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***PCC students seeking general information while the college operates remotely may call the “PCC Student Coronavirus Hotline” at (252) 493-7245, Monday through Thursday, between 8 a.m. and 8 p.m., and Friday, between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. For specific course questions, students should contact their PCC instructors.***11

Coronavirus

Charles E. Russell Building at sunset.

PCC officials are continually monitoring developments regarding the coronavirus (COVID-19). The most up-to-date campus information and resources are posted on this page. Please remember to refresh the page and/or clear your browser history to ensure you are seeing the latest details.


Message from PCC President Lawrence Rouse

Students,

I hope you’ve gotten the 2020 Fall Semester off to a great start, and I want to thank you for trusting Pitt Community College to help you realize your higher education goals.

Though I would love to have had the opportunity to welcome you back to campus this month in person, the ongoing coronavirus pandemic simply didn’t cooperate with the college’s plans for a full return. Your safety and the well-being of our faculty and staff will always be PCC’s top priority.

As I interact with state and local leaders and members of the community, I get asked all the time when PCC is going to open back up. I simply remind everyone that the college never closed; we just moved services online.

With that said, Bulldogs, please remember that even though we continue to operate remotely, PCC is still offering support services to help you excel in your coursework, including tutoring, counseling and academic advising. Our library is loaning laptops and hotspots to help address your technology needs, and the college has extended its WiFi services to the student parking lot outside of the William E. Fulford Building (the side closest to Sam’s Club).

Students, my charge to you this fall is to believe in yourselves, that you can be successful even in the midst of a pandemic. Seek to go around and overcome barriers, and we will be here to help you become successful.

Have a great fall semester!

Dr. Lawrence Rouse signature.

Lawrence L. Rouse, Ed.D.
PCC President


COVID-19 Incident Reporting

Individuals diagnosed with COVID-19 must complete and submit an incident report as soon as possible. The form may also be used to report COVID-19—related concerns pertaining to the PCC campus.

As PCC continues to navigate the COVID-19 pandemic, additional measures are being put in place to keep our campus community safe. PCC students who have been exposed to or tested positive for COVID-19, should refer to the “Student Exposure Protocol” document on this website.


General Guidelines/Campus Visitation

2020 PCC Operational Guidance Manual (08/25/2020)

2020 PCC Student Guidance Manual (08/12/2020)

Student Building Entrance Information & Map

All individuals in facilities operated by PCC are required to wear a mask at all times in public spaces. Public spaces include hallways, classrooms, conference rooms and shared office environments. Students who are unable to wear a mask due to a documented medical condition should contact the Office of Accessibility Services to request an accommodation. Employees who are unable to wear a mask due to a documented medical condition should contact the Office of Human Resources to request an accommodation.

Any individual who is experiencing symptoms of COVID-19, per the CDC’s guidelines should not come to campus. The current list of symptoms includes fever or chills, cough, shortness of breath, fatigue, muscle/body aches, sore throat and/or loss of smell.

Individuals coming to campus are requested to practice increased hand hygiene practices, that include frequent hand washing for at least 20 seconds with soap and water. Hand sanitizer stations have been placed near building entrances and throughout the buildings for use when hand washing is not an option.


Student Information Hotline/Important Contacts

PCC students with questions during this time may call the “PCC Student Coronavirus Hotline” at (252) 493-7245, Monday through Thursday, between 8 a.m. and 8 p.m., and Friday, between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m., for general information and answers to general questions. For specific course questions, students should contact their PCC instructors. Students should not come to campus.

Students can also email specific questions to the following:

PCC staff will respond to inquiries as soon as possible.


WiFi Access Extended to Fulford/Simon Parking Lot

PCC has extended WiFi internet access into the parking lot outside of the William E. Fulford and Herman Simon buildings (the lot closest to Sam’s Club). Students will still need to log in, just as they would if they were actually in the buildings.

It is important to note that the buildings are closed, so restrooms are not accessible.

Also, students are asked to remain in their vehicles while utilizing WiFi services to ensure social distancing guidelines are being followed.


