CPCC Levine Campus Intersection Sees Change

College Security is pleased to announce the Ridge Road and CPCC Lane intersection near the Levine Campus was changed to a four-way stop this week by the N.C. Department of Transportation. Previously, traffic on CPCC Lane was required to stop, while Campus Ridge traffic did not have to stop. The change will help improve safety and the flow of traffic in that area.
College Security would like to remind all drivers to exercise caution through this intersection over the next several days as drivers become used to the new traffic pattern.

Everything You Need to Know About Parking at CPCC

updated 8/15/2014

Parking at CPCC
This parking article will show you where to park and how to get to all of our campuses. Take a moment to read it and study the campus maps and adjacent streets to plan your best route. Visitor parking is allowed in designated areas.

Fees, North Carolina statutes and codified CPCC regulations:

  • Campus Access, Parking and Security fee: The CAPS Fee will cost curriculum students $97 (who are registered for 9 credit hours or more), $73 (8 credit hours or less), and $12 per class for Corporate and Continuing Education (CCE) students. No student will be charged more than $97 per semester. Fees are subject to change without notice.
  • North Carolina General Statutes 20–37.6: Parking in a handicapped parking space without a handicapped placard (permit) is illegal. Using someone else’s placard when that person is not using the vehicle is also a misdemeanor. Violators will receive up to a $250 citation. If you need a handicapped placard, contact the N.C. Division of Motor Vehicles for an application. Central Campus handicapped access information is available in the Office of Disability Services, Terrell Building, Second Floor.
  • Park only within lined spaces in the appropriate staff or student lot. Cars improperly parked or blocking other cars may receive a parking violation notice or may be towed or booted at the owner’s expense. Any vehicle receiving more than three notices of parking violations within a semester/term may be towed or booted at the owner’s expense. Excessive violations may result in a hold being placed on grades and registration.
  • Parking violation fees must be paid promptly. Please see instructions on citation. Send appeals to cpcc.notices@preferredparking.com.
  • On all campuses, you may get answers to parking questions not answered by this brochure at the information center on campus.
  • Sharing, exchanging or allowing others to use your parking permit to access CPCC parking lots, is a violation of NC Code. Those caught will be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law and students can also face disciplinary action for violating CPCC’s Student Code of Conduct.

Parking Permits

Student parking permits can be obtained at the following locations at the beginning of the term:

  • Cashiering Office (all campuses) during regular business hours
  • Central High Building, Room 122 on Central Campus, first two weeks of semester from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m., Monday through Friday

Parking decals must be displayed by September 1.

 

For all campuses

Due to the popularity of morning classes, parking spaces may be difficult to find between the hours of 9 and 11:30 a.m. You can make the task easier by studying the helpful hints and parking instructions that follow.

  • Always display your permit.
  • Expect parking to be more challenging during the first weeks of each semester.
  • Consider scheduling classes in the early morning or the afternoon.
  • Consider carpooling with a friend, especially the first few days of classes.
  • Instead of driving to campus, ride the bus. Bus schedules are available in the Student Life Center. Bus passes are sold at a discount in the CPCC Bookstore. Consider taking CATS’ Gold Rush which provides a quick connection to the Charlotte Transportation Center and the LYNX Blue Line.
  • Many streets surrounding Central Campus are one-way or have medians that restrict turns. Note the location of each parking lot and its best point of access for you.
  • All drivers who use Central Campus Lot 31 must pay when exiting the lot.
  • For easiest access to Central Campus parking deck #2, enter from N. Torrence Street.
  • Arrive on campus early for classes.
  • Take the time to visit our beautiful campuses before the first day of classes. Drive around and locate each parking lot; park and walk around the campus using the map to locate the buildings where your classes are scheduled.
  • Do not park in off-campus parking lots as area businesses may tow your vehicle.
  • Follow Twitter hashtag #cpccparking on Twitter for timely parking updates from @CPCC.

Need help?

The College Security Officers are here to help you. No matter what kind of situation arises at the College, contacting CPCC’s 24-hour Central Dispatch Station (Facilities Services, 1325 E. 7th Street) is the first step toward resolving problems. As soon as you dial for assistance, a radio call will go out to the nearest security officer. If additional help is needed — fire, police or medic — it can also be immediately dispatched.

