High school students to ‘test drive’ BCCC

Published 4:18 pm Monday, March 16, 2020

Beaufort County Community College will host seniors and juniors from area high schools to give students a feel for campus life. This is the fourth year that the college will prospective students on campus.

On April 7, the students will have a chance to “test drive” classes and enjoy other activities during BCCC’s Spring Fling, which is put on by the Student Government Association. Participating high schools include Mattamuskeet Early College High School; Pungo, Terra Ceia and Unity Christian Academies; and Washington County, Northside, Southside, Washington and Columbia High Schools. Students should sign up by March 13.

While on campus, students will attend two classes from 30 participating classes, such as information technology, nursing, medical lab technology, cosmetology, college transfer programs and automotive technology. This year the program will also include short-term training programs from the Continuing Education department. Students can learn about EMT, firefighter, professional cooking, healthcare technician training. This combination of both associates degree programs and certification programs offers options for both students who intend to transfer to a university and students who are ready to get to work.

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Spring Fling activities will include carnival games and a live DJ in a Mardi Gras theme.

Students get to experience an average day for a college student with many of them seeing the campus for the first time. The program is geared towards students who either are unsure of their path or know that their path will likely not include a four-year university right after high school graduation. Student have cited Test Drive Your College as the reason why they chose to attend BCCC. They may attend on their own or as part of a group from their school.

Participation forms need to be returned by Friday, March 13 so the college can begin the scheduling process. Students may return the forms to BCCC directly, they may email them or submit them to their counselors. To participate, students should get a permission form from their high school counselor or call 940-6237.

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