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State Authorization & Professional Licensure/Certification

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State Authorization

In compliance with U.S. Department of Education regulation 600.9(c) regarding State Authorization, Pitt Community College must secure authorization from states and territories beyond North Carolina to offer online courses to residents who do not reside in North Carolina.

Pitt Community College is participating in NC-SARA, National Council for State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement. As a result, Pitt Community College is authorized to offer online courses to residents from states that are also participating in NC-SARA.

For questions regarding state authorization, please contact:

Lori Preast
Assistant Vice President of Curriculum & Instruction
PO Drawer 7007, Greenville, NC 27835-7007
Email: lpreast@email.pittcc.edu
Phone: 252-493-7224

State Authorization Liaisons by State

Professional Licensure/Certification

Programs at Pitt Community College that prepare students for professional licensure/certification are designed to prepare a student to apply for applicable licensure/certification in North Carolina. While Pitt Community College has been approved to participate in NC-SARA, NC-SARA does not deal with professional licensing/certification board approval for any courses or programs leading to professional licensure/certification. Residents outside of North Carolina who desire to enroll in a course or program leading to professional licensure/certification may review the licensure disclosure to determine the status of a course or program in each state.

Questions related to professional licensure should be forwarded to the program contact noted on the respective licensure disclosure.

Professional Licensure/Certification Disclosures

Contact Information:
Thomas Forrest
Director, Law Enforcement Training
PO Drawer 7007, GS 145
Greenville, NC 27835
252.493.7572
tforrest@email.pittcc.edu

State Regulatory/Licensing Agencies:

North Carolina Criminal Justice Education and Training Standards Division
PO Drawer 149
Raleigh, NC 27602
p: (919) 661-5980
f: (919) 779-8210
https://ncdoj.gov/law-enforcement-training/criminal-justice/

North Carolina Sheriffs’ Education and Training Standards Division
PO Box 629
Raleigh, NC 27602
p: (919) 779-8213
f: (919) 662-4515
https://ncdoj.gov/law-enforcement-training/sheriffs/

Contact Information:
Christina Weeks
Biotechnology Department Chair
PO Drawer 7007, WMW 236
Greenville, NC 27835
252.493.7861
cweeks@email.pittcc.edu

State Regulatory/Licensing Agencies:

Biomanufacturing – biomanufacturing@ncbionetwork.org; 919-515-0232; Gina Driver

BioWork – biowork@ncbionetwork.org; 704-922-2226; Cindy Revis

Capstone Center – capstone@ncbionetwork.org; 919-515-0232; Front Desk

Food, Beverage, and Natural Products – fbnp@ncbionetwork.org; 828-450-4725; Chris Reedy

General Questions – info@ncbionetwork.org; 704-922-2228; Vernon Shoaf

Natural Products Laboratory – npl@ncbionetwork.org; 828-782-2329; Marie Knight

STEM Outreach – engage@ncbionetwork.org; 252-916-4580; Erin Bingham

Technology & Media Services – lsc@ncbionetwork.org; 704-922-2226; Cindy Revis

Test Kitchen – npl@ncbionetwork.org; 828-450-4725; Chris Reedy

https://www.ncbionetwork.org/biowork

Contact Information:
Steven Mathews
Dean, Construction & Industrial Technology (CIT)
PO Drawer 7007, CIT 115
Greenville, NC 27835
252.493.7750
smathews@email.pittcc.edu

Nicole Blackshear-Juarez
Administrative Assistant (CIT)
PO Drawer 7007, CIT 115
Greenville, NC 27835
252.493.7428
njuarez@email.pittcc.edu

State Regulatory/Licensing Agencies:

Air Conditioning Heating & Refrigeration Technology Disclosure
Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) – Stationary Refrigeration and Air Conditioning
Mailing Address: Stratospheric Protection Division, Mail Code 6205T, 1200 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20460
Telephone: (202) 564-4700
https://www.epa.gov/section608/section-608-technician-certification-0

Automotive Light-Duty Diesel Technology Disclosure 
Automotive Systems Technology Disclosure
National Automotive Technician’s Education Foundation (NATEF) Certification
Address: 101 Blue Seal Drive South East, Leesburg, Virginia 20175
Phone: (703) 669-6650
Fax: (703) 669-6125
www.aseeducationfoundation.org

Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) Certification
Address: 1503 Edwards Ferry Rd., NE, Suite 401, Leesburg, VA 20176
Phone: 703.669.6650 or 703.669.6677
https://www.aseeducationfoundation.org/program-accreditation

