CFCC 2021-2022 Catalog & Student Handbook 
    
    Sep 20, 2021  
CFCC 2021-2022 Catalog & Student Handbook

Student Support Services


 

Career Development Office of Student Success
Counseling Library 
Disability Support Services Learning Lab
Nixon Leaders Program TV Studio

Career Development

Career development services are available by appointment through the Academic Advising Center at the Wilmington and North Campus locations.  Virtual appointments are also available.  Career counselors assist students with career decision-making and choosing a major.  They also provide information related to employment trends, educational requirements, and important data related to different industries. Job placement assistance including resume writing, interview techniques and preparation, as well as other employment readiness planning is also available to students and graduates.  Career events are planned throughout the year to bring employers and students together.  Current job listings are provided through Career Connection, CFCC’s online job board.  This resource gives students, graduates, and employers an opportunity to connect with each other through the myCFCC web portal.  For more information, visit our website at cfcc.edu/careerdevelopment.  To schedule an appointment, students may call (910) 362-7047, email careerdevelopment@cfcc.edu or schedule through Aviso at cfcc.avisapp.com.

Counseling

Counseling Services is committed to student success and provides a variety of services to help support, retain and graduate students.  When admitted to the college all CFCC curriculum students will have an assigned Counselor who will help guide the student throughout their time at Cape Fear.

Support services include academic, student wellness and personal counseling. Confidential counseling services are provided on an ongoing basis to all students. Stressors inside and outside of the classroom can affect academic performance, student well-being and mental health. The professional counseling staff is experienced in assisting students in developing skills and attitudes needed to deal effectively with their academic environment. The Counseling staff also provide educational information that promote mental health awareness, prevention and well-being. When appropriate and with the student’s permission, the counseling staff may make referrals to community resources/agencies.

Counselors also monitor academic progress and consult with students who are considering a course withdrawal.  Students on academic warning or experiencing academic difficulty are encouraged to meet with a Counselor to develop success strategies.  Counselors will work closely with students on warning status to meet satisfactory progress standards toward obtaining the declared degree, diploma or certificate.  Students who wish to withdraw from a course must meet with a Counselor face to face, by email or virtually for a mandatory consultation prior to withdrawing.

               
The Counseling staff is available Monday through Friday on both campuses. Summer schedule may vary. Students are seen on a walk-in basis or by appointments. If you
have question or need assistance Counselors Services can be reached by calling (910) 362-7017 or by email at counseling@cfcc.edu.

 

Disability Support Services

Cape Fear Community College works to ensure that students with disabilities have equal, effective, and meaningful access to all goods and services, through the use of nondiscriminatory policies and procedures, and the provision of reasonable accommodations, auxiliary aids, and services, as indicated necessary by the functional limitations of a qualified disability.

The Disability Support Services (DSS) office is the designated office that determines appropriate supports and services for students with disabilities, who are enrolled at Cape Fear Community College.  These determinations are made in compliance with The Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and its attachments, and the Americans with Disabilities Act as amended in 2008 (ADAAA). 

In order to qualify for services, students must self-disclose & provide appropriate disability documentation to the Disability Support Services (DSS) Office.  Once the documentation submitted has met DSS’s documentation requirements, the student will then be required to meet with a DSS staff member, in order to complete the registration process. 

DSS provides services that may assist students with disabilities in reaching their academic goals.  Students who have been diagnosed with a disability and who are in need of supports and services, can initiate the registration process by:  (1) contacting a DSS staff member directly, (2) calling the DSS office’s front office at 910.362.7800, (3) emailing the general DSS email at dss@cfcc.edu, or (4) visiting the DSS Office in person. Services are available at all CFCC locations, to include the Downtown Campus location (Union Station, Suite 218), the North Campus location (McKeithan Center, 100H), Alston W. Burke Center at Surf City Center location, as well as the Burgaw Center location.

