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PCC Inviting Prospective Learners to Open House

Walter & Marie Williams Building on a sunny day with white clouds and blue sky.

WINTERVILLE—Pitt Community College is inviting prospective learners and their families to campus for an April 27 open house that will highlight its many programs and services.

The event is being organized by PCC’s Enrollment Services Department and will take place in the Walter & Marie Williams Building, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Organizers say it’s a chance for participants to receive admissions assistance, identify career interests, and learn how Pitt can help them prepare for the workforce.

“There’ll be opportunities for attendees to engage with our academic programs, learn about short-term training options, discover high school enrollment options through Career and College Promise, and receive assistance with applying for admission and financial aid,” said John Carrere, PCC Director of Recruitment and First-Year Experience. “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.”

Carrere says the open house will feature welcome sessions, campus walking tours, and representation from PCC’s five academic divisions. He says it will also include pictures with Pitt’s “Bruiser Bulldog” mascot, local housing options, and details on the wide range of student support services the college offers.

“We’re looking forward to welcoming our high school populations, adult learners and returning students,” Carrere said. “We offer support services, like free tutoring, academic advising and financial aid, that significantly increase our students’ chances of higher education success.”

Carrere noted that PCC’s open house coincides with “Community College Month,” an Association of Community College Trustees initiative to highlight economic, academic and equity advantages of community college attendance while dispelling longtime stigmas 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,” he said. “All prospective and admitted students 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.”

Carrere said those planning to attend open house can register in advance. Additional details are also available on the website, he said, adding that questions about the event can be emailed to pccrecruitment@my.pittcc.edu.

04/19/2024