PCC cuts jobs, courses following dip in enrollment

WINTERVILLE, N.C. (WITN) - Job cuts are being made at one community college as enrollment has taken a dip after consistent growth.

Pitt Community College has eliminated 14 out 500 full-time positions as they prepare for fewer funds due to a five percent dip in enrollment.

You will not be able to get a degree in massage therapy at PCC, as they plan to offer a few courses instead.

PCC President Dr. Dennis Massey says fluctuation in the economy is one reason for the dip. He says when there are more jobs in the area, fewer people enroll in school.

"This year we've known with a slow start in summer and fall that we were going to have some problems, this is something unexpected for Pitt Community College because over the years we've had a steady increase if enrollment," Dr. Massey tells WITN.

Dr. Massey says even with less funding, they don't think this will stunt their abilities to provide quality courses to the community.