College Security Services Campus Safety Update

In response to the two recent student pedestrian incidents at crosswalks on Elizabeth Avenue, the college has taken the following actions:

  • A law enforcement patrol will be parked along Elizabeth Avenue with flashing blue lights on class days from 7-9:30 a.m., noon to 2 p.m., and 5 to 9 p.m. These times will be adjusted to match any changes in pedestrian traffic.
  • The college has contacted Charlotte DOT with the request to repaint all Central Campus crosswalks in a color more noticeable and reflective than white.
  • The college and CMPD have requested that permanent flashing lights be installed at the crosswalks on Elizabeth Avenue. These would be similar to the crosswalk lights at Harper Campus.
  • Campus Security Directors, Student Government Officers, CMPD and Mecklenburg Sheriff Deputies, and Allied Universal Police Officers are kindly reminding students and employees to always use the crosswalks and to always be alert for oncoming vehicles when crossing the street.

 

Thanks,

Central Piedmont’s Dental Hygiene Clinic Offers Affordable Dental Options

Dental Clinic offers affordable dental options

We need dental patients! Central Piedmont’s dental hygiene program needs more patients in order to meet their program requirements.

The Central Piedmont Dental Hygiene Clinic is open to the public. The clinic functions primarily as a training facility for students enrolled in the Dental Hygiene program. Students are supervised by faculty. Appointments are scheduled based on student requirements and typically last up to three hours. Multiple appointments may be required.

The following services are provided for a fee of $35.

  • Dental x-rays
  • Oral Prophylaxis (plaque and tartar removal)
  • Non-surgical Periodontal Therapy
  • Coronal Polishing
  • Fluoride treatment
  • Sealants

Dental screenings are available on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays at 8:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m.

Learn more visit, http://www.cpcc.edu/health_sciences/dental-clinic or call 704.330.6704.

Demolition Work to Start Next Week at Central Campus

As part of the large-scale project to construct a new library and student life center on Central ConstructionCampus, demolition work will begin along Pease Lane on Monday, Oct. 15.

The Visual Arts and Ceramics annexes, attached to the rear of Central High, will be torn down. The work area will be fenced off on or near Oct. 15. The fenced off area will include some parking spaces adjacent to the Visual Arts and Ceramics annexes, plus some ramps and stairs to Pease Lane.

The Pease Lane sidewalk that runs next to Central High will be closed; however, the sidewalk on the other side of Pease Lane will remain open. Pease Lane itself will remain open most of the time during the demolition work. It will close for temporary periods to allow large trucks to haul away demolition debris. Facilities Services will try to give the campus community advanced notice of when Pease Lane will be closed.

We thank you for your patience and understanding as the college moves forward with this exciting and important construction project.

The Workplace Learning Office on Central Campus has Moved!

The Workplace Learning office on Central Campus has moved to the Elizabeth Office Building, located at 1425 Elizabeth Ave. Students needing assistance with co-ops, internships or apprenticeships may connect with the team at their new campus location, online at cpcc.edu/workplacelearning or by phone at 704.330.6217.

Parking Deck 1/Parking on Central Campus

Central Campus Student Parking Deck 1, located at the corner of Charlottetowne Avenue and 7th Street, will remain closed for ongoing repairs throughout the fall semester.

To help with the need for parking spaces on Central Campus, students can park in any of the other decks and in all surface lots. The only exceptions are spaces that require a handicap permit and visitor spaces.

Students should avoid parking on side streets around campus. At the same time, students who drive to campus should arrive well in advance of their first class to given themselves plenty of time to find a parking space. Students who can carpool or use public transportation are encouraged to do so.

Stay Alert for Wildlife on CPCC Campuses

With the heavy rains we’ve had recently, it’s possible snakes and other wildlife have been disturbed. In fact, there have been snake sightings at both the Merancas and Levine campuses (including a copperhead spotted at Merancas!) Please be alert as you make your way around CPCC’s campuses. If you see a snake or other wild animal, please keep your distance, and alert College Security.

In addition to snakes, Canada geese are once again establishing nests on CPCC’s campuses; the largest concentration can be found at the Levine Campus. They are a federally protected species. The geese can become extremely aggressive and territorial if they feel their nests are being threatened, so please try to avoid the geese if possible. If provoked or if the geese feel their nest is in danger, their natural defense is to chase or attack any threat. Therefore, please proceed with caution as you travel to/from campus.

