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297 Davidson Community College Rd
Thomasville, NC 27360-7385
p. 336-249-8186
w. www.davidsonccc.edu

Davidson County Community College

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Introduction

Chartered all the way back in 1958 as the Industrial Education Center, the Davidson County Community College (DCCC) has been serving this relatively remote part of the state of North Carolina in higher education needs. This school was originally established to help the region adapt in its shift from an agriculture-based economy to a manufacturing-based economy. By 1965 it was formally given its present name and joined to the North Carolina community college system. By 1966 it began offering college transfer programs in addition to its already abundant offering of certificate and degree programs.

Academics

The total academic offering at DCCC is comprised of over 50 distinct programs geared towards professional training, certificates, and different levels of degree programs. As a two-year institution of higher learning, the maximum level of academic achievement at the college is an associate degree.

DCCC is divided into five schools: the School of Arts, Science and Education; the School of Business, Engineering & Technical Studies; the School of Health, Wellness & Public Safety; the School of Foundational Studies & Academic Support; and the School of Community Education, Workforce Development & Entrepreneurship.

Despite the school’s open admission policy, the more popular programs such as those in Basic Law Enforcement training, the health and wellness fields, and the Zoo & Aquarium program are more competitive in nature.

Most Popular Fields of Study

Unique Programs

In a bid to continue to improve the school’s standing and increase its student’s opportunities for success, DCCC has a few special programs that have become a favorite among students. The school’s Civic Engagement Program, for example, offers students the ability to complement their classroom-based learning with service opportunities, becoming engaged in the surrounding North Carolina communities. This allows participants to focus on “global citizenship” and spurring civic responsibility in addition to their classroom studies. Similarly, the CONNECTIONS Program, sponsored by a US Department of Education Title III grant, helps raise the level of academic retention and solidify a student’s path towards a successful future. The CONNECTIONS Program includes enhanced advising, counseling, and monitoring services.

Finally, the school’s Scholars Program offers additional challenges to those students that have an increased desire to learn and grow during their time at the school. Admission requirements to the Scholars Program are more stringent than the general admission requirements to the school. However, participants in the program will have the opportunity to accrue honors coursework experience and be stimulated beyond the average level of school study programs.

Admissions

Honoring its role as a community college and a gateway through which all local residents should be able to access higher education, DCCC has an open admissions policy for most programs, meaning that essentially all applicants meeting certain basic criteria will be admitted.

The admissions process is fairly straightforward: applicants must be in possession of a high school diploma or GED or be on track for graduation, and submit their official transcripts (including any previous college-level credits) along with their application form, which can be done electronically or by mail.

Part of the admissions process involves taking the DCCC academic placement assessment. This tests applicants on their skills in the areas of math, english (writing and reading comprehension), and computer skills. The placement assessment may be more or less rigorous depending on the program you are enrolling in; associate degrees, for example, require higher scores than a certificate program.

Financial Aid

Financial aid for students is readily accessible at this school. Distribution of financial aid is ninety-nine percent scholarships from grants and one percent loans. Similarly, need based financial aid distribution is determined through State/District residency. Financial aid distribution for those that do not meet certain requirements is still available and is determined by academics and leadership. The required financial aid forms are the FAFSA and the institution’s own financial aid form.

Student Financial Aid Details

Ranks 3340th for the average student loan amount.
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Athletics

Athletics are not a large focus of this school, however it has become part of the National Junior College Athletic Association (NCJAA), fielding a men’s team in basketball and a women’s team in volleyball since 2007. Both teams compete in the NCJAA’s Division III, Region 10 (as a Division III school, there are no athletic scholarships available).

The school’s mascot is known simply as “Storm” and the school’s athletic colors are blue and white.

Information Summary

Ranks 94th in North Carolina and 2615th overall
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Campus Crime Statistics

  Incidents per 100 Students
Aggravated assault N/A N/A
Murder & Non-Negligent Manslaughter N/A N/A
Rape N/A N/A
Robbery N/A N/A
Arson N/A N/A
Burglary N/A N/A
Larceny N/A N/A
Vehicle theft N/A N/A
Arrest 9 0.21

Local Crime Statistics

  Incidents per 100 People
Aggravated assault 83 0.31
Murder & Non-Negligent Manslaughter 3 0.01
Forcible Rape 9 0.03
Robbery 35 0.13
Arson N/A N/A
Burglary 311 1.15
Larceny 934 3.45
Vehicle theft 21 0.08

Student Enrollment Demographics

Demographics – Main Campus and Surrounding Areas

Reported area around or near Thomasville, NC 27360-7385
Surrounding communityFringe rural area (less than 5 mi. from an urban area)
Total Population41,894 (29,552 urban / 12,342 rural)
Households16,736 (2.47 people per house)
Median Household Income$35,939
Families12,023 (2.91 people per family)

Carnegie Foundation Classification

Associate's — Public Suburban-serving Single Campus
UndergraduateAssociates
GraduateN/A
Undergraduate PopulationMixed part/full-time two-year
EnrollmentExclusively undergraduate two-year
Size & SettingMedium two-year

General Characteristics

Title IV EligibilityParticipates in Title IV federal financial aid programs
Highest offeringAssociate's degree
Calendar SystemSemester
Years of college work requiredN/A
Variable Tuition
Religious AffiliationN/A
Congressional District3712

Special Learning Opportunities

Distance LearningN/A
ROTC — Army / Navy / Air Force  —   /   / 
Study Abroad
Weekend College
Teacher Certification

