Cleveland Community College, located in Shelby, North Carolina, has been proudly “building futures” since 1965. It offers several A.A. programs and dozens of professional and industrial certifications in specific and impactful areas, like air conditioning technology, cosmetology and mechanical drafting. For students who prefer education at a distance, CCC’s online learning management system, called Blackboard, provides the perfect balance of accessibility, flexibility and interactivity. Furthermore, a slate of full-time academic advisors are available on-campus to help keep students on their desired track. But life here isn’t all about hitting the books; fifteen student-run organizations, such as the Drama Club and Campus Crusade for Christ as well as numerous intramural sports, keep the collegiate experience here well-rounded. Come for the jumpstart to a strong career, stay to make friends for life!