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Boat Manufacture and Service

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The Boat Manufacture and Service program prepares students for employment in industries that use modern fiberglass boat construction techniques. Additionally, students are taught the fundamentals of boat service in the disciplines of plumbing, electrical, and engine systems.

This one-year diploma program is offered on the banks of the historic Cape Fear river in downtown Wilmington, NC. As an accredited institution, students at Cape Fear Community College are eligible for financial aid.

Students find employment in commercial boat building industries, building boats using modern fiberglass techniques. With our courses on electrical, plumbing and engine systems students also find employment in ship yards, dealerships, and commissioning yachts.

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Diploma Program

I. General Education Courses

CIS 111 Basic PC Literacy
ENG 101 Applied Communications I
MAT 101 Applied Mathematics I

II. Required Courses

Select a minimum of 12 hours:

BTB 110 Fiberglass Boat Bldg I
BTB 111 Fiberglass Boat Bldg II
BTB 112 Fiberglass Boat Repairs

Required Subject Area

Select a minimum of one subject area and a minimum of 13 hours within the subject area:

Marine Services

BTB 106 Engine Install/Systems
BTB 107 Boat Electrical Systems
BTB 108 Boat Plumbing System



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

Accessibility Services

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