CFCC 2018-2019 Catalog & Student Handbook 
    Dec 10, 2023  
CFCC 2018-2019 Catalog & Student Handbook [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Continuing Education Division

General Course Information

The Continuing Education Division promotes the personal and professional development of individuals and employee groups by offering non-credit courses and seminars. Courses and seminars vary from a few hours in length to several hundred hours, depending on their purpose and content. Continuing Education instruction generally includes a combination of lecture, demonstration,  and  application,  and may be delivered in a classroom setting, on location, or through an online learning environment.

Courses open to the general public are advertised through various print, online, social media, and news outlets. New courses are added throughout the year. An up-to-date listing can be found at

Courses developed and customized for current or future employees of client companies are not advertised to the general public.

The Continuing Education Division offers a broad range    of educational services: basic skills and developmental assessments, high school equivalency exam testing, training and testing for professional licenses and  certifications, career assessments, training needs assessments and job task analyses, as well as courses designed for personal enrichment and lifelong learning. Some specialized programs include the Small Business Center, Career Readiness courses, Customized Training Programs, workplace literacy, and English as a Second Language (ESL).

Courses taken through Continuing Education are generally not transferable to curriculum programs at CFCC or other colleges. CFCC does award curriculum credit in limited areas, such as Emergency Medical Science, using a combination of Continuing Education credits (CEUs), current certifications, and work experience.

Classes are held at the Wilmington downtown campus, North Campus, Burgaw Center, Alston W. Burke Center, and at other locations throughout New Hanover and Pender counties.

For more information and an up-to-date listing of upcoming courses, visit


Generally, any person who is 18 years of age or older, or whose high school class has graduated, is eligible for admission to Continuing Education courses. High school juniors and seniors, 16 years of age and older, may enroll with permission from high school officials and a signed parental consent form.  Applicants are usually admitted on   a first-come, first-serve basis. Some courses have specific admission requirements. Information on requirements is available online at or by calling the number listed with the course. Individuals interested in attending  any occupational extension or community enrichment course may register online through WebAdvisor at or in person by visiting the college.

Change of Name/Address

It is extremely important for the College to have accurate name and address information for each student. Students must have their name formally changed with the Social Security Administration and the Department of Motor Vehicles in order to process a name change. Name changes can only be done in person in Student Services and Enrollment Management on either campus. Students with new addresses may complete a form in Student Services and Enrollment Management or update their address online through WebAdvisor.

Registration Information

Most courses require pre-registration. For information concerning the current course offerings and their locations  in New Hanover or Pender counties, call (910) 362-7170 or visit the website at

Course Schedules

Continuing Education courses are scheduled on a continuous basis with new courses starting often. Specific announcements of course offerings,  registration  dates,  locations,  and  other pertinent information will be through various print, online, social media, and news outlets.

For current course information, please call (910) 362-7170 or visit www.cfcc. edu/ce.

Special seminars and industrial courses may be scheduled to begin at any time period appropriate to a company and Cape Fear Community College.

For more information about customized training, please call (910) 362.7846. For Small Business seminars, call (910) 362-7469.

Minimum Enrollment Required

The college reserves the right to cancel any course when an insufficient number of people register.

Course Schedules

Continuing  Education  course  schedules  vary  depending on the subject matter and intent of the course. Specific information on course schedules can be found within the online description of that course at


Registrations fees for occupational extension courses are set by the State of North Carolina. Based on the length of the course, the costs range from $70 to $180. In compliance with North Carolina statutes, registration fees may be waived for selected courses and qualifying individuals. Occupational Extension registration fees are subject to change contingent upon action by the NC General Assembly.

Registration fees for self-supporting courses are set by the college. They are based on a number of factors specific to each course and may vary greatly from course to course. For specific course costs, visit

Additional costs may  include  textbooks,  equipment  and/ or supplies specific to the course, insurance fees, a $5.00 Campus access/parking/security fee, and a $5.00 technology fee where applicable. In a limited number of self-supporting classes and seminars, other special fees may be charged.

