New Student Orientation to be Held January 3rd

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Spring 2019 Credit Classes

Academic Related

ACA-115 Success & Study Skills

ACA-122 College Transfer Success


ACC-120 Principles of Financial Accounting

ACC-121 Principles of Managerial Accounting*

ACC-122 Principles of Financial Accounting II*

ACC-140 Payroll Accounting*

ACC-150 Accounting Software Applications*

ACC-180 Practices in Bookkeeping

ACC-220 Intermediate Accounting I*


AGR-139 Intro to Sustainable Ag

AGR-160 Plant Science

AGR-212 Farm Business Management

AGR-213 Ag Law & Finance

AGR-261 Agronomy

Animal Science

ANS-116 Intro to Equine Industry

ANS-120 Beef Production

ANS-130 Poultry Production

ANS-142 Swine Records & Analysis*

ANS-143 Swine Health Management

ANS-144 Swine Housing & Waste Mgt*

ANS-150 Animal Health Management

ANS-240 Swine Prod Issues


ART-111 Art Appreciation

ART-115 Art History Survey II

ART-116 Survey of American Art


BIO-111 General Biology

BIO-112 General Biology II*

BIO-163 Basic Anatomy & Physiology

BIO-169 Anatomy & Physiology II*


BUS-110 Introduction to Business

BUS-115 Business Law I

BUS-125 Personal Finance

BUS-137 Principles of Management

BUS-153 Human Resource Management

BUS-270 Professional Development


CHM-092 Fundamentals of Chemistry

CHM-151 General Chemistry

CHM-152 General Chemistry II*

Computer Information Systems

CIS-110 Introduction to Computers*

CIS-111 Basic PC Literacy

CIS-115 Intro to Programming & Logic*

Criminal Justice

CJC-113 Juvenile Justice

CJC-121 Law Enforcement Operations

CJC-132 Court Procedure & Evidence

CJC-212 Ethics & Comm Relations

CJC-222 Criminalistics

CJC-223 Organized Crime

CJC-231 Constitutional Law


COM-231 Public Speaking


COS-111 Cosmetology Concepts 1**

COS-112 Salon I**

COS-113 Cosmetology Concepts II***

COS-114 Salon II***

COS-117 Cosmetology Concepts IV***

COS-118 Salon IV**

COS-223 Contemporary Hair Coloring*

Computer Technology Integration

CTI-110 Web, Pgm, & Db Foundation

Computer Technology

CTS-125 Presentation Graphics

CTS-130 Spreadsheet*

CTS-287 Emerging Technologies

CTS-289 System Support Project*


DBA-115 Database Applications*


ECO-252 Principles of Macroeconomics


EDU-119 Intro to Early Childhood Education

EDU-144 Child Development I**

EDU-145 Child Development II**

EDU-151 Creative Activities **

EDU-151A Creative Activities Lab**

EDU-153 Health, Safety, and Nutrition

EDU-216 Foundations of Education**

EDU-235 School-Age Develop & Programs**

EDU-262 Early Childhood Admin II*

EDU-271 Educational Technology**

EDU-275 Effective Teach Training**

EDU-280 Language/Literacy Experiences**

EDU-284 Early Childhood Capstone Practice*

EDU-285 Internship Exp-School Age*

EDU-286 Early Childhood Issues*

EDU-289 Adv Issues/School Age*


ELC-114 Commercial Wiring

ELC-117 Motors and Controls

ELC-119 NEC Calculations


ENG-111 Writing & Inquiry*

ENG-112 Writing/Research in the Disciplines*

ENG-115 Oral Communication

ENG-232 American Literature II*

Graphic Arts

GRA-255 Image Manipulation I*

Graphic Design

GRD-111 Typography II*

GRD-131 Illustration I*

GRD-142 Graphic Design II*

GRD-145 Design Applications I**

GRD-152 Computer Design Tech I*

GRD-242 Graphic Design IV*

GRD-265 Digital Print Production*

GRD-280 Portfolio Design*


HEA-110 Personal Health/Wellness

Heavy Equipment / Maintenance

HET-119 Mechanical Transmissions

HET-128 Medium/Heavy Duty Tune Up

HET-218B Tractor Project

HET-233 Suspension and Steering


HIS-112 World Civilizations II

HIS-121 Western Civilizations I

HIS-131 American History I

HIS-132 American History II


HUM-115 Critical Thinking*

HUM-121 The Nature of America

HUM-122 Southern Culture


HYD-112 Hydraulics-Medium/Heavy Duty


MAT-110 Math Measurement & Literacy*

MAT-143 Quantitative Literacy*

MAT-171 Precalculus Algebra*

MAT-172 Precalculus Trigonometry*


MKT-120 Principles of Marketing


MUS-110 Music Appreciation

MUS-112 Introduction to Jazz

Networking Technology

NET-126 Routing Basics

NET-175 Wireless Technology

Networking Operating Systems

NOS-230 Windows Administration I


NUR-102 Practical Nursing II***

NUR-112 Health-Illness Concepts

NUR-211 Health Care Concepts***

NUR-213 Complex Health Concepts***

Office Systems Technology

OST-136 Word Processing*

OST-138 Office Applications II*

OST-145 Social Media for Office Professional

OST-159 Office Ethics

OST-184 Records Management

OST-289 Office Admin Capstone*

Physical Education

PED-110 Fit and Well for Life

PED-111 Physical Fitness I

PED-112 Physical Fitness II*

PED-113 Aerobics I

PED-114 Aerobics II*

Political Science

POL-120 American Government


PSY-150 General Psychology

PSY-241 Developmental Psychology*

PSY-281 Abnormal Psychology*


REL-110 World Religions

REL-211 Intro to Old Testament

REL-212 Intro to New Testament


SOC-210 Intro to Sociology

SOC-213 Sociology of the Family


SPA-111 Elementary Spanish I

SPA-112 Elementary Spanish II*

Transportation Technology

TRN-110 Intro to Transport Tech

Work-Based Learning

WBL-113 Work-Based Learning I


WLD-116 SMAW (stick) Plate/Pipe*


WLD-131 GTAW (TIG) Plate

WLD-141 Symbols & Specifications

* Course has prerequisites that must be met prior to enrolling

** Course has co-requisites that you must co-enroll in.

*** Course has prerequisites and co-requisites


James Sprunt Holds Holiday Door Decorating Contest


MEDIA ADVISORY                                                           DECEMBER 6, 2018

KENANSVILLE, NORTH CAROLINA – What started out as a simple idea, has generated big results.

With all that has taken place this semester with Hurricane Florence and Hurricane Michael, the moral of our student body, as well as that of faculty and staff, has been low. As many would tell you, once we re-opened on October 1, things just were not the same.

So many have been displaced and many students did not even return to class. The emotional toll that the storms have taken can be felt from classroom to classroom.

As a way to brighten spirits for the holidays, James Sprunt Community College is holding its first official holiday office door contest. The idea was thought up as a way to boost moral, but since the decorations have started, it has become so much more.

This contest has also become a demonstration of James Sprunt’s quality enhancement plan to our students, known as Spartan Skills, which focuses on teamwork, communication, professionalism, and problem-solving.

Staff and faculty members from various departments are working together, being resourceful, and sharing supplies they have purchased for decorating. The holiday doors have increased communication, brought the campus community together, and brought out a creative side in many.

Students are enjoying the decorations, coming through each building to view what has been created. Many of the doors have become holiday photo booths, in which students can come and get selfies to share with family and friends.

With so many at our college experiences losses, many are appreciative to have the opportunity to enjoy decorations since they either no longer have any of their own to display or even have a place to display their own.

The entire project has helped to put everyone at the college in the holiday spirit.

The contest to see who has the best holiday door will be held December 17 and December 18. Students will vote on the best door. Votes will be tallied and the winner will be announced on December 20.


For media related questions, please contact Cheryl Hemric, director of marketing and public information at (910) 275-6170.

James Sprunt Community College is one of the premier institutions in the North Carolina Community College System. Our college serves more than 5,000 students annually from our Kenansville and WestPark campuses and three specialized centers. Learn more at


The Decision Is Yours To Make

Dr. Boham portraitAs published in the November 29, 2018 edition of the Duplin Times.

I hope everyone had a Happy Thanksgiving, enjoying family and friends. With all that has transpired lately, we still have things for which we give thanks.

With the holidays in full swing, many people are out shopping for that perfect gift, enjoying the lights and decorations, visiting family and friends, and enjoying the festivities and traditions that come along with the season this time year.

It’s a busy time of year for all of us. It’s a time to be full of joy, hope and peace. This is the time for miracles, new beginnings, and it is a time to celebrate, and spread good cheer and good will towards all.

If you are looking for the perfect gift this holiday – please remember that the best gift that you can give yourself or your children is the gift of education. Education can change your life and it is the key that will open doors that you never thought possible. And once you have that, it is yours for life, along with all the rights and privileges that it brings. No one can ever take it from you.

So, as you are out shopping this holiday season, please remember to keep James Sprunt Community College on your holiday list. We have over 30 programs of study, with programs that lead to an associate degree, diploma or a certificate.

