Harnett County has a thriving educational climate preparing students of all ages for work in a variety of professions. In addition to our local institutions, we are only 25 miles from Raleigh-Durham, with the highest concentration of leading research Universities in the nation.

Central Carolina Community College

Central Carolina Community College (CCCC) has approximately 5,800 students and offers a variety of associate degree, certificate, and college transfer programs. Programs of study include: Bioprocess Technology, Health Technology, Computer Integrated Machining, Automotive Systems, and Engineering programs including Mechanical and Electrical.

The college offers certificates and/or state licenses in fields like Biowork, Forklift Operations, and Welding. CCCC supports new and expanding companies with customized training and education.

Campbell University

Campbell University is a private university offering bachelor degrees and post graduate programs. The University has approximately 6,200 students and offers education in programs like Cybersecurity, Information Technology, and Engineering programs including Chemical, Pharmaceutical, Electrical, and Mechanical.

The University has post-graduate offerings including a Doctorate of Pharmacy and Master’s Degree in Biomedical Sciences.

Harnett County Schools

Harnett County Schools (HCS) is the public K-12 school system, with 28 schools serving approximately 21,000 students. HCS has a Career and Technical Education (CTE) program offering education in eight program areas including trade, industrial, and health sciences. HCS partners with Central Carolina Community College to offer an Advanced Manufacturing and Health Science Academies.