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


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. ( View the event flier for additional details.

How Do You Survive an Active Shooter or Other Violent Event?

This presentation will provide information regarding the nature of an Active Shooter event, the steps taken here at CPCC in order to prepare for such an event, and individual actions that can be performed during such an event.


Friday, April 6 – 9 a.m., Cato III, Rm 112

Friday, April 13– 9 a.m.,  Central, HE-4510

Friday, April 13– 9:30 a.m.,  Cato III, Rm 112

Friday, April 13 – 1 p.m., Central, HE-4510

Thursday, April 26 – 12:30 p.m., Central, Zeiss Building, Room 1110

Free Shred Event for Identity Theft Protection

Protect your identity while protecting our environment! All shredded documents will be recycled!

April 25, 2018 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Overcash Driveway on CPCC Central Campus

FREE Shred Event for CPCC students, CPCC employees and CPCC community!

Just drive thru and our volunteers will unload your bag or box of documents!

With all of the misuse of personal information by companies like Equifax, Target and now Facebook, you need to be diligent about protecting your identity. This SHRED EVENT is a great way to start.

For more information contact: Wanda Butler, Financial Counselor at Single Stop (704.330.6435), CPCC Central Campus, Central High Building, Room 100 or at

Did You Know? CPCC Has a Dental Hygiene Clinic?

CPCC students, family, and friends – know someone who needs a dental cleaning or smiling mouthdental x-rays? Tell them about CPCC’s Dental Hygiene Clinic!

CPCC Dental Hygiene Students are accepting patients at our dental clinic here on Central Campus!

Teeth Cleanings are just $35, with or without insurance.

Contact a student today to make an appointment – call or text 980.202.2797.

Upcoming Transfer Resource Center News

UNCW Teal Party
Wednesday, April 18
11 a.m. to 1 p.m. – Levine Campus, LV 2150
Interested in transferring to UNC Wilmington? Come meet with Admissions representatives and current UNCW transfer students to learn more!  No registration required!

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 10, 2018

Central Campus – Zeiss Lobby

10 a.m. – 1 p.m.


1:30 – 4:30 p.m.

North Carolina A&T University


Johnson & Wales University

Queens University

Warren Wilson College


Cabarrus College of Health Sciences


Warren Wilson College


Levine Campus – Levine Main Lobby

10 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Catawba College

Wingate Pharmacy

Cato Campus – Cato I Lobby

10 a.m. – 1 p.m.

UNC Charlotte

Sensoria Comes to CPCC April 6 – 15

CPCC invites you to attend Sensoria, its annual 10-day celebration of literature and the arts, featuring visual art, dance, theatre, music, film, culture, history and more. Join CPCC as it celebrates its 26th year of literary events and hosts nearly 90 events on multiple campuses, including the following highlights:

April 6-8 – CPCC Opera Theatre presents “Elixir of Love”
“L’elisir d’amore” (“The Elixir of Love”) will be performed on the Halton stage for the first time in CPCC Opera Theatre’s 20-year history. In this endearing comic opera, a love-sick Nemorino buys the dubious Dr. Dulcamara’s magic potion (it’s really just wine) in order to win the beautiful Adina’s heart.
*ticketed event, visit

April 6-15 – CPCC Theatre presents “On Golden Pond”
“On Golden Pond” is the love story of Ethel and Norman Thayer, who are returning to their summer home on Golden Pond for the forty-eighth year. This touching, funny and warmly perceptive study of a spirited and lovable elderly couple facing their twilight years received some of the most powerful critical and popular acclaim of any new playwright’s debut in Broadway history.
*ticketed event, visit

Friday, April 6, 6 – 9 p.m. – Local Music Night at Camp North End
This year’s Sensoria kicks off a new tradition: a spotlight on local music! Come hear the Behailu Band, David Childers and the Serpents, and Patois Counselors in the outdoor Boileryard at Camp North End, CPCC’s partner in this event, which will take place at 1824 Statesville Avenue.

