CFCC 2018-2019 Catalog & Student Handbook 
    
    Feb 21, 2019  
CFCC 2018-2019 Catalog & Student Handbook

About the College



President’s Welcome

Thank you for considering Cape Fear Community College! As one of the largest and oldest community colleges in North Carolina, CFCC has helped thousands of students improve their lives through education for more than half a century. At CFCC, there are many opportunities awaiting you and it is our hope that you will find a class, a program and ultimately a career path that you will find rewarding.

Our curriculum features over 50 academic and job training programs which offer two-year associate degrees along with a variety of diploma and certificate options for specialized training. Many of our programs have been recognized by national and regional accrediting agencies and other professional organizations for achieving high standards and best practices.

We take pride in our college, but more importantly, we take pride in the success of our students. Each member of our faculty and staff is here to help you reach your goal. Our class sizes are designed to be small so that students can experience individualized instruction whenever possible. In addition, there are numerous resources outside the classroom which can provide extra academic and personal support if you need it.

Our employees are experts in their fields and are the most dedicated and talented you’ll find at any college or university. All of these resources are offered as part of the collective CFCC experience which is designed to help you reach your educational goal, whether it is to earn a degree, improve your job skills or prepare for a new career.

State Board of Community Colleges

Mr. Scott Shook, Chair Greenville
Dr. Breeden Blackwell Fayetteville
Ms. Lisa Estep Wilmington
Mr. Dale Folwell  
The Honorable Dan Forest Charlotte
Mr. Roderick Gooden  
Mr. William Holder  
Mr. Wade Bryan “Bobby” Irwin, Jr. Sparta
Mr. Todd Johnson  
Mr. Frank Johnson  
Mr. Bill McBrayer  
Mr. Ernest C. Pearson Sanford
Dr. Samuel Powell Burlington
Mr. Edward “Lynn” Raye Marshville
Mr. James Rose  
Mr. Bob Stephens  
Mr. Burr Sullivan  
Mr. Clark Twiddy  
Mr. Jerry Vaughan Charlotte
Mrs. Ann Whitford  
Dr. Candler Willis Zirconia

Local Board of Trustees

Mr. John R. Babb Wilmington
The Honorable Jonathan Barfield Wilmington
Mr. Louis A. Burney, Jr. Wilmington
Mr. Robby Collins Wilmington
Mr. Bill Cherry Wilmington
Ms. Ann M. David Wilmington
Mr. Alexander D. Guy Surf City
Mr. Jimmy R. Hopkins Wilmington
The Honorable Pat Kusek Wilmington
Mr. John F. Melia Wilmington
Mr. Bruce Moskowitz Wilmington
Ms. Mary Lyons Rouse Wilmington
Mr. Mat F. White Wilmington
President, Student Government Association CFCC

Mission Statement

For the North Carolina Community College System

The mission of the North Carolina Community College System is to open the door to high‑quality, accessible educational opportunities that minimize barriers to post‑secondary education, maximize student success, and improve the lives and well‑being of individuals by providing:

  • Education, training and retraining for the workforce, including basic skills and literacy education, occupational and pre-baccalaureate programs.
  • Support for economic development through services to and in partnership with business and industry.
  • Services to communities and individuals, which improve the quality of life.

Adopted by the State Board of Community Colleges, October 1993; revised March 1994, April 1994; reaffirmed January 1998; revised and adopted June 1998; revised and adopted September 2006.

For Cape Fear Community College

Cape Fear Community College is an open door, multi-campus, comprehensive community college that strengthens the academic, economic, social and cultural life of the citizens of New Hanover and Pender counties.

As a member of the North Carolina Community College System, Cape Fear Community College fully supports the system mission and fulfills its purposes by:

  • Focusing on vocational, technical, pre-baccalaureate, literacy education, and continuing education programs and services;
  • Recruiting, enrolling, advising and retaining a diverse student body;
  • Recruiting, retaining and developing a highly qualified and diverse faculty and staff who are dedicated to quality education and service to the College and the community;
  • Evaluating existing programs and implementing new curricula and instructional strategies to serve the changing needs of the service area;
  • Providing support services that help students succeed;
  • Enhancing student life through clubs, cultural activities, leadership opportunities, and athletics; and
  • Interacting and cooperating with others to encourage, promote and facilitate economic and community development.