GRIEVANCE PROCEDURES:  A student with a grievance based on discrimination, an accommodation issue, and/or denial of services based on their disability, should initially file thier complaint with the Director of DSS.  If this action does not result in an acceptable resolution of the issue (within the standards of CFCC’s policies and procedures and/or the standards of the class/curriculum) the student should then file their complaint with the Office of the Dean of Students by completing an Online Complaint Form

Nixon Leaders Program

The Nixon Leaders Program is a student mentoring initiative designed to support the educational and professional aspirations of underrepresented populations of students enrolled at CFCC. The program’s center is located on the first floor of the Union Station building in room U-152 and provides resources that assist students in reaching academic goals and career attainment. The objectives of the program are to facilitate higher retention, persistence, graduation and/or transfer rates for all participants. All students are welcome to the program as it works to achieve the mission of the college by offering tutoring, professional development workshops, social empowerment activities, and student coaching. Our graduates and transfers move on to universities and careers across the United States. We strive to continue to develop students into hard working, productive, socially conscious citizens that are prepared to lead. Whether it is providing study skills training, networking events, or finding scholarships for promising students, the Nixon Leaders Program endeavors to improve student success through the academic program completion and career achievement of a diverse population of students.

Office of Student Success

The Office of Student Success focuses on assisting students on academic probation throughout their studies at CFCC. The office was created under the Title III grant awarded to Cape Fear Community College by the Department of Education in 2018. The purpose of the grant is to improve student persistence, achievement, and completion. Under the grant, students on academic probation are required to meet with an Academic Success Coach. The Academic Success Coaches help students on academic probation reflect on the reasons their GPA has fallen below a 2.0. They work with students to create a unique success plan on how to move forward and improve their GPA. Through providing positive mentoring and checking in with students regularly, the Academic Success Coaches seek to build an ongoing connection for support. Students may also be referred to additional resources on campus. 

The Office of Student Success is located on the second floor of the Wilmington Campus Union Station in room U-253, and more details can be viewed at http://cfcc.edu/title-3/. The office can be reached at successteam@cfcc.edu. Appointments and walk-ins are welcome. Academic Success Coaches will gladly meet with students at the North Campus, the Burgaw Center, or the Surf City Center upon request.

Library

The Wilmington and North Campus libraries provide resources, services, and instruction that directly contribute to student success. The libraries have approximately 45,000 books, 500 current print periodical subscriptions, and over 7,000 audiovisual items. A wide range of more than 100 electronic resources, including NC LIVE, is accessible online through the libraries. These e-resources contain thousands of full-text articles from more than 65,000 newspapers, journals, magazines, and encyclopedias and access to 200,000+ ebooks and 5,000+ evideos. Students may use the libraries’ 60 computers or their own devices to access these resources online. Individual and group study spaces are also available. A current CFCC ID is required to check out library materials. For individual reference or research assistance or to schedule an instruction session or tour for a class, contact the Reference Desk at (910) 362-7034 or via email: lrcref@cfcc.edu. Library staff and resources will assist you with reference questions, help you meet your course objectives, supplement classroom assignments, and enable you to pursue topics of interest. Visit the CFCC Libraries website for more information, locations, and hours.

Learning Lab

LEARNING LAB

The Learning Lab provides free educational support and access to computers to promote student success and academic independence. Masters-level and Bachelors-level facilitators along with experienced student tutors cater to individual learning styles to help students develop self-reliance and build self-esteem.

The Lab provides the following:

Free tutorial assistance:

  • in many CFCC curriculum courses (face-to-face as well as online), Adult Basic Skills, and GED/Adult High School readiness
  • for Supplemental Instruction that assists students in traditionally challenging courses through facilitated group sessions. These courses may include ACC, BIO, CHM, PHY, MAT, MSC, and other courses as needed

Drop-in help is available for the following:

  • basic skills in reading, writing, and grammar
  • all math classes from the basics to advanced calculus
  • all science courses such as anatomy & physiology, biology, chemistry, physics
  • Spanish and French language courses
  • Film and Video Production courses
  • free access to over 100 computers for students to complete assignments and type papers
  • assistance developing computer skills applicable to schoolwork and students’ future careers

Visit the CFCC Learning Lab website for more information, locations, and hours.

TV Studio

The TV studio provides students with a laboratory setting for learning the tools and tasks needed to produce television content. The studio also produces programming for broadcast on The Learning Network and creates promotional videos highlighting CFCC students and programs and provides video services in support of the curriculum.