Central Carolina Community College

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School Overview

Central Carolina Community College (CCCC) is a public community college located in Sanford, North Carolina that offers two-year associate degrees and technical certificates in over 50 disciplines and career fields. CCCC is a non-profit institution and is a member of the North Carolina Community College System, a network of nearly 60 community colleges that together represent over 800,000 students statewide. CCCC was founded in1961 and in addition to its campus in Sanford, has campuses and satellite centers in Harnett County, Harnett County and Lee County, as well as several other townships. To provide career training and adult education to students unable to commute to one of its physical campuses, Central Carolina Community College offers a well developed distance education/correspondence program.


Central Carolina Community College is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools and awards academic and career-oriented Associate of Arts, Associate of Science and Associate of Applied Science degrees. While the majority of the programs at CCCC are designed to prepare students to enter the workforce upon graduation, the college also offers associate degrees designed for students who are planning on transfering to a four-year institution to pursue a bachelor’s degree. In additon to associate degrees, CCCC offers a large selection of career-oriented certificates, diplomas and non-credit adult education courses. A few of the more popular vocational programs offer at CCCC include early childhood education, nursing, policing and bioprocessing technology.

CCCC has been recognized as one of the only community colleges in the nation to offer a Laser-Photonic Technology program and the only community college in North Carolina to offer an Alternative Engineering Technology (Biofuels) degree. As an ongoing service to the community, CCCC provides business and corporate training for organizations throughout the region.

General Information

Admission Office

1105 Kelly Drive

Sanford, NC 27330

(919) 775-5401

(800) 682-8353

Fax: (919) 718-7379

Contact: Ken Hoyle

Vice President of Student Services
Main Address

1105 Kelly Drive

Sanford, NC 27330

(919) 775-5401


Degree-seeking undergrads: 3,934


Rural setting

Large town (10,000 – 49,999)

Commuter campus

Degrees offered:

Admissions Information

Application Fee

College has an application fee: No

Admissions Policies/Requirements

Special requirements for veterinary technician, nursing education, radio-television broadcasting, laser electro-optic, electronics and instrumentation technology, cosmetology, medical assisting programs. ACT/SAT scores may exempt student from placement tests.

College Majors

Agriculture & Related Sciences

Sustainable/Organic Agriculture A,C

Business, Management, & Marketing

Accounting A
Administrative/Secretarial Services A
Business Administration/Management A
Office Clerical Services A

Computer & Information Sciences

Computer Networking/Telecommunications A
Computer Programming – General A
Computer Programming – Specific Applications A
Information Sciences/Systems A,C


Early Childhood Education A,C
Education – General A


Civil Engineering A
Computer Engineering – General A

Engineering Technologies

Architectural Engineering Technology A
Civil Engineering/Technology A
Drafting and Design Technology A
Electrical Engineering Technologies A
Manufacturing Technologies A
Robotics A
Surveying Technology A

Family & Consumer Sciences

Child Care Management A,C

Health Professions & Clinical Sciences

Medical Administrative Assistance A
Medical Assistance A
Nursing (RN) A
Nursing – Practical A
Nursing Assistance C
Veterinarian Assistance A

Law & Legal Studies

Legal Administrative Assistance A
Paralegal/Legal Assistance A,C

Liberal Arts & Sciences

Liberal Arts & Sciences A

Mechanic & Repair Technologies

Automotive Technology A
Industrial Equipment Maintenance/Repair A

Personal & Culinary Services

Aesthetics/Skin Care A
Barbering C
Cosmetic Services A
Cosmetology A

Public Administration & Services

Human Services A

Science Technologies

Biology Technician A

Security & Protective Services

Criminal Justice Studies A

Degrees, certificates and diplomas for each major are designated by the following letters:

    A = Associate degree
    B = Bachelor’s degree
    C = Certificate or diploma

*We do not guarantee the accuracy of information on this page. All information is subject to change. You should confirm all information with a college admissions officer.

