Fall 2020 - What to Expect

Central Carolina Community College continues to monitor the developing COVID-19 situation. The college remains open, and student services are available virtually and in a curbside service capacity. As we prepare for the Fall 2020 semester, precautions are being taken to support physical distancing and safety in campus buildings. Below is information to help prepare you for a successful academic year.

The Academic Year

The Fall 2020 semester begins on August 17.

With YOU as our top priority, many classes have been transitioned into a blended or online environment, and seated time on campus will be significantly reduced to maximize your health and safety. In all courses and labs with a seated requirement, there will be 30-50% fewer students allowed to enroll and attend. Students age 65 or older or those with medical conditions are encouraged to take fully online classes.

All students and employees will be required to follow the health and safety protocols covered in the section below, including the 3 W's endorsed by the North Carolina Department of Health & Human Services. These three actions will help protect our college community.

Ask CCCC

Prospective students who have questions or need assistance with enrollment can complete the Ask CCCC form.

2020-2021 Course Delivery Plans

Degrees, Diplomas, and Certificates

There are benefits to a face-to-face learning environment. With that in mind, CCCC remains also committed to safety when making decisions about our return to face-to-face instruction. Therefore, CCCC has taken the following actions to prepare for Fall 2020:

Access the Fall Semester Curriculum schedule to review course plans, or search for specific course sections in WebAdvisor.

Workforce Continuing Education

CCCC offers professional training, certifications, and personal advancement courses through its Workforce Continuing Education offerings. The following actions have been taken to protect the safety and health our students and community:

Search online and register soon for upcoming Workforce Continuing Education courses. Questions about course requirements can be sent to continuingeducation@cccc.edu.

High School Equivalency

Earn a high school diploma or high school diploma equivalent (formerly GED®) through CCCC’s Adult Secondary Education offerings. Learn to read, improve math, reading and writing, or learn English as a Second Language. Courses are now being offered online and in a limited seated capacity. Questions about course requirements can be sent to continuingeducation@cccc.edu.

High School Students

Look for more information soon via email from your college advisor for specific information about Career & College Promise course requirements.

How to Sign Up for Classes

New Students (Degree, Diploma, Certificate) and ALL Workforce Continuing Education & High School Equivalency: Follow the step-by-step instructions on the APPLY webpage for enrollment assistance.

Returning Students in Degree, Diploma, and Certificate Programs (enrolled within the past year): Connect with an advisor virtually. If a specific advisor is unavailable for your program, they will point you in the right direction. Visit the Advising webpage for instructions on how to use WebAdvisor.

Books & Course Materials

Books and materials will be available to order online and shipped to your home or can be scheduled for curbside pickup during the dates and times below.

Place your order online via the CCCC Bookstore website, and you will receive a confirmation email when your curbside order is ready. Orders placed online after 4 p.m. will be available for curbside pick-up by 12 p.m. on the following business day.

***For faster service at pickup, please have your Order # ready when you arrive. The order number should read 118600000xxxxx with the last two digits being the most important.***

Curbside Pickup Available:

Bookstore Hours

Bookstore associates will be available via telephone on the dates listed above during the following times.

The Bookstore is closed to the general public. Only Veterans Affairs and Deferred Payment Customers may visit in-person on Lee Main Campus from 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Making Payments

Students may make payments by:

All questions regarding WebAdvisor payments should be directed to (919) 718-7517, and for Deferred Payment Plans call (919) 718-7356.

Fall 2020 Payment Deadline: August 13, 2020 at 12 p.m.

Financial Aid

Connect with a Financial Aid Team Member Virtually
This is the best and safest way for students and prospective students to receive financial aid assistance.

Connect with a Student Services Representative In Person
Ticket Booth-Dennis Wicker Civic Center
Wednesday, 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
*To only accept required documents*

Students who are required to submit documents may access necessary forms at CCCC Financial Aid Forms. Submit the requested documents within 7-10 business days of receiving the email notification to prevent delays in your financial aid eligibility. Documents can be submitted via the following ways:

Please note: Due to limited financial aid staff members on campus, wait times may be longer than usual. Students will also be required to wear face coverings when receiving assistance. Social distancing will be required.

Health and Safety Protocols

CCCC recommends all employees and students who visit campus take a daily assessment to determine if self-quarantine is necessary.

CCCC's COVID-19 Campus Exposure Procedures will guide appropriate protocols to help create a safe learning environment for all and to guide communication as appropriate in case of exposures.

When visiting a CCCC campus or site, please pay attention to signage displayed and follow the "3 W's" to:

Computer Lab Reservations Now Available!

Students are now able to make reservations to access a computer lab on a main campus in Lee, Chatham, and Harnett counties. Computer labs can be used to access and complete online coursework and to participate in online synchronous classes. Read carefully:

Reserve a room online today!

You may also call (919) 775-5401 between the hours of 8 a.m to 7 p.m. and 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. to make a reservation over the phone.

Computer Lab Availability:

Lee Main Campus

Harnett Main Campus

Chatham Main Campus

Internet/WiFi Access

The college is making free WiFi available to students and employees in specific parking lot locations.

WiFi access locations:

Internet Access

Charter/Spectrum is offering an assistance program called Spectrum Internet Assist.

AT&T’s Access program is offering low-cost wireline home Internet service to qualifying households.

Comcast’s Internet Essentials program offers affordable internet options for qualifying individuals, including access to low-cost computers.

Lifeline Support is a federal program that lowers the cost of either phone or internet access.

The NC Department of Information and Technology has compiled a list of new and existing free or affordable service offerings from vendors across the state.

Check with your local provider for information about waiving late fees to avoid disruption of service if you are experiencing financial hardship due the coronavirus.

CCCC is not connected to any of these providers and cannot guarantee availability.

Technology Support & Helpdesk

For technology issues, find the appropriate contact person or office on the Distance Education webpage.

Academic Support

Even in the virtual environment, CCCC is dedicated to helping you succeed with appropriate services and support.

Student Activities & Athletics

Central Carolina Student Activities Office will offer a limited number of online events and activities during the Fall semester. There will be no on-campus events or student activities until further notice.

Fall and Winter sports are also impacted. Cross country is canceled for the school year. Fall golf and volleyball have been tentatively moved to Spring Semester, along with men's and women's basketball.

Continuity Plans

In case of a resurgence of COVID-19 cases, a possible shutdown, and/or on-campus exposures to the virus, the College will be prepared in the following ways: