2201 Hull Rd, Fayetteville, 28303-0236


Fayetteville Technical Community College

2201 Hull Rd, Fayetteville, 28303-0236

Fayetteville Technical Community College Campus

About - Fayetteville Technical Community College

Fayetteville Technical Community College is also known as FTCC.

Student Population


Total Student Population (20,117)
Undergraduate Students (20,117)
Graduate Students (0)

Gender:
Men (43%)
Women (57%)

Ethnicity & Diversity


Black or African American (41%)
White (38%)
Hispanic or Latino (9%)
Race/Ethnicity Unknown (5%)
Two or More Races (3%)
Native American (2%)
Asian (1%)
Non-Resident Alien (1%)
Native Hawaiian (0%)
* Data provided by School of Education Sciences and the National Center for Education Statistics
Fayetteville Technical Community College Costs
Estimated academic year prices for full-time, first-time undergraduate students at Fayetteville Technical Community College
Tuition and Fees2010-20112011-20122012-20132013-2014
In-State$ 1,898$ 2,218$ 2,298$ 2,378
Out of State$ 8,042$ 8,362$ 8,442$ 8,522
Books and Supplies$ 1,750$ 1,750$ 1,750$ 1,750
On-Campus
Room and board----------------
Other Expenses----------------
Off Campus
Room and board$ 6,750$ 5,850$ 6,268$ 6,268
Other Expenses$ 4,700$ 6,500$ 1,470$ 1,470
Off Campus w/ family
Other Expenses$ 4,700$ 6,500$ 1,470$ 1,470
* Data provided by School of Education Sciences and the National Center for Education Statistics

Financial aid 2012-2013

Financial aid to full-time, first-time undergraduate students

Type of AidPercentage of students receiving aidAverage amount of aid they received
Federal Grants (scholarship/fellowship) 65% $ 4,580
State/Local grants (scholarship/fellowship) 16% $ 1,045
Institutional grants (scholarship/fellowship) 2% $ 842
Loans to students 26% $ 5,344


