The Department of Student Services strives to make its services available to every student, from pre-admission through graduation. The pre-admission interview is designed to help the student determine what curriculum program or programs he or she is best suited to enter. This process involves evaluation of the high school transcript along with the student’s needs, interests, and abilities.
Any student may see a counselor on an individual basis to discuss personal, academic, vocational, educational, and financial needs. Student access to a counselor is determined by student-initiated or counselor-initiated appointment or by instructor or advisor referrals.
Specialized counseling for handicapped students is available in cooperation with Vocational Rehabilitation, Department of Social Services, Veterans Administration, and other agencies. The degree of disability and the educational potential of the student determines the extent of training and placement.
Academic counseling is available to students who have deficiencies in reading, writing, listening, computing, and study skills.
All advisors complete an evaluation of advisees prior to registration each semester to assist in further academic guidance. Advisors maintain academic records for advisees. Faculty members also are available for consultation.
Student Assistance Program
Early Alert System
The College recognizes that most student problems can be successfully treated provided they are recognized early and referral is made to an appropriate resource. This applies to problems of personal relationships, physical illness, mental or emotional illness, finances, marital or family discord, alcoholism, drug abuse, legal issues, or other concerns. When a student’s academic performance or attendance is unsatisfactory and the student is unable or unwilling to correct the situation, either alone or with normal advisory assistance, there may be a cause outside the realm of his or her academic studies. The purpose of the Early Alert System is to assure that if such personal problems are the cause of unsatisfactory academic performance, students will receive careful consideration and an offer of assistance to help resolve such problems in an effective and confidential manner. If concerns of this nature arise, faculty are advised to submit an early alert report by completing the Maxient form.
Students with Disabilities
The College recognizes its responsibility under Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 to provide equal access to education for students with disabilities. Support services are available to the hearing impaired, visually impaired, orthopedically handicapped, learning disabled, and other health impaired. A student who is in special need should contact Student Services. Documentation of a disability must be on file with the College before accommodations can be provided.
Success and Study Skills
(ACA 090) is a course designed to provide students with skills and techniques to enhance learning. Emphasis is placed upon mastering and applying the fundamental skills of learning. Topics covered include time management, note taking, test taking, memory techniques, self-awareness, and personal goals. This course is for students who have been out of school for a number of years or who lack good study skills or techniques. This course is required for any student who places into Developmental Reading and English 097 (DRE 097).
Substance Abuse Program
ECC has a referral agreement for substance abusers with EastPointe Behavioral Healthcare Center. Any such referrals will be made with confidentiality being preserved by all parties.
Americans with Disabilities Act
Students at Edgecombe Community College are covered by Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) which prohibits discrimination against qualified individuals with disabilities in all programs, activities, and services of public entities. The law does not require College programs to modify eligibility criteria to accommodate disabilities if that modification would fundamentally alter the standards of the program. Likewise, if a modification would fundamentally alter the nature of a service or activity, the College is not required to make that modification.
Student hardships include transportation problems, attendance issues, and appealing drops due to attendance, crises, and small financial hardships.
Single Stop at Edgecombe Community College is a “One Stop Shop” for students to get connected to resources that will help keep them in school. The idea is to have a place where students can go to get screened for multiple government benefits and local community resources, receive assistance in accessing those benefits and follow-up to make sure they’re successful. Benefits and services include things like Food Stamps, child care assistance, Medicaid, free tax preparation, financial counseling and legal referrals. All services are free for Edgecombe Community College’s students.
For assistance with any of these, please see the Student Support Counselor or visit Single Stop.
Please feel free to contact the counselors listed below if you have further questions or concerns. Please allow 24-48 hours for a response.
Tarboro Campus Counselors
|Counselor||Contact Information||Areas of Specialty|
|Teresa Bottoms||Office 104, Student Services
McIntyre Building, Tarboro Campus
|Recruiting, ambassadors, and general information|
|Casaundra Dixon-Smith||Office 105
McIntyre Building, Tarboro campus
|Health Information Technology, disability/support services, and general information|
Dean of Enrollment Management
|Office 114, Student Services, McIntyre Building, Tarboro Campus
|Dental Hygiene, other collaborative programs, and general information|
Rocky Mount Campus Counselors
|Counselor||Contact Information||Areas of Specialty|
|Nancy Hobbs||Office 117, Student Services, Barnes Building, Rocky Mount Campus
|Nursing and general information|
Dean of Students
|Office 118, Student Services, Barnes Building, Rocky Mount Campus
|Respiratory Therapy, Medical Assisting, Surgical Technology, and general information.|
|Camille Richardson||Office 129, Student Services, Barnes Building, Rocky Mount Campus
|Radiography, CT/MRI, career and counseling services, and general information|