CPCC Today

Welcome to CPCC Today! An online community and weekly e-newsletter for CPCC students.

Counseling Services will be offering a math anxiety workshop, “Mind over Math,” twice this semester.  This 60-minute workshop is packed with information to help you overcome math avoidance and gain strategies to feel more calm and focused while doing math. It’s helpful for students in any course that involves mathematics: math, science, business, accounting and more.

o   Monday, 1/23/17 at 2 p.m. in the Zeiss Building, Room 1110

o   Tuesday, 2/21/17 at 10 a.m. in the Zeiss Building, Room 1102

For more information, visit our website: http://www.cpcc.edu/ican/counseling-services/upcoming-events


Thank you for using your CPCC e-mail account; it is the official means of college e-mail communication to you so please check your account often.

As we gear up for the spring 2017 semester – classes begin Thursday, January 12 – we want to share some important reminders to help you during the first week of class. Remember, CPCC is a tobacco-free college. All tobacco products (including anything resembling tobacco products, such as e-cigarettes) are not allowed anywhere at all times. Thank you for your cooperation.

Here are the eight things you really need to know to be prepared for the new semester:

1.       Attend class on the first day.

Download the CPCC app and use your CPCC login to view your class schedule from My College (or go to My College to print your schedule). Bring a copy of your class schedule to ensure that the location has not changed. Pay attention to both the campus and building name for your classes. Look for information tables on campus to help you locate your classrooms or answer questions. PLEASE NOTE: Friday (1/13) is the last day to add a full semester class without permission. Another twelve-week session begins February 13 and the second eight-week short session begins March 20. Check CPCC Schedule Builder for course availability.

2.       Plan to arrive early to allow enough time to park and find your class.

Traffic is heavy during the first two weeks of class.  Download the CPCC app to see campus maps or visit www.cpcc.edu/campuses for information about each campus and tours, and follow #cpccparking on Twitter for the latest updates. LANE CLOSURE: One lane of Charlottetowne Avenue (between 4th Street & Elizabeth Avenue) has been CLOSED for construction of the new Advanced Technology Center. The lane will remain CLOSED through 2017. Access into Student Parking Deck 1 is still OPEN. The exit from Student Parking Deck 1 onto Charlottetowne Avenue is CLOSED for construction. Exit onto 4th Street. We apologize for the inconvenience. Students are encouraged to use the higher capacity Student Parking Deck 3 at the corner of 7th St. and Charlottetowne Avenue.

3.       Park only in areas designated for CPCC students.

Local businesses strictly enforce towing.  Student parking decals are available at any campus Cashiering office during regular operating hours and in Central High Room 263 from 10:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. Monday through Friday until Jan. 18. Parking decals must be displayed by Thursday, February 9. 

4.       Use your CPCC Login to access My College.

Access My College to find important information such as your class schedule, residency status, priority registration dates, enrollment verification, critical alert information, your student ID number and much more!

5.       Pay your tuition by the due date to avoid being dropped from your classes.

As of now, payment is now due the day of registration. For payment information and due dates, visit CPCC Cashiering (http://www.cpcc.edu/cashiering/tuition-payment-dates). Log into My College (http://mycollege.cpcc.edu/) to view your spring 2017 tuition bill.

6.       Get your student ID.

You will need your student ID to check out materials from the Library, use the testing and fitness centers, or access the computer labs on campus. Student Identification Card information is available online.

7.       Read CPCC Today.

CPCC Today is your student e-newsletter sent to your CPCC email every Wednesday or read it via the CPCC app. CPCC Today covers a wide range of useful information from registration, parking and payment to important dates and events.

8.       Learn about refund delivery options if you receive financial aid.

Refunds are processed electronically at CPCC! If you’re a new curriculum student registered for spring 2017 who receives financial aid, you will receive a bright green envelope from Bank Mobile. Inside your envelope will be an Instant Personal Code with instructions on choosing your refund delivery option. The personal code will be needed to choose your refund delivery option. Your refund delivery options are: an electronic deposit to a personal bank account or an electronic deposit to a Bank Mobile Vibe account. If your selection is an electronic deposit to BankMobile Vibe account, a CPCC BankMobile Debit Card will be mailed to you. Remember this is NOT a credit card but a refund only card.  If you have not received your card, make sure you have updated your address through MyCollege.  For more information, visit https://bankmobilevibe.com/. If you have any questions regarding the CPCC BankMobile debit card, please contact BankMobile at 1.866.782.0821 or the cashiering office at 704.330.4472. 

We are here to assist you and are ready to help you reach your academic goals. If you have any questions, call the CPCC Information Center at 704.330.2722 or visit the Student Success Center at any campus.

-Enrollment and Student Services (http://www.cpcc.edu/ess)

CPCC Auxiliary Services is happy to announce the launch of the new Food Services Web page! Here, you will find a list of the various food services CPCC has to offer. As you navigate your way through Dining Services, you will discover menu options, hours and locations for Subway, Sbarros, Taco Del Mar, Coppa Coffee and Tea, and CPCC’s very own Aspire Bakery & Bistro. In addition, you will find information for all of the Barnes and Noble “Recharge U” grab and go convenience stores. Last but not least, for that quick snack or if you need to quench your thirst, you now have access to the list and locations of more than 100 vending machines!

It is our hope the new Food Services webpage enhances your experience at CPCC. We look forward to seeing you soon! Visit us at:  http://www.cpcc.edu/services/food or find us under Student Services!

Single Stop is partnering with Community Link to provide free tax preparation services for CPCC students and the community!