Withdrawal and Refund Policy

The refund policy, as set forth by the North Carolina General Assembly, follows in the next paragraph. To be eligible for a refund the student must officially withdraw from the class by completing a refund request form. Any additional fees paid are nonrefundable, including professional liability insurance and technology fees.

A 100 percent tuition refund shall be made if the student officially withdraws from class before the first class meeting (fax: 910-362-7990 or email: A written request must be dated and received by the registrar before the first class meeting.

A 75 percent tuition refund shall be made if the student officially withdraws from class prior to or on the 10 percent date of scheduled hours. A written request must be dated and received by the registrar prior to or on the 10 percent date of scheduled hours. Students are responsible for obtaining the 10 percent date from their instructor on the first class meeting.

Please note: For courses that meet fewer than 10 times, the 10 percent date will usually be the first class meeting.

A full refund shall be made for classes canceled by the college.  Students do not have to request refunds in this case.

Transcript of Record

(Curriculum and Continuing Education)

Upon written request of the student, a transcript of classes taken and credits earned at Cape Fear Community College will be sent to other colleges or third parties. Transcripts can be requested for colleges to which you have applied through the College’s website ( Transcripts requested in person will be printed on demand except during peak registration days or mailed as designated. The non-refundable cost for an official transcript is $5.00 each.

Continuing Education Registration-Campus Access Fee

All parking decals may be obtained in person Monday through Friday, 8 a.m.–5 p.m. in the college business office at both the Wilmington and North Campus.

At the Burgaw Center and Alston Burke Center, parking decals may be obtained in person Monday through Friday, 8 a.m.–5 p.m. from the front desk.

Students are required to display parking passes on vehicles parked on campus at any site.

Academic and Career Readiness Department

The Academic and Career Readiness Department includes the following programs for adults 16 years of age or older, who wish to begin, continue, or expand their educational skills. All interested participants In Academic and Career Readiness must demonstrate the ability to benefit from the program by being able to take one of the following pre-tests as determined by the college: CASAS, TABE. Students unable to complete the pre-test will be admitted to the program at a future date once they are able to complete the pre-test.

  • Adult Basic Education (ABE)
  • Adult High School Diploma (AHS)
  • Career Readiness (formerly known as Human Resources Development)
  • English as a Second Language (ESL)
  • High School Equivalency Exam Prep for the GED® Test
  • National Career Readiness Certification

All classes are offered at convenient times and locations. All classes are free. Anyone under 18 years of age must have school and parental release forms. High School Equivalency Exam Prep classes for the GED® Test, Adult High School classes are also offered online to students who meet eligibility requirements. National Career Readiness Certification prep classes are also offered online.

For more information visit .

Basic Skills Attendance Policy for High School Equivalency Prep, ABE, ABE Essentials, ESL

Students must be in attendance at least eighty percent (80%) of the clock hours of a class in order to remain in the class.

Those who do not meet minimum attendance requirements will be dropped from the class for that session and will be given a grade of “U”. Students are expected to punctually attend all lecture and laboratory sessions in the classes for which they are registered. Late arrivals and/or early departures will count toward total absences in classes. Attendance in online classes (HSE, AHS online) is measured not only by initial login but also by completion of 80% of the required course work. Students MUST also meet on the published meeting dates (registration/ orientation, required testing dates).


To enroll in ABE, AHS, High School Equivalency Exam preparation, ESL,  or  AHS  classes  at  CFCC,  students must attend a pre-registration and orientation session. No appointment is necessary. All sessions are held on the Wilmington Campus of CFCC. Students who wish to enroll in off-campus classes may register at the class site. Cost is free.

Adult Basic Education (ABE) Classes

The ABE program is designed for persons 16 or older with or without a high school diploma or its equivalency who function below the ninth grade level. Students receive individualized and classroom instruction in basic math, reading, writing, computer and employability skills. These classes improve adults’ basic skills preparing them to enter the workforce, enhance daily living skills, prepare for the GED® Test or Adult High School Diploma classes and enroll in college.

