Life After Hurricane Florence in the Eyes of James Sprunt Student Jacob Cavenaugh

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KENANSVILLE, NORTH CAROLINA – Standing in faith and being filled with hope is what is getting Jacob Cavenaugh, a network technology student at James Sprunt Community College, through this Christmas season.

This time of year, Jacob’s house should be bustling with activity from family get-togethers, the smell of cookies baking in the oven should greet you at the door, and lights from a Christmas tree usually beam brightly through the night. But this year, when you stand inside of Jacob’s now flooded home, the tale of an old Christmas story becomes eerily true of how not a creature was stirring, not even a mouse.

The home sits empty, as do most homes off of Hwy 41 in Wallace, NC. There is no activity at the home, no electricity, no running water, and no heat. There’s not a kitchen table to sit at and there is not even a stove to bake cookies in. The Christmas decorations he and his family so cherished had to be tossed out, along with so many other belongings, on the side of the street.

“We have shifted change in my home-style life, because my house was flooded… we had to tear out 4 feet of wall,” said Jacob as he stands inside of his home as it is undergoing the rebuilding process. “During Hurricane Florence I was in a state of shock that I would be going through this… this was way worse than Hurricane Floyd.”

Jacob was just two years old when Hurricane Floyd hit, but he can still recall living in a FEMA trailer when he was a toddler. At that time, his family lived in a different home and when they rebuilt in another location, they thought they would never have to go through the rebuilding process again.

But in September, with the continuous rain pounding Eastern North Carolina from Hurricane Florence for days, and the incoming water flowing downstream, the Northeast Cape Fear River overflowed its banks from all directions and showed no mercy upon those in its path.

Although Jacob tries to put up a strong front, you can tell the worry and agony that Hurricane Florence has caused him and the burdens that lay upon his heart, not just for himself, but for his family and their home.

“There’s been a lot of change in my family, we are trying to pull it together, and not trying to be upset…. change is hard, but change can be a good thing,” said Jacob. “I thank God that I am still here, because God really blessed me and my family.”

With so many uncertainties lying ahead of him, the world for Jacob, who is just 21-years old, has changed dramatically and has been extremely stressful for him to endure.

”I had just started a part-time job at the Pink Supper House,” said Jacob, of a popular restaurant located on Hwy 41 in Wallace, NC, just a few miles from where he lived.  “But now it’s gone because the flood waters got it too.”

Jacob, along with his mother and father has had to relocate to Topsail Beach, almost 60 miles from where he used to live in Wallace. Although the thought of relocating to the beach would seem like a dream come true for many, for Jacob, it hasn’t been the easiest transition.

“We are still going through so much pain and suffering from the flooding, and I get so emotional being so far away from home,” said Jacob.

Jacob’s commute is now over 60 miles to his college classes in Kenansville, 120 miles round-trip, giving him less free time, especially in the dark months of winter where the days are shorter and the daylight less prevalent.

“It takes about an hour to get to school every day, one-way,” said Jacob, but he still has yet to miss a class.

“It has been a challenge being a student, but I have not complained,” said Jacob. “When we complain, we don’t often think about what we are doing to our family members, we are hurting ourselves more than other people…. And if we do that, we are not going to accomplish what we are supposed to in this tough season.”

Despite so many distractions from the Hurricane, and the burden of an hour commute, Jacob has not fallen behind in his school work, but has excelled in his studies at James Sprunt.

“Education is more important for jobs, for degrees,” said Jacob on his motivation for staying in school. “If you do not continue your education, you cannot go get a job in the technical field that you want to be in. It is more important to get your education, because it will help you pay your bills and support your family later on in life.”

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While Jacob has always loved Topsail Beach, this is definitely not a vacation for him or his family. With so many displaced from the hurricane, finding alternative housing was not easy or affordable.

“It has been a financial hardship,” said Jacob’s father, Andy Cavenaugh, who serves as the department chair for arts and sciences at James Sprunt. “I have had to pull most of the money out of my pocket, FEMA only comes up with so much and they’ve only paid me only one time. We are still making house payments, we have done some deferments, and now we have a rent payment for the place we are staying at in Topsail.”

The beach rental is temporary and soon the family will have to find another temporary place to call home, as the unit had vacation reservations already in place for the Spring months from those visiting the island.

“It is strange that we are right here at the ocean and they did not have any flooding, but 60 miles inland, we had catastrophic flooding,” said Jacob’s mother, Ava Cavenaugh.  “It has been a blessing to be here in the rental unit. We hear of so many others who have less than we do, so we just take it a day at a time. We know we will have to leave soon… but for now everything seems to be working out ok.”

The beach rental had everything for the family to meet their immediate needs. Kitchen appliances, heat, internet access, a washer/dryer, a television, and three bedrooms with beds and mattresses already in place.

“I had a realtor that I had dealt with for over 20 years, and he contacted someone he knew, and she was willing to let us stay through the winter at Topsail,” said Jacob’s father.  “It was one of the few rentals available, that fit all of our needs.”

Ironically, Jacob says his family did not qualify for a FEMA trailer that could have been placed on their property. “They told us the damage in our house from the flooding was not severe enough to qualify for a trailer.”

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Celebrating Christmas at the beach will be a definite break in traditions for the Cavenaugh family, who normally celebrate the holidays in Duplin County, but Jacob is thankful to still be alive and to be with his family. As he was talking with his mother, Jacob reminds everyone that the true meaning can be celebrated anywhere, no matter what your circumstances are.

“We are going to celebrate Christmas by the birth of our Lord Jesus Christ,” said Jacob. “I’m a Christian, I’m a follower. I don’t want to offend people at all…but this is what I believe.”

Jacob goes on to say that “we are in a different place. We are at the beach and not out in the country… we are still trying to get used to things here, but we are going to go forward to a different scenario this Christmas with my family.”

Keeping a positive focus, Jacob and his parents are thankful to be celebrating the holidays together and realize that even though the ornaments on the Christmas tree may not be the ones from Christmases gone by, that breaking from tradition may be an opportunity to create new traditions for the future.

“I have never been to the beach at Christmas before, so this Christmas will be different,” said Jacob. “So many in our family are displaced…I would rather be in my own house, but this is where I will be. We expect to things stay the same, but things can change unexpectedly like it did this year for me.”

Jacob would love nothing more than for life to go back to normal, but he realizes that will take time as his family starts the rebuilding process.

“I think the storms of the future are going to be worse,” said Jacob as he talks about the impacts of global warming and its impact on the climate. “But this is our home place, it is my childhood home, and that is why we will rebuild. We cannot control what the weather does.”

The family has received help from friends, neighbors, and even strangers in the effort to rebuild. Their love and generosity has helped get them through the hard times and have helped them with the healing process, leaving them forever grateful for all they have done.

“The Mennonites came and cleaned out the house. They stripped out the flooring, took the walls out and cleaned out the storage building, all in a day,” said Jacob’s mother, who also recalls a lady from Beulaville who stopped and prayed with her as she put stuff out by the road one day. “It was amazing that someone would do that, especially on that day, it was hard throwing everything out.”

Though the subflooring of the home has been put back in, there is still lots of work that needs to be done before the family can move back in. His mother says it will take months, maybe even years before the process is complete.

Through it all however, Jacob says his family has been a source of strength for him.

“I applaud my family for being there for me…” said Jacob. “I want to be there for my family and for those living in fear since the flooding, that have been struggling in 2018… we can get through this, and we will get through this.”

– Cheryl Hemric / James Sprunt Community College

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Jacob points to where the drywall and insulation had to be removed because of the floodwaters that came into his home during Hurricane Florence.

 

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James Sprunt Community College Signs Guaranteed Admissions Agreement with UNCW

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                     DECEMBER 17, 2018    

WILMINGTON, NORTH CAROLINA – James Sprunt Community College recently signed a Guaranteed Admissions Agreement with UNC-Wilmington, building upon the Bilateral Articulation Agreement that was already in place.

“This is just one more way that we can show students the commitment that exists between our college and UNCW,” said Dr. Kenneth Boham, president of James Sprunt Community College. “Students can come to James Sprunt to complete their first two years and transfer seamlessly to UNCW to receive their bachelor’s degree, that is what this agreement assures.”

This new agreement is an additional way to facilitate a smooth transition for transfer students at James Sprunt who are seeking a four-year degree at UNCW. In addition to the agreement that was signed, UNCW has also employed a transfer student success advisor that will be serving our institution to help students complete the admissions process and understand the requirements necessary to pursue a degree at UNCW.

“Community colleges exist to open doors and create new opportunities,” said Dr. Boham. “The savings that students can realize by beginning at a community college and transferring are outstanding, and we are continuing to work to ensure that students have a positive experience once they transfer to another institution, whether that be UNCW, the University of Mount Olive, East Carolina University or any of the 16 member institutions in the University of North Carolina System.”

The agreement was signed by Dr. Jose V. Sartarelli, the chancellor of the University of North Carolina at Wilmington and Dr. Kenneth Boham, the president of James Sprunt Community College on Friday, November 30, 2018.

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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 http://www.jamessprunt.edu.