Approved by the CFCC Board of Trustees, March 23, 1995; revised January 18, 1996; revised November 19, 2003; reaffirmed January 26, 2006; reaffirmed September 10, 2010, reviewed September 2015.

Vision Statement

“Cape Fear Community College: Building a future‑oriented world‑class workforce and a community of lifelong learners in partnership with regional businesses and agencies. Imagine the possibilities!”

Approved by the CFCC Board of Trustees, March 26, 1998.

About the College

Cape Fear Community College is a comprehensive community college that offers education and training services through numerous (1) TECHNICAL/VOCATIONAL CURRICULA in such broad areas as health care, business, engineering technologies, computer sciences, architecture/construction/ interior design, law enforcement and numerous other fields, (2) COLLEGE TRANSFER/UNIVERSITY PARALLEL studies in the freshman and sophomore years of baccalaureate programs, and (3) a host of CONTINUING EDUCATION programs that can be broadly clustered into such categories as Basic Skills (including Adult High School and GED, among other programs), Occupational Extension (custom-designed training related directly to the in-service training needs of various professions), and Community Services/Self-Supporting classes that may include a wide range of avocational interests.

The core of the College’s mission is world-class workforce development.

CFCC is one of fifty-eight institutions comprising the North Carolina Community College System. The North Carolina Community College System and its constituent institutions operate in accord with legislation enacted by the North Carolina General Assembly and as contained in Chapter 115D of the North Carolina General Statutes. Governance of Cape Fear Community College is further defined by policies, rules, and procedures as promulgated in accord with state and federal laws by the North Carolina State Board of Community Colleges, the Cape Fear Community College Board of Trustees, and College officials.

Cape Fear Community College’s official service area includes New Hanover and Pender counties. CFCC’s Wilmington campus is located in downtown Wilmington and the North Campus is located in Castle Hayne. CFCC offers classes at the Burgaw Center and at the Alston W. Burke Center in Pender County. Several CFCC technical and vocational programs are unique to southeastern North Carolina and to the state as a whole, and the College therefore serves as a regional provider of workforce training. The number of different students annually enrolling at the College typically exceeds 27,000.

Note

The catalog and handbook are published for the purpose of providing information about the College and its programs. Announcements contained herein are subject to change without notice and may not be regarded in the nature of binding obligations on the College or the State. Efforts will be made to keep changes to a minimum, but changes in policy by the North Carolina State Legislature, the North Carolina Community College System, or by local conditions may make some alterations in curricula, fees, etc., necessary.

Non-discrimination Policy

Cape Fear Community College, its faculty and staff, and the Board of Trustees are committed to equality of educational opportunity. The College does not discriminate against applicants, students, or employees. Moreover, the College is committed to cultural diversity and actively seeks larger numbers of minorities within the College community. This policy applies to both students and employees at all levels of the Colleges operations.

Institutional Accreditation

Cape Fear Community College is accredited by the Commission on College of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to award associate degrees. Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097 or call (404) 679-4500 for questions about the accreditation of Cape Fear Community College.

Cape Fear Community College (CFCC) provides the above information to enable interested constituents (1) to learn about the accreditation status of CFCC, (2) to file a third-party comment at the time of CFCC’s decennial review, or (3) to file a complaint against CFCC for alleged non-compliance with a standard or requirement. The Commission on College’s should be contacted only if there is evidence that appears to support Cape Fear Community College’s significant non-compliance with a requirement or standard. Otherwise, the Commission on College’s website provides membership information and accreditation status of its members at www.sacscoc.org. All other inquiries about Cape Fear Community College should be addressed directly to the college and not to the Commission on College’s office.

Member Of

Cape Fear Community College is a member institution of the North Carolina Community College System, the League for Innovation in Community Colleges, and the American Association of Community Colleges.

Accreditations and Certifications of Select Programs

Associate Degree Nursing: Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing, Inc. (ACEN). The address and telephone number of Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing, Inc. is 3343 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 850, Atlanta, GA 30326, (404) 975-5000.

