Business and Technologies | College Transfer | Basic Skills | Corporate and
Continuing Education | Community
Service | Student
Development and Support | Instructional Development and Support | Administrative Support
To carry out CPCC's
mission, the College provides educational programs and services in the following areas:
Health and Community
The cornerstone of the
community college system in North Carolina is the preparation of students for a first
career, career change, and career advancement to meet individual goals and regional needs.
The College provides
vocational and technical programs in a broad range of occupational areas. Two-year
associate degrees and shorter term diploma and certificate programs are offered. In
support of these programs, the College will continue to form major partnerships, fueled by
the advances of technology, with business and industry.
Business and Technologies
and Health and Community Services graduates develop marketable employment skills and
college-level academic skills. In some cases, these degree programs and classes are
transferable to four-year institutions. Non-degree seeking students reach other career
goals such as updating job skills, career advancement, and re-entry into the work force
with marketable skills.
From its inception, the
College has provided the first two years of study in the arts and sciences and
pre-professional fields for those students who wish to transfer to four-year colleges with
junior status. Students are able to transfer courses or an associate degree to four-year
colleges and have the background and skills to succeed in their further studies. Graduates
have a foundation in their areas of specialization, have college-level academic skills,
and have successfully completed the general education core curriculum.
In 1996, the North
Carolina Community College System and the University of North Carolina developed a comprehensive articulation
agreement to address the transfer of North Carolina Community College students to the
constituent institutions of the University of North Carolina system. Graduates with the AA
and AS degrees who complete the agreed general education transfer core will receive junior
status and will be considered to have fulfilled the institution-wide, lower division,
general education requirements for any University of North Carolina institution if
admitted to the university.
The Queens Bound articulation agreement provides a unique
opportunity for highly motivated CPCC students working toward AA, AS or AFA degrees to
continue at Queens College to earn bachelor's degrees. Queens Bound students who enroll
full time in the College of Arts and Sciences at Queens are guaranteed up to $5,000 in
education opportunities to populations previously underserved was a founding principle of
the community college movement. This open-door policy mandated basic skills programs for
Adult basic education
programs provide basic literacy instruction and functional living skills. Adult high school and GED programs
assist high school drop-outs and adults in completing high school. Developmental education
provides classes for high school graduates who lack college skills. Compensatory Education
assists students with developmental disabilities or traumatic brain injury to improve
academic and basic living skills.
The Adult English as a
Second Language program, also known as LEP (Limited English Proficiency), offers basic
English language instruction to members of the immigrant and refugee communities in the
CPCC service area. These free courses provide students with the opportunity to build
the communication skills needed to live and work in the United States and to fully
participate in community activities. These free English classes also serve as a gateway
for non-native speakers of English to enter other CPCC programs.
Although students in
these programs have very diverse goals and many students stop short of entry into
college-level programs, all basic skills programs are designed to provide the necessary
skills and confidence to be successful in the next level of education.
Workforce development of
the Charlotte-Mecklenburg employers is the major thrust of Corporate and Continuing Education. The College
provides programs and services specifically designed to meet the training, re-training and
development needs of business and industry and other area organizations as well as meeting
individual career goals for the general adult population. The formation of dynamic
partnerships with community organizations and business and industry is the critical
component in meeting these needs.
The College also provides
programs and services for the general adult population which stress life-long learning in
the areas of academic, cultural, social, recreational, and personal development.
Business and industry and
other community organizations receive assistance in identifying their training needs and
in developing flexible programs and services to meet these needs. Corporate and Continuing
Education delivers education that works.
Central Piedmont's community education program
offers courses for personal interests. The program is well known for high quality training
on a variety of topics. The multi-campus facilities allow us to provide training
throughout the Charlotte-Mecklenburg region. A wide range of courses are available for the
public with specialty offerings for seniors and children (summer only).
The diversity of the
student body has made the student development and support area more critical than ever.
The College provides services for recruitment and enrollment, for academic advising, for
career and personal counseling, for student activities, and for special populations
including high-risk students. The faculty play a supportive role in these endeavors.
Students receive timely and accurate information about College programs and services and
receive assistance in their academic, career, and personal development. The degree to
which student support services are effective has a major impact on student success.
Development and Support
CPCC is a leader among
community colleges in instructional development and support. Experimentation and
innovation in instruction and the use of alternative
instructional delivery systems remain a major focus.
The College provides
support for instructors to experiment with non-traditional modes of teaching and learning
through classroom research, through the use of technology incorporated into the classroom,
and through alternative delivery systems and scheduling. The instructional support area
provides library, media, and learning laboratory services which give support to
instructors and students to enhance the teaching and learning process.
provides effective leadership by setting the tone and direction and by granting employees
the authority and resources to carry out their duties.
The College efficiently
and effectively expends its resources and is committed to maintaining a leadership role in
its utilization of personnel and campus facilities. The College provides the
organizational support areas of institutional research and planning, staff and resource
development, and marketing and community relations. Effective administrative processes
allow the College to focus on its primary mission of providing educational programs and
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