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ECC Students Get Creative

  Yazmin Lopez, an Early Childhood Education student at Edgecombe Community College, uses an ice cream cone to create a Christmas tree during an EDU 151 Creative Activities class. Students create visual recipe charts so that preschoolers who cannot yet read can look at the charts and prepare simple recipes. Spring semester classes at ECC […]

Spring Classes Begin January 7

When spring classes begin at Edgecombe Community College on January 7, the teaching and learning landscape will look very similar to fall semester: safe and effective. Most classes will be delivered online, with some offered as a hybrid of online and in-person instruction. In general, lecture courses will be offered online unless there are multiple […]

ECC EMS Responds to COVID

The shift to remote learning due to the coronavirus pandemic has profoundly impacted teaching and learning nationwide. Prior to the pandemic, the shift had already begun at Edgecombe Community College, which has been adding online programs and classes in recent years. This year, hybrid course delivery that combines online study with hands-on learning has emerged […]

Agribusiness Students Tour Local Poultry Farm

Students in Edgecombe Community College’s new program in Agribusiness Technology recently toured the Steven Brake poultry farm – S&N Enterprises – a contract grower for Perdue. The Pinetops farmer hosts students and others in the community who want to know more about growing commercial broiler chickens. ECC students dressed the part and learned about biosecurity, […]

Cosmetology Students Inspired by Dream Boards

Advanced Cosmetology student Crystal Dickens puts finishing touches on her dream board. Cosmetology students have been creating dream boards this fall to inspire them to stay the course in their pursuit of educational goals. Students are completing coursework through a combination of in-person labs and online study. They use the dream boards as encouragement when […]

Edgecombe Community College Selects Mediasite for Faculty

Mediasite today announced that Edgecombe Community College has selected Mediasite to create video lectures that students can watch online for the next school year. The College is a member of the North Carolina Research and Education Network (NCREN) run by MCNC, a Mediasite partner. Through this partnership, all schools in the state from grades K-20 […]

ECC Cultivates New Program in Agribusiness

The local agriculture community will soon be strengthened by a new degree program in Agribusiness Technology at Edgecombe Community College. “Edgecombe is a highly rural, agriculture-based county, and we have seen growing interest from the community in agriculture-related education and training,” explains Dr. Johnica Ellis-Kiser, chair of Business Administration. The Agribusiness Technology program falls under […]

High School Students Attain OSHA Certification through ECC Class

North Edgecombe High School students enrolled in an Edgecombe Community College electrical class have scored a 100 percent pass rate on OSHA-10 certification. The class is taught at North Edgecombe by Doug Parrish, department chair of Industrial and Technical Trades at ECC. OSHA-10 certification is a nationally recognized training program that promotes workplace safety. “This […]

Spring Classes Underway

Edgecombe Community College students (l-r) Francisco Vazquez-Hilario, Clayton Garrison, and Charles Newsome get hands-on experience in a Motors and Controls course on the first day of class. Vazquez-Hilario also is an Edgecombe Early College High School student. Spring semester classes began at ECC on January 8. The Motors and Controls class is among the industry, […]

ECC Tweaks Cosmetology and Barbering

When students begin spring classes at Edgecombe Community College on January 8, they will find revamped and strengthened Cosmetic Arts programs. ECC Cosmetic Arts includes Cosmetology, Barbering, Esthetics, Manicuring, and Natural Hair Care. Cosmetology was one of the first programs of study offered at ECC, and it has remained among the most popular majors since […]