1 CATALOG Directory General College Information CPCC Mondays Thursdays: 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Fridays: 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturdays: 8 a.m. to noon (Hours may vary during the College s summer term) Emergency Information Hotline Number: Please see the White Pages in the Charlotte Telephone Directory for specific CPCC listings. College Mailing Address P.O. Box 35009, Charlotte, NC College Package Delivery CPCC, 1325 E. 7th Street, Charlotte, NC College Internet Address College Locations Cato Campus Grier Road, Charlotte, NC Central Campus Elizabeth Avenue, Charlotte, NC Harper Campus West Hebron Street, Charlotte, NC Harris Campus Harris Campus Drive, Charlotte, NC Levine Campus Campus Ridge Road, Matthews, NC Merancas Campus (formerly North Campus) Verhoeff Drive, Huntersville, NC 28078
2 Table of Contents 2 Notes Academic Calendar Mission, Vision, Goals Campuses Programs and Services Admissions Admissions Form Tuition and Fees Financial Aid/Veterans Affairs College Policies and Procedures Pre-College Programs College-Level Programs Associate in Applied Science (A.A.S.) Degrees, Diplomas, and Certificates Associate in General Education (A.G.E.) College Transfer Programs Associate in Arts (A.A.) Associate in Science (A.S.) Associate in Fine Arts (A.F.A.) College Transfer Diplomas Course Descriptions Corporate and Continuing Education (CCE) Accountability Measures Faculty and Professional Staff Full Time Employees Glossary and Index Changes Central Piedmont Community College (CPCC) reserves the right to change its regulations, policies, fees and programs without notice. CPCC Catalog and CPCC Course Guide Not all courses in this catalog are offered each term. Course guides are distributed in Mecklenburg County approximately six weeks prior to the beginning of each term, may be obtained at any campus, or may be accessed at Catalogs may be purchased at the Cashier s Office at any campus or may be accessed at Corporate and Continuing Education (CCE) Course Schedule Courses offered in Corporate and Continuing Education are listed each term in the printed CCE Course Schedule available at or on any campus. Equal Opportunity Central Piedmont Community College is an equal opportunity institution. All programs, activities and facilities are available to all on a non-discriminatory basis, without regard to race, color, religion, gender, age, handicap, or national origin. (Call ) The College provides access, equal opportunity and reasonable accommodations in services, programs, activities, education and employment for individuals with disabilities. Reasonable accommodations will be provided to individuals with disabilities upon request, five business days in advance of the activity. (Call ) Open Door Policy CPCC has an open-door admission policy for applicants who are high school graduates, or are at least 18 years of age and whose admission eligibility conforms to North Carolina law and North Carolina Community College System directives. Admission to the College is open without regard to race, creed, disability, national origin, gender or age to any student who meets the age or graduation requirements. Some degree programs have specific requirements for admission. These requirements are available from the division director or a program counselor. Tuition Tuition is set by the North Carolina State Board of Community Colleges and is subject to change without notice. Accreditation CPCC is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, GA ; telephone number: ; website: to award associate degrees, diplomas and certificates. Project Coordinator: Lori Alexander, Assistant to the Vice President for Learning, CPCC. 5,350 copies of this public document were printed at a cost of $13,250 or $2.48 per copy. The purchase price helps defray printing, reprinting and handling costs. For each catalog that is mailed, a domestic first-class mailing and handling fee of $5 is added; foreign mailing/handling fees will not exceed $10. CPCC /5/11.
3 Board of Trustees Ralph A. Pitts...Chairman Jane G. Cooper...Vice Chairman P. Anthony Zeiss...Secretary Appointed by the Governor Ralph A. Pitts Shannon McFayden Robert Reid Edwin Dalrymple Appointed by the Mecklenburg County Board of Commissioners Judy Allison Sue Peck David A. Lewis Roni-Marzetta M. Jones Appointed by the Charlotte-Mecklenburg County Board of Education Jane G. Cooper Bishop George Battle, Jr Alisa A. McDonald Carlos Sanchez Student Government Association President, Ex Officio Administration P. Anthony Zeiss...President Kathy H. Drumm...Executive Vice President Richard Zollinger......Vice President for Learning Michael Moss...Vice President for Finance and Administrative Services Marcia Conston...Vice President for Enrollment and Student Services Susan Oleson-Briggs...Executive Assistant to the President Kathy Rummage...Interim PIO and Assistant to the President for Community Relations and Marketing Services Melvin L. Gay...Associate Vice President, Student Services Terri Manning...Associate Vice President, Institutional Research David Kim...Associate Vice President, Technology and Chief Information Officer Rich Rosenthal...Associate Vice President, Facilities and Construction Brenda Leonard...Associate Vice President, Compliance and Audit Michael Horn...Associate Vice President, Government Relations, Resource Development and Grants Kevin McCarthy...Associate Vice President, Institutional Advancement Paul Santos...Associate Vice President, Human Resources Diep Tong...Associate Vice President, Financial Services Debbie Bouton...Associate Vice President, Learning Paul Koehnke...Dean, Central Campus/Health Sciences, Culinary and Fine Arts Beverly Dickson...Dean, Merancas Campus (formerly North Campus)/Public Safety and Transport Technologies Janet Malkemes...Interim Dean, Cato Campus/Professional Careers Edith McElroy...Dean, Levine Campus/Business, International and General Studies Mary Vickers-Koch...Dean, Harris Campus/Business and Industry Learning Services Jay Potter...Dean, Harper Campus/Applied Technologies and Construction Institute Chad Ray...Dean, Science, Technology, Engineering and Math Kathi Polis...Dean, Community Development Gloria Kelley...Dean, Library Services Clint McElroy...Dean, Retention Services Rita Dawkins...Dean, Student Success Services Daniel McEachern...Dean, Enrollment Management Mark Helms...Dean, Student Life and Service Learning April Jones...Dean, Enrollment Services 3
4 Yearly Calendar July 2011 June 2012 S M T W T F S Jul S M T W T F S Nov S M T W T F S Mar Aug Dec Apr Sept Jan May Oct Feb Jun July 2012 June 2013 S M T W T F S Jul S M T W T F S Nov S M T W T F S Mar Aug Dec Apr Sept Jan May Oct Feb Jun
