Get the Tools You Need

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Get the Tools You Need

Whether you’re looking to develop tools for a new career or switching up your entire toolset, our short-term training courses can help you reach your career goals without leaving you in debt! 

Scholarships and other financial assistance may be available. Contact us today to see what options are available to you. 

Construction Trades

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Take a hands-on approach to your career opportunities with construction and trades classes. The courses listed below are certification courses that lead to living wage jobs in our area and are offered at the Volt Center and our Havelock campus.

Health Programs

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Phlebotomy student examines vials of blood

The demand for employees in the healthcare field continues to grow across the country and here in Eastern North Carolina. Explore short-term training opportunities as a technician, nurse aide, and more.

Hospitality Programs

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From food and customer service to bartending and brewing, gain hands-on training with programs that will help you enter the versatile hospitality industry.

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Appliance Repair

If you're looking for a way to fix home appliances as a homeowner or to expand skills in your current job, the Home Appliance Repair class is a great option. Learn how to repair a wide range of appliances, both big and small, in this popular class offered at the Volt Center. 

Home Appliance

Craven CC CDL instructor Lafayette Kornegay, left, talks to student Djimmi Kabondo during the CDL training program. Through mutual partnerships, Craven CC has helped establish the CDL program of three other local community colleges. The college’s next CDL program orientation will be held Nov. 19 for the classes beginning Dec. 1, 2020 and Jan. 4, 2021.

Truck Driver Training

Our Commercial Driver License (CDL) program will provide you with an excellent foundation for a truck driving career. You'll be tested thoroughly both on the road and through written exams to make sure you have the necessary skills and knowledge to successfully and safely operate commercial vehicles.

Orientation is mandatory, so be sure to sign up!

Truck Driver Training

Additional Programs

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Barbering Concepts

If you're looking for a career that helps people look their best, our Barbering Concepts program will assist you in becoming a professional barber-stylist. Upon completion, you’ll be prepared to take the North Carolina Board of Barbering Examiners exam to qualify as an apprentice.

We offer full-time and part-time programs, and scholarships are available. 

Barbering Concepts

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Online Classes

Craven Community College offers a vast number of online courses through our educational partner, Ed2Go. Courses are designed to be engaging and fun while also educational and career enhancing. These courses are very affordable and usually require 24 hours of online instruction.

View Ed2Go Classes

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College & Career Ready

Earn a high school diploma or learn English as a Second Language (ESL) through the College & Career Readiness program. Additionally, our Transitions Academy program offers students with mild intellectual disabilities an opportunity to learn skills that prepare them for college or the workforce.

College & Career Readiness

Volt Toolbelt Trust

Take a class at the Volt Center and get up to 100% of your registration costs covered at no cost. This new scholarship opportunity has limited availability and will be offered on a first-come, first-served basis.

Learn more about Volt Toolbelt Trust

Current Workforce Class Schedule

Workforce Development
Course Register Dates Price
This course provides an overview of distribution and logistics management. Core topics may include warehousing, inventory control, material handling, global logistics, operations management, software systems, safety/security, and the movement and storage of goods from raw materials sources to end consumers. Upon completion, students will have a knowledge base of the functions, techniques and tools utilized in warehouse and distribution centers and their role in various industry settings.
Meeting times and locations:

11/05/24 - 11/19/24
Tue, Wed, Thur 8a - 12p
Diesel Garage, Room 101
Volt Center
205 First St, New Bern NC 28560

11/05/24 - 11/19/24
Tue, Wed, Thur 12:30p - 4:30p
Diesel Garage, Room 101
Volt Center
205 First St, New Bern NC 28560

This course provides an overview of distribution and logistics management. Core topics may include warehousing, inventory control, material handling, global logistics, operations management, software systems, safety/security, and the movement and storage of goods from raw materials sources to end consumers. Upon completion, students will have a knowledge base of the functions, techniques and tools utilized in warehouse and distribution centers and their role in various industry settings.
Meeting times and locations:

04/13/24 - 05/04/24
Sat, Sun 8a - 12p
Diesel Garage, Room 101
Volt Center
205 First St, New Bern NC 28560

04/13/24 - 05/04/24
Sat, Sun 12:30p - 4:30p
Diesel Garage, Room 101
Volt Center
205 First St, New Bern NC 28560

This course provides an overview of distribution and logistics management. Core topics may include warehousing, inventory control, material handling, global logistics, operations management, software systems, safety/security, and the movement and storage of goods from raw materials sources to end consumers. Upon completion, students will have a knowledge base of the functions, techniques and tools utilized in warehouse and distribution centers and their role in various industry settings.
Meeting times and locations:

06/01/24 - 06/22/24
Sat, Sun 8a - 12p
Diesel Garage, Room 101
Volt Center
205 First St, New Bern NC 28560

06/01/24 - 06/22/24
Sat, Sun 12:30p - 4:30p
Diesel Garage, Room 101
Volt Center
205 First St, New Bern NC 28560

This course provides an overview of distribution and logistics management. Core topics may include warehousing, inventory control, material handling, global logistics, operations management, software systems, safety/security, and the movement and storage of goods from raw materials sources to end consumers. Upon completion, students will have a knowledge base of the functions, techniques and tools utilized in warehouse and distribution centers and their role in various industry settings.
Meeting times and locations:

07/09/24 - 07/23/24
Tue, Wed, Thur 8a - 12p
Diesel Garage, Room 101
Volt Center
205 First St, New Bern NC 28560

07/09/24 - 07/23/24
Tue, Wed, Thur 12:30p - 4:30p
Diesel Garage, Room 101
Volt Center
205 First St, New Bern NC 28560

This course provides an overview of distribution and logistics management. Core topics may include warehousing, inventory control, material handling, global logistics, operations management, software systems, safety/security, and the movement and storage of goods from raw materials sources to end consumers. Upon completion, students will have a knowledge base of the functions, techniques and tools utilized in warehouse and distribution centers and their role in various industry settings.
Meeting times and locations:

08/17/24 - 09/08/24
Sat, Sun 8a - 12p
Diesel Garage, Room 101
Volt Center
205 First St, New Bern NC 28560

08/17/24 - 09/08/24
Sat, Sun 12:30p - 4:30p
Diesel Garage, Room 101
Volt Center
205 First St, New Bern NC 28560

This course provides an overview of distribution and logistics management. Core topics may include warehousing, inventory control, material handling, global logistics, operations management, software systems, safety/security, and the movement and storage of goods from raw materials sources to end consumers. Upon completion, students will have a knowledge base of the functions, techniques and tools utilized in warehouse and distribution centers and their role in various industry settings.
Meeting times and locations:

09/14/24 - 10/05/24
Sat, Sun 8a - 12p
Diesel Garage, Room 101
Volt Center
205 First St, New Bern NC 28560

09/14/24 - 10/05/24
Sat, Sun 12:30p - 4:30p
Diesel Garage, Room 101
Volt Center
205 First St, New Bern NC 28560

This course provides an overview of distribution and logistics management. Core topics may include warehousing, inventory control, material handling, global logistics, operations management, software systems, safety/security, and the movement and storage of goods from raw materials sources to end consumers. Upon completion, students will have a knowledge base of the functions, techniques and tools utilized in warehouse and distribution centers and their role in various industry settings.
Meeting times and locations:

03/02/24 - 03/23/24
Sat, Sun 8a - 12p
Diesel Garage, Room 101
Volt Center
205 First St, New Bern NC 28560

03/02/24 - 03/23/24
Sat, Sun 12:30p - 4:30p
Diesel Garage, Room 101
Volt Center
205 First St, New Bern NC 28560

Learn how to transfer your military skills and experience to civilian careers in the manufacturing industry. The Advanced Manufacturing Tools for Veterans class teaches participants how to transfer their military skills and experience onto their resume in a language that is recognized by the manufacturing industry. The ultimate goal for this program is to prepare participants for careers and connect them with career opportunities in North Carolina. Upon completion, you should have skillsets that lead to employment in various industries, as well as the following certifications and certificates: Forklift operator certification Lean Six Sigma Yellow Belt certification OSHA 30-hour industrial safety certification
Meeting times and locations:

03/04/24 - 03/22/24
Mon, Tue, Wed, Thur, Fri 8a - 12p
Redd Classroom Bldg, Room 00117
Havelock

03/04/24 - 03/22/24
Mon, Tue, Wed, Thur, Fri 1p - 5p
Redd Classroom Bldg, Room 00117
Havelock

Learn how to transfer your military skills and experience to civilian careers in the manufacturing industry. The Advanced Manufacturing Tools for Veterans class teaches participants how to transfer their military skills and experience onto their resume in a language that is recognized by the manufacturing industry. The ultimate goal for this program is to prepare participants for careers and connect them with career opportunities in North Carolina. Upon completion, you should have skillsets that lead to employment in various industries, as well as the following certifications and certificates: Forklift operator certification Lean Six Sigma Yellow Belt certification OSHA 30-hour industrial safety certification
Meeting times and locations:

04/08/24 - 04/26/24
Mon, Tue, Wed, Thur, Fri 8a - 12p
Redd Classroom Bldg, Room 00117
Havelock

04/08/24 - 04/26/24
Mon, Tue, Wed, Thur, Fri 1p - 5p
Redd Classroom Bldg, Room 00117
Havelock

