The Marine Technology curriculum is designed to provide the practical skills and academic background essential for success in the area of marine scientific support. The Marine Technology student will become proficient in the knowledge and skills required of a scientific support technician, through both practical training aboard ship as well as in the classroom. The Marine Technology curriculum prepares individuals to use and maintain sophisticated equipment such as electronic navigation devices, physical and chemical measuring instruments, sampling devices, and data acquisition and reduction systems aboard ocean-going and smaller vessels.
Program funding under threat!
Our funding used to train students at-sea is in danger of being cut.
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R/V Dan Moore
The R/V Dan Moore is CFCC's own ocean-going training vessel. The ship is a 30 meter fisheries research vessel formerly operated by the State of NC Division of Commercial and Sport Fisheries.
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Graduate Success: According to the most recent graduate employment survey, 98% of CFCC graduates reported that they were employed full-time or were continuing their education at a higher level.
Enrollment: Cape Fear is among the largest of North Carolina's 59 community colleges. Over 27,000 people attend classes at CFCC every year. The College's enrollment in credit programs topped 8,000 in the fall 2008 semester. Over 5,000 individuals are enrolled in various Continuing Education courses during any semester.
Economic Impact: For every dollar spent by county taxpayers in support of CFCC, $32.61 goes back into the local economy.
Student Demographics: 80% white; 20% non-white; 53% female; 47% male. The average age of a CFCC student is 29