Oct 22, 2019  
2016-2017 Catalog 
    
2016-2017 Catalog [ARCHIVED PUBLICATION]

Curriculum Programs: Degrees, Diplomas, and Certificates



Purpose of Curriculum Instruction

In accord with the college’s stated mission, it is the purpose of curriculum instruction to prepare graduates for employment as skilled and productive members of the workforce and for continued academic success in their pursuit of further study.

Goals

  • To provide an academic advising system that assists all students in setting and achieving appropriate academic goals.
  • To require all students to demonstrate an appropriate level of reading, writing, and mathematics skill prior to taking college level courses.
  • To require all graduates, as appropriate for each degree, diploma, or certificate program, to develop the following:
    • Communication Skills (reading, writing, listening, and speaking)
    • Mathematics Reasoning Skills
    • Technological Skills
    • Critical Thinking Skills
    • Global and Cultural Awareness
    • Sustainability
  • To require all degree graduates, as appropriate to each degree program, to further demonstrate competencies in the following areas:
    • Humanities/Fine Arts
    • Sciences
    • Social Sciences
  • To meet and/or exceed all North Carolina Community College System performance standards for curriculum programs.

Options for Program Completion

Students enrolled in curriculum courses at ECC can choose one of these options for program completion: the associate degree, the vocational diploma, or the certificate.

Associate Degree Programs

Associate degree programs prepare student to enter the workplace immediately upon graduation and/or to continue their education at a four (4) year institution. Full-time students can generally complete associate degree programs in two (2) years. The college offers four degree programs: the Associate in Applied Science (A.A.S.), the Associate in Arts degree (A.A.), the Associate in General Education (A.G.E.), and the Associate in Science degree (A.S.).

A high school diploma or its equivalent is required for admission into associate degree programs. Students take placement assessments in math, reading, computers, biology, and English before beginning their studies and may need to take developmental courses in those subjects if their scores so indicate. Developmental courses do not count toward the number of course credits required for graduation.

Diploma Programs

Vocational programs are primarily for those who wish to enter a trade immediately after graduation and can generally be completed in three semesters on a full-time basis. In some curriculum areas, diploma programs are the equivalent of the first three (3) semesters of the associate degree program, and courses earned in completing the diploma count toward the associate degree. Students must have a high school diploma or its equivalent to be admitted to any of the diploma programs.

Certificate Programs

Certificate programs train men and women for immediate employment and can generally be completed in one (1) or two (2) semesters on a full-time or part-time basis. In some curriculum areas, the courses earned in completing the certificate program count toward the diploma and/or associate degree outlined in the catalog.

College Transfer

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Associate in Arts

Associate in General Education

Associate in Science

Accounting

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Associate in Applied Science

Diploma

Certificate

Automotive Systems Technology

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Diploma

Certificate

Barbering

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Diploma

Biotechnology

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Associate in Applied Science

Business Administration

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Associate in Applied Science

Diploma

Certificate

Collision Repair & Refinishing Technology

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Associate in Applied Science

Diploma

Certificate

Computed Tomography

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Certificate

Cosmetology

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Diploma

Cosmetology Instructor

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Certificate

Criminal Justice Technology

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Associate in Applied Science

Certificate

Dental Assisting

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Diploma

Dental Hygiene

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Diploma

Early Childhood Education

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Associate in Applied Science

Diploma

Certificate

Electrical Systems Technology

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Diploma

Certificate

Esthetics Instructor

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Certificate

Esthetics Technology

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Certificate

Facility Maintenance Worker

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Diploma

Certificate

Funeral Service Education - North Carolina Funeral Director

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Diploma

General Occupational Technology

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Associate in Applied Science

Diploma

Certificate

Geospatial Technology

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Associate in Applied Science

Certificate

Global Logistics & Distribution Management

Certificate

Health Information Technology

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Associate in Applied Science

Diploma

Certificate

Healthcare Management Technology

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Associate in Applied Science

Historic Preservation Technology

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Associate in Applied Science

Diploma

Certificate

Human Services Technology

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Associate in Applied Science

Certificate

Hunting & Shooting Sports Management

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Associate in Applied Science

Diploma

Certificate

Industrial Systems Technology

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Certificate

Information Technology

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Associate in Applied Science

Diploma

Certificate

Lateral Entry Teaching

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Certificate

Magnetic Resonance Imaging Technology

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Diploma

Manicuring Instructor

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Certificate

Manicuring/Nail Technology

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Certificate

Manufacturing Technology

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Associate in Applied Science

Certificate

Mechanical Drafting Technology

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Certificate

Medical Assisting

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Associate in Applied Science

Medical Office Administration

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Associate in Applied Science

Certificate

Nurse Aide I

Certificate

Nursing - Associate Degree

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Associate in Applied Science

Nursing - Practical

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Diploma

Office Administration

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Associate in Applied Science

Certificate

Radiography

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Associate in Applied Science

Respiratory Therapy

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Associate in Applied Science

School Age Education

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Associate in Applied Science

Diploma

Certificate

Surgical Technology

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Diploma

Therapeutic & Diagnostic Services: Nurse Aide

Diploma

Certificate