For more information, call (910) 362-7324 or log onto

Adult Basic Education Essentials

The ABE Essentials classes are designed for adults that have completed high school but want to continue improving their reading, writing, computer and employability skills with the goal of getting a job. Classes meet Monday through Thursday on campus and Monday through Friday at off campus locations. Cost varies.

Call (910) 362-7457 for more information.

Adult High School Diploma (AHS) Classes

The Adult High School (AHS) program is designed for adult learners 16 years of age or older who have not completed high school, but have academic skills at or above the 9th grade level. Students who are 16 or 17 years old may enroll only if they have officially withdrawn from public school. Students must complete 22 units to be eligible to graduate. Classes meet nightly, Monday through Thursday, from 5:30 p.m. until 9:30 p.m. at campus sites in Wilmington and Burgaw. The cost is free. Registration for all AHS classes is held at the Wilmington campus.

Classes are also available online to students who meet eligibility requirements.

For information, please call (910) 362-7324 or visit

Career Readiness Classes (formerly known as Human Resources Development)

The Career Readiness program is designed for individuals who wish to become more marketable by upgrading their employability skills. Classes are year round and include Introduction to Computers, Resume Preparation, Interview Coaching, Career Interests and Aptitudes, Confidence Building, and Self-Discovery. Classes are reasonably priced and the fee may be waived for those who qualify.

For more information, call (910) 362-7324.

English as a Second Language (ESL) Classes

The ESL program is designed for persons 16 years or older whose native language is not English. Instruction focuses on English skills that will enable students to interact effectively in the community, workplace, or in higher education.

Classes are designed to serve the needs of those individuals who have no English skills up to and including individuals who are preparing for university study. ESL classes help individuals develop skills to secure a job, help children with schoolwork, talk on the phone, meet new people, and improve communication skills.

For information call (910) 362-7324 or visit .

GED® Testing

GED® Tests are offered at the downtown campus. For registration Information call (910) 362-7324.

High School Equivalency Exam Prep Classes for the GED® Test

This program is designed for persons 16 or older without a high school diploma or its equivalency and who function at or above the 9th grade level. Students receive individualized and classroom instruction to prepare for the four areas of the GED® Test. Classes are also available online to students who meet eligibility requirements.

For more information, call (910) 362-7324 or visit

National Career Readiness Certification (CRC)

Cape Fear Community College in partnership with NC Department of Commerce, Work Force, Centers in New Hanover and Pender counties, is offering the National Career Readiness Certificate  (NCRC)  program. The NCRC is a portable credential recognized by many employers across the State and nationwide that allows a job candidate to prove his/her skills in three areas Applied Mathematics, Reading for Information and Locating Information. This allows employers to make informed employment and training decisions. After taking the KeyTrain pre-assessments students will know if there are any skills gaps and exactly what areas in which they need to improve when considering specific jobs. Certifications awarded in: bronze, silver, gold, and platinum.

For more information, call (910) 362-7324, or visit

Community Enrichment Department

The Community Enrichment department  offers  short term, non-credit courses that encourage and support individuals interested in  lifelong  learning  opportunities  and becoming active citizens in their community. Students receive an abundance of opportunities to meet new people, explore their interests, and develop new skills. CFCC Community Enrichment is committed to facilitating personal transformations that enrich the education and lives of our students.

Four areas of course offerings are included within the Community Enrichment department. Personal enrichment courses cover a broad range of topics from culinary techniques to small scale farming. In addition, defensive driving courses encourage the general public to learn safe driving strategies to reduce risk of citations and motor vehicle crashes. Below is a brief sampling of courses available.

For more information about these courses, or to suggest a new course offering, please call (910) 362-7199 unless otherwise noted.

Community Enrichment courses  are  frequently  designed  to meet specific requests; therefore, course offerings may change with the interests and the needs of residents in CFCC’s service areas of New Hanover and Pender counties. Input from the community is welcome and encouraged, and we are always seeking talented instructors.

If you are interested in teaching for Community Enrichment, please call the Director of Community Enrichment at (910) 362-7254.