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Food and Clothing Distribution for JSCC Students to be Held December 18, 2018

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MEDIA ADVISORY                                                                    DECEMBER 17, 2018

KENANSVILLE, NORTH CAROLINA – The Food Bank of Central and Eastern North Carolina will be delivering 10-12 pallets of food on Tuesday, December 18 for James Sprunt Community College students. This is a part of the on-going effort to help ensure that students hit hardest by Hurricane Florence and Tropical Storm Michael do  not go hungry over the holiday season.

Clothing will also be distributed that day from K&T Enterprises from its Box- of -Hope Campaign for Hurricane Florence victims and those in need.  Clothing will also be available from items that have been donated to JSCC since Hurricane Florence hit.

Hygiene and other miscellaneous items will also be distributed during this time.

This distribution is a combined effort with Duplin Christian Outreach Ministries. A valid JSCC ID is required.

The event will run from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. on December 18, 2018.

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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 http://www.jamessprunt.edu.

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Pitt Community College Donates School Supplies to James Sprunt

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                          DECEMBER 13, 2018

KENANSVILLE, NORTH CAROLINA – Students from Pitt Community College showed their love and support for James Sprunt Community College recently.

Students from Pitt Community College donated 12 boxes of school supplies for those at James Sprunt that have been impacted by Hurricane Florence. The supplies donated will be distributed through our Single Stop Office to our students and their families.

James Sprunt had over 60 students, faculty and staff that were severely impacted by Hurricane Florence, many losing everything they owned.

The college thanks Pitt Community College for assisting our students in the recovery effort and providing disaster relief to those hit hardest by Hurricane Florence.

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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 http://www.jamessprunt.edu.

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Spring 2019 Continuing Education Courses

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Register for a class below at https://jamessprunt.edu/continuing-education-programs/registration/

Click here to view schedule in an ebook format.

2019 SPRING SCHEDULE COURSE LOCATION DAYS TIME STARTS ENDS HRS. FEES
Effective Teacher Training Boyette 210 Saturday 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM 01/05/19 01/26/19 24 $71.50
Effective Teacher Training Boyette 210 T & TH 5:30 PM – 8:30 PM 02/05/19 02/28/19 24 $71.50
Effective Teacher Training Boyette 210 Saturday 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM 03/02/19 03/23/19 24 $71.50
Effective Teacher Training Boyette 210 M,T,W,TH 5:30 PM – 8:30 PM 04/02/19 04/25/19 24 $71.50
Notary Public Education Boyette 210 M & W 6:00 PM – 9:30 PM 01/14/19 01/16/19 7 $71.50
Notary Public Education Boyette 210 Saturday 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM 02/16/19 02/16/19 7 $71.50
Notary Public Education Boyette 210 M & W 6:00 PM – 9:30 PM 03/11/19 03/13/19 7 $71.50
Notary Public Education Boyette 210 Saturday 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM 04/13/19 04/13/19 7 $71.50
NC Vehicle Inspection JKHS M & W 6:30 PM–10:30 PM 01/14/19 01/16/19 8 $71.50
NC Vehicle Inspection JKHS M & W 6:30 PM–10:30 PM 03/11/19 03/13/19 8 $71.50
Basic Automotive JKHS T & TH 7:00 PM-10:00 PM 01/22/19 05/09/19 96 $180.00
Barefoot Gypsy Hall 126 T 6:31 PM-0:01 PM 01/08/19 02/19/19 10.5 $46.50
Barefoot Gypsy Hall 126 T 6:31 PM-0:01 PM 02/26/19 04/09/19 10.5 $46.50
Barefoot Gypsy Hall 126 T 6:31 PM-0:01 PM 04/16/19 05/28/19 10.5 $46.50
Belly Dancing Hall 126 T 5:30 PM -6:30 PM 01/08/19 02/19/19 7 $46.50
Belly Dancing Hall 126 T 5:30 PM -6:30 PM 02/26/19 04/09/19 7 $46.50
Belly Dancing Hall 126 T 5:30 PM -6:30 PM 04/16/19 05/28/19 7 $46.50
Basic Sewing Boyette 122 Saturday 8:00 AM-12:00 PM 03/02/19 04/06/19 24 $41.50
24 $41.50
Fitness for Senior Hall 126 M W TH 7:45 AM–8:45 AM 01/07/19 04/29/19 40 $41.50
Physical Conditioning II Hall 126 M W TH 6:00 PM-7:00 PM 01/07/19 04/29/19 40 $56.50
Basic Quick Books Boyette 210 T & TH 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM 01/08/19 01/31/19 24 $71.50
Advanced Quick Books Boyette 210 T & TH 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM 03/05/19 03/29/19 24 $71.50
Electrical Contractor Renewal Boyette 113 F & S 8:00 AM – 4:30 PM 01/17/19 01/18/19 16 $71.50
Fork Lift Operator Boyette 209 Saturday 8:30 AM – 12:30 PM 01/26/19 01/26/19 4 $71.50
Conversational Spanish Boyette 210 M & W 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM 02/04/19 02/27/19 24 $41.50
Conversational Spanish Boyette 219 Saturday 8:00 AM – 12:00 PM 04/06/19 05/11/19 24 $41.50
Mission Employability Lab Boyette 209 M T W TH 1:00 PM – 5:00 PM 01/08/19 04/23/19 196 Free/Eligibility
Intro to Word Boyette 210 Friday 8:00 AM – 12:00 PM 01/04/19 02/08/19 48 $71.50
Intro to Excel Boyette 209 Friday 8:00 AM – 12:00 PM 02/15/19 03/22/19 24 $71.50
Excel Expert Boyette 209 Saturday 8:00 AM – 12:00 PM 04/06/19 05/10/19 24 $71.50
HVAC Boyette 210 T & TH 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM 01/18/19 03/24/19 72 $180.00
Cake Decorating Boyette 122 Tuesday 6:00 PM-9 PM 03/05/19 04/23/19 24 $41.50

