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Tony Rand Student Center, 2201 Hull Rd., Fayetteville, NC 28303
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State of the College 2019
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FTCC’s State of the College video presents a cross-section of FTCC students, faculty & staff describing how their individual paths led them to Fayetteville Technical Community College.

FTCC's History

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FTCC enjoys a rich history that began as a result of a vision shared by concerned business leaders in Cumberland County who recognized the need for a local institution to provide job training for area industries and educational opportunities for high school graduates and adult learners. From that vision and through the perseverance of those leaders, the Fayetteville Area Industrial Education Center (IEC) was established in 1961. In 1963, the North Carolina General Assembly passed a bill creating the statewide Community College System, and from this opportunity in that same year, the Fayetteville Area Industrial Education Center became known as Fayetteville Technical Institute (FTI). In January 1988, the name of the college changed to Fayetteville Technical Community College to broaden and enhance the public image of technical and vocational postsecondary education.

FTCC has enjoyed much success and celebrated its 50th anniversary in 2011 under the leadership of its current President, Dr. J. Larry Keen. From its humble beginnings with two buildings (Lafayette Hall and Horace Sisk) to its current 130-acre Fayetteville campus plus outlying educational centers, FTCC has grown not only in numbers of buildings and acreage but also in student enrollment. In addition to the central Fayetteville campus, FTCC offers students the option of being served by the Spring Lake campus (2004), the Fort Bragg Center (which offers convenient access to classes for military students) (1974), the Horticulture Educational Center (2006), and the Collision Repair and Refinishing Technology Center (2015). The General Classroom Building was completed in 2012 to allow expansion of student support services. The General Classroom Building is also home to the All American Veterans Center established in 2014. FTCC is a proud partner with the North Carolina Military Business Center, whose headquarters is housed at the Fayetteville campus.

A new program with Caliber Collision, Changing Lanes, held its first graduation in 2017 through Transition Tech, a program to help soldiers transitioning from military service to civilian life. The Changing Lanes program is the first in the country to provide active duty service members with training and employment opportunities in the collision repair industry prior to their transition from the military. Also In 2017, FTCC established the FTCC Educational Center in downtown Fayetteville (225 B Street) where Adult Basic Education and other Corporate and Continuing Education programs and classes are held. FTCC also established the Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship inside the General Classroom Building, offering the Six Steps to Success program to assist entrepreneurs with business startup process strategies. The Horticulture Educational Center was re-named as the Wesley A. Meredith Horticulture Educational Center. Meredith, an avid supporter of North Carolina’s community colleges, is an FTCC graduate of the Horticulture Technology program who succeeded in becoming an entrepreneur in addition to representing North Carolina’s 19th Cumberland County District as Senator.

FTCC serves approximately 37,000 students annually through its various Curriculum and Corporate & Continuing Education opportunities. What began as a vision over fifty years ago evolved into what is perceived by many as the pillar of the community in Cumberland County. Through the school’s motto, education for life, FTCC offers more than value and a good education; it offers hope to all who seek education in response to the changing demands often experienced throughout life. More detailed, chronological information about the history of FTCC can be found in the Board of Trustees Orientation Manual.

FTCC is recognized as a Military-Friendly School®. As part of its mission to plan and apply all operations with sustainability at the forefront, FTCC is recognized by Sustainable Sandhill’s of North Carolina as the first local college to be certified as green. FTCC is designated as a Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) jobs approved college by Victory Media, creator of STEM Job resources for the second consecutive year. For the fourth consecutive year, FTCC is ranked 2nd in the nation by Military Times for Best for Vets: Career & Technical Colleges in 2016. In 2015, FTCC was ranked by Community College Week Magazine as 4th in the nation with an enrollment growth of 7.2% in the segment of 10,000 or more students and ranked 4th in the nation by the Digital Community Colleges Survey recognizing innovative uses of technology to achieve a first-rate student learning environment. FTCC is recognized as a top school for best practices in military and veteran education by Military Advanced Education’s (MAE) Guide to Colleges and Universities.