Personal Enrichment Courses

It’s never too late to try something new! CFCC Community Enrichment offers a variety of personal enrichment courses and workshops which are open to the general public. Areas of course offerings include, but are not limited to: personal health and wellness, computers and technology, recreational sports, foreign and sign languages, heritage arts and crafts, boating safety, visual and performing arts, home and garden, and much more.

For information about upcoming personal enrichment courses, please call (910) 362-7199 or visit .

Defensive Driving Courses

Defensive Driving courses are available to individuals with moving violations and also to the general public to improve driving skills.

For information and class schedules, call (910) 362-7219, or (910) 362-7175 or visit

Alive@25: This course is ideal for young drivers age 16-25. Through interactive media segments, workbook exercises, role playing, and classroom participation, young drivers develop strategies that will keep them safe on the road.

DDC4: This four (4) hour Defensive Driving course will motivate drivers to change behind-the-wheel behaviors and attitudes. It will give them key understanding, skills and techniques to avoid collisions and reduce future violations. The result is a more responsible driver who grasps best practices to prevent injury and death while operating a motor vehicle. This class is open to any individual or business wanting to increase their awareness of roadway safety.

DDC8: The eight (8) hour Defensive Driving Course is used extensively for court referrals, as a diversion program for drivers with excessive violations, and to retrain drivers with poor driving records. This course addresses the attitudes of drivers so participants can see that their choices have financial, legal, and personal consequences. 

Motorcycle Rider Safety - Basic

This basic twenty-two (22) hour course is designed for new riders who have never ridden a motorcycle and for re-entry riders who need a refresher course. Students will learn about the different types of motorcycles, layout and operation of the basic controls, and how to become a safer, more responsible rider. Successful participants will receive a NC DMV skills waiver card.

For information and class schedules, call (910) 362-7219 or 362-7175.

Motorcycle Rider Safety - Experienced

A one-day course for riders with basic skills, this class provides more in-depth riding techniques and procedures than practiced in the basic motorcycle rider course. This course consists of activities that emphasize personal risk management and self-assessment strategies and on-cycle exercises with emphasis in cornering, braking and swerving.

For information and class schedules, call (910) 362-7219 or 362-7175.

Customized Training and Workforce Development Department

502 N Front Street – Union Station U550

Wilmington, North Carolina 28401

Located at 502 N Front Street, the Customized Training and Workforce Development Department offers courses in a wide variety of areas for job training as well as and customized industry training in New Hanover and Pender counties. 

To request industry training or receive information on upcoming courses or seminars, call (910) 362-7170 or visit The following is a small sampling of courses available.

Auto Safety Inspection and OBD Emissions

This course prepares auto technicians and service personnel as safety and emission inspectors for motor vehicles. It includes regulations and test inspection procedures and is taught to insure that the student understands rules and regulations, can inspect a vehicle properly and can successfully pass qualification exams for certification as a safety and emission inspector at a licensed inspection station.

Auto Safety & OBD Emission Inspection Certification

This course is designed to prepare auto technicians and service personnel as OBD (On-Board Diagnostics) emission inspectors for motor vehicles. Course topics include regulations and test inspection procedures required by the NC DMV – Enforcement Section – OBD emission inspectors. Upon completion a student will understand the rules, regulations and procedures for OBD emission inspections, be able to inspect a vehicle properly, and be prepared to sit for the state certification exam.

Aviation Ground School

This course is designed to provide ground school training for people interested in flying or working with the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) as tower operators or radar operators.  . The course provides instruction in general airplane knowledge, weather patterns, FAA regulations and flight planning. Students are prepared to successfully complete flight training and receive the FAA Private Pilot license. This course is only classroom time and does not include flight lessons.

Assistance Towing Endorsement

This 4 hour U.S. Coast Guard approved course is intended for those who hold, or are in the process of attaining, their Operator of Uninspected Passenger Vehicles (OUPV)             6-Passenger or Master’s Licenses. In order to commercially assist other vessels that may be aground, disabled, out of fuel, or experiencing some other malfunction, a boat operator must hold this “Assistance Towing” Endorsement. This course serves in lieu of taking an Assistance Towing Endorsement examination at any U.S. Coast Guard Regional Examination Center.

