Welcome to the NC State/Craven Community College engineering program!
When you join this program, you become part of a unique partnership. In fact, there is no other community college in the state that can offer you what you have here at Craven Community College. From the moment you start at Craven CC, you become a part of the NC State/Craven CC engineering partnership. This enables you to take advantage of opportunities like these:
- Receive an introduction to engineering from NC State faculty in the Craven CC course EGR 150
- Access NC State facilities on the Havelock campus for hands-on design projects
- Participate in enrichment opportunities such as design competitions, community outreach design projects, robot competitions, engineering club, plant tours, and technical seminars.
- Obtain all courses needed to transfer to one of the 4-year engineering schools in North Carolina
- Take sophomore-level Mechanical Engineering courses from NC State while still a Craven CC student
- Work directly with some of the over 900 Department of Defense Engineers at Cherry Point
- Obtain a 4-year Bachelor of Science in Engineering degree with a concentration in Mechanical Engineering Systems from NC State without ever leaving Craven.
Students in the NC State/Craven CC engineering program begin by enrolling at Craven Community College to complete courses required to transfer to a 4-year engineering program. Once completed, students can apply for transfer admission to NC State in Havelock, NC State-Raleigh, ECU, UNC-Charlotte, or NC A&T.
If you are ready to start in MAT 271, then you will be enrolled directly into the Associate in Science or Associate in Engineering program and can be ready to transfer in two years. For some engineering disciplines and students on financial aid, it may benefit you to transfer after one year at Craven CC. Make sure you talk with the NC State engineering advisor before the end of your fall semester. Email firstname.lastname@example.org or call (252)444-8209 for an advising appointment.
If you are not ready for MAT 271, Craven CC is still the place for you. Math is your first priority and at whatever level you are in math, Craven CC offers the courses you need to prepare for MAT 271. A Craven CC advisor can help you develop a plan.
Specific requirements for the 4-year engineering degree 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 of Science (A.S.) or the Associate in Engineering (A.E.) degree’s course of study.
The Student Guide to Engineering at Craven Community College will help you map out a degree plan to ensure you meet the program requirements and make timely progress towards transfer. You should still consult an advisor when selecting courses for enrollment.
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 Craven Community College” Facebook page. Make sure you check this page often.
Craven Community College
Chair, Havelock Campus
Chair, Math, Science & Social Science
Dr. Bill Fortney
Director, BSE Program