Fall 2018 REACH Catalogue is here!

We are offering over 85 Community Enrichment classes in Fall 2018! Check out all of our exciting classes by clicking the image below. Community Enrichment classes begin on page 20.

2018 CFCC Summer Camps!


The 2018 Summer Camp Schedule is finalized! Visit our summer camp page for more information. We look forward to hosting your child for some summer learning and fun at CFCC!

Spring 2018 REACH Course Listing is HERE!

It’s the most WONDERFUL time of the year!
The Spring 2018 Continuing Education REACH course listing is here.

Click HERE to peruse all the enriching opportunities in PDF form or visit www.cfcc.edu/ceschedule to visit our online, searchable course schedule.
Hope to see you in class this January!

New International Culinary Series for Spring 2018!

NEW FOR SPRING 2018! CFCC Community Enrichment announces a new series of continuing education classes for home chefs who want to learn to prepare classic dishes from regions around the globe. The Culinary Academy International Series will take students on virtual gastronomic journeys, teaching the culinary traditions and preparation techniques of each cuisine. Students will enjoy hands-on cooking experiences (not just chef demos!), and will finish each class with a sit-down lunch with classmates enjoying the delicious foods made in class. The series will be divided into four class sessions, each four weeks long. Students can register for each 16-hour class session separately depending on their interests, for $200 each. All classes will be held in the state-of-the-art culinary lab in Union Station, room U-517 at the downtown Wilmington campus.

Culinary Academy International Series

Course Code 98451: Regional French Cuisine
Prepare a variety of French classics from the Isle of France (Paris), Burgundy, Champagne/Alsace and Provence. 1/9 – 1/30/18     Tuesdays     10a-2p     U-517

Course Code #98452: Regional Italian Cuisine
Discover the delectable cuisine of Northern & Southern Italy, Rome and Tuscany. 2/6 – 2/27/18   Tuesdays     10a-2p     U-517

Course Code #98453: Regional Mexican Cuisine
Learn about regional cuisine and prepare classic dishes from Oaxaca, Mexico City, Yucatan and Baja. 3/6 – 3/27/18     Tuesdays     10a-2p     U-517

Course Code #98454: Regional Asian Cuisine
Take a culinary journey to the far reaches of Asia! Prepare delicious Chinese, Japanese, Indian and Thai cuisines. 4/3 – 4/24/18     Tuesdays     10a-2p     U-517

Pre-registration required at least three business days before each class. Students must wear closed-toed, non-skid shoes and tie hair back. Students should bring a chef’s knife to class. Please make staff aware of any food allergies or sensitivities before the registration deadline.

Space is limited and pre-registration is required. Register today at www.cfcc.edu/ce or at 502 N. Front Street, Wilmington, NC. Questions? Call 910.362.7199.

Become a Certified Scuba Diver!

If you have always wanted to take scuba diving lessons, experience unparalleled adventure, and see the world beneath the waves, then start at CFCC!









CFCC Open Water Scuba 

Earn your scuba diving certification with the NAUI Open Water Diver course – one of the world’s most popular and widely recognized scuba courses. This course includes classroom, pool, and open water experience. Equipment and book are provided, but students will need to provide their own mask, fins, and snorkel. If you have questions about certification and required supplies, please contact the instructor, Inman Campbell, at 910.465.1902. 

Course Code: 94454
August 25 – September 3, 2017
Fri 8/25: 5-9 pm, W-002 (classroom, CFCC downtown campus)
Sat 8/26: 8 am-noon, W-002 and 1-6 pm (YMCA pool)
Sat 9/2 & Sun 9/3: Open Water (South Topsail) noon-5 pm 

Course Code: 94463
October 13 – 22, 2017
Fri 10/13: 5-9 pm, W-002 (classroom, CFCC downtown campus)
Sat 10/14: 8 am-noon, W-002 and 1-6 pm (YMCA pool)
Sat 10/21 & Sun 10/22: Open Water (South Topsail) noon – 5 pm

23 contact hours/2.3 CEUs
Cost: $230

Space is limited and pre-registration is required. Register today at www.cfcc.edu/ce or at 502 N. Front Street, Wilmington, NC. Questions? Call 910.362.7199 or email enrich@cfcc.edu.


