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Professional and Technical

The Professional and Technical division offers Associate, Diploma, and Certificate programs that prepare students for entry-level jobs in professional fields. These programs provide students with specialized training and skills that  enable them to become employable and competent in their discipline and, in many cases, earn industry-recognized certifications.  In addition to job placement, opportunities for students to earn academic credit allowing them to matriculate successfully in a four-year college or university are provided.

Professional Technical programs vary in length:   Associate in Applied Science (AAS) degrees, from 61-76 credit hours;  Diploma programs range from 36-48 hours; Certificate programs range from 12-18 credit hours; and the Associate in Science transfer degree with concentration in Computer Science, 61 credits.  Classes are taught in traditional, online, and/or hybrid/blended formats to ensure students have the flexibility necessary to be successful in their educational goals.

Associate in Applied Science Degree Programs

Accounting and Finance - Associate Degree (A25800)

The Accounting and Finance curriculum is designed to provide students with the knowledge and the skills necessary for employment and growth in the accounting and finance profession. Accountants and finance professionals assemble and analyze, process, ... Learn More

Aquaculture Technology - Associate Degree (A15120)

The Aquaculture Technology curriculum prepares individuals for careers in aquaculture and management of aquatic ecosystems. It provides a broad background in science and math as well as specialized course work and practical experience in fish, ... Learn More

Biotechnology - Associate Degree (A20100)

The Biotechnology curriculum, which has emerged from molecular biology and chemical engineering, is designed to meet the increasing demands for skilled laboratory technicians in various fields of biological and chemical technology. Course work emphasizes biology, ... Learn More

Business Administration - Associate Degree (A25120)

The Business Administration curriculum is designed to introduce students to the various aspects of the free enterprise system. Students will be provided with a fundamental knowledge of business functions, processes, and an understanding of business ... Learn More

Cosmetology - Associate Degree (A55140)

The Cosmetology curriculum is designed to provide competency- based knowledge, scientific/artistic principles, and hands-on fundamentals associated with the cosmetology industry. The curriculum provides a simulated salon environment which enables students to develop manipulative skills. Coursework ... Learn More

Criminal Justice Technology - Associate Degree (A55180)

The Criminal Justice Technology curriculum is designed to provide knowledge of criminal justice systems and operations. Study will focus on local, state, and federal law enforcement, judicial processes, corrections, and security services. The criminal justice ... Learn More

Early Childhood Education

The Early Childhood Education curriculum prepares individuals to work with children from birth through eight in diverse learning environments. Students will combine learned theories with practice in actual settings with young children under the supervision ... Learn More

Early Childhood Education Career Entry Option - Associate Degree (A55220CE)

The Early Childhood Education curriculum prepares individuals to work with children from birth through eight in diverse learning environments. Students will combine learned theories with practice in actual settings with young children under the supervision ... Learn More

Early Childhood Education Non-Licensure Transfer Option - Associate Degree (A55220NL)

The Early Childhood Education curriculum prepares individuals to work with children from birth through eight in diverse learning environments. Students will combine learned theories with practice in actual settings with young children under the supervision ... Learn More

Health and Fitness Science - Associate Degree (A45630)

The Health and Fitness Science program is designed to provide students with the knowledge and skills necessary for employment in the fitness and exercise industry. Students will be trained in exercise science and be able ... Learn More

Health Information Technology - Associate Degree (A45360)

The Health Information Technology curriculum provides individuals with the knowledge and skills to process, analyze, abstract, compile, maintain, manage, and report health information. Students will supervise departmental functions; classify, code, and index diagnoses and procedures; ... Learn More

Horticulture Technology - Associate Degree (A15240)

The Horticulture Technology curriculum is designed to prepare individuals for various careers in horticulture. Classroom instruction and practical laboratory applications of horticultural principles and practices are included in the program of study. Course work includes ... Learn More

Information Technology - Computer Programming and Development - Associate Degree (A25590C)

