2023-2024 College Catalog and Student Handbook

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Message from the President

Congratulations on making the decision to further your education, expand your options, and build essential skills for your future. We are proud you are part of ýƵ and excited to welcome you to our College community.

You are joining an outstanding educational institution dedicated to building careers, growing lifelong skills, offering innovative programs, and ensuring an equitable open-door experience. 

We are the community college of the City of Medicine, Durham and Orange counties, and workforce development within Research Triangle Park. Whether you’re looking to obtain a bachelor’s degree from one of our prestigious neighboring universities, an associate degree aligned with an in-demand occupation, or gain career experience with one of our high-impact certifications, ýƵ has what you need.

Since 1961, ýƵ has provided high-quality, affordable, and convenient technical and career education. We have offered higher education and a pathway toward success for thousands of Triangle residents and have helped power the economy by educating skilled workers for employers across the region.

ýƵ provides a variety of quality programs that are designed to help you succeed. The College has more than 90 certificate, diploma, and associate degree programs and has guaranteed admissions pathways to eligible students wanting to attend institutions like the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, North Carolina State A&T University, North Carolina State University, East Carolina University, and the University of North Carolina at Wilmington. We also have several program partnerships and university transfer options with nearby North Carolina Central University. In addition, the College offers non-credit courses and programs for students wanting to acquire new skills relevant to their current career, career aspirations, or personal interests.

ýƵ is committed to serving and supporting all our students. It is a core value of our institution. We serve high school students looking to jump-start their college education; Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), undocumented, and international students; as well as adults wanting to earn a high school diploma. Our Center for the Global Learner and Office of Equity and Inclusion provide year-round resources and guidance for student support.

At ýƵ, you are family. We offer clubs and student activities for you to engage with fellow students, explore your interests, and gain new leadership skills. Our Student Life department brings exciting experiences to campuses – and even provides off-campus opportunities – to bring your College experience to life.

The College Catalog and Student Handbook provides information about our services, resources available to students, and how ýƵ can help you excel during your time with us. Please also explore our College website to find out more about our programs, courses, and student activities at ýƵ. 

We are dedicated to enhancing student learning and fostering community growth and development. Welcome to the next step in your educational journey. We are excited to have you join the ýƵ community.

J.B. Buxton
President, ýƵnical Community College