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Study at Johnston Community College

Johnston Community College, also known as JCC, is a public, two-year post-secondary college located in Smithfield, North Carolina. The main campus is covers 175-acres which includes numerous buildings, and a 16 acre arboretum. The college also operates several off-campus centres throughout the county. JCC is a member of the North Carolina Community College System. The college awards a wide variety of certificates, diplomas, and associate degrees to the students.

JCC's athletics department fields several men's and women's sports teams which are nicknamed the Jaguars. The campus is also home to several student clubs and organizations for the overall development of the students.

Profile of Johnston Community College

Johnston Community College is in a town not particularly near any major cities, in Smithfield, NC. The school is classified as a public college. Students at Johnston Community College earn degrees up to the Associate's degree.

Course Topics

The most common major fields study at the school include transportation, landscaping and horticulture, and construction trades.

Johnston Community College Selectivity

All qualified applicants are admitted as Johnston Community College offers open admission. The school attracts a fair number of students from out of state.


One indicator of school quality is the number of students per professor, and here Johnston Community College does well in comparison to most schools.

Student Enrolment

The school, in 2007, had 4, 145 students (2, 618 full-time equivalent).

The school reports its educational mission is:

"Johnston Community College is an open-door, community-based institution of higher education continually striving to be a caring, committed provider of state-of-the-art, high quality educational and training programs, including general education, university-parallel study, career training, college preparatory studies, and cultural opportunities as well as enrichment services. The College seeks to assist all students, within a diverse learning environment, to develop their full potentials for participation as educated, responsible, technologically competent members of a rapidly changing society who can competete effectively in the global workforce. The College strives to be an effective, fully accountable organization responsive to the changing needs of the local, regional, and global community. "

Johnston Community College Programs and Degrees
General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors
Transportation139truck and bus driver
Liberal Arts92liberal arts and sciences, general studies, liberal arts and humanities
Construction Trades84electrician, plumbing, masonry
Medical Support and Technology71radiographer, medical assistant, phlebotomy, sonography and ultrasound tech, cardiovascular tech, health diagnostic professions, nuclear medical tech
Beauty and Cosmetology56cosmetology, manicurist, cosmetoloty instructor, aesthetician and skin care
Landscaping and Horticulture51applied horticulture, landscaping, greenhouse operations
office and Administration50office management
Mechanics and Repair46HVAC, electrical maintenance and repair, diesel mechanics
Security and Law Enforcement41criminal justice and police, criminal justice and safety
Business and Management38accounting, business management, operations management
Family and Social Work37foodservice management
Education and Teaching36early childhood Education
Nursing and Emergency Medicine33registered nursing
Medical administration32medical office management
Therapy and Counselling23massage therapy
Law10legal assistant
Computer Science and Engineering6computer programming, information science, network management
Photography and Commercial Art6commercial art
Production Trades0machine shop assistant
Engineering Technician0electronics tech

Contact: Johnston Community College

Johnston Community College

245 College Road

Smithfield, NC 27577-2350

General Phone: (919) 934-3051


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