CFCC 2023-2024 Catalog & Student Handbook 
    
    Apr 23, 2024  
CFCC 2023-2024 Catalog & Student Handbook

Student Support Services


 

Career Development Library 
Counseling Learning Lab
Student Accessibility Services TV Studio
Nixon Leaders Program  

Career Development

Career development services are available through the Academic Advising Center.  Career counselors assist students with career decision-making and choosing a major, including guidance in considering 4-year school transfer options and opportunities.  They also provide information related to employment trends, educational requirements, and important data related to different industries. Job search 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 Career Development webpage. To schedule an appointment, students may call (910) 362-7768, email careerdevelopment@cfcc.edu, or schedule through Aviso

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 support the student throughout their time at Cape Fear.

Support services available through Counseling Services include student wellness, academic success, and personal counseling. 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 effectively navigate their academic environment. Confidential counseling services are provided on an ongoing basis to all students. The Counseling staff also provides educational information through campus events, speakers, and handouts that promote mental health awareness, risk prevention, and overall well-being. 

When appropriate, and with the student’s permission, the counseling staff may make referrals to community resources/agencies.

Students who are experiencing academic difficulty are encouraged to meet with a Counselor to develop success strategies. Counselors will work closely with students on academic warning or academic probation status to meet satisfactory progress standards toward obtaining the declared degree, diploma, or certificate. 

The Counseling staff is available Monday through Friday, 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM on both campuses. Summer hours may vary. Students may select an in person, virtual, or phone appointment with a counselor during non-peak times.  In person appointments at our Burgaw and Surf City satellite sites are available upon request.

 

If you have questions or need assistance, Counseling Services can be reached by calling (910) 362-7017 Downtown or (910) 362-7053 at North or by email at counseling@cfcc.edu.

 

Student Accessibility 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 Student Accessibility Services (SAS) 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 Student Accessibility Services (SAS) office. Once it has been determined that the documentation submitted satisfies SAS’s documentation requirements, the student will then be required to meet with a SAS staff member, in order to complete the registration process. 

SAS 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 support and/or services, can initiate the registration process by:  (1) contacting a SAS staff member directly, (2) calling the SAS office’s front office at 910.362.7800, (3) emailing the general SAS email at sas@cfcc.edu, or (4) visiting the SAS Office in person. Services are available at all CFCC locations, to include the Downtown Campus (Union Station, Suite 218), the North Campus (McKeithan Center), Alston W. Burke Center at Surf City, 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 their complaint with the Director of SAS.  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 Center

The Nixon Leaders Center is a student mentoring initiative designed to support the educational and professional aspirations of underrepresented populations of students enrolled at CFCC. The 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 center are to facilitate higher retention, persistence, graduation and/or transfer rates for all participants. All students are welcome to the center 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 Center endeavors to improve student success through the academic program completion and career achievement of a diverse population of students.

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

The Learning Lab provides free educational support and access to computers to promote student success and academic independence. Masters and Bachelors prepared tutors 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
  • through Supplemental Instruction that assists students in traditionally challenging courses in facilitated group sessions. Supported 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 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 creates promotional videos highlighting CFCC students and programs and provides video services in support of the curriculum.