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Pitt Community College, commonly known as PCC, is a two-year accredited institution of higher education and technical training school, and is located in Greenville, North Carolina, the county seat of Pitt County. The school is part of the North Carolina Community College System, a state-supported body of 58 institutions throughout North Carolina. The school has an enrollment of over 6,500 students and is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to award Associate's Degrees. [1] The current President of the school is Dr. Dennis Massey.[2]

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History

PCC was chartered and designated by the North Carolina State Board of Education as an industrial education center in March, 1961. The college began its operation as Pitt Industrial Education Center during the same year. Dr. Lloyd Spaulding served as the director of the center. The programs developed and expanded, and in 1964, the school was designated a technical institute by the State Board of Education. The name was changed in July, 1964, to Pitt Technical Institute, and it opened in its new facility, the Vernon E. White Building, in September, 1964, with nine curricula and 96 students.[1]

PCC first received school accreditation from the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools in 1969.[3] In 1979, the North Carolina General Assembly enacted a bill that changed Pitt Technical Institute to Pitt Community College. The change brought about the addition of the two-year University Transfer programs. In 1997, Pitt Community College, as well as the entire North Carolina Community College system, converted from a quarter system to a semester system.[4]

Academics

Today, PCC offers 44 associate degree programs, certificate programs, 22 diploma programs, and 18 University Transfer programs leading to bachelors' degrees at four-year institutions. Academic programs are divided into five categories: Arts and Sciences, Business, Construction and Industrial Technology, Health Sciences, and Legal Science and Public Services.[5] The College offers 200 classes via the Internet, telecourses and community-based classes. As of 2003, 5,848 curriculum students and 4,234 continuing education students were enrolled.

Campus

  • Vernon E. White Building - opened in 1964, original building for the campus
  • Robert Lee Humber Building - opened in 1970
  • Kay V. Whichard Building - opened in 1979
  • Clifton W. Everett Building - opened in 1987; also known as the Learning Resources Center (LRC)
  • A.B. Whitley Building - opened in 1990
  • William E. Fulford Building - opened in 1993
  • Welding/Masonry Building - opened in 1993
  • G. Henry Leslie Building - opened in 1996
  • Edward and Joan Warren Building and the Charles Coburn Center - opened in 2000
  • Raymond Reddrick Building - opened in 2004

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