For a more complete history of FTCC, view the FTCC Fact Book

FTCC's Mission & Goals


“Serve our community as a learning-centered institution to build a globally competitive workforce supporting economic development”

Approved by the FTCC Board of Trustees: February 16, 2009
Last Reaffirmed: February 18, 2019

Institutional Goals – 2016-2021
  1. Increase the number of students earning degrees, diplomas, and/or certificates by responding to student and community needs and successfully preparing students for transfer to continue their education and/or their career goals
  2. Establish a culture of quality customer service and continuous improvement
  3. Ensure fiscal responsibility, accountability and financial stability
  4.  Focus on improving the economic mobility of citizens in Cumberland County, and the region, through workforce preparedness that aligns with business needs supporting economic development initiatives

Adopted: September 16, 2013
Reaffirmed: September 16, 2019

Purpose Statement

The purpose of Fayetteville Technical Community College is to provide affordable vocational-technical, business and industry, general education, college transfer, and continuing education programs, which meet the needs and desires of its diverse students and economic development needs for the community. To improve the educational base of society, FTCC encourages life-long learning and strives to prepare students for further workforce and educational experiences.

FTCC identifies the educational needs of applicants and assists students in satisfying these needs at a minimal expense. Each adult who applies will be admitted to a program appropriate to his/her abilities and interests. The College is in partnership with the public school system through College Tech Prep and other programs. Further, agreements with four-year colleges and universities support the educational continuum from high school through the baccalaureate degree.

Curricular programs reflect the changing technical, commercial, industrial, and health needs of Fayetteville, Cumberland County, and surrounding areas. Various curricula offer certificates, diplomas, and associate degrees. As a learning-centered college, FTCC offers courses and programs at times and places convenient to students in a variety of delivery modes. Courses are also available for high school graduates who need additional academic preparation before attempting college work.

FTCC provides instruction in the basic life skills needed to contribute effectively to society. Continuing Education programs are designed to meet specific needs in basic educational competencies, high school completion, upgrading occupational skills, and other avocational or practical skills required for the rapidly changing technological advances in the community.

Adopted: April 27, 1992
Approved: Board of Trustees, February 16, 2009
Reaffirmed: February 18, 2019

Note: The Administrative Procedures Manual publishes the most current official Purpose Statement for FTCC. Any reprint of the FTCC Purpose Statement must use this source, verbatim and in its entirety.

Classification of Instructional Programs (Program CIP Codes)

