About JCC

Johnston Community College has awarded associate degrees, certificates, and diplomas since 1969 to students pursuing college transfer, occupational, technical, and continuing education opportunities.

A member of the North Carolina Community College System, JCC serves more than 15,000 students annually in its credit and non-credit programs.

JCC in Smithfield, North Carolina, is located 30 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 Johnston County 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 1007-seat Paul A. Johnston Auditorium attracting additional involvement on-campus by community members.

With an annual budget of about $40 million, JCC employs some 600 full-time and part-time employees. 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.

JCC is committed to understanding and meeting the educational needs of the area's citizens, businesses, industries, and service sectors. The College provides life-long educational opportunities consistent with our students' interests and abilities, prepares graduates capable of acquiring and applying knowledge and succeeding in the regional and global community, and serves as a positive economic, social, and cultural catalyst in our diverse communities.