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Promising Practices from
North Carolina Community Colleges

2018-2019 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.

Asheville-Buncombe Technical Community College

Construction Career Day for over 700 high school students.


Alamance Community College

Strengthening Connections to Local Industries, advisory boards, DACUMs, Draft Day, Made in Alamance, faculty externships.


BlueRidge Community College

Hiring instructors for the Career and College Promise Program for high school students. Linking secondary to postsecondary CTE programs. Machining, Sign Language, Nursing, Automotive and Mechatronics programs.


Brunswick Community College

Improving non-traditional gender participation in Criminal Justice and Welding programs.


Caldwell Community College and Technical Institute

Upgraded the welding lab with new equipment and added a full-time welding instructor


Carteret Community College

New Associate in Applied Science Degree, Diploma, and Certificate programs in Welding


Coastal Community College

YTEC, an Open House for high school juniors and seniors in the Accounting and Financial Services, and the Business Entrepreneurship programs.


Craven Community College

New Industrial Systems program with Industry input. Mechatronics, Electronics Engineering, apprentices, hands-on labs, and getting graduates hired.


Fayetteville Technical Community College

"Women Tech Educators" training for faculty to improve 5P1 and 5P2 performance indicators for non-traditional gender enrollment and completion.


Gaston Community College

Developing a five-year strategic plan, including assessing the community's needs using a program demand gap analysis.


Halifax Community College

Preparing ADN and PN Nursing students for the NCLEX examination. New computers and equipment.


Haywood Community College

Aviso helps the college engage with student populations with an early alert system.


Isothermal Community College

New equipment in Nursing, Broadcast Production Technology, and Aesthetics. New career pathways in Equine Science and Human Services Technology, Animal-Assisted Interactions.


James Sprunt Community College

Modernize and improve the quality of the Nursing programs. Professional development related to simulation activities.


Johnston Community College

Johnston County Apprenticeship Program (JCAP) hired an Apprenticeship Coordinator


Lenoir Community College

High-tech, simulated patient mannequins in the ADN program prepare ADN students for the real world. Post-simulation debriefing sessions.


Nash Community College

A new radiology suite for the Veterinary Medical Technology program


Pitt Community College

College created outreach materials that could be used through social media and could be emailed to interested students.


Rowan-Cabarrus Community College

Simulation, portable X-ray, and other new equipment to enhance Nursing student's clinical experiences.


Southwestern Community College

Appreciative Advising enhances the ability of faculty advisors to provide effective career and academic guidance.


Stanly Community College

Perkins mini-grants allowed college to do the following: Resuscitation device Neopuff, human trafficking conference, cyber security, IP addressable cameras, Lippincott-sponsored conference, animal and plant models, leadership conference, gauge calibration training, HVAC system design, plasma cutting unit.


Surry Community College

New PLCs in Mechatronics class prepare students for industry.


Wilkes Community College

Drill press for the automotive shop, scan tools for the diesel and heavy equipment program, resistant welder and plastic welder, bovine breeder to teach artificial insemination, workstations, Raspberry Pis, professional development opportunities


Wilson Community College

Simulation mannequin in Nursing program


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.

Contact Team Perkins