Wilson Community College

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Wilson Community College
Type Public
Established April 3, 1958
President Dr. Tim Wright
Location Wilson, North Carolina, United States
Colors Green and Gray         
Website www.wilsoncc.edu

Coordinates: 35°43′47″N 77°53′46″W / 35.7298°N 77.8961°W / 35.7298; -77.8961

Wilson Community College is a member of the North Carolina Community College System. It is a two-year accredited college able to grant associate degrees, diplomas and certificates.[1] Established in 1958, the College has experienced extraordinary student growth since 1997 and continues to serve as a major source of education and training for the workforce in Wilson County.

Growing Green[edit]

Students at Wilson Community College installed solar panels and a small wind turbine.[2]

History[edit]

The College was chartered on April 3, 1958, as Wilson Industrial Education Center. In 1964, the State Board of Education granted authority to award the Associate in Applied Science Degree and the school name was changed to Wilson County Technical Institute. Starting in 1971 and continuing today, the college has received both federal and state grants. This has made it possible to provide more services, which include tutoring disadvantaged students, counseling, and training in Adult Basic Education. In 1989, The name was officially changed to Wilson Technical Community College. In 1993, the Department of Community Colleges granted the College the authority to award the Associate in Arts degree. Beginning in 1997, the college has been a major asset to Wilson County, providing its workforce with the education it requires. Since 2007, the College has been known as Wilson Community College. In honor of the 50th anniversary of the college, in 2008, a new center for students was opened, which hopes to "set the pace" for a direction in environmentally friendly technologies. [3]

Buildings Constructed

During the years of 1977 to 1978, Buildings G (student lounge, faculty offices etc.) and L (diesel powered vehicle instruction rooms) were built. In 1986, Building B (administrative and classrooms) was built. In 1989, Building K (sewing and crafts) was built. In 1997, Building E, also known as the Salvatore DelMastro auditorium, was built. In 2000, Building M (Welding facility) was built. And in 2003, the Frank L. Eagles Community Business Center was completed. [4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ SACS Accredited
  2. ^ Gut Check: Green jobs — hope or hype?
  3. ^ http://www.wilsoncc.edu/about-us/history/
  4. ^ http://www.wilsoncc.edu/about-us/history/

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