5 Academic Calendar Academic Calendar Fall Semester 2011 Summer Term 2013 Fall Semester 2011 Classes Begin...Monday, Aug. 15 First Short Session...Monday, Aug. 15 Friday, Oct. 7 Labor Day Holiday...Monday, Sept. 5 Fall Break (CPCC Open)...Monday, Oct. 10 Tuesday, Oct. 11 Second Short Session...Wednesday, Oct. 12 Thanksgiving Holiday...Thursday, Nov. 24 Sunday, Nov. 27 Final Exam Period...Monday, Dec. 5 Friday, Dec. 9 Semester Ends...Sunday, Dec. 11 Winter Holidays...Monday, Dec. 12 Friday, Jan. 6 Spring Semester 2012 Classes Begin...Saturday, Jan. 7 First Short Session...Saturday, Jan. 7 - Sunday, March 4 Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday...Monday, Jan. 16 Spring Break (CPCC Open)...Monday, March 5 - Sunday, March 11 Second Short Session...Monday, March 12 Spring Holidays...Friday, April 6 - Sunday, April 8 Semester Ends...Tuesday, May 8 Final Exam Period...Wednesday, May 2 - Tuesday, May 8 Graduation...Thursday, May 10 Fall Semester 2012 Classes Begin...Thursday, Aug. 9 First Short Session...Thursday, Aug. 9 Wednesday, Oct. 10 Labor Day Holiday...Monday, Sept. 3 Student Break (Campus Closed)...Tuesday, Sept. 4 Friday, Sept. 7 Fall Break (CPCC Open)...Thursday, Oct. 11 Friday, Oct. 12 Second Short Session...Monday, Oct. 15 Tuesday, Dec. 11 Thanksgiving Holiday...Thursday, Nov. 22 Sunday, Nov. 25 Final Exam Period...Wednesday, Dec. 5 Tuesday, Dec. 11 Semester Ends...Tuesday, Dec. 11 Winter Holidays...Wednesday, Dec. 12 Wednesday, Jan. 9 Spring Semester 2013 Classes Begin...Thursday, Jan. 10 First Short Session...Thursday, Jan. 10 Friday, March 8 Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday...Monday, Jan. 21 Spring Break (CPCC Open)...Monday, March 11 Sunday, March 17 Second Short Session...Monday, March 18 Friday, May 10 Spring Holidays...Friday, March 29 Sunday, March 31 Semester Ends...Friday, May 10 Final Exam Period...Monday, May 6 Friday, May 10 Graduation...Tuesday, May 14 Summer Term 2012 (8 weeks) Classes Begin...Monday, May 21 Memorial Day Holiday...Monday, May 28 Independence Day Holiday....Wednesday, July 4 Term Ends...Tuesday, July 17 Summer Term 2013 (8 weeks) Classes Begin...Saturday, May 18 Memorial Day Holiday...Monday, May 27 Independence Day Holiday...Thursday, July 4 Sunday, July 7 Term Ends...Wednesday, July 17 CPCC is closed on holidays listed above. Advisement week and registration dates for each term will be announced in the CPCC Student Guide. Corporate and Continuing Education registration is ongoing throughout the term. For additional information, call the CPCC Information Center at The calendar is subject to change. For the most current version, consult the online calendar at 5
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7 MISSION, VISION, GOALS Mission, Vision, Goals Dr. Tony Zeiss presents diploma to 2010 graduate w w w. c p c c. e d u
8 8Mission Statement Central Piedmont Community College s Mission Statement Central Piedmont Community College is an innovative and comprehensive college that advances the life-long educational development of students consistent with their needs, interests and abilities while strengthening the economic, social and cultural life of its diverse community. The College accomplishes this purpose by providing high quality, flexible pre-baccalaureate and career-focused educational programs and services which are academically, geographically and financially accessible. This purpose requires a fundamental commitment to student success through teaching and learning excellence within a supportive environment. Vision Central Piedmont Community College intends to become the national leader in workforce development. Strategic Goals Goal 1 Student Learning and Success Ensure student learning and success by promoting an innovative and supportive learning environment. 1.1 Offer and promote a variety of programs and services that address diverse cultures and prepare students for success in a global society. 1.2 Enhance teaching and learning experiences by increasing innovative techniques and interactive technologies. 1.3 Support successful student transitions to CPCC and then on to universities, the workforce and the community. 1.4 Engage students as responsible partners in the learning process. 1.5 Enhance communication and collaboration to support student learning and success. Goal 2 Organizational Learning and Development Foster an organizational culture that maximizes individual growth through expanded learning opportunities. 2.1 Recruit, retain, develop, reward and empower employees who share responsibility for student learning and success. 2.2 Ensure that part-time employees are engaged and supported in the learning environment at the College. 2.3 Facilitate a more collaborative and cohesive learning environment in line with the College s vision, mission and values. 2.4 Prepare employees to anticipate and respond appropriately to regional issues within a global framework. 2.5 Encourage the analysis and interpretation of data to inform decision making. Goal 3 Community Catalyst Be a catalyst for the educational and socio-economic development of the community through partnerships, coalitions, life-long learning and civic engagement. 3.1 Expand partnerships with business and industry to determine the future high-demand job growth areas and the skills needed for those jobs. 3.2 Develop bridges with business, industry and educational partners to benefit existing and emerging workers. 3.3 Increase public knowledge of the educational opportunities and services at CPCC. 3.4 Respond to the vocational and intellectual learning needs of an increasingly diverse community. Goal 4 Organizational Capacity to Serve Plan and manage human, physical, financial and technological resources so that College programs, services and infrastructure meet student and community needs. 4.1 Explore and implement ways to increase funding for educational opportunities for students and to establish and sustain programs. 4.2 Plan and manage growth to optimize organizational effectiveness. 4.3 Collaborate with business, education and other organizations to secure needed levels of public and private support. 4.4 Promote the effective and efficient utilization of human, physical, fiscal and technological resources to reinforce public trust. 4.5 Communicate the value and benefits of the College to increase community involvement and support. 4.6 Expand and manage facilities and operations in an environmentally and fiscally responsible manner. Goal 5 Organizational Excellence and Innovation Promote and sustain innovation, entrepreneurship and excellence throughout the organization. 5.1 Expand the use of collaborative teams to innovatively respond to emerging needs. 5.2 Institute strategies that measure outcomes and analyze results to improve organizational effectiveness and excellence. 