For The Military

The College of Engineering and Technology offers a wide variety of programs for veterans, active-duty personnel, Department of Defense employees and their families, many of which are offered online. Designed to accommodate working professionals and the military, these degree programs offer maximum flexibility for students to be enrolled in academic programs while maintaining their personal and professional obligations.

These programs can help military personnel and defense department employees enhance their current careers or help them transition to jobs in the growing pharmaceutical, manufacturing, boat building and aviation sectors here in eastern North Carolina upon completion of military service. Information is available by contacting Amy Frank, director of community college and military outreach, at or at 252-328-9754.

Cherry Point

Select courses in industrial technology as well as industrial distribution and logistics are now being offered in a face-to-face setting at Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point. These courses will be taught in Cherry Point’s Jerry Marvel Training and Education Center, where ECU also staffs an office. For those interested in taking classes at Cherry Point, stop by our office, check out our website or contact Amy Frank, director of community college and military outreach, at or at 252-328-9754.

Bachelor of Science in Industrial Technology

High-tech jobs are everywhere, and ECU’s BSIT program offered through ECU’s Department of Technology Systems prepares professionals for roles that involve the management, operation and maintenance of complex technological systems. The program provides pathways for students who elect to complete an Associate in Applied Science (AAS) degree in an industrial or technical related field before completing their undergraduate degrees at ECU. Students receive up to 60 credits from their two-year AAS degrees toward their ECU BSIT degree, or more if they have four-year credits beyond the AAS. Students then complete the remaining requirements needed to earn their degrees from ECU.

The BSIT offers the following areas of concentration:

Military Waiver

Military students who do not have AAS degrees may qualify for admission to the BSIT program under our military AAS waiver option. The AAS waiver option allows students who have a minimum of 24 credit hours of American Council on Education (ACE) military credits in closely related disciplines to be admitted into the BSIT program and receive 24 credit hours of lower division core courses in the Department of Technology Systems. If the student has more than 24 credit hours of related ACE credit, then those extra credits fulfill the 14 credit hours of free electives.

Bachelor of Science in Industrial Distribution and Logistics

Industrial Distribution and Logistics (IDIS) represents professions concerned with the movement and delivery of goods throughout the world. In the College of Engineering and Technology, the IDIS program provides a unique combination of coursework, technology and hands-on learning to prepare students for successful careers in the supply chain arena. The BS-IDIS is a traditional degree program for freshmen and transfer students, and is offered both face-to-face and online. This option is ideal for military personnel and their families who move around a lot and often take undergraduate courses at multiple institutions, but do not meet the Associate of Applied Science (AAS) transfer criteria or the military waiver option of the BS in Industrial Technology (BSIT).

IDIS degrees at ECU are technology-based and integrate such things as Automatic Identification and Data Capture (AIDC), Warehousing Management Systems (WMS), Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) using SAP software platform, and other technologies. As a member of the SAP University Alliance, ECU has integrated enough SAP content into its curriculum that program graduates receive SAP endorsement certificates along with their ECU diplomas. The applied nature of the program and the technical know-how of graduates makes them very attractive to employers. Graduates find success in the manufacturing industry, wholesale distribution, e-commerce, business-to-business sales, transportation companies, international logistics, government and more.

Graduate Programs

Already have a degree? ECU offers master’s programs in technology management, occupational safety and network technology, all of which are available online.

Not ready for a full master’s degree? You can pursue a graduate certificate as a computer network professional, cybersecurity professional, Lean Six Sigma Black Belt or website developer.