Building a Better Future

The North Carolina Community College System is a conglomeration of 58 community colleges across North Carolina whose mission 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. The system offers short-term degrees and credentials in a variety of programs that allow students to receive their education as their schedules allow, while focusing on student completion and success. In addition, the system offers a Customized Training program to provide education, training and support services for new, expanding and existing business and industries in all 100 counties. 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. 98 percent of N.C. community colleges are within a 30-mile radius of North Carolina citizens.