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These courses now fall under the auspices of the Community Enrichment Division. Some courses that have been offered in the past are listed below. Many new courses not listed are being added on a continuous basis.

For the most updated list of courses currently being offered, please click the green “Current Schedule of Classes” link on the continuing education homepage at the link above.

Unless otherwise noted, please call 910-362-7254 for more information.

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Course Title Course Description Course Date and Time Contact Name Contact Email Phone Number

Heritage Arts and Crafts

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Basket Weaving Learn the art of making decorative and utilitarian baskets from natural materials. Reed and pine needle basket weaving techniques connections to lower Cape Fear area and Gullah-Geechee cultures are topics of discussion. $73 (Supplies and Materials Extra) 12 Hrs 7 Students Required
Bass (Guitar) New Learn the basic musical concepts, playing chords and mastering sturumming techniques. Little or no experience required.
Batik (New) Learn the ancient art of Batik, amethod of dyeing a fabric by which parts of the fabric no to be dyed.
Crocheting Learn basic crocheting: chain stitching, slip stitching, pattern reading and other techniques of crocheting.
Furniture Refurbishing Learn techniques for refinishing and refurbishing old furniture with emphasis on woods, sanding and staining.
Glass Mosaics Learn to design and create mosaic from small pieces of tile, glass and other material set in mortar.
Guitar Acoustic Learn several chords and strum styles.
Guitar Intermediate Learn to master from basic studies, includes bar chords, lead guitar and music theory.
Piano Keyboard Identifying notes on the keyboard, sight reading; and learning about rhythm, harmony, and chords.
Sculptural Wall Art Class Schedule Learn to turn plastic, jute or other hard materials into three-dimensional works of art.
Shibori Learn several methods of dyeing cloth with an elaborate pattern by bibding, stitching, and folding.
Wood Craving Learn the fundamentals of carving. Learn how to sharpen tool edges and handling techniques.
Woodturning Learn to create decorative and utilitarian objects from various types of wood.

Arts and Crafts

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Ballroom Dancing Class explores the art of ballroom dancing for fun and fitness.
Basic Sewing Learn the basic operations of using your sewing machinie , such as threading, bobbin winding amd how to utilize specific stitches.
Beginning Quilting This course will provide students the opportunity to complete a LapQuilt size 40″ square using half square triangles.
Cake Decorating Class explores the art of cake decoration through a combination of demonstrations and hands on experience.
Oil painting in Old Masters Techniques Students will learn how to use color, materials, brushes and mediums.


Yoga A gentle approach to yoga structured to accommodate students of all levels of physical abilities.

Language Arts

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American Language I Learn simple vocabulary and sentences to communicate more effectively with deaf and hearing impaired customers,friends, or family.
American Language II Expand your vocabulary and signs for further proficiency, especially for a classroom or workplace setting.
Introduction to Spanish This course teaches general customer service skills in Spanish to better communicate with Spanish workers and clients.

Safety Training

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Auto Safety Emission Certification This course prepares auto technicians and service personnel as safety and emission inspectors for motor vehicles. Gerri Hunter 910-362-7572
Auto Safety & Emission OBD Certification This course is designed to prepare auto technicians and service personnel as OBD emission inspectors for motor vehicles. Gerri Hunter 910-362-7572
Aviation Ground School This course provides instruction in general airplane knowledge, weather, regulations, and flight planning.


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Marine Captain License Preparation This course will provide students with the information necessary to take the US Coast Guard Examination for Licensing as a Operator of Uninspected Passenger Vessels up to 100 gross tons, on inland, near coastal.
Marine Captains Upgrade to Masters License This course will provide students with the information necessary to take the US Coast Guard Examination for Licensing as a Operator of Uninspected Vessels up to 100 gross tons, on inland, near coastal.
Celestial Navigation This course will cover the theory and technique of finding one’s position at sea through sextant observation of celestial bodies.
Coastal Navigation This course provides training in marine piloting and electronic navigation techniques. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate competence in the safe navigation of vessels utilizing and interpreting information obtained from navigational aids.

Skilled Trades

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CFC-EPA Certification Seminar designed for HVAC technical personnel to assist in EPA mandated training requirements in preparation for NC State Certification Exam.
Small Gasoline Engine Repair This course is designed to provide the student with hands-on knowledge of small gasoline engine repairs.
Assistance Towing Endorsement This 4-hour session is provided for students who have attained, or are in the process of obtaining, their U.S Coast Guard Captain’s or Mate’s License for vessels of 200 gross tons or less.
Notary Public This course is required by the State of North Carolina in order to apply to become a Notary. Gerri Hunter 910-362-7572
ServSafe Certification Preparation This is a basic food sanitation course for the food service industry. It is an important certification for students in the food service industry.

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Wilmington Campus
411 North Front Street
Wilmington, NC 28401
(910) 362-7000

North Campus
4500 Blue Clay Road
Castle Hayne, NC 28429
(910) 362-7700

Burgaw Center
100 East Industrial Drive
Burgaw, NC 28425
(910) 362-7900

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

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