Charlotte Observer: Class in session at CPCC Ballantyne Center


Central Piedmont Community College’s new Ballantyne Center opened its doors in mid-July and has held dozens of classes since. William H. “Mack” McDonald, the Center’s director and CPCC associate dean of Business and Industry Learning, said the college’s newest location has been well-received.

“We have served 250 students at the Ballantyne Center since we opened,” he said. “We are always open to ideas from the business and professional community regarding the classes they would like to see at the Center.”  Read more




From the Charlotte Observer- CPCC Alumna Dr. Maha Gingrich hosts International Success Show

‘International Show’ celebrates 10 years

Maha Gingrich, host of a TV show called “Charlotte, A City of International Success,” said she looks forward to thanking the show’s guests during the 10th anniversary celebration.


Maha Gingrich has been active in the Charlotte community for years.

A southwest Mecklenburg County resident, she has served and continues to serve on several boards, including International House and the Women’s Inter-Cultural Exchange. She is the second woman to be named president of the Charlotte North Rotary Club in the club’s more than 60-year existence. She is also the international community liaison at Central Piedmont Community College and assistant to the vice president. In addition, she is a dancer and choreographer who teaches classical Indian dance. Read more



Charlotte Business Journal: North Carolina’s community college system ranks among the best, per report

North Carolina has one of the best community college systems in the U.S.,according to a new report by personal financial website WalletHub.

The list draws upon WalletHub’s rankings of 670 community colleges, including technical and vocational schools, based on cost and financing, classroom experience, and educational and career outcomes. The website then calculated a weighted average between scores obtained by colleges in each state and the number of students enrolled in each school.

North Carolina ranks No. 11, while neighboring South Carolina comes in at No. 36. More…

CPCC’s Sharon Jones receives 2015 STEM Leader of the Year Award

Congratulations to Sharon Jones, who joined CPCC’s Corporate and Continuing Education department on July 1, 2015, to spearhead the SAS rollout for mid-career professionals through the REACH IT scholarship initiative.

Sharon recently received the 2015 STEM Leader of the Year Award from the Charlotte Business Journal during the publication’s CIO of the Year program, held at The Ritz-Carlton on Aug. 19.

Dental Assisting students earn 100-percent pass rate on exam

Congratulations to the Dental Assisting program at CPCC!

All 21 of the program’s 2015 graduates earned a 100-percent pass rate on the General Chairside Assisting National Exam, administered by the National Assisting National Board, Inc. This certification is considered the highest credential for a dental assistant  and is recognized across the United States.

In addition to achieving this high standard, CPCC’s students scored 36 points higher than the state average on the exam and 31 points higher than their peers across the country.

To learn more about CPCC’s Dental Assisting program, please visit

Charlotte Business Journal:CPCC celebrates opening of its Ballantyne Center

CPCC celebrates opening of its Ballantyne Center

Central Piedmont Community College celebrated the opening of its new location in Ballantyne on Wednesday.

The Charlotte community college’s newest classroom space includes 10,000 square feet of leased space in Ballantyne Corporate Park, which will be known as CPCC Ballantyne Center.

It is located in the 76,000-square-foot Gibson Building at 11430 Community House Road.

Ballantyne is one of the fastest-growing areas of Mecklenburg County with 200,000-plus residents and roughly 210 businesses, says Tony Zeiss, CPCC president. To continure…

Thank You for Your Support of the Alumni Summer Appeal

Your annual gifts make a difference every day! Your gifts provide students with the latest in instructional equipment and technologies as well as instructors that inspire and  motivate students to be the best. Your gifts and support helped CPCC students to achieve and succeed.

The Medical Careers and Cosmetology Programs Division was thrilled to report a 100% certification exam pass rate for all of its programs:

  • Medical Laboratory Technology
  • Pharmacy Technology
  • Ophthalmic Medical Assisting
  • Cosmetology
Yes, your support helped make this possible. Thank you!