HCC AND EASTERN CAROLINA CHRISTIAN COLLEGE FORM
|Pictured are, from left, HCC President Dr.
Ervin V. Griffin, Sr., ECCC President Dr. Charles McCollum,
and Vice President of Instructional Services Dr. Joy Cooley.
Halifax Community College (HCC) has formed a
new partnership with Eastern Carolina Christian College (ECCC). A
formal agreement was approved by the HCC Board of Trustees on June
As part of the agreement, HCC will provide 44 hours of general
education courses to ECCC students. Courses will include English,
math, history, sociology, biology, physical science, psychology,
communications, physical education, and humanities. All courses are
college transfer classes and are approved by the University of North
Carolina Comprehensive Articulation Agreement. All faculty members
who teach the courses hold a master's degree in field or a master's
degree with 18 hours in field.
ECCC students will have full access to HCC's library and all
resources available to HCC students while enrolled in courses.
Students must meet course pre-requisite and placement requirements.
"We look forward to our collaboration and anticipate a productive
and positive experience for the students and the colleges," said HCC
President, Dr. Ervin V. Griffin, Sr. "We're glad they came to us. It
gives us an opportunity to have more students on campus."
Located in Roanoke Rapids, ECCC is seeking accreditation with the
Transnational Association of Christian Colleges and Schools, so the
partnership will assist in the process. "With this partnership, we
won't have to reinvent the wheel," said ECCC President, Dr. Charles
McCollum. "We want people to know that they have an official college
in town that will have the same accreditation as any other college."