* Financial aid is available only to those who qualify

Degree Name Degree Description
Accounting The Accounting curriculum is designed to provide students with the knowledge and the skills necessary for employment and growth in the accounting profession. Using the "language of business," accountants assemble and analyze, process, and communicate essential information about financial operations. In addition to course work in accounting principles, theories, and practice, students will study business law, finance, management, and economics. Related skills are developed through the study of communications, computer applications, financial analysis, critical thinking skills, and ethics. Graduates should qualify for entry-level accounting positions in many types of organizations including accounting firms, small businesses, manufacturing firms, banks, hospitals, school systems, and governmental agencies. With work experience and additional education, an individual may advance in the accounting profession.
Applied Horticulture/horticulture Operations, General
Architectural Engineering Technology/technician
Automobile/automotive Mechanics Technology/technician
Banking and Financial Support Services Banking and Finance is a concentration under the curriculum title of Business Administration. This curriculum is designed to prepare individuals for a career with various financial institutions and related businesses. Course work includes principles of banking, money and banking, lending fundamentals, teller training, banking and business law, and practices in the areas of marketing, management, accounting, and economics. Graduates should qualify for a variety of entry-level jobs in banking and finance. Also available are employment opportunities with insurance, brokerage and mortgage companies, and governmental lending agencies.
Biology Technician/biotechnology Laboratory Technician
Building/construction Finishing, Management, and Inspection, Other
Business Administration and Management, General The Business Administration curriculum is designed to introduce students to the various aspects of the free enterprise system. Students will be provided with a fundamental knowledge of business functions, processes, and an understanding of business organizations in today’s global economy. Course work includes business concepts such as accounting, business law, economics, management, and marketing. Skills related to the application of these concepts are developed through the study of computer applications, communication, team building, and decision making. Through these skills, students will have a sound business education base for lifelong learning. Graduates are prepared for employment opportunities in government agencies, financial institutions, and large to small businesses or industries.
Civil Engineering Technology/technician A program that prepares individuals to apply basic engineering principles and technical skills in support of civil engineers engaged in designing and executing public works projects such as highways, dams, bridges, tunnels and other facilities. Includes instruction in site analysis, structural testing procedures, field and laboratory testing procedures, plan and specification preparation, test equipment operation and maintenance, and report preparation.
Civil Engineering Technology/technician The Civil Engineering Technology curriculum program provides the application of relevant theory of engineering needed by technicians to carry out planning and supervisory tasks in the construction of transportation systems, residential and commercial buildings, bridges, dams, and water and wastewater treatment systems. Course work includes the communication and computational skills required to support the fields such as materials testing, structures, estimating, project management, hydraulics, environmental technology, and surveying. Additional course work will cover the operation of computers and application software including computer-aided drafting. Graduates should qualify for technician-level jobs with both public and private engineering, construction, and surveying agencies.
Commercial and Advertising Art A program in the applied visual arts that prepares individuals to use artistic techniques to effectively communicate ideas and information to business and consumer audiences via illustrations and other forms of digital or printed media. Includes instruction in concept design, layout, paste-up, and techniques such as engraving, etching, silkscreen, lithography, offset, drawing and cartooning, painting, collage, and computer graphics.
Commercial and Advertising Art The Advertising and Graphic Design curriculum is designed to provide students with knowledge and skills necessary for employment in the graphic design profession, which emphasizes design, advertising, illustration, and digital and multimedia preparation of printed and electronic promotional materials. Students will be trained in the development of concept and design for promotional materials such as newspaper and magazine advertisements, posters, folders, letterheads, corporate symbols, brochures, booklets, preparation of art for printing, lettering and typography, photography, and electronic media. Graduates should qualify for employment opportunities with graphic design studios, advertising agencies, printing companies, department stores, a wide variety of manufacturing industries, newspapers, and businesses with in-house graphics operations.
Computer and Information Systems Security/information Assurance Information Systems Security covers a broad expanse of technology concepts. This curriculum provides individuals with the skills required to implement effective and comprehensive information security controls. Course work includes networking technologies, operating systems administration, information policy, intrusion detection, security administration, attack methodology, and industry best practices to protect data communications. Graduates should be prepared for employment as security administrators. Additionally, they will acquire the skills that allow them to pursue security certifications.
Computer Programming/programmer, General
Computer Systems Networking and Telecommunications
Corrections and Criminal Justice, Other
Cosmetology/cosmetologist, General
Criminal Justice/safety Studies The Criminal Justice Technology curriculum is designed to provide knowledge of criminal justice systems and operations. Study will focus on local, state, and federal law enforcement, judicial process, corrections, and security services. The criminal justice system's role within society will be explored. Emphasis is on criminal justice systems, criminology, juvenile justice, criminal and constitutional law, investigative principles, ethics, and community relations. Additional study may include issues and concepts of government, counseling, communications, computers, and technology. Employment opportunities exist in a variety of local, state, and federal law enforcement, corrections, and security fields. Examples include police officer, deputy sheriff, county detention officer, state trooper, intensive probation/parole surveillance officer, correctional officer, and loss prevention specialist.
Criminal Justice/safety Studies Financial Crime/Computer Fraud is a concentration under the curriculum of Criminal Justice Technology. The curriculum is designed to prepare students for positions in the public or private sector in financial crime or computer fraud investigation. Students will study financial criminal activity and computer investigative security procedures from a law enforcement perspective through forensic accounting and investigative computer courses. Graduates should qualify for positions in either the public or private sector investigating fraud within financial institutions and/or computer crimes, including fraud, hacking, and identity theft.
Criminal Justice/safety Studies Latent Evidence is a concentration under the curriculum of Criminal Justice Technology. This curriculum is designed to provide knowledge of latent evidence systems and operations. Study will focus on local, state and federal law enforcement, evidence processing and procedures. Students will learn both theory and hands-on analysis of latent evidence. They will learn fingerprint classification, identification, and chemical development. Students will record, cast and recognize footwear and tire-tracks; and process crime scenes. Issues and concepts of communications and the use of computers and computer assisted design programs in crime scene technology will be discussed. Graduates should qualify for employment in a variety of criminal justice organizations especially in local, state, and federal law enforcement, and correctional agencies.
Crisis/emergency/disaster Management
Culinary Arts/chef Training
Dental Hygiene/hygienist A program that prepares individuals to clean teeth and apply preventive materials; provide oral health education and treatment counseling to patients; identify oral pathologies and injuries; and manage dental hygiene practices. Includes instruction in dental anatomy, microbiology, and pathology; dental hygiene theory and techniques; cleaning equipment operation and maintenance; dental materials; radiology; patient education and counseling; office management; supervised clinical training; and professional standards.
