Dozens of catalogs from Cape Fear Community College are now online at DigitalNC. The publications span fifty years, from 1967 to 2017. In the beginning, the institution was called Cape Fear Technical Institute, and it received its current name of Cape Fear Community College in 1988. These various catalogs cover admissions, student registration for classes, financial aid, scheduling, and the lists of programs and classes. A few of the classes offered are specific to the coastal environment, such as marine technology, boat building, commercial fishing, or marine diesel mechanics, although there are more traditional programs like business administration or criminal justice. Many of the more recent catalogs also include the student handbooks.