Program Code
Program CIP Codes
Accounting & Finance
Accounting & Finance Degree A25800A 52.0301
Computerized Accounting Certificate C25800C3 52.0301
Cost/Managerial Accounting Certificate C25800C5 52.0301
Payroll Accounting Certificate C25800C1 52.0301
Small Business Accounting Certificate C25800C4 52.0301
Tax Preparer Certificate C25800C2 52.0301
Accounting Foundations Certificate (HSC) C25800H1 52.0301
Advertising & Graphic Design
Advertising & Graphic Design Degree A30100 50.0402
Digital Graphics Certificate C30100C1 50.0402
Graphic Design Basics Certificate C30100C2 50.0402
Web-Based Graphic Design Certificate C30100C3 50.0402
Graphic Design Basics Certificate (HSC) C30100H1 50.0402
Air Conditioning, Heating, & Refrigeration Technology
A/C, Heating, & Refrigeration Technology Degree A35100 47.0201
A/C, Heating, & Refrigeration Technology Diploma D35100 47.0201
Basic Air Conditioning, Heating, & Refrigeration Certificate C35100 47.0201
Basic Air Conditioning, Heating, & Refrigeration Certificate (HSC) C35100H1 47.0201
Architectural Technology
Architectural Technology Degree A40100 15.0101
Architectural Engineering Construction CAD Certificate C40100C1 15.0101
Green/Sustainable Architecture Certificate C40100C2 15.0101
Landscape Architecture Certificate C40100C3 15.0101
Architectural Engineering Construction CAD Certificate (HSC) C40100H1 15.0101
Associate Degree Nursing
Associate Degree Nursing A45110 51.3801
Associate in Arts
Associate in Arts Degree A10100 24.0101
Associate in Engineering
Associate in Engineering Degree A10500 14.0102
Associate in Fine Arts in Music
Associate in Fine Arts in Music Degree A10700 24.0101
Associate in Fine Arts in Theater
Associate in Fine Arts in Theater Degree A10800 24.0101
Associate in Fine Arts in Visual Arts
Associate in Fine Arts in Visual Arts Degree A10600 24.0101
Associate in General Education
Associate in General Education Degree A10300 24.0199
Associate in General Education – Nursing
Associate in General Education – Nursing Degree A1030N 51.1105
Associate in Science
Associate in Science Degree A10400 24.0101
Automotive Systems Technology
Automotive Systems Technology Degree A60160 47.0604
Automotive Systems Technology Diploma D60160 47.0604
Maintenance & Light Repair I Certificate C60160C6 47.0604
Maintenance & Light Repair II Certificate C60160C7 47.0604
Medium/Heavy Truck Maintenance Certificate C60160C5 47.0604
Maintenance & Light Repair I Certificate (HSC) C60160H2 47.0604
Basic Law Enforcement Training (BLET)
Basic Law Enforcement Training (BLET) Certificate C55120 43.0107
Building Construction Technology
Building Construction Technology Degree A35140 46.0499
General Maintenance Certificate C35140C4 46.0499
Introduction to Building Construction Technology Certificate C35140C3 46.0499
General Maintenance Certificate (HSC) C35140H1 46.0499
Business Administration
General Business Administration Degree A25120G 52.0201
Human Resources Management Degree A25120H 52.0201
Marketing Degree A25120M 52.0201
Operations Management Degree A25120O 52.0201
Business Foundations Certificate C25120C10 52.0201
E-Marketing Certificate C25120C13 52.0201
Entrepreneurship Certificate C25120C12 52.0201
Equal Opportunity & Employee Relations Certificate C25120C17 52.0201
Government Procurement & Contracting Certificate C25120C21 52.0201
Leadership & Management Certificate C25120C22 52.0201
Non-Profit & Community Leadership Certificate C25120C20 52.0201
Operations Leadership Certificate C25120C23 52.0201
Organizational Leadership Certificate C25120C9 52.0201
Payroll & Benefits Specialist Certificate C25120C19 52.0201
Project Leadership Certificate C25120C16 52.0201
Project Management Certificate C25120C24 52.0201
Recruitment & Staffing Specialist Certificate C25120C18 52.0201
Sales & Customer Service Certificate C25120C14 52.0201
Small Business Operations Certificate C25120C11 52.0201
Total Quality Management Certificate C25120C15 52.0201
Business Foundations Certificate (HSC) C25120H1 52.0201
Carpentry Diploma D35180 46.0201
General Contractor’s License Preparation Certificate C35180C1 46.0201
Central Sterile Processing
Central Sterile Processing Certificate C45180 51.1012
