Programs and Courses
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).
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
The CFCC Kids’ College will provide multi-sensory continuing education for vacationing students in grades K through 12. Our special 2013 focus is Heritage Arts. Instructional designs and lesson plans reflect age and grade specific topics that are in conjunction with North Carolina’s Arts Curricula, and Performing Arts standards. Hands-on learning will focus fun and memorable educational recreation.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.