Monday, April 9, 7:30 p.m. – CPCC Dance Theatre presents “Spring Student/Faculty Showcase”
CPCC and Mallard Creek High School dance students perform CPCC faculty works, and a guest aerial artist performs.

Tuesday, April 10,  5 p.m. – CPCC Visual Arts presents “The Annual Juried Student Show”
“The Annual Juried Student Show” showcases top talent among our students at CPCC, highlighting the variety and skill in our Visual Arts program.

Wednesday, April 11, 8 – 9 p.m.  and Thursday, April 12, 11 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. – Irene Blair Honeycutt Distinguished Lecturer: U.S. Poet Laureate Tracy K. Smith
Current U.S. Poet Laureate Tracy K. Smith is the 2018 Irene Blair Honeycutt Distinguished Lecturer and she will read from and discuss her work twice, with book signings to follow. Both are free and open to the public, with general admission and no reservations.

Thursday, April 12 – Felicia van Bork presents “color + “color = space”
In collaboration with Jerald Melberg Gallery, CPCC Art Galleries present “color + color = space,” an exhibit of recent collages and paintings by Felicia van Bork.

Friday & Saturday, April 13 and 14 – CPCC and UNC Charlotte Departments of Music Present Britten’s “War Requiem”
Central Piedmont Community College and UNC Charlotte’s College of Arts + Architecture mark the 100th anniversary of the end of WWI with performances of Benjamin Britten’s masterpiece “War Requiem.”
*ticketed event, visit

WHERE: CPCC campuses, including Central Campus, 1201 Elizabeth Ave., Charlotte

CONTACT: To see a full calendar of events at all campuses, please visit

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.”

Applications Available for 2018-2019 Ruth G. Shaw Scholars

Dr. Ruth Shaw, Central Piedmont Community College’s (CPCC) second college president, Ruth G. Shaw Scholars with Ms. Shawmade a gift to establish the Ruth G. Shaw Women’s Leadership Program in partnership with the CPCC Foundation and Student Life. This unique student program aims to:

·        Connect women students to one another and to a supportive network of community mentors.

·        Inspire women students to assume positions of leadership and to celebrate their individual and collective achievements.

·        Nurture female student leaders by encouraging and demonstrating critical thinking, intellectual curiosity, and problem-solving strategies.

·        Foster a deeper awareness of the many roles women play and their contributions to society.

This year-long scholarship program is limited to 10 female students who will participate in sessions, both with RGS mentors and separately with scholars. Through monthly luncheons and guided conversations with community mentors, the Ruth G. Shaw Women’s Leadership Program offers:

·        Interaction with college leaders, faculty, staff and alumnae.

·        Personal and professional skill development.

·        Hands-on leadership development.

·        Recognition of achievement. As a culminating event and in collaboration with faculty, staff and mentors, participants will plan and execute an annual spring capstone presentation about their experience in the program.

Students are required to be enrolled in both the Fall 2018 & Spring 2019 semesters. Applications for 2018-2019 are now available, and due by April 23.

Questions? Contact Amanda Capobianchi or Anita McGill.

NC STEM Alliance Workshop


All CPCC Students are invited to attend this week’s workshop held by the NC STEM Alliance. The topic this week is: “Transfer Tips.” Come out and get information from a professional about what to look for when applying to 4-year universities. This workshop will be held on March 22, 2018, from 4-5 p.m., on Central Campus in the Zeiss Building, Room 4112. Hope to see you there!


Did You Apply to Graduate? If So, Reserve Your Cap & Gown Today!


Please check your CPCC student email accounts often. Students who have applied for graduation and are found eligible will receive an email from us with a link to order their caps and gown.

No money will be due until the Graduation Fair on April 18 and 19. Caps and gowns will be available for sale at the Central Campus Bookstore until noon on May 16.

For additional information, please visit