Welcome to the NC State / Craven Community College (CCC) engineering program.
When you join this program, you become part of a very special program; in fact, there is no other community college in the state that can offer you what you have here at Craven. From the moment you start at Craven CC, you become a part of the NC State / CC engineering partnership and this enables you to take advantage of the opportunities below:
- Receive an introduction to engineering from NC State employees in the course EGR 150
- Participate in enrichment opportunities such as design competitions, community outreach design projects, robots competitions, plant tours, technical seminars, and engineering co-ops
- Obtain all courses needed to transfer to one of the engineering schools in NC: ECU; NC State-Raleigh; UNC-Charlotte; NC A&T; NC State-Havelock
- Obtain sophomore level Mechanical Engineering courses from NC State while still a Craven CC student
- Work directly with some of the over 500 Department of Defense Cherry Point Engineers
- Obtain a 4-year Bachelor of Science in Engineering degree from NC State in Mechanical Engineering Systems (MES) without ever leaving Craven CC
Students in the NC State / Craven CC engineering program enroll in the Craven CC Associate in Science program to complete courses required to transfer to a 4-year engineering program. Once completed, students can apply for transfer admissions to ECU, NC State-Raleigh, UNC-Charlotte, NC A&T, or NC State in Havelock.
If you are ready to start in MAT 271, then you will be enrolled directly into the engineering program and can be ready to transfer in two years. For some engineering disciplines, it may benefit you to transfer after one year at Craven CC, so make sure you talk with the NC State engineering advisor before the end of fall semester. Call (252)444-3357 for an advising appointment.
If you are not ready for MAT 271, then you will be placed in a special degree program and spend a year (or more in some cases) preparing for MAT 271. The fall after you complete the courses required to prepare for MAT 271, you will be enrolled into the engineering program and will be ready to transfer in two years after this.
Specific requirements for the 4-year engineering degree degrees and transfer requirements can be found on the NC State / Craven CC engineering site and the 2-year degree requirements while at Craven CC follow the Associate in Engineering (A.E.) degree’s course of study.
Students take the first two years of engineering classes at Craven Community College, and then must transfer to one of the engineering schools in NC: ECU; NC State-Raleigh; UNC-Charlotte; NC A&T; NC State-Havelock.
Your ability to take advantage of the engineering opportunities at Craven CC will largely depend on you staying informed. Current advising/transfer information is always on the MES website. Opportunities are always announced on the “NC State Engineering at Havelock” Facebook page. Make sure you check this page often.
Craven Community College
Dr. Vince Castellana