Home School Families Visit Campus to Learn about CCP

Home school students and their parents learn about medical sonography during a visit to campus.


WINTERVILLE—Pitt Community College welcomed home school families to campus Wednesday for “H.O.M.E. with PCC,” a hands-on program meant to showcase educational opportunities the college offers through North Carolina’s Career & College Promise (CCP) program.

PCC Director of High School Programs Natasha Worthington says the event gave Pitt County home school students and their parents a unique opportunity to interact with faculty and staff and see the college’s training facilities and equipment firsthand. She said it was also a chance for the visitors to learn about student support services at Pitt and the benefits of dual enrollment.

“We felt it was important to engage more home school families and provide them with an opportunity for exploration they don’t typically receive prior to enrollment,” Worthington said.

After a welcome from PCC President Lawrence L. Rouse and remarks by PCC Executive Vice President of Academic Affairs & Student Services Tom Gould, attendees split into groups based on student interest. They visited one of four program areas – Electrical Systems, Health Sciences, Information Systems and Welding – where they participated in hands-on activities to learn more about PCC curricula.