Central Piedmont Community College

1201 Elizabeth Ave.
Charlotte, NC 28204
(7040 330-2722
Accrediting Agency:
Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges

Located in Charlotte, N.C., this two-year public institution is the largest community college in that state’s system, serving more than 70,000 students each year. The school was originally founded in 1963 when Mecklenburg College and the Central Industrial Education Center merged. Today, CPCC operates six campuses in the Charlotte metropolitan area. Students interested in enrolling can choose from a range of certificate and associate’s degree programs, including a growing number of online programs. Non-credit and professional development courses are also available for those interested.

Programs Offered

Whether students are looking to enroll in a technical skills or liberal arts program, Central Piedmont Community College has many options available. Areas of study include, but are not limited to, applied technologies, arts and communication, behavioral and social sciences, business and accounting, construction technology, education, health sciences, hospitality, nursing, public safety, and transport systems. The school also offers distance learning opportunities for students trying to balance their studies with busy work and family schedules. These programs are offered through Moodle and Blackboard, two very popular virtual learning systems that allow students access to materials, assignments, and discussion boards at any time that works for them.


Central Piedmont Community College has been accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools since 1969. The school has also earned specialized accreditation from the American Dental Association, the American Occupational Therapy Association, and the American Physical Therapy Association.


Prospective CPCC students can submit their applications online or download the form from the school’s website. The school has an open admissions policy, so anyone can enroll as long as they submit proper documentation along with their application. Some specific programs, however, may have additional admissions requirements. Students will need to arrange to have their official high school, and any possible college, transcripts sent to the CPCC admissions office. Students who have completed a GED program can enroll as well and just need to submit proof of completion, such as a certified copy of their diploma and test scores.

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