By Holly Desrosier
Craven Community College’s (Craven CC) fall registration is currently underway through Aug. 19 for new and returning students. It’s a great time to turn over a new leaf and accomplish academic goals this year.
With many high school graduates beginning their college journeys, fall is certainly the preferred semester for both current and new students to apply or re-enroll at Craven CC. The fall 2018 semester had 7% more students enrolled as compared to spring 2019, and 57% more than summer 2019.
Craven CC strives to help students achieve their educational, personal and career goals by offering hundreds of certificates, diplomas and degree programs. From college transfer and health careers to technical training and continuing education, the college has a program to fit everyone’s educational aspirations.
Whether students are working toward an associate degree or already enrolled at a four-year university and looking to earn a few extra credits, Craven CC has a convenient and affordable selection of seated and online classes that can be finished in just eight or 10 weeks. It’s also a great choice for students interested in pursuing a four-year degree but wanting to stay close to home. Craven CC has several advanced degree options through university transfer programs with schools such as NC State, NC Wesleyan and ECU.
Academic, admissions and financial aid advisors are always on hand to personally assist students with navigating the application and financial aid processes. They can show students how to apply for financial aid, scholarships and answer questions, as well as assist students who may not know which academic path to follow.
“We want to share all of our amazing opportunities with folks who are undecided or unsure what the next steps are in their personal journey,” said Bill Bondurant, director of academic advising and counseling. “Odds are that we have something here at Craven that can lead people in a positive and productive direction.”
For anyone interested in boosting or beginning a career, the college’s Workforce Development (WFD) department has various trades classes and programs with extensive opportunities for career training, enrichment or job changes. The introduction of WFD classes at the Volt Center enhances this semester’s curriculum selection and provides students an innovative learning atmosphere in a convenient location.
“Our staff and faculty are members of our community and want to promote the ongoing talented workforce development of students who currently are or will be living and working in the Craven County area and beyond,” added Bondurant. “Craven CC is a professional, fun and friendly environment to begin or continue your career goals.”
Regular and A-Term classes start on Monday, Aug. 19. If a class is already full, or if students are not ready or able to attend class just yet, the college also offers Flex-Term classes that start Sept. 17 and B-Term classes beginning Oct. 16.
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 fall 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 Aug. 14, 2019.