A Message from the President

If this is your first semester at Carteret Community College, welcome to one of the best experiences in your life. If you are a returning student, welcome back!

Iím new here as well, and I am excited about the work youíre doing and the chance we have to create your success.

With our nation's economic recovery underway, it's a perfect time for honing your job skills and enhancing your educational future


If you are a new student, I want to commend your decision. Not only are you receiving high-quality education and training while accessing current technology, but you are doing it all at a fraction of the cost of attending a big university. Plus, living in the area, you can fully enjoy the Crystal Coastís great quality of life and continue to be a positive force in our local economy

During the past 46 years, the college has grown and changed periodically to reflect the needs of our community. Our highly qualified teachers make available training in technical trades along with first rate coursework that will transfer to numerous universities in NC. We provide instruction in traditional technical fields as well as in several of the areaís newest occupations.

From creating a paramedic program to developing courses that support our number one industry in hospitality and tourism, we are committed to helping you meet your goals.

Our job is to help people. That's why CCC exists. If we aren't helping you, let me know, and we'll see what we can do to increase your chances for success. You have my personal commitment that we will do everything possible to help you succeed.

Kerry L. Youngblood, Ph.D.