Central Carolina Community College Highlights

School Information

Phone Number: (919) 775-5401
Website: www.cccc.edu
Type of School: 2-year, Public
Apply Online: www.cccc.edu/admissions/apply/
Address: 1105 Kelly Dr, Sanford, NC 27330-9840
Setting: Town: Distant
Campus Housing: No

Students & Programs

Student Population: 5,714
6-yr Graduation Rate (Bachelor's): %
Student-to-faculty Ratio: 14 to 1
Distance Learning Programs: Yes
Distance Learning Students*: 1,763 (31% of total students)
Degree Levels Offered: Certificates, Associates

* Students taking at least 1 distance learning course

Tuition & Financial Aid*

In-state Tuition: $2,554
Out-of-state Tuition: $8,698
% of Students Receiving Financial Aid: 63%
Avg. Amount of Grant or Scholarship Aid Awarded: $6,105

* Full-time beginning undergraduate students. Financial aid is available to those who qualify.

Central Carolina Community College Programs

See the degree programs that are offered at Central Carolina Community College.

Degree Name Cert Assoc Bach Mast Doct
Agriculture, Agriculture Operations and Related Sciences 11
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services 74
Communications Technologies/Technicians and Support Services 21
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services 42
Construction Trades 2
Education 42
Engineering 1
Engineering Technologies and Engineering-related Fields 77
Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences 2
Health Professions and Related Programs 77
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting, and Related Protective Service 22
Legal Professions and Studies 21
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities 2
Library Science 11
Mechanic and Repair Technologies/Technicians 61
Parks, Recreation, Leisure and Fitness Studies 11
Personal and Culinary Services 83
Precision Production 52
Grand total 6138

* Based on programs that produced 2019-2020 graduates

Tuition & Financial Aid

See what it costs to enroll at Central Carolina Community College and how many students are receiving scholarships, grants, or loans as financial aid to help cover the costs of tuition.

Undergraduate Student Tuition

Average tuition and fees for academic year:

Tuition and Fees 2019-2020
In-state $2,554
Out-of-state $8,698
Books and supplies $1,440

Graduate Student Tuition

Average tuition and fees for academic year:

Tuition and Fees 2019-2020
In-state $0
Out-of-state $0

Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2018-2019

Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students

Type of Aid Number Receiving Aid % Receiving Aid Avg. Amt. of Aid
Any student financial aid 357 63%
Grant or scholarship aid 341 60% $6,105
Student loan aid 5 1% $5,866

All Undergraduate Students

Type of Aid Number Receiving Aid % Receiving Aid Avg. Amt. of Aid
Grant or scholarship aid 1,771 34% $5,477
Federal student loans 0 0% $0

Admissions & Enrollment

See the admission requirements for Central Carolina Community College. Find out how many students apply and how many are accepted. View a graphical breakdown of the gender, age, and ethnicity of currently enrolled Central Carolina Community College students.

Admissions Considerations

Required Recommended Optional
Secondary school GPA
Secondary school rank
Secondary school record
Completion of college-preparatory program
Formal demonstration of competencies
Admission test scores
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language

Central Carolina Community College Enrollment, Fall 2020

Total Enrollment 5,714
Undergraduate enrollment 5,714
Graduate enrollment 0

Undergraduate Attendance

Undergraduate Gender

Undergraduate Age

Undergraduate Race/Ethnicity

Undergraduate Distance Education

Undergraduates taking 100%, Some, or No Distance Education

Graduate Distance Education

Graduate students taking 100%, Some, or No Distance Education

Central Carolina Community College Accreditation

This institution is accredited by Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges

Specialized institution accreditations:

  • American Dental Association, Commission on Dental Accreditation
    • Dental Assisting (DA)
    • Dental Hygiene (DH)

*General information for this school has been gathered from the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) database, a service provided by the U.S. Department of Education. CollegeAtlas.org does not guarantee the accuracy of information on this page. All information is subject to change. You should confirm all information with a college admissions officer.

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