Our open registration will be held January 3, 2019 for new students. If you have not already registered for new student orientation, I encourage you to do so today. What better way to start off the new year than by investing in your future through education?

A community college, such as James Sprunt, has the potential to change your life forever.

According to the Community College Review, the average difference in tuition from in-state to out-of-state students for North Carolina Community Colleges is $5,603 per year. Instead of building up college debt, you can be saving towards your future endeavors just by attending James Sprunt, which is ranked #1 in North Carolina and #2 in the USA, according to

The money you spend on your education at James Sprunt will be an excellent return on investment.

Every dollar spent on North Carolina Community Colleges in 2012-2013 school year generated a cumulative value of $8.10 in benefits, according to a report by the Economic Modeling Specialists International, for as long as the NC Community Colleges remain active in the state workforce. So, for every $1000 spent, there has been a return on investment of $8100.

In 2014-2015, the NCCCS offered educational programs and classes to more than 730,000 North Carolinians. Have you taken advantage of what James Sprunt has to offer?

Many of our students at James Sprunt experience food-insecurities, homelessness, and many are displaced currently because of the recent natural disaster, Hurricane Florence.

At James Sprunt, we have tried to alleviate many of these burdens that our students are facing. We have distributed grant money for disaster relief for those hardest hit by Hurricane Florence, allocated by our North Carolina General Assembly.

Through our Single Stop Office, we have set up monthly food distributions, assisted with finding housing for our students, and also have established free transportation that is included in tuition that picks up students from around the county. We strive to meet any needs or challenges that our students face.

Help and assistance is always available, all that a student has to do is ask.

It is said that one third of all college students are from low-income families, and one quarter of community college students are parents.

Financial instability tends to be the primary reason students stop attending college, but with pell grants and other financial aid available at James Sprunt, community college is affordable and well-within the reach of many who may not even realize it. We urge anyone interested in attending James Sprunt Community College to please come to our Financial Aid Office and see what options are available to you. We want to improve the financial stability of our students, and we want our students to achieve success in the classroom and the workplace, so they have an opportunity to pursue their hopes and dreams.

As I stated earlier, the holidays are a time of miracles and new beginnings. This is your time and this is your moment to start a new life for yourself and your family. The decision is yours to make.

May you all have a wonderful holiday season; may it be merry and bright. Wishing you the joy of family and friends, the gift of education, and the best of everything that life has to offer this holiday season.

-Dr. Kenneth Boham
Interim President
James Sprunt Community College

Life After Hurricane Florence in the Eyes of James Sprunt Student, Ginger Jenkins

Ginger Jenkins stands in front of what is left of her home in Wallace, NC after it had to be demolished after damage it received during Hurricane Florence.

Thankful. Blessed. Together. That’s how Ginger Jenkins, an accounting student at James Sprunt Community College feels as she prepares to celebrate the Thanksgiving holiday this year with her family.

“We will be going to my cousin’s house,” said Ginger. “It doesn’t feel quite like the holidays, but I’m going to try to be in the spirit for my children.”

With three daughters and one son, and her father all living under one roof, Ginger says she has a lot to be thankful for.

“We want to be thankful for what we have, for what we lost, and for where we are going to be,” said Ginger. “We’re all together and we are safe… our new home is a much smaller house, but we’re thankful that we have a place to stay and a place to call home.”

In September, Ginger and her family lost everything that they had during Hurricane Florence. Her home was a complete loss and has since been demolished. All that is left is the outline of where her house once stood.

“There are others who have lost just like we have, we have all shared a loss in this community,” said Ginger. “We just feel like we should be thankful for where we are at.”


With this being the second flood Ginger has been through, she knew that when Hurricane Florence came through, she would need to evacuate.

“Hurricane Matthew was a major disaster, in fact we were airlifted out, and this time I wanted to make sure we were out before it got really bad.”

Living about a mile from the Northeast Cape Fear River, Ginger did not think that the flood waters would reach as far back to her home, and she certainly did not expect the devastation that happened this time.

“We are not even on the river side,” said Ginger, as she looks around her property after her home had just been bulldozed down.

“The more we ripped out walls, the more we just knew this wasn’t going to work out,” said Ginger as she talks about her attempts in trying to save her home. “Demolition was the next step to do. I have had a lot of family to support me in this, so that’s been a good thing.”

“The cost to repair would be extremely more than just rebuilding a house and starting over again,” said Ginger. “There were holes in the floors from the water coming in, the middle section had already fell through, so it was easier to do it this way, even though it was heartbreaking.”

With help from her family, her church family, friends, and neighbors – she was able to get the home completely demolished and have everything she ever owned carried away by dump trucks.

