Johnston Community College

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Johnston Community College (JCC) has awarded associate's 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 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 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.

Visitor Information

The College’s primary Visitor Information office is located just inside the main doors of the Wilson Building. At this location, visitors, public guests, and students can pick up a campus map, class schedules, or other information materials, and be directed to specific buildings, room, and parking areas.

Visitors, please use the special Visitor Parking spaces in front of the Wilson Building in parking lot "A" that are specially set aside for use by visitors when seeking directions from the Information Office.


Traffic regulations of the State of North Carolina are applicable to all persons who drive a motor vehicle on the campus.  Student parking is provided in designated areas of the campus.  Reserved parking is provided in other designated areas for visitors, handicapped persons, faculty, and staff members.

Enforcement of traffic and parking regulations and penalties for violations are administered by the Business Office.

Parking Permits

All registered, curriculum students parking on campus must have a parking permit.  Parking permits are available at the information desk in Wilson Building upon presentation of proof of ownership.  Permits are included as part of the student activity fee and are valid until the end of the academic year.

Campus Map Locations

In addition to the Visitor Information office in the Wilson Building, you will find information stations which include campus maps throughout campus. These posts are conveniently positioned near the Elsee Building, Tart Building, Health Sciences, Smith Buildings and Britt, Transport Technology Buildings on campus as well as in front of the Wilson Building and adjacent to the Arts Building.

Johnston Community College | 245 College Road | PO Box 2350 Smithfield, NC 27577
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