Halifax Community College

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Halifax Community College
Halifax Community College Logo
Motto "Learning Comes To Life, In Pursuit of Excellence"
Type Community College
Endowment 1967
Chairman Stanley Edwards
President Ervin V. Griffin, Sr.
Location Weldon, North Carolina, USA
Accreditation Southern Association of Colleges and Schools
Colors Blue and White
Affiliations North Carolina Community College System
Website www.halifaxcc.edu

Halifax Community College is a community college located in Weldon, a town in Halifax County in North Carolina. Established in 1967, the college is one of the oldest in the North Carolina Community College System. It offers associate's degree programs and continuing education. It is also a member of the American Association of Community Colleges.[1]

History[edit]

Halifax Community College was chartered on September 7, 1967, as Halifax County Technical Institute, part of the North Carolina Community College System. It began operations in February 1968 under Phillip W. Taylor, and from June 1968 to April 1977 was located at the old Colonial Manor Hotel property on Highway 301. The current 109-acre campus, centrally located on Highway 158 in Weldon, was purchased in 1972, built in 1975, 1976 and 1977, and dedicated on May 22, 1977.[1]

In 1971, a general education program was added, by contract with East Carolina University. After several years of study, and following legislative approval in 1975, Halifax County Technical Institute added two-year transfer programs to become a comprehensive community college. On July 1, 1976, the Institute's name officially changed to Halifax Community College.[2]

Growth in enrollment has been accompanied by growth in facilities, including centers for continuing education, wellness, child care, allied health, literacy/science education, nursing, and student services, as well as The Centre at Halifax Community College, a 1500-seat multipurpose theater and conference facility that opened in November 2003.

The fourth and current president, Ervin V. Griffin, Sr., took office December 1, 2006. [3]

Accreditation[edit]

Halifax Community College is fully accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools.[4] The college and its programs are also accredited or approved by the following agencies:[5][6]

Annual[edit]

Semi annual[edit]

  • North Carolina Criminal Justice Education and Training Standards Commission
  • North Carolina Department of Insurance
  • North Carolina Department of Justice Standards Division (2007-2012)
  • North Carolina Division of Health Service Regulation
  • North Carolina Office of Emergency Medical Services (Every Four years)
  • North Carolina Office of State Fire Marshall (Every Four years)
  • North Carolina Real Estate Licensing Board (Annual)
  • North Carolina Sheriffs' Education and Training Standards Commission
  • North Carolina Small Business Center Network

Academics[edit]

Harriet Morrison is Dean of Curriculum Programs and academic programs are grouped into six school. [8][9]

School of Arts and Sciences[edit]

  • Associates in Arts
  • Teacher Preparation Partnership
  • Associates in Science
  • Associates in General Education

School of Business[edit]

  • Accounting
  • Advertising and Graphic Design
  • Advertising and Graphic Design
  • Computer Graphics
  • Business Administration
  • Computer Information Technology
  • Interior Design
  • Medical Office Administration
  • Networking Technology
  • Office Administration

School of Legal and Public Service[edit]

  • Criminal Justice
  • Basic Law Enforcement Training
  • Cosmetology
  • Early Childhood Education
  • Greenhouse and Grounds Maintenance
  • Human Services Technology
  • Paralegal Technology

School of Vocational and Industrial Technology[edit]

  • Automotive Systems Technology
  • Electrical/Electronics Technology
  • Facility Maintenance Worker
  • Food Service Technology
  • Industrial Systems Technology
  • Masonry
  • Plumbing
  • Small Engine and Equipment Repair
  • Welding

School of Nursing and Allied Health[edit]

  • Associate Degree Nursing
  • Dental Hygiene
  • Medical Laboratory Technology
  • Practical Nursing
  • Phlebotomy

Adult and continuing education programs[edit]

  • Business and Industry Services Courses
  • Compensatory Education
  • Cultural Activities
  • Education 2 Go - Online Distance Learning
  • Emergency Medical Service Courses
  • Fire/Rescue Training
  • Focused Industrial Training
  • Human Resources Development (HRD)
  • Law Enforcement Training
  • Literacy Education (ABE and GED)
  • New and Expanding Industry
  • Nurse Aide I and II
  • Occupational Courses
  • Small Business Center
  • Special Interest Courses
  • Teacher Recertification Courses
  • Workforce Readiness

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Halifax Community College". Nccommunitycolleges.edu. 2011-12-05. Retrieved 2012-07-02. 
  2. ^ "Merging of Halifax Community College". Wral.com. 2011-07-18. Retrieved 2012-07-02. 
  3. ^ "Halifax Community College History" (PDF). Retrieved 2012-07-02. 
  4. ^ "Southern Association of Colleges and Schools". Sacs.org. Retrieved 2012-07-02. 
  5. ^ "Details". Onlineeducation.net. Retrieved 2012-07-02. 
  6. ^ "Accreditation Details". Rhgnc.org. Retrieved 2012-07-02. 
  7. ^ "American Safety and Health Institute". Hsi.com. 2012-06-06. Retrieved 2012-07-02. 
  8. ^ "Interview of Sn. VP Halifax". Youtube.com. 2011-11-18. Retrieved 2012-07-02. 
  9. ^ "N4CSGA News - NC Comprehensive Community College Student Government Association". N4csga.net. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2012-07-02. 

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Coordinates: 36°25′42″N 77°37′06″W / 36.4283°N 77.6184°W / 36.4283; -77.6184