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Central Carolina Community College's Division of Economic & Community Development is dedicated to economic, workforce, enrichment, and continuing education programs for the business sector and members of the community at large. The division's commitment to the development of the local economy and a sense of community is shared throughout the various programs within this department.

Golden LEAF Scholars Program

Harnett and Lee County residents are eligible for up to $250 a semester for training in Occupational Education through Continuing Education. Qualified students of Lee or Harnett County must be enrolled in or plan to enroll in a course of 96 or more hours leading to an occupational credential or certification.

Download Golden LEAF Scholars details and application

SECU Foundation Scholarship

The scholarship was established to help remove financial barriers for students seeking to gain new and/or upgrade current job related skills.

The award is $750.

These funds would be applied to the student’s account to pay for registration and certification fees, books, course supplies, and other educational expenses.

Download SECU Foundation Scholarship details and application

Short-term Job Training

CCCC and the Continuing Education Department offer non-degree, short-term career and workforce classes and/or trainings, as well as job readiness training for students that require skill development. Programs include Business & Leadership, Computer Technology, Cosmetic Arts, Culinary & Hospitality Arts, Employment & Job Readiness, Health & Medical, and Manufacturing & Trades.

College & Career Readiness

College & Career Readiness programs prepare students for entry into college or the workforce and include Adult High School, High School Equivalency, Adult Basic Education, and English as a Second Language.

Personal Interest

Personal Interest courses are designed to enhance your life and offer the opportunity to explore new interests or enjoy ongoing ones with classes in the areas of Artistry & Craftsmanship, Creative Writing, Languages, Motor Vehicles & Driving, and Youth Summer Camps.

Business and Industry

CCCC and the Continuing Education Department provide affordable customized training for your business or industry, classes to support industry needs, on-site workplace literacy classes, and free seminars to encourage and support new business startups.

Emergency Services Training

The Emergency Services Training Center is committed to providing accessible, high quality, and cost effective emergency responder training in Emergency Medical Services, Firefighting & Technical Rescue, and Law Enforcement.

Distance Education

Distance Education provides the opportunity to continue your education in an independent learning environment.