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Business, computer technology top most popular programs at CFCC

CFCC logoBusiness, computer technology and healthcare are the most sought after career tracks at Cape Fear Community College.

After surveying all 54 of CFCC’s job training programs, the college reported today the trend toward those three fields.

Amanda Lee, CFCC’s vice president for instructional services, said student enrollment typically mirrors local employment demands.

Programs like culinary arts, marine technology and film and video technology are also popular, Lee added, because those industries are stronger in this area than in other regions of the state.

“Our goal is to develop and offer educational programs that will strike a balance between the needs of local employers and student interest,” Lee said.

She said ongoing participation from members of the business community is essential to the success of job training programs. Each of the college’s technical programs is guided by an advisory committee made up of industry professionals working in the field. The advisory committees help keep the college abreast of the latest trends and technologies to keep programs up to date so students are highly qualified upon graduation.

This fall, 9,221 students are enrolled in credit courses at CFCC.

CFCC’s top 10 job training programs include:

  • Business Administration: 185
  • Computer Engineering Technology: 184
  • Medical Office Administration: 180
  • Culinary Arts: 149
  • Associate Degree Nursing: 140
  • Marine Technology: 125
  • Cosmetology: 118
  • Film and Video Technology: 114
  • Computer Integrated Machining: 107
  • Early Childhood Education: 102

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