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137 S Post Rd
Shelby, NC 28152-6224
p. 704-669-6000
w. www.clevelandcc.edu

Cleveland Community College

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Located in Cleveland County, North Carolina, the Cleveland Community College (CCC) was established in 1965 as a unit of Gaston College. Today this independent, public, two-year college is a member institution of the North Carolina Community College System. The College became an independent unit in 1967 when a local Board of Trustees was appointed, and the school was renamed Cleveland County Technical Institute. As the College continued to expand, the need for a proper campus became evident, and thanks to grants from the Cleveland County Board of Commissioners and the State of North Carolina it was able to begin building on its long-range development plan.

By the time the institute officially changed its name to Cleveland Community College in 1987, the campus included classroom buildings, the Learning Resources Center, the Jack Hunt Campus Center, vocational shops, laboratories, a snack bar, bookstore, and offices. Since then the school has expanded to include the James Broughton Petty Amphitheater, a field house, a maintenance building and a student activities center.


The Academic Programs Unit awards college transfer associate in arts, associate in science degrees, associate in applied science and associate in general education degrees. Technical and vocational diplomas and certificates are also offered in various areas of study. Students receive academic support from the academic advisement, developmental support, library/media services, tutoring, and instructional technology departments. College Transfer associate degrees are offered in areas like pre-elementary education, pre-business administration, pre-engineering, pre-biology & biology education, and the associate degree in nursing.

The diploma and certificate programs are offered under department titles like allied health, auto body, biotechnology, broadcasting and production technology, community Spanish interpreter, computer information technology, cosmetology, criminal justice technology, early childhood education, electronics engineering technology, real estate and welding technology. Continuing education non-credit programs fall under the broad categories of workforce development, economic development, basic skills and literacy education, law enforcement training, emergency medical services training, firefighter training, and quality of life enhancement. Online continuing education courses are offered through Ed2Go, and resources include the Small Business Center and the Workforce Development Center.

Approved in 1997, the school is celebrated for its Emergency Training Center, the Brown Emergency Training Center, completed and dedicated in December of 2002. One of the most advanced in the Southeast United States, here firefighters, rescue workers, EMS personnel, and law enforcement officers are trained for both professional and volunteer duty.

During the Fall, Spring and Summer academic terms run each year, the school offers the Academic Programs Unit, distance learning, adult basic education, and continuing education programs. Classes are offered during the daytime, and on nights and weekends. Distance learning students may enroll for online courses provided via the Blackboard online learning community. Online courses may last either 7 weeks or 14 weeks, and special one-hour on-campus workshops are provided to students just getting started. The Adult Basic Education Program, based out of the Learning Center, is a tuition-free program that targets adult non-readers. Campus, off-campus, and online courses are offered, as well as an innovative curricula designed to develop real-world success skills. An adult high school diploma program is also offered in conjunction with Cleveland County Schools.

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All prospective students must mail their completed application, and may choose to request a counseling appointment with Student Services. Exceptions are all Allied Health applicants, except for nursing assistant and phlebotomy applicants, who must attend an informational meeting, and radiography applicants who must undergo Psychological Services Bureau testing and then an interview. Transcripts from all previous pre- and post-secondary institutions must be sent for any student pursuing a diploma, degree or certificate, and for any student enrolling in a course with a prerequisite.

Any prospective student wishing to enroll in a degree-seeking program, phlebotomy, cosmetology, nursing assistant, technical diploma or technical certificate program is required to take English, algebra, math, and reading placement tests. Scores must meet the criteria specified by Admissions. Allied health applicants (associate degree nursing (RN), practical nursing, radiography, surgical technology, nursing assistant and phlebotomy) must meet a unique set of “qualitative and quantitative admissions requirements.” A range of special admissions criteria, including physical examination results, immunizations, Psychological Services Bureau testing results, and personal references are required for some applicants to these students. For specifics, allied health applicants should directly contact Admissions.

Applicants must be at least 18 years old, or dually enrolled in high school and over the age of 16 with special permission. A high school diploma or its equivalent is required for the practical nursing, associate in arts, associate in science, associate in general education, and associate in applied science degree curriculums, as well as phlebotomy, cosmetology and technical diploma or technical certificate programs. A high school diploma or equivalency is NOT required for other vocational diploma or certificate programs.

Out-of-state students are eligible for acceptance, however should expect far higher tuition fees per credit hour.

Financial Aid

Students are provided financial aid services by the Financial Aid Program, which is based on financial needs analysis. All students wishing to apply for financial aid must fill out the FAFSA. The two type of financial aid programs are grants and employment. Special financial aid options include the PELL Grant, the Supplemental Education Opportunity Grand, and the North Carolina Community College Grant, as well as a variety of academic and need-based scholarships selected and awarded by the Financial Aid Office Scholarship Committee.

The school is supported by nonprofit corporation the Cleveland Community College Foundation. Governed by a volunteer Board of Directors, the mission is to guarantee quality education and financial stability. State supported, general and benefactor scholarships available from the Financial Aid office and the College Foundation include the Wachovia Technical Scholarship, the Nurse Education Scholarship Loan Program, and more.

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With around 3,000 students enrolled per semester, there is a diverse student body, with students of all ages. With no dormitory accommodations provided, this is a commuter campus. For accommodation assistance, it is recommended that students directly contact the local Shelby Chamber of Commerce.

A wide range of student social, cultural and physical activities, sponsored by the Student Government Association are enjoyed by the students such as concerts, plays, art exhibits, readings, and lectures. There are a range of student clubs and organizations on campus, and students are highly encouraged to get involved, as well as a student newsletter which is published on campus. Some of the many clubs and organizations are the Beta Iota Pi Chapter of Phi Theta Kappa international honor society, the Black Awareness club, the Linux Users Group, the Lamplighters, the Surgical Technology Club and the Musician’s Guild.

