President James "Jimmie" C. Williamson Installed on April 10, 2017

HAMLET - The System’s newly elected President, Dr. James C. “Jimmie” Williamson, who began his role as the eighth System President on July 1, 2016, was installed on April 10, 2017 at 10 AM at the Robert L.

Ann Whitford Re-Joins the Board

The State Board Welcomes Ann Whitford

The State Board of Community Colleges welcomes back former board member, Ann Whitford.

Robert Stephens and State Treasurer Dale Folwell

State Board Welcomes Two New Members

Our newest State Board members, Robert Stephens and Treasurer Dale Folwell replace seats left vacant by Lee Roberts and former Treasurer Janet Cowell, respectively.

Small Business Center Director Award Winners

Small Business Center Directors Honored

On Friday, January 20, the State Board of Community Colleges honored recipients of the 2016 Small Business Center, Director Awards.

Kirsten Stovall, N4CSGA President, joins the State Board

The State Board welcomes the newest N4CSGA President

Kirsten Stovall, in her final year at Randolph Community College, was sworn in as the student representative on the State Board for the 2016-17 academic year.

About Us

Mission & History

The mission of the North Carolina Community College System is to open the door to high-quality, accessible educational opportunities that minimize barriers to post-secondary education, maximize student success, develop a globally and multi-culturally competent workforce, and improve the lives and well-being of individuals by providing...

Economic Development

The Economic Development team provides education, training, and support services for new, expanding, and existing business and industry in all 100 North Carolina counties through our network of 58 community colleges. Industry training, biomanufacturing and business guidance are just a few of the specialized services available through programs like BioNetwork, Customized Training, and the Small Business Center Network. Additional resources and information are available directly through each service area:

Analytics and Reporting

Proprietary Schools

Proprietary Schools Intro Text

Our purpose is to assure prospective and enrolled students and citizens of North Carolina that proprietary schools operating in North Carolina meet minimum standards of quality in their operation.

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Align4NCWorks is the NC Community College System’s strategic initiative for collaborative workforce development.

Student Success Center

The NC Student Success Center serves as a resource hub for shared learning, technical assistance, idea generation, and policy advocacy for all 58 colleges to advance, scale, and sustain state-wide student success and completion efforts.

Success Stories

Samantha Sharp, Forsyth Technical Community College, Excellence Award 2014