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Beaufort County Community College
5337 Highway 264 East, Washington, NC 27889
Beaufort County Community College
is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools
Commission on Colleges to award associate degrees, diplomas and
certificates. Contact the
Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane Decatur,
or call 404-679-4500
for questions about the accreditation of Beaufort
County Community College.
Member of American Association of Community Colleges North Carolina Community College System General Catalog 2014 - 2015 Volume 35 Last Update 4/22/2015 Refer to the BCCC website for the official and most current information. Go to www.beaufortccc.edu and click on Catalog.
Beaufort County Community College is an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity, Section 504 Institution, and does not discriminate on the basis of race, sex, color, age, religion, national origin, or handicap.
If you believe you have been discriminated against, contact the following:
504 and Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Coordinator Mark Nelson Building 1, Room 208 252-940-6213 Affirmative Action Officer Emily Woolard Building 1, Room 211 252-940-6204 Title IX Coordinator Crystal Ange Building 1, Room 101C 252-940-6216 Students may also contact the Vice President of Student Services.
Specific institutional policies pertaining to alcohol and drug usage, communicable diseases, copyright (including computer software), sexual harassment, and smoking may be reviewed in the President’s Office and the Office of Student Services.
Graduation/Completion rates are available in the Office of the Registrar.
This catalog supersedes all previous catalogs. Information about programs, fees, and regulations contained in earlier issues is now obsolete. The provisions of this publication are not to be regarded as an irrevocable contract between the student and Beaufort County Community College. The college reserves the right to make changes in the regulations, courses, fees, and other matters of policy and procedure as and when deemed necessary. Every effort will be made to minimize the inconvenience such changes might create for students.
Though accurate at the time of publication, information is subject to change. Refer to the BCCC website for the most current information. Go to www.beaufortccc.edu and click on Catalog. Please contact college personnel if you have any questions.
Portions of this catalog were written by the North Carolina Community College System (NCCCS) staff.
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History of Beaufort County Community College Beaufort County Community College began with the operation of a practical nursing program in 1949, under the direction of the State Vocational and Adult Education Department. From 1962 to 1968, the College operated as extension units of Pitt and Lenoir Community Colleges.
In December, 1967, the College was officially chartered as Beaufort County Technical Institute. The vocational and technical programs of the College were complemented by a college parallel program which opened in 1968 in conjunction with East Carolina University. In 1979, community college status was granted, and since then, Beaufort County Community College has functioned as a comprehensive community college offering continuing education and awarding associate degrees, diplomas, and certificates.
Beaufort County Community College will continue to be an innovative community leader, providing an open door to the future through educational opportunity, economic development, and public service. Reviewed &/or Revised, and Approved: BCCC Mission Review Committee, 9-10-02, 9-22-04, 9-26-06, 9-30-08, 9-16-10, 1-22-13 BCCC Administrative Council, 9-25-02, 9-30-04, 9-27-06, 10-6-08, 9-29-10, 1-28-13 BCCC Board of Trustees, 10-01-02, 10-05-04, 10-03-06, 10-05-10, 2-4-13
Beaufort County Community College is a public comprehensive community college committed to providing accessible and affordable quality education, effective teaching, relevant training, and lifelong learning opportunities for the people served by the College. Reviewed &/or Revised, and Approved: BCCC Mission Review Committee, 9-19-00, 9-10-02, 9-22-04, 9-26-06, 9-30-08, 9-16-10, 1-22-13 BCCC Administrative Council, 10-25-00, 9-25-02, 9-30-04, 9-27-06, 10-06-08, 9-29-10, 1-28-13 BCCC Board of Trustees, 10-03-00, 10-01-02, 10-05-04, 10-03-06, 10-07-08, 10-05-10, 2-4-13
Provide courses and support services for personal enrichment and lifelong learning centered around the community’s civic, economic, and cultural needs.
Dedicate resources to support and maintain a reliable, robust, secure infrastructure to capitalize on current and emerging technologies and promote excellence in the teaching and learning environment and all facets of the college. Support new and existing partnerships with employers, organizations, educational institutions, and economic development agencies to promote the College as a cost effective training resource. Collaborate with business and industry leaders to introduce cutting edge technologies and provide educational programs which meet the demand for employees with multiple certifications, educational achievements, and soft skills. Prepare students to succeed in a globally competitive work environment, recognizing the increased use of technology and multi-cultural awareness. Develop and promote curricula, programs, courses, and prior learning assessments that provide flexibility in entry, exit, and modality to meet the dynamic educational needs and interests of our diverse populations. Recruit and retain high quality faculty and staff who embrace technology and reflect the diversity of the community, and provide faculty and staff with a wide variety of professional development opportunities. Reviewed &/or Revised, and Approved: BCCC Senior Staff, 09-22-14 BCCC Board of Trustees, 10-07-14
Associate Degree Programs Associate in Arts (A.A.) Associate in Science (A.S.) Associate in General Education (A.G.E.) Associate in Applied Science (A.A.S.) Agribusiness Technology Associate Degree Nursing Automotive Systems Technology Biotechnology Business Administration Computer Information Technology Computer Programming Construction Equipment Systems Technology Cosmetology Criminal Justice Technology Early Childhood Education Electrical Engineering Technology Electronics Engineering Technology General Occupational Technology Health and Fitness Science Human Services Technology Mechanical Engineering Technology Medical Laboratory Technology Medical Office Administration Office Administration Welding Technology Diploma Programs Applied Electrical Principles Applied Electronic Principles
Automotive Technology Business Administration Construction Equipment Systems Cosmetology Criminal Justice Dental Assisting Early Childhood Human Services Technology Machinist Practical Nursing Therapeutic and Diagnostic Services: Nursing Assistant Pathway Transfer Core Diploma* Welding Technology *A college may award a diploma under the A10100 or A10400 for completion of the entire general education core as outlined.
