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Study at Central Piedmont Community College

Central Piedmont Community College, CPCC, is a large community college, located in Charlotte, North Carolina (Mecklenburg County). The school was founded in 1963. CPCC is the result of a merger between Mecklenburg College and the Central Industrial Education Center.

CPCC has seven satellite campuses and a virtual campus, all situated in the Charlotte Metro area. It is by far the largest and most wide-ranging community college system in North Carolina and South Carolina. The school is also part of the statewide North Carolina Community College System.

A number of the CPCC graduates have gone on to become famous; they include Cindy Castano, producer of National Geographic documentaries including the Emmy Award winning ‘Stalking Leopards'and Tom Fisher, a renowned visionary in the areas of Internet, eCommerce and High Tech sectors.

Profile of Central Piedmont Community College

Central Piedmont Community College is found in Charlotte, NC. Charlotte is a large city. The school is a public institution. Students can earn degrees up to and including the Associate's degree at Central Piedmont Community College.

Course Topics

The school is known for its programs in engineering.

Central Piedmont Community College Selectivity

Central Piedmont Community College accepts all qualified applicants under its open-admission rules.

Student Enrolment

Students numbered 18, 052 in 2007 at the school.

Central Piedmont Community College Programs and Degrees
General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors
Liberal Arts437liberal arts and sciences, liberal arts and humanities, general studies, sign language translation, interdisciplinary studies
Medical Support and Technology142medical assistant, mental health services tech, dental hygienist, dental assistant, respiratory care tech, cardiovascular tech, medical lab tech, cytotechnologist, . . .
Business and Management131business management, accounting technology, accounting, retail, international business, international marketing, human resources
Computer Science and Engineering71computer programming, computer networking, information technology, information science, database administration, webmastering, computer and info science, network management
Engineering Technician66architectural engineering tech, computer tech courses, electronics tech, civil engineering tech, surveying tech, mechanical engineering tech, quality control tech, mechanical drafting
Mechanics and Repair60HVAC, automobile mechanics, autobody repair, vehicle maintenance, diesel mechanics
Law59legal assistant, legal secretary
Nursing and Emergency Medicine52registered nursing
Production Trades47machine shop assistant, welding
Family and Social Work37child care management, social work
Education and Teaching33teacher aide
Security and Law Enforcement30fire protection tech, criminal justice and safety, corrections, criminal justice and police
Therapy and Counselling29substance abuse Counselling, physical therapist assistant
Engineering28civil engineering courses, engineering management, electrical engineering
Medical administration26medical records tech, medical office management
Design25interior design
Cooking and Culinary Arts24chef training
Photography and Commercial Art24commercial art
Landscaping and Horticulture19applied horticulture, turf management
Hospitality17hospitality management, hotel management, tourism and travel
Construction Trades17electrician
office and Administration16executive secretary, administrative assistant, office data entry
Nutrition and Exercise Therapy10rehabilitation, parks and recreation management
Media5printing equipment operation

Contact: Central Piedmont Community College

Central Piedmont Community College

1201 Elizabeth Avenue

Charlotte, NC 28204

General Phone: (704) 330-2722

http://www.cpcc.edu

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