Celestial Navigation

This course will cover the theory and technique of finding one’s position at sea through sextant observations of celestial bodies.

Coastal Navigation

This course provides training in marine piloting and electronic navigation techniques. Upon successful completion, students will gain competence in the safe navigation of vessels utilizing and interpreting information obtained from navigational aids.

Barber School

The barbering program consists of four courses students take consecutively to prepare them for the NC State Barbering Exam.  Completion of the program takes approximately 14 months.  Day and evening courses are available.

For more information, call (910) 362-7693.

Customized Training Program

The Customized Training Program provides training for industry at CFCC as well as on-site for businesses. Topics vary widely according to industry need and can be customized. Examples of industry offerings include: technical training, basic computer and software program skills, oral and written communication skills, management, supervision, quality standards, customer service, and team- building.  

The  Customized  Training  Program  supports the economic development efforts of the State by providing education and training opportunities for eligible businesses and industries. Amended in 2008, this program integrates  the New and Expanding Industry Training Program and the Customized Industry Training Program to more effectively respond to business and industry (G.S. 115D-5.1e). The Customized Training Program also includes the former Focused Industry Training Program and shall offer programs and training services to assist new and existing business and industry to remain productive, profitable, and within the State.

The program was developed in recognition of the fact that one of the most important factors for a business or industry considering locating, expanding, or remaining in North Carolina is the ability of the State to ensure the presence of a well-trained workforce. The program is designed to react quickly to the needs of businesses and to respect the confidential nature of proprietary processes and information within those businesses.

The purpose of the Customized Training Program is to provide customized training assistance in support of full-time production and direct customer service positions created in the State of North Carolina, thereby enhancing  the growth potential of companies located in the state while simultaneously preparing North Carolina’s workforce with the skills essential to successful employment in emerging industries.

For more information, call (910) 362-7176.

Ed2Go - Online Courses

More than 350 instructor-led courses are available via the Internet through Ed2Go. Topic areas include computer applications, web design, customer service, project management, production and inventory management, small business, healthy lifestyle, writing, and many more. All courses begin on the third Wednesday of every month.

For more information, call (910) 362-7572 or visit

Professional development courses include training necessary to earn and maintain licensing, commissioning, or certification in various fields of employment and meet the continuing education requirements of trade contractors and other occupations. Through a partnership with Ed2Go, CFCC offers over 350 non-credit, instructor-led online courses ranging from Accounting to Writing Essentials.

Effective Substitute Teacher Training

This course is required by New Hanover County Schools and provides prospective substitute teachers with the principles and practices of effective teaching, including: skills in planning, classroom management, and instructional techniques. This course is also suitable for new teachers and teacher assistants. Upon completion of the course, students will receive a certificate that proves participation and successful completion of the course.

For information about requirements and upcoming courses, please call (910) 362-7199.

Continuing Education for Teachers

Teachers in need of license renewal credits can receive Continuing Education Units (CEUs) through Ed2Go, which offers flexible and affordable online courses in the following areas: classroom computing, languages, mathematics, reading and writing, science, test prep, and tools for teachers. Each course runs for six weeks and consists of twelve lessons.

For information about upcoming course offerings or to request a customized Continuing Education course for your school, please call (910) 362-7199 or visit the Ed2Go website at:

Electrical Contractors’ Renewal

Electrical Contractors’ Renewal courses are held throughout the year. This provides electrical contractors the eight hours of mandatory continuing education credits required to maintain a license.

For more information, call (910) 362-7319.

Electrical Apprenticeship Training

Offered in partnership with the NC Department of Labor, this program is designed to provide the specific skills associated with the electrical trade. On-the-job training, combined with classroom instruction, develops the employees’ hands-on-skills, and results in the award of a certificate as a journeyman in the trade.

For more information, call (910) 362-7319.