 

2019 SPRING SCHEDULE 

ALLIED HEALTH COURSE  LOCATION  DAYS  TIMES  STARTS  ENDS  HRS.  REG  Books/Fees* 
Dialysis Technician Herring 107 TTH 6:00 PM –10:00 PM 02/05/19 05/21/19 128 $161.50 $100/$100
Dialysis Technician Herring 107 TTH 6:00 PM –10:00 PM 08/13/19 11/26/19 128 $161.50 $100/$100
Nurse Aide I

Employability Skills

Boyette 219 MTWTH 9:00 AM –1:00 PM 01/28/19 04/16/19 192/

16

216.50 $110/$100
Nurse Aide I

Employability Skills

Boyette 219 MTWTH 8:00 PM – 12:00 PM

1:00 PM – 3:00 PM

06/10/19 08/06/19 192/

16

216.50 $110/$100
Nurse Aide I

Employability Skills

Boyette 219 MTWTH 9:00AM – 1:00 PM 09/09/19 11/26/19 192/

16

216.50 $110/$100
Nurse Aide I

Employability Skills

Boyette 219 M & W 6:00 PM – 10:00 PM 01/14/19 06/24/18 192/

16

216.50 $110/$100
Nurse Aide I

Employability Skills

Boyette 219 M & W 6:00 PM – 10:00 PM 06/26/19 12/02/19 192/

16

216.50 $110/$100
Nurse Aide II Boyette 219 T & TH 1:30 PM – 5:30 PM 01/22/19 05/28/19 192 216.50 $80/$100
Nurse Aide II Boyette 219 T & TH 6:00 PM – 10:00 PM 01/22/19 05/28/19 192 216.50 $80/$100
Nurse Aide II Boyette 219 T & TH 6:00 PM – 10:00 PM 06/11/19 11/26/19 192 216.50 $80/$100
Med Aide for

Skilled Living

Boyette 219 T 6:00 PM – 10:00 PM 04/23/19 06/04/19 28 126.50 $40/$0
Med Aide for

Skilled Living

Boyette 219 T 6:00 PM – 10:00 PM 10/1/19 11/11/19 28 126.50 $40/$0
Med Aide for

Assisted Living

Boyette 219 T & TH 1:30 PM – 5:30 PM 04/23/19 05/14/19 28 126.50 $25/$0
Med Aide for

Assisted Living

Boyette 219 T & TH 1:30 PM – 5:30 PM 10/1/19 10/22/19 28 126.50 $25/$0
Pharmacy Technician Boyette 219 M & W 1:30 PM – 5:30 PM 01/28/19 06/19/19 160 181.50 $100/$0
Pharmacy Technician Boyette 210 M & W 6:00 PM – 10:00 PM 04/24/19 09/16/19 160 181.50 $100/$0
Pharmacy Technician Boyette 219 M & W 1:30 PM – 5:30 PM 07/01/19 11/18/19 160 181.50 $100/$0
Phlebotomy-Seated/ Employability Skills Herring 107 M & W 6:00 PM – 10:00 PM 01/14/19 7/31/19 216 216.50 $100/$100
Phlebotomy-Hybrid/ Employability Skills Herring 107 W 12:30 PM – 4:30 PM 01/16/19 7/31/19 216 216.50 $100/$100
Phlebotomy-Hybrid/ Employability Skills Herring 107 W 12:30 PM – 4:30 PM 06/12/19 12/11/19 216 216.50 $100/$100
Phlebotomy-Hybrid/ Employability Skills Herring 107 W 6:00 PM – 10:00 PM 06/12/19 12/11/19 216 216.50 $100/$100

