PITT COMMUNITY COLLEGE
A Solid Foundation. An Opportunity To Soar.
Choosing the Right College
Table of Contents Why Choose Pitt Community College?
How to Apply
Tuition & Financial Aid
Frequently Called Numbers
Arts & Sciences
Business 8 Construction & Industrial Technology
Public Services & Fine Arts
High School & Certificate Programs
Continuing Education & Community Development
Athletics 18 Clubs & Activities
“YOU WILL GAIN CONFIDENCE FOR
now is the time for you to decide that Pitt Community College is the best step to your future. You may want to train for certifications and degrees which put you directly into the workforce in the health sciences or technology fields, or establish the solid foundation for advanced study at a university after you complete your associate’s degree. Pitt also provides the learning environment to explore hundreds of career paths if your educational goals are still forming. To ensure your success, we offer small class sizes, realworld learning, and extensive student support outside the classroom. our mission is to educate and empower you for YoUR success. earning a degree takes persistence, but it also takes excitement about a program and motivation from instructors and fellow students – and we offer that excitement and motivation at PCC, where dreams become a reality.
DR. G. DENNIS MASSEY PRESIDENT, PITT COMMUNITY COLLEGE
Why Choose PCC? Pitt Community College’s enrollment has continued to increase annually, a
WHY PITT COMMUNITY COLLEGE? So you’re thinking about higher education and you’re wondering which college will give you the skills needed to land your dream job and reach your career goals. Well, look no further than Pitt Community College...the school that prepares you for a bright future.
testament to the quality of our programs and strong educational demand from students and the community.
The expansion of our health sciences, fine arts, and industrial and business technology programs will go far toward meeting the increasing demand for education and lead directly to jobs in our region. Expanding our university transfer offerings will also help meet this goal while producing more successful transitions to four-year colleges and universities.
Since 1961, our mission has been to educate and empower our students and groom them for success. We continue to be dedicated to that mission today, and we’ve committed ourselves to serving our students by providing them with a quality education. Our diverse selection of hands-on training programs has been designed to open a world of interesting and rewarding career options for you. The training you receive here, combined with our valuable personal and academic support services, thoroughly prepares you for today’s job market. In fact, surveys show that most PCC graduates are either placed in a career or continue their education within three months of graduation. With qualified, knowledgeable faculty and an experienced, caring support staff leading the way, PCC offers the instruction, learning resources, and technology you need to build a solid foundation for the career path you choose. Many of our curriculum programs include cooperative work experiences, which allow students to receive on-the-job training while earning college credit and, in some cases, pay. At PCC, we strive to make getting a college education barrier-free. In-state residents pay low tuition and fees, and the college offers financial aid in the form of grants, scholarships, work-study, and loans to help those in financial need. The PCC Foundation also provides a variety of scholarships to assist students financially.
To further remove obstacles, PCC offers disability services, child care assistance for those who qualify, evening and weekend classes, and distance education courses to accommodate our studentsâ€™ busy schedules.
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PCC has also created numerous opportunities for students to learn outside the classroom. Whether itâ€™s a lesson in teamwork through our four intercollegiate sports teams, a trip abroad to study other cultures, a public speaking competition, or participation in the Student Government Association or other club, opportunities abound for a well-rounded college experience.
18 buildings, more than 300 acres
Over 12,000 curriculum students & more than 11,000 continuing education students each year
We invite you to visit our campus in Winterville, North Carolina, where PCC annually serves more than 12,000 curriculum students and another 11,000 students through continuing education.
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PCC is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award Associate Degrees. Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097 or call 404-679-4500 for questions about the accreditation of Pitt Community College.
Nearly 60 curriculum programs & more than 30 degrees, certificates & diplomas that can be achieved completely online
Enrolling at PCC
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Complete a Pitt Community College admissions application. Applications are available in the admissions counselors’ oﬃces in the Craig F. Goess Student Center, the PCC website (www.pittcc.edu), and in high school counselor oﬃces. There is no application fee. Send your high school and any college transcripts to the PCC Registrar’s Oﬃce at P.O. Drawer 7007, Greenville, NC 27835. Take the PCC placement test, which covers math, reading and writing, and computer skills. The placement test is offered in both written form and by computer, and tests can be scheduled by contacting the PCC placement testing coordinator. We strongly encourage students to study for the placement test since adequate preparation could reduce or eliminate your need for developmental courses. (A Critical Reading SAT score of 500 or above waives the need for reading and writing placement tests while an SAT Math score of 500 or higher waives math placement testing.) Register for classes. All PCC students are assigned academic advisors to assist them with proper course scheduling. Students who apply early enough before the start of a semester are eligible to register early online during priority registration at www.pittcc.edu.
