Johnston Community College

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Johnston Community College
Johnstoncc logo.jpg
Type Community College
Established 1969
Chairman Lyn Austin
President Dr. David Johnson
Administrative staff
Undergraduates 6,000
Location United States Smithfield, North Carolina
Campus Suburban 175-acre (0.71 km2)
Colors [Royal Blue] and [Silver]         
Nickname Jaguars
Affiliations SACS, NCCCS

Johnston Community College (JCC) is a public, two-year, post-secondary college located at 245 College Road, Smithfield, North Carolina, United States. JCC is located 30 miles (48 km) east of Raleigh, near the junction of I-95 and US 70. The 175-acre (0.71 km2) main campus has 11 student buildings, an auditorium capable of seating 1,011 people, a 4,800-square-foot multi-use/banquet hall,[1] four vocational shops/labs, an 16-acre (65,000 m2) arboretum, and three ponds. Johnston Community College has off-campus centers throughout Johnston County, including the Cleveland Center, the Workforce Development Center, and the Howell Woods Environmental Learning Center, a 2,800-acre (11 km2) wildlife preserve, and a teaching facility.[2]

JCC ranks 16th among the 58 community colleges in the North Carolina Community College System with nearly 6,000 students enrolled in curriculum education and more than 11,000 continuing education students per year.[2]

JCC is the home of the North Carolina Truck Driver Training school; the oldest truck driver training program in the United States.[3]

Every non-summer semester, JCC holds a one-day 'Spring Fling' or 'Fall Fest' with free attractions and food for all students with an ID. Most afternoon classes are cancelled during the event.


Johnston Community College is a member of the North Carolina Community College System and is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to award the certificate, diploma, and associate degree.[1]


JCC offers curriculum programs in:

  • College transfer
  • General education
  • Occupational/technical/career
  • Middle/early college

Continuing education programs are offered where there is community need and interest. JCC offers continuing education programs in:

  • Basic skills
  • Business/industry/work related
  • Computer related
  • Health and emergency services
  • Personal enrichment/safety
  • Small business


The athletic teams at Johnston Community College, known as the Jaguars compete in three intercollegiate sports:

  • Men's and women's golf, coached by Ed Ransopher
  • Men's and women's basketball

The men's basketball team will be revives in 2016 and the first ever women's basketball team will play also. Home games will be held in the heart of Johnston County at the SRAC.

Johnston Community College is a part of the NJCAA.[4]


  1. ^ "JCC Performing Arts". Retrieved 14 September 2011. 
  2. ^ a b "Johnston Community College General Information". Retrieved 14 September 2011. 
  3. ^ "North Carolina Truck Driver Training School". Retrieved 14 September 2011. 
  4. ^ "Johnston Community College Athletics". Retrieved 14 September 2011. 

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Coordinates: 35°30′02″N 78°20′13″W / 35.5005°N 78.3370°W / 35.5005; -78.3370