Real Stories from Real People

Students enrolled at JCC come from diverse backgrounds and enter into a diverse range of careers based on their studies. Below are video testimonials of students and alumni -- real stories from real people – that speak to the positive impact JCC has made on their lives. JCC is truly one college with endless opportunities.

At JCC, we train future workers for jobs in advanced manufacturing, health care, public safety, and many other careers. We also provide basic education for students striving for a high school diploma and continuing education for students looking to enhance their professional skills. JCC is often a more affordable first college step for individuals who successfully transfer to a four-year institution to earn a bachelor’s degree. And we offer high school students a jump start on their college path through the Early College, Middle College, and Career and College Promise programs.

Johnston Community College has provided associate degree, diploma, certificate, and continuing education opportunities for students in our community for 45 years.


Maria Aleman

Student Maria Aleman talks about how JCC gave her the confidence to pursue her educational dreams.


Alanna Hurley

JCC alum Alanna Hurley shares how her college experience inspired her to seek her bachelor’s degree.

Harold Keen

JCC alum Harold Keen talks about the value community colleges bring to communities.

Pamela Tripp

JCC alum Pamela Tripp discusses the strong academic foundation JCC established for her career in the health-care field.

Phillip Tyler

JCC alum Phillip Tyler talks about how the training he received at JCC helps him lead his successful business.