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Professional and Technical

Professional and Technical Programs prepare students for entry-level jobs in paraprofessional fields. With experience, many technicians move into professional and managerial positions.

Associate in Applied Science Degree Programs

Most professional and technical programs are two years in duration and must contain a general education core of 15 credit hours.

The core must include two communication courses and at least one course from each of the following areas: humanities/fine arts, social/behavioral sciences, and natural sciences/mathematics. When certain conditions are met, the following technical programs are available at Brunswick Community College and lead to an Associate in Applied Science degree.

Diploma Programs

When certain conditions are met, the following professional and technical programs are available at Brunswick Community College and lead to diplomas.

Certificate Programs

When certain conditions are met, the following professional and technical programs are available at Brunswick Community College and lead to certificates.

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)

Associate in Applied Science Degree Course Title Credits Fall Semester #1 ACA 115 Success & Study Skills 1 -or- ACA 122 College Transfer Success 1 CJC 111 Intro to Criminal Justice 3 CJC 112 Criminology ... Learn More

Early Childhood Education - Birth-Kindergarten (B-K) Teaching Licensure Transfer Option - Associate Degree (A55220L)

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. Course work emphasizes biology, ... 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. Coursework ... Learn More

Criminal Justice Technology - Diploma (D55180)

Diploma in Applied Science Degree Course Title Credits Fall Semester #1 CJC 111 Intro to Criminal Justice 3 CJC 112 Criminology 3 ENG 111 Writing and Inquiry 3 Semester Total 9 Spring Semester #1 CIS ... 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. Students will supervise departmental functions; classify, code, and index diagnoses and procedures; ... 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. Course work includes ... Learn More

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

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 - 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)

Small Business Entrepreneur Certificate (C25120SB) Course Title Credits BUS 110 Introduction to Business 3 BUS 115 Business Law I 3 BUS 153 Human Resource Mngmt 3 BUS 280 REAL Small Business 4 Semester Total 13 ... 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. Coursework ... 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)

Certificate (C55180) Course Title Credits Core Courses (6 Credit Hours) CJC 111 Intro to Criminal Justice 3 CJC 113 Juvenile Justice 3 Other Major Courses (6 Credit Hours) CJC 141 Corrections 3 CJC 231 Constitutional ... 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 - 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 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. Students will be trained in exercise science and be able ... 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. Students will be trained in exercise science and be able ... 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. Course work includes ... 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

Bilateral Articulation Agreements

Select Professional and Technical Programs at the College have formed bilateral agreements with various public and private four-year institutions for the transferability of entire Associate in Applied Science degrees. These agreements are of great benefit to students within these programs, as they often provide students an opportunity to enter a four-year institution with a junior status.

North Carolina Wesleyan College, The University of Mt. Olive, and UNC Pembroke have agreements to offer four-year degree opportunities to any BCC Professional and Technical Programs graduate.

Additionally, the bilateral agreements limited to specific programs of study at the College are detailed in each applicable program of study’s section in the catalog.
These include:

  • Accounting 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
  • 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

Transfer Opportunities within the Professional & Technical Programs

While other Professional & Technical Programs are not covered by the Comprehensive Articulation Agreement (CAA) or the Independent Comprehensive Articulation Agreement (ICAA) like the Associate in Arts, Associate in Science, and Associate of Engineering programs, all of the College’s Professional and Technical Programs contain Universal General Education Transfer Component (UGETC) courses, which are guaranteed to transfer to a UNC-system institution, provided that a student makes a “C” or better in the course. (Courses covered under the CAA and ICAA are identified within the course description section of this Catalog.)

The Early Childhood Education Program is also covered 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. See the requirements of this Articulation Agreement under the Early Childhood Education Program within this catalog.