Carteret Community College, founded in 1963, is located on the Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway in Morehead City, North Carolina. It provides more than 100 fields of study to choose from that lead to a certificate, diploma, or Associate’s Degree so students can obtain the skills needed to enter the workforce soon after graduation or apply to a four-year college or university and transfer their credits over.
Students have the option of attending classes full time on campus, entering the distance learning program, or combining the two into a hybrid course model. However, those interested in the distance learning should note that the program is available only to residents of North Carolina.
Students can work toward a certificate, diploma, or Associate’s Degree in a number of different following areas, including: Business Administration, Criminal Justice, Culinary Technology, Electrical/Electronics, Esthetics, Fine Arts, Information Systems, Therapeutic Massage, Therapeutic Recreation, Welding, and a wide range of Health Science programs. This list is just a short survey of the many offerings available.
Each field has a faculty member assigned to the department who works as an academic advisor to students. This faculty member helps students achieve their academic and career goals by directing them to the most beneficial courses as well as working with students to establish a schedule that fits with their schedule, whether they’re a part-time or full-time student.
The school has a vast range of topics in their Continuing Education program. There is the Adult High School program which is geared towards students who need or want to complete their high school education diplomas. People who need a certificate to advance their careers can enroll in a course or two, and others who are interested in enriching their lives with classes in the arts can apply as well. Community members who want to learn how to run their own small business or perhaps become a real estate broker should consider attending the classes here. Also, since North Carolina is famous for it’s boating, the Marine Trades are well represented in this program.
Most Popular Fields of Study
The school operates under an “open door” admissions policy, meaning it accepts all applicants who meet basic admissions requirements. Each applicant must be at least 18 years of age and have a high school equivalency.
General application requirements are as follows:
- Fill out an online application. At this time, you can meet with an academic and career planner at who will help you better identify your academic and career pursuits.
- Provide official high school transcripts, adult or high school GED, and all transcripts from colleges attended prior to seeking admission.
- Take the College Placement Test.
- Meet with the CAPS Center, Career and Planning Services. They help you determine academic and career pursuits during the admissions application process.
Once students are admitted they meet with a financial aid representative from the school. The representative works with you to find ways to finance your higher education, whether it’s through federal aid or department scholarships.
Students seeking admission are required to fill out the FAFSA, which determines their need as defined by federal aid requirements. This aid can come in the form of grants, low interest loans, or work-study opportunities.
Scholarships are available to students pending certain qualifications. They are typically based on academic achievement and improvement.
Another form of financial aid available are the Child Care Assistant programs. Funds are provided to student parents who are searching for funds to pay for childcare. This enables students with children to realize their educational pursuits.
The college has a strong commitment to providing the financial assistance to enable students to realize their academic and career dreams. Financial aid representatives work relentlessly to find ways for students to financed their higher education.
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Over 90% of the Carteret Community College student body is from North Carolina. Roughly half of students attend part-time, meaning most students are working while attending classes.
Students can get involved in a variety of organizations like horticulture club, interior design, and various honor societies. Athletic organizations include the Outdoor Recreation and Coastal Action, which strive to get students involved in outdoor activities. There is also a Surfing Team that caters to the large surfing community present in the school and in Morehead, North Carolina.
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The school is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS).
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