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Top-Paid Tech Jobs You Can Land with an Associate Degree— or Less

It should come as no surprise that the demand for tech jobs is growing as the need for technology increases. In fact, a new analysis by LinkedIn’s Economic Graph team ranked 15 U.S. metro areas that have shown the greatest increase in local tech talent over the past three years. Of those top 15 cities,  Read More

CFCC automotive systems instructor keeps students on pace with industry

After working in a salvage yard and tire shop for a few years, Thomas Butler decided he was ready to advance his career. That’s when he discovered Automotive Systems Technology at CFCC and enrolled in the associate degree program. In the early 1990s, Butler graduated from CFCC’s first two-year Automotive Systems Technology program. He immediately  Read More

CFCC offers tuition-free opportunity for eligible North Carolina high school grads

Wilmington, NC – Cape Fear Community College is excited to announce that eligible 2022 North Carolina high school graduates can have their tuition and fees covered at CFCC for up to two years. Through the North Carolina Longleaf Commitment Grant, North Carolina class of 2020, 2021, and 2022 high school graduates may be eligible to  Read More

Wilmington One Tree Hill Scenes

Besides its beautiful area beaches, historic downtown district, and overall southern charm, Wilmington, North Carolina boasts a booming film industry. One of the most notable productions was “One Tree Hill.” The hit drama television series is set in the fictional town of Tree Hill, North Carolina and follows the lives of half-brothers, Lucas Scott (Chad  Read More

CFCC English instructor inspires students through creative writing passion

Perhaps growing up in a suburb of the nation’s capital inspired CFCC English Instructor Dylan Patterson to consider studying law. However, working at a corporate law firm in D.C. convinced him that law was not for him. So, with a bachelor’s degree in English under his belt, Patterson joined his parents in Wilmington to figure  Read More

CFCC nursing grad returns as ADN instructor

CFCC Associate Degree Nursing (ADN) instructor Tamara Kavanaugh began her nursing education as an adult learner at CFCC, pursuing an Associate of Arts degree in business. Although her studies started smoothly, Kavanaugh faced a rough patch when up against an accounting class. With little interest and patience for accounting, Kavanaugh reevaluated her situation. She realized  Read More

CFCC student is ready to get the world in shape

After 20 years in retail and customer service, adult learner and mom Linda Rivera decided it was time for a career change. With a love for keeping her family healthy, she knew she wanted to pursue a career in physical therapy. And she found CFCC’s Health and Fitness science program to be the perfect warm  Read More

CFCC nursing grad locks in career at UVA Hospital

When Isaiah Norton was eight years old, his mother was diagnosed with brain cancer. Though surgery and radiation treatment cured her, the experience left Norton with a great appreciation for nurses. Norton began his nursing education in his home state of Wisconsin. But struggling to find the balance between academics and athletics, he decided to  Read More

CFCC theatre arts graduate achieves goal of formal training

Quentin Proulx (pronounced proo) arrived at CFCC with an extensive resume of acting jobs but no formal training. In 2017, he relocated to the Wilmington area from San Diego to enter the film industry and discovered CFCC’s Associate of Fine Arts – Theatre Arts program. “I have done thousands of trade shows, but I still  Read More

CFCC paralegal technology student wins second place in statewide essay contest

CFCC Paralegal Technology student Lara Girdler won second place in the North Carolina Paralegal Association (NCPA) Student Essay Contest. The essay contest, “I have chosen to be a paralegal…,” is an annual scholarship contest open to all paralegal students in North Carolina. Four winners receive scholarship funds to assist with tuition, books, and examination fees.  Read More
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