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TUITIon North Carolina lawmakers have made it a priority to provide low-cost post-secondary education to the citizens they serve. Each year, the North Carolina General Assembly sets tuition rates for all of the 58 members of the North Carolina Community College System. Tuition rates are subject to change at any time and without notice. Therefore, students are encouraged to refer to the PCC website.
fInanCIal aID PCC offers assistance to those in financial need in the form of grants, loans, scholarships, and a work-study program. Students are encouraged to apply early for federal financial aid by completing and submitting a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) form at www.fafsa.ed.gov. FAFSA forms may take several weeks to process and must be completed each new academic year. Scholarships can be either merit-based or need-based. To apply, students must be enrolled full-time (12 or more credits) and have at least a 2.5 grade point average. Work-study is offered through the federal financial aid program on a first-come, first-served basis for eligible students. Work-study students are employed part-time at PCC in a variety of capacities and earn minimum wage. The PCC Foundation provides both need-based and academic merit scholarships.
High School Programs
Vice President of Student Development
Continuing Education & Community Development
Arts & Sciences
“PCC IS AWAY FROM HOME
BECAUSE I MADE SO MANY
The arts and sciences Division contributes to the college’s mission to educate and empower people for success in a variety of ways. We offer general education courses in a wide range of subjects, including math, biology, chemistry, physics, english, foreign languages, astronomy, geology, social sciences, and humanities.
our arts and sciences instructors are well qualified, many having been nominated for teaching excellence awards. They have also participated in leadership training, written textbooks, and supervised statewide curriculum improvement projects.
PCC’s University Transfer program is part of this division and serves as a remarkable way for students to take the general education courses needed for a four-year degree in a more personal setting and at a considerably lower cost. Our University Transfer courses can be transferred to any of the 16 University of North Carolina institutions, many of the state’s private four-year schools, and other North Carolina community colleges. Students intending to transfer to four-year institutions have several degree options at PCC: Associate in Arts (AA), Associate in Fine Arts (see page 15 for more AFA information) and Associate in Science (AS). Through a partnership with East Carolina University, the Associate in Science program includes a Pre-Engineering track in which students can complete introductory courses in engineering and general education necessary for transfer. All University Transfer courses must be completed with a grade of “C” or better in order to be eligible for transfer acceptance. Fouryear institutions prefer that students complete an AA, AFA or AS degree before applying for transfer and have a 2.5 GPA or better. The associate in General education program is also part of this division and is designed for individuals wishing to complete general education courses before applying to a health science program. Another option for students who want to broaden their education with emphasis on personal interest, growth and development is the General occupational Technology degree. While many of the
Seun Bello-Olamosu 1997, University Transfer Associate in Arts Graduate
seun bello-olamosu moved to greenville from Nigeria in 1985 to live with her brother. taking his advice, she enrolled in PCC’s University transfer program and quickly made herself at home as vice president of the school’s student Ambassadors.
“the best thiNg AboUt AtteNDiNg PCC WAs DefiNitely the PeoPle,” she sAiD. “PCC is home AWAy fRom home foR me beCAUse i mADe so mANy lAstiNg RelAtioNshiPs.” courses in this program are transferable to a four-year institution, the program is not principally designed for university transfer. Our biotechnology program—one of only a few offered in North Carolina—provides students with a broad set of biotech skills they can use in nearly any laboratory setting, including pharmaceutical, testing/forensic, and medical research labs. The program’s goal is to produce graduates who have the background and skills needed to find employment as entry-level lab technicians. The English and Humanities Department extends its educational opportunities by offering course credit through sponsored trips abroad. In addition, the department collaborates with the Advertising and Graphic Design Department to sponsor a magazine showcasing student literary and design talent. Also, the department sponsors a speech contest for students and assists students in pursuing individual interests by offering a variety of communication and humanities courses. The college’s Developmental Studies Department is part of Arts and Sciences and has made it a mission to help students develop math and English skills and establish effective study habits. The department also works to help students enhance their self-esteem and build confidence, which is crucial to their overall academic success.
