University Connections


University Connections is a great way to earn a bachelor's degree without leaving Craven County!

Craven Community College has joined forces with East Carolina University and North Carolina State University (NCSU) to provide students with access to dual (associate's and bachelor's) degrees.

East Carolina University

The University Connections initiative is headquartered at Craven's Institute of Aeronautical Technology in Havelock. As part of the initiative, representatives from both ECU and NCSU are housed on-site to help with advising.

ECU's State Employees Credit Union (SECU) Partnership East Office (for teacher education programs) is located in the Business and Information Technology Building at the New Bern campus.

Students who complete their associate's degrees at Craven are able to continue their studies in one of 17 program areas, including business, communication, health information, industrial technology, early childhood education and nursing.

At least six of the 17 programs can be finished completely online, while others, such as the associate's degree to bachelor's degree in nursing, will require some on-campus instruction or on-site clinical or practical experience.

ECU Undergraduate Degree Completion Programs

Business - BSBA

Communication - BS

Education - BS


Health Services Management - BS

Hospitality Management - BS

Industrial Distribution and Logistics - BS

Industrial Technology - BS

Information Technologies - BSBE

Registered Nurse/Bachelor of Science in Nursing (RN/BSN)


ECU's State Employees Credit Union (SECU) Partnership East office is located in the Business and Information Technology Building at the New Bern campus. Call (252) 638-6492.

Contact Information

Anne B. Faulkenberry
Coordinator, Coastal Consortium
New Bern Campus BIT Building (H) Room 116-D

Contact Information

Jeff Netznik
ECU Associate Director for Military Outreach
Havelock Campus -  Redd (305) 101-D
(252) 444-1043

North Carolina State University - Havelock

The NCSU offers an Engineering program and the Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering (BSE) program is offered completely at the Havelock Campus of Craven Community College.

Contact Information

Dr. Bill Fortney
Director, BSE Program
Havelock Campus
(252) 514-5956