Miller Takes Over as Instructor for New Programs

Once Sampson Community College announced the approval of four new programs for the Fall 2020 semester in early March, including the Electrical Systems Technology and Air Conditioning, Heating, and Refrigeration Technology (HVAC) programs, it knew there would still be a need for a lead instructor. When it came to making the decision, the college found…

King Creates Bridge Between Industry and Classroom

After 22 years of working in the industry, Industrial Systems Technology instructor, Durwood King, decided to trade in his years in the work place for the classroom. In 2011, King began teaching courses in the Workforce Development and Continuing Education Division at Sampson Community College. Now, he teaches in the degree program as well, sharing…

Martinez Goes from Top Student to Essential Employee

Francisco Martinez discovered hands-on, problem-solving style work was his niche as early as high school. As a student at Union High School, Martinez was introduced to agriculture mechanics and basic carpentry courses and his passion slowly began to blossom. When he began his courses at Sampson Community College, he found a home in the Industrial…

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…

Welding Students Bridge the Gap

Working on real-world projects is nothing new for Sampson Community College students, particularly in the Welding Technology field. Students have before built a life-size Viking statue, a large three-dimensional logo for the college and now are finishing handrails used on the bridge for the college’s new walking trail. “This is just one more thing these…

SCC Welding Drawing More Interest

Sampson Community College has created some sparks when it comes to raising interest in its Welding Technologies program. As was the case overall with SCC enrollment this fall, this program has seen an increase in the number of students interested in the field for several reasons. “The numbers are definitely up,” says Dale Godbold, Welding…

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…

SCC Hog Slat Partnership Benefits Students, Employees

Building partnerships to benefit the county and abroad is nothing new for Sampson Community College. The most recent partnership comes from a company whose name is quite familiar. Hog Slat employees have just upgraded a facility on campus that has already benefited thousands of students. “To try and place a value on the relationship we…

SCC’s Ammonia Program Gains Interstate Appeal

The buzz surrounding Sampson Community College continues this week as visitors from out-of-state visit campus in search of reliable training for employees across state lines. Sanderson Farms based in Laurel, Mississippi, sent representatives to SCC to scout the college’s Industrial Ammonia Refrigeration facilities and meet with instructors of the program in Clinton, NC. “While we…

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…