Workforce & Career Training

2015 Spring Workforce Development & Career Training Class Schedule

All classes are subject to cancellation due to low enrollment.

What is Workforce & Career Training

These are programs and courses designed to provide participants the skills necessary to perform at expected levels in business and industry. These programs contain the necessary components as determine by the industry in which a student is training. Each course is current and relevant due to the continual evaluation of the programs and connections to the industry for which we provide training. The quality of these courses are unsurmountable. With instructors having years of experience in their respective field, some at the top of their field and a life time of experience, the skills learned will exceed all employers’ expectations.


All of the courses students successful complete will receive a certificate from Pamlico Community College, an accredited higher education institute through the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools. In addition, most of the courses will be offered in conjunction with third party accrediting agencies. This affords the student the opportunity to earn stackable credentials which further details the depths of the student’s skill set and allows them to be more competitive in a global market. Some examples of additional credits are: OSHA 10 & 30, NCCER, and the CRC.


Trade Crafts

Pamlico Community College is an Accredited Training and Education Facility (ATEF) as recognized by the National Center for Construction Education and Research (NCCER). This accreditation affords students the opportunity to attain stackable credentials in a respective trade which enhances the graduate’s marketability when seeking employment. These programs have designed curricula which requires the student to successfully pass the written and practical assessments of each module within a course while completing a CORE course. All NCCER students will have to complete the CORE. This course is integrated with Level I of any curriculum. The CORE consist of: Safety (Earn OSHA card), Employability Skills (Earn CRC), Blue Print Reading, Construction Math, and more….


NCCER is a not-for-profit 501©(3) education foundation created in 1996 as The National Center for Construction Education and Research. It was developed by more than 125 construction CEOs and various association and academic leaders who united to revolutionize training for the construction industry. Sharing the common goal of developing a safe and productive workforce, these companies created a standardized training and credentialing program for the industry. This progressive program has evolved into curricula for more than 60 craft areas and a complete series of more than 70 assessments offered in over 4,000 NCCER-accredited training and assessment locations across the United States.

NCCER develops standardized construction and maintenance curricula and assessments with portable credentials. These credentials are tracked through NCCER’s National Registry which allows organizations and companies to track the qualifications of their craft professionals and/or check the qualifications of possible new hires. The National Registry also assists craft professionals by maintaining their records in a secure database.
NCCER’s workforce development process of accreditation, instructor certification, standardized curriculum, national registry, assessment, and certification is a key component in the industry’s workforce development efforts. NCCER also drives multiple initiatives to enhance career development and recruitment efforts for the industry.

Trade Craft Programs

• Welding (Courses may transfer for credit. See advisor)
• Electrical Wiring (Courses may transfer for credit. See advisor)
• Construction Technology/w Weatherization

Trade Craft Programs Affiliated with other credentialing

• Appliance Repair
• AutoCAD
• Horticulture/Landscaping

Motorsports Institute

Pamlico Community College is proud to announce the launching of this institute within its institute. The programs found within are geared to train students in the maintenance and repair of two and four cycle motors and the vehicles in which they are housed. These programs are to deliver the necessary content to certify those who successfully complete these programs have entry level skills to perform at that expectation based on industry standard. Upon successful completion, students will receive a PCC certification and a Career Readiness Certification.


• Motorcycle Technician
ATV Technician
• Personal Watercraft Technician
• Boat Motor Technician
• Small Engine Repair

Heritage Arts

Pamlico Community College exists in a county and region rich in cultural talent and skill. The Heritage Arts Programs are designed to assist folks who either have a desire to learn a new craft skill or hone the one they already have. What sets these programs separate from those short enrichment programs is they are designed to steadily increase your craft skill level while teaching you how you can cultivate your talents into a lucrative business. These programs will provide you knowledge on how and where to market your goods; how to produce in quantity and support your overhead costs; and most importantly, how to make a profit.


• Sewing
• Luthier (Making and repairing stringed instruments)
• Pottery
• Woodworking

Hospitality Arts

As part of the college’s mission, PCC works to enhance the economic development of its service area. One way this is occurring is aligning training programs with county-wide initiatives. Tourism is one of Pamlico County’s thriving industries and one in which is showing the largest potential for growth. To help foster this growth, the College has developed non-credit training programs which will prepare people for the Hospitality industry. The College has begun a Culinary Arts program which affords students to earn credentialing with the National Restaurant Association’s ManageFirst program as well as in their Culinary and Baking credentialing programs. The College also offers ServSafe for food service employees to help ensure the concepts of safe food handling are being delivered and those in the industry are compliant.


• Culinary Arts
• ServSafe
• Bartending
• Wait staff Training

Other Training and Credentialing

Employability Skills

These programs are designed for those seeking employment or looking to upgrade their current position. This resource is available at no cost for those who qualify and must set an appointment with the instructor to schedule instruction in the following areas: Job seeking, resume writing, interview skills, job retention, financial literacy, workplace technology, workplace communication, and many other soft skills necessary to attain and maintain employment. Please contact Michelle McGuire for additional information. (252) 249-1851 ext. 3124.

Distance Education

For those for whom working ONLINE best suits their educational needs, Pamlico Community College’s Workforce and Career Training Department offers an array of ONLINE courses for both certifications and/or personal edification at an affordable price. Click here for ONLINE opportunities.

Workforce and Career Training staff:

Richard Garrett,  Chair
Industrial, Construction, and Continuing Education
Department Head, Culinary Arts
252-249-1851 × 3015,

Michelle McGuire, Coordinator of Career Training Programs
252-249-1851 × 3124

Latanya Bryant, Coordinator of Continuing Education Services
252-249-1851 × 3013