Learn to fly a drone at CFCC!




Announcing “Drone Foundations” at CFCC!

Join seasoned drone operator and professional photographer Ben Neville for this exciting new class! Whether you are considering the purchase of a drone or already have one, this class will give you a firm foundation in the basics of drone flight. Learn about the history of drone/UAV (unmanned aerial vehicle) technology and basic principles of drone aviation. Learn more about FAA laws, regulations, and exemptions that pertain to responsible ownership and operation of drones/UAVs. Find out the proper weather conditions and applicable micrometeorology for safe flight of drones. Discover various applications for recreational and commercial use. BEST OF ALL, you will get 6-8 hours of actual flight practice, both with training drones (UAV 4-rotor quadcopters) and a DJI Phantom 3 Advanced Quadcopter drone.
Drone Foundations
Course Code: 95173
Mondays 10 am – 3:30 pm     June 5, 12, 19, 26
Wilmington Campus, U-295
20 contact hours/2.0 CEUs
Registration: $150
Space is limited & pre-registration required.
Register today at www.cfcc.edu/ce or at 502 N. Front Street, Wilmington, NC 28401 (Union Station, room 550)
Questions? Please call us at 910.362.7199 or email enrich@cfcc.edu

Announcing 2017 Summer Camps


CFCC Community Enrichment is offering eight FUN-TASTIC summer camps in 2017 for kids ages 8-15! For more information visit our Summer Camp Page.

Two NEW classes to keep you at your best!

We all want to stay active and healthy so we can enjoy life well into our senior years. Announcing two NEW classes to help us do just that! Click the title of each class below to download the class flyer!

Mindfulness for Stress and Pain Management

Course Code: 93927
Mondays, 6-7:30 pm May 8—June 19
WA-1045, Wilson Center
CFCC Downtown Wilmington Campus
Registration: $75 (9 contact hours)

Practicing mindfulness allows you to bring awareness to your mind and body at any given moment, helping you to slow down and live your life more fully. Learning how to become more focused, present and relaxed can also help you cope with stress related to any life circumstance, including pain and illness.

This course will help you:
– develop fundamental knowledge of the five formal practices of mindfulness
– learn the skills necessary to practice at home, bringing mindfulness into everyday life
– increase your capacity to experience life more fully and step out of “auto pilot” to function from a place of reason and presence

Yoga mats provided. Students should wear comfortable clothing and bring a blanket to class.

Yoga Over 50

Course Code: 93926
Mondays, 4-5:30 pm May 8 – June 19
WA-1045, Wilson Center
CFCC Downtown Wilmington Campus
Registration: $75 (9 contact hours)

Want to do something about that achy, stiff body that crept up on you somewhere along the way? Or want to avoid getting that way? Are you recovering from or coping with acute or chronic pain or illness? Why not try yoga to help you stay at your best?

In this course, you will:
– learn about basic alignment and other important safety principles of yoga
– experience various yoga poses (seated, standing, prone, supine poses) and learn the benefits of each
– use breath work and stillness to enhance your yoga practice
– discover relaxation and meditation techniques

Yoga mats and blocks provided. Students should wear comfortable clothing and bring a blanket to class.


About the Instructor

Paula Huffman has been practicing yoga since the 1970’s and has been an instructor of yoga for almost 20 years. Combining her education and work experience in the health care field with her teaching, Paula’s focus is on the healing and restorative aspects of yoga, along with the development of physical and spiritual awareness. Her style of teaching encourages a quiet, gentle, reflective approach with the belief that yoga can be adapted to meet students’ needs regardless of any limitations they may be experiencing.

She has taught Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction and Pain Management classes with the UNC Chapel Hill School of Medicine Program on Integrative Medicine and to various organizations in the Raleigh area for over eight years. Her studies have included intensive trainings with the Center for Mindfulness at the UMass School of Medicine led by mindfulness pioneer Jon Kabat-Zinn.


NEW! Introduction to Computers for Senior Adults







Technology is changing day by day and we live in a world where almost everything can be accessed by computer. Don’t miss out!

