Welcome from the President

President Dr. Dave LoopeWelcome to Beaufort County Community College! Congratulations on joining our diverse student population, who come from all across our four-county service area. Some are starting with us with the goal of transferring to a university, while others may have a specific career goal in mind. Some of them are part of the Early College High School. Still others are returning to college, changing careers, or joining us for additional training. Whatever their intention, our students come to BCCC with shared journeys and shared dreams, seeking to build a solid foundation for life and career.

While you’re with us, I ask that you engage with our faculty and staff. Ask questions from our financial aid staff or our faculty. In all likelihood, someone who came before you has faced a similar challenge, and our faculty and staff are here to help make your experience at BCCC as accessible and affordable as possible.

Engage with your classmates. Form study groups and share tips for success. Share rides and leads on jobs. Check in on each other. This is not a journey you make on your own!

And, finally, relax! You’ve made a great decision by choosing BCCC! You are closer than ever to achieving your professional and personal goals. Remember: YOU BELONG HERE, and the BCCC faculty and staff are here to help you along the way. I wish you all the best as you build your future with us.

David R. Loope, Ed.D.



In December, 1967, the College was officially chartered 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.


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 of the 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

The administration of Beaufort County Community College, the chairman of the Board of Trustees, Rev. Dr. Robert Cayton, and I wish to publicly reiterate the College’s continuing commitment to equity and inclusion, which is a foundational element of our institutional mission. As an open-enrollment, public, community college, Beaufort 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.