Founded in 1965
An Institution of Higher Education established by authority of the North Carolina General Assembly and supported by Craven County
The mission of the College & Career Readiness (CCR) program is to provide educational opportunities for adults who wish to improve their academic skills, complete their high school equivalency or diploma, and learn English language skills while also preparing for post-secondary education and/or employment. Students will be able to attend classes day or evening on both campuses and at various locations in Craven County. All classes are free of charge and most materials are provided. For students aged 16 or 17 years old, special permission from a parent/guardian and the school district must be received before enrolling in any class in the CCR unit.
The Lifetime Learning Center, a division of the Craven Community College Foundation, provides supplemental experiences for adults to learn about history, culture, arts and more, in arenas that reach beyond the classroom. The College is keenly aware of Craven County’s growing population of accomplished adults and offers them a variety of opportunities to participate in lifelong learning experiences that span a wide variety of interest areas that include: Explorations: The International Film and Lecture Series – a free series held on the New Bern Campus at Orringer Auditorium from September to April each year; day trips to see touring Broadway shows, ballet and opera performances; special art and history exhibits; overnight trips to visit cities, historic sites, museums and gardens; and international trips for the exploration of history and world cultures.