CTE Programs of Study

The following programs have been developed and are being offered in order to prepare our students for the higher skilled jobs increasingly required by globally oriented companies:

Broadcasting and Communications

This program of study will prepare students for em-ployment in the area of broadcasting. CCCA will have an on-campus FM radio station reaching 100,000 peo-ple in southeastern NC and northeastern SC. Stu-dents will run and manage this station and will also learn to use TV and the internet to reach mass mar-kets. Currently, broadcasting is a growth industry and offers a variety of careers such as producers, technicians, photographers, editors, account repre-sentatives, advertising copy writers, music directors, programmers, advertising copy producers, traffic managers, on-air personalities and directors.

Culinary Arts

This program is the study of the art and science of food production and processing. Students learn cold and hot food production as well as processing, prepa-ration, preservation, and packaging principles. Food safety and sanitation receive special emphasis with students taking the Serve Safe exam which is a na-tionally recognized food safety credential. Commercial equipment, smallwares, culinary math, and knife skills in a commercial foodservice facility are taught as well as management and service skills. Some ca-reer options are restaurant owner, caterer, chef, cook, restaurant manager, food processing production asso-ciate, food processing technician, teacher, food critic, food photographer, writer and food stylist.


This pathway currently includes masonry with plans to add HVAC, electrical, and plumbing in the future. Students will complete masonry and drafting classes at CCCA-FB. Other green construction courses such as weatherproofing will be provided through Southeastern Community College.



Metals Manufacturing


Machinists, welders, tool and die makers are employed in virtually every area of manufacturing including heavy or large machinery, aerospace, automobiles, ship-building and parts manufacturing. In addi-tion, tool and die makers are often em-ployed by specialty manufacturing firms that build the equipment that other indus-tries use in factories. Welders work in many areas other than manufacturing, ranging from construction to auto repair. CCCA will prepare students to work in ma-chining with the latest high-tech CNC mills and lathes thanks to a generous grant by the Golden Leaf Foundation. It will also provide a trained workforce in Columbus County which may prove effective in at-tracting future industry.

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