Cardiovascular Sonography: The CFCC Medical Sonography Program - Cardiac Concentration is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (www.caahep.org) upon the recommendation of The Joint Review Committee on Education in Diagnostic Medical Sonography. The CAAHEP address is 25400 US Highway 19 N., Suite 158 Clearwater, Florida 33763 Phone: 727-210-2350

Criminal Justice Technology: The North Carolina Criminal Justice Education and Training Standards Commission. The address and telephone number of the North Carolina Criminal Justice Education and Training Standards Commission is NC Criminal Justice Standards Division, NC Department of Justice, 1700 Tryon Park Drive, Raleigh, NC 27610; PO Drawer 149, Raleigh, NC 27602-0149, (919) 661-5980.

Dental Assisting: The Commission on Dental Accreditation of the American Dental Association. The address and telephone number of the Commission on Dental Accreditation of the American Dental Association is 211 East Chicago Avenue, Chicago, IL 60611-2678, (800) 621-8099 or (312) 440-4653.

Dental Hygiene: The Commission on Dental Accreditation of the American Dental Association. The address and telephone number of the Commission on Dental Accreditation of the American Dental Association is 211 East Chicago Avenue, Chicago, IL 60611-2678, (312) 440-4653. The dental hygiene program is accredited without reporting requirements.

Early Childhood Education: National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC), NAEYC Accreditation Early Childhood Higher Education Programs, 1313 L Street NW, Suite 500, Washington DC 20005-4101, (202) 232-8777 or (800) 424-2460.

Medical Sonography: The CFCC Medical Sonography Program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (www.caahep.org) upon the recommendation of The Joint Review Committee on Education in Diagnostic Medical Sonography. The CAAHEP address is 25400 US Highway 19 N., Suite 158 Clearwater, Florida 33763. Phone: 727-210-2350.

Nurse Aide Level I: The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS), Health Care Personnel Education and Credentialing Section. The address and telephone number for the DHHS, Health Care Education and Credentialing Section is 2709 Mail Service Center, Raleigh, NC 27699-2709, (919) 855-3969. The NC DHHS website is www.ncnar.org.

Nurse Aide Level II: The North Carolina Board of Nursing (NCBON). The address and telephone number of the North Carolina Board of Nursing is P. O. Box 2129, Raleigh, North Carolina, 27602, (919) 782-3211. The NCBON website is www.ncbon.org.

Occupational Therapy Assistant: The Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education (ACOTE of the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA), located at 4720 Montgomery Lane, Suite 200, Bethesda, MD 20814-3449, (301) 652-AOTA, www.acoteonline.org.

Pharmacy Technology: The American Society of Health System Pharmacists (ASHP), 7272 Wisconsin Avenue, Bethesda, MD, 20814, (301) 657-3000, www.ashp.org.

Phlebotomy: The National Accreditation Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences (NAACLS), 5600 N. River Rd., Suite 720, Rosemont, IL 60018-5119, (773) 714-8880.

Practical Nursing: The North Carolina Board of Nursing, PO Box 2129, Raleigh, NC 27602, (919) 782-3211, www.ncbon.org.

Radiography: Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology, 20 N. Wacker Drive, Suite 2850, Chicago, IL 60606-3182, (312) 704-5300, www.jrcert.org.

Surgical Technology: The Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP) in cooperation with the Accreditation Review Council on Education in Surgical Technology and Surgical Assisting (ARC/STSA). Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Programs (CAAHEP), 1361 Park Street, Clearwater, FL 33756, (727) 210-2350. Accreditation Review Council on Education in Surgical Technology and Surgical Assisting (ARC/STSA), 6 W. Dry Creek Circle, Suite #110, Littleton, CO 80120, (303) 694-9262.

ADMISSION TO ANY AND ALL EDUCATIONAL PROGRAMS OFFERED BY CAPE FEAR COMMUNITY COLLEGE IS MADE WITHOUT REGARD TO RACE, COLOR, SEX, RELIGION, NATIONAL ORIGIN, PHYSICAL HANDICAP, OR OTHER NON-RELEVANT FACTORS.