Aspire Bakery and Bistro to Host Open House Feb. 28

CPCC’s Aspire Bakery and Bistro will host a free open house for the public to attend next Thursday on the CPCC Harris Campus. Attendees will have the opportunity to sample a variety of delicious appetizers and desserts prepared by the College’s Baking and Pastry Arts (BPA) students.aspire menu

The culinary treats featured at the open house will be produced fresh in CPCC’s kitchens by BPA students and are available for sale to the public each day during the fall and spring terms. The eatery is a self-supported enterprise with all proceeds benefitting student activities, scholarships, extracurricular education and resources. In the past, Aspire’s revenue has helped BPA students take educational culinary trips in the U.S. and abroad.

In addition to producing delectable food, Aspire produces tomorrow’s business leaders. That’s because it’s operated daily by students earning their cooperative education credits for the semester. In addition, second-year CPCC BPA associate degree students are required to serve one week as an Aspire employee and another week as its manager as part of their Capstone class. This leadership experience allows students to gain valuable hands-on knowledge about running a business, which they may want to pursue after graduation.

Aspire is open to the public during CPCC’s fall and spring semesters. It operates Monday through Thursday, 9 a.m. – 7 p.m.; and on Fridays from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. The public is welcome to visit any time during these hours to purchase its daily variety of mouthwatering baked goods and desserts, handmade chocolates, soups, garden fresh salads, gourmet sandwiches and aromatic coffees and teas.

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WHEN: Thursday, Feb. 28; 4 – 7:30 p.m.

WHERE: Aspire Bakery and Bistro, Harris I Building Atrium, CPCC Harris Campus, 3210 CPCC Harris Campus Dr., Charlotte, N.C.

CONTACT: This event is open to the publicAdmission to the event is free. Public parking is available in the Harris Campus parking lot. For more information, please contact 704.330.4759.

CPCC Open House Nov. 1

Haven’t decided on your major here at CPCC?  We invite you to join us at Open House on Thursday, Nov. 1 in the TA Building on Central Campus!  Drop in anytime between 4 and 7:30 p.m. to speak with CPCC’s division directors and program chairs.  You can also learn more about student services and how they benefit you as a current student. Come on by, grab refreshments and meet with our faculty and staff to get all your questions answered.  For more details and to RSVP go to or email  We can’t wait to see you there!

CPCC Global Learning Office Open House Sept. 28

The CPCC Global Learning Office will be hosting its inaugural Open House extravaganza on Sept. 28 in Overcash 302 from 1-3 p.m. This will be a chance to meet and greet the Global Learning office staff and the “Go Global Club” members. If you are interested in studying abroad, joining the Go Global student organization, or  learning about the different cultures and countries of the world, please visit us. This is an informal event, and will allow CPCC students to network, have light refreshments and share stories about their global travel.  Don’t miss it!  If you have questions, please contact or stop by the Global Learning Office – Overcash 303


CPCC to host Service Technician Program Open House on March 17

WHAT: CPCC Heavy Equipment and Transport Technology (HEATT) Department, in conjunction with Carolina Tractor, the Caterpillar dealer for Western North Carolina, is hosting an open house event on the College’s Carolina CAT Service Technician Carolina CATProgram. CPCC launched the 12-month program in August 2011 and is currently seeking applications for its fall 2012 class.

CPCC’s Carolina CAT Service Technician Program was created in response to the heavy equipment industry’s need for professionals skilled in high-tech and hands-on careers.  The CPCC program is unique; it blends Carolina Tractor’s industry techniques with the College’s state-of-the-art facilities to create an exceptional learning experience for students. Upon completion of the program, students earn a curriculum diploma, have the opportunity to participate in an eight-week Cooperative Education Experience with Carolina Tractor and are prepared to enter the workforce as an entry-level service technician.

Program features include:

  • courses focused on heavy equipment sold and serviced by Carolina Tractor.
  • hands-on activities, including training on Caterpillar and allied equipment.
  • classes led by CPCC’s quality faculty and Caterpillar technical trainers.
  • an eight-week Cooperative Education Experience with Carolina CAT.
  • a convenient location (classes will be offered at CPCC’s Merancas Campus).

WHEN: Saturday, March 17, 2012; 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.

WHERE: CPCC Merancas Campus (formerly North Campus), 11930 Verhoeff Dr., Huntersville, NC

CONTACT: To learn more about the Open House event, please call 704.330.4122. Individuals interested in beginning the program’s application process may visit and use keywords “heavy equipment.”