CPCC Today

Welcome to CPCC Today! An online community and weekly e-newsletter for CPCC students.
CPCC community members will join the thousands who have toured the C-SPAN Campaign 2012 Bus when it stops in front of Central Campus’s Overcash Center on Tuesday, January 17, 2012 from 10 a.m. – noon on its “Road to the White House” tour, namedC-SPAN after C-SPAN’s signature political program.
The Campaign 2012 Bus travels the country to promote and enhance C-SPAN’s extensive resources and political coverage by stopping at major political events such as candidate debates and speeches in early primary states and meeting with voters on the campaign trail.  Additionally, the Bus will tour state capitals, visit community events, and host students and teachers around the nation, giving them an inside look at C-SPAN’s comprehensive educational and political resources.

Students and visitors will learn about the following programming and resources via HD TVs, touch screen computers, laptops, and mobile devices:

  • C-SPAN’s Campaign 2012 website, including video of candidates and campaign events, information on key state races and the electoral college and ways to follow the social media related to the campaign
  • C-SPAN’s in-depth public affairs event coverage
  • C-SPAN’s web offerings, including archived video going back to 1987 through C-SPAN’s vast Video Library and Congressional Chronicle
  • Many ways to connect with C-SPAN on the go including Facebook, Twitter, Foursquare, YouTube, XM Radio, and iPhone and Blackberry apps
The Charlotte events are in partnership with Time Warner Cable.

The Library is able to start the year by adding a whole new list of databases!

Looking for the most up-to-date, reliable business-related information?  Hoover’s is your source. It is a comprehensive business resource containing profiles of millions of public and private companies and important individuals in business, as well as hundreds of profiles of major industries.

Interested in seeing what other new databases we have?  Check out a full listing of all our new resources here.

Hats off to feminine genius!  The Bechtler Ensemble will be featuring the works of renowned women composers in their next concert, Thursday, Jan. 19, at 12:30 p.m. in Tate Hall in the Overcash building.  The concert is free and open to all.


News 14

CPCC focuses on science, tech disciplines as new semester begins



Lake Norman Citizen

Studying the A-B-Cs of ABB’s high-tech plant




New program for high school students to attend college for free



Charlotte Observer

Student Success Story


For more information about these and other CPCC news releases, please visit http://www.cpcc.edu/news.

  • 1/2: Charlotte Concerts presents the Salzburg Chamber Soloists January 27
  • 1/4: Business leaders: discover qualified employees, register for CPCC’s 2012 Career Fair
  • 1/5: Energy Leadership Awards to honor CPCC’s Jay Potter on January 25
  • 1/6: CPCC’s spring semester begins January 9
  • 1/9: CPCC’s Institute for Entrepreneurship to offer two, free seminars the week of January 30

Most of us know someone suffering from leukemia, sickle cell anemia, or other blood cancers.  Did you know that some of these diseases can actually be cured?  Your willingness to become a bone marrow donor could save the life of someone living with these

Project Life

Project Life

deadly diseases.

CPCC is partnering with the Project Life Movement, a campus-based national marrow donor organization.  This winter, we intend to educate students, faculty and staff at CPCC about how simple it is to be included on the bone marrow registry.  If you are a match, it is also relatively easy, safe, and painless to donate the marrow that is so desperately needed by others suffering from these diseases.  Our goal is to recruit 300 new donors who will be added to the National Bone Marrow Registry List.  All that is needed from you is a simple cheek swab for a tissue sample.  It will only take about 20 minutes, and no blood sample is necessary.  Click here to read more about Project Life at CPCC, and be sure to read the FAQ link.

CPCC students are playing a key leadership role in this initiative.  The Association of Nursing Students, Cardiovascular Technology Association, Cytotechnology Student Association, Dental Assisting Club, Human Services Club, Medical Assisting Program, Medical Lab Technology Program, Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society and Physical Therapy Assisting Program are all partnering with Student Life/Service-Learning to support this initiative.

CPCC will conduct two Project Life drives to recruit bone marrow donors:  February 14, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., in the Overcash Lobby; and February 16, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., Levine Campus 2nd Floor Foyer.  The process is simple, painless and free, requiring only a cheek swab.  No blood or other tissue collection is necessary to participate and be listed in the National Bone Marrow Registry.