Student Enrollment Demographics


Although the school wears its blue and white colors proudly, it does not field any inter-collegiate sports teams. The gymnasium and athletic fields are, however, available for use by College courses, for College events, and for general student use during designated times. Intramural sports teams are sometimes provided for students by the SGA, depending on student interest, like basketball, softball, volleyball, tennis and horseshoes.


Accreditation is provided by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools.

Information Summary

Ranks 119th in North Carolina and 3349th 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 N/A N/A

Local Crime Statistics

  Incidents per 100 People
Aggravated assault 63 0.31
Murder & Non-Negligent Manslaughter N/A N/A
Forcible Rape 9 0.04
Robbery 36 0.17
Arson N/A N/A
Burglary 295 1.43
Larceny 516 2.51
Vehicle theft 36 0.17

Demographics – Main Campus and Surrounding Areas

Reported area around or near Shelby, NC 28152-6224
Surrounding communityFringe town (less than 10 mi. from an urban cluster)
Total Population21,879 (10,988 urban / 10,891 rural)
Households8,645 (2.51 people per house)
Median Household Income$36,644
Families6,328 (2.94 people per family)

Carnegie Foundation Classification

Associate's — Public Rural-serving Medium
Undergraduate PopulationHigher part-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 District3710

Special Learning Opportunities

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

Student Tuition Costs and Fees

Ranks 3948th for total cost of attendance
  In District In State Out of State
Effective as of 2014-09-19
FT Undergraduate Tuition $2,208 $2,208 $8,352
FT Undergraduate Required Fees $94 $94 $94
PT Undergraduate per Credit Hour $69 $69 $261
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 $3,302 $3,302 $9,446
Total Cost of Attendance — Off-Campus w/out Family $6,902 $6,902 $13,046
Total Cost of Attendance — Off-Campus with Family $4,202 $4,202 $10,346

Student Tuition Cost History and Trends

Prior year cost comparison
  In District In State Out of State
Published Tuition & Fees $2,222(N/C) $2,222(N/C) $8,366(N/C)
  Cost (regardless of residency)
Effective as of 2014-09-19
Books & Supplies $1,400(N/C)
On-Campus – Room & Board N/A(N/C)
On-Campus – Other Expenses N/A(N/C)
Off-Campus w/out Family – Room & Board $2,700(N/C)
Off-Campus w/out Family – Other Expenses $400(N/C)
Off-Campus with Family – Room & Board $400(N/C)

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
Formal competency demoN/A
Admission test scoresN/A
Other testsN/A

Admission Credits Accepted

Dual Credit
Life Experience
Advanced Placement (AP)

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 1 102 7 4 392 11 526
Accounting 1 3 4
Aesthetician/Esthetician and Skin Care Specialist 2 2
Autobody/Collision and Repair Technology/Technician 1 4 1 6
Banking and Financial Support Services 1 1
Biology Technician/Biotechnology Laboratory Technician 3 6 9
Building/Property Maintenance 1 1 2
Business Administration and Management, General 5 4 9
Carpentry/Carpenter 3 3
Child Development 1 2 3
Computer Systems Networking and Telecommunications 24 24
Computer and Information Systems Security/Information Assurance 7 7
Cosmetology/Cosmetologist, General 6 18 25
Criminal Justice/Police Science 2 1 25 28
Criminal Justice/Safety Studies 5 12 17
Early Childhood Education and Teaching 9 19 28
Education/Teaching of Individuals in Early Childhood Special Education Programs 2 2
Electrical, Electronic and Communications Engineering Technology/Technician 1 1 2
Electrician 2 5 7
Electromechanical and Instrumentation and Maintenance Technologies/Technicians, Other 1 1
Elementary Education and Teaching 5 5
Emergency Medical Technology/Technician (EMT Paramedic) 1 1
Entrepreneurship/Entrepreneurial Studies 1 1
Fire Prevention and Safety Technology/Technician 4 4
General Studies 1 1 2
Heating, Air Conditioning, Ventilation and Refrigeration Maintenance Technology/Technician 1 4 1 7
Information Science/Studies 1 1
Information Technology 16 16
Legal Administrative Assistant/Secretary 1 2 3
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities, Other 8 31 1 41
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies 1 12 4 79 6 103
Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurse Training 9 10
Machine Shop Technology/Assistant 3 4 7
Marketing/Marketing Management, General 4 1 5
Mechanical Drafting and Mechanical Drafting CAD/CADD 3 3
Medical Office Management/Administration 13 15 1 29
Medical Transcription/Transcriptionist 3 3
Office Management and Supervision 2 4 6
Operations Management and Supervision 3 3
Phlebotomy Technician/Phlebotomist 5 12 1 19
Plumbing Technology/Plumber 2 2
Pre-Nursing Studies 1 1
Radio and Television Broadcasting Technology/Technician 3 2 7
Radiologic Technology/Science - Radiographer 1 15 17
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse 3 13 16
Surgical Technology/Technologist 2 2
Teacher Assistant/Aide 1 1 2
Welding Technology/Welder 2 4 24 30

Faculty Compensation / Salaries

Ranks 3105th for the average full-time faculty salary.
Effective as of 2014-09-20
Tenure system N/A
Average FT Salary $53,251 ($53,923 male / $53,946 female)
Number of FT Faculty 75 (30 male / 45 female)
Number of PT Faculty 605
FT Faculty Ratio 0.1 : 1
Total Benefits $1,795,625

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