Pathways to Industrial Careers

Companies in our region need skilled workers.
Edgecombe Community College is the training solution.

Beginning in the 9th grade, students can take high school courses that map to college-level courses. At no cost to them, high school students can earn six college-level certificates. All of these certificates can be applied toward ECC diploma or degree programs:

  • Advanced Manufacturing
  • Engineering Design
  • Supply Chain Management
  • Construction Building
  • Industrial Controls
  • Welding

Once students complete high school and enroll at ECC, 24 degree, diploma, and certificate opportunities are available in:

  • Advanced Manufacturing
  • Facility Maintenance Worker
  • Supply Chain Management
  • Electrical Systems
  • Industrial Systems
  • Welding

In some programs, students can earn credentials in one or two semesters that will prepare them for entry-level jobs. Local industries regularly visit ECC classrooms to recruit employees, and students often have jobs before they graduate.

We can train you for these top manufacturing & logistics occupations

Packaging & Filling Machine Operators & Tenders $28,100
Team Assemblers $29,300
Computer-Controlled Machine Tool Operators, Metal & Plastic $34,600
Industrial Machinery Mechanics $47,500
Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, & Weighers $29,800
Mixing & Blending Machine Setters, Operators, & Tenders $34,800
Welders, Cutters, Solderers, & Brazers $36,800
General Maintenance & Repair Workers $38,300
Multiple Machine Tool Setters, Operators & Tenders, Metal & Plastic $35,200
Engine & Other Machine Assemblers $39,100
Food Batchmakers $25,200
Industrial Engineering Technicians $43,400
General Office Clerks $30,500
Customer Service Representatives $29,300
Stock Clerks & Order Fillers $27,500

Pathways to Industrial Careers

Pathways to Industrial Careers Map

Students may earn the credentials listed below in the year/semester indicated if they begin course work toward these credentials in the fall semester.

Electrical Systems Technology
  • Electrical Wiring Certificate
  • Industrial Electronics Certificate
  • Motors & Controls Certificate
Electrical Systems Diploma
Facility Maintenance Worker
  • Air Conditioning, Heating, & Refrigeration Certificate
  • Construction Building Certificate
Facility Maintenance Worker Diploma
Industrial Systems Technology Industrial Systems Technology Diploma
Manufacturing Technology Industrial Networks Certificate
  • Computer Integrated Machining Technology Certificate
  • Manufacturing Automation Certificate
Manufacturing Management & Operations Certificate Manufacturing Technology Degree
Supply Chain Management
  • Trucking Operations Certificate
  • Distribution Management Certificate
  • Global Logistics Certificate
  • Trucking Operations Diploma
  • Distribution Management Diploma
  • Trucking Operations Degree
  • Distribution Management Degree
Welding Technology Welding Technology Certificate Welding Technology Diploma Welding Technology Degree


Michael Starling
Dean, Business Industry, and Technologies
(252) 618-6612