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Johnston Community College

Johnston Community College

Higher Education

About Us

Johnston Community College (JCC) has awarded associate degrees, certificates, and diplomas for more than 40 years to students pursuing college transfer, occupational, technical, and continuing education opportunities.

Since 1969, JCC has maintained its small town values while progressively meeting the needs of one of the fastest growing counties in the state. JCC serves an estimated 15,000 students annually in its curriculum programs and continuing education courses.

JCC in Smithfield, North Carolina, is located thirty miles east of Raleigh near the junction of I-95 and US 70. The 175-acre main campus boasts state-of-the-art facilities, picturesque pines, colorful azaleas and scenic ponds and offers more than 40 occupational programs of study as well as numerous continuing education courses.

JCC has campuses throughout the county, including the Cleveland Center, the Workforce Development Center in Clayton, and the Howell Woods Environmental Learning Center, a 2800-acre wildlife preserve and teaching facility. On the main campus in Smithfield, JCC is home to a 16-acre Arboretum and the 1000-seat Paul A. Johnston Auditorium attracting additional involvement on-campus by community members.

With some 600 full-time and part-time employees and a budget of over $42 million, JCC is one of the county's 10 largest employers. During its history, JCC has maintained its small town values while progressively meeting the needs of one of the fastest growing counties in the state.


  • Curriculum Programs
  • Degree Programs
  • Continuing Education


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Rep/Contact Info

Aaron Brickman
Physics Instructor
Joy Callahan
JCC Foundation - Interim Director
Robbie Carver
Community Programs Coordinator
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Marc David
VP of Curriculum and Instruction
Nickie Gregory
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Bob Hildenbrand
Director of Corporate and Customized Training
Kessler Holmes
Danielle Kroeger
AVP Workforce Development and Biotechnology
Daphne Lewis
Sr Director of Grants Developer
Kismet Matthews
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Teresa McDonald
Career Coach & Faculty Advisor
April Mitchell
Career Coach & Faculty Advisor
Sherry Morris
Director of Student Accounts & Receivables
  • Phone: (919) 934-3051
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Lindsey Parnell
Accounts Receivable
Carrie Pitts-Densmore
Senior Director of Communications and Marketing
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Suzanne Ross
Small Business Center Director
Katherine Stevenson-Chavis
Lead Engineering Instructor
  • Phone: (919) 934-3051
Chad Thompson
Director of Howell Woods
LaShawndra White
Director of Annual Giving & Advancement Communicat
Brian Worley
Associate Vice President of Business, Industry, Logistics and Transportation (B.I.L.T)