Central Carolina Community College

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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

[email protected]

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.

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