A professor talks to a family.
Professors will be on hand to explain what is involved in each program and to what kind of jobs those degrees can lead.

October Open House lets students explore BCCC programs

Thinking about future careers can be both exciting and intimidating. Many high school students have only been exposed to a few careers through their families or teachers. On October 17 from 5:00-7:00 p.m., Beaufort County Community College will hold an open house in Building 10 [link to campus map] to give parents and students a chance to ask questions of professors from many of BCCC’s programs and to explore potential careers.

BCCC will to showcase its career and technical education programs so that potential students can find out more about automotive, agribusiness, business administration, information technology, cosmetology, criminal justice, early childhood education, electrical engineering, human services, mechanical engineering, medical lab, medical/office administration, nursing, welding, fire, EMS, and nurse aide.

Applying to college and financial aid can be confusing to navigate, so BCCC financial aid and admissions staff will be on hand to help students start the application process. High school students can take community colleges for free through three different pathways: early college high school, Career & College Promise and CCP Workforce Pathways. Early college high school students need to start in their program as rising ninth graders, so parents with middle school-aged children are encouraged to come find out more.

BCCC also has a number of transfer agreements with universities like East Carolina, UNC-Wilmington, N.C. State, N.C. A&T, and Elizabeth City State. Students can find out how an associate degree from BCCC can save them at least $9,000 on a bachelor’s degree, allow them to stay close to home and get the one-on-one attention they need to succeed in their classes.

There will also be a number of displays both static and interactive. Students can tour labs and classrooms, seeing the latest technologies they would be working with. It is a drop-in session, so families can choose how much time they spend at the event. There will be door prizes and refreshments. RSVP here for the event.