Mission & Vision


Consistent with the North Carolina Community College System, the mission of the College is to open the door to high quality, accessible educational opportunities that minimize barriers to post-secondary education, maximize student success, and improve the lives and well-being of individuals.

Mission Statement

Craven Community College is a dynamic and responsive institution of higher education committed to improving and enriching individual lives and society through comprehensive, high quality, and accessible learning opportunities that allow students to contribute and compete in a diverse and global community.

We provide:

  • Education, training, and retraining for the workforce, including basic skills and literacy education, occupational and pre-baccalaureate programs;
  • Support for economic development through services to and in partnership with business and industry; and
  • Services to communities and individuals which improve the quality of life.

The College fulfills its mission through:

  • Adult Education, high school credentials, adult basic education, literacy, and English language skills
  • Cultural, Citizenship, and Community Enrichment through activities, services, group travel, and special projects improving the quality of life for the community
  • College & Career Readiness Studies, growth, and development of academic and basic skills preparation for student acceptance into a curriculum
  • Economic/Workforce Development Education and Special Training, customized courses designed for individuals, business, industry, and military
  • Career and Technical Education, career training, and professional skills
  • Student Development, support, and enhancement of academic, career, and personal skill development of students to ensure their success
  • University-Parallel Education, baccalaureate programs, and coursework for the freshman and sophomore years of an undergraduate education 

Vision Statement

Purpose-driven teaching and learning for Craven County.