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Study at Cleveland Community College

Cleveland Community College, also known as CCC, is a community college located in Cleveland County, North Carolina, United States. It was founded in the year 1965 as the Cleveland County Industrial and Adult Education Center. The college offers associate degrees, diplomas, certificate programs, and other vocational and general courses. CCC is a member of the North Carolina Community College System.

CCC's student life is active. The campus is home to several student clubs and organizations for the overall development of the students. Some of the popular organizations are Mu Epsilon Delta, Linux Users Group, and Campus Crusade for Christ. The college's Student Enrolment is impressive and consists of a large number of international students.

Profile of Cleveland Community College

The main campus of Cleveland Community College is in Shelby, NC (a rural site not far from an urban area). The school is a public school. Cleveland Community College offers degrees up to the Associate's degree.

Course Topics

The school offers a wide array of programs of study, compared to other schools of its size. Cleveland Community College students most commonly major in a field related to family and social work, construction trades, and production trades.

Cleveland Community College Selectivity

The school admits all qualified candidates under its open-admission policy. Students attending Cleveland Community College come from a variety of places, in and out of state.


The school's faculty/student ratio compares favorably with most colleges.

Student Enrolment

In 2007, Cleveland Community College had 2, 064 enrolled students. Older students (40+ years old, e. g. ) are welcome and common at the school.

The school reports its educational mission is:

"Cleveland Community College - established in 1965 by and for the people of Cleveland County - is a comprehensive, public two-year college and member institution of the North Carolina Community College System. The College's mission is threefold: (1) to help students achieve professional and personal goals by providing quality, accessible educational programs and services, (2) to serve as an agent for economic development by responding to the educational and training needs of business and industry, and (3) to contribute to the improvement of the quality of life in Cleveland County by actively participating in collaborative community initiatives. "

Cleveland Community College Programs and Degrees
General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors
Medical Support and Technology39clinical and medical lab science, phlebotomy, radiographer, surgical tech, radiation therapist
Construction Trades39electrician, plumbing, carpentry, property management
Family and Social Work38child care provider, child development
Medical administration37medical secretary, medical transcription
Production Trades36welding, machine shop assistant
Nursing and Emergency Medicine33registered nursing, pre-nursing, licensed practical nurse
Liberal Arts29liberal arts and sciences, liberal arts and humanities, general studies
Business and Management27business management, operations management, accounting technology, marketing, retail, accounting
Security and Law Enforcement25criminal justice and police, criminal justice and safety, fire protection tech
office and Administration25executive secretary, office management
Beauty and Cosmetology24aesthetician and skin care, cosmetology, cosmetoloty instructor, manicurist, personal grooming
Education and Teaching13teacher aide, special ed, elementary school teaching, early childhood Education
Mechanics and Repair13HVAC, autobody repair
Computer Science and Engineering10computer networking, computer programming, systems analyst, information science, information technology
Law7legal secretary
Engineering Technician6mechanical engineering tech, electronics tech, electromechanical tech, mechanical drafting, electromechanical instrument tech
Media0radio and TV tech

Contact: Cleveland Community College

Cleveland Community College

137 S Post Rd

Shelby, NC 28152-6224

General Phone: (704) 484-4000


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