College Schedules April 29 Open House for Prospective Learners

Vernon White Building with red azaleas in the foreground.

WINTERVILLE—Pitt Community College has scheduled an open house next month to showcase its many programs and services to prospective learners and their families.

The event, which is being organized by the college’s Enrollment Services Department, will take place April 29 in the Walter & Marie Williams Building, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Organizers say it’s a chance for participants to receive assistance in the admission process, identify career interests, and learn how PCC can help them become professionals in those fields.

“It’ll be a day of opportunities for attendees to engage with PCC academic programs, learn about short-term training options, discover our Career and College Promise high school dual-enrollment options, and receive assistance with applying for admission and filing for financial aid,” said PCC Director of Recruitment and First-Year Experience John Carrere. “Navigating the enrollment process can be a challenge for learners of all ages. This is a chance for prospective students and their families to discover these steps together.”

In addition to information on PCC curricula and the types of jobs graduates of those programs can expect to find, Carrere says the open house will feature welcome sessions, walking tours of campus, and representation from all five of the college’s academic divisions. It will also include a ‘sneak peek’ of the May 6 PCC Car Show, pictures with PCC’s Bruiser Bulldog mascot, and details on the wide range of student support services Pitt offers, he said.

“We are looking forward to not only welcoming our high school populations, but our adult learners and returning students as well,” Carrere said. “We have support services in place, like free tutoring, academic advising and financial aid, that will significantly increase the chances of their success in our classrooms.”

Carrere noted that PCC’s open house will take place during “Community College Month,” an effort coordinated by the Association of Community College Trustees to highlight the economic, academic and equity advantages of community college attendance while dispelling longtime stigmas wrongly associated with public two-year colleges.

“Our open house will offer participants valuable insight on why PCC is the best college choice, not only for graduating high school seniors but for any adult learner wishing to skill-up or change professions,” Carrere said. “All prospective and admitted students from the area’s high school and adult populations are welcome to attend this year’s event to discover why community colleges have proven to be the backbone of American workforce development and can be a cost-effective means of starting a bachelor’s degree.” 

Individuals planning to attend the open house can visit pittcc.edu/openhouse to register in advance. Additional details are also available on the website, and anyone with questions about the event can send them to pccrecruitment@my.pittcc.edu.