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***Welcome back, Bulldogs! We're excited about your return to campus! Please note that you may call the PCC Hotline at (252) 493-7245, M-Th, between 8 a.m. and 7 p.m., and Fridays, between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m., for general information this fall. For specific course questions, please contact your PCC instructors.***09

State Authorization

Pitt Community College has been approved by the State of North Carolina to participate in the National Council for State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements. NC-SARA is a voluntary, regional approach to state oversight of postsecondary education. State Authorization is a legal requirement for colleges to secure authorization to offer instruction to students in other states. Compliance is part of the Higher Education Opportunity Act of 2008.

Admission of out-of-state applicants to an online program or individual course offered by Pitt CC is dependent on the College’s ability to secure authorization from the applicant’s state of residence.

Currently Authorized States*

Programs at PCC that prepare students for professional licensure(s)/certification(s) are designed to prepare a student to apply for applicable licensure/certification in North Carolina. In order to ensure whether the program meets requirements for professional licensure(s)/certification(s) outside North Carolina, PCC recommends the student contact the program Director/Dean prior to enrolling in the program.

Disclosures that previously only applied to distance education students are now replaced with a requirement that applies to all programs that lead to licensure or certification (or should lead to licensure or certification), regardless of the delivery modality of those programs. Notably removed from the 2016 rule (and not moved elsewhere in the 2019 rule) is the requirement for institutions to publicly disclose the educational prerequisites for professional licensure or certification for the occupation for which the program prepares students to enter for each state in which the program’s enrolled students reside (formerly 668.50(b)(7)).

*Registration of students from other states in online courses may require additional fees and/or time.

If Pitt CC has not been authorized by the applicant’s state of residence to offer online, distance, and correspondence education, the applicant is not eligible for enrollment in an online program or individual course at the College. The College may periodically update the list due to changes in authorization status. For questions, please contact the College’s State Authorization Compliance Officer at 252-493-7224. The College reserves the right to refuse enrollment to any student wishing to enroll in courses if the student resides in a state where Pitt Community College is not authorized to offer distance education.

Online Programs Contact Information

Pitt Community College offers several online opportunities for students. View the current listing of programs here: Online Offerings. For contact information for each online program, click here: PittCC Online Programs Contact Information

State Authorization Student Complaint Procedure

PCC Student Complaints Procedure

Pitt Community College desires to resolve student grievances, complaints and concerns in an expeditious, fair and amicable manner. Students residing outside North Carolina while attending Pitt Community College who desire to resolve a grievance should follow the College’s SACSCOC Complaint Procedure and Complaint Form (opens in a new browser window).

If you have any questions about the complaint process, please do not hesitate to contact:

Jasmin L. Spain
Assistant Vice President of Student Support
Email: jlspain@email.pittcc.edu
Phone: 252-493-7769
Mailing Address: Attn: Jasmin Spain; Pitt Community College; PO Drawer 7007; Greenville, NC 27835-7007

If a complaint cannot be resolved via the Pitt Community College’s grievance procedures, students may file a complaint with any of the following accreditors or Portal Entities:

NC Post-Secondary Education Complaint Unit:

Please review the NC Post-Secondary Education Student Complaint Process (PDF), print and complete the NC Post-Secondary Education Complaint Form (PDF) and submit the complaint to:

North Carolina Post-Secondary Education Complaints
c/o Student Complaints
University of North Carolina System Office
910 Raleigh Road, Chapel Hill, NC 27515-2688

Phone:  (919) 962-4558
Email:  studentcomplaint@northcarolina.edu.
Website: North Carolina Post-Secondary Education Complaints

If an issue cannot be resolved internally, the student may file a complaint with his/her state.

