President’s Welcome


Welcome to the Craven Community College website!

I am delighted that you have chosen or are considering Craven Community College as the place where you want to be engaged in learning. If you are pursuing a college transfer program, a career program or a course to enhance your skills in the workplace, we have caring faculty with real world experience, state-of-the art facilities and contemporary curricula.

We invite you to visit both our campuses. In New Bern, tour the new Business & Technology Building and the Bosch & Siemens Advanced Manufacturing Building or in Havelock, visit the Institute of Aeronautical Technology. Many opportunities for learning exist at Craven including experiences in the classroom or learning on-line through distance education offerings. Unique programs such as University Connections will allow you to complete a bachelor’s degree without ever leaving the College campus and Early College will allow you to earn college credits while still in high school.

Continuing to learn is an imperative in the 21st century global society. We invite you to be a part of the Craven Learning Community. Our mission and open door philosophy allows us to transform lives; we are here to serve you and this community. On behalf of all of us at Craven Community College, we welcome the opportunity to assist with your professional goals and personal aspirations.

This is a shared responsibility and we look forward to the journey together.

Best wishes,

Catherine Chew