The Information Technology (IT) curriculum prepares graduates for employment in the technology sector as designers, testers, support technicians, system administrators developers, or programmers who use computer software and/or hardware to design, process, implement and manage ... Learn More

Information Technology - Information Systems - Associate Degree (A25590S)

The Information Technology (IT) curriculum prepares graduates for employment in the technology sector as designers, testers, support technicians, system administrators developers, or programmers who use computer software and/or hardware to design, process, implement and manage ... Learn More

Marine Biotechnology - Associate Degree (A20170)

The Biotechnology curriculum, which has emerged from molecular biology and chemical engineering, is designed to meet the increasing demands for skilled laboratory technicians in various fields of biological and chemical technology. Course work emphasizes biology, ... Learn More

Medical Assisting - Associate Degree (A45400)

The Medical Assisting curriculum prepares multi-skilled health care professionals qualified to perform administrative, clinical, and laboratory procedures. Course work includes instruction in scheduling appointments, coding, and processing insurance accounts, billing, collections, computer operations; assisting with ... Learn More

Turfgrass Management Technology - Associate Degree (A15420)

The Turfgrass Management Technology curriculum prepares individuals for various careers in horticulture. Classroom instruction and practical laboratory applications of horticulture principles and practices are included in the program of study. Course work includes plant identification, ... Learn More

Diploma Programs

Accounting and Finance - Diploma (D25800)

The Accounting and Finance curriculum is designed to provide students with the knowledge and the skills necessary for employment and growth in the accounting and finance profession. Accountants and finance professionals assemble and analyze, process, ... Learn More

Aquaculture Technology - Diploma (D15120)

The Aquaculture Technology curriculum prepares individuals for careers in aquaculture and management of aquatic ecosystems. It provides a broad background in science and math as well as specialized course work and practical experience in fish, ... Learn More

Biotechnology - Diploma (D20100)

The Biotechnology curriculum, which has emerged from molecular biology and chemical engineering, is designed to meet the increasing demands for skilled laboratory technicians in various fields of biological and chemical technology. BCC also offers a ... Learn More

Business Administration - Diploma (D25120)

The Business Administration curriculum is designed to introduce students to the various aspects of the free enterprise system. Students will be provided with a fundamental knowledge of business functions, processes, and an understanding of business ... Learn More

Cosmetology - Diploma (D55140)

The Cosmetology curriculum is designed to provide competency-based knowledge, scientific/artistic principles, and hands-on fundamentals associated with the cosmetology industry. The curriculum provides a simulated salon environment which enables students to develop manipulative skills. BCC also ... Learn More

Criminal Justice Technology - Diploma (D55180)

The Criminal Justice Technology curriculum is designed to provide knowledge of criminal justice systems and operations. Study will focus on local, state, and federal law enforcement, judicial processes, corrections, and security services. The criminal justice ... Learn More

Early Childhood Education - Diploma (D55220)

The Early Childhood Education curriculum prepares individuals to work with children from birth through eight in diverse learning environments. Students will combine learned theories with practice in actual settings with young children under the supervision ... Learn More

Health Information Technology - Diploma (D45360)

The Health Information Technology curriculum provides individuals with the knowledge and skills to process, analyze, abstract, compile, maintain, manage, and report health information. BCC also offers a Health Information Technology Degree option.  The Health Information Technology ... Learn More

Horticulture Technology - Diploma (D15240)

The Horticulture Technology curriculum is designed to prepare individuals for various careers in horticulture. Classroom instruction and practical laboratory applications of horticultural principles and practices are included in the program of study. BCC also offers ... Learn More

Information Technology - Computer Programming and Development - Diploma (D25590C)

The Information Technology – Computer Programming and Development curriculum prepares graduates for employment in the technology sector as designers, testers, support technicians, system administrator’s developers, or programmers who use computer software and/or hardware to design, ... Learn More

Information Technology - Information Systems - Diploma (D25590S)