  • Call 704.330.6911 for emergencies on all campuses.
  • Call 704.330.6632 for non-emergencies on all campuses.
  • Send anonymous tips using your mobile phone. Text cpcctip and your message to 67283.

CENTRAL CAMPUS

1201 Elizabeth Avenue, Charlotte, 28204– 704.330.2722

CPCC Central Campus

 

Central Campus Parking Decks:

Directions to Central Campus:

  • From Charlotte Airport: Exit Airport, left lane to I-85N • Exit right to Hwy 16 (Uptown) at mile 36 • Take I-77S. Exit 10-B (Trade, 5th St.). Stay on Trade through town. Trade becomes Elizabeth, shown on detail map. From Gastonia: I-85N. Join I-77S • Exit right to Hwy 16 (Uptown) at mile 36 • Take I-77S. Exit 10-B (Trade, 5th St.) • Stay on Trade through town. Trade becomes Elizabeth, shown on detail map. From Monroe: Hwy 74N (Independence Blvd.) right lane • Enter parking deck from Charlottetowne Ave. past Elizabeth Ave. on right.
  • From Concord: I-85S. Take right exit 38, immediate left to I-77S • Exit 10-B (Trade, 5th St.) • Stay on Trade through town. Trade becomes Elizabeth, shown on detail map.
  • From Rock Hill: I-77N • Exit right 10-B (Trade, 5th St.) • Stay on Trade through town. Trade becomes Elizabeth, shown on detail map.
  • From Hickory: Hwy 16S • Join I-77S • Exit 10-B (Trade, 5th St.). Stay on Trade through town. Trade becomes Elizabeth, shown on detail map. From Statesville: I-77S • Exit 10-B (Trade, 5th St.). Stay on Trade through town. Trade becomes Elizabeth, shown on detail map.
MERANCAS CAMPUS

(formerly North Campus)
11930 Verhoeff Dr., Huntersville, 28078 – 704.330.4100

CPCC Merancas Campus

CPCC Merancas Campus

Directions to Merancas Campus: I-77 North • Exit W.T. Harris Boulevard • Left on Statesville Road • Approximately 4 miles right on Verhoeff Road • Entrance to the campus is approximately 1/2 mile on right

HARRIS CAMPUS
3210 CPCC Harris Campus Dr., Charlotte, 28208 – 704.330.4601

CPCC Harris Campus

CPCC Harris Campus

Directions to Harris Campus: From the north on I-77 take Hwy. 74 westbound • left on Morris Field Drive • left on CPCC Harris Campus Drive OR from the south on I-77, exit then right onto Billy Graham Parkway • right on Morris Field Drive • immediate right on CPCC Harris Campus Drive OR from I-85 take Billy Graham Parkway toward the airport • left on Morris Field Drive • immediate right on CPCC Harris Campus Drive

CATO CAMPUS
8120 Grier Road, Charlotte, 28215 – 704.330.4800

CPCC Cato Campus

CPCC Cato Campus

Directions to CatoCampus: I-85 North • Exit 45 East – WT Harris Boulevard • Go south 4 miles • Left on Grier Road • Right into campus

HARPER CAMPUS
315 W. Hebron Street, Charlotte, 28273 – 704.330.4400

CPCC Harper Campus

CPCC Harper Campus

Directions to Harper Campus: I-77 South to Arrowood Road • Left on Arrowood Road • Go approximately 1 mile and Arrowood splits off to Hebron in the right lane at the third stop light • Right into Campus OR South Boulevard (521 South) • Right on Hebron Road • Left into Campus

LEVINE CAMPUS
2800 Campus Ridge Rd., Matthews, 28105 – 704.330.4200

CPCC Levine Campus

CPCC Levine Campus

Directions to Levine Campus (from Charlotte): Monroe Road East • Left at Campus Ridge Road • Go approximately 1 mile • Entrance to campus on the left OR 74 east past 485 exit • Take next right onto CPCC Lane to Campus Ridge Road and turn right • Go approximately 0.2 miles • Entrance to the campus on the left

New Federal Rule: Paper Copies of Tax Returns No Longer Accepted for Financial Aid

CPCC’s Revamped Financial Aid Office - New Resources. New Ways.

