Sampson Community College
Situated in Clinton, North Carolina, Sampson Community College is a part of the North Carolina System of Community Colleges. The institution was founded in 1965, originally as an extension of Goldsboro Industrial Education Center, and was originally known as Sampson Technical Institute. The school is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges.
Programs offered at Sampson Community College include Animal Science Technology, Building Construction Technology, Horticulture Technology, Industrial Systems Technology, Welding Technology, Business Administraion, Information Systems Security, Office Administration, School-Age Education, Associate Degree Nursing, Certified Nurse Assistant, Criminal Justice, Basic Law Enforcement Training, and more.
In addition to academic credit courses, Sampson Community College also offers additional learning opportunities through Continuing Education programs. Most of the classes offered here are designed to prepare students for employment, or upgrade the skills of those already employed. Classes offered include Notary Public Training, Keyboarding Skills, Effective Teacher Training, Digital Photography, Creative Art, Basic Clerical Skills, Employability Skills, Service Excellence Skills, Medical Office Skills, and more.
Providing support to the students of Sampson Community College are a number of professional counselors who are available to assist with academic, career, or personal counseling needs. The college experience can be quite overwhelming, and counselors can provide valuable guidance and assistance with any situations or circumstances that students may be going through. Appointments and walk-in sessions are both welcome.
Student Services is the department that helps with a variety of needs and concerns faced by the students of Sampson Community College. Aside from counseling, other services include tutoring (a free service for students); the Career Center; Library services; financial aid assistance; and more.
Students are encourage to participate in the Student Government Association. The organization provides opportunities for students to enhance their leadership skills, as well as their interpersonal and social skills. Different activities and events are organized by the Student Activities and Community Outreach department.
The library at Sampson Community College provides extensive library services and educational resources to students. The library holds about 29,000 books for reference and general collections, around 1,700 videos, 825 CD music recordings, and 400 audiobooks. The library also maintains subscriptions to 250 different periodicals and seven newspapers. There are computer workstations available for student use at the library, and another tool offered is NC Live, an online research database connecting students to various informational and educational resources.
An Open Computer Lab is made available to current students of Sampson Community College. The Open Computer Lab is equipped with 21 computer stations. Software applications currently being taught on campus can be accessed at the lab, as well as specialized software programs used in specific courses. Students are welcome to make use of the Open Computer Lab in studying for their exams, completing assignments, and researching. Computer software applications for use include Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Access, Microsoft Visual Basic, QuickBooks, Adobe InDesign, Express Scribe, and more.
Distance learning courses are also offered at Sampson Community College. These courses are designed for individuals who are not able to attend classes physically at the college. Distance learning courses are offered in various methods, including online, hybrid (combination of Web-based and face-to-face instruction), and the NCVIP or North Carolina over Internet Protocol. Distance learning courses currently being offered include Art Appreciation, Principles of Biology, Criminology, Crisis Intervention, Constitutional Law, System Analysis and Design, Health, Safety and Nutrition, Educational Technology, Expository Writing, Personal Health and Wellness, Keyboarding, History of Philosophy, General Psychology, and other courses.