About ECC

Since its founding in 1967, Edgecombe Community College has been committed to fulfilling the education, training, and cultural needs of the Edgecombe County community and surrounding areas.

With campuses in Tarboro and Rocky Mount, the college serves about 13,000 individuals annually in its two-year degree, diploma, certificate, and continuing education programs. Excellent teaching and learning coupled with student achievement have characterized the College throughout its history.

In January 2016, the new Biotechnology and Medical Simulation Center on the Rocky Mount campus opened for classes. The cornerstone of this high-tech facility is a simulated hospital where students work in teams to assess and treat simulated patients.

By relying on patient simulation and a team approach in a realistic healthcare environment, teaching and learning in the Biotechnology and Medical Simulation Center is raising the standard of healthcare education throughout the region.

The College celebrated its fiftieth anniversary the week of October 2-6, 2017. ECC was founded October 5, 1967. Tied to the theme “Giving Our Community an Edge for 50 Years,” daily activities celebrated academics, students, employees, retirees and other stakeholders, and cultural opportunities provided by the College.

2017 successes include:

  • SkillsECC students who participated in SkillsUSA competitions at the state and national levels received four national awards and fifteen state awards, including a first place award at the national competition.
  • A team of thirteen students and instructors who competed in a statewide unmanned high altitude balloon challenge received three out of the five top awards.
  • Runners on the ECC team placed first in the Tackle the Tar College run.
  • The Phi Theta Kappa student honor society won thirteen awards at its regional convention.
  • Dr. Deborah Lamm, president of Edgecombe Community College, received the 2017 Southern Regional Chief Executive Officer Award from the Association of Community College Trustees.
  • A ceremonial groundbreaking was held for the Center for Innovation on the Tarboro campus. Planning is under way for the new 23,000-square-foot facility, which will be a hub for workforce training.

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