Building Construction Technology Disclosure 
National Center for Construction Education & Research (NCCER)
Address: 13614 Progress Boulevard, Alachua, FL 32615
Main Phone: 386.518.6500 | Toll-free: 888.622.3720
www.nccer.org

Computer Integrated Machining Disclosure
National Institute for Metalworking Skills
10565 Fairfax Boulevard, Suite 10
Fairfax, VA 22030
Phone: (703) 352-4971; Toll Free: (844) 839-6467
Fax: (703) 352-4991
http://www.nims-skills.org

Electrical Systems Technology Disclosure
NC State Board of Examiners of Electrical Contractors
3101 Industrial Drive, Suite 206
Raleigh, NC  27609
Phone: (919) 733-9042   FAX: (800) 691-8399
https://www.ncbeec.org/

Electronics Engineering Technology Disclosure
International Society of Certified Electronics Technicians (ISCET)
Address: P.O. Box 378, Hillsboro, TX 76645
Phone: 817-921-9061 or 1-800-946-0201
Fax: 817-921-3741
https://certifiedelectronicstechnician.org/

Electronics Technicians Association (ETA)
Address: 5 Depot Street, Greencastle, IN 46135
Phone: (765) 653-8262 or (800) 288-3824
Fax: (765) 653-4287
https://www.eta-i.org/

Horticulture Technology Disclosure
NCDA&CS Structural Pest Control and Pesticide Division
James W. Burnette, Jr., Director
Mailing Address: 1090 Mail Service Center, Raleigh, NC 27699-1090
Physical Address: 2109 Blue Ridge Rd., Raleigh, NC 27607
Phone: (919) 733-3556   FAX: (919) 733-9796
http://www.ncagr.gov/SPCAP/pesticides/license.htm#COMMERCIAL%20AND%20PRIVATE%20CERTIFICATION%20&%20LICENSING

Industrial Management Technology Disclosure
Industrial Systems Technology Disclosure
Association of Technology, Management, and Applied Engineering (ATMAE)
Address: 701 Exposition Place, Suite 206, Raleigh, North Carolina 27615
Phone: (919) 635-8335
https://www.atmae.org/

Mechanical Engineering Technology Disclosure
National Institute for Certification in Engineering Technologies (NICET)
Address: 1420 King Street, Alexandria, VA 22314-2794
Phone: (888) 476-4238
https://www.nicet.org/certification-programs/

Welding Technology Disclosure
American Welding Society (AWS)
Address: 8669 NW 36 Street, # 130, Miami, Florida 33166-6672
Phone: 800-443-9353, Option 3
https://www.aws.org/certification/page/home

  • CDL
  • HVAC

Contact Information:
Roslyn Bethea
Director, Online Instructional Design
PO Drawer 7007, VEW 171
Greenville, NC 27835
252.493.7208
rbethea@email.pittcc.edu

State Regulatory/Licensing Agencies

Workforce Continuing Education Online Learning

Contact Information:
Mekenzie Newkirk
Director, Fire/Rescue & EMS Training
PO Drawer 7007, GS 123
Greenville, NC 27835
252.493.7742
lnewkirk@email.pittcc.edu

State Regulatory/Licensing Agencies

For EMS training:
Office of Emergency Medical Services
Physical Address: 1201 Umstead Drive, Raleigh, North Carolina 27603-2008
Mailing Address: 2707 Mail Service Center, Raleigh, NC 27699-2707
Telephone: 919-855-3935     Fax: 919-733-7021
https://www.ncems.org/

For Fire Training:
Office of State Fire Marshal
Physical Address: Albemarle Building, 325 N. Salisbury Street, Raleigh NC 27603
Mailing Address: Office of State Fire Marshal, Senior Staff & Support, 1202 Mail Service Center, Raleigh NC 27699-1202
Telephone #1: 1-800-634-7854 (toll-free in North Carolina only)
Telephone #2: 919-647-0000
https://www.ncosfm.gov/
https://www.ncosfm.gov/licensing-certification

For Emergency Management training:
Street Address: 1636 Gold Star Drive, Raleigh NC 27607
Mailing Address: 4236 Mail Service Center, Raleigh NC 27699-4236
Telephone: Main Switchboard – 919-825-2500
24-Hour Watch Center – 919-733-3300 or 1-800-858-0368
https://www.ncdps.gov/ncem

