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Marine Technology program at CFCC may stay afloat

A program to train our future marine specialists may stay afloat. The Marine Technology program at Cape Fear Community College was once on the chopping block as one of many programs Governor Perdue proposed to cut. Perdue announced this week in her budget proposal, funding for marine programs will remain. CFCC officials said they will continue to keep their fingers crossed as the budget waits for legislative approval. Students in the program gain hands-on experience by spending 30 days at sea, studying the water and marine life.

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What a waste

You tell me this is the best our State can spend our dollars on. This is Cape Fear Community? College. What in the world will this do to help our community? How about offer something that will actually help someone make a living here, to help our community. For real are they going to hire a 1000 Marine Specialist at the Aquarium? Or are all the people going to buy shrimp boats. Please help the real people. Offer something at this “Community College” to help the people that actually want to live here.

Marine Tech

This will offer jobs not only at the Aquarium but all over - as vessel operators, water technicians, and many more enviormental jobs. If they want to cut a budget lets cut the sports. I mean it does nothing for our education, it just gives us something else to do to help fall back in our grades!

Yea, lets cut funding from

Yea, lets cut funding from the Marine Technology program but keep funding for all of the massage therapy and cosmetology programs.