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CFCC and UNCW partner in oceanography education

CFCC and UNC Wilmington are partnering on a oceanography transfer agreement. (PCD/file).

WILMINGTON — Cape Fear Community College and UNC Wilmington have created a transfer opportunity for students wishing to pursue a bachelor’s degree in oceanography.

CFCC students who have completed an associate in applied science degree in marine technology and meet admission requirements of UNC Wilmington’s bachelor of science program have guaranteed admission, carving a straightforward pathway to bachelor’s degree at UNCW.

“I am thrilled to see this articulation agreement between CFCC and UNCW come to fruition,” CFCC President Jim Morton said in a press relese. “This partnership provides a seamless pathway for students to pursue their academic and career goals in this exciting and ever-evolving field while also continuing to foster collaboration and innovation between our institutions.”

This partnership was the idea of Jason Rogers, CFCC marine technology department chair, and Philip Bresnahan, UNCW assistant professor of oceanography.

“Before this partnership, a clear pathway for graduates of the CFCC marine technology program did not exist,” UNCW Chancellor Aswani Volety said in a press release. “UNCW is pleased to offer this opportunity for CFCC graduates to seek a four-year degree and broaden their career opportunities.”

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