Wilson Community College
Situated in Wilson, North Carolina, Wilson Community College is a public two-year community college within the North Carolina Community College System. It was established in 1958, originally as Wilson Industrial Education Center. Wilson Community College is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools.
In addition to the institutional accreditation, many programs of Wilson Community College are also recognized and approved by other accrediting agencies. For instance, the Associate Degree Nursing and Practical Nursing Education programs are approved by the North Carolina Board of Nursing. The Surgical Technology Programs has been accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs. Also, the Paralegal Technology
Program is recognized as a qualified paralegal studies program by the North Carolina State Bar Board of Paralegal Certification.
A wide selection of programs are offered at Wilson Community College. Areas of study include Biotechnology, Practical Nursing, Surgical Technology, Business Administration, Computer Information Technology, Web Design, Cosmetology, Information Systems Security, Mechanical Engineering Technology, Medical OFfice Administration, Paralegal Technology, Early Childhood Education, School-Age Education, Air Conditioning, Heating and Refrigeration Technology, Culinary Arts, Fire Protection Technology, and many more.
Academic advisors and student development counselors are available to students of Wilson Community College who need guidance and assistance towards academic success. Advisors are assigned to specific programs or courses, and they can assist in explaining the different policies and requirements related to the program, as well as help with degree plans and building the right educational plan for a student. Meanwhile, the counseling staff provides personal counseling services starting from initial crisis assessments or referrals.
Meanwhile, Career Development Services at Wilson Community College focus on helping students and alumni to achieve career fulfillment. Different tools and resources to prepare students in whatever industry or career they are taking on are available, and Wilson Community College is also part of EmploymeNC. This statewide project is an online system that allows students and graduates from North Carolina community colleges to directly link to potential employers, as well as have access to valuable tools, resources and materials related to their career goals. Some services available on EmploymeNC include job listings and online applications, interest aptitude assessments, registration and details on workshops, career fairs, and panel discussions, assistance on preparing for interviews, and more.
A computer lab is available for student use, and this facility is equipped with thirty computer stations with Windows 7 operating system, Office 2010 suite of applications, and other software. The computer lab is available for students who need to use a computer to complete assignments or research, study for examinations, check personal e-mail accounts, and hold small group activities. Lab Assistants are on hand to answer general questions and troubleshooting.
Another facility available for students at Wilson Community College is the Library. The Library houses over 35,000 books and over 7,000 videos for reference and other purposes. A searchable online catalog is also available, through the Community College Libraries in North Carolina partnership. Students can access the catalogs of 44 other community college libraries in North Carolina.