Archive for August, 2019

Pirate Promise Agreement Signed Between CFCC and ECU

Wednesday, August 28th, 2019

ECU Student Center

Wilmington, NC – On Tuesday, August 27, 2019, East Carolina University Interim Chancellor Dan Gerlach and Cape Fear Community College President Jim Morton signed the Pirate Promise Agreement at Cape Fear Community College. This co-admission agreement is designed to advance transfer student access and success through a collaborative baccalaureate degree.

The agreement guarantees Cape Fear Community College students admission to East Carolina University based on the following criteria:

  • The student is enrolled in an Early College, Career and College Promise program, or is in his/her first year of enrollment prior to applying for the Pirate Promise
  • The student has completed the Pirate Promise application
  • The student is committed to full-time status (a minimum of 12 semester hours) at CFCC unless the student is enrolled in an Early College or Career and College Promise program.
  • The student completes degree requirements for an Associate in Science, Associate in Arts, Associate in Fine Arts, Associate in Engineering, Associate in Applied Science in Early Childhood Education, or an Associate in Applied Science (AAS) for the Bachelor of Science in Industrial Technology or a Bachelor of Science in Construction Management programs.
  • The student must submit an ECU admissions application, provide supplemental documents, and meet admissions requirements as stated in the ECU Undergraduate Catalog.

Students enrolled in Pirate Promise will benefit from guaranteed admission, joint academic advising, financial aid counseling and scholarship opportunities, a waived ECU application fee, access to ECU libraries and transit, and more.

“We are excited to strengthen our partnership with ECU and to improve our co-admissions process,” said Jim Morton, CFCC president. “This a wonderful commitment from ECU. Students who successfully complete this program will be guaranteed admission.”

“Cape Fear Community College has a great reputation throughout the state,” said Interim Chancellor Dan Gerlach. “ECU will be a great next step for graduates of Cape Fear Community College.”

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Fall 2019-20 Work Study Positions

Tuesday, August 20th, 2019

Welcome back to campus! We hope your fall semester is off to a great start!

If you are making Satisfactory Academic Progress, have submitted a FAFSA for the 2019-20 school year and are enrolled in at least 6 credit hours, you are eligible to apply for CFCC Work-Study positions. We have 37 opportunities available for you to make $10/ hour, without leaving campus!

If interested, please see instructions on how and where to apply.

Questions? Please call or send an email to Career Development Services!. Thanks, CFCC Career Development Services 910-362-7047.

Cape Fear Community College Selected as 2019 Power Partner Winner by Duke Energy

Tuesday, August 6th, 2019

From left to right are Duke Energy Lead Engineer Don Hamilton, CFCC President Jim Morton, Duke Energy Account Executive Wilson Hudspeth, and CFCC Dean of Continuing Education John Downing.

WILMINGTON, NC – Cape Fear Community College is pleased to announce its recent recognition from Duke Energy as a 2019 Power Partner Winner. On July 29, preceding the College’s meeting with the Electrical Lineworker Advisory Board — of which Duke Energy is an active member — Duke Energy presented CFCC with the 2019 Power Partner Winner award.

During Hurricane Florence last September, CFCC allowed Duke Energy to establish a 2500-person staging area at the College’s North Campus in Castle Hayne. “With floodwaters impeding travel and gas shortages anticipated, a difficult restoration effort was more manageable thanks to Duke Energy’s valued partnership with Cape Fear Community College,” said Duke Energy VP of Customer Delivery, Rufus Jackson.

Jackson added “supporting storm restoration efforts is just the latest evidence of the strong partnership with Cape Fear Community College. Over the years, we have seen this partnership flourish with CFCC working with Duke Energy to develop and deliver a lineman training program and host various energy-efficient workshops.”

Duke Energy played an instrumental role in the launch of the Electrical Lineworker Training program with the $200,000 Apprenticeship grant. The College continues to rely on Duke Energy’s insight for the future developments of the program. Recently, the College implemented the CAST TEST which Duke Energy uses as part of their hiring process. The assessment is known to eliminate 50% of applicants. CFCC, by adding this assessment to the program’s curricula, offers Duke Energy tested, qualified applicants. The program has the highest pass rate of any college in the state coming in at 97%.

“We are extremely grateful for this commendable recognition,” said CFCC President Jim Morton. “The growth of this continued partnership is an exciting prospect for the future development of not only Cape Fear Community College, but coastal North Carolina as a whole.”

Duke Energy staging plans at Cape Fear Community College North Campus

Duke Energy staging plans at Cape Fear Community College North Campus. Photo courtesy of Duke Energy.

Drone shot of Duke Energy at Cape Fear Community College North Campus

Drone shot of Duke Energy at Cape Fear Community College North Campus. Photo courtesy of Duke Energy.