The Information Technology (IT) curriculum prepares graduates for employment in the technology sector as designers, testers, support technicians, system administrators developers, or programmers who use computer software and/or hardware to design, process, implement and manage ... Learn More

Marine Biotechnology - Diploma (D20170)

The Biotechnology curriculum, which has emerged from molecular biology and chemical engineering, is designed to meet the increasing demands for skilled laboratory technicians in various fields of biological and chemical technology. Course work emphasizes biology, ... Learn More

Turfgrass Management Technology - Diploma (D15420)

The Turfgrass Management Technology curriculum prepares individuals for various careers in horticulture. Classroom instruction and practical laboratory applications of horticulture principles and practices are included in the program of study. Course work includes plant identification, ... Learn More

Welding Technology - Diploma (D50420)

The Welding Technology curriculum provides students with a sound understanding of the science, technology, and applications essential for successful employment in the welding and metalworking industry. Instruction includes consumable and non- consumable electrode welding and ... Learn More

Certificate Programs

Accounting and Finance - Certificate (C25800)

The Accounting and Finance curriculum is designed to provide students with the knowledge and the skills necessary for employment and growth in the accounting and finance profession. Accountants and finance professionals assemble and analyze, process, ... Learn More

Aquaculture Technology - Certificate (C15120)

The Aquaculture Technology curriculum prepares individuals for careers in aquaculture and management of aquatic ecosystems. It provides a broad background in science and math as well as specialized course work and practical experience in fish, ... Learn More

Basic Law Enforcement Training (BLET) - Certificate (C55120)

Basic Law Enforcement Training (BLET) is designed to give students essential skills required for entry-level employment as law enforcement officers with state, county, or municipal governments, or with private enterprise. This program utilizes state commission- ... Learn More

Business Administration - Certificate (C25120)

The Business Administration curriculum is designed to introduce students to the various aspects of the free enterprise system. Students will be provided with a fundamental knowledge of business functions, processes, and an understanding of business ... Learn More

Business Administration/Small Business Entrepreneur Certificate (C25120SB)

The Business Administration curriculum is designed to introduce students to the various aspects of the free enterprise system. Students will be provided with a fundamental knowledge of business functions, processes, and an understanding of business ... Learn More

Cosmetology - Certificate (C55140)

The Cosmetology curriculum is designed to provide competency-based knowledge, scientific/artistic principles, and hands-on fundamentals associated with the cosmetology industry. The curriculum provides a simulated salon environment which enables students to develop manipulative skills. BCC also ... Learn More

Cosmetology Instructor - Certificate (C55160)

The Cosmetology Instructor curriculum provides a course of study for learning the skills needed to teach the theory and practice of cosmetology as required by the North Carolina Board of Cosmetic Arts. Coursework includes requirements ... Learn More

Criminal Justice Technology - Certificate (C55180)

The Criminal Justice Technology curriculum is designed to provide knowledge of criminal justice systems and operations. Study will focus on local, state, and federal law enforcement, judicial processes, corrections, and security services. The criminal justice ... Learn More

Early Childhood Education - Certificate (C55220)

The Early Childhood Education curriculum prepares individuals to work with children from birth through eight in diverse learning environments. Students will combine learned theories with practice in actual settings with young children under the supervision ... Learn More

Early Childhood Education Administration - Certificate (C55220A)

The Early Childhood Education curriculum prepares individuals to work with children from birth through eight in diverse learning environments. Students will combine learned theories with practice in actual settings with young children under the supervision ... Learn More

Health and Fitness Science - Athletic Training (C45630AT)

The Health and Fitness Science program is designed to provide students with the knowledge and skills necessary for employment in the fitness and exercise industry. Athletic Training Certificate (C45630AT) Course Title Credits Fall Semester #1 ... Learn More

Health and Fitness Science - Certificate (C45630)

The Health and Fitness Science program is designed to provide students with the knowledge and skills necessary for employment in the fitness and exercise industry. Students will be trained in exercise science and be able ... Learn More

