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NSF Grant Will Help Modernize ECC Manufacturing Programs

With the integration of artificial intelligence and advanced robotics in manufacturing, preparing our workforce to work with these technologies is critical. That’s why Edgecombe Community College is working to align its training programs with Industry 4.0, what many are calling the Fourth Industrial Revolution. The college recently received a National Science Foundation three-year grant of […]

Students Benefit from Mass Casualty Incident Simulation Training

More than 200 students, instructors, and area emergency medical personnel responded to multiple trauma scenarios through a Mass Casualty Incident (MCI) simulation event held October 21 on the Rocky Mount campus of Edgecombe Community College. The event was organized and directed by Adam Culbertson, fire and EMS coordinator at ECC. This marked the second MCI […]

Edgecombe Students Meet President Biden

Edgecombe Community College students were among those who met President Joe Biden and First Lady Dr. Jill Biden during the Bidens’ visit to Nash Community College on June 9. Their visit is part of the President’s Investing in America Tour. At Nash, the President and First Lady focused on connecting education to careers through workforce […]

ECC and UMO Sign Agribusiness Transfer Agreement

Edgecombe Community College agribusiness technology graduates have a new option available to continue their studies at the University of Mount Olive. ECC President Dr. Greg McLeod and UMO President Dr. Ed Croom have signed an agreement that will enable ECC agribusiness technology graduates to transfer to UMO to complete a BA or BS degree in […]

Student Flourishing in Manufacturing Program

After 25 years in manufacturing, Bonnie Bulluck decided it was time to strengthen her skills. She says she is learning and growing in the field through the Manufacturing Technology program at Edgecombe Community College. Bulluck, 43, has worked in manufacturing since graduating from SouthWest Edgecombe High School. “Manufacturing is the backbone of a lot of […]

Agribusiness Students Study Soil

Students in Edgecombe Community College’s Agribusiness Technology program recently learned about soil through the Mobile Soils Classroom trailer. A project of the NC Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services Division of Soil and Water Conservation, the initiative provides hands-on demonstrations in soil science, soil management, and conservation. Scott Kiser (right), director of the Edgecombe County […]

ECC Hosts Mass Casualty Incident Simulation Training

Edgecombe Community College paramedic and health sciences students responded to multiple trauma scenarios recently through a Mass Casualty Incident (MCI) simulation event on the Rocky Mount campus. Students were faced with multiple injuries and other emergency scenarios in the simulated hospital on the second floor of the Lamm Building and in the parking lot of […]

Students Learn about College and Career Options at ECC

Forty students from Edwards and Parker middle schools visited the Rocky Mount campus of Edgecombe Community College on October 4 for the annual Communities in Schools event. Students toured the campus, met with college instructors and staff, and learned about programs in Criminal Justice, Emergency Medical Science, Health Information Technology, Radiography, Respiratory Therapy, and Surgical […]

Edgecombe-Martin EMC Supports Electrical Students

Leaders at Edgecombe-Martin County Electric Membership Corporation recently presented $1,000 to Edgecombe Community College to support student scholarships in the Electrical Systems Technology program. Edgecombe-Martin EMC provides two $500 scholarships to the college annually. From left are Edgecombe-Martin EMC officials Eddie Stocks, vice president of member and industrial development, and Winston Howell, chief executive officer […]

Student Pursuing Highest Electrician Credential

Jacob Anderson, a student in the Electrical Systems Technology program at Edgecombe Community College, has set a high mark for himself. He is studying toward an unlimited license, the highest credential for electricians and one that has become uncommon. According to Doug Parrish, department chair of Industrial and Technical Trades at ECC, “There are only […]