Notary Public

The North Carolina Secretary of State’s office requires that anyone wishing to serve as a Notary Public in North Carolina must successfully complete an approved Notary Public course before applying for commission. In order to take this course and become a Notary Public in North Carolina, an individual must meet certain requirements which include, but are not limited to the following: 18 years of age or older; reside or work in the state of North Carolina; possess a high school diploma or equivalent, legally reside in the United States; speak, read, and write in English; and have no felony convictions. In the event of a misdemeanor conviction or any question about eligibility, interested students should call the NC Secretary of State’s office at (919) 807-2000 before signing up for the course.

Marine Captain’s License Preparation

This 64-hour course provides students with the information necessary to take the US Coast Guard examination for licensing as an Operator of Uninspected Passenger Vessels (OUPV) up to 100 gross tons, on inland, near coastal or ocean waters. The examination is then administered upon conclusion of the course.

Upgrade from Operator of Uninspected Passenger Vessels (OUPV) to Master

This 24-hour course is provided to enable the holder of a 6 Passenger OUPV Captain’s license to upgrade to a Master’s Level License, which is required for inspected vessels certified to carry more than 6 passengers. Upon successful completion of this course, a Certificate of Completion is awarded which is then presented to the Coast Guard as part of the Master’s License issuance process. The subject material covered in the course is in accordance with guidelines set by the U. S. Coast Guard.

Medical Coding and Billing Specialist 

This program prepares students to take the AAPC Certified Medical Coder exam. To complete the program students must take the following classes: Anatomy & Physiology/Medical Terminology, Introduction to Medical Coding and Advanced Medical Coding. Each class is 96 hours. An optional Certification Exam Prep class is provided before the certification exam date. A required orientation session for newly enrolled students is held prior to the first class. Online classes will be scheduled accordingly.

For more information, call (910) 362-7370.

Nurse Aide Program

This program provides students with the required classroom, skills lab and direct patient care experience to become a Certified Nursing Assistant, and Personal and Home Care Aide.

Nurse Aide Level I - Prepares graduates to provide personal care and perform basic nursing skills for the elderly and other adults.

Nurse Aide Refresher - A refresher course designed for skill/competency testing of Nurse Aide I employees.

Nurse Aide Level II - Prepares Nurse Aides to perform more complex nursing skills.

Nurse Aide Level II Refresher (with Competency Assessment) - This Refresher with competency assessment is available for the Nurse Aide II who has an expired Nurse Aide II listing.

Personal and Home Care Aide - this course provides advanced training in Home Care for the Nurse Aide I.

For additional information and class schedules.

  • Wilmington location: (910) 362-7370
  • Burgaw location: (910) 362-7909 or 362-7370
  • Surf City location: (910) 362-7370


The DSLR photography series of courses takes the serious aspiring photographer from the basics of digital photography through more advanced techniques to studio lighting and on-location photo shoots. Courses for recreational point-and-shoot photographers are also available.

ServSafe® Certification

The ServSafe® Certification course teaches safe food handling practices and prepares students to take the ServSafe® Certification exam created by the National Restaurant Association. The exam is administered on the last night of class. This is an important certification for anyone working if food service. 

Substance Abuse Counseling Program

This program provides students with the 270 education/training hours required by the North Carolina Substance Abuse Professional Practice Board (NCSAPPB) in order to earn certification as a Certified Substance Abuse Counselor (CSAC).  It is important for those interested in this program to review the additional requirements that are outlined on the NCSAPPB website. 

For more information, call (910) 362-7370.

Welding: 4 Modules

Topics include Blueprint Reading, Virtual Welding Simulation, and Testing/Inspection.

Qualifications: Upon completion of this course, students will demonstrate and understand how to read blueprints using symbols and specifications, use the virtual welding simulation software, and better understand the testing/inspection qualifications. Students who complete this first course will be eligible for hands-on welding courses to earn AWS certifications in MIG, TIG, and Stick welding.

