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Educating and Empowering People for Success

Mission Statement

Pitt Community College educates and empowers people for success. With a culture of excellence and innovation, the college is a vital partner in the economic and workforce development of our community. PCC provides access to dynamic learning opportunities designed to foster personal enrichment, successful career preparation, and higher education transfer.

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President's Message

Dr. Lawrence Rouse (PCC President)

Welcome to Pitt Community College!

Since Pitt Community College’s founding in 1961, we’ve witnessed many students successfully earn degrees, diplomas and certificates and many more who have taken courses for personal enrichment. Our college is delighted to have served the needs of the community for 60 years by educating and empowering people for success.

As we look forward to the next 60 years, we will continue to help students become successful and to offer new, innovative programs that serve the needs of our citizens. PCC is thankful that you have decided to consider us as your education provider.

We are dedicated to the success of our students and the citizens that we serve. It is our goal, as you review this website, to give you insight into the programs, courses and services offered by the college to help you in your career and/or personal endeavors.

In today’s ever-changing world, it is increasingly important that our citizens be prepared to compete on a global scale. The emergence of a new global economy means the old rules no longer apply.

The worldwide availability of emerging technologies and information has indeed leveled the playing field so that others can compete in the global arena. To stay competitive, we as a nation, state and individuals must insure attainment of an adequate education beyond high school.

At PCC, we are dedicated to the mission of providing open access to quality education and training for citizens in our service area. I encourage you to utilize our college as a bridge to reach your goals through the innovative educational programs, training services and cultural activities that we offer.

Peter Drucker, considered by many the father of modern management, once said, “The best way to predict the future is to create it.” We can help you create a bright future at Pitt Community College by equipping you to be competitive in the global marketplace.

We are a college where you can start your educational journey and go anywhere your drive, determination and dreams take you. We can empower you for success!

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Dr. Lawrence L. Rouse

Strategic Planning

Strategic planning at Pitt Community College (PCC) is a dynamic, collaborative, and continuous process that sets the future direction for the college. The plan is composed of college’s mission, values, and goals. Strategic planning helps ensure the long-term viability of our institution and the effective and efficient use of public resources. …Read more about our Strategic Plan.


Pitt Community College is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) to award Associate Degrees. Degree-granting institutions also may offer credentials such as certificates and diplomas at approved degree levels. Questions about the accreditation of Pitt Community College may be directed in writing to the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, GA 30033-4097, by calling (404) 679-4500, or by using information available on SACSCOC’s website (www.sacscoc.org).

NOTE: The Commission is to be contacted only if there is evidence that appears to support an institution’s significant non-compliance with a requirement or standard.


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