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Promising Practices from
North Carolina Community Colleges

2020-2021 Academic Year

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Each college was asked to showcase one thing they did with their Perkins funds this past year. The video is supposed to describe the problem they faced, what action they did to overcome the problem, whether the action solved the problem, who benefitted from this action, other outcomes, and what they would do differently next time. These promising practice videos are shared with the other colleges, so they can be inspired and learn from their colleagues.

Alamance Community College

Online classes, WISDEM Lunch and Learn, Computer Integrated Machining program


Asheville-Buncombe Technical Community College

Upgrades to virtualization system in Networking lab


Beaufort County Community College

New fluid-flush machines in the Automotive Technology program


Bladen Community College

Engaging students in virtual classroom.


Blue Ridge Community College

Lightboard technology used in virtual classrooms


Brunswick Community College

NurseTim online professional development for Nursing faculty


Caldwell Community College and Technical Institute

Professional development for faculty for virtual instruction


Cape Fear Community College

Four career academies at South-East Area Technical High School partner with community college


Carteret Community College

Redesigning the Boat Manufacturing and Service program through a DACUM


Catawba Valley Community College

College partnership with Catawba Farms Vineyard and Winery


Central Carolina Community College

Expansion of Biotechnology program


Central Piedmont Community College

New Health Profession Simulation Center


Cleveland Community College

New Advanced Technology Center


Coastal Carolina Community College

Provide more time for students to troubleshoot automotive vehicle systems with new student trainer boards


College of The Albemarle

Harris Demonstration Farm is shared space for Agriculture programs in high school and college.


Craven Community College

CCP program at Havelock High School in welding


Davidson County Community College

Incorporation of immunization training into Pharmacy Tech program


Durham Technical Community College

Case Workers expanded their work to support CTE students


Edgecombe Community College

Hired full-time faculty for new programming


Fayetteville Technical Community College

Purchased 10 engine-driven welders to create an outdoor welding lab to match what studnets would acutaly use in the construction industry.


Forsyth Technical Community College

New instructional tools for Cardiovascular Sonography program


Gaston College

New SCARA robot, new automated dispensing cabinet for training pharmacy students, and new Zeus Snap-on scan tool for Automotive program


Guilford Technical Community College

Suport for SkillsUSA competitors through COVID


Halifax Community College

New computers with CAD software for Welding program.


Haywood Community College

New equipment for Medical Assisting Program


James Sprunt Community College

Support the Duplin Agribusiness Academy coordinator position, and purchase models used in the Applied Animal Science program


Johnston Community College

Created highlight videos featuring students


Lenoir Community College

New desktop mill in Machining classroom


Martin Community College

Floating horse teeth, updo hairstyle, brazing tips in HVAC program


Mayland Community College

Peer tutoring program for students in Nursing program.


McDowell Technical Community College

New building for the Cosmetology program


Mitchell Community College

Student in Welding Technology program


Montgomery Community College

Various programs in Advanced Manufacturing


Nash Community College

New computers for the Gaming Simulation Programming program


Pamlico Community College

New equipment for Cosmetology program


Piedmont Community College

New robot for Mechatronics and Robotics


Pitt Community College

Piloted a new Building Better Courses Program


Randolph Community College

New Agribusiness Technology program. Renovated greenhouse.


Richmond Community College

Testing bridge construction designs


Robeson Community College

New PLCs, motion controllers, and motors


Rockingham Community College

Conducted a program demand gap analysis to determine the actual labor market needs for the area


Rowan-Cabarrus Community College

Three new vehicles for Automotive Technology department


Sampson Community College

New Career Specialist position


Sandhills Community College

New high fidelity manikins. Also skills box with video recording program


South Piedmont Community College

Videos about work-based learning.


Southeastern Community College

Implemented Quality Matters Framework to improve education


Southwestern Community College

Student Disability Services Coordinator


Stanly Community College

Developing and strengthening of effective online teaching practices


Surry Community College

Reproductive physiology in Beef Production course


Tri-County Community College

New Entrepreneurship program


Vance-Granville Community College

New program to improve learning for Black and Latin female population


Wake Technical Community College

Improve the Work-based Learning program


Wayne Community College

New pediatric simulator


Western Piedmont Community College

Mechanical Engineering program and Lab Tech program


Wilkes Community College

New equipment for hydraulic hose safety, construction, and proper assembly


Wilson Community College

Inclusive teaching using the Inclusive Teaching Practices Toolkit


Isothermal Community College

Working with UNC World View and Trelleborg to create internships for students.


NCCCS Strategic Plan

This sharing of promising practices supports the following from the NC Community College 2018-2022 Strategic Plan.

Goal 4. Advance organizational effectiveness, operations, and decision-making to support a cohesive system of nimble, empowered, and community-driven colleges.

Objective 4.6. Improve cohesiveness between colleges, professional associations, System Office, and partners.

Strategy 4.6.1. Improve communication among all System entities and key partners.

Individual videos may address other strategies in the NCCCS Strategic Plan.

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