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Respiratory Therapy Program Receives Award Morehead City, N.C. (July 8, 2021) – On June 29, 2021, the Carteret Community College Respiratory Therapy program was awarded the Distinguished Registered Respiratory Therapist Credentialing Success Award from the Commission on Accreditation for Respiratory Care (CoARC). This award is presented as a continuing effort by CoARC to value the Registered Respiratory Therapist (RRT) credential as a standard of professional achievement. “It is an honor being in such a well-respected program with amazing teachers and students,” said current respiratory therapy student, Patrick Jones. “I’ve really enjoyed this program and the atmosphere set by my instructors. It feels like we are one big family helping each other to reach our goals.” CoARC views the RRT credential as a measure of a program’s success by inspiring its graduates to achieve their highest educational and professional...

Matthew Banko Named as Vice President of Finance & Administrative Services Morehead City, N.C. (July 6, 2021) – Carteret Community College has named Matthew T. Banko its Vice President of Finance and Administrative Services. Mr. Banko will begin work in this role on August 1, 2021. “Carteret Community College welcomes Mr. Matthew Banko as our new Vice President of Finance and Administrative Services,” said Carteret CC President, Dr. Tracy Mancini. “As a seasoned financial auditor and community college business officer with extensive experience in finance, budgeting, and accounting, Mr. Banko will serve our college well, particularly as we continue to grow and as we manage the distribution of state and federal relief funds to our students. We look forward to welcoming him on August 1.” Banko joins Carteret CC from Alamance Community College where he has over six...

FREE Tuition for Eligible 2021 High School Graduates at Carteret CC Morehead City, N.C. (June 14, 2021) – Carteret Community College will provide two years of free tuition for eligible 2021 high school graduates as part of the Longleaf Commitment Grant. An initiative announced on May 14, 2021 from the Governor’s office after historic drops in North Carolina’s higher education system in 2020. The statewide grant program is available at all 58 community colleges starting in the fall of 2021 with the goal of ensuring high school students do not fall out of the education pipeline. High school students may be eligible to receive this grant – not a loan – for tuition and fees toward a degree or to attain transfer credit. This opportunity will greatly benefit high school students with limited financial resources and who may...

Grand Opening of the North Carolina Military Business Center at Carteret CC Morehead City, N.C. (May 27, 2021) – Carteret Community College (Carteret CC) will host the grand opening of the North Carolina Military Business Center at Carteret CC (NCMBC) on June 8, 2021 at the Hospitality and Culinary Arts Center, 3915 Arendell Street, Morehead City. The celebration will be held from 9:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. with remarks from Carteret Community College President Dr. Tracy Mancini and U.S. Congressman Dr. Greg Murphy. “The NCMBC is an excellent complement to the College’s Small Business Center and other business support services,” said Dr. Mancini.  “We are proud to house this NCMBC on our campus and to serve as a hub for education, support, and access for local businesses that could benefit from government contracts in the many industries...

College Named As A Center of Excellence for Domestic Maritime Workforce Training and Education Morehead City, N.C. (May 24, 2021) – Carteret Community College (Carteret CC) was designated by the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Maritime Administration (MARAD) as a Center of Excellence for Domestic Maritime Workforce Training and Education (CoE) for 2021. The CoE designation recognizes community colleges and training institutions that prepare students for careers in our nation’s maritime industry. Carteret CC was one of 27 community colleges and training centers across the nation to receive this designation and one of only two North Carolina Community Colleges. The academic institutions are located in sixteen states and one U.S. territory. “Carteret Community College is thrilled to be recognized as a Center of Excellence for Domestic Maritime Workforce Training and Education (CoE) for 2021-2022,” said Dr. Tracy Mancini,...

Full Funding For All: All Students, All College Expenses Morehead City, N.C. (May 20, 2021) – Carteret CC received approximately $1.6 million in additional Higher Education Emergency Relief Funding (HEERF). ALL students are eligible to apply for HEERF funding upon enrollment in a degree and/or continuing education program. With student consent, funds can be applied to any portion of their cost of attendance including tuition, fees, books, uniforms, and supplies related to their program or course. Students can also apply for funds to help cover the cost of childcare, housing, transportation, and more. To be eligible: Students do not need to be TITLE IV eligible Students do not need to complete a FAFSA Students can be on Financial Aid Suspension Students can be enrolled in both seated and/or online courses Students can be enrolled in a degree program...

SkillsUSA Students Advance to Nationals Six Carteret Community College students competed in the North Carolina SkillsUSA Championship April 19-23 and won big! Students competed virtually in the Culinary Arts, Diesel Technology, Cosmetology, and Medical Math categories. “In response to the pandemic, all meetings, conferences, and competitions were held virtually,” said Bena Weires, Carteret CC’s SkillsUSA advisor. “We are very proud of these students for their perseverance and success during these challenging times.” Courtney DuMarce, a Carteret CC Cosmetology student placed first in the Secondary Cosmetology competition and will advance to the National SkillsUSA Championship on Monday, June 14th. Accompanying her first-place finish, DuMarce also received a prize package from Pivot Point, a professional beauty supply company. Also among first place winners was Ryan Avera, a Carteret CC Radiography student who won first place in the Medical Math Post-Secondary competition....

Carteret CC Offers Summer Camps to Middle and High School Students Morehead City, N.C. (May 11, 2021) – With summer right around the corner, Carteret Community College is looking to offer fun, educational opportunities to middle and high school students through summer camps. The camps are offered to two different age groups — ages 11-14 and 14-17.  All camps will be socially distanced and will follow COVID-19 protocols. “We are excited to offer another round of Carteret Community College Summer Camps,” said Dr. Maggie Brown, Vice President of Instruction and Student Services. “Our camps are an important engagement opportunity for younger students to be involved in fun learning activities and a way for these age groups to start forming a relationship with their community’s college.” The camps vary in topics and offer an introduction to several different educational...

Carteret Community College Holds Second Hiring Event Morehead City, N.C. (April 28, 2021) – Carteret Community College, in partnership with NC Works will hold a hiring event for Parker Offshore, a local boat manufacturer.  Those interested are invited to register for the event on Tuesday, May 4 from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Registration will take place on the college campus in the parking lot between the McGee Building and the Commerce Development Center at the Big Rock Career Center. Parker Offshore is a premier fiberglass boat manufacturer, located in Beaufort, and has immediate job openings for 40 fulltime employees including laminators, assemblers, patch and polish finishers, and maintenance. The company offers competitive salaries and benefit including medical, dental, vision insurance, 401K, and paid sick and vacation time. Parker Offshore has stood by its tradition for simplicity, strength, and seaworthiness...

Carteret CC, NCWorks and North Carolina Ferry Division Host Job Fair Morehead City, N.C. (April 16, 2021) –On April 28, 2021, Carteret Community College, NCWorks and the North Carolina Ferry System will hold a job fair. The job fair will take place at the new Big Rock Career Center, 3813 Arendell St. in Morehead City from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Some positions may be hired during the event. Applicants are invited to fill out applications and talk to representatives from the North Carolina Ferry Division. Staff will be onsite to answer any questions applicants may have. The Ferry System is looking to hire seasonal staff for the Cedar Island and Cherry Branch ferries, with the possibility of some positions leading to full-time. The following positions are available: Ferry Chief Engineer Ferry Crew Member I Ferry Crew Member II ...