On Wednesday, August 12 and Thursday, August 13 th during the hours of 9am until 7pm, those interested in registering for Fall 2020 classes at Bladen Community College will have the opportunity to complete their application, financial aid forms, and register for classes all in one visit on campus.
“It’s one-stop shopping at its best,” said Barry Priest, vice-president of Student Services at Bladen Community College. “Students can come out to campus on either day during that time period and get prepared for the first day of class on August 17. We will be practicing public health recommendations– wearing face coverings and practicing social distancing.”
Priest added, “We want to do everything that we can to make enrolling for fall classes as easy and seamless as possible. So often, students don’t know how to ask for help or where to find assistance, so having these two days set aside, we hope will really make a difference. We don’t want any student to become frustrated or to give up. We know college is a big step, and we are here to provide assistance and guidance. We want to help as many students as possible get started on their degree and achieve their dreams despite the delays and barriers as a result of the virus.”
Anyone interested in attending Bladen Community College is invited to attend. Face masks and social distancing will be required of all those attending the on-campus event. However, virtual appointments can still be made by calling the college’s new advising center at 910.879.5584 or contacting the center by email firstname.lastname@example.org.
In addition to these designated registration days, Bladen Community College is excited to announce that it has five new courses of study to offer this Fall 2020. They are Agri-Business, HVAC-R, Mechatronics, Public Safety Administration and Teaching Preparation. This spring, the college received approval from the North Carolina Community College System to offer an Associate of Arts, and an Associate of Science, in Teacher Preparation. These two new transfer degree programs will help to pave the way to increase the teacher pipeline for North Carolina’s elementary, middle, and high schools. By offering transfer associate degrees designed specifically for the teaching majors, the college hopes to help to reverse the critical teacher shortage currently being experienced in North Carolina, particularly in rural areas like Bladen County and throughout Eastern North Carolina.
“Bladen Community College looks forward to recruiting future teachers through these two new teaching programs,” said Dr. Amanda Lee, President, “These transfer programs at BCC will help make the transition from community college to a university easier for students as they pursue their degree in education. This will be a wonderful opportunity for our students who want to become teachers but don’t necessarily want to leave home. Not only are the programs accessible locally but they are affordable, too,” said Lee.
“Our other new programs are in response to expressed community needs and employment opportunities. Gaining skills whether for a new career or to enhance a current one in agricultural technology, information systems, and keeping our community safe can be achieved right here at home without traveling far away. We urge anyone interested in pursuing these areas of study to contact the college today or come out to our campus on August 12 or 13 . We are taking precautions to keep our campus healthy and safe for visitors and employees alike.”
For more information on these new programs and to register for Fall 2020 classes, visit our website www.bladencc.edu. Don’t miss the upcoming registration days for in-person assistance.