2019 SPRING SCHEDULE 

COLLEGE AND CAREER READINESS: 

ADULT HIGH SCHOOL, GED, AND ENGLISH AS A SECOND LANGUAGE 

Spring Session I 

Main Campus*, Kenansville, NC CLASS  LOCATION  DAYS  TIMES  STARTS  ENDS 
Academic Lab Boyette 212A MTWTH 7:30 AM – 4:00 PM 01/07/19 03/05/19
Earth Science Boyette 122 M & W 8:30 AM – 12:00 PM 01/07/19 03/05/19
Algebra I Boyette 122 T & TH 8:30 AM – 12:00 PM 01/07/19 03/05/19
ESL Lab Boyette 209 MTWTH 8:30 AM – 12:00 PM 01/07/19 03/05/19
Essentials Academy Boyette 212B T & TH 8:30 AM – 12:00 PM 01/07/19 03/05/19
English 3 Boyette 212B M & W 8:30 AM – 12:00 PM 01/07/19 03/05/19
US History I Boyette 212B M & W 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM 01/07/19 03/05/19
GED Prep Boyette 122 T & TH 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM 01/07/19 03/05/19
ESL Lab Boyette 209 T & TH 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM 01/07/19 03/05/19
ESL HSE Prep Boyette 209 M & W 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM 01/07/19 03/05/19
Geometry Boyette 212B T & TH 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM 01/07/19 03/05/19
US History I Boyette 212B M & W 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM 01/07/19 03/05/19
Night Lab Boyette 212A MTWTH 5:00 PM – 9:00 PM 01/07/19 03/05/19
Library Sites, Rose Hill & Beulaville, NC CLASS  LOCATION  DAYS  TIMES  STARTS  ENDS 
Everyday Math Skills Rose Hill Library M 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM 01/07/19 03/05/19
GED Prep Phillip Leff W 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM 01/07/19 03/05/19
West Park Location, Warsaw, NC CLASS  LOCATION  DAYS  TIMES  STARTS  ENDS 
ESL Lab Room 106 T & TH 4:00 PM – 7:00 PM 01/07/19 03/05/19
Rose Hill Magnolia Elementary School, Magnolia, NC CLASS  LOCATION  DAYS  TIMES  STARTS  ENDS 
ESL-Beginner Room TBA T W TH 4:00 PM – 7:00 PM 01/07/19 03/05/19
ESL-Intermediate Room TBA T W TH 4:00 PM – 7:00 PM 01/07/19 03/05/19
GED Prep Room TBA T W TH 4:00 PM – 7:00 PM 01/07/19 03/05/19
CLASS  LOCATION  DAYS  TIMES  STARTS  ENDS 
Academic Lab Boyette 212A MTWTH 7:30 AM – 4:00 PM 03/11/19 05/07/19
Physical Science Boyette 122 M & W 8:30 AM – 12:00 PM 03/11/19 05/07/19
Pre-Algebra Boyette 122 T & TH 8:30 AM – 12:00 PM 03/11/19 05/07/19
ESL Lab Boyette 209 MTWTH 8:30 AM – 12:00 PM 03/11/19 05/07/19
ABE Lab Boyette 212B T & TH 8:30 AM – 12:00 PM 03/11/19 05/07/19
English 4 Boyette 212B M & W 8:30 AM – 12:00 PM 03/11/19 05/07/19
US History 2 Boyette 212B M & W 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM 03/11/19 05/07/19
GED Prep Boyette 122 T & TH 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM 03/11/19 05/07/19
ESL Lab Boyette 209 T &TH 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM 03/11/19 05/07/19
ESL HSE Prep Boyette 209 M & W 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM 03/11/19 05/07/19
Algebra I Boyette 212B T & TH 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM 03/11/19 05/07/19
US History 2 Boyette 212B M & W 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM 03/11/19 05/07/19
Night Lab Boyette 212A MTWTH 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM 03/11/19 05/07/19
CLASS  LOCATION  DAYS  TIMES  STARTS  ENDS 
Everyday Math Skills Rose Hill Library M 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM 03/11/19 05/07/19
GED Prep Phillip Leff W 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM 03/11/19 05/07/19
CLASS  LOCATION  DAYS  TIMES  STARTS  ENDS 
ESL Lab Room 106 T & TH 4:00PM-7:00PM 03/11/19 05/07/19
CLASS  LOCATION  DAYS  TIMES  STARTS  ENDS 
ESL-Beginner Room TBA T W TH 4:00 PM – 7:00 PM 03/11/19 05/07/19
ESL-Intermediate Room TBA T W TH 4:00 PM – 7:00 PM 03/11/19 05/07/19
GED Prep Room TBA T W TH 4:00 PM – 7:00 PM 03/11/19 05/07/19