ARTS & SCIENCES PROGRAMS: Associate in General Education Biotechnology General Occupational Technology University Transfer
“ONE OF THE THINGS I
WAS THE SMALL CLASS SIZES.” Bryan Murphrey 2000, Business Administration: Marketing and Retailing
The business Division consists of a broad range of programs with the common goal of fostering economic development within the community we serve. our administrative and Medical oﬃce Technology , business administration, and Information systems departments comprise this division and offer a variety of degrees, diplomas, and certificates to prepare students for this task.
For those pursuing work as oﬃce professionals within the Administrative and Medical Oﬃce Technology Department, the oﬃce administration program offers general courses to prepare graduates for positions as administrative assistants, receptionists, clerks, and records managers. A separate concentration in legal oﬃce administration is also available. The Medical oﬃce administration program within this department leads to careers as medical insurance specialists, coding and billing technicians and medical transcriptionists. The department also includes training specifically oriented toward Dental oﬃce administration.
Prior to enrolling at PCC, bryan murphrey researched his curriculum options, then selected business Administration: marketing and Retailing in order to learn the skills he would need to eventually run his own small business.
“the mAiN thiNg i took fRom my time At PCC WAs thAt the RelAtioNshiPs yoU bUilD AND the PeoPle yoU sURRoUND yoURself With ARe WhAt UltimAtely leAD to sUCCess,” mURPhRey sAiD. “oNe of the thiNgs i eNJoyeD most WAs the smAll ClAss sizes, WhiCh eNAbleD me to DeveloP Close RelAtioNshiPs With ClAssmAtes As Well As the iNstRUCtoRs.”
BUSINESS PROGRAMS: Accounting Business Administration Computer Information Technology Computer Programming Healthcare Business Informatics Healthcare Management Technology Human Resources Management Marketing and Retailing Medical Office Administration Networking Technology Office Administration Office Administration - Dental Office Administration - Legal Simulation & Game Development Web Technologies
Within the Business Administration Department, students can pursue two-year business administration, accounting and Human Resources Management degrees. They may also choose Health Care Management and become managers in health care business and financial operations. Marketing and Retailing students obtain the skills needed for production of radio, television and newspaper ads, customer service, advertising and sales presentation. The Information Systems Department meets the demands of students interested in careers as computer support specialists. In addition to a Computer Information Technology degree, we offer two-year training in Computer Programming, networking, Web Technologies, Information systems security, simulation and Game Development and Healthcare business Informatics. The department
also includes a host of short-term certificates for those seeking specific computer proficiencies and offers CISCO, ORACLE and Microsoft IT academies.
Construction & Industrial Technology
“I FEEL I HAVE A FUTURE FOR ME AND MY WIFE.”
Patrick Corbett 2010, Automotive Systems Technology
life in the 21st century changes fast. Technological advances have made a college education more important now than ever before for those seeking work in the Construction and Industrial Technology (CIT) field. The CIT Division offers a variety of training options to meet the workforce demands of today and tomorrow.
Our many CIT programs lead to jobs in great demand, including the automotive systems Technology curriculum. As long as people are driving cars, there will be a need for individuals who can keep them running properly. That same logic applies to PCC’s air Conditioning, Heating, and Refrigeration Technology program, which has been accredited by the esteemed Partnership for Air Conditioning, Heating, and Refrigeration Accreditation. Students receive the training needed to work on residential and light commercial systems. For those interested in construction, the building Construction Technology curriculum provides up-to-date knowledge of materials, trends and techniques used in the industry. Our students actually build houses as part of the program. A related curriculum, architectural Technology, helps students gain skills necessary for employment in architectural, engineering and construction professions. Coursework includes construction document preparation, estimating, drafting, building codes, and computer applications used to design construction projects. CIT also features a number of electrical and electronics programs. electrical/electronics Technology focuses on residential, commercial, and industrial electrical systems. Meanwhile, electronics engineering Technology produces graduates ready to become technicians who design, build, install, test, troubleshoot, and repair electronic components.