5.3 Engage in continuous improvement and move toward a culture of evidence to effectively measure efforts and increase positive outcomes. Institutional Values Shared values and clear expectations affect how well CPCC succeeds in accomplishing its mission. Based upon this belief, we hold the following institutional values: Learning How do we provide a supportive environment that is student-centered and promotes life-long learning? How do we place the needs of learners first? How do our resource allocations match the needs for student learning? How do we work together across the College to meet learners needs? Inclusiveness How do we encourage collaborative partnerships that enhance the economic vitality and quality of life in our community? How do we honor and promote diversity through our people, curricula and processes? How do we foster community within the College? How do we provide a welcoming and accepting environment? Responsiveness How do we act upon learners feedback on their learning experiences at the College? How do we create a work environment that fosters learning? How do we anticipate and respond to the needs of our students, community and business partners?
9 Excellence How do we deliver quality processes, services and learning experiences? How do we encourage faculty and staff to enhance their skills and knowledge? How do we demonstrate that we expect excellence for all students, faculty and staff? How do we recognize and celebrate achievements? Integrity How do we provide an ethical and respectful environment? How do we foster honest and fair relationships? How do we recognize our obligation to be good stewards of our resources? How do we continue to earn the public s trust through principled leadership? Accessibility How do we reduce financial, environmental, social and educational barriers to promote student learning and success? How do we ensure that a range of choices in programs and services is accessible to diverse learners? How do we create a positive environment that expands opportunities and experiences for all members of our community? Innovation How do we foster an environment that encourages an open exchange of ideas? How do we encourage and reward exploration, inquiry, risk-taking and entrepreneurship? How do we anticipate change and respond with innovative programs and service to internal and external trends? Learning College In 2003, Central Piedmont Community College launched an institutional initiative to transform the College into a more learning-centered organization. A learning college places learning first in all decisions and focuses on documenting learning outcomes. CPCC encourages students to think for themselves and employees to grow professionally. We consider the entire College a community in learning and work collaboratively to create substantive change in our learners, our employees and the organization as a whole. We consider ourselves successful only when improved learning can be documented. Core Competencies In support of the Learning College initiative, four core competencies have been identified as critical to the success of CPCC graduates. All graduates are expected to demonstrate achievement in each of the following competencies: Communication: the ability to read, write, speak, listen and use nonverbal skills effectively with different audiences Critical Thinking: the ability to think using analysis, synthesis, evaluation, problem solving, judgment and the creative process Personal Growth and Responsibility: the ability to understand and manage self, to function effectively in social and professional environments and to make reasoned judgments based on an understanding of the diversity of the world community Information Technology and Quantitative Literacy: the ability to locate, understand, evaluate and synthesize information and data in a technological and data-driven society History of the College Central Piedmont Community College s history centers not so much on bricks and mortar, books, or research and development. The history centers more on the many people who have played a role in developing the College. A host of unsung heroes from secretaries to counselors to faculty to administrators has dedicated themselves to building the great institution that is CPCC. Since its beginning, the College has been a national pacesetter in education. Standouts on the CPCC roster include a Pulitzer Prize winner, a Metropolitan Opera star, an Olympic gold medalist, a Congressional Medal of Honor winner, a television actress and a pro football player. Countless others chefs, healthcare providers, technicians, real estate brokers, paralegals, firefighters, law enforcement officers, trades people and others who serve our community share CPCC s proud tradition. CPCC has been providing educational opportunities since1963, the year that the North Carolina General Assembly passed the community college bill. Opening as a fully integrated institution under the direction of Dr. Richard H. Hagemeyer, the founding president, the College combined the programs of Central Industrial Education Center on Elizabeth Avenue and Mecklenburg College on Beatties Ford Road. The College sold its property on Beatties Ford Road and developed a campus around the old Central High School complex. Starting with 3.94 acres, the College bought surrounding property, demolished buildings and closed streets to build the beautiful, tree shaded, 31-acre Central Campus that students and faculty now enjoy. From its inception, the College was innovative in its teaching methods and garnered national recognition for its individualized and computer-assisted instruction. In 1970, the College was invited to join the prestigious League for Innovation in the Community College and has been a member since then. After Dr. Hagemeyer s retirement in 1986, Dr. Ruth Shaw was selected as the College s second president. Under her leadership, the College added the Advanced Technologies Center and the Center for Automotive Technology and began acquiring land for additional campuses. Dr. Tony Zeiss, CPCC s third president, has led the College since December He is devoted to the vision and mission of CPCC of serving students and the community through customized training and workforce development. Under his direction, CPCC became a multi-campus community college in 1996 with the conversion of the North Area Learning Center in Huntersville, N.C., to the Merancas Campus (formerly North Campus). Four other campuses subsequently opened; the Levine Campus in 1998, the Harper Campus in 1999, the Harris Campus in 2001 and the Cato Campus in In May 2011, North Campus was renamed the Merancas Campus. CPCC now has full-service campuses across Mecklenburg County. CPCC has grown from a small college with a dozen programs serving 1,600 students to one with 285 degree, diploma and certificate programs serving approximately 70,000 people in an array of credit and non-credit offerings. The College is the county s premier workforce development 9 Mission Statement
