Dear Prospective Student:
Thank you for your interest in the Chemical Technology Program at Cape Fear Community College.
In general, CFCC’s Chemical Technology Program provides students with necessary skills and knowledge that will enable them to work as laboratory technicians in a pharmaceutical environment,
academic research, or in an industrial setting. Typically, the program is completed in two years with a required summer session, usually completed after the second semester of coursework.
Upon graduation, students who complete the CHEM TECH program may choose the following:
- Immediately enter the job field.
- Enroll at East Carolina University (ECU). All CHEM TECH graduates are eligible to pursue an online Bachelor’s of Science Degree in Industrial Technology, Specializing in Bioprocesses.
- Transfer to North Carolina State University (NC State). The Department of Chemistry has agreed that the CTC courses in the CHEM TECH program are equivalent to the general chemistry
and organic chemistry courses offered at their institution. CHEM TECH graduates will receive chemistry electives (provided a grade of C or better) at NC State and will enter as a junior in
the B.S. Chemistry program. If a B.S. in Chemistry is not desired, graduates may receive chemistry credit toward a program of their choice.
- Complete placement tests at the University of North Carolina at Wilmington (UNCW). CHEM TECH graduates may complete chemistry placement tests in general and organic chemistry at UNCW.
If the student achieves satisfactory scores, UNCW will award chemistry credit at their institution so that he/she may enter as a junior in the B.S. Chemistry program.
If a B.S. in Chemistry is not desired, graduates may receive chemistry credit toward a program of their choice.
ALL students who are interested in working in a laboratory environment are encouraged to apply for the Chemical Technology (CT) Program. The CT program provides more fundamental coursework,
lab techniques, and courses extensively designed on usage and theory of analytical instrumentation. These traits are highly desirable to any future employer in the chemical field. The CT program is also
an attractive option for students who wish to major in chemistry as students are qualified for a job after two years of education (a “direct” B.S. in Chemistry does not provide this option) and are more prepared
for the rigors of a 4-year curriculum!
The Chemical Technology Program is located at CFCC's main campus in historic downtown Wilmington, on the banks of the Cape Fear River. The college also offers electives in Pender County Center in Burgaw
and Surf City. Day and evening elective classes are offered at all campuses. CFCC also offers a large number of online classes through an expanding distance education program.
Please review our website and related materials. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me using the information provided below.
You have made an excellent choice in choosing our program. Please extend your knowledge about our program to other friends, family members, and anyone else interested in the field!
Hope to see you in the fall semester!
Mr. Tracy L. L. Holbrook
Chemical Technology Lead Instructor
Cape Fear Community College