CPCC’s Financial Aid Office - New Resources. New Ways.

Financial aid applications must be completed by selecting the “import” option using the IRS Data Retrieval tool on the FAFSA; otherwise an official IRS Transcript (directly from the IRS) is required.

Learn more by clicking on the following links to resources on the CPCC website:

If you are working directly with a Financial Aid Specialist and are awaiting an electronic correction, or if you have already been awarded, this message may not apply to you.  Your immediate attention to your financial aid status is required.  In-person service is available at each of our six campuses during normal business hours.

CPCC in the News

Newschannel 36’s Michelle Boudin recently reported about a single dad who is coming to CPCC for a new career. Thanks to the College’s Veterans Retraining Assistance Program (VRAP), he’s receiving financial assistance with his education.

Deputy Secretary Harris Impressed with CPCC

Deputy Secretary — Seth D. Harris

Deputy Secretary — Seth D. Harris

Last week, CPCC’s Central Campus hosted U.S. Deputy Secretary of Labor Seth Harris. During his visit, Deputy Secretary Harris toured the College’s mechatronics advanced manufacturing laboratories to learn how CPCC is using federal funds to provide job skills training that meets the needs of local businesses and multinational companies in the Charlotte region.

Deputy Secretary Harris captured his impression of CPCC and our stellar workforce development initiatives in his weekly blog. To read his thoughts, please click here.

CPCC Theatre Announces 2012-2013 Season

Arts at CPCC

Arts at CPCC

Season tickets go on sale August 15. Single tickets go on sale Sept. 1.

Godspell
Pease Auditorium
September 28 – October 7
Featuring a sparkling score by Stephen Schwartz, composer of “Wicked,” “Pippen” and “Children of Eden,” “Godspell” boasts a string of well-loved songs, led by the international hit, “Day By Day.” Drawing from various theatrical traditions, such as clowning, pantomime, charades, acrobatics and vaudeville, “Godspell” is a groundbreaking and unique reflection on the life of Jesus, with a message of kindness, tolerance and love.

Sylvia
Pease Auditorium
October 26 – November 4
Looking for a hilarious good time this fall? Then grab your tickets to “Sylvia,” a modern romantic comedy about a marriage and a dog. That’s right – a dog! Never has man and his best friend been presented in more touching way. CPCC Theatre brings the story of Greg and Kate and their foundling Sylvia to the Pease stage for the first time. If you’re a dog lover, you’ll love this show. If you’re not, you will be by the time it is over. Get your tickets now for a howling good time!

Big River

February 15 – 24, 2013
Halton Theater
Twain’s timeless classic sweeps us down the mighty Mississippi as the irrepressible Huck Finn helps his friend Jim, a slave, escape to freedom at the mouth of the Ohio River. Propelled by an award winning score from Roger Miller, the king of country music, this jaunty journey provides a brilliantly theatrical celebration of pure Americana.

August Wilson’s Fences
April 12 – 21, 2013

Winner of the 1987 Pulitzer Prize for Drama, August Wilson’s “Fences” is a sensational drama focusing on Troy Maxson, a former star of the Negro baseball leagues who now works as a garbage man in 1957 Pittsburgh. Excluded as a black man from the major leagues during his prime, Troy’s bitterness takes its toll on his relationships with his wife and his son, who now wants his own chance to play ball. Written by the author of “The Piano Lesson,” “Fences” will be part of the Sensoria Festival.

CPCC Opera Theatre will hold auditions for its 2012-13 Season on August 14

Arts at CPCC

Arts at CPCC

The CPCC Opera Theatre will perform Verdi’s “La Traviata” (in Italian) in November 2012, and Poulenc’s “Dialogues of the Carmelites” (in English) in April 2013. Auditions will be held on the stage of the Halton Theater on August 14, 2012, from 6:30-9:30 p.m. There is no advanced registration. If needed, an accompanist will be provided.

For more information, email Becky.Cook-Carter@cpcc.edu or call 704.330.6571.