Civil Engineering Technology
Civil Engineering Technology Degree A40140 15.0201
Civil Engineering Technology Diploma D40140 15.0201
Civil Engineering Technology Certificate C40140C1 15.0201
Civil Engineering Technology Certificate (HSC) C40140H1 15.0201
Collision Repair & Refinishing Technology
Collision Repair & Refinishing Technology Degree A60130 47.0603
Collision Repair & Refinishing Technology Diploma D60130D1 47.0603
Basic Collision Repair & Refinishing Technology Certificate C60130C5 47.0603
Estimating Certificate C60130C2 47.0603
Non-Structural & Refinishing Certificate C60130C3 47.0603
Structural Certificate C60130C4 47.0603
Basic Collision Repair & Refinishing Technology Certificate (HSC) C60130H1 47.0603
Computer-Integrated Machining Technology
Computer-Integrated Machining Technology Degree A50210 48.0503
Computer-Integrated Machining/Manual Machining Diploma D50210 48.0503
Basic-Computer-Integrated Machining Certificate C50210C1 48.0503
Manual Machining Certificate C50210C2 48.0503
Basic-Computer-Integrated Machining Certificate (HSC) C50210H1 48.0503
Cosmetology Degree A55140 12.0401
Cosmetology Diploma D55140 12.0401
Cosmetology Certificate C55140C1 12.0401
Cosmetology Instructor Certificate C55160 12.0401
Criminal Justice Technology
Criminal Justice Technology Degree A55180 43.0104
Criminal Justice Technology/Policing Diploma D55180 43.0104
Contemporary Policing Studies Certificate C55180C11 43.0104
Courts and the Law Certificate C55180C5 43.0104
Criminal Investigations Certificate C55180C7 43.0104
Criminal Justice Fundamentals Certificate C55180C10 43.0104
Essential Law Enforcement Operations Certificate C5518CC4 43.0104
Homeland Security Certificate C55180C9 43.0104
Principles of Corrections Certificate C55180C6 43.0104
Private Investigations/Loss Prevention Certificate C55180C8 43.0104
Societal Topics Certificate C55180C13 43.0104
Terrorism Studies Certificate C55180C12 43.0104
Intro to Criminal Justice Certificate (HSC) C55180H1 43.0104
Private Investigations/Loss Prevention Certificate (HSC) C55180H3 43.0104
Societal Topics Certificate (HSC) C55180H4 43.0104
Criminal Justice Technology: Forensic Science
Latent Evidence Degree A5518C 43.0104
Crime Scene Investigation Certificate C5518CC2 43.0104
Forensic Science Certificate C5518CC1 43.0104
Introductory Forensic Science Certificate C5518CC4 43.0104
Introductory Criminal Justice & Forensic Science Certificate (HSC) C5518CH1 43.0104
Culinary Arts
Culinary Arts Degree A55150 12.0503
Baking Certificate C55150C2 12.0503
Demi-Chef Certificate C55150C3 12.0503
Food Service Fundamentals Certificate C55150C4 12.0503
Pantry Chef (Garde Manager) Certificate C55150C1 12.0503
Demi-Chef Certificate (HSC) C55150H1 12.0503
Dental Assisting
Dental Assisting Diploma D45240 51.0601
Dental Hygiene
Dental Hygiene Degree A45260 51.0602
Early Childhood Education
General Early Childhood Education Degree A55220G 13.121
B-K Licensure Transfer Degree A55220B 13.121
Non-Teaching Licensure Transfer Degree A55220C 13.121
Child Care Development Certificate C55220C2 13.121
Child Care Professional Certificate C55220C3 13.121
Early Childhood Administration Certificate C55850 13.0401
Early Childhood Preschool Certificate C55860 13.1209
Lateral Entry Teacher Certificate C55220C6 13.121
Early Childhood Preschool Certificate (HSC) C55860H1 13.0401
Electrical Systems Technology
Electrical Systems Technology Degree A35130 46.0302
Electrical Systems Technology Diploma D35130 46.0302
Basic Electricity, Motors and Controls, & PLC Certificate C35130C1 46.0302
Basic Electricity, Motors and Controls, & PLC Certificate (HSC) C35130H1 46.0302
Introduction to Photovolotaic Systems Certificate (HSC) C35130H2 46.0302
Electronics Engineering Technology
Electronics Engineering Technology Degree A40200 15.0303
Electronics Engineering Technology Diploma D40200 15.0303
Electronics Engineering Technology Certificate C40200C1 15.0303
Emergency Management Technology
Emergency Management Technology Degree A55460 43.0302
Disaster Management Certificate C55460C3 43.0302
Emergency Management Certificate C55460C1 43.0302
Incident Management Certificate C55460C2 43.0302