10 Mission Statement 10 resource, offering its educational programs and services throughout the area. As always, the College s goal is to serve the community. The citizens of Mecklenburg County know that their investment in CPCC is changing their lives for the better. Educational Vision Statement The College community envisions a future for this growing metropolitan area where there is a strong sense of community and life is rewarding - a future built upon the full participation and success of all citizens and the best possible use of human, financial and natural resources. We will take a vigorous leadership role in identifying and addressing the issues which are pivotal in making this vision a reality, for we recognize that our present and future are closely entwined with the health and vitality of the greater Charlotte-Mecklenburg region. Central to our effort is maintaining excellence as we adapt our comprehensive programs and services to meet the educational needs of a constantly changing, technologically advanced, interdependent and complex world. More than ever before, students need advanced communication and computational skills and the ability to acquire and apply knowledge throughout their lives. Students also need to develop attitudes which support personal development and ethical understandings which will build regional and global community. CPCC s leadership role requires us to explore new academic and administrative paths as we educate and support our students. As we grow and change, we will reflect on our efforts and demonstrate accountability for the proper and wise use of resources. We will continue to pursue innovative and improved methods to support and assess student learning. CPCC s educational vision will be realized in an increasingly diverse community and world. Although diversity presents many challenges, we perceive diversity as a strength. Our students mirror the community, coming to us with differences in academic preparation and intent, demographic and socio-economic backgrounds and cultural/ethnic influences. In honoring our commitment to the open-door concept, we are determined to provide the appropriate support which gives meaning to access. We realize we cannot achieve this vision alone; partnerships with other institutions, in our area and beyond, are critical factors in our success. We believe that building a teaching and learning community in its broadest and best sense encompasses a concern for the whole, for integration and collaboration, for openness and integrity and for inclusiveness and self-renewal. Programs and Services To carry out CPCC s mission, the College provides educational programs and services in the following areas: Degree Programs, Diplomas and Certificates The cornerstone of the Community College System in North Carolina is the preparation of students for a first career, career change and career advancement to meet individual goals and regional needs. The College provides career programs in a broad range of occupational areas. Associate in Applied Science (A.A.S.) degrees and shorter-term diploma and certificate programs are offered. In support of these programs, the College continues to form major partnerships with business and industry. A.A.S. degree graduates develop marketable employment skills and college-level academic skills. In some cases, courses within the programs are transferable to colleges and universities. Students may reach other career goals such as updating job skills, career advancement and re-entry into the work force with marketable skills through these programs. Transfer Programs From its inception, the College has provided the first two years of study in the arts and sciences and pre-professional fields for those students who wish to transfer to four-year colleges and universities. Students are able to transfer courses or an associate degree to four-year colleges, prepared with the background and skills necessary to succeed in their further studies. Graduates have a foundation in their areas of specialization, have college-level academic skills and have successfully completed the general education core curriculum. Comprehensive Articulation Agreement The Comprehensive Articulation Agreement became effective in This agreement addresses the transfer of credits among institutions in the North Carolina Community College System and from that system to constituent institutions of the University of North Carolina. Community college graduates of the Associate in Arts (A.A.) degree and Associate in Science (A.S.) degree programs who have completed the general education transfer core will be considered to have fulfilled the institution-wide, lower division general education requirements of the receiving institution. Basic Skills Programs A basic premise of the community college movement is the expansion of educational opportunities for all adults and basic skills programs are designed to provide the necessary skills and confidence for successful employment and further education. CPCC provides opportunities to learn basic literacy and functional living skills: Adult ESL enables students to master English as a Second Language, while Adult High School and GED programs assist students in completing high school. Corporate and Continuing Education Corporate and Continuing Education is offered across College disciplines and in relevant and popular topic areas through non-credit programming, events and services for individuals and employers. With flexibility in design, content and delivery, Corporate and Continuing Education plays a significant role in meeting the training needs of business and industry. Strong partnerships with governmental and community organizations allow the College to leverage multiple funding sources and to provide targeted and often hands-on skill training and knowledge to ensure a ready and reliable workforce. For individuals, Corporate and Continuing Education offers year-round programming and services to help adults meet their professional and personal goals, including starting or growing a small business or preparing for retirement. Such a comprehensive selection allows individuals to earn certifications and professional licensure-track courses, as well as to pursue recreational and leisure programming. Community Service Service to the Charlotte-Mecklenburg community has long been one of the core values of CPCC. The College offers a wide range of high-quality speakers and cultural and artistic events presented in state-of-the-art performance venues.