Enter to win! Tell us about your experience with Corporate and Continuing Education at CPCC.Survey

CPCC’s Corporate and Continuing Education invites your feedback and suggestions on our programming, services and instruction. If you have recently taken a non-degree course, click here to find our short online survey.

Act soon! Submit your survey before Jan. 31 and be entered to win in a random drawing for prizes sponsored by Barnes & Noble, the official College bookstore for CPCC. For assistance or more information, please call customer service staff at 704.330.4223. You may also send an email inquiry.

Note: CPCC employees are ineligible for this drawing, but we welcome your feedback.


Happy New Year from the Office of Student Life! Are you ready to start the semester off right? If so, make sure to attend the Student Resource Day (SRD) on your campus during the months of January and February. The road to success at CPCC begins with getting connected! SRD is a great opportunity to meet staff, learn about valuable services and resources on your campus, enjoy free food and giveaways, and make new friends! Please check the Student Life calendar to determine the date of your campus SRD and other upcoming Student Life events.

The Central Campus SRD wil take place on: Wednesday, January 25. We’re scheduled to be in the 2ndfloor lobby of Overcash from 10 a.m.-1 p.m.

Best of luck for a successful semester!

For more information about the Office of Student Life and how you can get involved, please visit our website: www.cpcc.edu/student_life

Student Life facilitates student learning and development by providing activities and services that enhance positive relationships among students, the College and the community. These relationships are created and nurtured through accessible programs and services, connections to campus and community resources, and co-curricular opportunities that focus on diversity, leadership, service, personal well-being, and building connections.

A student ID is required to be able to use the testing and fitness centers at the College. You will also need your student ID to check out materials from the Library (LRC). For locations and hours of operation, please visit Student ID Cards.

Please note that after the first day of spring term 2012:

  • If you use DROP/ADD to change sections of the same course, your bill may be adjusted.
  • If you are dropping and adding different courses, then you may owe a balance.
  • Please check your account balance after dropping/adding to ensure that you do not owe tuition or fees.

The refund policy at CPCC is established by the North Carolina Community College System (NCCCS) and is subject to change without notice. CPCC will apply this policy without exception.Refund

● Curriculum Courses: The current refund policy allows a 100% refund of tuition paid for curriculum classes dropped prior to the first day of the academic term. A 75% refund is issued for curriculum classes dropped on or after the first day of the term through the 10% point of term. Tuition paid and applicable fees will be refunded 100% for classes cancelled by the College.

● Lab Fee, Student Activity Fee and Insurance: Appropriate lab fee amounts will be refunded if the class is cancelled by the College or the student drops a lab class during the 100% refund period. Student activity fees or student insurance are not refunded unless the class is cancelled by the College.

● CAPS Fee: Students who enroll in curriculum courses but officially drop all their courses prior to the first day of the academic semester will have the CAPS Fee refunded.

● Refunds: Students will receive a CPCC debit card from HigherOne upon initial registration if they have not received one previously.

PLEASE NOTE: The CPCC debit card is NOT a credit card. The purpose of the debit card is to provide a more efficient way to issue refunds to students. DO NOT THROW THE CARD AWAY. This card will be used for all refunds for financial aid and curriculum students. Please store the debit card in a safe place after activation in case you need it during your college career at CPCC.

For more information regarding the debit card, please visit the CPCC debit card website. If you have any questions regarding the CPCC debit card, please contact Higher One at 1.866.782.0821 or the cashiering office at 704.330.6964.

Transfer Resource Center (TRC)

Transfer Resource Center (TRC)

Every Tuesday the Transfer Resource Center (TRC) is excited to host admissions representatives from four-year colleges and universities as they visit CPCC to talk with prospective transfer students. This Tuesday, Jan. 17, Western CarolinaFort Hays State and Devry will be at the Central Campus in the main lobby of the Levine Technical Building.  Fort Hays State and Western Carolina will be at the Levine Campus. For more information, about Transfer Tuesdays and other services offered by the Transfer Resource Center visit our website at www.cpcc.edu/ican/trc. You can also contact the Transfer Resource Center by phone at 704.330.6454 or by email at trc@cpcc.edu.

Have you taken the ACCUPLACER placement tests?

Have you taken the ACCUPLACER placement tests?

