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Spotlight: Jordi Ruiz-Jacinto

Apprenticeship Cleveland is a combination of on-the-job training and practical classroom instruction that prepares participants for high-skilled careers with local industry partners. Jordi Ruiz-Jacinto, an employee at STI Kings Plush in Kings Mountain, participated in the Apprenticeship Cleveland program at CCC. He graduated with his Facility Maintenance diploma, received a certificate of completion from the North […]

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Best HVAC Program

Cleveland Community College was ranked 16th and awarded Best HVAC program on Intelligent.com’s list of the Best Community Colleges in North Carolina 2022. Intelligent.com is a trusted resource for online/on-campus program rankings and higher education planning. “Russ Hamilton, HVAC instructor and department chair for Construction Trades and Manufacturing, has worked really hard to build a […]

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Spotlight: Music Program

Laura Patterson, music program instructor, joined CCC’s faculty in August 2020. She likes living in North Carolina and enjoys hiking the beautiful trails. Both of Laura’s parents play classical music, and she grew up going to concerts. She became interested in playing the flute at seven years old and has since learned to play several […]

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Carlie Hamrick, Crest High School

College & Career Promise Student Spotlight Grade Level: Senior CCP Pathway: Associate in Arts and School-Aged Education Certificate What are your plans after high school? “I plan to attend Gardner-Webb University and major in elementary education.” Why did you choose College & Career Promise? “I chose to take CCP classes because they are free college […]

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Making a Difference for Students

Award recognizes CCC’s efforts to help online students succeed. On October 6, Quality Matters announced its 2021 Making a Difference For Students Awards winners. Cleveland Community College received the Outstanding Impact by a Higher Education Organization award. The organization’s announcement stated: Cleveland Community College is recognized for establishing Quality Matters as part of their course […]

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Pathways to Excellence Start Here

Cleveland Community College recently entered into a partnership program with UNC Wilmington called Pathways to Excellence. The program will guarantee transfer admission to students who receive an Associate in Arts or Associate in Science with at least a 2.5 cumulative grade point average. “We are excited about the Pathways to Excellence program and what it […]

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Spotlight: Culinary Programs

Artists use many mediums to display their creativity. Chef Jeannette Sun is an artist with food. Using a plate for a canvas, she creates edible masterpieces. “If you have the knowledge and imagination, you can combine ingredients to make the dish more palatable or beautiful to the eyes.” Sun says working with food is “in […]

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Faculty Spotlight: Justin Roper

Justin Roper is a Cleveland County native, born and raised in Boiling Springs. He attended Crest High School and graduated Cleveland Community College with a degree in broadcasting. During his time as a broadcasting student, Roper worked as senior editor and producer at Cleveland Headline News. Soon, he realized that to further his career in […]

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Student Spotlight: Hannah Martin

Hannah Martin, Broadcasting and Production Technology student knows the value of good communication skills. Through the Broadcasting and Production Technology program she is learning to communicate in a variety of ways. “The Broadcasting program has taught me a ton of skills, including public speaking, connecting with people, video editing, and even how to produce something,” […]

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