CPCC Adds Technical German Class

The Charlotte region is home to more than 250 companies from German-speaking Europe. These companies represent a variety of fields, including engineering, manufacturing and automotive; and are interested in employees with German Flagboth a working knowledge of their industry and the German language. To address this growing workforce trend, Central Piedmont Community College (CPCC) has added a new Technical German class to its already impressive list of non-degree, Corporate and Continuing Education courses.

The new class – Technical German I – will serve as an addition to the college’s four existing German levels, offered through its for-credit, curriculum program.

During class, students will further develop their basic conversational skills, learn about the cultural characteristics of the German workplace and develop basic reading abilities.

“By placing a focus on acquiring a German vocabulary and exploring the business culture of companies from German speaking Europe, we are able to better prepare our students for today’s workforce,” said Daniela Weinert, discipline chair for the German program at CPCC. “Many employees working in German companies have to deal with specifications and manuals written in German, as well as interact with German-speaking colleagues. Our new Technical German classes will teach our students how to tackle these situations with ease and better prepare them for success as working professionals.”

After finishing the new Technical German classes, students will receive a certificate of completion. CPCC will begin offering the classes in spring 2015. To learn more about the college’s new Technical German class, please visit https://services.cpcc.edu/cceoutlines/GER7000/.

CPCC Offers Journalism Class at WTVI-PBS Charlotte

Central Piedmont Community College (CPCC) is offering “Writing for Mass Media” (JOU216), a college-transfer journalism class, at the WTVI-PBS Charlotte television station for the first time starting in August.

CPCC Journalism Program

CPCC Journalism Student

Writing for Mass Media covers reporting, writing and editing for print, Web, radio, television, public relations and advertising media. The course transfers as a college elective and is part of the Mass Communication/ Journalism pre-major.

JOU216 will be offered on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 11:15 a.m. to 1:05 p.m. at the television station starting Aug. 15. ENG111 is the prerequisite course for JOU216. WTVI-PBS Charlotte is located at 3242 Commonwealth Ave.

“JOU216 is one of the college’s journalism classes that teaches reporting skills through hands-on, ‘real world’ assignments,” explained Elizabeth Rogers, CPCC journalism instructor. “Offering the class at WTVI serves to strengthen and enrich those important and authentic learning experiences.”

Over the summer, CPCC will renovate a large space at WTVI, transforming it into a “smart classroom,” with up to 25 computer work stations.

For more information about the course, contact Rogers at 704-330-6063, or Elizabeth.rogers@cpcc.edu