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Register by Wednesday, August 22. Classes begin Thursday, August 23. Tuition & Financial Aid Tuition at Edgecombe Community College remains affordable year after year. • $88 per semester hour in tuition and fees • $1,000 per semester (12 credit hours) for NC students • 97% of students receive financial aid • Average award amount is $3,660 Financial aid is available through...
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Tap into Human Resources Development

Let us teach you how to: Find career opportunities Improve employabilility skills Write a resume and cover letter Fill out an application correctly Prepare for an interview You may be granted a waiver of class registration fees if you meet one of the following criteria: Are you unemployed? Have you received notification of pending layoff? Are you working and eligible...

Education and Industry Partner to Promote Manufacturing: Training for local jobs begins in ninth grade

by Mary Tom Bass Keihin Carolina System Technology. Cummins. Tyson. ABB. SwimWays. World Cat. Kanban Logistics. Triangle Tire. Corning. Companies in our region need skilled workers. Edgecombe Community College is the training solution. According to the National Association of Manufacturers, over the next decade, nearly 3½ million manufacturing jobs will likely be needed, and 2 million...
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Manufacturing Student Excels in Electronics

by J. Eric Eckard When Kaitlyn Tripp was about three years old, she would sit in her dad’s lap and watch him work on computers and other machines. Those days started a lifelong love of electronics and an insatiable curiosity of the mechanisms’ inner workings. “I love to take things apart and see how they work,” says Tripp. As a kid, she would disassemble her toys and try to...

College Intensifies Focus on Industrial Training

by Mary Tom Bass The December 2017 announcements of Corning Inc. and Triangle Tire Co. locating at the Kingsboro Megasite were an end-of-the-year windfall for Edgecombe County. Corning plans to build a global distribution center, bringing 111 new jobs to the county. Triangle Tire will build two manufacturing plants that will create 800 jobs by 2023. [caption id="attachment_46"...
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Customized Training Incorporates Innovative Teaching Strategies

by J. Eric Eckard Board games. Role playing simulations. What once was considered a childish endeavor is now at the forefront of industry training. Edgecombe Community College offers a business simulation class as part of its customized training curriculum, presenting a 21st century take on teaching business and industry workers. [caption id="attachment_53" align="alignleft" width="400"]...

Student Finishes High School with College Credits Earned at ECC

by J. Eric Eckard The internet is full of quotes about opportunity. “Opportunity favors the bold.” “There are no mistakes; only opportunities.” Seventeen-year-old Dylan Parker has worked hard to embrace opportunities that have presented themselves – particularly when it comes to his education. [caption id="attachment_57" align="alignleft" width="400"] Dylan Parker works on a...

Servant Leader Wins International Award

High school dropout. International success story. Michael Parker is both – and much, much more. A little more than a decade ago, Parker dropped out of high school and joined the workforce, knocking around Eastern North Carolina, searching for his way in life. “I was not mentally focused,” he says of his decision to drop out of high school at age 17. [caption id="attachment_65"...

SkillsUSA Spotlights Career and Technical Students

by Mary Tom Bass Four years ago, Edgecombe Community College joined a national organization called SkillsUSA to help students develop and hone career and technical skills. [caption id="attachment_70" align="alignright" width="214"] George Jerman Jr. received second place in the Men’s Haircutting competition in the SkillsUSA state conference in April 2018.[/caption] Students jumped on...

Family Endows Scholarship to Honor Former President

by Mary Tom Bass The Dr. Deborah Lane Lamm Endowed Scholarship has been established to honor Dr. Lamm, who retired in May after serving 14 years as president of Edgecombe Community College. The scholarship was endowed by her husband, W. Carnell Lamm, and her daughter, Laura Ashley Lamm. A native of Eastern North Carolina, Dr. Lamm devoted her life’s work to the education of students...
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Partner with ECC on Your Homeschool Journey

For your whole family: Open access to College libraries on Tarboro and Rocky Mount campuses Early Childhood Education program’s Natural Playscape on the Tarboro campus Wetlands Trail on the Tarboro campus Edgecombe Performance Series, including many free events For your students ages 6-18: Over two dozen summer camps with a wide variety of topics Times range from...

ECC Celebrates New Students on Signing Day

by Mary Tom Bass Eighty-four Edgecombe County high school seniors declared their intention to attend Edgecombe Community College this fall at ECC Signing Day held at high schools in May. [caption id="attachment_81" align="alignright" width="400"] ECC Signing Day at North East Carolina Preparatory School[/caption] Signing Day is a national initiative to celebrate students for making a...
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College Launches Ophthalmic Medical Assistant Program: New program is one of only three in North Carolina

by Mary Tom Bass Edgecombe Community College students interested in a career in health care will have a new option available when they sign up for fall classes: Ophthalmic Medical Assistant. [caption id="attachment_92" align="alignright" width="400"] Kim Byron-Barnes is chair of the College’s new diploma program in Ophthalmic Medical Assistant. “Our new Ophthalmic Medical Assistant...

Despite Challenges, Student Achieves Success

by Jenny White One of Edgecombe Community College’s most disciplined students is a great illustration of how education, grit, and perseverance can change a life. When Tanaejah Taylor graduated from Tarboro High School in 2016, her hard work had already paid off. She not only received her high school diploma, but also two certificates she earned through the Career and College Promise...

Edgecombe Community College A-Z

Following is an alphabetical list of programs offered at Edgecombe Community College. Contact (252) 823-5166, ext. 255, or visit edgecombe.edu to learn more. Accounting Advanced Canine Handler Training Advanced EMT Automotive Systems Technology Barbering Basic Canine Handler Training Basic Law Enforcement Training (BLET) Biotechnology* Business...

Edgecombe Community College A-Z for High School Students

Following is an alphabetical list of programs offered for Edgecombe County high school students at Edgecombe Community College. To learn more, contact Shawn Dawes, Early College liaison and high school coordinator, at (252) 823-5166, ext. 205, or dawess@edgecombe.edu. Or check with the counselor at your high school. Program of Study Division Credential Edgecombe Early College...