Archive for June, 2019

Dual Enrollment Nurse Aide Registration

Tuesday, June 18th, 2019

Nurse Aide Class

Are you a high school student who wants to get a head start on your career in healthcare? Sign up for the Career & College Promise CFCC Nurse Aide program!

Registration and orientation will be held June 27th from 1-3 p.m. in the L building, room L-305. Campus map: https://cfcc.edu/maps-directions/wilmington-campus-map/

The following documents are required for registration:

1) Copy of the student’s current High School Transcript
2) Valid photo ID such as a Driver’s License or Passport
3) Social Security Card

For further information please email cmcliverty@cfcc.edu or visit cfcc.edu/na.

CFCC Electrical Lineworker Program Celebrates One Year

Thursday, June 13th, 2019

electrical lineworker program nc

A year since its launch, the Cape Fear Community College Electrical Lineworker Training program graduated its fourth class this Tuesday. Thirty-three students graduated, bringing the total number of graduates to 113.

Following the ceremony, the graduates participated in interviews with employers. Present were MasTec Utility Services, Duke Energy, Pike Electric, Utility Lines Construction Services, Volt Power, LLC, Primoris Services Corporation, Lee Electrical Construction, and River City.

John Downing, CFCC Dean of Continuing Education, recognized outstanding employer partnerships during the ceremony. The first recognized was MasTec Utility Services. MasTec has hired over 50 percent of the graduates of the Electrical Lineworker training program. “MasTec has been generous in helping us expand our underground training program by providing an excavator which the students practiced on and other materials that enabled the students to learn how to work with underground cables,” said Downing.

Other employers recognized were River City Electric, who donated the school’s first bucket truck and Duke Energy, who was instrumental in the launch of this program with the Duke Energy Apprenticeship Grant. The grant provided $200,000 to start the program and has supplied students a $250 boot allowance and a $185 tuition reimbursement.

“The demand for employees in this industry was created by two factors. First, a need to modify the grid and second, the number of aging lineman that are retiring out of the existing workforce. This created the perfect situation that is the demand for electrical lineworkers in this industry,” said Downing. “The true test of any training program is if the employers will hire your graduates. We have graduated 113 students and so far every student has had at least one job offer for employment. This program attracts students from all over North Carolina, the United States, and veterans from several military bases. This program’s success is based entirely on our cooperation with employers like MasTec, Duke Energy, Pike Electric, VOLT Power, River City Electric, Four County Electric Membership Corporation, among others.”

The 10-week Electrical Lineworker Training program prepares students for a career as an electrical lineman. The program teaches students to set and climb poles; install cross arms, hardware, lines, and transformers; use tools and equipment of the trade through field experience; overhead and underground construction practices; electric theory and practice; and commercial driving.

To learn more about the Electrical Lineworker Training program, visit cfcc.edu/workforce/lineman.

CFCC Designated 2019 Military Spouse Friendly® School

Wednesday, June 12th, 2019

Military Spouse Friendly School

In addition to its existing 2019-20 Top Ten Military Friendly® School designation, Cape Fear Community College has earned the 2019-20 Military Spouse Friendly® School designation by VIQTORY, a service-disabled, veteran-owned business, that recognizes higher education institutions that provide the best opportunities for veterans and their families with the Military Friendly® Schools list.

Each year, VIQTORY recognizes higher education institutions that recruit spouses of active duty service members and promote student retention, career development policies, and programs that acknowledge and support the challenges of military life.

VIQTORY awarded CFCC the designation based on an evaluation of the school’s admissions, retention, career counseling, and mentoring programs, and the processes in place for addressing the challenges of military spouses and families through flexible academic opportunities and degree continuation to accommodate deployments and relocations.

“We are honored to achieve this designation and will continue to uphold the standard for our veterans and their families,” said CFCC Director of Veterans Affairs Ray Charfauros. “We take pride in the success of not only veterans but their families, too. We are thankful for the spouses who provide the support and strength our veterans need to look past the adversity before them and accomplish their mission.”

Just this year, Cape Fear Community College launched a 100% Online Military Associate’s Degree program designed specifically for military spouses, military service members, and veterans.

To learn more about veteran resources at CFCC, visit http://cfcc.edu/veterans/. To learn more about the 100% Online Military Associate’s Degree program, visit http://cfcc.edu/online-associates-military/.

 

Community Raises over $291,000 to Benefit Cape Fear Community College Students

Thursday, June 6th, 2019

Gift of Education

CFCC Dental Hygiene Student, Kristen Wilkerson (right), receives a scholarship check from Jim Morton, CFCC president, and Betty Lanier, Gift of Education event chairperson. 

The Cape Fear Community College Foundation held its 14th annual Gift of Education event on May 16, 2019, and raised over $291,000 to help deserving students achieve their educational goals.

“The event was a tremendous success,” said Foundation Executive Director, Veronica Godwin. “It’s amazing how many community members came out to support our students and invest in their educations. These gifts are truly life-changing.”

More than 430 guests attended the breakfast and lunch events. They heard the stories of three Cape Fear Community College students who have directly benefited from the generosity of donor-sponsored scholarship — dental hygiene student Kristen Wilkerson, college transfer student James Jones, and recent CFCC graduate and Women’s Sea Devil Basketball National Semifinalist Tracey Kemp. Wilkerson and Jones were surprised at the event with scholarships to help them in their final year at Cape Fear Community College.

The Gift of Education is held annually and serves as the Cape Fear Community College Foundation’s largest fundraising event. Proceeds from the event are used for student scholarships and program support.

“The Gift of Education gives our community the unique opportunity to see the difference scholarships can make,” said CFCC President Mr. Jim Morton. “It’s so touching to hear the stories of these students whose lives have been forever impacted by the kindness and generosity of our donors. Cape Fear Community College has tremendous support from our community.”

Contributions to the Gift of Education can still be made online at cfcc.edu/foundation, by calling 910-362-7207, by mail to 411 N. Front Street, Wilmington, NC 28401, or in person at the Cape Fear Community College Union Station building in downtown Wilmington. Individuals interested in creating an annual or endowed scholarship are encouraged to contact the CFCC Foundation at 910-362-7207.

FAFSA Night

Wednesday, June 5th, 2019
FAFSA Nights
Need assistance with your Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) for the 2019-20 academic year? The CFCC Financial Aid Office is here to help!
Note: Assistance for Spanish-speaking students will be offered at both events.
 
There are two FAFSA Nights scheduled in July:
Monday, July 22, 2019 
5:00 to 7:00 p.m.
Wilmington Campus
Union Station – Room #212
Parking is available at the CFCC Nutt Street Parking Deck 
Wednesday, July 24, 2019
5:00 to 7:00 p.m.
North Campus
McKeithan Center – Room #304
Parking is available on either side of the McKeithan Center building
What you’ll need to bring:
  • (If obtained) FSA username and password
  • 2017 tax information
  • If under 24-years-old, bring a parent or guardian with you