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Healthcare Graduates Honored

Edgecombe Community College staff, family, and friends honored 130 graduates of Health Occupations programs during the annual Health Occupations Recognition Ceremony held January 30. Graduates completed 200 credentials in programs such as Nurse Aide, Phlebotomy, Medication Aide, and Community Health Coach. Some students completed more than one program and earned multiple credentials. Several earned three […]

Save the Date for Spring Events

Edgecombe Community College offers plenty of upcoming opportunities for entertainment and cultural enrichment in 2020. The first event of the Edgecombe Performance Series this calendar year takes place on Friday, January 31, at 7:30 p.m. with the Barter Players performing “The Red Badge of Courage.” Adapted from the novel by American author Stephen Crane, the […]

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 […]

Officers Complete Crisis Intervention Training at ECC

Seventeen law enforcement officers completed Crisis Intervention Team training held December 2-6 at Edgecombe Community College. Eight agencies were represented: Edenton Police Department, Edgecombe County Sheriff’s Office, Elizabeth City State University Police Department, Kinston Police Department, Longleaf Neuro-Medical Center Police Department, Stantonsburg Police Department, Vidant Police Department, and Wilson County Sheriff’s Office. EastPointe in Rocky […]

ECC Manufacturing Career Pathway Earns Certification

Edgecombe Community College’s Advanced Manufacturing Career Pathway was recently certified at the state level for meeting criteria of the NCWorks Pathway Certification Program and the Northeastern NC Career Pathways local implementation certification program. Shown from left are Dave Whitmer, executive director of the Northeastern Workforce Development Board, with ECC representatives Brittany Harrelson, administrative assistant; Michael […]

Ten Complete Basic Law Enforcement Training at ECC

Edgecombe Community College graduated ten cadets from its Seventh Basic Law Enforcement Training Academy on October 29. The graduation ceremony featured comments by Aaron McRoy, platoon leader. ECC’s BLET Academy prepares students for entry-level employment as a law enforcement officer with state, county, or municipal governments. The cadets completed an intensive 20-week program and have […]

ECC Announces Paramedic Graduates

Eight students completed a recent EMT-Paramedic class at Edgecombe Community College. From left are (front) Jhamal Turner; Amber McLawhorn; Richard Sweitz; Dominique Montaque; Bret Whitaker; Kenneth Cannon; Robert Whistler, coordinator of Emergency Services and Public Safety Training at ECC; (back) Tyler Williams, and Zach Smith. The one-year EMT-Paramedic course includes classroom instruction, clinical rotations, and […]

Students Complete ECC Manufacturing Academy

The first class enrolled in the new Advanced Manufacturing Academy at Edgecombe Community College recently completed the program. The class prepares students for careers in manufacturing and is a collaboration between ECC, Ramp East, and Turning Point Workforce Development Board. During the final class on August 8, students interviewed with local companies including LS Cable, […]

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 […]

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 […]