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Programs and Courses

Basic Skills courses at CFCC

Basic Skills

Adult education and literacy programs that assist students in obtaining knowledge and skills necessary for further education and work: GED® and Adult Basic Education (ABE),  ABE Essentials, Adult High School (AHS), English as a Second Language (ESL).


Certification and Re-certification

Certification and Credentialing Courses

The CFCC Continuing Education Department offers (several) courses that provide state and national credentials. Students in Auto Control Inspections, Auto OBD Emissions, Aviation, Barbering, EMS, Insurance Licensing, Medical Coding, Nurse Aides, Substance Abuse Counseling and other courses must prove competency in their specific disciplines. Classroom discussions, hands-on practices, intermittent and end-of-course evaluations precede the required credentialing authority’s examination. Successful completions are documented by CFCC instructors who are themselves credentialed and authorized to teach specific subject content.  Professional licensure and certification programs are some of the most popular units of instruction provided by the CFCC Continuing Education Department.


Corporate and Continuing Education

Corporate & Continuing Education

CFCC provides training in many areas through its Continuing Education Departmental Programs.  Classes are held at the Wilmington downtown campus and at other locations throughout New Hanover and Pender counties.  Most classes prepare individuals for employment or upgrade the skills of workers already employed.


ed2go courses from CFCC

Ed2Go

The Continuing Education Department of Cape Fear Community College offers a variety of non-credit, instructor-led classes over the Internet. Each course runs for 6 weeks and consists of 12 lessons, supplemented by interactive quizzes, assignments, tutorials, and online discussions available via the World Wide Web.


Employability skills courses at CFCC

Employability Skills

Looking for Employment? Need ideas on how to better market yourself? Check out the Human Resources Development (HRD) program. We offer a variety of classes including employability skills, financial literacy, basic computer skills, developing your own LinkedIn profile and resume writing. Also, if you are unemployed or underemployed the registration fee is waived. Check out the best value in town!


Fire Rescue and Management Training

Fire, Rescue & Emergency Management

Are you a firefighter who needs training, or are you interested in becoming a firefighter? Our fire training division offers fire and rescue training classes at fire departments in New Hanover and Pender counties. Classes to provide NC Firefighter Certification (through the NC Fire & Rescue Commission), courses for re-certifications, and courses in the latest technology are offered locally on a regular basis.


Medical Coding Program

Medical Billing and Coding Program

This course is designed to teach fundamental coding skills for an outpatient physician setting and prepare the student to take the AAPC CPC® exam for a career in medical coding.


Leisure / Recreational Courses

Recreational and Leisure Classes

We offer a variety of Self-Support (Leisure/Recreational) classes aimed to enhance, promote and maintain a healthy and more active lifestyle. These courses include a range of introductory and intermediate instructions in recreation skills and activities.


Continuing Education for Pender County.

Pender County Continuing Education Programs

Whether you want to train for a job or take classes that enrich your life, Cape Fear Community College in Pender County has something for you. The Burgaw Center offers a variety of courses for job training and personal enrichment – the opportunity to learn for a lifetime. Many new courses are being added each semester. Excitement is rising as plans are completed and dates are set to break ground for the first building on CFCC’s Alston Burke Campus in Surf City. Currently, a variety of classes are offered at the Surf City Community Center and other locations in eastern Pender County. For more information, call (910) 362-7900.


Public Health and Safety Courses

Public Health & Safety Division

CFCC Public Health and Safety Division programs consist of health and safety-related courses designed to train, re-train, and provide continuing education for students who are entering the workforce, or who are currently employed in the workforce.  Major programs include Defensive Driving/Motorcycle Rider, Emergency Medical Services, In-Service Law Enforcement, and Nurse Aide/Personal and Home Care Aide.


Cape Fear Community College: Small Business Center

Small Business Center

The Small Business Center is a provider of education, high-quality/low-cost training, and referrals developed to increase the success rate and number of viable small businesses in Pender and New Hanover County.


Teacher and Paraprofessional Courses

Teacher & Para Educator

New Hanover and Pender counties’ teachers, active and retired, and paraprofessionals (teaching assistants, substitutes) may register for short courses. Continuing Education Units (CEUs) are provided for recertification and No Child Left Behind course requirements. Principals may also contact the CFCC Occupation Extension Office if they would like to customize afternoon or Saturday courses for eight or more staff members to be taught at a school site.




Wilmington Campus
411 North Front Street
Wilmington, NC 28401

North Campus
4500 Blue Clay Road
Castle Hayne, NC 28429

Burgaw Center
100 East Industrial Drive
Burgaw, NC 28425

Hours of Operation
Monday-Friday: 8:00am to 5:00pm

Accessibility Services

Cape Fear Community College does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, religion, political affiliation or age.