Learn how to transfer your military skills and experience to civilian careers in the manufacturing industry. The Advanced Manufacturing Tools for Veterans class teaches participants how to transfer their military skills and experience onto their resume in a language that is recognized by the manufacturing industry. The ultimate goal for this program is to prepare participants for careers and connect them with career opportunities in North Carolina. Upon completion, you should have skillsets that lead to employment in various industries, as well as the following certifications and certificates: Forklift operator certification Lean Six Sigma Yellow Belt certification OSHA 30-hour industrial safety certification
Meeting times and locations:

07/15/24 - 08/02/24
Mon, Tue, Wed, Thur, Fri 8a - 12p
Redd Classroom Bldg, Room 00117
Havelock

07/15/24 - 08/02/24
Mon, Tue, Wed, Thur, Fri 1p - 5p
Redd Classroom Bldg, Room 00117
Havelock

Learn how to transfer your military skills and experience to civilian careers in the manufacturing industry. The Advanced Manufacturing Tools for Veterans class teaches participants how to transfer their military skills and experience onto their resume in a language that is recognized by the manufacturing industry. The ultimate goal for this program is to prepare participants for careers and connect them with career opportunities in North Carolina. Upon completion, you should have skillsets that lead to employment in various industries, as well as the following certifications and certificates: Forklift operator certification Lean Six Sigma Yellow Belt certification OSHA 30-hour industrial safety certification
Meeting times and locations:

09/09/24 - 09/27/24
Mon, Tue, Wed, Thur, Fri 8a - 12p
Redd Classroom Bldg, Room 00117
Havelock

09/09/24 - 09/27/24
Mon, Tue, Wed, Thur, Fri 1p - 5p
Redd Classroom Bldg, Room 00117
Havelock

Learn how to transfer your military skills and experience to civilian careers in the manufacturing industry. The Advanced Manufacturing Tools for Veterans class teaches participants how to transfer their military skills and experience onto their resume in a language that is recognized by the manufacturing industry. The ultimate goal for this program is to prepare participants for careers and connect them with career opportunities in North Carolina. Upon completion, you should have skillsets that lead to employment in various industries, as well as the following certifications and certificates: Forklift operator certification Lean Six Sigma Yellow Belt certification OSHA 30-hour industrial safety certification
Meeting times and locations:

12/02/24 - 12/20/24
Mon, Tue, Wed, Thur, Fri 8a - 12p
Redd Classroom Bldg, Room 00117
Havelock

12/02/24 - 12/20/24
Mon, Tue, Wed, Thur, Fri 1p - 5p
Redd Classroom Bldg, Room 00117
Havelock

Learn how to transfer your military skills and experience to civilian careers in the manufacturing industry. The Advanced Manufacturing Tools for Veterans class teaches participants how to transfer their military skills and experience onto their resume in a language that is recognized by the manufacturing industry. The ultimate goal for this program is to prepare participants for careers and connect them with career opportunities in North Carolina. Upon completion, you should have skillsets that lead to employment in various industries, as well as the following certifications and certificates: Forklift operator certification Lean Six Sigma Yellow Belt certification OSHA 30-hour industrial safety certification
Meeting times and locations:

10/21/24 - 11/08/24
Mon, Tue, Wed, Thur, Fri 8a - 12p
Redd Classroom Bldg, Room 00117
Havelock

10/21/24 - 11/08/24
Mon, Tue, Wed, Thur, Fri 1p - 5p
Redd Classroom Bldg, Room 00117
Havelock

The Aviation Maintenance course is designed to prepare individuals with civilian or military experience for the Federal Aviation Certification of Airframe and Power Plant Technician. Coupling classroom discussions and shop exercises, the individual will become competent in the Airframe phase of Certification in F.A.A. Regulated Aircraft Maintenance.
Meeting times and locations:

05/01/24 - 08/14/24
Wed 5:30p - 10p
IAT, Room 00103
Havelock

05/11/24 - 08/10/24
Sat 8a - 12p
IAT, Room 00103
Havelock

05/11/24 - 08/10/24
Sat 1p - 5p
IAT, Room 00103
Havelock

Students in the course will learn how to build speed behind the bar, the history and flavor profiles of liquor and wine, advance bar techniques that impact cocktail textures and flavors, and building a beverage business. Upon completion of the course students will be ready for bartending jobs in more mixology forward establishments or establishing their own free-lance bar business.
Meeting time and location:

08/06/24 - 09/17/24
Tue, Wed 5p - 8p
Volt Kitchen, Room 107
Volt Center
205 First St, New Bern NC 28560