Emergency Management Certificate (HSC) C55460H1 43.0302
Emergency Medical Science
Emergency Medical Science Degree A45340 51.0904
Emergency Medical Science Bridging Degree A45340B 51.0904
Emergency Medical Science Certificate C45340 51.0904
Emergency Medical Science Certificate (HSC) C45340H1 51.0904
Entrepreneurship Degree A25490 52.0701
Esthetics Certificate C55230 12.0409
Esthetics Instructor Certificate C55270 12.0413
Fire Protection Technology
Fire Protection Technology Degree A55240 43.0201
Fire Protection Technology Certificate C55240C1 43.0201
Fundamentals of Arson Certificate C55240C2 43.0201
Fire Protection Technology Certificate (HSC) C55240H1 43.0201
Funeral Services
Funeral Service Education Degree A55260 12.0301
Funeral Service Education/NC Funeral Director Diploma D55260 12.0301
Geomatics Technology (Surveying)
Geomatics Technology (Surveying) Degree A40420 15.1102
Gunsmithing Degree A30200 47.0402
Basic Gunsmithing Skills Certificate C30200C1 47.0402
Health & Fitness Science
Health & Fitness Science Degree A45630 31.0599
Health and Wellness Management Certificate C45630C1 31.0599
Health & Fitness Science Certificate (HSC) C45630H1 31.0599
Healthcare Management Technology
General Healthcare Management Technology Degree A25200G 51.0705
Horticulture Technology
Horticulture Technology Degree A15240 1.0601
Basic Landscape Maintenance Certificate C15240C1 1.0601
Viticulture Certificate C15240C3 1.0601
Basic Landscape Maintenance Certificate (HSC) C15240H1 1.0601
Hospitality Management
Hospitality Management Degree A25110 52.0909
Event Planning Certificate C25110C2 52.0909
Hotel & Lodging Management Certificate C25110C3 52.0909
Restaurant Management Certificate C25110C4 52.0909
Industrial Systems Technology
Industrial Systems Technology Degree A50240 15.0499
Infant/Toddler Care
Infant/Toddler Care Certificate C55290 19.0706
Information Technology
Computer Programming & Development Degree A25590C 11.0103
Database Management Degree A25590B 11.0103
Digital Media Technology Degree A25590D 11.0103
Game and Interactive Programming Degree A25590G 11.0103
Network Management Degree A25590N 11.0103
PC Support & Services Degree A25590P 11.0103
Systems Security & Analysis Degree A25590S 11.0103
C# Programming Certificate C25590C2 11.0103
CISCO Networking Certificate C25590C8 11.0103
Computer Technologies Certificate C25590C9 11.0103
Cyber Crime Analysis Certificate C25590C16 11.0103
Cyber Crime Fundamentals Certificate C25590C15 11.0103
Database Programming Certificate C25590C5 11.0103
Digital Animation Certificate C25590C7 11.0103
Digital Media Basics Certificate C25590C4 11.0103
Hardware & Software Certificate C25590C11 11.0103
Information Technology Basics Certificate C25590C18 11.0103
JAVA Programming Certificate C25590C1 11.0103
LINUX Certificate C25590C10 11.0103
Microsoft Desktop Support Certificate C25590C13 11.0103
Microsoft Networking Certificate C25590C12 11.0103
Microsoft Office Specialist Excel & Access Certificate C25590C22 11.0103
Mobile Application Development Certificate C25590C3 11.0103
Mobile Design Certificate C25590C23 11.0103
Mobile & Web Basics Certificate C25590C14 11.0103
Network Defense Specialist Certificate C2559021 11.0103
Python Programming Certificate C25590C20 11.0103
Social Media Certificate C25590C24 11.0103
Visual Basic Programming Certificate C25590C6 11.0103
Web Management Certificate C25590C25 11.0103
Wireless Networking Security Certificate C25590C19 11.0103
Computer Technologies Certificate (HSC) C25590H4 11.0103
Digital Media Basics Certificate (HSC) C25590H2 11.0103
Hardware & Software Certificate (HSC) C25590H3 11.0103
Mobile Application Development Certificate (HSC) C25590H1 11.0103
Network Defense Specialist Certificate (HSC) C25590H5 11.0103
Python Programming Certificate (HSC) C25590H8 11.0103
Wireless Networking Security Certificate (HSC) C25590H7 11.0103
Intelligence Studies
Criminal Intelligence Degree A25700A 29.0201
Geospatial Intelligence Degree A25700B 29.0201
Intel Operations Degree A25700C 29.0201
Criminal Intelligence Certificate C25700C3 29.0201
Geospatial Intelligence Certificate C25700C2 29.0201
Human Intelligence Certificate C25700C4 29.0201

