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 State Portal Entity Contacts, click the link below:

For questions regarding state authorization, please contact:

Lori Preast
Assistant Vice President of Curriculum & Instruction
PO Drawer 7007, Greenville, NC 27835-7007
Email: lapreast495@my.pittcc.edu
Phone: 252-493-7224

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.

The Program Templates, that can be accessed within the Professional Licensure/Certification Disclosures section below, determine whether PCC:

– meets state educational requirements for licensure or certification
– does not meet state educational requirements for licensure or certification
– or a determination has not yet been made

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

Professional Licensure/Certification Disclosures

Contact Information:

Stephanie Rook
Dean, Arts and Sciences Division
PO Drawer 7007, RR 215
Greenville, NC 27835


Contact Information:

Christina Weeks
Biotechnology Department Chair
PO Drawer 7007, WMW 236
Greenville, NC 27835

State Regulatory/Licensing Agencies:

Gina Driver

Cindy Revis

Capstone Center
Front Desk

Food, Beverage, and Natural Products
Chris Reedy

General Questions
Vernon Shoaf

Natural Products Laboratory
Marie Knight

STEM Outreach
Erin Bingham

Technology & Media Services
Cindy Revis

Test Kitchen
Chris Reedy


Contact Information:

Katherine Clyde
Dean, Business Division
PO Drawer 7007, RLH 203B
Greenville, NC 27835

Contact Information:

Patrick Jacques
Dean, Construction & Industrial Technology (CIT)
PO Drawer 7007, CIT 115
Greenville, NC 27835

Nicole Blackshear-Juarez
Administrative Assistant (CIT)
PO Drawer 7007, CIT 115
Greenville, NC 27835

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

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

Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) Certification
Address: 1503 Edwards Ferry Rd., NE, Suite 401, Leesburg, VA 20176
Phone: 703.669.6650 or 703.669.6677

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

Commercial Driver’s License Disclosure – CE
Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FCMCSA)
FMCSA CDL Compliance Team
Address: New Jersey Ave SE, WashingtonDC 20590
Email: cdlcompliance@dot.gov

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

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

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

Electronics Technicians Association (ETA)
Address: 5 Depot Street, Greencastle, IN 46135
Phone: (765) 653-8262 or (800) 288-3824
Fax: (765) 653-4287

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

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

Mechanical Engineering Technology Disclosure
National Institute for Certification in Engineering Technologies (NICET)
Address: 1420 King Street, Alexandria, VA 22314-2794
Phone: (888) 476-4238

Welding Technology Disclosure
American Welding Society (AWS)
Address: 8669 NW 36 Street, # 130, Miami, Florida 33166-6672
Phone: 800-443-9353, Option 3

Contact Information:

Roslyn Bethea
Director, Online Instructional Design
PO Drawer 7007, VEW 171
Greenville, NC 27835

State Regulatory/Licensing Agencies

Workforce Continuing Education Online Learning

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: jlspain125@my.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
c/o Student Complaints
223 S. West Street, Suite 1800
Raleigh, NC 27603

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
c/o SARA North Carolina
P.O. Box 41349
Raleigh, NC 27629

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 Associate Degrees. Degree-granting institutions also may offer credentials such as certificates and diplomas at approved degree levels. 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.