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Carteret Community College Archives

Industrial Education Center (1963-1968)

  • July 11, 1963 – A branch of the Goldsboro Industrial Education Center titled “Carteret County Unit of the Goldsboro Industrial Education Center” officially begins in Morehead City, NC, serving Carteret County with continuing education courses.
  • 1963 – A director (later to be named president), Henry J. McGee, Jr., retired U.S. Army major is hired. Diesel engine repair, fundamentals of basic carpentry, small boat design, construction and repair, and other curricula are added.

Carteret Technical Institute (1968-1979)

  • 1968 – Board of Trustees approved the name change from Carteret Industrial Education Center to Carteret Technical Institute (CTI).
  • November 7, 1968 – State Board of Education chartered Carteret Technical Institute as a member of the North Carolina Community College System (NCCCS).
  • 1972 – President Donald W. Bryant replaces former president of eight years, Henry J. McGee, Jr. as second president of Carteret Community College.
  • 1972 – Opening and dedication of McGee Building and Joslyn Hall auditorium.
  • 1974 – Initial accreditation by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) is granted.
  • 1976 – CTI Foundation is established.

Carteret Technical College (1979-1987)

  • 1979 – NCCCS changes Carteret Technical Institute to Carteret Technical College (CTC).
  • 1979 – CTC is reaffirmed by SACSCOC for ten more years.
  • 1981 – CTC is awarded $2.4 million in federal and state funds to construct Civic Center, Library, and Academic Support areas.
  • 1982 – CTC Foundation’s “Send Your Boat to College” Boat Donation/Resale program begins.
  • 1984 – Crystal Coast Civic Center opens.
  • 1984 – County Commissioners purchase land for Civic Center parking lot.
  • 1986 – CTC adds 3.9 acres of waterfront, increasing the campus to 21 acres.
  • 1987 – CTC granted $556,000 in state and county funds for new classroom building on western side of campus.

Carteret Community College (1987-Present)

  • 1987 – Carteret Technical College becomes Carteret Community College (CCC).
  • 1989 – CCC is reaffirmed by SACSCOC for ten more years.
  • 1989 – Howard Building opens.
  • 1989 – County purchases land and building for CCC Basic Law Enforcement Training (BLET) program.
  • 1993 – CCC Foundation receives Shackleford land donation and makes additional land purchase in Cape Carteret for a satellite location.
  • 1995 – Agreement signed with NC State University to build CMAST on CCC campus.
  • 1996 – BLET firing range opens in Newport, NC.
  • 1996 – Student Center and classroom building build on campus.
  • 1997 – New Associate in Science degree program approved.
  • 1999 – CCC is reaffirmed by SACSCOC or ten more years.
  • 1999 – President Dr. Joseph T. Barwick replaces former president of 26 years, Donald W. Bryant as third president of Carteret Community College.
  • 1999 – Aquaculture Technology and Therapeutic Massage programs begins.
  • 1999 – Signed partnership with Outboard Marine Corporation to provide industry training.
  • 2000 – CMAST opens. CCC Foundation raises $40,000 for science lab equipment.
  • 2000 – Associate in Fine Arts approved and Hotel and Restaurant Management program begins.
  • 2000 – Carteret County voters approve $6.8 million State Bond and $7.5 million Local Bond referendums for construction and renovation.
  • 2002 – Construction begins on Western Carteret Public Library and CCC Learning Center in Cape Carteret on property acquired by CCC Foundation.
  • 2002 – Computer labs open in Sea Level and Beaufort. Horticulture program begins.
  • 2003 – CCC Learning Center in Cape Carteret opens. CCC selected for Rural Community College Initiative.
  • 2004 – Wayne West Building and Marine Training and Education Center completed.
  • 2005 – Sonography and Associate Degree in Nursing programs begins.
  • 2009 – Dr. Kerry L. Youngblood replaces former president of 10 years, Dr. Joseph T. Barwick as fourth president of Carteret Community College.
  • 2010 – CCC is reaffirmed by SACSCOC for ten more years.
  • 2013 – CCC celebrates its 50th anniversary of providing student and community success.
  • 2015 – CCC successfully submits its first Fifth-Year Report for SACSCOC.
  • 2016 – NC Connect Bond is approved by voters, CCC to receive $2,674,685; County Commissioners approves funding for new Hospitality Building.
  • 2017 – Dr. John D. Hauser replaces former president of 8 years, Dr. Kerry L. Youngblood as fifth president of Carteret Community College.
  • 2018 – The College opens the county’s first Cooperative Innovative High School, the Marine Sciences & Technologies (MaST) Early College.
  • 2018 – The College receives approval to offer several new programs: Associate in Engineering, Automotive Systems Technology, Diesel & Heavy Equipment Technology, Horticulture Technology, and Welding Technology.
  • 2019 – The College receives approval to offer the Associate in Applied Sciences degree in Building Construction Technology.
  • 2020 – Dr. Tracy Mancini replaces former president of three years, Dr. John D. Hauser as the sixth president of Carteret Community College.
  • 2020 – Installation of recreational trail and living shoreline begins.
  • 2021 – Associate in Arts and Associate in Science Teacher Preparation Degree Programs approved.
  • 2021 – Hospitality and Culinary Arts Center and Big Rock Career Center opens.

*Last updated June 2021