Dental Hygiene/hygienist The Dental Hygiene curriculum prepares individuals with the knowledge and skills to assess, plan, implement, and evaluate dental hygiene care for the individual and the community. Students will learn to prepare the operatory, take patient histories, note abnormalities, plan care, teach oral hygiene, clean teeth, take x-rays, apply preventive agents, complete necessary chart entries, and perform other procedures related to dental hygiene care. Graduates of this program may be eligible to take national and state/regional examinations for licensure, which are required to practice dental hygiene. Employment opportunities include dental offices, clinics, schools, public health agencies, industry, and professional education.
E-Commerce/electronic Commerce Electronic Commerce is a concentration under the title of Business Administration. This curriculum is designed to prepare individuals for a career in the Internet economy. Course work includes topics related to electronic business, Internet strategy in business, basic business principles in the world of E-Commerce. Students will be able to demonstrate the ability to identify and analyze such functional issues as planning, technical systems, marketing, security, finance, law, design, implementation, assessment and policy issues at an entry level. Graduates from this program will have a sound business educational base for life long learning. Graduates are prepared for employment opportunities in government agencies, financial institutions, and small to medium size businesses or industry.
Early Childhood Education and Teaching Teacher Associate is a concentration under the curriculum title of Early Childhood Associate. This curriculum prepares individuals to work with children from infancy through middle childhood in diverse learning environments. Students will combine learned theories with practice in actual settings with young children under the supervision of qualified teachers. Course work includes childhood growth and development, physical/nutritional needs of children, care and guidance of children, and communications skills with parents and children. Students will foster the cognitive/language, physical/motor, social/emotional and creative development of young children. Graduates are prepared to plan and implement developmentally appropriate programs in early childhood settings. Employment opportunities include child development and child care programs, preschools, public and private schools, recreational centers, Head Start Programs, and school-age programs.
Early Childhood Education and Teaching The Early Childhood Associate curriculum prepares individuals to work with children from infancy through middle childhood in diverse learning environments. Students will combine learned theories with practice in actual settings with young children under the supervision of qualified teachers. Course work includes child growth and development; physical/nutritional needs to children; care and guidance of children; and communications skills with parents and children. Students will foster the cognitive/language, physical/motor, social/emotional, and creative development of young children. Graduates are prepared to plan and implement developmentally appropriate programs in early childhood settings. Employment opportunities include child development and child care programs, preschools, public and private schools, recreational centers, Head Start Programs, and school-age programs.
Electrical, Electronic and Communications Engineering Technology/technician A program that prepares individuals to apply basic engineering principles and technical skills in support of electrical, electronics and communication engineers. Includes instruction in electrical circuitry, prototype development and testing; systems analysis and testing, systems maintenance, instrument calibration, and report preparation.
Electrical, Electronic and Communications Engineering Technology/technician The Electronics Engineering Technology curriculum prepares individuals to become technicians who design, build, install, test, troubleshoot, repair, and modify developmental and production electronic components, equipment, and systems such as industrial/computer controls, manufacturing systems, communication systems, and power electronic systems. A broad-based core of courses, including basic electricity, solid-state fundamentals, digital concepts, and microprocessors, ensures the student will develop the skills necessary to perform entry-level tasks. Emphasis is placed on developing the student's ability to analyze and troubleshoot electronic systems. Graduates should qualify for employment as engineering assistants or electronic technicians with job titles such as electronics engineering technician, field service technician, maintenance technician, electronic tester, electronic systems integrator, bench technician, and production control technician.
Electrician
Elementary Education and Teaching
Emergency Medical Technology/technician (Emt Paramedic) The Emergency preparedness Technology Curriculum is designed to provide students with the foundation of technical and professional knowledge needed for emergency services delivery. Students will study various aspects of emergency preparedness protection and enforcement to include hazardous materials, emergency agency operations and public relations. Graduates should qualify for employment in either the public or private sector and have opportunities for skilled or supervisory-level positions.
Emergency Medical Technology/technician (Emt Paramedic) The Emergency Medical Science curriculum is designed to prepare graduates to enter the workforce as paramedics. Additionally, the program can provide an Associate Degree for individuals desiring an opportunity for career enhancement. The course of study provides the student an opportunity to acquire basic and advanced life support knowledge and skills by utilizing classroom instruction, practical laboratory sessions, hospital clinical experience, and field internships with emergency medical service agencies. Student progressing through the program may be eligible to apply for both state and national certification exams. Employment opportunities include ambulance services, fire and rescue agencies, air medical services, specialty areas of hospitals, industry, educational institutions, and governmental agencies.
Executive Assistant/executive Secretary
Fire Prevention and Safety Technology/technician The Fire Protection Technology curriculum is designed to provide individuals with technical and professional knowledge to make decisions regarding fire protection for both public and private sectors. It also provides a sound foundation for continuous higher learning in fire protection, administration, and management. Course work includes classroom and laboratory exercises to introduce the student to various aspects of fire protection. Students will learn technical and administrative skills such as hydraulics, hazardous materials, arson investigation, fire protection safety, fire suppression management, law, and codes. Graduates should qualify for employment or advancement in governmental agencies, industrial firms, insurance rating organizations, educational organizations, and municipal fire departments. Employed persons should have opportunities for skilled and supervisory-level positions within their current organizations.
Forensic Science and Technology
Funeral Service and Mortuary Science, General
Game and Interactive Media Design
General Studies
Heating, Air Conditioning, Ventilation and Refrigeration Maintenance Technology/technician
Hotel, Motel, and Restaurant Management
Hotel/motel Administration/management A program that prepares individuals to manage operations and facilities that provide lodging services to the traveling public. Includes instruction in hospitality industry principles; supplies purchasing, storage and control; hotel facilities design and planning; hospitality industry law; personnel management and labor relations; financial management; marketing and sales promotion; convention and event management; front desk operations; and applications to specific types of hotels and motel operations.
Hotel/motel Administration/management A program that prepares individuals to manage operations and facilities that provide lodging services to the traveling public. Includes instruction in hospitality industry principles; supplies purchasing, storage and control; hotel facilities design and planning; hospitality industry law; personnel management and labor relations; financial management; marketing and sales promotion; convention and event management; front desk operations; and applications to specific types of hotels and motel operations.