Patrick “P.J.” Corbett started working at bosch Corporation a week before graduating from high school. fourteen years later, the plant closed, leaving him in search of a new job and without a college degree to fall back on.
“siNCe beiNg heRe, i’ve met A lot of gReAt PeoPle, mADe A lot of gReAt CoNtACts,” CoRbett sAiD. “i’ve beCome PARt of the CommUNity moRe thAN i eveR WAs, AND i ReAlly feel thAt i hAve A fUtURe foR me AND my Wife, RAtheR thAN JUst WoRkiNg At A DeAD-eND Job.” CIT PROGRAMS: Industrial Management Technology equips students with the knowledge, skills and abilities to
function effectively in supervisory and mid-level management positions within organizations.
Air Conditioning, Heating & Refrigeration Technology
The Industrial systems Technology curriculum is designed to prepare or upgrade individuals to service, maintain, repair, or install equipment for a wide range of industries.
Computer Integrated Machining Technology graduates are ready for positions as CNC
Building Construction Technology
operators and programmers, and machinists. Students learn safe use of hand tools, power machinery, computerized equipment and sophisticated precision inspection instruments. Mechanical engineering Technology prepares students for employment in the field of
manufacturing technology. The curriculum emphasizes the theory and training required to effectively augment manufacturing engineers in industry. The college’s Welding Technology program features a variety of diplomas and short-term certificates in addition to a more in-depth, two-year degree. Students can learn basic welding skills as well as more advanced welding techniques.
Automotive Systems Technology
Computer Integrated Machining Technology Electrical/Electronics Technology Electronics Engineering Technology Industrial Management Technology Industrial Systems Technology Mechanical Engineering Technology Welding Technology
Father and daughter, Eddie & Tiffany Rabil 2011, Associate Degree in Nursing
The Health sciences Division is committed to preparing the health professional of the future. Health sciences programs help students prepare for employment in the healthcare industry and combine the highest quality instruction with clinical experience in hospitals and other healthcare settings. each program is designed for students who want to make a difference in the lives of others; have a strong work ethic, ethical ideals, and critical thinking skills; and embrace responsibility and cooperative teamwork.
LEARNED SO MUCH SO QUICKLY, AND I FEEL PREPARED.”
The associate Degree nursing program is PCC’s largest health sciences program. A PCC nursing education provides a clear understanding of a nurse’s role in health care and the skills necessary to succeed in the field. Medical assisting students learn a variety of administrative, clinical
and laboratory skills. Coursework covers everything from scheduling appointments and billing to medical transcription and routine laboratory procedures. The Medical sonography and echocardiography programs teach students how to utilize high frequency sound waves to image internal body structures while nuclear Medicine and Positron emission Tomography (PeT) provide instruction on how to utilize functional imaging of the body and operate nuclear medicine and PET cameras.
After more than 20 years in the automotive industry, eddie Rabil decided the time was right for a career change when his daughter graduated high school. little did he know, he had spent the previous 18 years raising his future study partner and would be enrolling in the same college program at the same time as his daughter, tiffany.
“WheN We stARteD the PRogRAm, eveRyboDy, PeeR-Wise, WAs so helPfUl; it’s like yoU iNstANtly gAiNeD 90 bRotheRs AND sisteRs,” tiffANy sAiD. “it’s A ReAl fAmily feeliNg heRe AND We’ve leARNeD so mUCh so QUiCkly, AND i feel PRePAReD.”
