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High School Students to “Test Drive” BCCC

Press Release:

    WASHINGTON, NC     Beaufort County Community College will host seniors and juniors from area high schools to give students a feel for campus life. This is the fourth year that the college has hosted prospective students on campus. On April 7, the students will have a chance to "test drive" classes and enjoy other activities during BCCC's Spring Fling, which is put on by the Student Government Association. Participating high schools include Mattamuskeet Early College High School; Pungo, Terra Ceia and Unity Christian Academies; and Washington County, Northside, Southside, Washington and Columbia High Schools. Students should sign up by March 13.

This year, students will have the opportunity to sit in on activities with short-term training programs such as professional cooking, EMT, and nurse aide.

    While on campus, students attend two classes from 30 classes that are participating, such as information technology, nursing, medical lab technology, cosmetology, college transfer programs and automotive technology. This year the program will also include short-term training programs from the Continuing Education department. Students can learn about EMT, firefighter, professional cooking, healthcare technician training. This combination of both associate's degree programs and certification programs offers options for both students who intend to transfer to a university and students who are ready to get to work. Our instructors are planning exciting classes that are sure to get students' attention.

    Spring Fling activities will include carnival games, and a live DJ, all in a Mardi Gras theme.

    Students get to experience an average day for a college student, with many of them seeing the campus for the first time. The program is geared towards students who either are unsure of their path or know that their path will likely not include a four-year university right after high school graduation. Student have cited Test Drive Your College as the reason why they chose to attend BCCC. They may attend on their own or as part of a group from their school.

    Participation forms need to be returned by Friday, March 13 so the college can begin the scheduling process. Students may return the forms to us directly, they may email them, or submit them to their counselors. To participate, they should get a permission form from their high school counselor or call 940-6237.

    Registration is now ongoing for summer classes. Interested students should visit www.beaufortccc.edu for more information.


  • Attila Nemecz
  • Marketing and Public Relations Coordinator
  • Beaufort County Community College
  • 5337 U.S. Highway 264 East
  • Washington, N.C. 27889
  • Ph: 252-940-6387
  • Cell: 252-940-8672
  • attila.nemecz@beaufortccc.edu


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