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Halifax Community College

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Type  Community College
Chairman  Stanley Edwards
Phone  +1 252-536-4221
Founded  1967
Endowment  1967
President  Ervin V. Griffin, Sr.
Graduation rate  18.7% (2014)
Motto  "Learning Comes To Life, In Pursuit of Excellence"
Location  Weldon, North Carolina, USA
Address  100 College Dr, Weldon, NC 27890, USA
Undergraduate tuition and fees  Local tuition: 2,426 USD (2015), Domestic tuition: 8,570 USD (2015)
Similar  Nash Community College, Roanoke‑Chowan Community College, Edgecombe Community College, James Sprunt Communi, Martin Community College

Halifax community college where learning comes to life

Halifax Community College is a community college located in Weldon, a town in Halifax County in North Carolina. Established in 1967, the college is one of the oldest in the North Carolina Community College System. It offers associate's degree programs and continuing education. It is also a member of the American Association of Community Colleges.


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Halifax Community College was chartered on September 7, 1967, as Halifax County Technical Institute, part of the North Carolina Community College System. It began operations in February 1968 under Phillip W. Taylor, and from June 1968 to April 1977 was located at the old Colonial Manor Hotel property on Highway 301. The current 109-acre campus, centrally located on Highway 158 in Weldon, was purchased in 1972, built in 1975, 1976 and 1977, and dedicated on May 22, 1977.

In 1971, a general education program was added, by contract with East Carolina University. After several years of study, and following legislative approval in 1975, Halifax County Technical Institute added two-year transfer programs to become a comprehensive community college. On July 1, 1976, the Institute's name officially changed to Halifax Community College.

Growth in enrollment has been accompanied by growth in facilities, including centers for continuing education, wellness, child care, allied health, literacy/science education, nursing, and student services, as well as The Centre at Halifax Community College, a 1500-seat multipurpose theater and conference facility that opened in November 2003.

The fourth and current president, Ervin V. Griffin, Sr., took office December 1, 2006.


Halifax Community College is fully accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools. The college and its programs are also accredited or approved by the following agencies:


  • American Safety and Health Institute
  • Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs
  • North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services
  • North Carolina Community College System (Every Two Years)
  • Commission on Dental Accreditation
  • American Dental Association (2006-2012)
  • Division of Vocational Rehabilitation
  • Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology
  • North Carolina Board of Nursing (2002-2009)
  • Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology
  • National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences (2004-2009)
  • North Carolina State Approving Agency for Veterans and Military Education Programs
  • North Carolina State Board of Cosmetic Arts (Quarterly)
  • North Carolina Board of Examiners of Electrical Contractors (Annual)
  • Semi annual

  • North Carolina Criminal Justice Education and Training Standards Commission
  • North Carolina Department of Insurance
  • North Carolina Department of Justice Standards Division (2007-2012)
  • North Carolina Division of Health Service Regulation
  • North Carolina Office of Emergency Medical Services (Every Four years)
  • North Carolina Office of State Fire Marshall (Every Four years)
  • North Carolina Real Estate Licensing Board (Annual)
  • North Carolina Sheriffs' Education and Training Standards Commission
  • North Carolina Small Business Center Network
  • Academics

    Harriet Morrison is Dean of Curriculum Programs and academic programs are grouped into six school.

    School of Arts and Sciences

  • Associates in Arts
  • Teacher Preparation Partnership
  • Associates in Science
  • Associates in General Education
  • School of Business

  • Accounting
  • Advertising and Graphic Design
  • Advertising and Graphic Design
  • Computer Graphics
  • Business Administration
  • Computer Information Technology
  • Interior Design
  • Medical Office Administration
  • Networking Technology
  • Office Administration
  • School of Legal and Public Service

  • Criminal Justice
  • Basic Law Enforcement Training
  • Cosmetology
  • Early Childhood Education
  • Greenhouse and Grounds Maintenance
  • Human Services Technology
  • Paralegal Technology
  • School of Vocational and Industrial Technology

  • Automotive Systems Technology
  • Electrical/Electronics Technology
  • Facility Maintenance Worker
  • Food Service Technology
  • Industrial Systems Technology
  • Masonry
  • Plumbing
  • Small Engine and Equipment Repair
  • Welding
  • School of Nursing and Allied Health

  • Associate Degree Nursing
  • Dental Hygiene
  • Medical Laboratory Technology
  • Practical Nursing
  • Phlebotomy
  • Adult and continuing education programs

  • Business and Industry Services Courses
  • Compensatory Education
  • Cultural Activities
  • Education 2 Go - Online Distance Learning
  • Emergency Medical Service Courses
  • Fire/Rescue Training
  • Focused Industrial Training
  • Human Resources Development (HRD)
  • Law Enforcement Training
  • Literacy Education (ABE and GED)
  • New and Expanding Industry
  • Nurse Aide I and II
  • Occupational Courses
  • Small Business Center
  • Special Interest Courses
  • Teacher Recertification Courses
  • Workforce Readiness
  • References

    Halifax Community College Wikipedia

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