Human Resources Management/personnel Administration, General Human Resources Management is a concentration under the curriculum title of Business Administration. The curriculum is designed to meet the demands of business and service agencies. The objective is the development of generalists and specialists in the administration, training, and management of human resources. Course work includes studies in management, interviewing, placement, needs assessment, planning, compensation and benefits, and training techniques. Also included are topics such as people skills, learning approaches, skills building, and development of instructional and training materials. Graduates from this program will have a sound business educational base for life-long learning. Students will be prepared for employment opportunities in personnel, training, and other human resources development areas.
Information Science/studies
Information Technology The Computer Information Technology curriculum is designed to prepare graduates for employment with organizations that use computers to process, manage, and communicate information. This is a flexible curriculum that can be customized to meet community information systems needs. Course work will develop a student’s ability to communicate complex technical issues related to computer hardware, software, and networks in a manner that computer users can understand. Classes cover computer operations and terminology, operating systems, database, networking, security, and technical support. Graduates should qualify for employment in entry-level positions with businesses, educational systems, and governmental agencies which rely on computer systems to manage information. Graduates should be prepared to sit for industry-recognized certification exams.
Language Interpretation and Translation
Legal Assistant/paralegal The Paralegal Technology curriculum prepares individuals to work under the supervision of attorneys by performing routine legal tasks and assisting with substantive legal work. A paralegal/legal assistant may not practice law, give legal advice, or represent clients in a court of law. Course work includes substantive and procedural legal knowledge in the areas of civil litigation, legal research and writing, real estate, family law, wills, estates, trusts, and commercial law. Required courses also include subjects such as English, mathematics, and computer utilization. Graduates are trained to assist attorneys in probate work, investigations, public records search, drafting and filing legal documents, research, and office management. Employment opportunities are available in private law firms, governmental agencies, banks, insurance agencies, and other business organizations.
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities, Other
Liberal Arts and Sciences/liberal Studies A program that is a structured combination of the arts, biological and physical sciences, social sciences, and humanities, emphasizing breadth of study. Includes instruction in independently designed, individualized, or regular programs.
Machine Shop Technology/assistant A program that prepares individuals to apply technical knowledge and skills to fabricate and modify metal parts in support of other manufacturing, repair or design activities, or as an independent business.
Marketing/marketing Management, General
Medical Office Management/administration The Medical Office Administration curriculum prepares individuals for employment in medical and other health-care related offices. Course work will include medical terminology, information systems, office management, medical coding, billing and insurance, legal and ethical issues, and formatting and word processing. Students will learn administrative and support functions and develop skills applicable in medical environments. Employment opportunities are available in medical and dental offices, hospitals, insurance companies, laboratories, medical supply companies, and other health-care related organizations.
Nuclear Medical Technology/technologist The Nuclear Medicine Technology curriculum provides the clinical and didactic experience necessary to prepare students to qualify as entry-level Nuclear Medicine Technologists. Students will acquire the knowledge and skills necessary to properly perform clinical procedures. These skills include patient care, use of radioactive materials, operation of imaging and counting instrumentation and laboratory procedures. Graduates may be eligible to apply for certification/registration examinations given by the Nuclear Medicine Technology Certification Board and the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists.
Office Management and Supervision The Office Systems Technology curriculum prepares individuals for positions in administrative support careers. It equips office professionals to respond to the demands of a dynamic computerized workplace. Students will complete courses designed to develop proficiency in the use of integrated software, oral and written communications, analysis and coordination of office duties and systems, and other support topics. Emphasis is placed on nontechnical as well as technical skills. Graduates should qualify for employment in a variety of positions in business, government, and industry. Job classifications range from entry-level to supervisory to middle management positions.
Operations Management and Supervision Operations Management is a concentration under the curriculum title of Business Administration. This curriculum is designed to educate individuals in the technical and managerial aspects of operations for manufacturing and service industries. Emphasized are analytical reasoning, problem solving, and continuous improvement concepts required in today=s dynamic business and industry environments. Concepts include quality, productivity, organizational effectiveness, financial analysis, and the management of human, physical, and information resources. Graduates should qualify for leadership positions or enhance their professional skills in supervision, team leadership, operations planning, quality assurance, manufacturing and service management, logistics/distribution, health and safety, human resources management, and inventory/materials management.
Pharmacy Technician/assistant
Physical Therapy Technician/assistant A program that prepares individuals, under the supervision of a physical therapist, to implement physical therapy treatment care plans, train patients, conduct treatment interventions, use equipment, and observe and record patient progress. Includes instruction in applied anatomy and physiology, applied kinesiology, principles and procedures of physical therapy, basic neurology and orthopedics, physical therapy modalities, documentation skills, psychosocial aspects of health care, wound and injury care, electrotherapy, working with orthotics and prostheses, and personal and professional ethics.
Physical Therapy Technician/assistant The Physical Therapist Assistant curriculum prepares graduates to work in direct patient care settings under supervision of physical therapists. Assistants work to improve or restore function by alleviation or prevention of physical impairment and perform other essential activities in a physical therapy department. Course work includes normal human anatomy and physiology, the consequences of disease or injury, and physical therapy treatment of a variety of patient conditions affecting humans throughout the life span. Graduates may be eligible to take the licensure examination administered by the NC Board of Physical Therapy Examiners. Employment is available in general hospitals, rehabilitation centers, extended care facilities, specialty hospitals, home health agencies, private clinics, and public school systems.
Public Administration A program that prepares individuals to serve as managers in the executive arm of local, state, and federal government; and that focuses on the systematic study of executive organization and management. Includes instruction in the roles, development, and principles of public administration; the management of public policy; executive-legislative relations; public budgetary processes and financial management; administrative law; public personnel management; professional ethics; and research methods.
Public Administration Public Administration is a concentration under the curriculum title of Business Administration. This curriculum prepares students for entry into management positions in state/local governments and not-for-profit organizations, provides education for current employees, and informs citizens of governmental functions. Course work includes study and practical application to personnel administration, decision-making, ethics, organizational theories, and budgetary, and other governmental issues. Emphasis is placed on building analytical skills, stimulating moral imagination, and recognizing the discretionary power of the administrator’s role. Through acquisition of knowledge and skills, individuals should be able to perform governmental activities. By developing personal competencies and qualities, graduates will be eligible for employment in the public administration profession.
