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Connecting to Education, Employment, and Entrepreneurship Program

Are you ready to take the next step in your career? Cape Fear is dedicated to you find the perfect trades and training programs.

The Connecting Education, Employment, and Entrepreneurship Program, a joint effort between New Hanover County and Port City United, is dedicated to empowering and advancing the residents of New Hanover County on their journey toward education and career growth.

Program Features

  1. Free Certifications: Enroll in diverse certification programs at no cost, gaining skills crucial for career progression.
  2. Stipend Support: Eligible participants receive financial support to cover expenses like textbooks and transportation, removing financial barriers to success.
  3. Holistic Support: Access mentorship, case management, and networking opportunities to overcome challenges and stay focused on your educational and career journey.
  4. Vetting Process: A thorough vetting process ensures resources are allocated to dedicated individuals ready to seize educational opportunities.

How to Participate

Residents interested in joining the Connecting to Education, Employment, and Entrepreneurship Program can apply by calling 910-798-4444 or by contacting a Connect Specialist. The vetting process ensures that those selected are genuinely motivated and committed to making the most of the program’s offerings.

To view training opportunities at Cape Fear Community College, click Short Term Job Training or Training for a Career and Credential below.

Short Term Job-Training

2020 NEC Code Changes
2023 Compliance/Sub Control
2023 Dept Adult Correct-IST
2023 Mandated DAC In-Ser/Pro
2023 NHSO DO In-Service
2023 NHSO In-Service
2023 NTBP In-service (Online)
A to Z Grant Writing
Accounting Fundamentals
Administrative Assistant Fundamentals
Adobe Design I
Adobe Design II
Advanced Emergency Med Tech Initial
Advanced Carpentry
Advanced Medical Coding
AEMT to Paramedic Bridge
Alarms 101
Alarms 102
Alive At 25
ALS 12LEAD ECG Views&interp
ALS Adv 12 Lead ECG
ALS Hemodyn Pharma+MMM
ALS Surg Airways & RSI
ALS Ventilator Mgt
Apartment Maintenance Tech
Assist. Towing Class
Auto Safety
AutoCAD Basic/Intermediate
Automation Technician
Automotive Technician
Barbering Theory & Practice I
Barbering Theory & Practice II
Basic Anatomy & Physiology
Basic Motorcycle Rider
Become a Veterinary Assistant
Become a Veterinary Assistant II
Beg Carpentry & Woodworking
Beg Conversational French
Beg Guide to Getting Published
BLET Driver Training Course
BLS Airway Techniques and Procedures
BLS Pain Management
Building Inspection III
Cabinet Making & Trim Work
Cable Installer Applications
Capstone Portfolio Design
Career As Pharmacy Technician
Career Discovery – Warehousing
Career Discovery Manufacturing
CDL Permit Prep
Celestial Navigation
Center Training Officer (CTO)
Certificate in Brain Health
Certified Alcohol & Drug Counselor
Certified Healthcare Access Manager
Certified Risk Adjust Coder
Computer Basics
Computer Skills for Workplace
Computers for Beginners
Construction Academy
Conversational Japanese
CPC Certification Exam Review
Create Successful Business Plan
Creating a Classroom Website
Crew Res Management and Evidence Based Guide
Custom Automotive Fabrication
Cyber Security Awareness
Defensive Driving – 4 Hour
Defensive Driving – 8 Hour
Discover Sign Language
Discover Sign Language II
Dog Grooming
Drug Investigations for Patrol
Discover Digital Photography
Effective Teacher Training
Electrical Apprenticeship L1
Electrical Apprenticeship L2
Electrical Apprenticeship L3
Electrical Apprenticeship L4
Electrical Lineworker
Electromechanical Technician
Electronic Notary Public
Electronic Vehicle Technician
Electronics Technician
Emergency Med Tech Initial
Emergency Med Technician
EMS Skills Lab
English Language in Workplace
Exam for OUPV Captain
Explore Career As Paralegal
Explore Career Medical Coding
FCC Cardiac Emergency
FCC Obstetrics
Fire Alarm Apprenticeship 1
Fire Alarm Apprenticeship 2
Firearms Training & Qual LE
Fork Lift Certification
Foundations of Graphic Design
Fundamentals of Supervision
Future Init, Wound/Crew Res
Gen. Contractor Lic. Prep
Hazmat Endorsement Prep
Healthcare Access Principles
Heart Fail, Lvad/Evid Based Guide
Heartsaver CPR and AED
Heating/Heat Pump Technology
Hobbyist Welding
Human Trafficking, LGBTQ Aware, Situational Awareness
Human Anatomy & Physiology
HVACR Electricity
Industrial Emerge Med Response
Industrial Fire Brigade:OSHA
Inline Marine Maintenance
Insurance Billing Fundamental
Insurance: Life/Acc/Sick/Health
Insurance: Property & Casualty
Intermediate Carpentry
Intermediate Quickbooks Online
Intro HVAC Resident Sys Design
Intro Medical Coding ICD 10
Intro Ms Excel 2019
Intro MS Excel 2019/Office 365
Intro to 911 Telecommunicator
Intro to Interior Design
Intro to Medical Receptionist
Intro to Nonprofit Management
Intro to Outboard Systems
Intro to Quickbooks 2019
Intro to QuickBooks Online
Intro to Refrigeration
Introduction to Photoshop CC
LIDAR Certification
Linkedin for Job Seekers
Marine Captain (OUPV) License
Mastering Public Speaking
Med Term & Ap-Healthcare Professional
Medicare Supplement/Long-Term
Microsoft Excel Employ Success
Midrange Marine Maintenance
Mig Welding
Musculoskeletal Sonography
Nail Technician
Naloxone/12 Lead Acquisition
Notary Public Education
Nurse Aide Level 1 – IET
Nurse Aide Level I
OBD II Emissions Inspection Control
Officer Physical Ability Test
Osha 10 General Industry
Painting: Bob Ross Technique
Painting: Multi-Media Studio
Paramedic Refresher
Photographing Nature W/Digital
Photographing People W/Dig Cam
Photoshop for Graphic Design
PLC Technician
PLC Technician II
Plumbing & Pipefitting App L2
Plumbing & Pipefitting App L3
Plumbing Apprenticeship L-1
PMP Exam Prep
Private Pilot Ground School
Project Management Fundamentals
Radar Operators Recert Training
Real Estate Pre License Online
Real Estate Pre-Licensing
Remedial Driver Training 12 Hr
Resiliency Awareness
Resp Emer:Acute Vs Chronic
Robotics Technician
Safety & Preventative Maintenance
Scrum Master Certification
Secrets of Better Photography
Secrets of the Caterer
Skills Making Great Decisions
Spanish for Law Enforcement
Spanish for Medical Professional
Spanish Healthcare Professional
Spanish: Level II
Speed Spanish
Start Your Own Small Business
Teaching Preschool
TEAS Prep 2
Telecommunicator Certification
TR Confined Space Series
TR Horizontal Systems
TR Lowers and Raises
Trailer Chassis Maintenance
Trauma Triage
Travel Writing
Truck Driver Training
Upgrade License to Master
Upgrade to Master Exam
Wastewater Treatment Operator

