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Counseling Services Responds to Increased Needs during the Pandemic

by Olivia Sutton Many college students enrolled at PCC face academic pressures, financial struggles, family difficulties, and other personal issues or mental health challenges. College students need options and counseling support. Counselors are available to assist enrolled students in need of brief solution-focused counseling. They also work in conjunction with community agencies for...
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Don’t let a Disability Stand in Your Way of College Success

by Karen Albrecht Education is such an important part of being competitive in the workplace, finding a career, or returning to college to retrain due to job loss. It is crucial that education be accessible to all students, particularly students with disabilities. At Pitt Community College, the Office of Accessibility Services (OAS) is committed to equal opportunity for students with...
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