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Beaufort County Community College began with the operation of a practical nursing program in 1949, under the direction of the State Vocational and Adult Education Department. From 1962 to 1968, the College operated as extension units of Pitt and Lenoir Community Colleges.


BCCC is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award associate degrees, diplomas, and certificates. Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097 or call 404-679-4500 for questions about the accreditation of Beaufort County Community College.

Vision, Mission, Goals, & Values

Brief History

In December, 1967, the College was officially chartered as Beaufort County Technical Institute. The vocational and technical programs of the College were complemented by a college parallel program which opened in 1968 in conjunction with East Carolina University. In 1979, community college status was granted, and since then, Beaufort County Community College has functioned as a comprehensive community college offering continuing education and awarding associate degrees, diplomas, and certificates.

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President's Spot

Message from Dr. Tansey

Thank you for choosing Beaufort County Community College.

On behalf of the faculty and staff, I am delighted to welcome you to the campus and to the next step in your journey towards a life full of promise and learning.

There are no limits on what you can accomplish here! If you are a recent high school graduate who has chosen to pursue a college degree or if you are here to find a new career, we are here to help you reach that goal.

For more than 40 years, BCCC has provided a quality education to men and women like you from Beaufort, Hyde, Tyrrell and Washington counties and other communities throughout the region.

The college has worked diligently over the years to meet your ever-changing needs by offering more online and night classes and developing new course offerings.

Today, BCCC serves more than 3,200 curriculum students like you and over 6,000 others through its Division of Continuing Education each year.

BCCC means different things to many people.

For some, it is the best, if not their only, opportunity to get a post-secondary education. For others it is a convenient and cost-effective start towards a four-year bachelor's degree. Still others see BCCC as a stepping stone to a better job or a new career. To others, the college is a means to learn basic reading, writing, and mathematics skills.

For all of us, BCCC means a better quality of life and a better community.


Sincerely, Dr. Barbara Tansey President

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