Apr 25, 2024  
Beaufort County Community College 2023 - 2024 Catalog 
Beaufort County Community College 2023 - 2024 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

General Information


Beaufort County Community College began with the operation of a practical nursing program in 1949, under the direction of the State Vocational and Adult Education Department. From 1962 to 1968, the College operated as extension units of Pitt and Lenoir Community Colleges.

In December 1967, the state of North Carolina officially chartered the College as Beaufort County Technical Institute. The vocational and technical programs of the College were complemented by a college parallel program, which opened in 1968 in conjunction with East Carolina University. In 1979, community college status was granted, and, since then, Beaufort County Community College has functioned as a comprehensive community college offering continuing education and awarding associate degrees, diplomas, and certificates.


Beaufort County Community College is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) to award associate degrees. Beaufort County Community College also may offer credentials such as certificates and diplomas at approved degree levels. Questions about the accreditation of Beaufort County Community College may be directed in writing to the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, GA 30033-4097, by calling (404) 679-4500, or by using information available on SACSCOC’s website (www.sacscoc.org). 

Medical Laboratory Technology Program Accreditation

The Beaufort County Community College Medical Laboratory Technology Program is accredited by the National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences (NAACLS), 5600 N. River Road, Suite 720, Rosemont, IL, 60018.

Non-discrimination Statement

USDA Non-Discrimination Statement in accordance with Federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, the USDA, its Agencies, offices, and employees, and institutions participating in or administering USDA programs are prohibited from discriminating based on race, color, national origin, sex, religious creed, disability, age, political beliefs, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity in any program or activity conducted or funded by USDA.

Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication for program information (e.g., Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language, etc.), should contact the Agency (State or local) where they applied for benefits. Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339. Additionally, program information may be made available in languages other than English.

To file a program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, (AD-3027) found online at: http://www.ascr.usda.gov/complaint_filing_cust.html, and at any USDA office, or write a letter addressed to USDA and provide in the letter all information requested in the form. To request a copy of the complaint form, call (866) 632-9992. Submit your completed form or letter to USDA by:

Mail: U.S. Department of Agriculture
Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights
1400 Independence Avenue, SW
Washington, D.C. 20250-9410

Fax: (202) 690-7442; or

Email: program.intake@usda.gov.

This institution is an equal opportunity provider.

Commitment to Equity and Inclusion

Diversity, equity, and inclusion are foundational elements of our institutional mission. As an open-enrollment, public, community college, Beaufort County Community College works each day to provide educational opportunities designed to enhance economic and social mobility for the residents of our diverse service region. Our faculty and staff will continue to teach content and engage students in a manner that emphasizes the basic rights and responsibilities of citizenship in a complex, pluralistic society. At Beaufort, we like to say, “You Belong Here!” And By “You,” we mean everyone, regardless of race, gender, creed, ethnicity, sexual orientation, or socioeconomic status. This is our promise to our students, now and in perpetuity.

BCCC Vision

Beaufort County Community College will be an innovative community leader that promotes economic and social mobility through educational opportunities linked to workforce development, public service, and cultural and personal enrichment.

BCCC Mission

Beaufort County Community College is a public, comprehensive community college that provides open-door access to university transfer, workforce development, and life-long learning programs for the people of Beaufort, Hyde, Tyrrell, and Washington Counties.

BCCC Values

  • Teaching and learning as the means for improving individual lives and the communities we serve.
  • Individual human worth and the expression of the individual human spirit.
  • Community as the fellowship of local individuals, families, businesses, and other organizations through and for which the college seeks to make a positive impact.
  • Diversity as a pathway to gaining the multiple perspectives necessary for understanding our world.
  • Access to higher education by people from all backgrounds as critical to individual success and to the viability of a self-governing, democratic republic.
  • Quality as the measure of individual and institutional success in student attainment of relevant knowledge, skills, and abilities.
  • Affordability as an essential requirement for an open door community college and a necessity for ensuring access from all segments of society.
  • Civility as the medium in which individuals from all backgrounds may engage without fear of retribution in dialogue about issues ranging from the future of the college to the state of the world at-large.

Aspirational Goals

  1. Break the cycle of poverty in Eastern North Carolina:
    • Create hope and human dignity through access to post-secondary education and greater access to gainful employment.
  2. Grow the middle class:
    • Collaborate with business and industry to train and retrain workers for the local and regional economy.
    • Collaborate with local economic development agencies to recruit and retain business and industry that will provide sustainable employment and a living wage in the service region.
    • Collaborate with universities to strengthen transfer agreements and the overarching on-ramp to the baccalaureate.
    • Collaborate with school systems and other organizations to enhance the social capital of school-age children and parents.
  3. Promote self-sufficiency and economic independence:
    • Reduce dependence on public and private social programs through gainful employment.
    • Increase expression of individual human will through entrepreneurship and fiscal self-reliance.
  4. Improve quality of life for all citizens:
    • Provide life-long learning opportunities for residents of Beaufort, Hyde, Tyrrell, and Washington Counties.
    • Enhance public schools, transportation, and health care through economic development based on college-led workforce development (i.e., increased tax base).
    • Serve as a cultural and wellness resource for the region.

Strategic Goals

  1. Offer relevant, high quality academic programs that result in student success.
  2. Enhance student accessibility.
  3. Meet the educational needs of business and industry.
  4. Promote the college’s mission through fundraising, targeted marketing, and effective public relations.
  5. Operate the college in an effective and efficient manner.