LinkedIn Learning Coming to Central Piedmont

LinkedIn LearningThe online learning and professional development platform long used by Central Piedmont students, faculty, and staff will be upgraded on August 5 when becomes LinkedIn Learning.

What are the benefits?
Despite the name change, LinkedIn Learning will retain features popular with users while adding new capabilities that will deliver a more personalized learning experience. These upgrades will help learners achieve their learning goals more easily and efficiently.

While retaining’s robust course library in addition to its transcripts, exercise files, mobile viewing capabilities, bookmarking, and practice environments, LinkedIn Learning will also offer a more intuitive interface, more relevant content recommendations, and enhanced reporting tools.

How does this impact you if you’re a previous user?
Those who have previously used will not lose any of their information as all administrative and learner data including groups, assigned content, account settings, and history will carry over to LinkedIn Learning.

Will LinkedIn Learning link to your personal LinkedIn account?
Additionally, the upgrade to LinkedIn Learning will give users the option to connect their accounts with their LinkedIn profiles. This will allow for further customization, including course recommendations based on job title, skills, and industry. Linking profiles will also help you discover relevant learning content via your LinkedIn feed.

These features will help users navigate and make the most of LinkedIn Learning’s growing library which already exceeds 10,000 courses.

Will LinkedIn Learning training be available?
While you will notice changes to the longtime learning and professional development platform once the transition is complete, you’ll find many popular features will remain intact. However, ITS will post online training tutorials on how to best utilize and navigate LinkedIn Learning following the August 5 launch date.

If you have any questions about the upgrade, please contact our ITS Help Desk at 704.330.5000 or

Central Piedmont Art Gallery Scholarship Program 2019-2020

Central Piedmont Community College art galleries are committed to inspiring, educating, and engaging students, faculty, and community members through access to exceptional visual art in all media. The Galleries support the teaching mission of the college by serving as a lab for the visual arts curricula and enriching other program areas of the college.

The Central Piedmont Art Gallery Program is an opportunity for current students at Central Piedmont to volunteer with the Arts Galleries Program to build leadership skills and gain valuable educational experience. Volunteers will learn about the daily operations of art galleries, explore possible careers in art-related fields, and share a passion for visual arts with others.

– Limited and awarded based on skills and qualification of the applicant.
– Available with the Ross Gallery and the Patty and Bill Gorelick Galleries at Central Piedmont.
– Students are expected to complete 5 to 10 hours a week during the semester.
– Students are expected to commit to both the fall and spring semester.
– Opportunities during the summer term may also be available.

Provided by the Central Piedmont Foundation, a scholarship of $2,000 is available to student volunteers accepted into this program for the 2019-2020 academic year. Please complete an application by August 2.

New Central Piedmont Rewards Offers

Two new rewards have been added to Central Piedmont Rewards.

• ShareTea – 1204 Central Ave. Unit 102
Receive 15% off all items.
Must provide a valid student or employee ID to get 15% off full-priced merchandise.

• Bishop Cut & Color
GRAND OPENING SPECIAL! FREE HAIRCUT through June 15! Bishops Cuts/Color provides on-trend cuts, colors, beard services and shaves to men, women, children, everyone! They are located right around the corner from Central Piedmont’s Central Campus, across from Target (with plenty of parking), and would like to introduce themselves to the surrounding community by offering a FREE HAIRCUT to any first-time customer through June 15.

To receive the free haircut, the individual must present their student or employee ID or name tag. The benefit is not trivial because they are providing the service free of charge, which is a savings of between $17 and $35 depending on the type of haircut requested. Check-in or book online at

Our Stories

Our Stories

Our Stories:
A retrospective of Central Piedmont student success stories and the evolution of our Central Piedmont Logo.

June 10 – August 1, 2019
Overcash Gallery, 1st floor, Overcash Center, Central Campus

Since 1963, Central Piedmont has been an innovative national leader among two-year institutions. College alumni include a Pulitzer Prize winner, a Metropolitan Opera star, an Olympic gold medalist, a Congressional Medal of Honor winner, a television actress and a pro football player. Countless others – chefs, healthcare providers, technicians, real estate brokers, paralegals, firefighters, teachers, law enforcement officers, trades people, engineers, artists and others who serve our community – share Central Piedmont’s proud tradition.

On display, visitors will have the opportunity to see how our logo has changed over the years and learn about the stories of our students over nearly a 60 year time span. This exhibition is dedicated to the past, present, and future students of Central Piedmont – where possibility powers everything!

