Health Occupations

Students interested in general information regarding Health Occupations courses may contact Brittany Harrelson at, or (252) 823-5166, ext. 293. Additional contacts are listed for each specific program.

All courses require that the student candidate meet the application and registration requirements.

Students may register on Rocky Mount or Tarboro campuses in the Continuing Education department. Please bring required items listed under each course to be eligible to complete the application and registration process.

Students who do not have required information will not be allowed to register.

The Division of Continuing Education at Edgecombe Community College supports clinical agencies that require drug screening and criminal background checks. Cost of this testing is the student’s responsibility. Certain programs will require a background and/or drug screen. These requirements are listed under each program if a background and/or drug screen is required. However, any clinical agency, at any time, may require a background check and/or a drug screen.

Courses listed in this publication are not an inclusive list. Courses may be added after this publication is made available. Courses may also be developed based on requests. Interested students should frequently check the Edgecombe Community College continuing education course schedule for updated classes.

Academic Admission Requirements for Health Occupations Programs

*Effective for students registering after August 1, 2016

Submission of documentation demonstrating one of the following academic requirements:

  • College degree or diploma
  • English 111
  • High School GPA of 2.6 within last 5 years
  • Reading 090, or DRE 098, or ENG 095
  • One of the following placement tests within the last 5 years with acceptable test scores:
    • NC DAP 098
    • TABE – 8.9
    • SAT – 300
    • ASSET – 39
    • CPT or Accuplacer – 70
    • ACT – Reading score 18
    • COMPASS – 73
    • PLAN – 16

In the absence of any of the above the student will need to take the TABE assessment. For TABE testing, students may contact Ms. Kim Riggins, OIC, 727 Pennsylvania Avenue, Rocky Mount, NC 27801, or (252) 212-3477. Students may go to OIC to test at 9 AM or at 2 PM, Monday-Friday.

Submission of the following:

  • Photo ID (government issued, North Carolina, current)
  • Social Security Card or Government issued work visa (signed, cannot be laminated, and must be physically intact and legible).

*Students will also be required to meet the program specific requirement.

Health Occupations Contacts

Laura B. Clark, MSN, RN
Program Coordinator
(252) 823-5166, ext. 223
Patricia Gibbs, BSN, RN
Health Occupations Faculty
(252) 823-5166, ext. 538
Sharon Green
Program Support
(252) 823-5166, ext. 356
Brittany Harrelson
Program Assistant
(252) 823-5166, ext. 293
Gwen Hyman
Program Support
(252) 823-5166, ext. 357
Toria Moore, RN
Health Occupations Faculty
(252) 823-5166, ext. 174
Jennifer Norville, BS
Health Occupations Faculty
(252) 823-5166, ext. 202
 Kim Lucas
Program Support
(252) 823-5166, ext. 516

*The last Thursday in January, at 3 p.m., a Health Occupations ceremony is held for continuing education students in Keihin Auditorium in the Fleming Building on the Tarboro campus. Light refreshments are available immediately following in the Mobley Atrium. Please note this is when students will receive recognition certificates for programs completed in the previous year.

*All Health Occupations students should plan to take the CRC/WorkKeys® Assessment prior to completion of a course. It should only be taken once. A copy of the schedule will be posted in classrooms. This is a valuable work credential offered by the college and is beneficial when seeking employment. For additional information, contact Sylvia Grant at