SCC Creates Welcoming Environment for Women Interested in Construction

Female students account for over half of the student population at Sampson Community College. However, even with a variety of academic pathways to choose from, a small number of female students at Sampson Community College still choose to pursue education and careers in male-dominated fields. For Danielle Jones Smith and Carla Garcia-Colin, choosing to study…

Hands-On Training is Foundation at SCC

Perhaps there is no better way to learn about one’s future career than on-the-job training. Hands-on is an approach that Sampson Community College has employed constantly to give students real-world experience in their career paths. Nowhere else is that more prevalent than in the college’s Building Construction Technology program. “The students are putting the finishing…

SCC Student Builds Success in Nation’s Capital

Sampson Community College’s motto for success is Begin Here, Go Anywhere. In TJ Holloway’s case, that anywhere is in our nation’s capital constructing new buildings designed to help, of all things, new students. After graduating from SCC with a degree in Building Construction Technology, Holloway transferred to East Carolina University and received Bachelor of Science…

Forklift Operation Lifts SCC Class to New Heights

Last year, Sampson Community College sent three of its employees to training designed not only to certify them as official forklift operators but also allow them to certify others as well. The college has wasted no time integrating this into its programs at SCC. David Locklear, Maintenance Instructor at SCC, has begun teaching the skill…

Career Success Built Through SCC Construction

Once is good. Twice is better. The third time’s a charm. That’s the story coming out of Sampson Community College’s Construction department as three different students have already been hired by employers even as they continue working toward their degrees at SCC. For two of the three students, the career cycle has already come full…

Develop the East a Résumé Builder for Students

Sampson Community College’s Develop the East is an exciting project which will eventually involve entities and individuals throughout Sampson County in one way or other, on campus and off. This is already the case with Building and Construction Technology students at SCC. “Our kids are out here really making the most of this opportunity to…

Students Prep to Pave the Way for County

Forward progress is the theme for students in Sampson Community College’s Building and Construction Technology program. While getting some valuable hands-on training, students are also putting their mark on the future of Sampson County. “We are out here working on another part of the Develop the East project,” says Dustin Hatcher, an instructor in the…

SCC Students Clear a Path to Progress

Who better to kick off a project that will positively impact so many lives in Sampson County than the college with a track record of doing so. Students in Sampson Community College’s building and construction classes began preparing the campus for its Develop the East project this week. “We have integrated equipment operation classes into…

SCC Students Reaching New Heights

Hands-on instruction at Sampson Community College is going through the roof. This week, students are receiving more hands-on training as they build and install trusses on top of the campus’s newest structure. “This is what it’s all about when it comes to hands-on learning,” says Building Construction instructor, Dustin Hatcher. “Today, these students are setting…

SCC Offers Nationally Recognized Certifications

Thanks to training received just before the holidays, Sampson Community College will now be able to offer students enrolled in construction-based disciplines nationally recognized certifications from the National Center for Construction Education and Research. NCCER is an education foundation created and developed with the support of more than 125 construction CEOs and various association and…

Governor Meets with Grady, Habitat Supporters

When the Fayetteville Area Habitat for Humanity builds Oakridge Estates in Fayetteville next year, Sampson County connections will have a role in its development. Sampson County Habitat for Humanity has merged with the Fayetteville Area Habitat for Humanity and Gov. Roy Cooper has announced that in 2019, the group will receive state funding to create…

Scaffoldings Support Learning for SCC Students

Sometimes the building blocks to success look more like beams than blocks. Students at Sampson Community College’s Building and Construction program know this first hand as work continues on a facility the class is building on campus. “Every day that we can put equipment into the hands of these students and let them go out…