CCCC Summer Educators Institute

June 17 - June 20
Monday - Thursday 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM

(CEUs) = 3.2 and Registration = $121.25

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To register for any of these courses, contact Continuing Education in Pittsboro at (919) 545-8044.

For questions or for registration information, please contact Chef Gregg Hamm at

Program Areas:

Sustainable Technologies Overview

Central Carolina Community College has been a pioneer in Sustainable Agriculture, Renewable Energy, Green Building, and Local Food for over a decade. In 2012 CCCC sustainability programs were awarded the Green Genome Award by the American Association of Community Colleges in recognition of their innovative program design and implementation. Join us to learn ways you too can successfully implement sustainable education into your classroom.

C-2723 Best Practices in Sustainable Agriculture Education

This workshop will present best practices in experiential education both in the classroom and on the farm. Educators will appreciate this opportunity to learn more about teaching sustainability in agriculture while experiencing the benefits of an on-campus farm or garden as an outdoor classroom. Participants will utilize the CCCC Student Organic Farm to learn how to support desired student learning outcomes in science, agriculture, and entrepreneurship. Participants will receive instructional materials and other resources that will excite and engage students in the field of Sustainable Agriculture.

C-2724 Green Building Principles: Design and Interiors

Creating a low-energy, resource efficient home or commercial space reduces utility bills, improves indoor air quality, and preserves the environment for future generations. In this workshop participants will learn how to select materials and design elements that focus on renewable resources and enduring quality. In addition to classroom lecture, participants will visit product showrooms, homes, public buildings, and businesses to see examples of green building design and material selection. Upon completion participants will have an understanding of Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Interior Design concepts and practices.

C-2725 Renewable Energy Technologies

Looking for a fun and meaningful way to engage your students in science and math? Learn how to incorporate concepts of renewable energy technologies including Solar Photovoltaic, Solar Heating, Biofuels, Wind Energy, and Hydropower into your existing curriculum. The workshop will consist of classroom lecture from CCCC faculty, hands-on exercises, and tours of local renewable energy facilities. Participants in the workshop will receive instructional materials and ideas for in-class lab exercises that will have your students seeing math and science in a whole new way.

Hospitality and Culinary Arts Overview

Central Carolina Community College is the home of the Natural Chef Certification as well as the first farm to table Culinary Arts Associate degree in the state. Join us in our mission for using locally sourced foods for added nutritional value and experience our hands on learning with sustainable practices that will enhance your classroom.

C-2726 Culinary Arts for FACS teachers

Join us for a brief introduction on how to incorporate local foods in your classroom. Experience hands on lessons and team building skills that will enhance your classroom. Refresh your knife skills, cooking terminology, stock production, and dining room skills. This course is designed for FACS teachers who may be teaching Culinary Arts or Foods I and II.

C-2727 Culinary Arts for FACS teachers

Join us for a brief introduction on how to incorporate local foods into your classroom using raw foods lessons. Refresh your knife skills and basic terminology while learning many valuable lessons using raw foods that prove to be nutritious and educational for healthy living.

Early Childhood Education Overview

The Early Childhood Education program at CCCC focuses on the needs of preschool and primary school age children. Students learn to communicate with children, to understand their needs, and to develop their skills. CCCC Preschool is a5-star, NAEYC accredited, campus based lab center. Join us to learn more about children and family, about child development and guidance, and about children with special needs.

C-2728 Best Practices in Early Childhood Education

This workshop will present best practices in creating activities for hands-on experience in the classroom. Participates will tour our lab preschool, develop and implement activities, create a healthy snack, and look at how NC Foundations can be incorporated into lesson plans. Participants will also receive Be Active Kids and Playground Safety training.

  • Pittsboro Campus
  • 764 West Street
  • Pittsboro, NC 27312