Intelligence Analysis Certificate

C25700C5 29.0201
Intelligence Operations Certificate C25700C1 29.0201
Interpreter Education
Interpreter Education Degree A55300  
Mammography Certificate C45830 51.0919
Manicuring/Nail Technology
Manicuring/Nail Technology Certificate C55400 12.0410
Medical Office Professional
Electronic Health Records Specialist Degree A25310E 51.0705
Medical Billing, Coding, & Auditing Degree A25310C 51.0705
Medical Office Professional Degree A25310M 51.0705
Dental Office Specialist Certificate C25310C3 51.0705
Medical Coding Specialist Certificate C25310C2 51.0705
Patient Services Representative Certificate C25310C5 51.0705
Healthcare Customer Services Certificate (HSC) C25310H2 51.0705
Nurse Aide
Nurse Aide Diploma D45840 51.3902
Nurse Aide Certificate C45840 51.3902
Nurse Aide Certificate (HSC) C45840H1 51.3902
Office Administration
General Office Administration Degree A25370G 52.0204
Legal Office Degree A25370L 52.0204
Office Finance Degree A25370F 52.0204
Basic Office Administration Certificate C25370C1 52.0204
Office Documents Specialist Certificate C25730C3 52.0204
Legal Office Foundations Certificate (HSC) C25730H2 52.0204
Paralegal Technology
Paralegal Technology Degree A25380 22.0302
Paralegal Technology Diploma D25380 22.0302
Pharmacy Technology
Pharmacy Technology Degree A45580 51.0805
Physical Therapist Assistant
Physical Therapist Assistant Degree A45620 51.0806
Plumbing Diploma D35300 46.0503
Plumbing/Basic Plumbing Certificate C35300C1 46.0503
Plumbing/Basic Plumbing Certificate (HSC) C35300H1 46.0503
Practical Nursing
Practical Nursing Diploma D45660 51.3901
Radiography Degree A45700 51.0911
Respiratory Therapy
Respiratory Therapy Degree A45720 51.0908
School-Age Education
School-Age Education Degree A55440 13.1202
School-Age Education Diploma D55440 13.1202
Special Education Certificate C55440C2 13.1202
Simulation & Game Development
Simulation & Game Development Degree A25450 50.0411
3D Modeling and 3D Printing Diploma D25450D1 50.0411
3D Animation Certificate C25450C6 50.0411
3D Printing Certificate C25450C5 50.0411
Concept Art Certificate C25450C7 50.0411
Interactive 3D Certificate C25450C2 50.0411
SGD Basics Certificate C25450C1 50.0411
SG Design Fundamentals Certificate C25450C4 50.0411
SG Programming Certificate C25450C3 50.0411
SGD Basics Certificate (HSC) C25450H1 50.0411
Speech Language Pathology Assistant
Speech Language Pathology Assistant Degree A45730 51.0816
Surgical First Assistant
Surgical First Assistant Certificate C45870 51.0909
Surgical Technology
Surgical Technology Degree A45740 51.0909
Surgical Technology Diploma (Bridging) D45740B 51.0909
Supply Chain Management
Distribution Management Degree A25620D 52.0203
Global Logistics Technology Degree A25620G 52.0203
Trucking Operations Management Degree A25620T 52.0203
Logistics & Distribution Management Certificate C25620C1 52.0203
Trucking Logistics Foundation Certificate C25620C2 52.0203
Logistics & Distribution Management Certificate (HSC) C25620H1 52.0203
Welding Technology
Welding Diploma D50420 48.0508
Basic Welding Technology Certificate  C50420C1 48.0508
Basic Welding Technology Certificate (HSC) C50420H1 48.0508

Last Update: August 7, 2018