Training the Next Generation of TECHS

David Santos is excited about his future career in information technology thanks to what he has learned at JCC. Santos, 21, of Clayton hopes to become a computer programmer after he graduates later this year with his associate in information technology and associate in science degrees. “I really enjoy programming — whether it’s writing my own code or fixing somebody else’s,” he...

Educators of the Future: Early Childhood Program Offers Many Options

Lindsey Williams says her decision to study early childhood education at JCC was definitely the right one. An assistant teacher in the college’s Child Development Center, Williams is fulfilling her passion to help children develop and thrive. “It’s definitely a rewarding job,” she said. “You know at the end of the day you are trying to do your best to make sure these children are...

Early Childhood Student Named Academic Excellence Award Winner

Jennylee Spottswood has always enjoyed caring for children. “Once my twins started kindergarten, I knew I wanted to find something I was passionate about,” she said. “I started working at a preschool in Raleigh and I learned so much from the teachers there. I wanted to be a better teacher, to know what’s developmentally appropriate for children, and the correct way of teaching so I...

Preparing Highly-Qualified Teachers for Johnston County

New Dual Enrollment Program to Create Affordable Pathway to a Teaching Degree Johnston County Public Schools, Johnston Community College and the NC State College of Education are establishing a dual enrollment program and piloting an Associate in Science (Teacher Education Concentration) degree to create an affordable pathway to earn a teaching degree and to supply highly-qualified teachers...

She Goes the Extra Mile to Help Students

Theresa Lee is committed to JCC – 45 years to be exact. Lee, an admissions specialist for health programs, is the college’s longest serving employee and the most recent Rudolph Howell Staff Person of the Year. As she reflects on her four decades here, she said she has enjoyed every job title and every day of her work. “I was raised on a farm so that should sum it up,” she said....

JCC Changed Her Life for the Better: Outstanding faculty recipient tries to instill that encouragement in her students

Paula Parrish truly believes Johnston Community College is a life-changing experience. “I tell my students that we’ve all come from somewhere, we all have a story, and taking the step to come to college can change your life for the better,” the office administration instructor said. “I know it did mine.” A Wilson native, Parrish enrolled in the information systems programming...

Alumni Spotlight: Jean Barnes

Education: Associate of Applied Science (AAS) degree in executive secretarial science, JCC Bachelor of Science (BS) degree in business administration/management from Strayer University Hometown: Clayton Career summary:  Retired administrative professional from Grifols Civic and leadership involvement: Founder of Granny’s Angels Inc. JCC Foundation Board of Directors ...

Earn A Degree at Night and on Weekends

Take a class at night and a couple on Saturday and you’ll have that degree finished in no time! Johnston Community College is making it easier to earn an associate in arts (AA) or associate in science (AS) degree through a combination of evening, weekend, and online classes. All courses required for both AA and AS degrees can be completed through the evening/weekend option in four to five...

NEW THIS FALL! Computer Science Programming Track

Computer programming is becoming the most sought after skill across industries. JCC is excited to offer a new computer science programming six-course bundle for transfer students. Once completed in two semesters, students will have learned four programming languages — Python, Java, C++ and Visual Basic. Students can chose the courses as electives alongside their Associate in Arts,...

Earn A Degree at Night and on Weekends

Take a class at night and a couple on Saturday and you’ll have that degree finished in no time! Johnston Community College is making it easier to earn an associate in arts (AA) or associate in science (AS) degree through a combination of evening, weekend, and online classes. All courses required for both AA and AS degrees can be completed through the evening/weekend option in four to five...