Technical Programs


A student prepares nails in a plank of wood

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.Each program curriculum requires students to meet standards set for both written and practical assessments to ensure completion of modules. Every program mandates students complete this CORE. This CORE is integrated with Level I of any curriculum. The CORE consist of: Safety (Earn OSHA 10 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.

NCCER Technical Programs

  • Welding
    Facility Maintenance
    Electrical Wiring
    Safety Technician

Technical Programs Affiliated with other credentialing

  • Horticulture/Landscaping
    Appliance Repair

All classes are subject to cancellation due to low enrollment.

What are Technical Programs

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 determined 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, NCCER, and the CRC.

For more information, contact:

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

Gregory Skelly
Chair of Continuing Education
252-249-1851 ×3015
Room 125


Pamlico Community College does not discriminate in its educational programs, activities, or employment on the basis of sex, age, disability, race, color, national origin, sexual orientation or religion.