Radiologic Technology/science - Radiographer The Radiography curriculum prepares the graduate to be a radiographer, a skilled health care professional who uses radiation to produce images of the human body. Course work includes clinical rotations to area health care facilities, radiographic exposure, image processing, radiographic procedures, physics, pathology, patient care and management, radiation protection, quality assurance, anatomy and physiology, and radiobiology. Graduates of accredited programs are eligible to apply to take the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists' national examination for certification and registration as medical radiographers. Graduates may be employed in hospitals, clinics, physicians' offices, medical laboratories, government agencies, and industry.
Respiratory Care Therapy/therapist A program that prepares individuals, under the supervision of physicians, to assist in developing respiratory care plans, administer respiratory care procedures, supervise personnel and equipment operation, maintain records, and consult with other health care team members. Includes instruction in the applied basic biomedical sciences; anatomy, physiology, and pathology of the respiratory system; clinical medicine; therapeutic procedures; clinical expressions; data collection and record-keeping; patient communication; equipment operation and maintenance; personnel supervision; and procedures for special population groups.
Respiratory Care Therapy/therapist The Respiratory Therapy curriculum prepares individuals to function as Respiratory Care Technicians and/or Respiratory Care Therapists. In these roles, individuals perform diagnostic testing, treatment, and management of patients with heart and lung diseases. Students will master skills in patient assessment and treatment of cardiopulmonary diseases. These skills include life support, monitoring, drug administration, and treatment of patients of all ages in a variety of settings. Graduates of accredited programs may be eligible to take entry-level examinations from the National Board of Respiratory Care. Therapy graduates may also take the Advanced Practitioner Examination. Graduates may be employed in hospitals, clinics, nursing homes, education, industry, and home care.
Restaurant/food Services Management
Science, Technology and Society
Special Education and Teaching, General
Speech-Language Pathology Assistant
Speech-Language Pathology/pathologist The Speech-Language Pathology Assistant curriculum prepares graduates to work under the supervision of a licensed Speech-Language Pathologist, who evaluates, diagnosis, and treats individuals with various communication disorders. Courses provide instruction in methods of screening for speech, language, and hearing disorders and in following written protocols designed to remediate individual communication problems. Supervised field experience includes working with patients of various ages and various disorders. Graduates may be eligible for registration with the North Carolina Board of Examiners for Speech-Language Pathologist and Audiologist and must be supervised by a licensed Speech-Language Pathologist. They may be employed in healthcare or education settings.
Surgical Technology/technologist The Surgical Technology curriculum prepares individuals to assist in the care of the surgical patient in the operating room and to function as a member of the surgical team. Students will apply theoretical knowledge to the care of patients undergoing surgery and develop skills necessary to prepare supplies, equipment, and instruments; maintain aseptic conditions; prepare patients for surgery; and assist surgeons during operations. Graduates of this program will be eligible to apply to take the NBSTSA (National Board of Surgical Technology and Surgical Assisting) Certification Examination for Surgical Technologists. Employment opportunities include labor/delivery/emergency departments, inpatient/outpatient surgery centers, dialysis units/facilities, physicians' offices, and central supply processing units. Completion of the degree is recommended since it prepares the graduate for advanced placement in the Surgical Environment.
Surveying Technology/surveying A program that prepares individuals to apply mathematical and scientific principles to the delineation, determination, planning and positioning of land tracts, land and water boundaries, land contours and features; and the preparation of related maps, charts and reports. Includes instruction in applied geodesy, computer graphics, photointerpretation, plane and geodetic surveying, mensuration, traversing, survey equipment operation and maintenance, instrument calibration, and basic cartography.
Surveying Technology/surveying The Surveying Technology curriculum provides training for technicians in the many areas of surveying. Surveyors are involved in land surveying, route surveying, construction surveying, photogrammetry, mapping, global positioning systems, geographical information systems, and other areas of property description and measurements. Course work includes the communication and computational skills required for boundary, construction, route, and control surveying, photogrammetry, topography, drainage, surveying law, and subdivision design, with emphasis upon applications of electronic data collection and related software including CAD. Graduates should qualify for jobs as survey party chief, instrument person, surveying technician, highway surveyor, mapper, GPS technician, and CAD operator. Graduates will be prepared to pursue the requirements necessary to become a Registered Land Surveyor in North Carolina.
Degree Name Degree Description
Aesthetician/esthetician and Skin Care Specialist The Esthetics Technology curriculum provides competency-based knowledge, scientific/artistic principles and hands-on fundamentals associated with the art of skin care. The curriculum provides a simulated salon environment, which enables students to develop manipulative skills. Course work includes instruction in all phases of professional Esthetics Technology, business/human relations, product knowledge and other selected topics. Graduates should be prepared to take the North Carolina Cosmetology State Board Licensing Exam and upon passing be licensed and qualify for employment in beauty and cosmetic/skin care salons, as a platform artist, and in related businesses.
Animation, Interactive Technology, Video Graphics and Special Effects Students learn the basics Interactive 3d. They are taught the principles of 3d modeling, Geographic Information Systems, and programming. They are introduced to 2d and 3d editing software, and programming tools.
Applied Horticulture/horticulture Operations, General
Architectural Engineering Technology/technician
Autobody/collision and Repair Technology/technician The Basic Autobody Repair certificate program is designed to prepare individuals for entry-level positions as helpers in the auto body repair industry. Instruction will include hands-on repairs in the areas of non-structural and structural repairs, plastics and adhesives, refinishing. Completers will be prepared for employment as entry-level helpers in the auto body repair industry. Courses in this program can be transferred directly into the Autobody Repair diploma curriculum.
Autobody/collision and Repair Technology/technician A program that prepares individuals to apply technical knowledge and skills to repair, reconstruct and finish automobile bodies, fenders, and external features. Includes instruction in structure analysis, damage repair, non-structural analysis, mechanical and electrical components, plastics and adhesives, painting and refinishing techniques, and damage analysis and estimating.
Autobody/collision and Repair Technology/technician The Autobody Repair curriculum provides training in the use of equipment and materials of the autobody repair trade. The student studies the construction of the automobile body and techniques of autobody repairing, rebuilding, and refinishing. The course work includes autobody fundamentals, industry overview, and safety. Students will perform hands-on repairs in the areas of non-structural and structural repairs, MIG welding, plastics and adhesives, refinishing, and other related areas. Graduates of the curriculum should qualify for entry-level employment opportunities in the automotive body and refinishing industry. Graduates may find employment with franchised independent garages, or they may become self-employed.
Automobile/automotive Mechanics Technology/technician A program that prepares individuals to apply technical knowledge and skills to repair, service, and maintain all types of automobiles. Includes instruction in brake systems, electrical systems, engine performance, engine repair, suspension and steering, automatic and manual transmissions and drive trains, and heating and air condition systems.