The North Carolina Tax-Free Weekend holiday begins Friday, August 3rd

The North Carolina Tax-Free Weekend holiday begins Friday, August 3rd

The North Carolina Tax-Free Weekend holiday begins Friday, August 3rd

Beginning August 1, 2012, Financial Aid students can use excess funds to purchase books in the CPCC Barnes and Noble bookstore.  Check your MyCollege account to confirm your financial aid award and account balance.

The North Carolina Tax-Free Weekend weekend will be observed August 3 – 6, 2012. Campus Barnes and Noble bookstore hours of operation for Tax-Free Weekend are as follows:

  • Harper, Harris and Merancas Bookstores 9:00am to 4:00pm on Friday (August 3rd)
  • Cato Bookstore 8:00 am to 4:00 pm (August 3rd)
  • Levine Bookstore 7:30 am to 4:00 pm on Friday (August 3rd)
  • Central Bookstore 7:30 am to 5:00 pm on Friday (August 3rd)
  • Harper, Harris, Merancas Bookstores will be open 9:00 am to 2:00 pm on Saturday (August 4)
  • Central, Levine and Cato Bookstores 9:00 am to 3:00 pm on Saturday (August 4)
  • Central Bookstore only on Sunday 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm (August 5)
Awarded Financial Aid students who are making satisfactory academic progress will be able purchase their books and limited supplies tax-free.

Attention Veterans: Siemens Energy Inc. Paid Apprenticeship Positions

Siemens Energy Inc.

Siemens Energy Inc.

Siemens Energy Inc. is recruiting for paid apprenticeship positions in the area of maintenance / mechatronics for veterans with experience and training that aligns with this area of work. Apprentices will gain the knowledge and expertise to maintain, repair and start up highly complex manufacturing machinery. There are four positions available for an August start-date and the students will be simultaneously enrolled in a corresponding CPCC program while gaining training and work experience at Siemens. To be screened for the application process, contact Chelsey McRorie of the Veterans Resource Center (704-330-6229) immediately.

Considering Careers in Social Media, Marketing, Internet, or Communications?

Social Media @ CPCC

Social Media @ CPCC

Students, are you considering a future career in Internet communications, new media, social media, journalism or marketing? If so, Central Piedmont Community College (CPCC) may have a great volunteer or internship opportunity for you!

CPCC’s Community Relations and Marketing Services (CRMS) area is currently forming a team of student collaborators to develop its online and social media presence. We are seeking creative and energetic candidates to assist in creating engaging content, developing interactive media and building online communities. This is a great opportunity for you to gain hands-on experience and insights within your career track of choice.

This is an unpaid volunteer learning experience offered to a limited number of qualified career-seeking college students. Candidates from Charlotte area colleges and universities will be considered. Through CPCC’s Co-Operative Education program, some CPCC students may also be eligible for college credit.

For more information or to apply for this opportunity, email socialmedia@cpcc.edu. Applicants please include your full name, contact information and a resume.

Scholarship Opportunities

North Carolina Community Colleges Foundation Scholarships for Health Careers

The North Carolina Community Colleges Foundation Scholarships for Health Careers were created to assist students interested in attaining associate degrees in fields of high demand that will allow them to join the health care profession.  The scholarships are available to full time students with a cumulative GPA of 3.0 enrolled in the second year of an Allied Health program of high demand at a community college.

All applicants must have completed the Free Application of Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).  The Foundation awards $1,000 scholarships, $500 for the fall and spring semesters.  Disbursement of the spring awards is contingent upon enrollment and satisfactory academic performance.

The recipients are selected by a committee of NC Community College representatives.  The committee considers financial need, merit, and personal commitment to the health care profession when making the selections.

