Student Rights and Responsibilities

The policies and procedures related to students are developed and enforced to ensure that all students have a positive educational experience while attending the College, and that the College operates in a manner that fulfills its mission. Consistent with its educational mission, the College desires to promote student understanding of the balance between individual privileges and college responsibilities, as well as to provide everyone in the college community a safe environment, conducive to student learning and success. Students are expected to familiarize themselves and to be accountable for information contained in all college publications (catalog, student handbooks, information provided through student email, course schedules, syllabi etc.) relating to student responsibilities.

In general, all students are expected to conduct themselves in a manner that promotes and supports both students’ educational endeavors and objectives of the College.

These policies and procedures address a number of student-related issues:

  • Student Rights and Responsibilities
  • Acceptable Use of College Technology
  • Student Disability Appeal Process Procedure
  • Drug and Alcohol Use
  • Sexual and other Prohibited Harassment
  • Appeal Procedures
  • Code of Conduct Policy
  • Academic Honesty Procedure
  • Tobacco Prohibition Policy
  • Student Disciplinary Procedure
  • Student Governance
  • Student Publications
  • Student Grievance Procedure

Students should view these and other student policies and procedures in their entirety on the Craven CC website.

Associate Degrees

Craven Community College is authorized by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges, (SACSCOC) to award seven degrees – the Associate in Arts (AA), the Associate in Science (AS), the Associate in Engineering (AE), the Associate in Fine Arts in Visual Arts and Associate in Fine Arts in Music (AFA), the Associate in General Education (AGE), and the Associate in Applied Science (AAS).

The Associate in Arts, Associate in Science, Associate in Engineering, Associate in Fine Arts in Visual Arts and Associate in Fine Arts in Music degrees are designed for students who intend to transfer to four-year colleges or universities. The Associate in General Education is designed to meet the needs of students who are primarily interested in only two years of college. The Associate in Applied Science degree is awarded in professional/ technical fields and is designed to prepare the graduate for the demands of the workforce.

Certificate/Diploma Programs

Craven Community College also offers a number of certificate and diploma programs. These programs are shorter in duration than degree programs and are designed to develop job-entry skills at the collegiate level.

Graduation Requirements

  1. Students must complete the minimum number of course credit hours prescribed for their program of study.
  2. Students must complete a minimum of 25% of their program credit hours at Craven Community College.
  3. Students must have a minimum 2.0 cumulative grade point average.
  4. Students must complete these requirements within three years after the last term they attended Craven if they intend to transfer credits to graduate.
  5. Students must settle all financial obligations with the College.

The credential earned depends upon the educational and career goals of the individual. Each program offered at Craven Community College is listed by title on the pages that follow with a description of the purpose, goals, and specific course requirements.

General Education Learning Outcomes

Assessment of learning outcomes is an essential component of effective instruction, whereby results of outcomes assessment guide curriculum development for continuous improvement. The institution is also mandated by our accrediting agency, the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges, (SACSCOC), to document the process, results, and improvement plans related to the assessment of learning outcomes. In the Associate in Arts, Associate in Science, Associate in Engineering, Associate in Fine Arts in Visual Arts, Associate in Fine Arts in Music, Associate in General Education, and Associate in Applied Science degree programs, students must complete a series of general education core courses. Upon completion of these degree programs, students must demonstrate certain competencies which are collectively known as the General Education Learning Outcomes.

Upon completion of an associate degree, Craven Community College students should be able to:

  • Demonstrate an understanding of global diversity, global events, and global issues.
  • Effectively use oral, written, and nonverbal communication skills.
  • Apply basic mathematical skills and knowledge.
  • Research, analyze, synthesize and evaluate information.
  • Demonstrate the ability to work collaboratively with others in an atmosphere of mutual respect.
  • Utilize technology to facilitate learning.
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