Pitt Community College, located in Winterville, North Carolina, was founded in 1961 and was originally known as Pitt Industrial Education Center. By 1964 the school was designated as a technical institute, resulting in a name change to Pitt Technical Institute. A bill enacted by the General Assembly in 1979 changed the school to a community college, which added university transfer programs as part of the curriculum. The school is part of the 58 school North Carolina Community College System (NCCS), which is the third largest such system in the United States. The school, in line with the NCCS, changed from a quarter to semester system in 1997.
Students will be able to choose from programs that allow for academic transfer or assist in workforce development through training in a high demand field. Academic transfer is accomplished through a program that emulates the course of study and curriculum a student pursuing a bachelor's degree would experience their first two years. Upon completion students will apply to a four year institution, and if accepted, enter the new school as a junior, completing the final two years and earning a bachelor's degree. Students applying to public colleges and universities in North Carolina will be assisted in the transfer process by agreements in place easing requirements for transfer if certain criteria are met. Transfer to out of state or private institutions will have separate requirements that should be discussed with a counselor.
Career training programs are aimed at providing an education and skill development that will allow an individual to pursue a successful career upon completion. Courses are mix of traditional and practical settings, providing theory as well as practice in regards to the types of activities and skills necessary in order to be considered for employment. Programs typically take two years to complete, though some may have shorter durations, such as six, nine or twelve months. Upon completion students will receive a certificate or degree.
Programs offered include:
Admissions and Financial Aid
Students wishing to apply to Pitt Community College will have to fill out and submit an application, provide transcripts from all previous schools attended and pay all associated fees. Applicants must be at least 18 years of age or older or have a high school diploma. Students are encouraged to meet with a counselor to discuss goals, program enrollment and curriculum, as well as to participate in orientation to familiarize themselves with the campus.
Financial aid is available in the form of loans, grants and scholarships. Students in need of financial assistance must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), the information provided within which will be used by the school to determine the extent of one's needs and aid program eligibility when constructing his or her aid packet. Financial aid must be reapplied for every year.
Estimated Costs & Financial Aid
The average "out of pocket" cost of attendance, after any grants and scholarships are considered, is around $5,200. To calculate a more personalized cost visit the net price calculator. The figures listed below are for informational purposes only and do not represent current or future tuition, fees, and expenses.
Tuition & Fees Information
- Annual tuition range:
- State Residents: $2,200-$2,700
- Out-of-State: $8,300-$9,926
- Charges per unit:
- In-State: $72-$86 per unit
- Out-of-State: $260-$320 per unit
Financial Aid Details
The table below breaks down the types of financial aid, the percent of students receiving aid, and average amount of aid per student per year.
|Percent of Students||Average Amount|
|Any Financial Aid||86%||-|
|Receiving Grants & Scholarships||83%||$4,936|
|Receiving Student Loans||46%||$5,940|
Admissions, Academics, & Student Services
To help students and alumni, Pitt Community College may provide services including:
- Online classes
- Classes offered on nights and weekends
- Remedial instructional courses
- Counseling assistance
- Employing students to lower education costs
- Helping students find work after graduation
Graduation & Transfer Rates
Community colleges often offer both career training programs and options for students to transfer-out to four year institutions, which is why the table below is so important, it compares this school against community colleges in North Carolina.
|Pitt Community College||Pitt County||North Carolina|
Specialized Programs & Accreditations
- Medical Dosimetry Program
- Accredited by the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (since 2008)
- Associate's Degree in Nursing (ADN) Program
- Accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing, Inc. ? May 6, 2013 Formerly: National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission (since 2009)
- See a list of all associate's degree in nursing (ADN) programs in North Carolina
- Occupational Therapy Assistant (OTA) Program
- Accredited by the American Occupational Therapy Association, Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education (since 1992)
- Radiology Technician Program
- Accredited by the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (since 1976)
- Radiation Therapist Program
- Accredited by the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (since 1991)
The program list below is organized by areas of study. The programs that have a link will direct you to the program's profile page where you can learn more about education requirements and career pathways.
Get more information about the programs offered by Pitt Community College by clicking the request information to the right.
(C) Certificate or Award | (A) Associate's | (B) Bachelor's | (M) Master's Degree | (D) Doctorate (PhD,...)
Biological and Biomedical Sciences
Business and Marketing Studies
Computer and Information Sciences
Family and Consumer Sciences
Health and Clinical Professions
Legal Professions and Studies
Liberal Arts and Sciences
Mechanic and Repair Technology
Personal and Culinary Services
Security and Protective Services
Visual and Performing Arts
Other Community Colleges Nearby
The list of nearby schools has been selected by researching which schools offer similar programs to Pitt Community College.
- Lenoir Community College in Kinston, NC (24 miles away)
- Edgecombe Community College in Tarboro, NC (25 miles away)
- Martin Community College in Williamston, NC (26 miles away)
- Beaufort County Community College in Washington, NC (29 miles away)
- Wilson Community College in Wilson, NC (30 miles away)