HEALTH SCIENCES PROGRAMS: Associate Degree Nursing Computed Tomography and Magnetic Resonance Imaging Technology Echocardiography Health Information Technology Mammography Medical Assisting Medical Dosimetry Medical Sonography Nuclear Medicine Technology
Radiation Therapy and Medical Dosimetry enable graduates to
become members of a radiation oncology team providing care to cancer patients. These programs are part of the Radiologic Sciences Department which also offers training in Computed Tomography and Magnetic Resonance Imaging Technology, Radiography, and Mammography. Students learn to provide manipulation, methodical pressure, friction and kneading of the body for the purposes of maintaining and treating alterations in wellness in the Therapeutic Massage program. The occupational Therapy assistant program produces graduates who can help individuals resume activities of daily living through activity analysis by grading/ adapting activities and environments. Respiratory Therapy students learn to perform diagnostic testing, treatment, and management of patients with heart and lung diseases while the Polysomnography program
trains students in how to perform and interpret sleep studies which are required for diagnosis of sleep-related disorders. For students interested in distance education, PCC’s Health Information Technology (HIT) program is offered entirely online. Students in the program learn how to, among other things, manage and report health information. While the focus is on patient care, patient contact is not required. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services has recognized PCC’s leadership in health sciences education by awarding the college the lead role in HIT training in the entire southeastern United States. Graduates of health sciences programs may be eligible to take credentialing and/or licensure examinations and are ready to work with patients and/or clients in a variety of health care settings.
Occupational Therapy Assistant Polysomnography Positron Emission Tomography (PET) Radiation Therapy Radiography Respiratory Therapy Therapeutic Massage
Public Services & Fine Arts
Darrell Robinson, an attorney in the Washington, DC area, began his law education at PCC after suffering a serious car accident in which he was given a 50-50 chance at survival. After making a promise to himself to not let the results of the accident stop him, Robinson spent 18 months taking Criminal Justice courses at PCC before earning a Juris Doctorate from N.C. Central University.
“although life had dealt me an unfair hand,” Robinson said. “I vowed that if I lived, I would make an extensive effort to realize my dream.”
Darrell Robinson 2009, Criminal Justice Technology
PCC’s Public Services and Fine Arts
Division covers a wide range of programs that prepare individuals for careers that enrich the lives of their fellow citizens, foster the development of young minds, promote homeland security, and ensure the wheels of justice turn smoothly.
The Advertising and Graphic Design program emphasizes design, advertising, illustration, and digital and multimedia preparation of printed and electronic materials. For students planning to study fine arts at a four-year institution, the Associate in Fine Arts program introduces students to the history of art and design and allows exploration through sculpture, photography, jewelry design and painting. The curriculum also includes transferable general education courses required of freshmen and sophomore art majors at four-year colleges and universities. Law enforcement cadets can learn how to “serve and protect” through Basic Law Enforcement Training while personnel already in the field can take advantage of PCC’s in-service training courses to meet their recertification and instructional needs.
“I VOWED TO REALIZE MY DREAM.”
PUBLIC SERVICES & FINE ARTS PROGRAMS: Advertising & Graphic Design Associate in Fine Arts Basic Law Enforcement Training Criminal Justice Technology Early Childhood Associate The Criminal Justice Technology program provides students with knowledge of local, state and federal law enforcement judicial processes, corrections and security issues pertaining to criminal justice systems and operations. Graduates are ready for various employment opportunities, including work as correctional oﬃcers, probation/parole surveillance oﬃcers, and county detention oﬃcers. Our Paralegal Technology program produces legal assistants capable of assisting lawyers and preparing legal materials for activities such as hearings, trials, and corporate meetings. For students seeking work in a childcare setting, PCC’s early Childhood program covers everything from creative activities to curriculum planning. The program is enhanced by articulations with four-year universities that provide our students the opportunity to further their education beyond an associate degree. Our Human services Technology program prepares students for entry-level positions in institutions and agencies that provide social, community and educational services. A concentration of this program focuses on the skills necessary to treat substance abuse and the Gerontology concentration specializes in adult care services, respite services, and other programs servicing older adults and their families.
Human Services Technology Human Services Technology Gerontology lHuman Services Technology Substance Abuse Paralegal Technology
CaReeR & ColleGe PRoMIse In addition to serving traditional college students, Pitt Community College allows high school students to enroll in community college courses tuition free based on the Career and College Promise program. This program provides seamless dual enrollment educational opportunities for eligible North Carolina high school students in order to accelerate completion of college certificates, diplomas, and associate degrees that lead to college transfer or provide entry-level job skills. Career and College Promise is aligned with the K-12 curriculum and career and college ready standards adopted by the N.C. State Board of Education. This program offers College Transfer Pathways and Career and Technical Education Pathways leading to certificates, diplomas or degrees. Eligibility for the College Transfer Pathways includes being a high school junior or senior, having a weighted GPA of 3.0 or higher on high school courses and by demonstrating college readiness on an approved assessment or placement test. Eligibility for the Career and Technical Education Pathways includes being a high school junior or senior and having a weighted GPA of 3.0 or higher on high school courses or have the recommendation of the high school principal. Through Career & College Promise (CCP), qualified high school students have the opportunity to pursue these options tuition free while they are in high school, allowing them to get a jumpstart on their workplace and college preparation.
