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Craven Community College

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About Craven Community College

Founded in 1965, Craven Community College is a comprehensive community college with campuses in New Bern and Havelock-Cherry Point.

Craven serves more than 3,200 curriculum students and nearly 10,000 continuing education students each year. CCC features a wide range of programs, including college transfer courses, career and occupational offerings, partnerships with four-year universities, specialized workforce training options, developmental studies and basic skills classes.

The College offers associate’s degrees, diplomas and certificates in many areas. These programs can get you started on a great career or can put you on your way to earning a bachelor’s degree!

The College features an FAA-certified Aviation Systems Technology program as well as a number of health care offerings, including Nursing, Medical Assisting and Health Information Technology.

Through University Connections, Craven’s partnerships with East Carolina University, North Carolina State University and Southern Illinois University, CCC graduates have the opportunity to pursue bachelor’s degrees without ever leaving the area.

The College is growing to meet the needs of its community. In 2008, the College opened a new 35,000-square-foot building at the New Bern Campus to accommodate Craven’s array of business and computer information technology programs. The same year, Craven dedicated the new Bosch Advanced Manufacturing Center on the New Bern Campus, which provides state-of-the-art training in manufacturing methods and processes to support BSH Home Appliances Corp. and other industrial employers.

The Havelock-Cherry Point Campus is home to the Institute of Aeronautical Technology, which provides training in aircraft maintenance to support the Fleet Readiness Center East at nearby MCAS Cherry Point. The Campus also is home to the Lewis S. Redd Classroom Building as well as a branch of the Craven County Public Library.

Craven Early College high school and the Public Radio East network are located at the New Bern Campus. Craven Early College EAST (Eastern Applied Sciences and Technology) is located on the Havelock-Cherry Point campus. A Small Business Center, a strong adult enrichment program and arts and entertainment events help round out the College’s offerings to Craven County and the growing region.

Campus information

While academics are the priority at Craven Community College, the college believes in development outside the classroom. All students should be able to enjoy their college experiences beyond classrooms, textbooks and computer screens.

That’s why Craven encourages students to participate in student clubs and organizations.

Craven students have organized a wide variety of clubs and organizations. However, the college administration must approve all student organizations, and each organization must meet and adhere to the criteria and procedures established by the administration.

The currently recognized clubs and organizations include:

  • American Association of University Women 
  • Automotive Technology Club
  • C5 Club
  • CCC Ambassadors
  • Collegiate Veteran’s Association
  • Criminal Justice Society
  • Encore!
  • Gaming Club
  • HIT Club
  • Machinist Club
  • Panthers Baseball
  • 3CGC
  • Phi Theta Kappa
  • Physical Therapist Assistant Club
  • Science Club
  • SkillsUSA
  • Student Government Association
  • Student Nurse Association
  • Study Abroad Club
  • Theater Club
  • TRiO
  • The Wave Club
  • Welding Club

  • The New Bern Campus is located at 800 College Court, which is off Glenburnie Road near the U.S. 70 interchange. Phone: (252) 638-7200.
  • The Havelock-Cherry Point Campus is located at 305 Cunningham Blvd., which is not far from the main gate of Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point. Phone: (252) 444-6005.
  • The Cherry Point Extension Center is located in the Jerry Marvel Training and Education Center, C Street, Building 4335, at MCAS Cherry Point. Phone: (252) 444-6000.


Because Craven Community College is a commuter campus with no on-campus housing available, international students are expected to make their own housing arrangements. 


Courses available 10

Accounting & Finance 1 Business, Management 2 Computer Science, IT 2 Creative Arts & Design 1 Education and Teaching 1 Engineering 1 Health and Medicine 3


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