About PCC

Pitt Community College: Educating and Empowering People for Success

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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 successful career preparation, higher education transfer, community involvement, and global engagement.

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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 almost 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

Core Values

Student Learning Success

Pitt Community College will provide resources and support to cultivate the skills and knowledge needed to achieve academic and professional success.

Workforce Development

Pitt Community College will create a job-ready competitive workforce by working with business and industry to expand current programming.

Student and Community Engagement

Expand educational programming and services to all sectors of our community.

Annual Goals

Strategic Goal #1

Increase the number of students enrolled in credit and non-credit courses who are 25 years of age or older.

Strategic Goal #2

Establish targeted campus-wide recruitment and outreach practices to increase new student enrollment in all academic and continuing education areas.


Pitt Community College is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges
to award Associate Degrees. Contact the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges at
1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033- 4097. Or call 404-679-4500 for questions about the accreditation of
Pitt Community College. Their website is 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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