Craven Community College (Craven CC) is currently registering new and returning students for B-Term through Oct. 15. Classes for the shortened eight-week semester begin Oct. 16.
B-Term classes offer the same amount of credits and coursework as traditional 12-week semesters but in a condensed schedule. This is ideal for students trying to balance school on top of jobs and families, or for students who want to earn credits faster. It’s also a great chance for high school graduates to start on the college track.
“Recent high school graduates who are looking to stay local, save money or did not have the opportunity to transfer to a four-year institution in the fall still have the chance to take college courses,” said Zomar Peter, dean of student services.
Craven CC’s objective is to help students achieve their educational, personal and career goals by offering hundreds of certificates, diplomas and degree programs. The college has a program to fit everyone’s educational aspirations, including health care, law enforcement, business, early childhood education, automotive and information technology.
The college offers a convenient and affordable selection of seated, online and hybrid classes available on the New Bern and Havelock campuses. There are several advanced degree options through university transfer programs with schools such as NC State, NC Wesleyan and ECU, so it’s also a great choice for students interested in pursuing a four-year degree but wanting to stay close to home.
“A great advantage to becoming a Craven CC student is the wide variety of programs and support services offered,” said Peter. “A student can earn a two-year transfer degree and be able to qualify for admission at any of the 16 public universities in the state. Many programs offered at the college are in high demand and provide a great outlook for job opportunities.”
Academic, admissions and financial aid advisors are always on hand to personally assist students with navigating the application and financial aid processes. They are available to show students how to apply for financial aid and scholarships, answer questions and assist students who may not know which academic path to follow.
For anyone interested in boosting or beginning a career, the recent opening of the Volt Center offers several great opportunities. The college’s Workforce Development (WFD) department has various trades classes and programs for extensive career training, enrichment or job changes, all available at the Volt Center.
“Learning local is a great opportunity for students to keep their current jobs and be able to pursue an education either seated, online or hybrid,” added Peter. “It enables them to learn in a smaller classroom setting at an affordable cost.”
Students can register at the New Bern or Havelock campus during office hours: Monday through Thursday from 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. and Friday from 8 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Current students can go online and use WebAdvisor to view the current class listing and register quickly and easily.
For more information on B-Term registration, contact the New Bern campus at 252-638-7200, the Havelock campus at 252-444-6005 or visit www.cravencc.edu.
This article was originally published in the New Bern Sun Journal on Oct. 9, 2019.