11 Additionally, the College has a Service-Learning Center whose mission is to promote civic engagement and develop a culture of service among students, faculty and staff. This program has supported the efforts of hundreds of local agencies and assisted our students in becoming more engaged citizens and learners. International Programs and Services International Programs and Services is committed to supporting the academic and personal growth of foreign students at CPCC. Students from around the world can attend CPCC to study intensive English or one of our degree certificate or diploma programs. With more than 300 students studying at CPCC on a student visa, CPCC continues to recognize the importance of preparing our students to be globally competent and prepare them with the international knowledge necessary to build and maintain a strong, globally competitive economy in the Charlotte region. Enrollment and Student Services Enrollment and Student Services (ESS) is committed to providing quality educational support to ensure student success for a diverse student population. Services provided include First Year Experience support, recruitment, enrollment, financial aid, academic advising and tutoring, career and personal counseling, disability services, international services, testing, veterans services and student activities. ESS works collaboratively with academic units to support the mission of the College through comprehensive student-centered initiatives. Instructional Development CPCC is a leader among community colleges in instructional development and support. Experimentation and innovation in instruction and the use of alternative instructional delivery systems remain major initiatives. The College provides support for instructors to experiment with non-traditional modes of teaching and learning through classroom research, through the use of technology incorporated into the classroom and through alternative delivery systems and scheduling. The Instructional Support area provides media and learning services that give support to instructors and students to enhance the teaching and learning process. Administrative Support CPCC administration provides effective leadership by setting the tone and direction for the College and by granting employees the authority and resources to carry out their duties. The College efficiently and effectively expends its resources and is committed to maintaining a leadership role in its utilization of personnel and facilities. These effective administrative processes allow the College to focus on its primary mission of providing the highest quality educational programs and services. Accreditations and Certifications Central Piedmont Community College is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS), 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia, ; to award associate degrees, diplomas and certificates. The College is also accredited by the following organizations: American Bar Association Paralegal Technology Program American Culinary Federation Foundation Accrediting Commission Culinary Technology Program American Heart Association Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation Advanced Cardiac Life Support Pediatric Advanced Life Support American Welding Society Accredited Test Facility Association of Surgical Technologists (AST) CFP Board of Standards, Inc. Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management Education (CAHIIM); Health Information Technology Committee on Accreditation for Respiratory Care, COARC 1248 Harwood Rd., Bedford, TX 76021; ; Respiratory Therapy Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE) of the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA), The Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education, Department of Accreditation, APTA, 1111 North Fairfax Street, Alexandria, VA 22314; Physical Therapist Assisting Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP) upon the recommendation of the Accreditation Review Committee on Surgical Technology and Surgical Assisting (ARC/STSA), ARC/STSA, 6 W. Dry Creek Circle, Suite #110, Littleton, CO 80120; Surgical Technology Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP) upon the recommendation of the Cytotechnology Programs Review Committee (CPRC) of the American Society of Cytopathology (ASC), CAAHEP, 1361 Park Street, Clearwater, FL 33756; Cytotechnology Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP) upon the recommendation of the Medical Assisting Education Review Board (MAERB), CAAHEP, 1361 Park Street, Clearwater, FL 33756; Medical Assisting Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP) upon the recommendation of the Joint Review Committee on Education in Cardiovascular Technology (JRC-CVT) at the associate degree level in the Non-Invasive Cardiology (Adult Echocardiography) concentration and the Invasive Cardiology (Invasive Cardiovascular Technology) concentration, CAAHEP, 1361 Park Street, Clearwater, FL 33756; Non-Invasive Cardiology (Adult Echocardiography) Invasive Cardiology (Invasive Cardiovascular Technology) Commission on Dental Accreditation (CODA), American Dental Association (ADA) Dental Hygiene Mission Statement 11
12 Mission Statement 12 Dental Assisting Dietary Managers Association Emergency Care and Safety Institute (ESCI) National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences (NAACLS), 5600 N. River Rd., Suite 720, Rosemont, IL ; / Medical Laboratory Technology National Association for the Education of Young Children Wachovia Early Childhood Education Program National Automotive Technician Education Foundation Automotive Technology Co-operative Automotive Service Technology General Motors Automotive Service Educational Program National Board for Certified Counselors certifies some courses in: Developmental Disabilities Human Services Technology Substance Abuse National Center for Construction Education and Research Accredited Training and Education Facility Nationwide Mortgage Licensing System North Carolina Appraisal Board North Carolina Bar North Carolina Commissioner of Banks North Carolina Criminal Justice Education and Training