With over 26,500 students enrolling in classes every year, Cape Fear Community College is the fifth largest community college in the state and is a major economic development partner in southeastern North Carolina. CFCC is dedicated to providing world-class workforce training for the citizens of New Hanover and Pender counties.
Students can train for a new career in one of CFCC's technical programs or earn a two-year college transfer degree to continue their education at a four-year institution. CFCC also offers a wide variety of adult education and continuing education classes for lifelong learning.
CFCC offers customized employee training opportunities for businesses and industries planning to expand or relocate to the greater Wilmington area. Most recent training partnerships included such companies as Verizon Wireless and GE Hitachi.
For students seeking a new career, CFCC has over 60 technical degree programs in a wide range of areas which offer hands-on training guided by a team of experienced instructors. The local job market for CFCC graduates is excellent. CFCC’s most recent graduate placement rate was 98%.
Many of CFCC’s technical programs have won state and regional recognition for student achievements in a wide variety of areas. CFCC’s health care programs have garnered an outstanding reputation among the local health care community by earning a stunning 100% pass rate on their respective certification exams year after year.
In CFCC's very popular college transfer program, students can earn the first two years of a bachelor's degree at a fraction of the cost of attending a four-year college or university. Classes at CFCC are small compared to large four-year colleges, which gives faculty more time to focus on individual students. After successfully completing their two-year degree, CFCC graduates can transfer to most four-year colleges or universities in North Carolina.
CFCC also offers hundreds of continuing education courses as well. Free programs include basic skills, adult literacy, GED preparation, job skills preparation, adult high school and English as a second language. In the college's Center for Business, Industry and Government, low-cost classes are offered in computer training, construction, foreign languages, leadership and management. The B.I.G. Center even runs customized seminars and specialized for individual businesses. CFCC’s Small Business Center offers scores of free seminars for entrepreneurs and small businesses as well as free business counseling services.