Attendees at Randolph Community College's photography homecoming

Randolph's photography program celebrates 50th anniversary

Randolph Community College celebrated the 50th anniversary of its renowned Photographic Technology program with a Homecoming.

Pamlico Community College President Jim Ross and Larry Burgess

Pamlico CC works to reduce recidivism among offenders

Pamlico Community College recently celebrated the first anniversary of its Recidivism Program with Pamlico Correctional Institution. Students who successfully complete the program will earn an associate's degree in human services technology from the college.

Joe Felts teaches biology at Davidson County Community College

Undergraduate students use research to find solutions to real-world problems

Joe Felts' biology students at Davidson County Community College are using science to find solutions to real-world problems.

Rendering of planned health care training facility at Southwestern CC

Economic Development Administration awards $2 million grant to help build health care training facility at Southwestern

The U.S. Economic Development Administration has awarded a $2 million grant to Jackson County to help build a new workforce training facility at Southwestern Community College in Sylva.

President Hans and Governor Cooper

Community colleges can apply for Finish Line Grants to help students

Community colleges and local workforce development boards may jointly apply to administer Finish Line Grants to help college students who face unforeseen financial emergencies complete their training.

2018 System Conference

Register for the October 7-9 System Conference

Join us for this year's conference at the Raleigh Convention Center.
EdNC and the John M. Belk Endowment will host an Awake58 reception on Monday October 8, 6-10 pm at Marbles Kids Museum, 201 E. Hargett Street, Raleigh. RSVP at

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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...

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The State Board of Community Colleges has adopted a strategic plan to guide the North Carolina Community College System through 2022.

Titled “Putting Education to Work,” the plan is aimed at improving how community colleges provide high quality, accessible educational opportunities to North Carolinians.

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