Started as an extension campus of Lenoir Community College, then Lenoir Industrial Education Center in Kinston, North Carolina, Craven Community College (CCC) became its own entity in 1968. The school has its main campus in New Bern, North Carolina.
Today the school has 25,000 continuing education students and 4,000 degree seeking students every semester, and is accredited by Southern Association of Colleges and Schools.
CCC consists of two campuses that serve student needs. New Bern Campus
The majority of classes offered at Craven Community College are found on the New Bern campus. CCC's administrative offices are found on this campus as are the headquarters for student activities and college studies. Many of the students, who attend the college live in the New Bern Area. Havelock-Cherry Point Campuses
The Havelock-Cherry Point Campuses serves many of the men and women who serve in the United States armed forces. In particular, the campus serves, in part, the Marine Corp Station at Cherry Point. Classes at these locations are shared, and students often travel between them. The campus is high-tech and contains six computer labs.
Courses of study Students, who attend at Craven Community college, can choose between 17 associate degree diplomas and over 85 certificates. In addition to this, students can take their first two years of college at CCC, and transfer to a four-year institution to finish their course of study. Students, who have other responsibilities that prevent them from attending regular classes, can attend classes online. Academic skills centre An academic skills centre (ASC) is located on both campuses of CCC. This centre provides support for students, who need help with their course-work. Students, who need tutoring, should contact the office, as should those who suffer from learning or physical disabilities.
Working with the USAF Craven Community College recognises that those in the military need educational opportunities that are flexible. In response to this, they have a Military Connection Programme that works with the men and women of the United States Armed Forces (USAF). Benefits Active duty military personnel, who choose to join the CCC community, do not pay student fees. Many of the students take online courses and the class work is deferred when one is deployed. Two years is all that it takes to complete the online degree programme. Students are assigned a personal advisor to help them balance military life and school.