Health and Fitness Science - Health and Wellness Management (C45630HW)

The Health and Fitness Science program is designed to provide students with the knowledge and skills necessary for employment in the fitness and exercise industry. Health and Wellness Management (C45630HW) Course Title Credits Fall Semester ... Learn More

Health and Fitness Science - Health Promotions - Certificate (C45630H)

The Health and Fitness Science program is designed to provide students with the knowledge and skills necessary for employment in the fitness and exercise industry. Certificate (C45630H) Course Title Credits Fall Semester #1 ENG 111 ... Learn More

Health and Fitness Science - Public Health - Certificate (C45630PH)

The Health and Fitness Science program is designed to provide students with the knowledge and skills necessary for employment in the fitness and exercise industry. Certificate (C45630PH) Course Title Credits Fall Semester #1 HEA 112 ... Learn More

Health and Fitness Science - Sports Officiating - Certificate (C45630S)

The Health and Fitness Science program is designed to provide students with the knowledge and skills necessary for employment in the fitness and exercise industry. Sports Officiating - Certificate (C45630S) Course Title Credits Fall Semester ... Learn More

Horticulture Technology - Certificate (C15240)

The Horticulture Technology curriculum is designed to prepare individuals for various careers in horticulture. Classroom instruction and practical laboratory applications of horticultural principles and practices are included in the program of study. BCC also offers ... Learn More

Infant Toddler Care - Certificate (C55290)

The curriculum prepares individuals to work with children from infancy to three years of age in diverse learning environments. Students will combine learned theories, competency-based knowledge, and practice in actual settings with young children under ... Learn More

Turfgrass Management Technology - Certificate (C15420)

The Turfgrass Management Technology curriculum prepares individuals for various careers in horticulture. Classroom instruction and practical laboratory applications of horticulture principles and practices are included in the program of study. Course work includes plant identification, ... Learn More

Welding Technology - Certificate (C50420)

The Welding Technology curriculum provides students with a sound understanding of the science, technology, and applications essential for successful employment in the welding and metalworking industry. Instruction includes consumable and non- consumable electrode welding and ... Learn More

University Transfer Opportunities

A majority of Professional and Technical Programs at BCC have bilateral agreements for the transferability of Associate in Applied Science degrees with various public and private four-year institutions. In addition, Professional and Technical Degree programs are specifically designed to contain Comprehensive Articulation Agreement (CAA), Independent Comprehensive Articulation Agreement (ICAA), or Universal General Education Transfer Component (UGETC) courses that transfer to a UNC four-year system institution, provided the student makes a “C” or better in the course.

These transfer and bilateral articulation agreements are of great benefit to students as they often provide opportunities to enter four-year institutions with junior status.  For instance, North Carolina Wesleyan College, The University of Mount Olive, and UNC Pembroke are just a few of the colleges that offer four-year degree transfer opportunities to any BCC Professional and Technical Program graduate.  Participating programs include:

  • Accounting and Finance with UNC Greensboro
  • Aquaculture Technology with UNC Wilmington
  • Biotechnology with UNC Greensboro
  • Business Administration with UNC Greensboro and Lees McRae College
  • Early Childhood Education with UNC Greensboro, UNC Wilmington, and Barton College (NOTE:  UNC four-year public institutions also except Early Childhood Education Programs under a statewide Transfer Articulation Agreement for students wanting to pursue a Bachelor’s Degree Birth-Kindergarten teaching licensure program or a Bachelor’s Degree in a related Early Education non-licensure program.)
  • Health and Fitness Science with UNC Pembroke and UNCW
  • Health Information Technology with UNC Greensboro; pending approval with UNC Wilmington and East Carolina University
  • Information Systems with UNC Greensboro
  • Criminal Justice Technology with Lees McRae College, NC Wesleyan, UNC Pembroke, and Fayetteville State University

Additional information on these agreements are available within BCC’s Catalog and Student Handbook for each participating Program of Study.