Programs and Courses

Adult Education, BasicSkills

Adult Education

Need to finish your high school diploma or take the GED test? Want to improve your English language skills? The Academic and Career Readiness Department can help you meet your goals! Classes are offered at all CFCC campuses, online, and at off-campus locations throughout New Hanover and Pender Counties.

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Barber School

The Barber Training Program provides the skills necessary to become a professional barber. The program will prepare the students for the North Carolina Board Exam which will result in an apprentice license. The successful student will be qualified to work in an entry level position in a barber shop or related business.

Business and Industry Training

Business & Industry Training

CFCC offers customized training, apprentice programs and professional development services to businesses large and small in New Hanover and Pender Counties.

Career Readiness Student

Career Readiness

Career Readiness classes will help you search for a job and prepare for the interview. Classes are offered at all CFCC campus locations and at off campus locations, morning, afternoon, evening, and online.

Defensive Driving

Defensive Driving

CFCC offers five classes designed to help you learn safe driving strategies to reduce your risk of citations and motor vehicle crashes. Courses are offered multiple times each month.

Community Enrichment

Community Enrichment

Expand your horizons and learn something new! From aviation to cooking to hip hop dance, CFCC’s Community Enrichment courses are fun and affordable. New courses are added frequently, so please join our mailing list to make sure you can find out about the latest classes available!

Corporate and Continuing Education

Professional Development

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.

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Ed2Go Online Courses

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.


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.


Medical Coding

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.

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Public Safety

The Public Safety program includes Defensive Driving/Motorcycle Rider, Emergency Medical Services, In-Service Law Enforcement, and Nurse Aide/Personal and Home Care Aide courses designed to train, re-train, and provide continuing education for students entering the workforce, or are currently employed.


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 New Hanover and Pender Counties.

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Surf City Center

The Alston W. Burke Center at Cape Fear Community College is now open and offers a variety of classes, seminars and other educational services for the residents and businesses of eastern Pender County.

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Teacher Education & Certification Renewal

New Hanover and Pender counties’ teachers, active, retired, and paraprofessionals may register for short courses. Continuing Education Units are provided for recertification and No Child Left Behind course requirements.

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Workforce Solutions

Would your employees benefit from training and development? Does your business require specialized skills or knowledge? CFCC can bring training to you! Classes can be onsite at your company, or at one of CFCC’s campuses in New Hanover and Pender Counties.