Automobile/automotive Mechanics Technology/technician The Automotive Suspension, Brakes, & Heating/Air Conditioning certificate program is designed to prepare moderately experienced automotive mechanics to take ASE certification exams in three areas. The certification areas include: A4-Suspension and Steering; A5-Brakes; and A7-Heating and Air Conditioning. The courses focus on the certificate-related competencies. Courses in this program can be transferred directly into the Automotive Systems Technology associate degree curriculum.
Automobile/automotive Mechanics Technology/technician The Automotive Power Trains certificate program is designed to prepare moderately-experienced automotive mechanics to take ASE certification exams in three areas. The certification areas include: A1-Engine Repair; A2-Automatic Trans/Transaxle; and A3-Manual Drive Train/Axles. The courses focus on the certificate-related competencies. Courses in this program can be transferred directly into the Automotive Systems Technology associate degree curriculum.
Baking and Pastry Arts/baker/pastry Chef The Baking Certificate is designed to prepare students who would like to be employed as a baking professional. Students will learn fundamentals of bakeshop operations and will prepare various bread products, pastries, cakes, cookies, classical desserts, sugar works, and confections. The program will enhance the students' cake decorating and dessert preparation skills.
Banking and Financial Support Services The Fundamentals of Banking Certificate is designed to give the individual a basic understanding of banking principles, laws, and teller operations. This certificate program covers the basics of accounting, teller training, law and banking, commercial lending, and customer service. Upon completion of this program, students should be able to understand basic principles and functions in the banking industry.
Banking and Financial Support Services The Fundamentals of Banking Certificate is designed to give the individual a basic understanding of banking principles, laws, and teller operations. This certificate program covers the basics of accounting, teller training, law and banking, commercial lending, and customer service. Upon completion of this program, students should be able to understand basic principles and functions in the banking industry.
Banking and Financial Support Services The Bank Lending Certificate is designed to provide the student with an understanding of the many and varied aspects of bank lending. This certificate program covers the basics of consumer, commercial, and residential mortgage lending. Upon completion of this program, students should be able to understand function of lending in the banking industry.
Building/construction Finishing, Management, and Inspection, Other
Business Administration and Management, General
Carpentry/carpenter
Carpentry/carpenter The Carpentry program is designed to train students to construct residential structures using standard building materials and hand and power tools. Carpentry skills and a general knowledge of residential construction will also be taught. Course work includes footings and foundations, framing, interior and exterior trim, cabinetry, blueprint reading, residential planning and estimating, and other related topics. Students will develop skill through hands-on participation. Graduates should qualify for employment in the residential building construction field as rough carpenters, framing carpenters, roofers, maintenance carpenters, and other related job titles.
Child Care and Support Services Management The certificate will provide a background in developmentally appropriate practices for children ages birth through eight years. Emphasis will be placed on age and individual appropriate program planning. Courses in this certificate will also focus on positive guidance techniques and effective communication with parents, children, and the community. This certificate also provides an opportunity for the individual to obtain the North Carolina Early Childhood Credential Certificate.
Child Care and Support Services Management The Child Care Professional certificate will provide individuals interested in working in childcare programs or with children ranging in age from birth to eight years with a strong foundation of knowledge. Emphasis will be placed on: program development for children birth to eight years; positive guidance techniques; health, safety and nutrition; and effective communication with parents, children, and the community. This certificate also provides an opportunity for the individual to obtain the North Carolina Early Childhood Credential Certificate.
Child Care and Support Services Management The Child Care Administration certificate will provide courses needed by the child care professional to obtain the North Carolina Early Childhood Administration Certificate (NCECA). The courses offered in this program prepare the childcare professional to be successful as an administrator in a childcare setting. Students will learn skills such as program development, rules and regulations for the state of North Carolina, staff and organizational management, public relations and community outreach, financial management, and leadership. This certificate also provides an opportunity for the individual to obtain the North Carolina Early Childhood Credential Certificate.
Child Care Provider/assistant
Child Care Provider/assistant
Child Development The Child Care Development certificate will provide a background in developmentally appropriate practices for children ages birth through eight years. Emphasis will be placed on age and individual appropriate program planning. Courses in this certificate will also focus on positive guidance techniques and effective communication with parents, children, and the community. This certificate also provides an opportunity for the individual to obtain the North Carolina Early Childhood Credential Certificate.
Commercial and Advertising Art The Advertising and Graphic Design curriculum is designed to provide students with knowledge and skills necessary for employment in the graphic design profession, which emphasizes design, advertising, illustration, and digital and multimedia preparation of printed and electronic promotional materials. Students will be trained in the development of concept and design for promotional materials such as newspaper and magazine advertisements, posters, folders, letterheads, corporate symbols, brochures, booklets, preparation of art for printing, lettering and typography, photography, and electronic media. Graduates should qualify for employment opportunities with graphic design studios, advertising agencies, printing companies, department stores, a wide variety of manufacturing industries, newspapers, and businesses with in-house graphics operations.
Computer and Information Systems Security/information Assurance
Computer and Information Systems Security/information Assurance
Computer Programming/programmer, General
Computer Programming/programmer, General
Computer Systems Networking and Telecommunications A program that focuses on the design, implementation, and management of linked systems of computers, peripherals, and associated software to maximize efficiency and productivity, and that prepares individuals to function as network specialists and managers at various levels. Includes instruction in operating systems and applications; systems design and analysis; networking theory and solutions; types of networks; network management and control; network and flow optimization; security; configuring; and troubleshooting.
Computer Technology/computer Systems Technology The Linux Certificate will expose the student to the fundamentals of Linux operating system and will give them the tools to deploy, operate, and troubleshoot a Linux-based network. This program will also cover the core exam objectives of the Linux + Certification exam. Students are prepared to work in the field as operators and network technicians supporting Linux products. Courses in this program can be transferred directly into the Computer Technologies Applied Science degrees.
Computer Technology/computer Systems Technology
Cooking and Related Culinary Arts, General
Cosmetology/cosmetologist, General
Cosmetology/cosmetologist, General A program that generally prepares individuals to cut, trim, and style scalp, facial, and body hair; apply cosmetic preparations; perform manicures and pedicures; massage the head and extremities; and prepare for practice as licensed cosmetologists in specialized or full-service salons. Includes instruction in hair cutting and styling, manicuring, pedicuring, facial treatments, shampooing, chemical applications, esthetics, shop management, sanitation and safety, customer service, and applicable professional and labor laws and regulations.
Cosmetology/cosmetologist, General The Cosmetology curriculum is designed to provide competency-based knowledge, scientific/artistic principles, and hands-on fundamentals associated with the cosmetology industry. The curriculum provides a simulated salon environment, which enables students to develop manipulative skills. Course work includes instruction in all phases of professional imaging, hair design, chemical processes, skin care, nail care, multi-cultural practices, business/computer principles, product knowledge and other selected topics. Graduates should qualify to sit for the State Board of Cosmetic Arts examination. Upon successfully passing the State Board Exam, graduates will be issued a North Carolina license. Employment is available in beauty salons and related businesses.