In compliance with the new regulations, an institution offering distance education must provide enrolled and prospective students with contact information for filing complaints with its accrediting agency and with the appropriate state agency for handling complaints in the student’s state. While PCC strives to provide the highest quality education opportunities available, conflicts may arise. It is our aim to resolve any grievances, complaints, and concerns in an expeditious, fair, and amicable manner. If an issue cannot be solved by PCC’s internal processes, you may choose to file a complaint with your state of residence. Contact Information for Individual States

SARA-NC Complaint Process

Students may also file a complaint through SARA-NC. SARA-NC is the portal for North Carolina. Students should follow the SARA-NC Complaint Process and use the SARA-NC Complaint Form (PDF).

Contact Information:
SARA North Carolina
North Caroline State Education Assistance Authority
P.O. Box 14103
Research Triangle Park, NC 27709

T: (855) SARA-1-NC (727-2162)
T: (919) 549-8614, ext. 4667

Email: information@saranc.org

For more information on the State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement-North Carolina, visit SARA North Carolina’s site (www.saranc.org), complaint process, and complaint form.

SACSCOC Student Complaint Process

Students who have exhausted institutional grievance processes and are still dissatisfied with the outcome may file a complaint with Pitt Community College’s accrediting agency. PCC is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) to award associate degrees, diplomas, and certificates. Students who file a complaint with the accrediting agency should follow the SACSCOC Complaint Procedure and SACSCOC Complaint Form.

Contact Information:
Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges
1866 Southern Lane
Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097

Telephone: (404) 679-4500
Website: The Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges

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.

The Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (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 neither 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.

Directory of States (Contacts)

NC-SARA State Portal Contacts

Authorized States

Professional Licensing Board Disclaimer and Contacts (License/Licensure/Certification Information)

Programs at PCC that prepare students for professional licensure/certification are designed to prepare a student to apply for applicable licensure/certification in North Carolina. In order to ensure whether a particular program meets requirements for professional licensure/certification outside North Carolina, PCC recommends the student contact the degree program within the institution prior to enrolling into the course or degree program.

Students may view the disclosure for each program or certificate to know which state Pitt Community College curriculum:

  • meets state educational requirements for licensure or certification,
  • does not meet state educational requirements for licensure or certification, or
  • has not made a determination.

Pitt CC Professional License/Licensure Contact Information

Professional Licensure Programs

Contact Information:
Wendy Dunbar
Coordinator, Workforce Licensure
PO Drawer 7007, GS 153
Greenville, NC 27835
252.493.7528
wdunbar@email.pittcc.edu

The barbering program at Pitt Community College meets the educational requirements to prepare students for the apprentice barber licensing exam required by the North Carolina Board of Barber Examiners, the certifying agency that awards NC barber licenses. This training requires 1528 hours of training in addition to successful completion of a variety of practical skills as per the NC Board of Barbers approved curriculum. After successful completion of the PCC program, students must make application to the NC Board of Barbers and schedule a licensing exam. Students successfully passing the NC Apprentice Barber exam can also take the Registered Barber exam with the NC Board of Barbers after successfully completing a 12-month apprenticeship in North Carolina. Students wishing to practice as a barber in other states should contact the agency or board that oversees barber licenses in that state for their requirements. It is possible that hours accumulated in the Pitt Community College program may transfer as all or part of that specific state’s barber license requirements.

State Regulatory/Licensing Agencies

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

Catherine Cahoon
Administrative Assistant (CIT)
PO Drawer 7007, CIT 115
Greenville, NC 27835
252.493.7428
ccahoon@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

Contact Information:
Wendy Dunbar
Coordinator, Workforce Licensure
PO Drawer 7007, GS 153
Greenville, NC 27835
252.493.7528
wdunbar@email.pittcc.edu

The Cosmetology program at Pitt Community College meets the educational requirements to prepare students for the cosmetology licensing exam required by the North Carolina Cosmetic Arts Board, the certifying agency that awards NC cosmetology licenses. This training requires 1500 hours of instruction in addition to successful completion of a variety of skilled performances as per the NC Cosmetic Board approved curriculum. After successful completion of the PCC program, students must make application to the NC Cosmetic Arts Board and schedule a licensing exam. Students wishing to practice as a cosmetologist in other states should contact the agency or board that oversees cosmetology licenses in that state for their requirements. It is possible that hours accumulated in the Pitt Community College program may transfer as all or part of that specific state’s cosmetology license requirements.