“My kids did not understand what had really happened with the storm until they saw the house being torn down. It was like they realized, they used to have this or that, and now they don’t have those things.”

Those things being toys, electronics, clothes, school supplies, their beds and furniture.

Ginger is unsure if she will rebuild again on her family’s land, although she says “I have lived here all my life, this is home.”

For anyone who would like to help those impacted by the Hurricane, Ginger says it’s simple… “just put on some gloves and say, what would you like for me to do for you today… there are times when you just need someone to come and help you clean up for an hour or two.”


With four children ranging from ages 11 to 16, Ginger has tried her best to move forward with a positive attitude.

“With the kids being able to go back to school, it has helped to bring back some normalcy,” said Ginger. “They were out for well over a month, and they were happy to go back. It seems like where our norm usually is, it has not been there, so we have had to come up with a new norm.”

Improvising and making due with what you have is key, Ginger says. They have put up air mattresses to create bedding in the living room for her children, who take turns sleeping on the couch.

“It is a hardship, but I’m willing to work through it,” said Ginger. “Renting is something I have not done in a very long time. We were fortunate enough in this place that I am renting that it came with a lot of appliances that I do not have to buy right now.”

With her home being destroyed, dealing with the daily stress of trying to rebuild her life and her home, as well as getting her kids back on a normal schedule, has not been easy. Keeping up with her studies at James Sprunt has been also been challenging.

“It is difficult to keep your mind on work, to keep up with all the work,” said Ginger. “I stay motivated knowing that I will graduate in May – I stay focused on that….My plans are to clean up my property, graduate, keep working… and then hopefully I will be able to build my house back in a couple of years.”

Having worked in accounting for over 20 years, Ginger came back to school seeking to match up her experience with a degree, and she encourages others who may be in the same situation as her to stay in school and not be discouraged. “The best thing for any student is to continue with their education no matter how hard it is.”

Even though Thanksgiving will be a bit different this year than in years past, Ginger is looking forward to moving past what they have lost, and putting everything in perspective.

“Every day it gets better…. It has been a hard transition for my kids seeing their house torn down and understanding you know, that we are not going back to our old house,” said Ginger.

“We are adjusting to what works, what doesn’t work…. There are some days that you want to cry, some days that you smile. It’s hard to have fun, it’s hard to enjoy what we’ve got, but we have to enjoy where we are at, because in the end, we’ll have more.”

With Christmas just around the corner, Ginger is determined to try to make it one of the best holidays for her children, her father, and herself.

“Christmas is important for everyone, but being together is what matters the most…. We are going to have to downsize a lot from years past, with our priorities being focused on our needs such as replacing things we’ve lost.”

Ginger says that the love she has felt from her community, and the outpouring of support from her friends, and even strangers, has made this process easier.

“We can always pick up, no matter how hard it is, from where we are at, no matter what we have or don’t have, and start all over again,” said Ginger.  “Those are my intentions, and to be better, and I hope this makes me and my family better.”

“This has made my faith stronger,” added Ginger. “I know God will provide, and right now, the biggest thing is that I know I’m right where I’m supposed to be.”

Ginger and her family stand in front of their new home in Beulaville.
Ginger and her four children in the kitchen of the place they now call home.
Life is getting back to normal for Ginger and her kids, as they come from school
Air mattress and couch that the kids take turns sleeping on.

– Cheryl Hemric / James Sprunt Community College

Jame Sprunt Inducts Twenty-Three students into Phi Theta Kappa

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                 November 15, 2018 

KENANSVILLE, NORTH CAROLINA – On Monday, November 4, 2018, James Sprunt Community College inducted twenty-three students into Phi Theta Kappa, an international honor society for two year colleges.

“The number one thing about Phi Theta Kappa is scholarship,” said Dr. Rodney Powell, the executive director for the center for academic excellence at Central Carolina Community College.  “We are here to recognize academic excellence, but that is only the beginning,”

The four tenants of PTK are scholarship, leadership, service, and fellowship.

“A leader not only has to give people freedom to make mistakes, said Dr. Rodney Powell, as he spoke on the leadership. “…but leaders also are there to give guidance.”