Standards Commission Basic Law Enforcement Training Technology Criminal Justice Technology General Instructor Training Lidar Certification/Recertification Radar Certification/Recertification Time/Distance Certification/Recertification North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services, Division of Health Service Regulation, Center for Aide Regulation and Education (CARE) Nurse Aide North Carolina Department of Insurance North Carolina Fire and Rescue Commission Firefighter Training North Carolina Real Estate Commission North Carolina State Board of Community Colleges North Carolina State Board of Nursing Christa A. Overcash Associate Degree Nursing Program North Carolina Substance Abuse Professional Practice Board Substance Abuse Program Technology Accreditation Commission of ABET, Inc., 111 Market Place, Suite 1050, Baltimore, MD 21202; Computer Engineering Technology Electrical Engineering Technology Electronics Engineering Technology Mechanical Engineering Technology Memberships Central Piedmont Community College is a member of the following educational associations and agencies: AIGA, the Professional Association for Design American Association for Adult and Continuing Education American Association for Paralegal Education American Association for Sustainability in Higher Education American Association for Women in Community Colleges American Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers American Association of Community Colleges American Association of Community Colleges Presidents Academy American Culinary Federation American Institute of Architecture Students American Marketing Association American Payroll Association American Society of Non-Destructive Testing American Society of Safety Engineers American Student Government Association American Welding Society Association of Builders and Contractors Association of Certified Fraud Examiners Association of College & University Auditors Association of College and University Printers Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture Association of Community College Trustees Association of Fundraising Professionals Association of Professional Researchers for Advancement Association of Professional Researchers for Advancement-Carolinas Association of Surgical Technologists Campus Safety Health and Environmental Management Association Carolina Associated General Contractors Carolina Clean Air Carolinas Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers Carolinas Association of Government Purchasing Carolinas Home Improvement Professionals Carolinas Minority Supplier Development Council Carolina s Nuclear Cluster Center for Energy Workforce Development Center for Global Advancement of Community Colleges Charlotte Area Compensation Council Charlotte Area Education Consortium Charlotte Chamber of Commerce Charlotte Chapter of the American Payroll Association Charlotte Maintenance Council Charlotte Regional Workforce Development Partnership Cisco Networking Academy Clean Air Works! College and University Professional Association for Human Resources College Board, The College News Association of the Carolinas COMBASE Community College Business Officers Community College Planning and Research Organization Community Colleges for International Development, Inc. Consortium of College and University Media Centers Council for Advancement and Support of Education Council for Resource Development Culinary Hospitality Tourism Educators Alliance Datatel User s Group Dietary Managers Association Early Music America Eastern Regional Competency Based Education Consortium EDUCAUSE Emergency Care and Safety Institute Employers Association, The Financial Planning Association Flexographic Technical Association Google Advisory Board Educational Clients Grants Professional Association Home Builders Association of Charlotte Hospitality Tourism Alliance
13 In-Plant Printing and Mailing Association Institute of Internal Auditors International Association of Administrative Professionals-CPCC Student Chapter International Economic Development Council International Special Events Society Lake Norman Chamber of Commerce Latin American Chamber of Commerce League for Innovation in the Community College Learning Resources Network Manufacturing Institute Matthews Chamber of Commerce Metrolina Association of Volunteer Administrators Metrolina Theatre Association Microsoft IT Academy Mu Alpha Theta NAFSA-Association of International Educators National Academic Advising Association National Association for College Admission Counseling National Association for Community College Entrepreneurship National Association for the Education of Young Children National Association of College and University Business Officers National Association of College Auxiliary Services National Association of Colleges and Employers National Association of Educational Procurement NAFSA-Association of International Educators National Association of Photo Professionals National Association of Schools of Public Affairs and Administration National Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators National Association of Student Personnel Administrators National Association of the Remodeling Industry National Association of Veterans Administrators National Board for Certified Counselors National Business Incubation Association National Center for Women & Information Technology Academic Alliance National Coalition of Advanced Technology Centers National Community College Council for Research and Planning National Council for Continuing Education and Training National Council for Marketing and Public Relations National Fire Protection Association National Grants Management Association National Institute for Staff and Organizational Development National Institute of Metal Working Skills National Institute for Staff and Organizational Development National Institute of Governmental Purchasing, Inc. National Institute of Metal Working Skills National Organization for Human Services National Restaurant Association National Safety Council National Technical Honor Society New Media Consortium North American Council of Automotive Teachers North Carolina