PCC Inviting Prospective Students to Sit in on Classes

Aerial photo of PCC campus on a bright, sunny day (circa 2017).

WINTERVILLE—Pitt Community College is inviting prospective learners to take their college education for a test drive on Feb. 27 and “Try PCC for Free.”

The one-day event will take place in classrooms throughout Pitt’s main campus, giving participants a chance to sit in on PCC courses in which they are interested and gain a better perspective on college education.

“In many cases, making the decision to attend college is a financial investment,” says PCC Recruitment and Orientation Specialist John Carrere. “Smart shoppers would not invest a vehicle without test-driving it first. In that spirit, we hope ’Try PCC for Free’ will make strides toward eliminating the apprehension prospective students may have about college enrollment.”

Having worked in admissions for a decade, Carrere says he is well aware that making the decision to enroll in college-level courses for the first time can seem like a venture into the great unknown.

“It can be a daunting experience,” he says, “and without a full understanding of the process and the support systems PCC has in place, people can talk themselves out of following through on enrollment without ever stepping foot in a college classroom.”

Those planning to attend “Try PCC for Free” must complete a registration form prior to event by visiting https://pittcc.edu/admissions/adult-learner-pathway/ and selecting the courses in which they would like to participate no later than Feb. 25. Campus tours will also be an option, and registrants will receive a confirmation message with event details once their schedule has been completed.

“It will be like a typical day at PCC,” Carrere says. “The classes will meet during their normal instructional times, so our guests will truly be getting a ‘student’s-eye view’ of a day in higher education in courses for nursing, music, welding, early childhood education, electrical systems and science, to name a few.”

At the conclusion of their PCC experience, Carrere says participants will be invited to receive assistance in completing an admissions application and applying for federal financial aid.

For more details on “Try PCC for Free,” contact Carrere at (252) 493-7380 or jcarrere@email.pittcc.edu.