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Small Business Center

The Small Business Center is a provider of business counseling, education, training, and referrals developed to provide start-up assistance to individuals or advice to existing business owners. Our goal is to improve the success rate and number of viable small businesses in Pender and New Hanover counties.


Targeted to prospective and existing Small Business owners including topics like Business Basics, Marketing, Financials, Writing the Business Plan, QuickBooks, Grant Writing, and Customer Service just to name a few!


Confidential one-on-one business counseling services.


Access to our Reference Library is available by appointment and includes Internet Access, business planning, and accounting software, marketing/website videos, and business books.

Visit us online at to register for classes, find how-to startup documents, and download helpful demographics and statistics to aid in writing a business plan, or call the SBC at (910) 362-7216.

Public Safety Department

Emergency Medical Technician/Paramedic Program

Emergency Medical Technician initial training prepares the student to perform basic patient care in a pre-hospital setting. The AEMT and Paramedic initial training builds on the EMT initial training and prepares the student to perform basic and advanced patient care in the pre-hospital setting. The course goal for the EMT, AEMT, and Paramedic is to prepare competent entry-level EMS personnel in the cognitive, psychomotor, and affective learning domains. After successful completion of the course, a state examination is required for credentialing. Additional courses offered include continuing education and refresher for all levels of EMS training. Specialty courses may be offered upon request.

For information and class schedules, call (910) 362-7751.

CoAEMSP Required Published Statement

The Cape Fear Community College Continuing Education Paramedic program has been issued a Letter of Review by the Committee on Accreditation of Educational Programs for the Emergency Medical Services Professions (CoAEMSP). This letter is NOT a CAAHEP accreditation status, it is a status signifying that a program seeking initial accreditation has demonstrated sufficient compliance with the accreditation Standards through the Letter of Review Self Study Report (LSSR) and other documentation. Letter of Review is recognized by the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians (NREMT) for eligibility to take the NREMT’s Paramedic credentialing examination(s). However, it is NOT a guarantee of eventual accreditation.

To contact CoAEMSP:

8301 Lakeview Parkway Suite 111312

Rowlett, TX 75088

214-703-8445 FAX 214-703-8992

In-Service Law Enforcement Continuing Education Courses

Our program offers State Mandated In-Service Training courses for Sworn Law Enforcement Officers affiliated with an existing Law Enforcement Agency. We offer RADAR/LIDAR Certification & Recertification classes several times per year. A Law-Enforcement General Instructor course is offered 2 times per year. We can provide specialized training to Law Enforcement officers on an as needed basis.

For more information see the CFCC Law Enforcement website at E-mail or call (910)-362-7217, (910) 362-7649 or (910) 362-7822.

Fire/Rescue and Emergency Management

The Public Safety Fire/Rescue Training Department offers fire and rescue training as well as Emergency Management certification classes and National Fire Academy Programs in New Hanover and Pender counties. Classes for North Carolina Office of the State Fire Marshall (OSFM) State Certification, National Fire Academy and NC State Emergency Management Certification programs are offered by coordinating with area fire and rescue departments and emergency management personnel. Firefighter recertification and courses in the latest technology are also offered locally. CERT (Com- munity Emergency Response Team), fire brigade/emergency response team training and customized training programs are available upon request.

For more information call (910) 362-7799 or (910) 362-7711.

First Responder Academy

This academy is a comprehensive program which includes Firefighter, Haz-Mat, Technical Rescue, TR Vehicle Rescue, Driver Operator, Emergency Vehicle Driver, Emergency Medical Technician (EMT), Driver Operator Pump Operations, Driver Operator Aerial Operations, Rapid Intervention and other vital classes necessary for future firefighters.

