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Fall Classes Under Way

Michael Jordan (standing), vice president of student services at Edgecombe Community College, discusses the syllabus with students in his General Psychology class. Fall classes at ECC began Thursday, August 22. New programs at the College include advanced I-CAR certifications in Collision Repair and Refinishing Technology and a drone certificate in the Geospatial Technology program. Classes […]

Nursing Honor Society Established

Edgecombe Community College nursing students have a new opportunity to be recognized for academic achievement. The College recently received a charter for a chapter of the Associate Degree Nursing Alpha Delta Nu Honor Society. Alpha Delta Nu is the only national nursing honor society for Associate Degree Nursing (ADN) students. The new chapter will be […]

New EDGE Scholars Meet for Orientation

About 40 EDGE Scholarship recipients who will begin classes at Edgecombe Community College on August 22 attended orientation today on the Tarboro campus. Through the EDGE Scholarship, students with a 2.8 GPA in high school and who meet other criteria receive full funding at the level of in-state tuition – after all other sources of […]

Twin County Higher Education Unites for Student Success

As the local colleges are ramping up for a new academic year, they are also working to foster a culture of collaboration among themselves. On August 1, the presidents of Edgecombe Community College, North Carolina Wesleyan College, and Nash Community College met to sign a Statement of Collaboration. “It’s important that local higher education institutions […]

Education & Business Summit targets workforce development

Edgecombe Community College leaders were among the education and business professionals who attended the Twin Counties Education & Business Leaders’ Summit held August 1 on the campus of Nash Community College. ECC participants included (from left) Lynwood Roberson, Dr. Greg McLeod, Sheila Hoskins, Sheryll Wood, Debbie Batten, Dr. Harry Starnes, and Bruce Panneton. NC Secretary […]

ECC’s New Drone Program Unique in NC

This fall, Edgecombe Community College will launch a unique certificate program in Unmanned Aircraft Systems (Drones). ECC will be the only community college in the state to offer the program. The new Drone certificate will be available through the College’s Geospatial Technology program and will emphasize training in mapping and other geographic data, in addition […]

ECC Offering New Auto Body Certifications

A quick internet search shows that auto body repair and collision jobs are readily available both locally and nationwide. With advanced certification offered at Edgecombe Community College, job seekers can write their own ticket. According to Bud Speight, program chair of Collision Repair and Refinishing Technology at ECC, “Our graduates are guaranteed employment if they […]

Trucking Operations Students Visit Eagle Transport

Trucking Operations students at Edgecombe Community College recently visited Eagle Transport in Selma. From left are Curt Odem, senior field maintenance manager at Eagle Transport; ECC students Brad Armstrong and Andre Kearney; and Lance Collette, president of Eagle Transport. Students shadowed the Eagle Transport executives and said it was an enriching learning experience. ECC offers […]

Students Win Gold Medals at SkillsUSA Nationals

For the fourth year in a row, Edgecombe Community College students brought home gold from the SkillsUSA National Leadership and Skills Conference held last week in Louisville, Kentucky. The conference is the world’s largest showcase of skilled trades. The highlight of the conference was the SkillsUSA Championships on June 26-27, during which 6,500 student contestants […]

New Programs Focus on Job Skills

Students are heating up the kitchen in a new program in Baking and Pastry Arts at Edgecombe Community College. The new Continuing Education certificate program began this summer with courses in Food Service Sanitation and Safety and Food Service Management. Both classes are meeting in the evening for the convenience of students who work. A […]