Spring Semester Underway, but Registration Opportunities Remain

Red azaleas in bloom in front of Vernon E. White Building.

WINTERVILLE—The 2023 Spring Semester is underway at Pitt Community College, and registration opportunities are available for those interested in taking late-start classes.

According to Lori Preast, PCC Assistant Vice President of Curriculum and Instruction, late-start classes offer the same instruction as courses that began Friday but in a tighter timeframe. As a result, she said, they “require an extra measure of self-motivation and diligence” for students to achieve success.

The selection of late-start classes is wide-ranging, everything from music appreciation and blueprint reading to public speaking and sociology. While some are specific to associate degree curricula, others can be transferred to many of North Carolina’s public and private four-year institutions.

“For individuals who maybe got busy and didn’t register for classes that started Jan. 6, I’d say it’s better to start late than not at all,” Preast said, adding that no matter which classes students choose, the college offers support services – including tutoring, personal counseling and academic advising – to help them succeed.

“Our goal at PCC is getting students ‘on track’ and progressing toward a transfer degree or credential with labor market value,” she said.

Preast said Pitt’s 14-week courses start Jan. 23. She said 12-week classes get underway Feb. 6, and eight-week courses begin March 6. All of the classes run through May 8.

New students must complete a PCC admissions application and submit copies of their official high school transcripts to the college registrar’s office to enroll in late-start classes. Current students may register from an approved Student Education Plan or by contacting their academic advisors.

More details, including a list of late-start classes being offered this spring, are available on the PCC website.