AHS Online 

AHS Online Course Requirements 

1. Must attend orientation

2. Must have a minimum score of 220 on CASAS assessment

3. Course selection must be approved by AHS Coordinators

4. Must complete 12 per week of coursework

5. Must communicate on a weekly basis with Online Instructor

 

AHS Online Courses 
Dates: January 7, 2019 – May 7, 2019
AHS Online Courses Offered
Personal Finance

Principles of Human Services I

Career Exploration

Child Development & Parenting I

Consumer Math (meets Basic Math requirement)

Culinary Arts I

Drafting & Design I

Career Management I

Principles of Business & Finance I

Principles of Hospitality & Tourism

Applied Medical Terminology I

Computer Programming

Contemporary World (Core Course requirement)

English I (Core Course requirement)

World History (Core Course requirement)

Introduction to Criminology

Electronic Communication Skills (Intro to Basic Computers)

Entrepreneurship I

Intro to Cybersecurity

Principles of Agriculture, Food, & Natural Resources I

Graphic Design & Illustration I

Physical Science (Core Course requirement)

US History (Core Course requirement)

Business Information Management

Civics (Core Course requirement)

Professional Photography

Principles of Manufacturing

Principles of Transportation, Distribution, & Logistics

English 2 (Core Course requirement)

Health Science I

 

HSE Fast Track Online 

HSE Fast Track Online Course Requirements

1. Must attend orientation

2. Must have a minimum score of 220 on CASAS assessment

3. Must meet with academic advisor for scheduling

4. Must complete 12 per week of coursework

5. Must communicate on a weekly basis with Online Instructor

 

HSE Fast Track Online Courses 
Dates: January 7, 2019 to May 7, 2019
HSE Online Courses Offered
GED Online Preparation Courses HiSET Preparation Courses
Math Prep

Reading/Language Arts Prep

Science Prep

Social Studies Prep

Writing Prep (Part 1 & 2)

Math Prep (Part 1 & 2)

Science Prep (Part 1 & 2)

Reading/Language Arts (Part 1 & 2)

Social Studies (Part 1 & 2)

 

**ALL BASIC SKILLS CLASSES ARE FREE**

Pre-College/Basic Skills programs are intended for students age 16 or older who no longer attend public or private school. Classes are located on campus. All classes are free. Students will be required to pay $10 per semester for student activity fees**. 

Essentials Academy 

The Essentials Academy is designed to provide students with foundational academic skills in preparation for our AHS or HSE program. Students are enrolled in the Essentials Academy based on their CASAS placement scores.

HSE Prep (Coming this Fall: New locations and Online) 

The HSE Prep program offers students the opportunity to gain the academic skills necessary to successfully pass the High School Equivalency test. Students will receive comprehensive instructional materials and strategies for all subjects: Language Arts, Reading, Math, Social Studies, Science, and Writing.

Adult High School (Coming this Fall: Selected Online classes) 

Adult High School is an accelerated academic program designed for individuals who have earned HS (high school) credits but was unable to complete their diploma. Bring an official transcript and let our staff access your transcripts and get you on your way to completing your HS diploma.

English Language Acquisition (New program coming this Fall) 

The ELA program is designed for adult learners whose native language is not English. Instruction focuses on English reading and writing skills which will enable students to interact effectively in the community and workplace. This Fall, we will be launching new goal-oriented classes where you will earn a certificate of completion.

Basic Skills Plus 

Students enrolled in Pre-College/Basic Skills programs may qualify to earn a workplace credential while working toward their AHS or HSE diploma. We are currently taking applications for Certified Nursing Assistant pathway.

Department Head: Keisha Jennette @ 910.296.6198 

Administrative Assistant: Crystal Norris @ 910.296.6199 

High School Equivalency (HSE) Diploma 

JSCC now offers 2 options for HSE assessments: GED Testing Service (computer-based testing only) and HiSET (paper and computer-based testing). Testing schedule is available at each assessment website.

Pearson Vue (Computer-based testing) 

Monday, October 29th and Tuesday, October 30th, 3:00pm-8:00pm

Monday, November 19th and Tuesday, November 20th, 12:00pm-5:00pm

Monday, December 10th and Tuesday, December 11th, 3:00pm-8:00pm

To sign up for testing, go to myGED.com. You must have a valid email address to register. Each test is $20.

