Cape Fear Community College is a public, two-year educational institution operating under the control of a local Board of Trustees. The institution was originally established as the Wilmington Industrial Education Center on April 3, 1958 and was later chartered as Cape Fear Technical Institute on June 4, 1964 by the authority of the State of North Carolina under the terms and provisions of the North Carolina General Statutes (NCGS) as a public institution of the North Carolina Community College System.
With over 22,000 students enrolling in classes every year, Cape Fear Community College is the fifth largest community college in the state and is a major economic development partner in southeastern North Carolina. CFCC is dedicated to providing world-class workforce training and quality higher education for the citizens of New Hanover and Pender counties.
For more than six decades, Cape Fear Community College’s purpose has remained unchanged – to provide the Cape Fear region with accessible, quality education and world-class workforce-training opportunities.
The mission of Cape Fear Community College is to provide high quality, dynamic, innovative, educational, cultural training and workforce development opportunities to individuals, businesses, and industries in New Hanover and Pender counties.
A positive impact in our community is central to the mission of Cape Fear Community College. It is our delight to offer resources that support and entertain the members of New Hanover and Pender counties.
Cape Fear Community College: A world-class college serving diverse communities, promoting excellence through innovation in education, and empowering students for life-long success.
The Cape Fear Community College Foundation, Inc. has been recognized as a tax-exempt non-profit corporation under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code since 1980. As such, the CFCC Foundation is qualified to receive tax-deductible bequests, devises, transfers, or gifts.
The Cape Fear Community College Foundation exists to support the mission of the college and its students, faculty, staff, programs, scholarships, and specific capital projects. We secure and manage the endowment, gifts, and grants consistent with donor intent; these include but are not limited to, cash contributions, planned or estate gifts, securities, donated services, equipment, and supplies for educational purposes.
From the lively riverfront of downtown Wilmington to the pristine beaches of New Hanover and Pender Counties, the Cape Fear region is an exceptional place to live and work.
At Cape Fear, we strive to provide high-quality educational, cultural, and workforce development opportunities to individuals, businesses, and industries in our service area. We’re always looking for people to join our team. Use the buttons below to explore careers at Cape Fear and learn more about what it’s like to work in one of the nation’s most beautiful cities at one of the largest, award-winning community colleges in North Carolina. The faculty and staff at Cape Fear Community College are exceptional. Find out what some of our students have to say about the College’s faculty and staff.