Training for a Career and Credential

Accounting Analytics (Certificate)
Accounting and Finance (Certificate)
Accounting Fraud Analytics (Certificate)
Accounting Fraud Network & Cybersecurity Exam (Certificate)
Advertising and Graphic Design (Certificate)
Air Conditioning, Heating & Refrigeration Technology (Certificate)
Air Conditioning, Heating & Refrigeration Technology Commercial Refrigeration (Certificate)
Architectural Technology (Certificate)
Automotive Customizing Technology (Certificate)
Automotive Systems Technology (Certificate)
Boat Building – Wooden (Certificate)
Business Administration – Banking and Finance (Certificate)
Business Administration – Customer Service (Certificate)
Business Administration – Entrepreneurship (Certificate)
Business Administration – International Business (Certificate)
Business Administration – Management and Supervision (Certificate)
Business Administration – Office Systems (Certificate)
Business Administration – Project Management (Certificate)
Business Administration Insurance Life and Accident (Certificate)
Business Administration Insurance Property and Casualty (Certificate)
Business Analytics (Certificate)
Carpentry (Certificate)
Collision Repair and Refinishing Technology (Certificate)
Computer-Integrated Machining (Certificate)
Construction Management Technology – Framing Certificate
Construction Management Technology (Certificate)
Construction Management Technology Project Mgmt (Certificate)
Construction Management Technology-Bldg. Performance (Certificate)
Cosmetology (Certificate)
Cosmetology Instructor (Certificate)
Criminal Justice Technology – Industrial Security (Certificate)
Criminal Justice Technology – Leadership (Certificate)
Criminal Justice Technology (Certificate)
Cyber Crime Technology (Certificate)
Cyber Crime Technology-Ethical Hacker (Certificate)
Diesel and Heavy Equipment Technology (Certificate)
Early Childhood Education (Certificate)
Early Childhood Education Infant/Toddler Care (Certificate)
Early Childhood Education Preschool Certificate
Electrical Systems Technology (Certificate)
Electronics Engineering Tech – Industrial Controls (Certificate)
Electronics Engineering Tech – LAN Cabling Technician (Certificate)
Electronics Engineering Technology (Certificate)
Electronics Engineering Technology Drone Systems (Certificate)
Emergency Management (Certificate)
Emergency Management Administration (Certificate)
Esthetics Technology (Certificate)
Film and Video Production Technology (Certificate)
Healthcare Business Informatics (Certificate)
Hospitality Management (Certificate)
Human Services Technology Addiction and Recovery Services (Certificate)
Human Services Technology/Mental Health (Certificate)
Industrial Systems Technology (Certificate)
Information Technology – Computer Forensics (Certificate)
Information Technology – Database Prog & Admin (Certificate)
Information Technology – IT Cybersecurity & Networking (Certificate)
Information Technology – Network Administration (Certificate)
Information Technology – Operating Sys Admin (Certificate)
Information Technology – Software and Web Development (Certificate)
Information Technology – Virtualization Tech (Certificate)
Information Technology – Web Development (Certficate)
Information Technology (Certificate)
Information Technology Web Designer (Certificate)
Interior Design (Certificate)
Landscape Gardening – Sustainable Gardening (Certificate)
Landscape Gardening (Certificate)
Landscape Gardening Design (Certificate)
Landscape Gardening Horticulture Production Certificate
Landscape Gardening -Retention Pond Management (Certificate)
Mechanical Engineering Tech (Certificate)
Mechanical Engineering 3D Prining Certificate
Mechanical Engineering CAD Drafting Certifcate
Mechatronics Engineering Tech Automation (Certificate)
Paralegal Technology – Civil Litigation (Certificate)
Paralegal Technology – Civil Real Property (Certificate)
Paralegal Technology – Elder Law (Certificate)
Plumbing (Certificate)
Public Safety Administration
Welding Technology – GTAW/GMAW (Certificate)
Welding Technology – SMAW/GTAW (Certificate)

CFCC Support and Resources

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