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Transitional Studies Department Career Academy

Transitional Studies Department Career Academy
Pitt Community College
Transitional Studies Department Career Academy
PO Drawer 7007
Greenville, NC 27835
Program Contact Tereasa Staton, Coordinator
Phone 252-493-7377

This program provides students with learning difficulties  opportunity to explore and develop job skills, career choices, academics in career contexts, and goals and objectives for job attainment. 

Students may choose to complete one or two years of preparation.   Upon exit, students participate in graduation and receive a certificate of Career Academy completion.  A transcript outlining skills attained and job preferences based on participation in specific career modules is also issued to assist students in job placement. 

The program of study has been developed in partnership with Vocational Rehabilitation Services.

Students receive instruction and  hands-on experience in each of these modules: Horticulture/Grounds Maintenance/Landscaping; Housekeeping/Building Maintenance/Cleaning; Food Preparation/Service; Consumer Skills/Retail/Sales.  Modules have been developed based on  the NC Career Cluster guide and input from community employers, Vocational Rehabilitation representatives, and instructors in the various career fields.  Additional modules in automotive assistant, welding jobs, and early child development are being developed.  Short term internships may also be available soon.

Any student wishing to enroll in this program may do so; emphasis is placed on teaching to students with learning challenges or difficulties.

Program information submitted a year or more ago

Public or private: Public
Type of school: 2-year community college or junior college
Is this program a federally funded TPSID program? No
Students in this program: Have graduated or exited from high school
Number of students: 50
Please indicate which disabilities students in this program have:
  • Intellectual disability
  • Autism
  • Students may or may not have diagnosed disabilities. Enrollment is open to anyone wishing to gain career/job attainment skills and improve academics
Program length: 2 years
Acceptance, Retention, and Completion Rates
Notes on acceptance and attendance:

Students who are able to meet the above requirements are admitted.  If they are unable to meet those requirement, they may return at a later time once they are able to meet those requirements.  We do not keep numbers on those who are unable to meet requirements.

Is this program able to provide federal financial aid as a Comprehensive Transition Program (CTP)? We are not a CTP, and have no plans to become one.
Students pay for the program in the following ways:
  • This program is provided as part of the NC Community College System Basic Skills Program and is free to all students.  Funded by state literacy funds and WIOA fed. funds.

Students take these types of "typical" courses (with students who don't have disabilities): Students do not take typical college courses
More about course access:

We are in process of collaborating with Continuing Education Division to provide access to courses designed for students who may need additional time, opportunity for practice, and repetition of information in order to master required skills and knowledge, but nothing like this is available as yet.

Percentage of academic time spent only with other students in this program: 100%
Credential(s) students earn upon completing the program: Pitt CC Transitional Studies Department Career Academy Certificate of Completion
Other career development activities are:
  • Internships
  • Volunteer work
  • Community Service
We offer the following specialized credentials:

We provide a transcript that highlights specifc job skills and career modules students have mastered.

Housing is provided to students: No
Students participate in student organizations on campus: Yes
Percent of social time spent only with other students in this program: All of the time
Students have participated in these social/extracurricular activities and organizations:

National Adult Education Honor Society

Pitt CC Transitional Studies Club