Agricultural Applications Automotive Chassis Automotive Drivetrains Automotive Electrical & Electronics Automotive Engines Automotive Technology Automotive Technology (Engines and Brakes) Basic Electrical Wiring Methods Basic Electronics Basics of Criminal Justice Basic Medical Office Basic Office Skills Business Administration C++ Programming Community Spanish Interpreter Computer Hardware Repair & Trouble Shooting Volume 34 Curriculum_Programs Listings Page 2 of 3 Catalog 2014-2015 Academics Corrections Cosmetology Instructor Early Childhood Administration Engine and Electrical Essential Police Operations Esthetics Technology Human Services Technology Industrial Technology Infant and Toddler Machinist Machinist (Advanced) Manicuring/Nail Technology Network Support Power Train and Hydraulic School Age Software Applications Specialist Special Education Visual Basic Programming Web Development and Design Welding Technology Welding – Basic MIG/TIG Welding – Basic Pipe Welding- Basic Welding Welding – GTAW TIG (Plate/Pipe) Welding – Stick and MIG Welding – SMAW (Stick Plate/Pipe) Word Processing Specialist For curriculum check-off sheets on all current courses offered at BCCC use the
following link from our website:
Beaufort County Community College is committed to providing its employees and students with a safe and healthful environment. Beaufort County Community College also recognizes the use of tobacco products on campus grounds is detrimental to the health and safety of students, staff, faculty, and visitors. Beaufort County Community College also recognizes that it has the legal authority to prohibit tobacco use pursuant to G.S. 143-599.
Therefore, Beaufort County Community College has set the following tobacco free campus policy, to be implemented on August 1, 2010.
Use of tobacco is prohibited by students, staff, faculty or visitors:
in all campus buildings, facilities and vehicles owned by Beaufort County Community College;
on campus grounds and property owned by Beaufort County Community
at lectures, conferences, meetings, social and cultural events held on school property or school grounds.
for the purposes of this policy, tobacco is defined as any type of tobacco product including, but not limited to, cigarettes, cigars, cigarillos, pipes, bidis, hookahs, smokeless or spit tobacco or snuff.
Beaufort County Community College also prohibits the use of electronic cigarettes (e-cigs or e-cigarettes), personal vaporizers, or electronic nicotine delivery systems (ENDS) on the BCCC campus.
Opportunities for cessation Administration will consult with county health department and other health organizations to provide faculty, staff, and students with information and access to free programs and services to help them abstain from the use of tobacco products.
Implementation & Compliance A campus committee shall develop a plan for communicating the policy with students, staff, faculty and visitors and will insure appropriate campus signage.
Smoking waste management products such as ashtrays shall be removed.
Visitors who repeatedly violate the policy shall be asked to leave campus Staff and faculty who repeatedly violate the policy shall be referred to their supervisor and shall be given tobacco cessation materials. Repeated violations by staff or faculty can result in further personnel action.
Enforcement of this policy for students shall include the provision of an oral warning for the first offense and a written for the second offense. The written Volume 34 Smoking_Tobacco_Free_Campus_Policy Page 1 of 2 Catalog 2014-2015 General warning shall be filed with the Vice President of Student Services. The record shall be purged three years from the date of the last incident. If a student is observed in violation of this policy a third time, he/she may be disciplined by the Vice President of Student Services as a violation of the student conduct code.
Beaufort County Community College (BCCC) maintains an open door admission policy.
This policy provides admission to any person who has reached the age of 18 or whose high school class has graduated. Admission to the College does not imply immediate admission to the curriculum desired by the applicant. Placement in certain programs is limited, and admission to a specific program of study is based on guidelines developed to ensure the student’s chances of success in the program. Applicants are admitted regardless of race, gender, age, religion, national origin, disability, or political affiliation.
BCCC reserves the right to refuse admission to any student whose enrollment or continued presence is considered to create a risk for campus safety or disruption of the educational process.
A. General Admission Requirements:
1. An applicant must be a high school graduate or have a high school equivalency certificate (GED). Applicants who are not high school graduates may arrange to take the high school equivalency examination by contacting the Basic Skills Office in the Division of Continuing Education. Please note: BCCC does not offer the Ability to Benefit test.
Exceptions may be made for certain programs. See Part B below for specifics.
2. Each applicant must submit a completed application for admission to the BCCC Admissions Office.
3. Each degree-seeking applicant must submit official high school/GED transcripts to the BCCC Admissions Office.
4. Official college transcripts from regionally accredited institutions shall be required if
the applicant is:
a. Requesting transfer credit from a previous college/university (See Advanced Standing in BCCC Catalog) b. Requesting to exempt from the College’s Placement Test (See Placement Testing in BCCC Catalog) c. Applying for allied health programs d. Applying for financial aid programs
5. All applicants, unless exempt, must take a placement examination.
6. Each applicant must meet with a counselor and/or academic advisor prior to enrollment.
B. Exceptions to Requirements for General Admission:
1. A student may enroll as a special credit student without specifying an educational objective. To be admitted, the special credit student needs only to file an application. It is to the student’s advantage to declare an educational objective and to complete all of
the admission procedures as soon as possible after enrollment. Special credit students are not eligible to receive financial aid or Veteran’s benefits, and must meet all prerequisite requirements for each course enrolled.