HiSet (Paper-based testing) 

Tuesday, November 26th and Wednesday, November 27th, 2:00pm-6:00pm

To sign up for testing, go to hiset.ets.org/test-takers. You must have a valid email address to register. Each test is $10.

For more information, contact: Amber Ferrell GED Administrator at (910) 275-6368.

1. Attend Orientation. Dates and times are located below. Items to bring: Picture ID, SS card, & HS transcripts (AHS only)

2. Attend the Student Success class

3. Meet with your advisor and create a personalized schedule

4. Attend classes

It’s that simple! 

*If you are a minor (16 or 17 years old), you must complete an Underage Form. Forms are located in our office in the Boyette Building, Room 227 or on the JSCC website under Continuing Education.

2019 SPRING ABE/HSE/AHS ORIENTATION SCHEDULE 

January 7-8, 2019 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM
January 22-23, 2019 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM
January 28-29, 2019 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM
February 4-5, 2019 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM
February 18-19, 2019 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM
March 4-5, 2019 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM
March 11-12, 2019 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM
March 25-26, 2019 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM
April 8-9, 2019 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM
April 23-24, 2019 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM
May 6-7, 20 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM
May 20-31, 2019 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM
May 28-29, 2019 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM

2019 ESL ORIENTATION SCHEDULE 

January 8, 2019 4:00 PM-7:00 PM (West Park)

January 10, 2019 9:00 AM-12 Noon (Kenansville)

January 15, 2019 4:00 PM-7:00 PM (Rose Hill Magnolia)

February 7, 2019 4:00 PM-7:00 PM (West Park)

February 14, 2019 4:00 PM-7:00 PM (Rose Hill Magnolia)

February 21, 2019 9:00 AM-12 Noon (Kenansville)

March 7, 2019 4:00 PM-7:00 PM (West Park)

March 14, 2019 4:00 PM-7:00 PM (Rose Hill Magnolia)

March 21, 2019 9:00 AM-12 Noon (Kenansville)

April 4, 2019 4:00 PM-7:00 PM (West Park)

April 11, 2019 4:00 PM-7:00 Pm (Rose Hill Magnolia)

April 18, 2019 9:00 AM-12 Noon (Kenansville)

May 9, 2019 4:00 PM-7:00 PM (West Park)

May 16, 2019 4:00 PM-7:00 PM (Rose Hill Magnolia)

May 23, 2019 9:00 AM-12 Noon (Kenansville)

 

 

BARBER TRAINING

Barber Training Day Herring/106 MTWTH 8:00 AM – 4:15 PM 01/07/19 05/07/19 $180 $270/$46.50
Barber Training Night Herring/106 MTWTH 4:30PM – 10:30 PM 01/07/19 05/07/19 $180 $270/$46.50

 

 

CUSTOMIZED TRAINING PROGRAM 

The Customized Training Program supports the economic development efforts of Duplin County by providing education and training opportunities for our eligible businesses and industries. Providing customized training assistance in support of full-time production and direct customer service positions will enhance your growth potential and prepare your workforce with the skills essential to succeed in a changing work environment. Classes can take place on or off site, and are tailored to your specific training needs.

* For more information Contact: Amy Epley, Director of Customized Training – 910.659.6010 

2019-4 HOUR DEFENSIVE DRIVING PROGRAMCLASS SCHEDULE

ALL Classes meet on campus in the Hoffler Building, Room 112. 

To pre-register contact: Aleta at 910-275-6399 or text me at 910-376-1546, Mon – Thurs, 8 am to 3 pm.