Continuing Education/High School Programs

Course delivery has been altered for many of the continuing education classes already underway. Students are advised to contact instructors if they have questions about the changes. For more information, visit the “Continuing Education and Workforce Development” page on this website.

For high school students taking PCC courses, please note that even though Pitt County Schools classes are currently “on hold,” PCC courses resumed March 23. Please visit the “High School Programs” page on this website for more information.

Transitional Studies students (AHS, GED/HSE and ESL), please continue to check your emails for messages from teachers and coordinators. You may also check the PCC Transitional Studies page on Facebook for updates. If you have questions, concerns or a specific need, please contact lweston@email.pittcc.edu, bgrubbs@email.pittcc.edu, tstaton@email.pittcc.edu, or jfisher@email.pittcc.edu.


Counseling Services

PCC students needing personal, mental health and/or academic counseling or information regarding financial emergency assistance programs, including Finish Line grants, should contact Olivia Sutton at osutton@email.pittcc.edu or Mecca Waller at mwaller@email.pittcc.edu with the college’s Counseling Services Department.


Laptops Available for Student Checkout

NOTE: For students needing broadband internet access, Suddenlink is offering 60 days free. Additional information may be found on the Altice Advantage website.

PCC is loaning laptops to students currently enrolled in PCC coursework who need them in order to complete PCC coursework. Laptops will be available on a first-come, first-served basis. Students are responsible for all damages and/or the loss of the laptop, should that occur.

To borrow a laptop or hotspot, students must complete the online laptop/hotspot request form. Please note that completing the form does not mean an individual has automatically reserved a laptop or hotspot; it means the person is inquiring about the availability of a laptop and/or hotspot and is providing contact information to library staff to find out what is available and when it can be picked up. Students may also call (252) 493-7350 and leave a message, or stop by the library during the following times to inquire about availability:

  • Mondays & Wednesdays, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
  • Tuesdays & Thursdays, from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m.

Students checking out laptops will be required to fill out and sign the “Student Laptop Check-Out Form.” They must also show their student ID and proof of current address or state-issued ID. If a student’s ID address does not match the address in PCC’s student information system, he or she must provide two current forms of address verification.

Valid forms of address verification are:

  • Any document issued by the State of North Carolina or a county or city in North Carolina or the federal government
  • North Carolina Vehicle Registration Card, insurance policy or title
  • North Carolina Voter Precinct Card
  • Military orders or military documents
  • Utility bill or cable bill
  • Housing lease or contract, mortgage statement, property or income tax statement
  • Pre-printed financial statement

Student Store (Limited Hours)

The Student Store’s website has the current hours and contact information. Feel free to reach out to student store personnel with questions by emailing pccbookstore@my.pittcc.edu.


Moodle Assistance

For Moodle assistance, see “Moodle Introduction for Students” on your Moodle page.


Tutoring

To support students taking online classes, PCC’s Tutorial and Academic Success Center offers free, online tutoring appointments in several different subjects, including science, math, English, French, Spanish and many more. Appointments are available between 9 a.m. and 6 p.m., Monday through Thursday, and 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. on Friday.

PCC also contracts with Tutor.com (24/7 Online Tutoring and Live Support), which allows students taking core academic courses to connect with a tutor anytime from any internet connection. Sessions consist of real-time audio, video, chat and a virtual white board. To use Tutor.com, students must access it via Moodle or the myPittCC portal login.


Helpful Resources


Health Tips

  • In 80 percent of cases, contraction of COVID-19 results in mild or no symptoms. Self-quarantine is recommended for people who have come in direct contact with individuals confirmed to have the COVID-19 illness and/or individuals who have traveled from areas where COVID-19 transmission is widespread and/or ongoing.
  • Students and employees are encouraged to take the same precautions they would follow in order to prevent influenza and colds. Wash hands frequently, sneeze and cough into shirt sleeves (not hands), and avoid sharing food, cups and utensils. When possible, avoid people who are sick. For those who haven’t done so already, get a flu shot.
  • Those who feel ill and have additional medical conditions, such as asthma, pregnancy, diabetes, cancer and heart conditions, or have symptoms that are severe and not improving after several days, should contact a doctor or, in the case of an emergency, call 9-1-1.