Public Services and Fine Arts Division
Public Services and Fine Arts: A Division of Opportunity and Success
Public Services and Fine Arts is a division that has many valuable programs under its umbrella. Each program offered at Pitt Community College provides both traditional and non-traditional students with the opportunity to attend courses and complete their degree in a setting that is conducive their individual needs: online, on campus, or hybrid.
Our qualified instructors, department chairs, and directors will assist you with career choices, advising, and other issues that may arise. Each Public Services and Fine Arts Division program has:
- High standards and recognition in the community
- High retention, graduation, and success rates
- Students who gain employment upon graduation
Message from the Dean of the Public Services and Fine Arts Division
Welcome to the Public Services and Fine Arts Division. Our division offers a wide variety of exceptional career paths and learning opportunities. In addition to being outstanding instructors and academic advisors, our faculty members are experienced professionals in their respective disciplines.
They will inspire you and put theory into practice through various experiential learning options and opportunities. The entire faculty and staff of the PS & FA Division are committed to helping you achieve your academic and career goals. I encourage you to explore the viable and exciting career fields of our division.
PCC’s resources, support, and guidance are available to you to achieve success in the classroom and to become a lifelong learner for success beyond our campus. I am confident that you can achieve great success in your chosen field of study.
Sherri Joyner, Interim Dean
Public Services & Fine Arts Division
Why Choose Pitt Community College’s Division of Public Services and Fine Arts?
No matter your major, our experienced and caring faculty provide hands-on learning opportunities for you in the classroom. Our in-demand public services and fine arts programs include:
Graphic Design – You’ll gain the knowledge and skills you need for employment in the graphic design profession, which emphasizes advertising and design, print and web design, and audio/video production.
Associate in Fine Arts – Do you aspire to transfer to a four-year college or university? Want to concentrate on Music or Visual Fine Arts? Then the Associate in Fine Arts degree may be for you. This degree fulfills the freshman and sophomore requirements of many four-year institutions and allows you to claim junior status when you transfer.
Basic Law Enforcement Training – You’ll gain the skills and knowledge needed for entry-level employment as a law enforcement officer in North Carolina. Emphasis is placed on topics and areas as defined by the North Carolina Administrative Code. Upon completion, you should be able to demonstrate competence in the topics and areas required for the state comprehensive examination. This is a certificate-level course.
Criminal Justice Technology – Gain knowledge of criminal justice systems and operations. Study will focus on local, state, and federal law enforcement, judicial processes, corrections, counseling, and security services. You’ll also explore the criminal justice system’s role within society.
Education and Child Development – You’ll be prepared to educate and provide care to children with diverse abilities, aged infancy through high school, and in varied educational settings, which include private and public childcare programs, preschool programs, elementary schools, middle schools, and high schools. You may choose from four transferable degree tracks in B–K Education, K–12 Education, and Early Childhood Administration. You can earn certificates in areas such as Special Education and Autism.
Human Services Technology (HST) – You’ll be prepared for entry-level positions in organizations and agencies that provide prevention, treatment, and community support services. Choose to earn an AAS in General Human Services Technology or a concentration in either Gerontology or Substance Abuse. The HST program is approved by the Council for Standards in Human Services Education.
Paralegal Technology – Prepare to succeed as a professional, ethical, problem-solving member of a legal team and in other work environments that rely on legal professionals. This program is approved by the American Bar Association. When you complete the program, you will be eligible to sit for the NC State Bar’s Certified Paralegal Exam.
Career Opportunities for Public Services and Fine Arts Graduates
Our Public Services and Fine Arts programs are valuable gateways to lucrative and exciting careers.
Criminal Justice Technology and Basic Law Enforcement Training are in high demand and offer continuous employment opportunities in the community. There is an increased need for criminal justice personnel, detention/corrections officers, probation and law enforcement officers, firefighters, and EMS workers. Law enforcement officers earn on average $69,160 annually.
Education and Child Development are also in-demand careers, as childcare workers and childcare center staff positions are always needed. We offer transfer options, certificates, and diploma tracks to help you start your career.
Human Services and Gerontology majors are also needed in the community, as the aging population has many physical and mental healthcare needs. Social and human service assistants enjoy a job outlook that’s growing much faster than average.