Partnerships to extend ECU’s educational outreach

ECU leaders have signed agreements with Fayetteville State University, Wake Technical Community College, Martin Community College and Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point in recent weeks that will help students achieve their educational goals. 

The agreement with FSU is intended to promote graduate recruitment and education; undergraduate student engagement and collaboration; and research, public service and scholarship. It will develop pipelines linking FSU’s undergraduate students to ECU’s professional and graduate programs. 

The agreement with Wake Tech will allow face-to-face classes in ECU’s Bachelor of Science in industrial technology program on Wake Tech’s Southern Campus in Raleigh. 

ECU opened an office there in the fall, and faculty or adjunct faculty will begin teaching there this spring. Students with qualifying AAS degrees who enter ECU’s BSIT program with concentrations in architectural design or mechanical design will no longer need to commute to Greenville to complete a four-year degree. The courses will be taught at Wake Tech in the evenings to allow working students to attend. 

This is the program’s first co-location partnership with a community college and is designed to provide opportunities for employment and career growth to residents in Wake County and the Triangle. 

At MCAS Cherry Point near Havelock, ECU will teach face-to-face classes in industrial technology leading toward a bachelor’s degree, as well as distribution and logistics classes. 

The classes, offered through ECU’s Department of Technology Systems, will be available to active-duty personnel, reservists, eligible retired military personnel and Department of Defense employees. 

In Williamston, MCC students who complete an associate degree in business administration will be able to transfer seamlessly into ECU to complete a bachelor’s degree.