State Regulatory/Licensing Agencies

Contact Information:
Wendy Dunbar
Coordinator, Workforce Licensure
PO Drawer 7007, GS 153
Greenville, NC 27835
252.493.7528
wdunbar@email.pittcc.edu

State Regulatory/Licensing Agencies

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:
Wendy Dunbar
Coordinator, Workforce Licensure
PO Drawer 7007, GS 153
Greenville, NC 27835
252.493.7528
wdunbar@email.pittcc.edu

State Regulatory/Licensing Agencies

Contact Information:
Wendy Dunbar
Coordinator, Workforce Licensure
PO Drawer 7007, GS 153
Greenville, NC 27835
252.493.7528
wdunbar@email.pittcc.edu

The notary program at Pitt Community College meets the educational requirements for students wishing to hold a notary public commission which is awarded by the NC Secretary of State’s office. The notary public course is an 8-hour course that includes the required final exam. Students successfully completing the educational requirement and final exam receive a signed application for appointment as a notary public in NC. Students must then submit this application and complete an oath of office with their local county Register of Deeds office. Students wishing to be a notary public in other states should contact the agency or board that oversees notary commissions for their specific requirements.

The Electronic Notary class at Pitt Community College allows students who already have an active notary public commission to obtain a special designation as an electronic notary after successful completion of the class and application to the NC Secretary of State’s office. The electronic notary course is a 6-hour course that includes the required final exam. Students successfully completing the educational requirement and final exam receive a signed application for appointment as an electronic notary in NC. Students must then submit this application and complete an oath of office at their local county Register of Deeds office. Students wishing to be an electronic notary in other states should contact the agency or board that oversees notary commissions for their specific requirements.

State Regulatory/Licensing Agencies

Contact Information:
Wendy Dunbar
Coordinator, Workforce Licensure
PO Drawer 7007, GS 153
Greenville, NC 27835
252.493.7528
wdunbar@email.pittcc.edu

The Real Estate program at Pitt Community College offers classes for individuals to wish to obtain their real estate broker license in NC (pre-licensing), classes for individuals who have obtained a provisional broker license in NC (post-licensing), and continuing education classes for real estate brokers to maintain active status of their NC Real Estate broker license.

The pre-licensing course offered by Pitt Community College is approved to meet the educational requirements to prepare students for the licensure examination required by the North Carolina Real Estate Commission. The NC Real Estate Commission is the governing agency for real estate broker licenses in NC. This course includes 80 hours of training and a final exam as successful completion of the course. Students successfully completing the pre-licensing course must make application to the NC Real Estate Commission and schedule their licensure examination. Students wishing to practice as a real estate professional in other states should contact the agency or board that oversees real estate broker licenses for their specific requirements. It is possible that training and licensure in North Carolina would meet that specific state’s license requirement.

The three post-licensing courses offered by Pitt Community College are approved to meet the educational requirements required by the North Carolina Real Estate Commission for provisional brokers. Provisional brokers must complete all three post-licensing courses successfully within 18 months of receiving their real estate broker license in NC. The NC Real Estate Commission is the governing agency for real estate broker licenses in NC. Each of the three post-licensing courses include 30 hours of training and a final exam to successfully complete the course. Students wishing to practice as a real estate professional in other states should contact the agency or board that oversees real estate broker licenses for that state’s specific requirements. It is possible that training and licensure in North Carolina would meet their license requirements.

The continuing education courses offered by Pitt Community College are approved to meet the educational requirements required by the North Carolina Real Estate Commission for real estate brokers to maintain their active license status. Eight hours of continuing education credits must be obtained by real estate brokers annually. The NC Real Estate Commission is the governing agency for real estate broker licenses in NC. Students wishing to practice as a real estate professional in other states should contact the agency or board that oversees real estate broker licenses for that state’s specific requirements. It is possible that training and licensure in North Carolina would meet their license requirements.

State Regulatory/Licensing Agency