Mary Tom Bass: Get the edge with upcoming classes


Mary Tom Bass is director of public Information for Edgecombe Community College.


Edgecombe Community College

Sunday, December 3, 2017

Students can still sign up today for holiday break classes at Edgecombe Community College and add a few credit hours to their transcripts.

The online College Transfer classes begin tomorrow and end Jan. 5. These five-week classes cover the same amount of material as traditional semester classes, so they are fast-paced.

Thirteen classes are being offered. Subjects range from American government and art appreciation to criminal law and psychology. All of the classes will transfer to any college or university.

To enroll, go to edgecombe.edu/programs/find-classes/holiday-break-classes/.

For students new to ECC who will begin classes in January, New Student Orientation is set for 9 a.m. Dec. 6 in the Fleming Building on the Tarboro campus and at 5 p.m. in Building AA on the Rocky Mount campus.

Spring semester classes begin Jan. 8. New programs include Supply Chain Management and Entrepreneurship.

The Supply Chain Management curriculum prepares students for career opportunities in distribution, transportation, warehousing, trucking operations, supply chain and manufacturing organizations.

Entrepreneurship will benefit students who want to start a small business or who want to grow as self-employed business owners. The program is strengthened through the resources of ECC’s Small Business Center.

Welding and a degree program in Surgical Technology also are among the college’s newest offerings.

Students in the Welding program develop industry-standard skills for welding and metalworking industries, construction, manufacturing and fabrication. A Duke Energy Foundation grant of nearly $250,000 has enabled the college to purchase new equipment, improve lighting and upgrade the welding lab, including the addition of twelve welding booths with state-of-the-art ventilation.

ECC developed the degree program in Surgical Technology in response to a national mandate that surgical technologists hold two-year associate degrees by 2020.

The College has offered a one-year diploma program in Surgical Technology for years. The new two-year degree program is available to students who already hold a diploma in the field.

Five classes are required for the degree, and they are all available online. Graduates will have an opportunity to sit for national certification.

The final day to register for spring classes is Jan. 5. Please visit edgecombe.edu or call 823-5166.