CeRTIfICaTes Many PCC programs include short-term, entry-level employment training options in which students receive certificates to validate their experience. In many cases, full-time students can receive certificates in a variety of skill areas in as little as one semester. Certificates provide students with the specific proficiencies they need, whether their intent is to train with the latest technology or to acquire new skills to help them advance within their present occupations. In addition to the traditional classroom setting, PCC offers certificates online, giving students greater flexibility in completing assignments around their busy schedules. Our certificate programs range from 12 to 18 semester credit hours. For those who want to further their education beyond certificates, it is important to note that associate degree-level courses within a certificate program may also be applied toward a diploma or AAS degree program.
DIsTanCe leaRnInG The arrival of the Internet brought with it a new form of training that allows PCC instructors to teach students worldwide without having to be in the same physical location. What this means is a college education has never been more accessible or more convenient than it is today. Through good self-discipline and time management skills, students can benefit greatly from the scheduling flexibility associated with distance education, which includes online and hybrid classes (a combination of traditional classroom and online education). PCC is a leader in providing high-quality distance education opportunities. We offer more than 30 curriculum programs and more than 400 curriculum course sections online. To ensure students’ online success, PCC has developed an orientation page on its oﬃcial website complete with a series of tutorials and self-guided documentation.
ConTInUInG eDUCaTIon & CoMMUnITY DeVeloPMenT The Continuing Education and Community Development Division responds to diverse educational needs through programming that includes everything from fast-start career training and basic skills to customized workforce development courses and a Small Business Center to help entrepreneurs realize their dreams of starting or growing a business. Quality health care instruction is a hallmark of our continuing education efforts. Through these programs, individuals can learn how to become certified nursing assistants, pharmacy techs, chiropractic assistants, lead EKG monitor technicians and phlebotomy techs. Public safety offerings include basic law enforcement training, mandatory in-service courses for current oﬃcers, and detention oﬃcer training. For emergency services personnel, we offer a Fire Academy along with EMT-Basic instruction on up to EMT-Paramedic training. Our diverse selection of professional training options also includes a program for forestry equipment operators and instruction that leads state barber and cosmetology certification. For those looking to complete high school credentials, the Basic Skills Department helps individuals attain Adult High School Diplomas and General Equivalency Diplomas. We also offer compensatory education to assist learning-disabled adults, and for those seeking English language proficiency, our English as a Second Language program is a perfect fit. On any given day, PCC continuing education students may be performing in a Symphony Orchestra, singing in a community chorus or learning how to operate the latest computer programs, watercolor painting and writing poetry. Many of our classes are offered online through ED2Go and Alpha Sprout, to help you hone your present skills and add new ones to your repertoire at a time that is convenient for you. To help our students discover their areas of expertise, we offer a Career Readiness Certification (CRC) program. CRC testing allows you to demonstrate to potential employers that you have the necessary academic skills to successfully transition into a job they are offering or to move up in your current organization. And when the time comes for you to land the career of your dreams, we offer classes that will help you polish your resume and interview skills. Whether your goal is a new career, a new job skill that will help you get ahead in your current profession or personal enrichment, PCC has a low-cost, short-term training option to meet your needs. Come check us out!
