Veterans Benefits and Workforce Development

Eligible veterans and dependents of disabled or deceased veterans are invited to take advantage of the College’s educational offerings. The College cooperates with the Department of Veterans Affairs (DVA) and the North Carolina State Approving Agency (SAA) in assisting eligible veterans/dependents with their VA education benefits.

Students may contact the Office of Veterans Affairs at 252-638-7231 or visit Craven CC’s Military Affairs Resource webpage for more information regarding all military benefits.

Not all courses in Workforce Development are approved for use with VA Educational Benefits. Workforce Development students interested in using their VA Benefits with a Workforce Development course must work with the Veteran’s Affairs office at the number posted above, or in-person, to ensure that their VA Educational Benefits are current and they have all necessary paperwork. Students using their VA Benefits will not be allowed to register in Workforce Development VA approved courses until they have been approved by the Veterans Affairs Office or the Military Affairs Resource Center Coordinator. Workforce Development has the following courses approved for use with VA Educational Benefits:

  1. Barbering Concepts
  2. Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) Class “A”
  3. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Airframe and Power Plant Mechanics Course
  4. National Center for Construction Education and Research (NCCER) Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning (HVAC) Levels 1-4
  5. National Center for Construction Education and Research (NCCER) Welding Certification Levels 1-4
  6. National Center for Construction Education and Research (NCCER) Plumbing Certification Levels 1-4

For a complete listing of these course schedules, refer to the college website's Workforce Development course page.

Note: The tuition rates for Workforce Development courses are determined by the North Carolina Legislation and the North Carolina Community College System Office. The rates are subject to change at the beginning of the North Carolina State government fiscal year which begins July 1.