Thank you to the following Central Piedmont Community College departments for supporting the vision of this project:

Central Piedmont Visual Arts and Galleries
Central Piedmont Library & Archives
Communications, Marketing, & Public Relations
Central Piedmont Digital Media Services
Central Piedmont Student Life

“The Invisible Landscape” by Orr Ambrose

Invisible Landscape painting

The Invisible Landscape by Orr Ambrose
June 10 – August 1, 2019

Opening Reception: Thursday, June 13, 2019 6- 8 p.m.
Ross Gallery, 1st floor, Overcash Center, Central Campus
Artist Lecture: June 17, 10 a.m. Tate Hall

“The Invisible Landscape — So much of the universe is invisible to us, either because it is too small to see, too far away to see, or outside of our limited visual color spectrum. With this exhibit, I explore how these invisible spaces might appear and attempt to give substance and form to worlds unseen.”  —  Orr Ambrose

More on Orr Ambrose

Summer Hours For Campus Restaurants

Summer hours for campus restaurant vendors Subway & Taco Del Mar (for all campus locations):

13 – 16 May 2019 (Monday – Thursday):

Subway at Levine Camus … 10:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.

Subway at Central Campus … 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Sbarro at Central Campus … 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Taco Del Mar will be closed until 15 August 2019

20 May – 16 July 2019 (Monday – Thursday):

Subway at Levine Campus … 9 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Subway at Central Campus … 8 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Sbarro at Central Campus … 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Disruption to Online Learning Intro May 16 and 17

The Online Learning Intro (OLI) will be unavailable from 7 a.m. on May 16 until 7 a.m. on May 17 – it’s unavailability coincides with the Blackboard maintenance outage. Recall that this is a pre-registration requirement for students new to Central Piedmont online courses and students who have been unsuccessful in all previous Central Piedmont online course attempts within the last three years. If you fall into one of these categories and are planning to register during this time frame, please plan to take the OLI sooner. It shouldn’t take more than 45 minutes to complete and can be taken at any time prior to registration. More information about the OLI, including directions on how to access it, can be found on this page.


College’s Summer Business Hours to Begin Next Week

If you need to make an appointment with a Central Piedmont office this summer, please note – in an effort to save on utilities during the hottest time of the year – the college operates on a four-day, 40-hour work week during the summer.

From Monday, May 13 through Sunday, July 21, the college’s hours of operation will be 7:30 a.m. to 6 p.m., Monday through Thursday. Central Piedmont will be closed Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays.

We’re here to help with our extended office hours from Monday through Thursday during this time so please make plans to visit us then!

Photos from the College’s New Brand Launch on April 30

What began 15 months ago with the start of a branding and marketing study — and journeyed through the opinions and ideas of more than 3,000 existing and prospective students, parents, faculty and staff, and community members — culminated today in a college-wide celebration, on all six campuses, as Central Piedmont Community College launched its new branding, which includes a new color palette, logo, and website. Students had fun donning their new tees and celebrating the new logo and website during multiple Student Life events.

The New Website is Coming Tuesday (4/30)!

What’s in it for me, as a student?
We’re only days away from the launch of the new website (! It will include a dedicated “Current Students” section that’s accessible from every page on the site. The purpose of the area is to provide quick links to the content and tools you need to be a Central Piedmont student, such as Blackboard, MyCollege, and student email, plus links to support services and ways to get involved at the college. If we missed a link to information you commonly use, just let us know by emailing the Help Desk at

What’s new?
This is not a new surface put on the old website: Central Piedmont teams plowed through the nearly 30,000 pages of content on the current website and create a thoroughly modern, student-focused way to present the information the site visitors needed to know. The new site is just that: completely new.

The look and feel, functionality, and voice of the new website were created with a lot of input from hundreds of faculty, staff, and students like you… from multiple focus groups, to in-person meetings with Student Government Association (SGA) leaders, to surveys all students could use to give feedback. We are confident we heard what you want, and built a new website that will meet — and exceed — your needs.

So come celebrate with us! As a reminder, you’re invited to Central Piedmont’s celebration next Tuesday, April 30, as we launch the college’s new logo, new colors, and the new website ( Here are details:​

Tuesday, April 30

Come see us for giveaways (while supplies last) and fun at all campuses!

Cato: noon – 1 p.m. at Cato III, Patio and Amphitheater

Central: noon – 1 p.m. at Worrell

Harper: 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. at Student Life Hallway

Harris: 6–7 p.m. at Harris I Atrium

Levine: 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. at Levine II Main Entrances

Merancas: noon – 1:30 p.m. at Claytor Courtyard

City View Center: 2–3 p.m. at Room 104

De-Stress with Student Life

Come join Student Life in getting rid of your stress!

We have Yoga scheduled from 3-4 p.m. on Central Campus, in Worrell, Room 2150 on Monday, April 29. (Please bring a yoga mat or comfortable clothing as it will be on the floor.)

We have Cardio Dance scheduled from 3-4 p.m. on Central Campus in Worrell, Room 2150 on Thursday, May 2. (Please dress comfortably, and be ready to dance and move.)

Hope to see you all there!