2018-2019 College Catalog is Now Available

The 2018-2019 College Catalog is now available at cpcc.edu/attending/catalog. 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 cpcc.edu/studenthandbook 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 cpcc.edu/it.


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 cpcc.edu/et/events.

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!

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 sga@cpcc.edu

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!

Attend the Next RISE Program April 19

CPCC’s RISE (Resources Inspiring Student Excellence) program invites all female CPCC students to attend its last spring 2018 presentation.

Ms. Candace Johnson is a Washington, D.C., pageant winner and is the scheduled speaker who will present business etiquette on Thursday, April 19, at noon.

During this lunch session, you will gain insightful tips about proper etiquette in the workplace and ways to cultivate a professional image. RISE will provide refreshments. Seating is limited, so please reserve your seat today by replying to ESS-Admin@cpcc.edu.


Affordable Technology On Sale During Science Week on April 19

If you are looking for inexpensive refurbished technology, such as a laptop and/or a desktop while you are attending our Science Week events, come to the Zeiss building on April 19, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

The GRID will bring refurbished laptops and desktop systems for purchase. Goodwill created the GRID technology store to provide Charlotte with a central outlet for used technology such as computers, game consoles, software, Raspberry Pi hardware and more. Payment options are limited to VISA, MasterCard and cash. Laptops will be sold between $130 to $200 and Workstations will be sold between $80 to $200. There will be a 30-day option for exchange or repair at The GRID’s discretion.  If a return is in order, The GRID will provide credit at The GRID/Goodwill – no cash back. After the warranty, The GRID will offer a lifetime of analysis of any hardware problem at no cost, with modest prices for repairs. The GRID will also bring Raspberry Pi hardware to sell. (Everything sold on site carries the GRID’s exceptional warranty.)

Love INC, a national non-profit that is committed to transforming lives and communities provides refurbished laptops. In other words, If you are an individual with economic challenges Love, Inc. will sit down with you to confirm your availability to receive a refurbished laptop. There may be a $35 fee to cover the software on the laptop but that is the only charge. Love, Inc. will have a table where they will discuss requirements one on one

Love INC has formed a network with more than 190 congregations in the Charlotte-Mecklenburg area. Many of those churches have completed a “Time and Talent Survey” of their congregations to determine which volunteer services their members are willing to offer to people in need. When a need referral is made to the Love INC office, it is then assigned to a Love INC volunteer who is willing to do that service through one of the Love INC network churches.

This event is open to everyone. If you have any question please contact Don Michael Jr. (donald.michael@cpcc.edu). View the event flier for additional details.