Criminal Justice/police Science A program that prepares individuals to perform the duties of police and public security officers, including patrol and investigative activities, traffic control, crowd control and public relations, witness interviewing, evidence collection and management, basic crime prevention methods, weapon and equipment operation and maintenance, report preparation and other routine law enforcement responsibilities.
Criminal Justice/police Science A program that prepares individuals to perform the duties of police and public security officers, including patrol and investigative activities, traffic control, crowd control and public relations, witness interviewing, evidence collection and management, basic crime prevention methods, weapon and equipment operation and maintenance, report preparation and other routine law enforcement responsibilities.
Criminal Justice/safety Studies The Latent Evidence Certificate Program provides an in-depth study of current crime scene processing techniques and procedures. Topics include fingerprint classification, identification, and chemical development. This program prepares the student in the basic skills required for entry-level employment as a crime scene investigator.
Culinary Arts/chef Training The Demi-Chef Certificate is designed to prepare students for an entry-level position in the culinary field. The program will give the students the basic culinary skills necessary to be an assistant to a chef otherwise known in the Classical Brigade as a Demi-Chef. Students will learn to prepare both hot and cold foods including but not limited to salads, dressings, canapés, hor d'oeuvres, cold and hot sauces, garnishes, vegetables, meats and other food items using a variety of cooking methods. Students will learn to operate commercial kitchen equipment, use correct sanitation and safety procedures in the kitchen, and correct purchasing procedures. The program will enhance the student's food preparation, presentation and display skills.
Culinary Arts/chef Training The Pantry Chef Certificate (Garde Manger) is designed to prepare students who would like to be employed in the banquet, catering, cold foods and display professions or for those with some culinary experience who want to further their knowledge in this specialized area. Students will learn to prepare salads, dressings, cold sauces, garnishes, pâtés, terrines, ice carvings, canapes, hor d'oeuvres and other related topics. The program will enhance the student's cold food preparation, presentation and display skills.
Culinary Arts/chef Training
Dental Assisting/assistant A program that prepares individuals to provide patient care, take dental radiographs (x-ray photographs), prepare patients and equipment for dental procedures, and discharge office administrative functions under the supervision of dentists and dental hygienists. Includes instruction in medical record-keeping, general office duties, reception and patient intake, scheduling, equipment maintenance and sterilization, basic radiography, pre- and post-operative patient care and instruction, chairside assisting, taking tooth and mouth impressions, and supervised practice.
Dental Assisting/assistant The Dental Assisting curriculum prepares individuals to assist the dentist in the delivery of dental treatment and to function as integral members of the dental team while performing chair side and related office and laboratory procedures. Course work includes instruction in general studies, biomedical sciences, dental sciences, clinical sciences, and clinical practice. A combination of lecture, laboratory, and clinical experiences provides students with knowledge in infection/hazard control, radiography, dental materials, preventive dentistry, and clinical procedures. Graduates may be eligible to take the Dental Assisting National Board Examination to become Certified Dental Assistants. As a Dental Assistant II, defined by the Dental Law of North Carolina, graduates work in dental offices and other related areas.
Early Childhood Education and Teaching
Early Childhood Education and Teaching Teacher Associate Diploma is a field of study under the curriculum title of Early Childhood Associate/Teacher Associate. This curriculum prepares individuals to work with children from infancy through middle childhood in diverse learning environments. Students will combine learned theories with practice in actual settings with young children under the supervision of qualified teachers. Course work includes child development, care and guidance of children, curriculum planning and communication stills. Graduates are prepared to work with classroom teachers to plan and implement developmentally appropriate programs in early childhood settings. Employment opportunities include child development and childcare programs, preschools, public and private schools, recreational centers, Head Start Programs, and school-age programs. This diploma was designed to meet the requirements of 48 semester hours required to be a Teacher Associate in the public school systems.
Electrician
Electrician A program that prepares individuals to apply technical knowledge and skills to install, operate, maintain, and repair electric apparatus and systems such as residential, commercial, and industrial electric-power wiring; and DC and AC motors, controls, and electrical distribution panels. Includes instruction in the principles of electronics and electrical systems, wiring, power transmission, safety, industrial and household appliances, job estimation, electrical testing and inspection, and applicable codes and standards.
Electromechanical Technology/electromechanical Engineering Technology
Emergency Medical Technology/technician (Emt Paramedic) The Emergency Medical Science certificate program is designed to prepare students with the entry-level skills of an Emergency Medical Technician-Basic (EMT-Basic). Students processing through this program may be eligible to apply for both the state and national certification exams as an EMT-Basic. Employment opportunities include ambulance services, fire and rescue agencies, air medical services, specialty areas of hospitals, industry, educational institutions, and government agencies.
Emergency Medical Technology/technician (Emt Paramedic) The Emergency Medical Science diploma program is designed to prepare students with the entry-level skills as a Paramedic. The course of study allows students the flexibility and opportunity to acquire basic and advanced life support knowledge and skills through classroom instruction, practical laboratory sessions, hospital clinical experience and field internships with emergency medical service agencies. Students progressing through the program may be eligible to apply for both state and national certification exams. Employment opportunities include ambulance services, fire and rescue agencies, air medical services, specialty areas of hospitals, industry, educational institutions, and government agencies.
Executive Assistant/executive Secretary A program that prepares individuals to perform the duties of special assistants and/or personal secretaries for business executives and top management. Includes instruction in business communications, principles of business law, public relations, scheduling and travel management, secretarial accounting, filing systems and records management, conference and meeting recording, report preparation, office equipment and procedures, office supervisory skills, and professional standards and legal requirements.
Executive Assistant/executive Secretary A program that prepares individuals to perform the duties of special assistants and/or personal secretaries for business executives and top management. Includes instruction in business communications, principles of business law, public relations, scheduling and travel management, secretarial accounting, filing systems and records management, conference and meeting recording, report preparation, office equipment and procedures, office supervisory skills, and professional standards and legal requirements.
Forensic Science and Technology
Funeral Service and Mortuary Science, General A program that generally prepares individuals for careers in the funeral service industry and for licensure as funeral service directors or morticians. Includes instruction in the basic elements of mortuary science and the business, counseling, and operational aspects of funeral service.
Game and Interactive Media Design
Heating, Air Conditioning, Ventilation and Refrigeration Maintenance Technology/technician A program that prepares individuals to apply technical knowledge and skills to repair, install, service and maintain the operating condition of heating, air conditioning, and refrigeration systems. Includes instruction in diagnostic techniques, the use of testing equipment and the principles of mechanics, electricity, and electronics as they relate to the repair of heating, air conditioning and refrigeration systems.