Contact Information:
Dan Mayo
Dean, Public Services and Fine Arts Division
PO Drawer 7007, CER 219
Greenville, NC 27835
252.493.7531
dmayo@email.pittcc.edu

  • Auto Safety Inspection
  • Basic Law Enforcement Training
  • Early Childhood Education
  • Fire and Rescue
  • Emergency Medical Services (EMS) – EMR, EMT Basic, EMT Advanced
  • Emergency Management Training
  • On-Board Diagnostics Emissions

Contact Information:
Katherine Clyde
Dean, Business Division
PO Drawer 7007, RLH 203B
Greenville, NC 27835
252.493.7262
kclyde@email.pittcc.edu

Contact Information:
Stephanie Rook
Dean, Arts and Sciences Division
PO Drawer 7007, RR 215
Greenville, NC 27835
252.493.7383
sgmrook@email.pittcc.edu

  • BioWork

SARA North Carolina State Portal Information

State Portal Entity Contact:

Terrence R. Scarborough, M.P.A., Director of SARA North Carolina
North Carolina State Education Assistance Authority
PO Box 14103
Research Triangle Park, NC  27709

Email: terrence@saranc.org
Phone: 919-248-4660
Website:  https://nc-sara.org/

Student Complaints

Pitt Community College is required to provide current and prospective students with information for filing complaints.

Pitt Community College strives to resolve complaints in a fair and timely manner. Students who desire to resolve a complaint should first refer to Pitt Community College’s Student Complaints Policy.

For questions regarding the student complaints process, please contact:

Pitt Community College
Attn: Jasmin L. Spain, Assistant Vice President of Student Support
PO Drawer 7007
Greenville, NC 27835-7007

Email: jlspain@email.pittcc.edu
Phone: 252-493-7769
Website: www.pittcc.edu

If a complaint cannot be resolved following Pitt Community College’s student complaint procedures, students may file a complaint with any of the following agencies.

NC Post-Secondary Education Complaint Process

A student may file a complaint with the North Carolina Post-Secondary Education Complaints unit. First review the NC Post-Secondary Student Complaint Policy (pdf).  Then submit their complaint using the NC Post-Secondary Education Student Complaint Online Form.

For more information contact:

North Carolina Post-Secondary Education Complaints
910 Raleigh Road, Chapel Hill, NC 27514
Telephone:  919.962.4558
Email: studentcomplaint@northcarolina.edu
Website: https://www.northcarolina.edu/post-secondary-education-complaints/

SARA-NC Complaint Process

Students may also file a complaint through SARA-NC. The North Carolina State Education Assistance Authority (NCSEAA) serves as the SARA portal entity for North Carolina with the responsibilities defined by the National Council for State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements (SARA). Students should follow the SARA-NC Complaint Process and use the SARA-NC Complaint Form (pdf). Submit the complaint to:

SARA North Carolina
North Carolina State Education Assistance Authority
P.O. Box 14103
Research Triangle Park, NC 27709
Telephone: (855) SARA-1-NC (727-2162)
Telephone:(919) 549-8614, ext. 4667
Website: www.saranc.org
Email: information@saranc.org

Students may also file a complaint with their home state of residency.  Access the Student Complaint Information by State and the State Portal Entity Liaisons.

SACSCOC Student Complaint Process

Pitt Community College is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) to award certificates, diplomas and associate degrees. Students may follow the SACSCOC Complaint Procedure. The contact information for SACSCOC is:

Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC)
1866 Southern Lane
Decatur, GA 30033
Telephone: 404-679-4500 Website: https://sacscoc.org/

Inquiries to SACSCOC should relate only to the accreditation status of the institution and not to general admission requirements, financial aid, educational programs or issues involving application of academic regulations.

SACSCOC expects individuals to attempt to resolve complaints against the College through all means available to the student, including following the College’s own procedures, before submitting a complaint to the Commission. Therefore, the Commission’s usual practice is not to consider a complaint that is currently in administrative proceedings, including institutional proceedings, or in litigation. However, if there is substantial, credible evidence that indicates systemic problems with an accredited institution, the Commission may, at its discretion, choose to proceed with the review.

The Commission will not entertain complaints that are not in writing or which are anonymous, nor will it consider complaints sent electronically or through facsimile transmission. In addition, the Commission will not act on complaints submitted on behalf of another individual or complaints forwarded to the Commission.