The North Carolina Community Colleges Foundation Scholarships for Health Careers have been created to assist students interested in attaining associate degrees in fields of high demand that will allow them to join the health care profession.  Eligible programs are listed below:

·         Associate Degree Nursing (A45110)

·         Dental Hygiene (A45260)

·         Emergency Medical Science (A45340)

·         Health Information Technology (A45360)

·         Medical Assisting (A45400)

·         Medical Laboratory Technology (A45400)

·         Pharmacy Technology (A45580)

·         Physical Therapist Assistant (2-year program)

·         Physical Therapist Assistant (1+1)(A45640)

·         Respiratory Therapy (A45720)

·         Veterinary Medical Technology (A45780)

Scholarship recipients will be selected by a committee of NC Community College representatives. The committee will consider financial need, as demonstrated by the Free Application for Federal Student Assistance (FAFSA), merit, as determined by academic performance, and personal commitment to the health profession, as determined by the required documentation.

Eligible applicants can be referred to the Financial Aid & Veterans Affairs Office website under “scholarships” and then “new scholarship listings” for an application.

Completed applications will be submitted to the Financial Aid & Veterans Affairs Office. The application submission deadline for this scholarship for the upcoming 2012-2013 school year is August 17, 2012.

George W. Ballard Memorial Scholarship

The North Carolina Community College System Office is advertising the offering of the George W. Ballard Memorial Scholarship for the upcoming 2012-13 school year to one eligible student as a means of scholarship support. If selected for this scholarship award the scholarship will cover a maximum of ninety percent (90%) of full-time tuition, excluding books and fees. The funds may be distributed equally in two payments: fall semester and spring semester.  Scholarship checks will be issued to the college.  To qualify as a candidate for the George W. Ballard Memorial Scholarship, a student must meet the following criteria:

1.       Be personally eligible for in-state tuition.

2.       Be enrolled (or must intend to enroll) in the Air Conditioning, Heating and Refrigeration curriculum at a North Carolina Community College.

3.       Submit an essay stating why he/she chose the field of study and how the scholarship will help them financially attain their educational goal.

4.       Maintain a cumulative grade point average at or above the level required for graduation.

5.       Continue for the duration of the scholarship at the college where he/she was enrolled at the time of the scholarship award.

Eligible applicants can be referred to the Financial Aid & Veterans Affairs Office website under “scholarships” and then “new scholarship listings” for an application.

Completed applications will be submitted to the Financial Aid & Veterans Affairs Office. The application submission deadline for this scholarship for the upcoming 2012-2013 school year is August 31, 2012.

Allen Ryan Todd Scholarship

The North Carolina Community College System Office is advertising the offering of the Allen Ryan Todd Scholarship for the upcoming 2012-13 school year to one eligible student as a means of scholarship support. The Allen Ryan Todd Scholarship is an annual award of $1,660.00. The funds will be distributed in two payments per recipient: fall semester $415, and spring semester $415.  Scholarship checks will be issued to the college in the name of the recipient. To qualify as a recipient for the Allen Ryan Todd Scholarship, an applicant must meet the following criteria:

1.       Be a resident of a North Carolina.

2.       Be enrolled (or must intend to enroll) in an Associate Degree program in education, health or environmental science at a North Carolina Community College.

3.       Be a motivated, capable learner who has a demonstrated economic need.

4.       Submit an essay stating why they have chosen the field of study and how the scholarship will help them attain their educational goal.

5.       Maintain a grade point average at or above the level required for graduation.

6.       Continue enrollment for the duration of the scholarship at the college where he/she was enrolled at the time of the scholarship award.

7.       The recipient(s) must show documentation that they have volunteered in the intended field of study to be considered for this scholarship. Documentation must be within the past year.

The recipients of the scholarship will be selected each year by a scholarship committee at the North Carolina Community College System Office.  Factors to be considered in the selection process will include, but will not be limited to, scholastic achievement, participation in outside activities, and a demonstrated commitment to the students’ chosen disciplines:  Education, Health, or Environmental Science

Family Statement:  In addition to demonstrating merit and commitment to further your education, you are receiving this scholarship because of Allen Ryan Todd’s life and enthusiasm for learning and his family’s belief that we are here not just to further our own ends, but also to contribute to a larger purpose.  In that spirit, scholarship, service, and a desire to help other committed individuals are crucial elements in the selection of recipients.

We hope recipients will regard this scholarship as an obligation to make the most of their career goals and as an opportunity to help others.  We are looking for students who will model scholarship, leadership, and service in their own lives and serve as good models for future recipients of this financial aid.  While we cannot always “pay it back,” we can “pay it forward.”  We wish to support those who subscribe to this philosophy.