Want to learn more about using your desktop, laptop or notebook computer? Increase your comfort level and understanding of general computing concepts by starting with the basics in this three-hour introductory course specially designed for older adults.

Learn common technology terms, the various components of your computer, how to navigate Web pages using Google®, how to email and attach documents, how to store documents and files on a flash drive, and the very basics of word processing software such as Microsoft Word®.


Friday, March 3, 2017 1 – 4 pm
Location: NC Sorosis Clubhouse* 20 South Cardinal Drive Wilmington, NC 28403
Course Code: 92582
Cost: $30
Pre-registration is required. Register today at www.cfcc.edu/ce or at 402 N. Front Street, Wilmington, NC. Questions? Call 910.362.7254 or email enrich@cfcc.edu.

PLEASE NOTE: Computer stations are not available at this location. Please bring your own laptop or notebook computer, or you may also follow a demo provided by the instructor on a large screen.

*This class is offered in partnership with North Carolina Sorosis, a community service club that has been promoting volunteerism and improving the Wilmington community since 1896.

Fabulous February Fun!

Fall in love with a FUN personal enrichment class this February!

Fall in love with a FUN class this February! CFCC Community Enrichment has a great line-up of classes to ENRICH your life this month!

1/31-3/9: Intro to Ceramics (Building by Hand) – get your hands all gooey and make some fantastic functional art! See below for more information about this featured class.

2/1-2/15: Sewing Machine Basics – Want to take your hand-sewing skills to the next level? The first step is getting to know the machine. Grab a friend and sign up together.

2/2-2/16: Wellness: Mindful Meditation– This class is perfect for the beginning yogi.

2/2-3/23: Practical Video Production – A February featured class, see below.

2/4-2/25: Home Repair Basics– Save money and time by learning basic home repairs. Great for those who own rental properties too!

2/4- 3/11: “Yes, You Can Write” workshop – for writers of all skill-levels.

2/6-3/15: French for Beginners– Learn the language of love this February.

2/7: Pine Needle Baskets: Trivets & Coasters- Learn how to make a great DIY gift from natural, local materials!

2/7: IPhone Basics; 2/8: IPhone Basics Spanish Speakers – Get the most out of your iPhone by learning helpful tips & tricks.

2/8: Culinary Academy: Roasting Techniques– Learn the proper technique for perfectly-roasted meats and vegetables, and even learn to roast fruits for sauces and salads.

2/9- 3/2: Painting Bob Ross Technique– Good vibes only! Learn how to paint like the legendarily laid-back Bob Ross!

2/11: Culinary Chocolate Lava Cake– impress your Valentine with this decadent dessert.

2/13-3/22: Interior Decorating– Revamp you home this spring with chic decorating tips. You can even bring in photos and objects from your own home to learn your personal decorating style.

Check out this month’s featured classes:

Intro to Ceramics I (Building by Hand)

This class will provide an introduction to ceramics, focusing on hand-building methods such as slab-building, pinching and coil-building. Students will learn about the properties of clay and build functional items such as mugs, tiles and vases. Some materials needed; call (910) 362-7199 for a supply list. Wilmington campus. 36 hours. $130.
Course Code #91185   1/31/17 – 3/9/17    T/TH    5:30 – 8:30 pm   A-109

Practical Video Production
Are you an aspiring filmmaker, an amateur videographer, or perhaps an entrepreneur or employee interested in producing a short video as a business tool? This hands-on course in video production will focus on lighting, shooting and editing, and skills learned can be directly applied to the professional workplace or hobby applications. Students will learn how to operate digital video cameras, how to light and shoot live-action scenes, and how to edit video footage using Adobe Premiere or similar non-linear systems. As a final project, the class will create a short fiction or documentary film using the production techniques learned in class. Instructor Timothy Vandenberg has worked as a news photographer for WECT, produced a feature film and currently manages the television studio at CFCC. Wilmington Campus. 24 hours. $180.
Course Code #91186   2/2/17 – 3/23/17    TH    6 – 9 pm    L-220

Visit our current classes page for more details about each class!