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Teacher and Para Educator


Regional educators, active and retired instruct public, charter and private school faculty and staff.  Renewal credits and CFCC Certificates of Completion can be earned. The course titles below  are available for licensed and non-licensed school employees, home school operators, and parents (as space allows). Other designed instruction may be requested by principals, headmasters, and directors. Courses award 2.4 or 3.0 CEUs. Day and Evening  Summer classes are scheduled intermittently from May 19 through August  15.  For Details: (910) 362-7199 or


Accomplished Teaching (Nat’l Board Certification)

Common Core Practices

Effective Teacher Training

Foundations In Instructional Technology

Heritage Crafts for the Classroom

Learning Disabilities

Multi-Sensory Learning Strategies

Spanish For Educators

Understanding Behavior

*NEW TOPICS: Living For A Purpose, Old and New Testament  Studies, Basic Character Education, and More

Community spokesperson, inspirational minister, and former local television personality, Linda Rawley instructs classes for

N.C. Dept. of Non-Public Instruction educators, homeschool operators, youth leaders, and interested adults.



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)                          


Plan to jam with new and old friends as you discover introductory and basic techniques for  playing Bass. The class is designed for students with little or no experience in guitar playing. Basic musical concepts, playing chords, and mastering strumming techniques will engage students taught by local musician and choral accompanist, Malcomb “Mack” Brown.  Students must  bring Guitar and related  equipment.  $95 18 hrs    7 Students Required

Batik (NEW) 


Exercise your creative side and learn the ancient art of Batik, a method of dyeing a fabric by which the parts of the fabric not intended to be dyed are covered with removable wax.  Explore ideas marketing your products too!  $73 (Supplies and Materials Extra)     18 hrs     7 Students Required



Learn crochet basics: chain stitch, slip stitch, the half double crochet stitch, pattern reading, working in the round, and other special techniques while working on an individual project. The history of the craft, and displays by published instructor, Myrtle Bragg complement fun stitching exercises.  $73  (Supplies and Materials Extra).     18 hrs     7 Students Required

Furniture Refurbishing 


Trash to treasure!  Learn techniques for refinishing  and refurbishing  old furniture to create new treasures.  Explore ideas for marketing your products. Emphasis will be placed on woods; sanding and staining techniques. Local artist and small business owner, Carl Patterson instructs. $95 (Supplies and Materials ExtrA.  12 hrs     7 Students Required

Glass Mosaics  


Learn to design and create mosaics from small pieces of colored tile, glass, or other material set in mortar.  The direct mosaic technique is introduced. Ancient and modern  methods are studied. Mosaic Glass expert,  Perla Diaz instructs. $95 (Supplies and Materials Extra) .  18 hrs     7 Students Required

Guitar   (Acoustic)


Wow your friends and make some music!  This hands-on class is designed for people with little or no experience playing acoustic guitar.  You will learn several chords and strum styles.  Use your new skills to play songs in a group setting.   Students should bring an acoustic guitar and picks.  Local musician, Herb Harton teaches. $95.  18 hrs; 7 Students Required

Intermediate Guitar  (Acoustic)


Guitarists extend their  mastery skills from basics studies. Customized exercises expand  individual and group playing techniques.  Topics include bar chords, lead guitar, and music theory.  Students should bring an acoustic guitar and picks. Local musician, Herb Harton teaches.  Prerequisite:  Beginner Guitar or previous experience.  $95.  18 hrs; 7 Students Required

Piano Keyboard I and II


Participants receive instructions in traditional keyboard and music appreciation. Identifying notes on the keyboard and music staff, sight reading, and learning about  rhythm, harmony, chords and inversions are some of the topics to be covered.  Students should bring a portable piano keyboard, and headphones. Retired teacher, and local church organist, Carolyn McGhee Jacobs instructs. $95.  12 hrs/course;  7 Students Required

Sculptural Wall Art (NEW)   


Participants turn plastic, jute, or other hard materials into a three-dimensional works of art. Learn how to market your unique wall sculptures and other art forms  made from recycled materials.  $73 (Supplies and Materials Extra) . 24 hrs ; 7 Students Required

Shibori (NEW) 


Explore the ancient Japanese art form known as Shibori. It involves several methods of dyeing cloth with an elaborate pattern by binding, stitching, folding, twisting, compressing, or capping it. Some of these methods are known in the West as tie-dye!  Explore ideas marketing your products too.  $73 (Supplies and Materials Extra). 14 hrs;  7 Students Required

Wood Carving – Beginners (NEW) 


Basic Wood Carving teaches the fundamentals of carving. Methodologies  can be applied to many styles of wood carved designs.  Beginner carving enthusiasts also  learn how to sharpen tool edges, and perfect control or handling techniques.  $75, 15 hrs;  7 Students Required



Wilmington Area Woodturners’ Assn. members instruct students in developing beginners and intermediate skills for creating decorative and utilitarian objects from various types of wood. Appropriate uses of a lathe and other cutting tools are introduced and mastered. Bob Dougherty serves as lead instructor. $73 (Bookstore Supply Kits Extra).   24 hrs ; 10 Students Maximum





At 78 Million in population, the “Baby Boomer” generation can find professional, para professional, and leisure life classes and workshops that fill voids as they enter the community college system for retooling or retraining needs.

Lay-offs, retirements, and basic needs for personal change will be accommodated through a new Cape Fear Community College Plus50 initiative.  Are you 50 or older? Contact us, 910-362-7199 or

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

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