About Craven Community College

Craven Community College serves Craven County’s 104,000 residents and its military population through comprehensive credit and non-credit learning opportunities. The College plays a significant role in the county’s education, training, and enrichment needs.

With locations in both New Bern and Havelock, as well as a strong presence at Marine Corps Air Station (MCAS) Cherry Point, Craven CC is committed to meeting Eastern North Carolina’s education and training needs. The College offers a wide range of associate degree and certificate programs, college transfer courses, career readiness offerings, partnerships with numerous four-year universities, developmental studies, and College & Career Readiness. The College’s workforce training capabilities also include the Volt Center, a campus located in New Bern that specializes in trades such as carpentry, welding, plumbing, HVAC, and masonry.

In addition to offering traditional seated classes in New Bern, Havelock, and Cherry Point, Craven CC has a robust distance education program that allows students to take courses online. The College has several degree, diploma, and certificate programs that can be completed online.

Craven enrolls about 4,000 students in its curriculum (credit) educational programs each year. More than 9,000 students are served in the college’s Workforce Development programs annually.

Craven offers two-year associate degrees, including Associate in Arts, Associate in Arts in Teacher Preparation, Associate in Fine Arts in Visual Arts, Associate in Fine Arts in Music, Associate in Science, Associate in Science in Teacher Preparation, Associate in Applied Science, and Associate in General Education. The college also offers a number of diploma and certificate options, particularly in its technical programs. High school students can enroll in some college-level courses at Craven at no cost. Students should consult their high school guidance counselors for more information.

Craven CC has agreements that enable students to earn Baccalaureate Degrees from four-year public and private colleges and universities.

Accredited by Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges, academic credits can be earned through full- or part-time study in the day, evening, or online.

The New Bern Campus is home to Craven Early College, while the Havelock location is home to Early College EAST. High school freshmen who remain enrolled in these innovative programs for five years are able to graduate with both their high school diploma and their two-year associate degree or two years of transferable college credit at no cost.

Consistent with its mission to meet the higher education and training needs of students, the College is committed to academic excellence, customer service, and leadership. With the support of faculty and staff and comprehensive support services, each of our students is provided hope, opportunity, and preparation for both a career and a productive life.