Eligible applicants can be referred to the Financial Aid & Veterans Affairs Office website under “scholarships” and then “new scholarship listings” for an application.

Completed applications will be submitted to the Financial Aid & Veterans Affairs Office. The application submission deadline for this scholarship for the upcoming 2012-2013 school year is August 31, 2012

 

 

 

SECU Two-Year Scholarship

The Financial Aid Office is proud to advertise the SECU Two-Year scholarship for the upcoming 2012-2013 school year. The SECU Foundation established this two-year scholarship program to assist North Carolina Community College System (NCCCS) students in achieving academic success.  The members of the State Employees’ Credit Union take an active role in assisting organizations and communities across North Carolina and truly believe in “People Helping People!”

The N.C. State Employees’ Credit Union Two-Year College Scholarship is an annual award distributed in two payments: fall semester, $1,250 per student; and spring semester, $1,250 per student.

Eligible applicants will be those students who best exemplify the membership philosophy of credit unions, “People Helping People,” and have demonstrated leadership, excellence of character, integrity and community involvement and meet the following criteria:

  1. Must be an applicant or full-time student who is a high school graduate or has completed the General Education Development (GED) program, enrolled in an associate degree, diploma or certificate program.
  1. Must be a U.S. citizen and a resident of North Carolina under NCGS 116-143.1, and is eligible for in-state tuition.
  1. Best exemplifies the membership philosophy of credit unions, “People Helping People” and has demonstrated leadership, excellence of character, integrity, and community involvement.
  1. Demonstrate financial need using the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).  Preference may be given to students with limited financial aid from other programs.
  1. Demonstrate scholastic achievement and maintains a 2.5 or higher grade point average on a 4.0 scale or attained a score of 3,000 on the GED test.                                                       
  1. Use the scholarship to pay tuition, books, fees, course supplies and transportation.
  1. Agrees to continue at the community college where enrolled at the time of the scholarship award for the duration of the scholarship, for four consecutive fall/spring semesters or upon completion of a diploma program. Scholarships are not transferable to another student or another school.
  1. Is not a Director, employee or family member of an employee of the State Employees’ Credit Union or SECU Foundation.

Eligible applicants can be referred to the Financial Aid & Veterans Affairs Office website under “scholarships” and then “new scholarship listings” for an application.

Completed applications will be submitted to the Financial Aid & Veterans Affairs Office. The application submission deadline for this scholarship for the upcoming 2012-2013 school year is August 3, 2012.

CPCC’s College and Career Readiness office: different name, same services

The CPCC Community Development/Basic Skills Department has changed its name to the College and Career Readiness Department. The department’s new name better reflects its top priority – student success.

Throughout the day, College and Career Readiness staff members take a student-focused approach to helping students achieve their academic and professional goals, working with participants one-on-one to polish their life skills before they enroll in college or seek employment.

To ensure a smooth transition into a post-secondary education institution or the workforce, the department’s team guides students through an assortment of college and career readiness courses such as foundational skills courses in language, arts and math; and/or pre-college courses that include GED preparation, adult high school courses and English as a Second Language classes.

These sessions are available at no cost and are led by CPCC’s highly qualified staff who combine technology and innovation with more traditional teaching techniques to create an unparalleled learning experience for students.

As the fall semester approaches, CPCC community members can expect to hear more about the College and Career Readiness Department, including the launch of its new Central Intake, Assessment and Registration Center, expected to be completed by the end of 2012.

To stay updated on the department’s latest news, please visitwww.cpcc.edu/ccr.

Food Service Summer Hours

Food Service hours for the remainder of the summer will be as follows:

Central Campus Subway
July 9 – 17               7 a.m. – 3 p.m.
July 18 – 25            Closed
July 26 – Aug 8      7 a.m. –  3 p.m.
Central Campus Bojangles
July 9 – 12               7 a.m.-2 p.m.
July 13 – Aug 8      Closed
Levine Campus Subway
July 9 – 17               8 a.m. – 2 p.m.
July 18 – Aug 8      Closed