Heating, Air Conditioning, Ventilation and Refrigeration Maintenance Technology/technician A program that prepares individuals to apply technical knowledge and skills to repair, install, service and maintain the operating condition of heating, air conditioning, and refrigeration systems. Includes instruction in diagnostic techniques, the use of testing equipment and the principles of mechanics, electricity, and electronics as they relate to the repair of heating, air conditioning and refrigeration systems.
Heating, Air Conditioning, Ventilation and Refrigeration Maintenance Technology/technician
Hotel, Motel, and Restaurant Management
Human Resources Management/personnel Administration, General
Information Science/studies
Information Science/studies
Information Technology
Information Technology
Language Interpretation and Translation
Legal Assistant/paralegal
Liberal Arts and Sciences/liberal Studies
Machine Shop Technology/assistant
Marketing/marketing Management, General The Marketing and Retailing Management Certificate is designed to prepare students to understand the fundamental skills in marketing and retailing management. This certificate program includes course work in marketing, selling, advertising, marketing research, customer service and retail management. Upon completion of this program, students should be prepared for entry-level, marketing positions in manufacturing, retailing, and service organizations.
Mechanical Engineering/mechanical Technology/technician A program that prepares individuals to apply basic engineering principles and technical skills in support of engineers engaged in the design and development phases of a wide variety of projects involving mechanical systems. Includes instruction in principles of mechanics, applications to specific engineering systems, design testing procedures, prototype and operational testing and inspection procedures, manufacturing system-testing procedures, test equipment operation and maintenance, and report preparation.
Medical Office Computer Specialist/assistant
Medical Office Management/administration The Medical Office Administration certificate is designed to prepare individuals for employment in a medical office or other health-care related business. The certificate program covers medical terminology; legal and ethical issues; medical coding, billing, and insurance; as well as, basic keyboarding and word processing. Upon completion of this program, students would be able to perform the necessary skills required in today's medical office or transfer the course credits to the Medical Office Administration program for an Associate of Applied Science degree.
Nail Technician/specialist and Manicurist
Nuclear Medical Technology/technologist
Nuclear Medical Technology/technologist The Nuclear Medicine Technology curriculum provides the clinical and didactic experience necessary to prepare students to qualify as entry-level Nuclear Medicine Technologists. Students will acquire the knowledge and skills necessary to properly perform clinical procedures. These skills include patient care, use of radioactive materials, operation of imaging and counting instrumentation and laboratory procedures. Graduates may be eligible to apply for certification/registration examinations given by the Nuclear Medicine Technology Certification Board and the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists.
Office Management and Supervision The Basic Office Administration certificate is designed to give individuals the opportunity to acquire basic skills necessary for entry-level employment in today's modern office. This certificate program covers keyboarding, office computations, records management, word processing, and office software applications. Upon completion of this program, students should be able to use these basic skills for entry-level employment or transfer the course credits to the Office Administration program for an Associate of Applied Science degree.
Operations Management and Supervision A program that prepares individuals to manage and direct the physical and/or technical functions of a firm or organization, particularly those relating to development, production, and manufacturing. Includes instruction in principles of general management, manufacturing and production systems, plant management, equipment maintenance management, production control, industrial labor relations and skilled trades supervision, strategic manufacturing policy, systems analysis, productivity analysis and cost control, and materials planning.
Pharmacy Technician/assistant
Plumbing Technology/plumber The Basic Plumbing certificate program is designed to prepare individuals for entry-level positions in plumbing. Course work includes fundamental practices in plumbing assembly and repair and in basic plumbing codes. Opportunities for employment as plumbing assistants and as parts supply clerks exist throughout the area. Courses in this program can be transferred directly into the Plumbing diploma curriculum.
Plumbing Technology/plumber The Plumbing curriculum is designed to give individuals the opportunity to acquire basic skills to assist with the installation and repair of plumbing systems in residential and small buildings. Course work includes sketching diagrams, interpretation of blueprints, and practices in plumbing assembly. Students will gain knowledge of state codes and requirements. Graduates should qualify for employment at parts supply houses, maintenance companies, and plumbing contractors to assist with various plumbing applications.
Public Administration
Restaurant/food Services Management
Sterile Processing Technology/technician
Surgical Technology/technologist A program that prepares individuals, under the supervision of physicians and surgical nurses, to maintain, monitor, and enforce the sterile field and adherence to aseptic technique by preoperative, surgical team, and postoperative personnel. Includes instruction in instrument and equipment sterilization and handling; surgical supplies management; wound exposure and closure; surgical computer and robot operation and monitoring; maintenance of hemostasis; and patient and team scrubbing.
Surgical Technology/technologist A program that prepares individuals, under the supervision of physicians and surgical nurses, to maintain, monitor, and enforce the sterile field and adherence to aseptic technique by preoperative, surgical team, and postoperative personnel. Includes instruction in instrument and equipment sterilization and handling; surgical supplies management; wound exposure and closure; surgical computer and robot operation and monitoring; maintenance of hemostasis; and patient and team scrubbing.
Surgical Technology/technologist The Surgical Technology curriculum prepares individuals to assist in the care of the surgical patient in the operating room and to function as a member of the surgical team. Students will apply theoretical knowledge to the care of patients undergoing surgery and develop skills necessary to prepare supplies, equipment, and instruments; maintain aseptic conditions; prepare patients for surgery; and assist surgeons during operations. Graduates of this program will be eligible to apply to take the NBSTSA (National Board of Surgical Technology and Surgical Assisting) Certification Examination for Surgical Technologists. Employment opportunities include labor/delivery/emergency departments, inpatient/outpatient surgery centers, dialysis units/facilities, physicians' offices, and central supply processing units.
Teacher Education, Multiple Levels
Welding Engineering Technology/technician
Welding Technology/welder The Basic Welding Technology certificate program is designed to give individuals the opportunity to acquire fundamental skills in welding. Coursework includes electrode welding and cutting processes and welding symbols and specifications. Excellent employment opportunities as entry-level welding apprentices in industry, manufacturing and construction exist throughout the region. Courses in this program can be transferred directly into the Welding Technology diploma program.
Welding Technology/welder The Welding Technology curriculum provides students with a sound understanding of the science, technology and applications essential for successful employment in the welding and metal industry. Instruction includes consumable and non-consumable electrode welding and cutting processes. Courses in math, blueprint reading, metallurgy, welding inspection, and destructive and non-destructive testing provide the student with industry-standard skills developed through classroom training and practical application. Successful graduates of the Welding Technology curriculum may be employed as entry-level technicians in welding and metalworking industries. Career opportunities also exist in construction, manufacturing, fabrication, sales, quality control, supervision, and welding-related self-employment.