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Fall registration opens at NCC

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BY AMELIA HARPER
Staff Writer

Friday, July 19, 2019

Nash Community College is gearing up for the new school year with enrollment taking place now for the fall semester.

Registration for the fall semester ends on Aug. 12 and classes begin on Aug. 19. A special orientation for new students will be held from 3-7 p.m. on Aug. 15.

Nash Community College offers education opportunities for students in high school and above. The college offers pathways to 49 degrees, 19 different diplomas and 82 certificates demonstrating knowledge in specific areas. These course offerings can be explored online at https://www.nashcc.edu/courses-programs.

The college’s “Blue Love” initiative is designed to help students succeed, said Pam Ballew, NCC’s vice president for institutional advancement.

“In every aspect of what we do, Nash Community College is committed to the lifelong success of its students and meeting students where they are,” Ballew said.

The Blue Love Scholars Program especially is helpful for high school students who are looking for ways to pay for college courses.

“As an extension of ‘Blue Love’ and to show our commitment to our students, NCC launched the Blue Love Scholars Program a few years ago to assist individuals in paying for their educational journey,” Ballew said. “Applicants who are enrolled in the Career and College Promise program could qualify for up to two years of in-state tuition assistance through the Blue Love Scholars program.”

Interested students should meet with their high school counselor or home school principal to identify and establish a College Transfer or Career and Technical Education Pathway. For more information about the program, visit https://www.nashcc.edu/bluelovescholars.

Nash Community College particularly is well-known for its physical therapist assistant and electric line construction technology training programs, said Kelley Deal, NCC dean of marketing.

“NCC is particularly proud of its Physical Therapist Assistant (PTA) program that prepares graduates to work in direct patient care settings under the supervision of physical therapists,” Deal said. “For 30 years, the college has offered PTA training. NCC is proud of partnerships throughout eastern and central North Carolina.”

The electric line construction technology is a unique program for the school.

“For more than 20 years, NCC has offered a premier Electric Line Construction Technology program,” Deal said. “As the only Electric Line Construction Technology degree program in North Carolina, the college takes pride in preparing students to operate safely and successfully as valuable members of utility teams.”

Last year, the college launched two new programs that now are gaining momentum. The college currently is in the process of pursuing accreditation for its Veterinary Medical Technology degree program from the American Veterinary Medical Association Committee on Veterinary Technician Education and Activities. Its Broadcast Production Technology program offers a full instructional laboratory program and is growing as well.

As for the future, Deal said Nash Community College is developing a new Health and Fitness Science degree program it hopes to launch in the fall of 2020.

“The Health and Fitness Science program is designed to prepare students for employment in the fitness and exercise industry with training in exercise science, administration of basic fitness tests and health risk appraisals and preparing students to teach specific exercise and fitness classes and provide instruction in the proper use of exercise equipment and facilities,” Deal said. “Graduates may pursue employment opportunities in fitness clubs, business and industry wellness programs, Parks and Recreation Departments and other organizations implementing exercise and fitness programs.”

To register for fall classes at Nash Community college, go to https://www.nashcc.edu/home/registration.