For  additional  information  about  the Academy,  please call (910) 362-7799 or e-mail

NC OSFM State Certification Programs and National Fire Academy Programs

  • Firefighter
  • Emergency Vehicle Driver
  • Driver Operator Aerial Operations Driver Operator Pump Operations Hazardous Materials
  • Technical Rescuer (TR) TR Vehicle Rescue (VR) TR Confined Space Rescue TR Trench Rescue
  • TR Structural Collapse TR Wilderness Rescue TR Water Rescue Airport Firefighter
  • Fire Instructor Level I & II
  • Fire Life Safety Educator Level I, II, & III
  • Fire Officer I, II, III, & IV
  • Fire Inspector Level I, II, & III
  • Marine Firefighting
  • Chief 101
  • Leadership I, II, & III (NFA)

NC Emergency Management State Certification Program

NC Emergency Management Levels I-IV All Hazards Courses are offered.

For more information call 362-7799 or 362-7711.

NIMS ICS (National Incident Management System) Incident Command System FEMA-Federal Emergency Management Agency

The National Incident Management System (NIMS) which is under the Federal Emergency Management Agency provides consistent nationwide template to enable all government, private sector, and nongovernmental organizations, including all first responders, to work together effectively during domestic incidents. The intent of NIMS is to be applicable across a full spectrum of potential incidents and hazard scenarios, regardless of size or complexity and improve coordination and cooperation between public and private entities in a variety of domestic incident management activities. NIMS provides for interoperability and compatibility among all responders.

  • NIMS ICS-700 National Incident Management System An Introduction
  • NIMS ICS-100 NIMS: Introduction to the Incident Command System
  • NIMS ICS-200 NIMS: ICS for Single Resources and Initial Action Incidents
  • NIMS ICS-300 NIMS: Incident Command System, Intermediate
  • NIMS ICS-400 NIMS: Incident Command System, Advanced
  • NIMS ICS-402 NIMS: Overview for Executives,  Senior  Officials
  • NIMS ICS-Special classes upon request.

For more information call 362-7799.

Public Safety Colleges

  • Pender County Firefighters Association Public Safety College – annually in January.
  • New Hanover County Firefighters Association Public Safety College – annually in April.
  • Eastern   Carolina   Firefighters   Association  Public Safety College – annually in October.

For more information call (910) 362-7799.

Fire/Security Alarms System Technician (FAST)

The Fire Alarm System Training (FAST) program is designed to produce competent and qualified individuals in the field of alarm systems. It is our belief that properly trained and knowledgeable alarm system designers and technicians will reduce the losses due to fire or false alarms and improve the quality of life in the community. This program is offered online.

For more information contact Paul Inferrera at

Burgaw Center

100 East Industrial Drive
Burgaw, North Carolina 28425

Phone: (910) 259-4966 or 362-7900 Fax: (910) 259-9048

The CFCC Burgaw Center offers continuing education classes at this Pender County location. Pre-registration is required, call: (910) 362-7909. The curriculum classes that meet in the Burgaw Center are registered through the main campus at CFCC in Wilmington, NC.

Alston W. Burke Center

621 NC Highway 210 E
Surf City, North Carolina 28445

CFCC offers continuing education classes at the Alston W. Burke Center. Pre-registration is required, call: (910) 362- 7931.

Continuing Education Services

The Continuing Education Division promotes the concept of lifelong learning by providing meaningful educational experiences that will help adults meet occupational and professional goals and fulfill social and personal needs.  Non-credit classes and seminars offered will allow adults to achieve their full potential in our ever-changing world of knowledge and skills by preparing for employment to upgrade their skills or learn a new skill.

Human Resources Development Program

The Human Resources Development (HRD) program is designed for unemployed or underemployed individuals who wish to become more marketable by upgrading their employability skills.  Classes are year round and are free for those who qualify.  See Corporate and Continuing Education Division for further details.

Basic Skills and Career Readiness Department

The Basic Skills and Career Readiness Department offers literacy classes for adults 16 years of age or older, who wish to begin, continue, or expand their educational skills.  All classes are free and are offered at convenient times and locations.  Anyone under 18 years of age must have school and parental release forms.  See Extended Services Continuing Education Division for further details.

The Career Readiness program (formerly known as Human Resources Development) is designed for unemployed or underemployed individuals who wish to become more marketable by upgrading their employability skills.  Classes are year round and are free for those who qualify.  See Corporate and Continuing Education Division for further details.