Have you taken the ACCUPLACER placement tests?  Did you study?  Were there questions you just couldn’t remember how to solve?  If so, you’re not alone.  The ACCUPLACER placement tests are the first tests most new students will take, and it’s essential to make sure you’re prepared.  To aid in your preparation, CPCC faculty and staff have created new, online review videos and practice tests for you to take.  The videos and practice tests can be accessed from the Testing Center’s website at www.cpcc.edu/testing_assessment/placement-testing. Simply select the link for ACCUPLACER Practice Tests, Review Videos and Study Guides. Remember, being prepared for the placement tests is one of the most important things you can do as you begin your college career.  For more information, including testing hours, please visit the Testing Center at www.cpcc.edu/testing_assessment.

CPCC has multiple construction/renovation projects underway on its Central and Harper Campuses. Here’s the hard hat news to keep you informed.Construction

Harper Campus
Construction work at the Harper Campus began in October. The project includes five separate phases, with two additions and three renovation areas. Being added are 12 new classrooms and a new construction lab. Renovations include classrooms, NDE labs and the welding lab. Most phases are scheduled for completion in July 2012. The NDE labs will be completed in October 2012. The design work is being handled by Jenkins Peer Architects.

Taylor Hall at Central Campus
Work on the Taylor Hall renovation and addition began in October. The project will result in Taylor adding new classrooms and offices as well as a new exercise/fitness room. It will also get a traditional brick facade facing Elizabeth Avenue. Demolition work is complete. All new footings are complete for the new space added to the front of the building. Steel erection will occur in January. Taylor is scheduled to reopen next summer. Morris Berg Architects is providing the design work.

Van Every (VE) Building at Central Campus
The Van Every (VE) building will come down to make room for a new four-story, 100,000 square-foot facility that will grace Elizabeth Avenue and the main quad with a traditional brick design.  A temporary construction fence has been installed around VE.  The construction fence will impact pedestrian sidewalk traffic on the quad side of the building, specifically the access ramp for persons with disabilities. To compensate for this inconvenience, a new ramp was constructed near the Learning Resource Center so that the quad may be accessed at all times by the entire student population. To see a visual representation of this change, please visit clickhere. The old VE ramp is closed and will be replaced as part of the new VE construction. Asbestos abatement will be completed in mid-January and the building will begin after the abatement is complete. Four of the six trees along Elizabeth Ave. will be removed when the demolition is completed in early March.

Student Intake Center to Move to Education Center
The College and Career Readiness Intake Center has moved to the Education Canter, located near the corner of 4th St. and Charlottetowne Ave. December 12. In addition to offering these important services, the location will continue to house Non-destructive Examination classes and labs.

Central Campus Parking Change
In January 2012, at the beginning of the spring 2012 semester, Lots 31 (located behind Central High) and 4 (located at the corner of Pease Lane and N. Kings) will be switched. Lot 4 will become Visitor Parking and will be designated as the designated parking lot for events at the Culinary Building. Lot 31 will become Student Parking.As a result of this change, Lot 4 will accept cash, credit cards, tokens and give receipts.

Debbie Antshel was a longtime youth advocate with a passion and skill for helping those less fortunate. She worked tirelessly for CPCC, The University of North Carolina at Charlotte, Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools (CMS), the City of Charlotte, and the

Debbie Antshel

Debbie Antshel

Charlotte International Cabinet.

The Debbie Antshel Memorial CPCC Scholarship was created by the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Public Schools Foundation to honor her memory and help graduating CMS students have an opportunity to leverage their skills, knowledge and passions to affect positive change and to dedicate themselves to selfless public service.

The Foundation is currently accepting applicants for this scholarship. Special consideration will be given to students showing a commitment to the spirit of volunteerism, community advocacy, and a proven desire to bring out the best in people. The winning applicant will receive full frshman year tuition at CPCC. To qualify, applicants must be a CMS graduating senior who will attend CPCC in the fall, majoring in Human Services or a related field, and demonstrate a commitment to community service, as demonstrated through volunteer experience and career objectives.

To learn more about this scholarship and how to apply, please visit http://www.cms.k12.nc.us/cmsdepartments/vp/Documents/2012%20Debbie%20Antshel%20Memorial%20CPCC%20Scholarship%20Application.pdf. Applications must be received by March 23, 2012