University Connections is a great way to earn a bachelor’s degree without leaving Craven County!
Craven Community College has joined forces with East Carolina University, North Carolina State University, Southern Illinois University, North Carolina Wesleyan College, and others, to provide students with access to bachelor’s degrees right here in Craven County.
East Carolina University
ECU’s State Employees Credit Union (SECU) Partnership East Office (for teacher education programs) is located in the Business and Information Technology Building at the New Bern campus.
Students who complete their associate’s degrees at Craven are able to continue their studies in one of 17 program areas, including business, communication, health information, industrial technology, early childhood education and nursing.
At least six of the 17 programs can be finished completely online, while others, such as the associate’s degree to bachelor’s degree in nursing, will require some on-campus instruction or on-site clinical or practical experience. Visit ECU’s Bachelor’s Degree Completion Options web page
ECU Undergraduate Degree Completion Programs
Business – BSBA
Education – BS
Industrial Technology – BS
Bachelor of Science
New Bern Campus BIT Building (H) Room 116-D
Download Flyer: ECU SECU Partnership East Flyer
North Carolina State University – Havelock
The NC State / Craven Community College (CCC) partnership allows students to complete the necessary transfer courses and then apply to complete their 4-year engineer degree in NC State’s Mechanical Engineering Systems BSE program (MES) located at Craven Community College. Through this program, a student can graduate with their engineering degree from NC State without ever leaving Craven Community College and be qualified to apply for any job seeking mechanical engineering applicants. The NC State MES program gives students a solid foundation in mechanical engineering principles including structural mechanics, materials, fluid mechanics, dynamics, vibrations, controls, thermal sciences, mechanical design, and thermal design. They also receive training in the formal systems engineering approach to the design and realization of integrated systems. The unique combination of systems engineering and mechanical engineering skills allows MES students to be well prepared to meet the technical and non-technical challenges of today’s engineering workplace. The MES program was evaluated under the criteria for Mechanical Engineering Programs and is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET.
Overview of NC State Engineering at Craven Community College (video) http://www.engr.ncsu.edu/mes/media/Interview_Overview.mp4
Understanding Mechanical Engineering Systems (video) http://www.engr.ncsu.edu/mes/media/Interview_MEvsMES.mp4
Details of the MES program
Southern Illinois University
Craven Community College students can earn a Bachelor of Science Degree in Aviation Management at Southern Illinois University (SIU). Craven Community College and SIU have an articulation / partnership agreement. After obtaining their AAS Aviation Systems Technology Degree at CCC,students are able to transfer to SIU under the Capstone program for their general education (core curriculum) and their A&P license requirements. Only 48 semester hours of major courses at SIU are required. SIUC major courses are offered in an accelerated weekend format. The opportunity to enhance your future is now at Craven Community College and Southern Illinois University at Carbondale. “A tradition of Success…A Standard of Excellence”
Cherry Point SIU office
Training & Education Bldg. 4335 in room 114
North Carolina Wesleyan College
North Carolina Wesleyan College (NCWC) formed a partnership with Craven Community College in the spring of 2015 that allows NCWC to offer bachelor degree programs on the campus of Craven Community College. Classes started being offered in fall 2015 with 10 students enrolled. This is the first partnership of its kind for Craven Community College where bachelorette level classes are being offered on their campus and with an Admissions and Advising Coordinator from North Carolina Wesleyan College holding office hours five days a week in the BIT building. We currently offer courses for students to earn their bachelor’s degree in business administration or organizational administration. Students can also major in Accounting, Criminal Justice, and Marketing but the major coursework for these classes are offered online only. Students have the option to take accelerated, evening seated classes one-day-a-week from 6pm-10pm, or accelerated, 8-week online classes to complete their degree. The programs offered by NCWC provide seamless transfer for students who attain an AA, AS, and many AAS degrees. The bachelor programs offered by Wesleyan also have a tuition rate comparable to the direct cost of attending a state university with financial aid packages available. Students can earn a private education at a very affordable rate.
Admissions and Advising Coordinator
New Bern Campus BIT Building Room 116-C
Office – (252)772-4044
Cell – (252)639-1954
Fax – (252)631-0244