JCC in the news
JCC tries to improve graduation rate (05/20/2014)
Amid low graduation rates and a curriculum change, Johnston Community College is trying to help students help themselves.
Howell Woodstock brings crowd to JCC's outdoor classroom (04/25/2014)
Children peered into telescopes, looking at the sun through filters. “That’s a prominence,” one girl said, excited she had seen something she had learned in school.
Summer classes on horizon (04/25/2014)
In a recent journal article, the author quoted a T.S. Eliot character who asked, “Do I dare to disturb the universe?” Too often, we as educators do not dare, much less actually disturb. However, in one sense and, with the help of the N.C. General Assembly, Johnston Community College will begin to disturb the universe this summer.
JCC launches degree initiative (04/07/2014)
Johnston Community College has launched Agree 2 Degree, or A2D, an initiative to help students achieve their goal of earning an associate’s degree, diploma, certificate or workplace credential.
Business, industry support critical to JCC’s success (04/04/2014)
A conversation about Johnston Community College and its impact on the county rarely concludes without the mention of a partnership. In today’s economy, with resources at a premium, partnerships are imperative. Marriage cannot exist without partnership. Friendship, learning, service to others, communication, decision making, project outcomes, all, in some fashion, require partnerships.
Johnston Community College honors two (03/17/2014)
Vic McCormick spends his work day coordinating short-term certification programs that help people get back into the workforce.
Is education the answer? (02/24/2014)
In a recent conversation, an individual told me with great fervor, “Education is the answer to everything.” While education might not be the answer to everything, it is hard to separate much of what happens in life from the impact of education.
Expo brings businesses to JCC (02/21/2014)
Businesses and students had a chance to mix last week at an event that was part of Black History Month at Johnston Community College.
Speaker touts dream team (02/21/2014)
Angela Ray had two messages for the audience at her Black History Month lecture: Let your light shine into the world and surround yourself with people who help you accomplish your dreams.
Johnston voters OK school, community college bonds (11/07/2013)
Smithfield, N.C. — Johnston County voters approved two bond issues Tuesday to help keep up with enrollment growth both in public schools and at the local community college.
Johnston Correctional inmates grow food for the needy (09/12/2013)
SMITHFIELD — More than 17,000 pounds of fresh produce have been donated to soup kitchens and food pantries through the Plant a Row for the Hungry program so far this year from home gardeners, church groups, grade school students – and inmates at Johnston Correctional Institution.
Artist pays a visit to Johnston Community College (08/25/2013)
SMITHFIELD — Artist Eric McRay of Raleigh placed an unfinished painting on the floor, held a tube of paint over the canvas and squirted out a large glob. He then brushed the paint into the canvas like an eraser on paper.
Bragg soldiers offered truck training (08/21/2013)
JCC debuts free online course (08/15/2013)
Johnston Community College debuted its first massive open online course, or MOOC, this summer.
President details JCC building needs (06/26/2013)
SMITHFIELD — At a public hearing last Wednesday night, Johnston Community College President David Johnson made an impassioned plea to commissioners to increase county spending.
School offers affordable cosmetology (05/06/2013)
A profile of Johnston Community College (04/25/2013)