Attend CPCC’s Spring 2018 Plant Sale April 20-21

It’s time for the spring annual plant sale! This plant sale is held every spring at Central Plant Sale April 20-21 Cato CampusPiedmont Community College, Cato Campus and is sponsored by the Horticulture Technology Program.  A variety of plants will be available for sale including spring vegetables, flowers, trees and shrubs. Nearly all plants have been propagated and grown by students. 

The plant sale will be open for customers on Friday, April 20 from 9 a.m. – 6 p.m. and on Saturday, April 21 from 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.  The plant sale will be held at the Horticulture Building at the CPCC Cato Campus located at 8120 Grier Rd.  (At the intersection of Grier Rd. and E W.T. Harris Blvd.)  Please contact Kelly Black at Kelly.Black@cpcc.edu or 704. 330.4826 for more information. 

Visit our website for more information and to print a coupon: cpcc.edu/horticulture 

We hope to see you there!

Tesla establishes START training program at CPCC

Tesla, manufacturer of electric vehicles and scalable clean energy generation and storage

Tesla Student Working on a Car

products, and CPCC have launched an automotive training program called Tesla START at CPCC. CPCC is the first community college to participate in Tesla START.

Tesla START is a 12-week automotive technician training program designed to provide students with the skills necessary for job placement as service technicians at Tesla Service Centers across North America. Tesla is partnering with colleges to provide the curriculum, instructors and job opportunity so students can make a smooth transition from college to full-time employment. Students train in a space on campus designed to simulate a Tesla Service location so they are ready to hit the ground running on day one of their new careers.

The Tesla START program at CPCC began in January with 13 students. The program is based at CPCC’s Merancas Campus in Huntersville, N.C. Working together, Tesla and CPCC have built a service bay for students to train in that is similar to what they will find at Tesla Service Centers. This first class of Tesla START students at CPCC will graduate April 6. A ceremony will be held at the Merancas Campus.

“Central Piedmont Community College is proud and honored Tesla reached out to us with the opportunity to be among their first community college partners,” said Dr. Kandi Deitemeyer, CPCC president. “This is such an extraordinary, new opportunity for CPCC students in our Automotive Systems Technology program and one that will set them up for success in a growing field. Clearly, the automobile industry is moving toward all-electric systems and greater sustainability. CPCC students will be on the cutting-edge of this industrial shift.”

Attend Merancas Family Fun Day April 28

Merancas Campus invites you to attend its Merancas Family Fun Day on Saturday, April 28, from 10 a.m. – 1 p.m., in Huntersville.

CPCC’s Merancas Campus is home to its public safety and transportation system technologies and will be hosting tours of its facilities as well as free information sessions for interested students and parents.

The day is also meant as a time of celebration and giving thanks to the campus’ local and greater Charlotte community by inviting the public to attend and enjoy a variety of family-friendly activities, such as a bounce house, DJ, hot dogs and hamburgers, a coloring and face painting station, and more. The day’s festivities will also include a truck and car showcase, as well as fire trucks, ambulances and police cars.

Saturday, April 28; 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.

CPCC Merancas Campus, 11930 Verhoeff Dr., Huntersville, N.C.

To learn more about the event or CPCC’s Merancas Campus and its offerings, please visit cpcc.edu/campuses/merancas.

 

CPCC Diversity Committee Presents “Race & The Media” March 8

Race & The Media
Time: March 8, 7 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Location: CPCC Campus, Tate Hall
About the Program:

How do journalists determine when it’s appropriate to mention race in a news story? What types of conversations happen in newsrooms when racial tensions are high in the city? Can local viewers and readers influence how race is covered in the news?  A panel of current and former journalists, share their perspectives on these questions and more.

 

Please Refrain from Parking in SunTrust Parking Lot Near Central Campus

The parking lot attached to the SunTrust building between 3rd and 4th Streets at Kings Drive is reserved for patrons and employees of the businesses housed in that building.

CPCC students are asked to refrain from parking in this lot, and instead, park in any of the CPCC lots or decks located on Central Campus. View parking locations.

You may contact CPCC Parking Services or Central Campus Administration with any questions you may have. Thank you.

 

15K/5K Races to Temporarily Close Streets near Central Campus this Saturday

Allstate’s Hot Chocolate 15k/5k is taking place on Saturday, Feb. 10, near CPCC’s Central Allstate 5k course mapCampus. As a result, the event will temporarily close a couple of nearby roads, including 5th and 7th streets. However, all impacted roads are expected to be open by noon.

If you have a Saturday morning class to attend, please plan accordingly and leave early to allow for any traffic delays during this time. For a course map, see the image at right. To make it larger, double-click on it.