Beyond the Classroom
ATHLETICS PROGRAMS: Men’s Baseball Men’s Basketball Women’s Fast-Pitch Softball Women’s Volleyball
InTeRColleGIaTe aTHleTICs By emphasizing teamwork, character and sportsmanship, PCC’s intercollegiate athletics department is also educating and empowering student-athletes for success. The college fields four intercollegiate teams—Men’s Baseball, Men’s Basketball, Women’s Softball and Women’s Volleyball—that participate in the National Junior College Athletic Association’s (NJCAA) Region X Conference. PCC athletic teams have been extremely competitive over the years and have won consistently at the regional and district levels. In addition to capturing conference titles, several of our teams have made appearances in national championship events. Bulldog athletes must maintain grade point averages that meet or exceed NJCAA, PCC and PCC Athletic Department guidelines in order to participate in athletic competition. They are subject to the same academic standards as all other students when it comes to admission, academic standing, and graduation requirements. Started in 1995, the PCC baseball program has been extremely successful on the field and in producing players who move on to continue their playing careers at four-year institutions. Former Bulldogs have also gone on to join the professional ranks, including former Major Leaguer Freddie Bynum and Lonnie Chisenhall, a first-round draft pick of the Cleveland Indians in 2008. Pitt’s 2010 squad earned the program’s first-ever trip to Grand Junction, Colorado, site of the annual NJCAA World Series. Our fast-pitch softball program has also flourished on the diamond and in generating players who transfer to four-year colleges and universities to continue their academic and playing careers. In addition to producing numerous all-conference performers, the program made back-to-back appearances in the NJCAA Division I Fast-Pitch Softball Championship in 2010 and 2011. PCC made its return to college basketball at the start of the 2008-09 season, after a 15-year hiatus. Like volleyball, which boasts three regional championships and two national tournament appearances, the basketball team plays home games in the Charles Coburn Center on campus.
STUDENT CLUBS AND ORGANIZATIONS: American Association of Medical Assistants
PCC Association of Respiratory Therapy Students
Answering the Call
PCC Gay Straight Alliance
Association of Advertising & Graphic Design
PCC Student Veterans Association
Bulldog Booster Club
Phi Theta Kappa
Pitt Game Developers Association
Circle of Sisters Collegiate DECA
Pitt Paranormal Research Association
Criminal Justice Association
Elements of Praise Choir
Sigma Alpha Pi Leadership Society
Environmental Science Club Gamma Beta Phi
Society for the Advancement of Management
Healthy Eating Active Living Club (H.E.A.L)
Southern Organization of Human Services
Learning doesn’t stop when class dismisses at PCC. We offer numerous clubs and organizations for students to build good character and learn teamwork through service to their fellow students and community.
International Association of Administrative Professionals
The Student Government Association represents one such opportunity, serving as the student voice on campus. With a mission to enhance the general welfare of students and facilitate communication between students and PCC faculty and administration, SGA supports numerous student activities, including athletic events, cookouts, blood drives and community projects.
Lambda Beta Honor Society for Respiratory Care
The college’s Student Ambassador Program meets PCC’s need for active, informed and dedicated student leaders. Students chosen for this exclusive honor have demonstrated academic promise and integrity. Ambassadors receive compensation in the form of tuition and fees scholarships and perform various services, such as campus tours for visitors, serving as host/hostesses for oﬃcial college events, and community service.
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sTUDenT ClUbs anD aCTIVITIes
Many of PCC’s academic programs provide students with opportunities to join national clubs and organizations such as the Association of Advertising and Graphic Design, Delta Epsilon Chi, Rotaract, and the Student Occupational Therapy Association. Membership in other associations such as Phi Theta Kappa, Gamma Beta Phi Honor Society, and Lambda Beta Honor Society for Respiratory Care is the result of scholastic excellence. Once you have joined our PCC family, you are eligible for membership in the PCC Alumni Association. All of our students have the opportunity to participate in competitive sports through the college’s intramural sports program. Designed to give students a chance to have fun, socialize, manage stress, and improve their personal health and wellness, the program includes basketball, softball, volleyball and other competitive sports based upon feedback from students, faculty and staff. So, pick a club or organization and get involved at Pitt to enhance your college experience!
Student Ambassadors International Club
Lambda Epsilon Chi
Student Government Association Student Leaders Embracing Education in Polysomnography
Mixed Martial Arts
Student Massage Therapy Association Student Occupational Therapy Association
PCC Alumni Association PCC Amateur Radio Club PCC Association of Human Services Technology
Students Excelling Toward Achievement Students of Fine Arts Students Mentoring Students
PCC Association of Nursing Students
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