EMAIL: awhaley@samsponcc.edu

January 17 Thursday 5:45 PM to 10:00 PM

January 19 Saturday 7:45 AM to 12:00 noon

January 31 Thursday 5:45 PM to 10:00 PM

February 2 Saturday 7:45 AM to 12:00 noon

February 14 Thursday 5:45 PM to 10:00 PM

February 16 Saturday 7:45 AM to 12:00 noon

February 28 Thursday 5:45 PM to 10:00 PM

March 2 Saturday 7:45 AM to 12:00 noon

March 14 Thursday 5:45 PM to 10:00 PM

March 16 Saturday 7:45 AM to 12:00 noon

April 11 Thursday 5:45 PM to 10:00 PM

April 13 Saturday 7:45 AM to 12:00 noon

April 25 Thursday 5:45 PM to 10:00 PM

April 27 Saturday 7:45 AM to 12:00 noon

May Thursday 5:45 PM to 10:00 PM

May 11 Saturday 7:45 AM to 12:00 noon

May 23 Thursday 5:45 PM to 10:00 PM

May 25 NO CLASS NO CLASS – MEMORIAL WKND 

June 6 Thursday 5:45 PM to 10:00 PM

June 8 Saturday 7:45 AM to 12:00 noon

June 20 Thursday 5:45 PM to 10:00 PM

June 22 Saturday 7:45 AM to 12:00 noon

July 4 NO CLASS NO CLASS – 4th HOLIDAY 

July 6 NO CLASS NO CLASS – 4th HOLIDAY WKND 

July 18 Thursday 5:45 PM to 10:00 PM

July 20 Saturday 7:45 AM to 12:00 noon

August 1 Thursday 5:45 PM to 10:00 PM

August 3 Saturday 7:45 AM to 12:00 noon

August 15 Thursday 5:45 PM to 10:00 PM

August 17 Saturday 7:45 AM to 12:00 noon

August 29 Thursday 5:45 PM to 10:00 PM

August 31 Saturday 7:45 AM to 12:00 noon

September Thursday 5:45 PM to 10:00 PM

September 14 Saturday 7:45 AM to 12:00 noon

September 26 Thursday 5:45 PM to 10:00 PM

September 28 Saturday 7:45 a.m. to 12:00 noon

October 10 Thursday 5:45 PM to 10:00 PM

October 12 Saturday 7:45 AM to 12:00 noon

October 24 Thursday 5:45 PM to 10:00 PM

October 26 Saturday 7:45 AM to 12:00 noon

November 7 Thursday 5:45 PM to 10:00 PM

November 9 Saturday 7:45 AM to 12:00 noon

November 21 Thursday 5:45 PM to 10:00 PM

November 23 Saturday 7:45 AM to 12:00 noon

December 5 Thursday 5:45 PM to 10:00 PM

December 7 Saturday 7:45 AM to 12:00 noon

EMPLOYABILITY SKILLS LAB 

The James Sprunt Community College Continuing Education Employability Skills Lab provides employability skills training for unemployed and underemployed adults. The curriculum framework of the lab addresses each of the six core Human Resources Development (HRD) components: 1) Assessment of an individual’s assets and limitations, 2) Development of a positive self-concept, 3) Development of employability skills, 4) Development of communication skills, 5) Development of problem-solving skills, and 6) Awareness of the impact of information technology in the workplace.

The Employability Skills Lab will host a series of workshops on the following topics: Communication, Professionalism, Problem-Solving and Teamwork. Each session will provide students with a microscopic and unconstrained view of employers’ interest in ensuring productivity and employee retention.

Tuition for enrollment in the Employment Skills Lab may be waived provided students meet with the following criteria:

New Student Orientation to be Held January 3rd

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Click here to sign up for new student orientation: https://tinyurl.com/y9bs5z6q

 

Spring 2019 Credit Classes

Academic Related

ACA-115 Success & Study Skills

ACA-122 College Transfer Success

Accounting

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*

Agriculture

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

ART-111 Art Appreciation

ART-115 Art History Survey II

ART-116 Survey of American Art

Biology

BIO-111 General Biology

BIO-112 General Biology II*

BIO-163 Basic Anatomy & Physiology

BIO-169 Anatomy & Physiology II*

Business

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

Chemistry

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

Communication

COM-231 Public Speaking

Cosmetology

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*

Database

DBA-115 Database Applications*

Economics

ECO-252 Principles of Macroeconomics

Education

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*

Electricity

ELC-114 Commercial Wiring

ELC-117 Motors and Controls

ELC-119 NEC Calculations

English

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*

Health

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

History

HIS-112 World Civilizations II

HIS-121 Western Civilizations I

HIS-131 American History I

HIS-132 American History II

Humanities

HUM-115 Critical Thinking*

HUM-121 The Nature of America

HUM-122 Southern Culture

Hydraulics

HYD-112 Hydraulics-Medium/Heavy Duty

Mathematics

MAT-110 Math Measurement & Literacy*

MAT-143 Quantitative Literacy*

MAT-171 Precalculus Algebra*

MAT-172 Precalculus Trigonometry*

Marketing

MKT-120 Principles of Marketing

Music

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

Nursing

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

Psychology

PSY-150 General Psychology

PSY-241 Developmental Psychology*

PSY-281 Abnormal Psychology*

Religion

REL-110 World Religions

REL-211 Intro to Old Testament

REL-212 Intro to New Testament

Sociology

SOC-210 Intro to Sociology

SOC-213 Sociology of the Family

Spanish

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

Welding

WLD-116 SMAW (stick) Plate/Pipe*

WLD-121 GMAW (MIG) FCAW/Plate

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

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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 morale 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 morale, 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.

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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 http://www.jamessprunt.edu.

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