Congratulations, Graduates!

All of your hard work has finally paid off and we would like to congratulate you on your graduation. We wish you much success in your new career or on your continued education path. Thank you for choosing CPCC and for letting us help you accomplish your Graduationpersonal and professional goals!

International Students Visit U.S. National Whitewater Center

International Programs & Services, together with 40 international students, visited the U.S. International students sit on ground workingNational Whitewater Center earlier this month. During the day-long event, students from 24 countries, participated in a number of activities focusing on cultural adjustment, balancing education and life, and celebrating diversity. In addition, CPCC had advisors on site to answer students’ questions and connect them with the resources they need at CPCC.

2018-2019 College Catalog is Now Available

The 2018-2019 College Catalog is now available at Find the most up-to-date information and fast access to programs of study, courses, registration, student services and the college environment. 

The new Student Handbook also is located in the new catalog at providing quick links to all topics of interest for students.

Don’t Forget to Complete the 2018-2019 FAFSA

Don’t forget to file a FAFSA for the 2018-2019 year. Please complete your FAFSA online at www.fafsa.ed.govCPCC’s school code is 002915. Once you complete it, please allow 3-5 business days for processing. The CPCC Financial Aid Office will email you if you need to turn in any additional documents. Completing your FAFSA now will allow you time to resolve any issues and be awarded before you leave for the semester. If you need help, stop by one of our office locations today to complete your 2018-2019 FAFSA.

Attend an Upcoming IT Information Session

IT Information Sessions IT Info Session

Learn more about IT careers and various technical paths.

Monday, April 23, 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. or

Wednesday, April 25, 10 a.m. and 1 p.m.

Central Campus, Levine IT Building, Room 5123

For more information or to register, visit


Advanced Manufacturing Information Sessions

Learn more about Engineering, Automation, Robotics and Machining.

Tuesday, April 24, 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. or

Thursday, April 26, 10 a.m. and 1 p.m.

Central Campus, Advanced Technologies Center, Room 300

For more information or to register visit

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 or 704. 330.4826 for more information. 

Visit our website for more information and to print a coupon: 

We hope to see you there!

Are You Ready? Graduation Time is Drawing Near!

Be sure to attend to pick up your reserved cap and gown. Herff Jones representatives will graduation capalso be available at that time to assist you with all of your graduation memorabilia needs. 

Caps and gowns will continue to be for sale at the Central Campus Bookstore until noon on May 16, 2018. 

If you have any questions about your eligibility for graduation, please contact the Graduation Office at 704-330-6313.


SGA Elections are this Week! Vote Online this Week!

Elections for new officers of the CPCC Student Government Association Executive Committee are underway, and all currently enrolled curriculum students are able to cast their vote! These students serve for a full-year term, representing the needs and interests of all students at CPCC. They provide feedback to college administrators and committees, support student organizations with funding and resources, plan student events and support the campus SGA Councils in their work on all of CPCC’s campuses.

Candidate information and voting links can be found here. Voting takes place from April 16 – April 23.

Questions? Contact

NC STEM Alliance

All CPCC students, faculty and staff are invited to the NC STEM Alliance Research NC AllianceSymposium. Please join us as students from Central Piedmont and Guilford Technical community colleges present findings from their science, technology, engineering, and mathematics research. The symposium will be held on April 13, 2018, from noon-3 p.m.,  in Zeiss Building, First Floor, Room 1100 and the Lobby on Central Campus. Hope to see you there!


Upcoming Transfer Resource Center Events

Transfer Tuesdays

Every Tuesday the Transfer Resource Center (TRC) hosts admissions representatives from four-year colleges and universities as they visit CPCC to talk with prospective transfer students. View the full calendar of Spring 2018 visits.

Transfer Tuesday Schedule – April 17, 2018

Central Campus – Zeiss Lobby

10 a.m. – 1 p.m.


 1:30 – 4:30 p.m.

Winthrop University

UNC Charlotte

Art Institute of Charlotte


Cabarrus College of Health Sciences

St. Augustine’s University

Chamberlain University School of Nursing



Levine Campus – Levine Main Lobby

10 a.m. – 1 p.m.

East Carolina University

St. Augustine’s University


Cato Campus – Cato I Lobby

10 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Wingate Ballantyne

Participate in the College’s Strategic Planning Process on April 18

The college’s strategic planning process has begun. Whether you are a first-year student or you are graduating in May, your input is valuable. The college’s consultants from Paulien & Associates will be in Overcash Center, Room 250 on Wednesday, April 18, from 2-3:30 p.m. to gather student input.  Come participate in the long-term planning process!

Interdisciplinary Event Taking Place April 12 and 17

CPCC community: please be aware of an interdisciplinary educational event taking place on Thursday, April 12 and Tuesday, April 17 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. for the EMS and Medical Assisting students.  

The CPCC Paramedic & Medical Assisting Program will collaborate for a lab activity involving first aid. The students will take part in scenarios (Hyperglycemia, chest pain, dementia, etc.) within HE 3525 which will serve as the “doctor’s office.” The paramedic students will then be called to respond to the emergencies. Interaction between the MA students and paramedic students will be a vital part of this lab. The paramedic students will also transport the student patients down to the ambulance, which will be parked at the back of the Belk building. Learning points include but are not limited to the following: Patient reassurance, scene safety, cleanup according to OSHA, application of vital signs and capillary puncture as well as “soft skills” such as interpersonal skills, adaptability and initiative. (The patients will be EMS students, MA students and faculty from both programs.)

Karen Piette, MA instructor, is the point person on this lab activity along with Jerry Morris, a lead instructor within EMS education here at CPCC. The second semester MED 240 students will perform this lab. There may be a couple other instructors from the EMS education department assisting Jerry.

Faculty in the building have been notified of this event, so everyone is aware that this is just an educational activity.  Please do not be alarmed if you see these exercised being conducted near Belk this week or next. They are just exercises to give our students the hands-on experience they need to succeed in their field of study.

Science Week 2018!

The Sciences Division is sponsoring “Science Week” in celebration of Earth Day; April 16 – 20. There will be activities at Cato, Levine and Central campuses, including engaging Lunch and Learn series, the annual Science Fair, and Science demonstrations on the Quad from Physics, Astronomy, Biology, Chemistry, Science WeekGeology, Anatomy & Physiology and Sustainability. Detailed information, including locations, times, and opportunities to volunteer for Service-Learning can be found on The Sciences Division Website.  Come out to see all of the exciting things CPCC Sciences Division has to offer!