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…

Safety High Priority at SCC

Ask industry leaders what comes first when hiring an employee to fill a position of need and the answers will most likely all be the same. Safety comes first. This mindset is not lost at Sampson Community College, where the college strives to ensure that instructors place that same level of importance in its classes….

Local Industry Leaders Connect at SCC

Business and industry is the heart of any community and so is the training that supplies the workforce for those companies. Business leaders from the area toured Sampson Community College today to offer feedback and advice on how to strengthen our workforce by continuing to offer the most effective training possible for students and future…

Locklear’s Influence Leads Students to SCC

Shaping and molding a college student is an invaluable opportunity that instructors at Sampson Community College are afforded each day. In some rare cases, an instructor is lucky enough to begin that process even before college. For Darren Branch and Justin Sessoms, it will be somewhat just like the old days when they enter SCC’s…

Hydraulics Raising the Bar for Project IMPACT

[Clinton, N.C.] – Students participating in Telamon’s Project IMPACT program at Sampson Community College this summer had a chance this week to see hydraulics in action. This week’s sessions took place in the college’s Industrial Maintenance area. “We are giving them a basic knowledge of hydraulics,” says David Locklear, Industrial Maintenance instructor at SCC. “How…

Welcome to Machines

By Jennifer Wiley Have you ever had to make a service call for a motor, or other control device? Maybe even a breaker or a fuse? It sure can be expensive, can’t it? Not to these students in Sampson Community College’s Motors and Controls (ELC 117) class in the Industrial Systems Technology program of study!…