Air Awareness Business Coalition North Carolina Association of Community College Business Officers North Carolina Association of Community College Presidents North Carolina Association of Community College Trustees North Carolina Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators North Carolina Association of Surgical Technology Educators North Carolina Association of Veteran Administrators North Carolina Business Incubation Association North Carolina Campus Compact North Carolina Center for Public Policy Research North Carolina Community College Adult Educators Association North Carolina Community College Institutional Information Processing System User s Group North Carolina Community College Student Development Professionals Association North Carolina Community College System Global Learner Consortium North Carolina Comprehensive Community College Student Government Association North Carolina Computer Instructors Association North Carolina Council of Officers for Resource Development North Carolina Motorsports Association North Carolina Restaurant and Lodging Association Nuclear Energy Institute Phi Theta Kappa Printing Industry of the Carolinas, Inc., The Psi Beta Public Relations Information Marketing Association Public Relations Society of America Safety and Health Council of North Carolina Servicemembers Opportunity Colleges Sigma Chi Eta Small Business Center Network Society for Human Resource Management Southeastern Theatre Conference Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Southern Association of Colleges and University Business Officers Southern Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers Southern Association of Community, Junior and Technical Colleges Southern Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators Southern Organization for Human Services Student Veterans Association Students and Technology in Academia, Research and Service Alliance Students in Free Enterprise Tau Upsilon Alpha National Organization for Human Services Honor Society University Risk Management and Insurance Association Visit Charlotte World Affairs Council of Charlotte World View Charlotte Area Education Consortium CPCC is a member of the Charlotte Area Educational Consortium (CAEC). Among several CAEC activities is a cross-registration program that enables students to take certain courses not offered at CPCC at other Consortium schools. For information, call CAEC colleges and universities are: Belmont Abbey College, Belmont, NC Cabarrus College of Health Sciences, Concord, NC Carolinas College of Health Sciences, Charlotte, NC Catawba College, Salisbury, NC Catawba Valley Community College, Hickory, NC Cleveland Community College, Shelby, NC Davidson College, Davidson, NC Gardner-Webb University, Boiling Springs, NC Gaston College, Dallas, NC Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary, Charlotte, NC Johnson C. Smith University, Charlotte, NC Lenoir-Rhyne College, Hickory, NC Livingstone College, Salisbury, NC Mitchell Community College, Statesville, NC Pfeiffer University, Charlotte, NC Queens University, Charlotte, NC South Piedmont Community College, Polkton, NC University of North Carolina at Charlotte, Charlotte, NC University of South Carolina at Lancaster, Lancaster, SC Wingate University, Wingate, NC Winthrop University, Rock Hill, SC York Technical College, Rock Hill, SC Mission Statement 13
14 CPCC Foundation, Inc. The CPCC Foundation exists solely for the benefit of the College and its students. The Foundation solicits gifts from individuals, corporations and foundations. These gifts are used for student scholarships, instructional equipment, capital projects, new program funds, innovation and recognition awards, endowment funds and a variety of other needs not met through traditional funding sources. The annual CPCC Charlotte Skyline Run and a clay shooting sporting event are sponsored by the Foundation to raise support and visibility for the College. The Foundation also works to engage College alumni in the life of their alma mater. Ways to support the work of the Foundation include gifts of cash or securities, bequests, estate plans, honorariums and memorial funds. Contributions may be designated for specific programs and projects and may be given outright or through a pledge extended over a period of time. All donations for the College should be directed to the Central Piedmont Community College Foundation, a 501(c)(3) organization, qualified to receive tax-deductible contributions. The address is: The CPCC Foundation, Inc. Post Office Box Charlotte, NC For more information, call or visit Mission Statement 14 At the starting line Skyline Run Race
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16 CATO CAMPUS BLVD. OLDE CONCD RD R RD NEWELL-HICKY GROVE RD GRIER RD E. WT HARRIS GRIER RD REEDY CREEK PARK AND NATURE PRESERVE THE PLAZA N THE PLAZA 8120 Grier Road, Charlotte, Campuses 16
17 Cato Campus History The Cato Campus is located on 34 acres at the corner of W.T. Harris Boulevard and Grier Road offering College Transfer, Corporate and Continuing Education and Basic Skills programs. The first phase (Cato I) opened in 2002 with approximately 48,000 square feet of classrooms, computer labs, offices, student services, bookstore and Law Library. Also included in the first phase was the opening of a 7,500 square foot Horticulture building and a 4,500 square foot attached greenhouse. Using 2000 State bonds, the second phase (Cato II) opened in 2007, bringing an additional 48,000 square feet of classrooms, offices, a full-service library and the Cato Middle College High School. In 2011, Cato II was renovated to include an expanded bookstore, food service, Student Life Center and study areas. Cato is home to a diverse group of students and programs and is now the third largest of the CPCC campuses with comprehensive services for curriculum students, ESL/Adult High School/GED and continuing education students. Degree seeking students can complete all coursework in the academic programs housed on the Cato Campus as well as many requirements for other A.A. or A.S. college transfer programs. Cato Middle College High