The following students were inducted:

  • Joshua Anderson
  • William Bostic
  • Andrea Bunch (not pictured)
  • Pablo Calderon
  • Jacob Coman (not pictured)
  • Patricia Feliciano (not pictured)
  • Jordan Green
  • Colby Hall
  • Tre’Veon Hamilton
  • Elisa Hester
  • A’Aita Kirkland
  • Iasia Murphy
  • Rebecca Pierce (not pictured)
  • Trey Price
  • Dayanna Salgado
  • Candace Smith (not pictured)
  • John Smith
  • Ching Spedding
  • Yonatan Vega
  • Edna Watkin
  • Nancy Wynn
  • Alexandria Zubrowicz

Advisors for PTK are Cynthia Delafuente, Sholanda Moore, Mary Elizabeth McIntosh, and Amber Ferrell. Officers include Angela Blake, president; Christina Barton, vice president of fellowship; Grecia Flores Aleman, secretary; Aaron George, vice president of service; Nicole Rhodes, public relations officer; Aida Rojas-Gonzalez, vice president of leadership; April Taylor, vice president of scholarship.



For media related questions, please contact Cheryl Hemric, director of marketing and public information at (910) 275-6170.

James Sprunt Community College is one of the premier institutions in the North Carolina Community College System. Our college serves more than 5,000 students annually from our Kenansville and WestPark campuses and three specialized centers. Learn more at


James Sprunt To Offer Dialysis Technician Program

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                       NOVEMBER 8, 2018

KENANSVILLE, NORTH CAROLINA – Over 3 million people in the world suffer from kidney failure. It is a life-altering diagnosis, if not life-threatening, but with the aid of dialysis, individuals can receive treatment that not only prolong their life but adds quality to it as well.

Only about 17% of people with end-stage kidney disease are able to receive transplants, with the average time waiting for a donor is 3-5 years, making dialysis a temporary solution to cleanse toxin from patients blood, easing the burden on their kidneys.

With that said, the need for qualified dialysis technicians continues to grow each day, and James Sprunt Community College is pleased to announce that it will begin a new dialysis technician program.

The program will be an addition to the allied health programs already offered through the continuing education division of the college, those being nurse aide I, nurse aide II, phlebotomy, medication aide for skilled living, medication aide for assisted living, and pharmacy technician.

The Dialysis Technician course is designed to prepare individuals with the theoretical, technical, and clinical skills needed to maintain equipment and provide patient care to those being treated for chronic renal diseases.

Class format includes lecture, lab, and clinical activities.

Successful completion of this course will prepare the individual for employment as a dialysis technician in hospitals, renal dialysis facilities, and clinics. After one year of work experience, individuals may be eligible to sit for national certification as a Clinical Hemodialysis Technician.

The first class in this program will begin February 5, 2018. Seating is limited and students are encouraged to complete registration early.

To register, students must fill out a continuing education form, which can be found at this link:


For media related questions, please contact Cheryl Hemric, director of marketing and public information at (910) 275-6170.

James Sprunt Community College is one of the premier institutions in the North Carolina Community College System. Our college serves more than 5,000 students annually from our Kenansville and WestPark campuses and three specialized centers. Learn more at


James Sprunt Community College Seeks Its Next Leader

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                            NOVEMBER 8, 2018

KENANSVILLE, NORTH CAROLINA – James Sprunt Community College has launched its presidential search campaign, as it seeks to find a new leader to spearhead the college.

Dr. Kenneth Boham, a retired community college president, is currently serving as interim president for the college in the wake of the resignation of Dr. Lawrence Rouse, who accepted the presidency at Pitt Community College in August.

“The college is excited about starting the search for a new president,” said Dr. Kenneth Boham. “This is a great opportunity for the college to have a new beginning and to have a fresh set of eyes to take the college to the next level.”

The college seeks a dynamic, capable and able individual, who is able to take James Sprunt into a new realm of possibilities as it moves forward, charging ahead with the mission of serving students and maintaining excellent education standards.

The person selected as president, will report to the twelve member Board of Trustees responsible for the oversight of the policy direction guiding the College, and will serve  as the chief administrative/chief executive officer and is directly responsible to the Board of Trustees, through the Board Chair, for the College’s operation and management. The President serves as the non-voting Secretary to the Board of Trustees.

The college will hold a community forum on Thursday, December 13 from 12:15 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. for community members and business leaders to voice their input on the search. The forum will be held in the Monk Auditorium, which is located in the Hoffler Building on the campus in Kenansville. Light refreshments will be served.

“The community forum will be an opportunity for those in the community to provide input and give feedback in regard to the qualifications, characteristics, and attributes of the next president at James Sprunt,” said Dr. Kenneth Boham. “Community involvement is crucial to the success of the next leader of the college.”

For more information on the Presidential Search, please click here:


For media related questions, please contact Cheryl Hemric, director of marketing and public information at (910) 275-6170.

James Sprunt Community College is one of the premier institutions in the North Carolina Community College System. Our college serves more than 5,000 students annually from our Kenansville and WestPark campuses and three specialized centers. Learn more at