CFCC 2018-2019 Catalog & Student Handbook 
    Jun 18, 2024  
CFCC 2018-2019 Catalog & Student Handbook [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Student Support Services

Academic Advising Center

Academic advising engages students in developing a plan to reach educational and career goals and helps students select and register for the courses they need to stay on track.  Advising services are available to students in the Academic Advising Center, which is located on the second floor of the Wilmington Campus’ Union Station room U-240.  Advising services are also provided on the North Campus through the Student Services office located in the McKeithan Center.   Students are seen on a walk-in basis or may call (910) 362-7859 to schedule an appointment.  Please refer to our website for specific hours and other helpful information. 

New students are encouraged to visit the Academic Advising Center for help in selecting classes and registering for their first semester at CFCC.  Students may use the center’s computers for web registration.  Additionally, students enrolled in college transfer programs are encouraged to visit the Academic Advising Center for help in developing a transfer plan to a 4-year college or university.  During registration, this transfer plan will assist the student in selecting courses that will help meet admission and program requirements at the 4-year school. To further assist students with transfer planning, the center hosts visits from regional 4-year college and university admission representatives throughout the academic year.

Career Development

Career development services are available through the Academic Advising Center at the Wilmington and North Campus locations.  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 or to schedule an appointment, students may call (910) 362-7047 or email


Confidential academic, personal, and career counseling services are provided on an ongoing basis to all students.  The counseling staff is available Monday through Friday on both campuses.  Please refer to our website for specific hours based on campus location.  Summer hours may vary.  Students are seen on a walk-in basis or appointments may be made by calling (910) 362-7017 (Wilmington Campus) or (910) 362-7523 (North Campus). 

The professional counseling staff is experienced in assisting students in developing skills and attitudes needed to deal effectively with their academic environment.

Students who are uncertain in selecting their major course of study or who are experiencing academic difficulty are encouraged to seek the assistance of a counselor.  Students with personal concerns that may interfere with their academic success are also urged to seek guidance from the counseling staff.

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

Disability Support Services

Cape Fear Community College and all employees shall operate programs, activities, and services to ensure that no otherwise qualified individuals with disabilities shall be excluded from participating in, be denied the benefit of, or be subjected to discrimination under any such program, activity, or service solely by reason of their disabilities.  Disability Support Services provides numerous services that assist students in reaching their academic goals.  Assistance may include services such as registration assistance, academic counseling, student advocacy, interpreters for the deaf or hard-of-hearing, assistive technology, and other reasonable accommodations.  To be eligible for Disability Support Services, students must provide professional medical, psychological, and/or educational documentation of their disabilities, including associated functional limitations, to the Disability Support Services’ staff.  If classroom adaptations or interpreters are necessary to participate in class, advanced notice of 4 weeks is recommended in order to guarantee such services.

Students who have a disability are encouraged to contact the Disability Support Services office to arrange a confidential discussion. Individuals wishing to schedule an appointment with a staff member are encouraged to call ahead at (910) 362-7800 or email at  Walk-in appointments are accepted as staff is available.  The Disability Support Services office at the Downtown Campus location is located in Union Station, Suite 218.  Please call (910) 362-7800 in order to schedule an appointment to be seen at the North Campus location (McKeithan Center-100H), the Alston W. Burke Center at Surf City Center location, or the Burgaw Center location.

A student with a grievance based on discrimination, accommodation issue, and/or denial of services based on a disability, are to be filed initially with the Director of Disability Support Services.  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, then the student should consult with the Dean of Student Affairs by referring to the Complaint Form for an alleged violation (

Nixon Minority Male Leaders Program

The Nixon Minority Male Leaders Program is a student mentoring initiative designed to support the educational and professional aspirations of minority male 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 minority males and other students in reaching academic and professional aspirations.  The goals 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 Minority Male Leaders Program  endeavors to improve student success through academic program completion and career achievement.


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 language courses
  • Film and Video Production courses
  • building stronger academic skills
  • guidance and materials to prepare for the PSB Test for Health Science careers
  • 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

Additional services:

Academic skills workshops on Time Management/Study Skills, Note and Test Taking Skills, Plagiarism, and Resume and Cover Letter Writing upon request

Learning Lab-Wilmington Campus

Computer Lab-Room L-218 • Health Sciences/Learning Resources Center

Math Lab-Room S-606 • McLeod Building

Writing Center-Room L-219 • Health Sciences/Learning Resources Center

Science Lab-Room N-407 • Natural Sciences Building

Hours: Monday-Thursday from 8:00 a.m. to 8:45 p.m.
Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Saturday from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. (not all services are available, call 910-362-7476 for more information)
(Hours are subject to change)

For more information about the Wilmington Campus Learning Lab or for summer hours, please call (910) 362-7476.

Learning Lab-North Campus

Computer Lab-Room NA-113I • McKeithan Center

Tutoring Center-Room NA-113J • McKeithan Center

FVP Lab-Room NA-102 • McKeithan Center

Hours: Monday-Thursday from 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
(Hours are subject to change)

For more information about the North Campus Learning Lab or for summer hours, please call (910) 362-7554.