Dec 06, 2023  
2017-2018 Student Handbook 
2017-2018 Student Handbook ARCHIVED PUBLICATION

2017-2018 Student Handbook

Deborah Lamm, President

Dear Students,

Whether students seek to improve job skills, transfer to a four-year institution, or complete a program in two years or less and enter the workforce, Edgecombe Community College provides the edge to help students succeed.

In the past year, our students have won first place awards at the national SkillsUSA Conference, top honors in the NASA/NC Space Grant High Altitude Balloon Competition, and numerous awards at the Phi Theta Kappa Carolinas Regional Convention. Enrollment at ECC offers students endless opportunities for success.

To further strengthen student achievement, Student Success Centers have been established on each campus. Among other services, staff coordinate advising, counseling, and tutoring sessions for students. The centers also can accommodate one-on-one private meetings, small group sessions, or larger seminars.

We are delighted that you have chosen Edgecombe as your educational home. Our faculty and staff will do all that they can to help you achieve your goals. Instructors are credentialed and experienced. Six percent of our instructors hold doctorate degrees, and 60 percent hold master’s degrees. All of our instructors are dedicated to making your classroom and extracurricular experiences as rewarding as possible.

This student handbook is the college’s way of ensuring that you have relevant information available to you as you navigate your way through college. Please become familiar with the policies and procedures that follow. An understanding of them will help you be successful at Edgecombe.

Have a wonderful year. I look forward to seeing you and to hearing about your accomplishments.





Deborah L. Lamm, Ed.D.


College Mission Statement

Edgecombe Community College is a comprehensive two-year institution dedicated to fulfilling the educational, training, and cultural needs of the communities we serve.

Student Services Purpose Statement and Goals

The Student Services Department is available to assist students in accomplishing their educational goals and fostering their academic, personal, and social development through opportunities for involvement.


  1. Provide a supportive and caring atmosphere so that students will experience satisfaction with our services.
  2. Empower students to be responsible, set goals, and be motivated to reach them.
  3. Provide accurate and timely information to our customers.
  4. Provide an atmosphere for personal and professional growth.

Equal Opportunity Statement

Edgecombe Community College is an equal opportunity institution. The college is fully committed to the principles and practices of equal employment and educational opportunity for all people. The college declares that it does not practice or condone discrimination in any form against applicants, students, or employees on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, gender, age, national origin, disability, political affiliation, or genetic information.


Edgecombe Community College is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award certificates, diplomas, and associate degrees. Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097, or call (404) 679-4500 for questions about the accreditation of Edgecombe Community College.

Students With Disabilities

The college recognizes its responsibility under Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 to provide equal access to education for students with disabilities. Support services are available to the hearing impaired, visually impaired, orthopedically handicapped, and learning disabled, as well as to students with other health impairments. Students who are in special need should contact the Student Services Department.

Documentation of a disability must be on file at the college before accommodations can be provided. Individuals who require reasonable accommodations for a disability should make this requirement known to the American Disabilities Act (ADA) counselor as soon as possible (preferably at least 30 days prior to the scheduled date for the program, service, or activity) so that the college has time to make appropriate arrangements. Individuals accompanied by a personal assistant while on campus must provide the ADA counselor with documentation that includes sufficient reasons for the assistance.

Handbook Changes

In publishing this handbook, Edgecombe Community College has striven to provide students with the most accurate information about the College and its policies. The handbook reflects information that was accurate through May 15, 2017.

The provisions of the handbook are not to be regarded as an irrevocable contract between students and Edgecombe Community College. The College reserves the right to make changes in the regulations, fees, and procedures announced in the publication. Every effort will be made to minimize the inconvenience such changes create for students.