2020-2021 Academic Catalog 
    
    Nov 28, 2022  
2020-2021 Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Academic Support



BioNetwork

BioNetwork is part of the North Carolina Community College System, hosted by community colleges throughout the state. The mission of BioNetwork is to provide high quality economic and workforce development for biotechnology and life science industries across North Carolina through education, training, and laboratory resources. BioNetwork has three sectors that work collaboratively to meet the organization mission.

Industry Training

Industry Training activities align with the community college Customized Training Program and provide specialized, demanddriven short courses.

Industries Served:

  • Food
  • Beverage
  • Dietary Supplements
  • Cosmetics
  • Medical Devices
  • Pharmaceuticals

Types of Industry Support:

  • Onsite Training and Short Courses
    • Good Manufacturing Practices
    • Aseptic Skills
    • Validation Concepts
  • Laboratory Resources

Technology Services

Technology Services works with Engagement and Industry Training to provide virtual, interactive learning tools and training products through the following:

  • Video production
  • eLearning Tools
  • Instructional Design
  • Web development resources

STEM Outreach

STEM Outreach include providing outreach activities for K-12 and community college students and faculty that encourage involvement in STEM educational pathways and connect learning outcomes to the K-12 core curriculum standards and the skill sets required in the biotechnology and life science industry through:

  • Classroom visits with hands-on activities.
  • Facilitation and participation in large STEM Outreach programs for colleges.
  • Professional development workshops.

College Outreach

The focus of the Pitt Community College Outreach Program is to identify educational and workforce development training needs throughout Pitt County and to refer potential students to services provided by the college. To achieve this goal, the Outreach Director will assess the needs of the diverse population in Pitt County. Along with other College personnel and agencies within the community, the College Outreach Program will refer students to the appropriate educational and workforce development options and support each individual.

College Outreach is a gateway for individuals to inquire about and take advantage of our College’s resources so they may determine how or where to begin.

There are several major components to the delivery of Outreach services:

  • Personalized assistance with admissions and registration
  • Counseling
  • Mentoring
  • Faculty and student progress checks
  • Community-based volunteer program
  • Effective media awareness campaign

Outreach Program Contact
Ernis Lee, Outreach Program Director
252-341-5696
elee@email.pittcc.edu

Library

The PCC Library supports the mission of the College by providing a vibrant and innovative environment designed to inspire academic excellence and promote lifelong learning.

Incorporating the values and standards set forth by the American Library Association, the PCC Library strives to fulfill its mission by:

  • Providing diverse, up-to-date, and well-organized information resources in a variety of formats
  • Providing attractive and adequate space conducive to study and other information-seeking needs
  • Providing current, relevant technology to help meet career and academic goals
  • Providing individualized, point-of-need instruction in research techniques and information retrieval methods
  • Maintaining a knowledgeable and responsive staff of information professionals and support personnel, who promote an environment of equal treatment and mutual respect
  • Communicating and collaborating in a professional manner internally and with others in the College community and community at large, so as to assess and improve services and policies on a continuing basis

The Library seeks to offer timely assistance in finding reliable information to all students, employees, and community members. Our knowledgeable staff of professional librarians, technical specialists, and library assistants is committed to providing excellent customer service in meeting this goal. The Library also offers 24/7 reference chat except for Saturday/Sunday, midnight - 8 a.m. through NCknows.

Library resources include print and audiovisual materials, as well as Internet access and access to scholarly online resources. Print collections include books, journals, magazines, and newspapers appropriate for academic research as well as leisure-time reading.

More than 60 desktop computer stations with Internet access are available for public use. Laptop computers are available for use in the Library. Wireless Internet access is available throughout the Library for Wi-Fi-enabled devices. Most online Library resources, including the Library catalog, are available not only on campus but to distance learners and other off-campus users with Internet access. Some resources require a password for access from an off-campus location.

Facilities are available for group and individual study, including group study rooms and a 35-seat instruction lab. Faculty members may contact the Instruction Librarian to request librarian-led class instruction in research skills.

Materials not readily available in the Library may be requested through Interlibrary Loan. Faculty members may place personal and/or Library items on Reserve for their classes’ exclusive use. Faculty may also check out audiovisual equipment from the Library for educational use.

The Library is open Monday through Thursday from 7:45 a.m. until 9:30 p.m. and on Friday from 7:45 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. Saturday hours are 9:00 a.m. to 1 p.m. The Library closes on Sundays and on PCC-observed holidays; hours may vary during semester breaks and summer semester. Located in the Clifton W. Everett building, the Library provides a pleasant atmosphere conducive to study. More information is on the Library webpage at http://pittcc.edu/campus-life/library/.

PCC Global

The Office of PCC Global coordinates and manages international educational projects for faculty, staff, and students. It leads the internationalization and globalization efforts of the college. Supporting the global component of PCC’s mission statement, PCC Global seeks to identify and engage in opportunities to:

  • Learn more about other regions of the world through cultural exchanges,
  • Better communicate in global and cross-cultural environments
  • Enhance values of respect and cooperation to become good global citizens
  • Connect with the global economy.

For more information visit our website: https://pittcc.edu/academics/pcc-global/ or contact PCC Global Education Chair - Dr. Dan Mayo at dmayo@email.pittcc.edu