Learning at CFCC


Cape Fear Community College is a comprehensive community college that offers education and training services through numerous (1) Technical/Vocational Curricula in such broad areas as health care, business, engineering technologies, computer sciences, architecture/construction/interior design, law enforcement and numerous other fields, (2) College Transfer/University Parallel studies in the freshman and sophomore years of baccalaureate programs, and (3) a host of Continuing Education programs that can be broadly clustered into such categories as Basic Skills (including Adult High School and GED, among other programs), Occupational Extension (custom-designed training related directly to the in-service training needs of various professions), and Community Services/Self-Supporting classes that may include a wide range of avocational interests.

The core of the College’s mission is world-class workforce development.

CFCC is one of fifty-eight institutions comprising the North Carolina Community College System. The North Carolina Community College System and its constituent institutions operate in accord with legislation enacted by the North Carolina General Assembly and as contained in Chapter 115D of the North Carolina General Statutes. Governance of Cape Fear Community College is further defined by policies, rules, and procedures as promulgated in accord with state and federal laws by the North Carolina State Board of Community Colleges, the Cape Fear Community College Board of Trustees, and College officials.

The service area of Cape Fear Community College includes New Hanover and Pender counties with a campus located in Wilmington, and a center in Burgaw. An additional North Campus opened in fall 2002 in the northern section of New Hanover County. In the spring of 2007 CFCC began offering classes at the Surf City Community Center. Several CFCC technical and vocational programs are unique to southeastern North Carolina and to the state as a whole, and the College therefore serves as a regional provider of workforce training. The number of different students annually enrolling at the College typically exceeds 26,000.