The free tax service will begin on January 25 and run through April 18, and is located on the 4th floor of the LRC on Central Campus.

Monday-Friday you will be required to make an appointment to have your taxes completed, walk-ins are welcome on Saturdays.

Please visit the Single Stop website for information on hours of operation and documents that you will need to bring.

For appointments please: visit the website or contact: 704.761.8482. *Please note that CPCC site is not visible to the public. On the right hand side please click on select site to select CPCC.

If you have questions please contact Dena Shonts at dena.shonts@cpcc.edu or 704.330.6558.


Due to the recent inclement weather and other schedule issues, we want to give students the opportunity to adjust their schedules after attending their first class, so the drop/add date has been extended for the spring 2017 semester. 

Students will be able to make schedule adjustments through Wednesday, January 18 (with the exception of courses that have a section census date on or before January 18). 

New students will also be able to register during this extension. 

PLEASE NOTE: The tuition and fee payment schedule will remain the same and payment is required when you register (register now, pay now).


CPCC is sponsoring a coat drive for Steve’s Coats for Kids to provide coats to children in need throughout the region. To read the complete story, click here.

The Jewelry program and the CPCC Metal Arts Club is happy to invite you to our Annual Jewelry sale on December 1! The students have been working hard creating a strong production line that will show their interest in craft and their passion for jewelry making.

This year we are exploring materials! Students are working with a range of interesting materials to bring you jewelry that will stop a crowd. From 3D printing, to steel, wood and stones  are some of the materials that we have for you.

Support the Jewelry program and most importantly the students, that have been working hard creating between 30 to 50 pieces total. Students learn through this project, production skills, pricing, marketing, and business skill.

Date: Thursday, Dec. 1

Time: 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Location: Jewelry Studio ( Center for Arts and Technology Building, next to the ceramics studio)

Coming Soon: Residency Determination Service will take over all new and returning students’ residency determinations. Most students will not need to update residency unless two consecutive major semesters (fall and spring) or more are missed.  If you believe your residency status is incorrect, please contact the Admissions office before January 25 or you will be directed to the new RDS system. More information can be found at http://www.cpcc.edu/admissions/admissions/residency.


Please join us for this year’s Fall CPCC Dance Theatre production! The show will open with jazz and modern pieces choreographed by dance faculty member Megan Payne. Then the show will conclude with scenes from Katharyn Horne’s, “Intimate Nutcracker.”
Pease Auditorium
December 9 & 10 at 7:30 p.m., December 11 at 2:30 p.m.
Tickets are $10. Buy tickets online or at the box office.


When Sleeping Beauty was kissed by Prince Charming, did he have her consent? Find out on December 1 at noon, when CPCC’s Title IX administrator defines ‘consent’ and how it is interpreted by law. Female CPCC students email ESS-Admin@cpcc.edu or call 704-330-3623 to reserve a seat. Lunch is provided for participants.  

One lane of Charlottetowne Avenue (between 4th Street & Elizabeth Avenue) has been CLOSED for construction of the New Advanced Technology Center.
The lane will remain CLOSED through 2017.  Access into Student Parking Deck 1 is still OPEN.  The exit from Student Parking Deck 1 onto Charlottetowne Avenue is CLOSED for construction.  Exit onto 4th Street.  We apologize for the inconvenience.

The Cosmetology Salon’s last day for business this year is December 8.  It will reopen on January 12.




Best Choice Schools (BCS) has ranked Central Piedmont Community College (CPCC) as #14 on its list of “Top 20 Best Culinary Schools on the East Coast.” CPCC’s program was the only culinary program in North Carolina to be named to the list.

To be considered for this recognition, programs had to offer hands-on training, a variety of program options, externship opportunities and have a solid reputation in the field based on BCS’ research. BCS evaluated schools located in Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, New Jersey, Connecticut, Delaware, Maryland, Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina Georgia, Florida and New York.

“This recognition is a testament to our program’s dedicated, professional faculty who are extremely passionate and good at what they do,” said Bob Boll, division director of hospitality education at CPCC.

CPCC boasts one of the top culinary schools in the country, offering a Culinary Arts program and a Baking & Pastry Arts program that are accredited by the American Culinary Federation Education Foundation Accrediting Commission. CPCC features state-of-the-art equipment and a mixture of learning delivery methods including classroom, lab and on-the-job. Students learn how to select quality ingredients for their culinary creations and prepare exceptional entrees and dishes. CPCC also features a low student-faculty ratio for more individualized attention.

To view BCS’ complete Top 20 list, please click here. To learn more about CPCC’s Culinary Arts program, visit cpcc.edu/hospitality-education/culinary-artsand to learn more about CPCC’s Baking & Pastry Arts program, visit cpcc.edu/hospitality-education/baking-pastry-arts-bpa. CPCC also offers a Hospitality Management program and to learn more about it, visit www.cpcc.edu/hospitality-education/hospitality-management.

Hunger and Homelessness Lunch N’ Learn

Thursday, November 17, 2016

12:30-1:30 p.m.

Zeiss 4112

Please join us for lunch and panelist discussion on Hunger and Homelessness with one of Service-Learning’s long-time community partners, the Relatives. The Relatives mission is focused on safety, stability, and successful futures. PD credit will be shared with Faculty and Staff and Service-Learning credit will be shared with students in attendance.


Stress Free Day

Tuesday, November 29, 2016

11 a.m.-1 p.m.

OC Lobby

Join Student Life for some relaxing stress relieving massages! We will have a mobile massage team on hand to give you a quick relaxing massage!