School This partnership between CPCC and CMS is designed for high school juniors and seniors who want to complete their high school graduation requirements while earning college credit through CPCC. The program opened in the fall of 2007 with 57 students and has reached capacity at 200 students. The program has earned the school distinction as a North Carolina School of Excellence and most graduates have gone on to attend a twoor four-year college/university. Applications for admission may be obtained from the CMCHS Principal, Mr. Joey Burch, located on the Cato Campus. Major Programs/Courses Offered Horticulture Technology (A.A.S. Degree, Diploma, Certificates) Paralegal Technology (A.A.S. Degree, Post-baccalaureate Diploma) Interpreter Education (A.A.S. Degree) Turfgrass Management Technology (A.A.S. Degree, Diploma, Certificates) Corporate and Continuing Education College Transfer (A.A. or A.S. Degree courses) including: English, Math, Reading, Communications, Behavioral and Social Sciences, Humanities, etc. Pre-College and Community Development (Basic Skills) English as a Second Language (ESL) Adult High School (AHS) General Educational Development (GED) Services In addition to day and evening courses, the Cato Campus offers many services for students including: Admissions, Registration, Student Records, Counseling & Advising, Cashiering, Career Services, Disability Services, Financial Aid, Cooperative Education and Placement Testing. Also available on campus are full-time security, a full bookstore, main Library and Law Library and a variety of activities through Student Life. ESL, Adult HS and GED student services are available as well. In addition, vending and ATM machines are available with a food service option beginning Fall The Cato Campus Library is in room 250, Cato II. The Cato Law Library is in room 200, Cato I. CENTRAL PIEDMONT COMMUNITY COLLEGE Facilities The facility sits on one of the higher points of land along W.T. Harris Boulevard, with a natural, wooded acreage that includes rock outcroppings and a mile-long nature walk. The campus signature dome is easily visible to passing motorists. The campus has two main buildings for classrooms, labs, offices and other instructional support space. A third freestanding Horticulture building, attached greenhouse and turfgrass plots provide opportunities for hands-on instruction. The campus is also equipped with a separate Law Library and American Sign Language (ASL) lab. CATS Services Public transportation is provided at the Cato Campus by Charlotte Area Transit. Route 3 (East to West) and Route 29 (North to South) run every 30 minutes, Monday Saturday. Dean - The interim dean of the Cato Campus is Janet Malkemes. Services offered on this campus Services Admissions Advising Bookstore Career Services Cashier CLEP Examinations Copy Machines Counseling Disability Services Financial Aid/Veterans Affairs Fitness Center Graduation Services Hot Food Library Outreach & Recruitment Placement Testing Public Transportation (CATS routes 3 and 29) Registration Student Computer Labs Student Life Student Records Student Success Advisor Student Success Center Student Support Services Tour for Prospective Students Vending Machines Checked if offered here 17 Campuses
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19 Central Campus Services offered on this campus Services Checked if offered here History In 1963 the North Carolina General Assembly passed the community college bill. Opening as a fully integrated institution, Central Piedmont Community College combined the programs of the Central Industrial Education Center (CIEC) on Elizabeth Avenue and Mecklenburg College on Beatties Ford Road. The College sold its property on Beatties Ford Road and developed a campus around the old Central High School complex located at Elizabeth Avenue and Kings Drive. As the College acquired surrounding property, demolished buildings and closed streets, the original 3.94 acres expanded into a beautiful, tree shaded, 31-acre Central Campus. This campus, the largest in the College s multi-campus system, serves more than 25,000 students annually. Central Campus houses: an Advanced Technologies Center, Levine Information Technology Building, Halton Theater and Pease Auditorium for the performing arts and many other facilities. Recent renovations and newly completed buildings include the Belk and Health Careers Building, the Philip L. Van Every Culinary Arts Center and the Center for Arts Technology. Admissions Advising Bookstore Career Services Cashier CLEP Examinations Copy Machines Counseling Disability Services Financial Aid/Veterans Affairs Fitness Center Graduation Services Hot Food Library High Schools Near the Campus High Schools near Central Campus are Garinger, Harding University, Myers Park, Philip O. Berry Academy of Technology and West Charlotte. Outreach & Recruitment Placement Testing Public Transportation Major Programs/Courses Offered Architecture Arts and Communication Business Administration College Transfer Corporate and Continuing Education Engineering Technologies Entrepreneurship and Small Business Health and Physical Education Health Sciences Hospitality Education Information Technology Interior Design International Services and Foreign Languages Nursing and Human Services Science, Technology, Engineering and Math Sustainability Technologies Registration Student Computer Labs Student Life Student Records Student Success Advisor Student Success Center Student Support Services Tour for Prospective Students Vending Machines Aspire Food Services Bojangles food service is available in the Overcash Building, 1st floor. Coffee Shop is available in the Hagemeyer Learning Resource Center, 1st floor. Subway food service is available in the Levine Technology Building, 1st floor. Campuses Dean The dean of the Central Campus is Paul Koehnke. 19
20 HARPER CAMPUS 77 Arrowridge Blvd ARROWOOD Forest Point Blvd Windsong Dr. Fawnbrook Ln HEBRON NATIONS FD ROAD ST E ARROWOOD Old HebronRd Hebron Commerce Dr England St Sweden Rd Denmark Rd Southern R.R. 521 SOUTH BLVD Starbrook Dr Sharon Lakes 315 W. Hebron Street, Charlotte, Campuses 20