Attend the Construction, Manufacturing and Graphics Technologies Open House on Nov. 2

Join us for the Construction, Manufacturing and Graphics Technologies Open House at Harper Campus on Nov. 2!

Thursday, November 2 | 4:30 – 7 p.m.

Harper Campus, 315 West Hebron Street

Free parking is available in Lot D. Please use the Hebron Street entrance.

Join us to learn more about careers in Construction, Manufacturing and Graphics Technologies. You will have the opportunity to tour classrooms, attend live lab demonstrations and meet with industry- experienced faculty and staff to understand more about the degrees, diplomas and certificate programs that lead to some great careers.


  • Air Conditioning, Heating and Refrigeration Technician (HVAC)
  • Architecture
  • Carpentry
  • Code Inspection, Home Inspection
  • Construction Management
  • Electrician
  • Masonry


  • Advanced Manufacturing/Fabrication, Welding Automation
  • Advanced Welding, Pipe Welding
  • Electrical Technician
  • Maintenance Technician
  • Non-Destructive Examination

Graphics Technologies

  • Advertising and Graphic Design
  • Imaging Technologies and Graphics Manufacturing

For questions about the Construction, Manufacturing and Graphics Technologies Open House, contact 704.330.2722, ext. 7451.

Learn more and RSVP for the Construction, Manufacturing and Graphics Technologies Open House.

Attend the Applied and Construction Technologies Open House on April 25

You’re invited to attend CPCC’s Applied and Construction Technologies Open House.

Tuesday, April 25, 4:30 – 7 p.m.

Harper Campus, 315 W. Hebron St., Charlotte

During this event, you will be able to:

• tour our classrooms and attend a live lab demonstration

• meet our industry-experienced faculty and staff members

• explore career opportunities in fields such as Construction Management, Architecture, Electrical Systems, HVAC (AHR), Advertising and Graphic Design, Graphic Arts and Image Technology, Welding and Non-Destructive Examination

Door prizes, giveaways and light refreshments will be available!

For more information and to register, visit

FREE parking is available!

Attendees, please enter from the Nations Ford Road entrance.

For more info call 704.330.2722, ext. 7451.

Are You Undecided About Your Major/Career? Are You Interested in the Skilled Trades?

Please join us for the 2nd Annual Harper Summit on Tuesday, November 4, 2014, from 1 – 5 p.m. at Harper Campus. The Harper Summit is a trade show and career networking event that celebrates the distinctive academic programs at our campus and connects students to employers in growing, dynamic industries. This event is free and is open to all CPCC students.

Students will have the opportunity to:

  • Explore Academic Areas of Study in the Skilled Trades, including: Construction Management; Architectural Technology; Electrical Systems Technology; Air Conditioning, Heating and Refrigeration; Non-Destructive Examination; Welding Technology; Graphic Arts & Imaging Technology/Flexography; Advertising + Graphic Design
  • Meet Industry Representatives (for the academic programs listed above)
  • See Program Demonstrations and Tools of the Trade
  • Participate in Career Workshops and Learn Job Search Strategies
  • Learn About CPCC Support Services
  • Enjoy Free Food and Giveaways

For more information about this event and the specific academic programs offered at Harper Campus, please visit:


Enroll in a Crowder Construction Continuing Education Class

Develop your inner craftsman by learning how to tackle your next home improvement project in one of our upcoming Crowder Construction Institute continuing education courses. Take one (or all!) of the Carpentry
following classes:

  • Furniture and Cabinet Making: Experience this entry-level hands-on course for basic woodworking techniques. You’ll learn about the properties and machining processes of wood, those that influence the design and construction of furniture, cabinetry and the artistic applications of wood.
  • Introduction to Interior Trim Molding: Improve the look of your home by learning how to install interior residential trim. Our instructors will review safety and power tools; plan details; floor, wall and ceiling moldings; door and window trim; and more.
  • Carpentry: In these classes, we’ll equip you with a solid foundation in the art of carpentry. This comprehensive course will help individuals who are remodeling or want to become more skilled in carpentry for home improvements. In one semester, you’ll learn safety practices, construction math, blueprint reading, tool use and more.
  • Bricklaying: Learn the fundamentals of the trade; master your mason’s trowel, level, plumb line, safety techniques.

Classes begin October 16 at our Harper Campus. To learn more, call 704.330.4223.


