There is no better time than now to prepare for your next life-chapters at Piedmont Community College (PCC). Registration for the Spring 2023 semester is open, where current students can make sure they stay on track to graduate, and prospective students can complete their application to start their educational and career journey.

New students enrolled full-time have the opportunity to obtain a free laptop to use for their PCC studies. These students must register and finalize payment for tuition and fees before December 20, attend New Student Welcome on January 6, and be enrolled in at least 12 credit hours this spring and commit to register for 12 or more credit hours in Fall 2023. The first 100 eligible students will be notified in January and will receive their laptop shortly after. Learn more at piedmontcc.edu/free-pcc-laptop.

Scholarship funding and payment plan options are also available. Visit piedmontcc.edu/paying-for-college for details and online applications.

With programs in healthcare, IT (information technology), criminal justice, teacher preparation, welding, cosmetology, human services, business and accounting, gunsmithing, digital animation, mechatronics, agribusiness, and university transfer, PCC has something for everyone. These selections also include face-to-face, online, or a mixture of both with hybrid courses offered throughout the year, that way students can find the right fit for their busy schedule.

PCC also offers 8- and 16-week classes, allowing students to concentrate on a few courses in a shorter timeframe while still completing a full-load each semester. This also assists students who need to adapt their class schedules around work and childcare to reduce their daily stress. 

“PCC continues to update course lengths and course formats to ensure our students have the best chance for success,” said Dr. David Townsend, Dean of University Transfer and General Education. “For example, you could take Biology for the full 16 weeks, General Psychology and English 111 in the first 8 weeks, then take English 112 in the second 8 weeks so the classes relate to each other but you’re only taking two to three classes at a time.” 

“This would allow students to have a better focus and more control, while completing the courses in less time.” 

PCC team members are standing by to help you apply, register, and complete important financial aid information to help you get started. Offices are open: Monday – Thursday, 8 a.m. – 8 p.m., Friday, 8 a.m. – 4 p.m. and Saturdays, 8 a.m. – 12 p.m. 

PCC’s Spring semester starts Monday, January 9, with other short-term certification opportunities starting monthly. Prospective students can apply to begin their associate degree at www.piedmontcc.edu/apply and students seeking short-term certification can find monthly opportunities at www.piedmontcc.edu/workforce-development.

About PCC: 

Piedmont Community College is a public two-year institution that offers more than 80 programs that lead to an associate degree, diploma, or certificate, and recently provided more than $150,000 to students through scholarships. 

PCC provides diverse educational opportunities in a learner-centered environment and serves the citizens of Person and Caswell counties. The College’s mission focuses on transforming lives, strengthening community, and inspiring individuals to excellence. Visit   www.piedmontcc.edu   to learn more. 

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