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Student Resources

Student Accounts

To activate your student account, reset your password or retrieve your username, please visit College of The Albemarle’s (COA) password manager.

Once you have set your password, you can log into the following resources — all with the same username and password:

*New students will have access to MyCourses one week before the start of their class.

Student Resources

COA is committed to ensuring that you have the necessary support during this time. Visit the Aviso Resource Guide for a list of resources/services to address a variety of concerns including mental health, food insecurity and public assistance.

Additional Resources

Virtual Job Shadow is a career exploration and video-based career planning platform that is free to COA students.

How to Create an Account

  1. Visit the Virtual Job Shadow website
  2. Select “College of The Albemarle – Portal” and then choose the “New Account” link in the uppermost menu
  3. Enter your login username: your email address
  4. Create a password
  5. Enter your name
  6. After you submit your account information, check the confirmation email sent to your email address

The Student Assistance Program is a college-sponsored benefit that offers the support and resources you need to address personal or school-related challenges and concerns. It’s confidential and free to you and your household family members.

Whatever you need, we’re here to help.

  • Assessment and counseling
  • Legal services
  • Financial services
  • Online and confidential

Access Services

Immediate help is available by calling 800-633-3353. You can also visit and log in:

  1. Select “My Portal Login,” then the “Work-Life” option
  2. Enter username “coacares4u”
  3. Use password “guest”

COA Cares is a program created in partnership with the COA community. We provide support and resources to help ensure success on your path to graduation and as you enter the workforce or transfer to a four-year institution.

COA Cares helps by:

  • Maintaining on-site food pantries accessible at all four COA locations
  • Providing a Career Closet with clothes for interviews and other employment needs
  • Offering free school supplies
  • Providing funds for certain financial emergencies
  • Coordinating internal and external referral services

Learn more and apply for funding.

Questions? Email [email protected]

We may be able to help with your childcare expenses!

Do the following apply to you?

  • A current COA Student enrolled in at least 6 credit hours, with on seated class
  • North Carolina resident or in the state due to military affiliation
  • Minimum GPA 2.0

If so, please reach out to find out more!

*Preference given to full-time students who demonstrate financial need.

It is strongly recommended that you have already completed your 2024-2025 FAFSA.

For more information, contact:

Bowe, Dannette

Student Support Services Coordinator

COA – Elizabeth City: AE 127

252-335-0821 ext. 2218

[email protected]

Safety and Security

Here you will find a link to the Campus Location list and Campus Location Maps.

Each map has a layout of the corresponding campus and designated evacuation areas.

Campus Location and Campus Location Maps

COA – Dare COA – Edenton-Chowan COA – Elizabeth City COA – Currituck
Dean: 252-473-2264 ext. 7020

Security Desk: 252-473-2264 ext. 7509

Security (mobile): 252-216-6354

Security Desk: 252-482-7900 ext. 6009

Security (mobile): 252-722-2429

Switchboard: 252-335-0821 ext. 0

Director of Security: 252-335-0821 ext. 2228

Security Desk: 252-335-0821 ext. 2348

Security (mobile): 252-312-3905

Security Desk: 252-453-3035 ext. 8109

Security (mobile): 252-435-7804

In the event of a medical emergency, call the emergency phone numbers listed above. If the victim is unconscious, call 911 and notify local campus administrators.