Recognizing the need for Person County to foster a more educated workforce to meet the demands of our changing economy inspired the creation of this innovative partnership between Piedmont Community College and the Person County School system. Our communities will increase the number of first generation college graduates, equipping them with the education and experience they need to succeed in life and family-supporting careers.
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Why Consider this Early College program?
Because students who accept the PECIL challenge can:
- Earn a high school diploma and two-year associate of science degree–tuition free!
- Gain momentum toward achieving a four-year degree.
- Enjoy a relaxed and controlled introduction to college life.
- Take advantage of a small, supportive learning environment.
- Learn in a state-of-the-art college environment with laboratories, interactive distance learning classrooms, computer labs, media/learning resource center, and outstanding faculty.
- Be challenged by a curriculum that includes mentorships with community business partners, field trips to businesses and colleges, and service leadership initiatives!
Courses are taught at PCC's Person County Campus with FREE tuition. Is Your Student Eligible? The population of the Early College will mirror the demographics of the school districts served. The most important factors considered are (but not limited to):
- Students who are first-generation college-going students, meaning that their parents do not have a college degree
- Students who may be disinterested in the traditional school model
- Students who can benefit from accelerated academic instruction
- Students must be entering the ninth grade
To provide a highly supportive and academically challenging learning environment for students in programs for Health Sciences, Advanced Manufacturing, Technology, and Transfer, or HATT, so that they may graduate as service-oriented leaders prepared to enter college and to compete globally in STEM-related careers.
The vision for Person Early College for Innovation and Leadership is for its students to graduate with the knowledge, skills, and dispositions necessary to be successful, globally competitive members of a workforce that invigorates the local and regional economies.