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Respiratory Therapy Grads Earn Credentials

All members of the Edgecombe Community College Respiratory Therapy Class of 2019 have successfully passed the national exam at the high cut score and earned the credential of Certified Respiratory Therapist. Passing at the high cut score signifies that they are eligible to take the advanced Registered Respiratory Therapist exam. In addition, all of the […]

Practical Nursing Graduates Hold Pinning Ceremony

Practical Nursing graduates at Edgecombe Community College participated in a recent pinning ceremony. From left are (front) Workinesh Nugussa, Shaquilla Odom, Janet Nyamwange, Jamie Burchette, Anjanae Counts, (back) Johntanae Shavers-Thomas, Kina Spain, Alyaha Cowell, Lynsey Bostic, and Johna Macklin. Practical Nursing graduate Thomeka Whitaker was not available for the photo. These graduates are eligible to […]

Surgical Technology Students Already Employed

Edgecombe Community College Surgical Technology Class of 2019 students recently participated in their pinning ceremony. From left are Caroline Paige Cobb, Lauren Baker, Jasmine Thomas, and Martha Riley Garris. These students will sit for the National Board for Surgical Technologists and Surgical Assistants Certification Exam after they complete the Surgical Technology degree in December. They […]

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, […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

ECC Team Honored for Balloon Challenge Success

Jobi Cook, associate director of the North Carolina Space Grant, traveled to Tarboro on June 21 to present members of Edgecombe Community College’s critECCly stable team with awards won in the NC Space Grant Community College High Altitude Ballooning Challenge and Competition held in April. ECC’s team received plaques for winning Best Overall Team and […]