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College Transfer students between classes.

College Transfer Track

The College Transfer track is for students who plan to transfer to a four-year institution when they complete their studies at CFCC. Students graduating from the Transfer programs are awarded an Associate in Arts (AA), Associate in Science (AS), or Associate in Fine Arts (AFA) degree. For more information, visit the College Transfer Program web page.

Health Sciences students work with specialized training equipment.

Health Sciences Track

CFCC offers 12 health science programs from which to choose. Students interested in nursing, dental assisting, dental hygiene, occupational therapy, pharmacy technology, phlebotomy, radiography, sonography, or surgical technology are awarded an Associate in Applied Science (AAS). These programs are selective enrollment and have additional admissions criteria and include a math requirement.

Honors Program

Honors Program

The honors program is designed to offer high achieving and highly motivated students a unique educational opportunity that will challenge them to expand their experience at Cape Fear Community College.

A vocational Student studying Film and Video Production

Vocational/Technical Track

The Vocational/Technical track is for students who complete coursework leading to a broad range of vocational and technical careers. Students graduating from the Vocational/Technical programs are awarded an Associate in Applied Science (AAS), Associate in General Education (AGE), Diploma, or Certificate. For more information on the various programs offered, visit the Academic Department web page and learn more about each of the programs offered.

Special or visiting students

Special Credit or Visiting Student

A Special Credit student is a part-time student taking class(es) to transfer back to a home institution or for personal interest. These students must satisfy any pre-requisites with placement testing or official post-secondary transcripts. Financial aid benefits are not available for Special Credit students.

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CCP Dual Enrollment for High School Students

The Career and College Promise program is designated specifically for current high school students and offers three pathways designed to give motivated high school students a head start on college and career training. Pathways include Career Technical, College Transfer, and Cooperative Innovative High School (Early College).

International Students

International Student

CFCC does not issue the necessary document (I-20) to obtain the F, J, or M student visas. Most visas are acceptable for admission with the exception of tourist visas, B1 and B2. Official transcripts of high school and all colleges attended must be submitted for admission to most programs. All transcripts must be translated and evaluated. Contact the Director of Admissions at Jeremy Gibbons for more information.


All applicants (with the exception of Career and College Promise applicants) must complete a Residency Determination request to determine your tuition status (in state or out of state) prior to completing and submitting an Admissions application. Documentation may be required during this process. View Tips for Completing Your Residency Determination for a list of information that may be required to submit the Residency Determination. Please have this information on hand prior to starting your Residency Determination.

Complete Your Residency Application.