Bookstore Rental Return Hours

Central, Levine and Cato Campus Bookstore summer hours will remain the same for rental returns.

Harper Campus bookstore will be open on:
Tuesday July 16: 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Wednesday July 17: 7:30 a.m. – 2 p.m.; 3 – 6 p.m.
for rental returns.
Merancas Campus bookstore will be open on:
Tuesday, July 16: 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.; 3 – 6 p.m.
Wednesday, July 17: 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.;  3 – 6 p.m.
for rental returns.
Harris Campus bookstore will be open on:
Tuesday, July 16:  3 – 6 p.m.
Wednesday, July 17: 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.; 3 – 6 p.m.
for rental returns.

Join us for the 13th Annual AWS Welding Competition on May 3

AWS Welding Competition

AWS Welding Competition

You’re invited to attend the 13th annual American Welding Society (AWS) Competition at the Harper Campus on May 3, 2013, at 12:15 p.m. This year’s theme will be “Welding: Past, Present and Future.”

Sponsored by the AWS-Charlotte Chapter, this three-hour event will give you the opportunity to watch competitors from local colleges test their knowledge of the four types of joints (butt, lapp, tee and corner) by creating a free-standing, balanced design using a cutting or plasma torch. Participants will be judged on their artistic expression and creativity, weld quality and teamwork, and the top three winners will earn a variety of prizes and scholarships.

Join us for this annual event and learn more about the art of welding. A number of local businesses will be in attendance offering exhibits and seminars on welding and its many career options.

To learn more, please call 704.330.4487.

Word of Mouth Storytelling Returns!

This event invites students, faculty, and staff to share their true, personal stories based on this year’s theme, “Stories About Family Photos.”  The event is fun and unpredictable as the audience is invited to participate on the spot! All stories are told live and without notes, and should be about 5-7 minutes.  The first event takes place at Harper Campus, on March 5 at 12:30 p.m.  For more information and direction on registering to participate, visit:  Classes are encouraged to attend – and all are encouraged to bring the photo that inspires their story.


Harper Power Outage on August 4th.

There is a planned power shutdown scheduled for CPCC’s Harper Campus this Saturday, August 4. This power shutdown will impact the Harper Campus bookstore, closing it for the weekend. During this period, students who are in need of bookstore assistance may visit any of CPCC’s other five campus bookstore locations. Locations and hours of operation may be viewed at

Make a difference in your community!

Community Blood Center of the Carolinas (CBCC)

Community Blood Center of the Carolinas (CBCC)

Make a difference in your community by donating blood to the Community Blood Center of the Carolinas (CBCC). CBCC blood mobiles will be parked in front of Harper Campus on Tuesday, Feb. 28. Your participation will allow the blood that is collected to stay in our community. Donors can pre-register by emailing or walk-in on the day of the drive. Come out and enjoy FREE refreshments and share your life-saving blood!

  • When: Tuesday Feb. 28; 10 a.m.- 1 p.m.
  • Where: Harper Campus, 3rd Floor Entrance (Blood Mobile)

Written by Angela Perry
Communications and Journalism Co-op Student, CPCC

Take Time to Make Time

Take Time to Make Time

Take Time to Make Time

Many students juggle multiple roles: school, work, family, household responsibilities, and social life. How do you make the time for it all? Stop by our information table, have a cookie, and get information from counselors about time management and study skills. Learn valuable skills for your success.

  • Cato Campus: Monday, February 13th, 10:00-1:30, Cato I Lobby
  • Central Campus: Tuesday, February 14th, 10:30-1:30, Levine Technology Building Lobby near Subway
  • Harper Campus: Monday, February 20th, 10:30-12:30, 3rd Floor near Security Office
  • Levine Campus: Wednesday, February 29th, 10:30-1:30, Levine II near the entrance

This event is sponsored by P-CAP (Personal Counseling Assistance Program).

The Unsung Heroes of Black History

The Office of Student Life is committed to developing programs and events that celebrate diversity throughout the College! Join us by visiting this year’s “Unsung Heroes of Black History” display, a dedication  to those who greatly contributed to the ongoing struggle for justice and equality in the African-American community but are often unappreciated.

  • When: Feb. 1- 29
  • Where: Harper Campus, 3rd Floor Hallway (Outside Room 304)

For more information or to view other Black History Month events, click here.

Written by Angela Perry
Communications and Journalism Co-op Student, CPCC

Construction Updates

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.