Student Tuition Costs and Fees


Ranks 4184th for total cost of attendance
  In District In State Out of State
Effective as of 2014-09-19
FT Undergraduate Tuition $1,716 $1,716 $6,324
FT Undergraduate Required Fees $150 $150 $150
PT Undergraduate per Credit Hour $72 $72 $264
FT Graduate Tuition N/A N/A N/A
FT Graduate Required Fees N/A N/A N/A
PT Graduate per Credit Hour N/A N/A N/A
Total Cost of Attendance — On-Campus $3,466 $3,466 $8,074
Total Cost of Attendance — Off-Campus w/out Family $16,626 $16,626 $21,234
Total Cost of Attendance — Off-Campus with Family $7,626 $7,626 $12,234

Student Tuition Cost History and Trends

Prior year cost comparison
  In District In State Out of State
Published Tuition & Fees $1,726 $1,786 $1,726 $1,786 $6,334 $6,394
  Cost (regardless of residency)
Effective as of 2014-09-19
Books & Supplies $1,300 $1,600
On-Campus – Room & Board N/A(N/C)
On-Campus – Other Expenses N/A(N/C)
Off-Campus w/out Family – Room & Board $7,200 $9,000
Off-Campus w/out Family – Other Expenses $3,260 $3,560
Off-Campus with Family – Room & Board $3,260 $3,560

Admission Criteria

 = Required,   = Recommended,   = Neither required nor recommended
Open Admissions
Secondary School GPA / Rank / Record N/A /  N/A /  N/A
College Prep. CompletionN/A
RecommendationsN/A
Formal competency demoN/A
Admission test scoresN/A
TOEFLN/A
Other testsN/A

Admission Credits Accepted

Dual Credit
Life Experience
Advanced Placement (AP)

Athletics - Association Memberships

Sports / Athletic Conference Memberships NJCAA

Student Services

Remedial Services
Academic / Career Counseling
PT Cost-defraying Employment
Career Placement
On-Campus Day Care
Library Facility

Student Living

First-time Room / Board Required
Dorm CapacityN/A
Meals per WeekN/A
Room FeeN/A
Board FeeN/A

Student Completion / Graduation Demographics

 
Total 1 121 72 31 12 977 56 1,283
Accounting 2 7 5 30 44
Aesthetician/Esthetician and Skin Care Specialist 2 11 13
Automobile/Automotive Mechanics Technology/Technician 8 51 61
Business Administration and Management, General 3 3 36 3 47
Child Development 2 6 9
Clinical/Medical Laboratory Technician 8 8
Computer Programming/Programmer, General 3 3
Computer Systems Networking and Telecommunications 3 1 31 35
Computer and Information Systems Security/Information Assurance 4 3 11 18
Cosmetology/Cosmetologist, General 3 1 24 28
Criminal Justice/Police Science 2 2 1 19 3 27
Criminal Justice/Safety Studies 13 12 3 43 3 74
Diesel Mechanics Technology/Technician 14 15
Early Childhood Education and Teaching 8 5 55 3 74
Education/Teaching of Individuals in Early Childhood Special Education Programs
Electrical, Electronic and Communications Engineering Technology/Technician 1 3 23 27
Electromechanical and Instrumentation and Maintenance Technologies/Technicians, Other 23 23
Emergency Medical Technology/Technician (EMT Paramedic) 33 1 34
Entrepreneurship/Entrepreneurial Studies
Fire Prevention and Safety Technology/Technician 7 7
General Studies 1 6 7
Health Information/Medical Records Administration/Administrator 3 3
Health Information/Medical Records Technology/Technician 3 1 11 15
Heating, Air Conditioning, Ventilation and Refrigeration Maintenance Technology/Technician 11 18 4 33
Histologic Technology/Histotechnologist 1 10 2 13
Human Resources Management/Personnel Administration, General 4 12 2 18
Industrial Production Technologies/Technicians, Other 22 22
Information Science/Studies 4 11 6 21
Information Technology 2 7 42 51
Language Interpretation and Translation 1 1
Legal Assistant/Paralegal 12 1 1 43 1 58
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities, Other 5 1 23 2 32
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies 3 12 11 106 9 141
Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurse Training 1 14 3 18
Logistics, Materials, and Supply Chain Management 3 1 9 13
Machine Shop Technology/Assistant 1 1 3 5
Massage Therapy/Therapeutic Massage 1 1 2 10 1 16
Medical/Clinical Assistant 3 32 2 37
Mental and Social Health Services and Allied Professions, Other 3 1 6 10
Motorcycle Maintenance and Repair Technology/Technician 4 4
Pharmacy Technician/Assistant 8 1 5 21 1 36
Phlebotomy Technician/Phlebotomist 2 2 1 1 17 1 24
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse 1 41 6 48
Truck and Bus Driver/Commercial Vehicle Operator and Instructor 18 1 1 60 2 84
Veterinary/Animal Health Technology/Technician and Veterinary Assistant 12 1 13
Welding Technology/Welder 13 13

Faculty Compensation / Salaries

Ranks 3769th for the average full-time faculty salary.
Effective as of 2014-09-20
Tenure system N/A
Average FT Salary $47,079 ($47,265 male / $46,924 female)
Number of FT Faculty 102 (43 male / 59 female)
Number of PT Faculty 388
FT Faculty Ratio 0.3 : 1
Total Benefits $3,051,011
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