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Center Life

A typical day at Oconaluftee Job Corps CCC is full of activities to help our students prepare for the real world. Students get up early and spend the majority of their day receiving academic and hands-on career technical training.

After class, students study or hang out with friends before dinner in the cafeteria. After dinner, students may do chores in their dorms or spend their downtime studying. Most students are in bed by 10 PM in order to rest for the next day's tasks.


Oconaluftee Job Corps CCC boasts one of the best recreation programs in the nation. Students find our recreational activities to be a fun and exciting way to meet new friends, socialize, and just relax and unwind at the end of the day. Some of the activities we offer are:

  • Arts and crafts
  • Basketball
  • Billiards
  • Bingo
  • Movies
  • Softball
  • Sporting and small game tournaments
  • Table tennis
  • Tennis
  • Video games
  • Volleyball

We also offer trips off center for activities and events such as:

  • Arena football games
  • Backpacking
  • Camping
  • Canoeing
  • Hiking
  • Hockey games
  • Laser shows
  • Movies
  • Shopping
  • Skating
  • Swimming


Job Corps is committed to offering all students a safe and secure environment. That's why we have a Zero Tolerance Policy for violence and drugs. Any student who breaks this policy will be dismissed immediately from Job Corps.

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Page last updated: Friday, December 07, 2012