Students in the course will learn how to build speed behind the bar, the history and flavor profiles of liquor and wine, advance bar techniques that impact cocktail textures and flavors, and building a beverage business. Upon completion of the course students will be ready for bartending jobs in more mixology forward establishments or establishing their own free-lance bar business.
Meeting time and location:

04/09/24 - 05/21/24
Tue, Wed 5p - 8p
Volt Kitchen, Room 107
Volt Center
205 First St, New Bern NC 28560

Students in the course will learn how to build speed behind the bar, the history and flavor profiles of liquor and wine, advance bar techniques that impact cocktail textures and flavors, and building a beverage business. Upon completion of the course students will be ready for bartending jobs in more mixology forward establishments or establishing their own free-lance bar business.
Meeting time and location:

11/05/24 - 12/18/24
Tue, Wed 5p - 8p
Volt Kitchen, Room 107
Volt Center
205 First St, New Bern NC 28560

This course must follow the guidelines established by the NC Office of EMS. The Office of EMS must approve courses that include portions delivered via distance education. The curriculum for the AEMT educational program shall be the 2009, or most current release of the United States Department of Transportation (US DOT) National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) National Education Standards. The AEMT program must be conducted by an approved Advanced Educational Institution as defined in the rules of the North Carolina Medical Care Commission. The lead instructor for the AEMT educational program must be a NC credentialed Level II EMS Instructor at the AEMT or Paramedic level as defined in the rules of the North Carolina Medical Care Commission. Student prerequisites: A) Successful completion of an EMT educational program. Though a current and valid Credential is not required, an Educational Institution maintains the right to include this as a Prerequisite. B) High school diploma or high school equivalent; C) Reading comprehension and English language skills on the post-secondary level. D) Compliance with the mathematical skills on the post-secondary level
Meeting times and locations:

08/05/24 - 12/14/24
Mon, Wed 6p - 10p
Perdue Hall, Room 00139
Main Campus
800 College Ct, New Bern NC 28562

08/05/24 - 12/14/24
Sat, Sun 8a - 5p
Perdue Hall, Room 00139
Main Campus
800 College Ct, New Bern NC 28562

This course is conducted by the Cape Lookout Squadron of the United States Power Squadrons. It will provide basic boating knowledge education, including both Federal and North Carolina State required education. A traditional classroom education format will be used. Learning is facilitated with use of the America’s Boating Course student manual (included in cost), nautical teaching aids, and supportive PowerPoint (PPT) visual aids. The 16-hour program spans two Saturdays, beginning at 8 am and ending at 4 pm. Instruction gives you the basics you need to enjoy your time on the water safely and includes navigation, nautical charts, digital charting, and chart plotting. This format meets the standards set by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) and the National Association of Boating Law Administrators (NASBLA).
Meeting time and location:

05/04/24 - 05/11/24
Sat 8a - 4p
Brock Administration, Room 205
Main Campus
800 College Ct, New Bern NC 28562

This 8-hour course offers initial/renewal certification for vehicle safety inspectors in accordance with state law. The instructor will provide course materials.
Meeting time and location:

03/12/24 - 03/14/24
Tue, Thur 6p - 10p
Ward Hall, Room 129
Main Campus
800 College Ct, New Bern NC 28562

This 8-hour course offers initial/renewal certification for vehicle safety inspectors in accordance with state law. The instructor will provide course materials.
Meeting time and location:

04/16/24 - 04/18/24
Tue, Thur 6p - 10p
Ward Hall, Room 129
Main Campus
800 College Ct, New Bern NC 28562

This 8-hour course offers initial/renewal certification for vehicle safety inspectors in accordance with state law. The instructor will provide course materials.
Meeting time and location:

05/28/24 - 05/30/24
Tue, Thur 6p - 10p
Ward Hall, Room 129
Main Campus
800 College Ct, New Bern NC 28562

This 8-hour course offers initial/renewal certification for vehicle safety inspectors in accordance with state law. The instructor will provide course materials.
Meeting time and location:

06/25/24 - 06/27/24
Tue, Thur 6p - 10p
Ward Hall, Room 129
Main Campus
800 College Ct, New Bern NC 28562

This 8-hour course offers initial/renewal certification for vehicle safety inspectors in accordance with state law. The instructor will provide course materials.
Meeting time and location:

07/23/24 - 07/25/24
Tue, Thur 6p - 10p
Ward Hall, Room 129
Main Campus
800 College Ct, New Bern NC 28562

Contact Information

Volt Center
205 First Street
New Bern, NC 28562
252-633-0857

Workforce Development
Brock Administration Building
New Bern Campus
252-638-7248

Havelock Campus
305 Cunningham Blvd
Havelock, NC 28532
252-444-6005

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