Founded in 1963, Carteret Community College is one of 58 institutions comprising the N.C. Community College System. Located in Morehead City, N.C., the college lies on the shores of the beautiful Bogue Sound — part of the Atlantic Intercoastal Waterway.
Carteret Community College is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) to award associate degrees, diplomas, and certificates.
For questions regarding the accreditation of Carteret CC contact the Commission on Colleges at:
1866 Southern Lane,
Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097
or call 404-679-4500
NOTE: Inquiries regarding the programs and services of Carteret CC should be directed to the College directly; the Commission on Colleges should be contacted only for questions relating to the College’s accreditation.
In 2019, Carteret Community College underwent its decennial reaffirmation and in September 2020, the Commission on Colleges reaffirmed the College’s accreditation until 2030, requiring no additional reporting. The College’s next reaffirmation will take place in 2030.
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Carteret Community College serves and empowers our students and coastal community by providing high-quality education, workforce training, and lifelong enrichment in an innovative and inclusive learning environment.
Approved by the Board of Trustees November 9, 2021
The Carteret Community College Vision is based on the pursuit of excellence in four dimensions:
1 An Excellent Learning College
2 An Excellent Place to Work
3 An Excellent Resource for Workforce Development and Quality of Life
4 An Excellent Steward of the Public Trust
At Carteret Community College, we believe our purpose is to serve the citizens of Carteret County. To fulfill this purpose, we further believe our greatest assets are the people we employ. We the employees of Carteret Community College, united by common purpose, share these values:
Learning – Service – Quality – Innovation – Integrity – Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion – Teamwork – Commitment
Founded in 1963, Carteret Community College is one of 58 institutions comprising the N.C. Community College System. Located in Morehead City, N.C., the college lies on the shores of the beautiful Bogue Sound — part of the Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway.
In the early years, the college offered a limited number of vocational technical courses such as marine diesel, small engine repair, air conditioning and heating, and electrical. Today, the college features a wide range of educational, technical and vocational programs.
Students can pursue the following programs leading to a certificate, diploma or associate degree: Aquaculture, Basic Law Enforcement, Business Administration, Construction Trades, Cosmetology, Criminal Justice, Culinary Technology, Early Childhood Associate/Teacher Associate, Electrical/Electronics, Emergency Medical/Paramedic, Esthetics, Fine Arts, Firefighter Training, Information Systems, Internet Technologies, Hotel and Restaurant Management, Marine Propulsion, Office Systems Technology, Paralegal Technology, Photographic Technology, Therapeutic Massage, Welding, and a wide range of Health Science programs.
The college transfer curriculum is one of the most popular programs, and enables students to obtain an associate in arts or associate in science degree and transfer to a four-year institution. Additionally, the college offers a variety of Corporate and Community Education courses to provide general education opportunities for upgrading job skills, gaining certification, and satisfying personal interests. These courses are offered on a continual basis, and include several pre-licensing courses, computer applications, desktop publishing, First Aid/CPR, emergency medical technician certification, and a variety of Basic Skills courses such as English as a second language.
The student body consists of approximately 1,900 curriculum and 4,500 continuing education students, reflecting a rich diversity of age, income, ethnicity and educational background.
Accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges since 1974, the college has 151 full-time and 239 part-time employees who provide quality education, training, and support. Using innovative means of instruction and hybrid online courses, the college is committed to creating an accessible, positive learning environment.
As a central part of the community, the college also works closely with numerous community agencies such as the Chamber of Commerce, Carteret County Tourism Development Bureau Board and the Economic Development Council to encourage economic growth in the area. One of the college’s newest programs includes Hospitality Management training to support the area’s growing hospitality and tourism industry.