Central Piedmont Community College

The Central Piedmont Community College is the largest community college in Carolina offering more than 100 professional courses to students. The college receives several applications from international students every year.

Name of the Institution Central Piedmont Community College
Type of Institution Community College
Location (Contact Details) The college has seven campuses spread over the Charlotte Metro area of the US.

Cato Campus

8120 Grier Road, Charlotte, North Carolina – 28215

Ph. No. – 704-330-4801

Central Campus

1201 Elizabeth Avenue, Charlotte, North Carolina – 28235

Ph. No. – 704-330-2722

Harper Campus

315 West Hebron Street, Charlotte, North Carolina – 28273

Ph. No. – 704-330-4400

Harris Campus

3210 CPCC Harris Campus Drive, Charlotte, North Carolina – 28208

Ph. No. – 704-330-4601

Levine Campus

2800 Campus Ridge Road, Matthews, North Carolina – 28105

Ph. No. – 704-330-4200

Merancas (previously North) Campus

11930 Verhoeff Drive, Huntersville, North Carolina – 28078

Ph. No. – 704-330-4101

Virtual Campus

Central Piedmont Community College, P O Box – 35009, Charlotte, North Carolina – 28235-5009

Accreditation / Affiliation The college is affiliated to the North Carolina Community College System.

It is also affiliated to the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools.

Courses Offered Degree, Diploma and Certificate courses are available in -

  • Computer Forensics
  • Cell Phone Forensics
  • Computer Crimes Against Children (Undercover Investigation)
  • Digital Evidence Courtroom Testimony
  • Financial Terrorism
  • Hardware Fundamentals for Law Enforcement
  • Internet as an Investigative Tool
  • Mobile Phone Seizure and Mobile Phone Examination
  • Online Investigations
  • On-Scene Computer Forensics
  • Preliminary Computer Investigative Techniques
  • Search & Seizure of Electronic Evidence
Departments / Branches
  • Applied Technologies
  • Arts & Communication
  • Behavioral and Social Sciences
  • Business and Accounting
  • Construction Technologies
  • Early Childhood Education
  • Engineering Technologies
  • English, Reading and Humanities
  • Foreign Languages and Academic ESL Division
  • Geomatics and Sustainability
  • Health Sciences
  • Hospitality Education
  • Information Technology
  • Mathematics
  • Nursing and Human Services
  • Professional Careers
  • Public Safety
  • Technical Careers
  • Transport Systems Technologies
Admission Procedure / Eligibility Criteria The following documents have to be produced by the applicant at the time of admission -

  • Completely filled up and signed application form which is available from the Student Success Center of the college.
  • Mark sheets of high school, college and any other examination passed.
  • Curriculum vitae written by the applicant which clearly mentions his credentials and aim after studying a course.
  • GED score sheet for high school pass outs.
  • ESL score sheet for students who have passed college degree.
  • F1 student visa is a must.
  • Proof of identity (valid passport).
  • Letters of recommendation from authorities of high school and college previously attended.
Campus Placements The college conducts the ACCUPLACER placement test to assess the student’s basic knowledge of mathematics, English and reading. This computerized placement test not only helps the student to choose the best course of study but also highlights the areas in which he is interested.

The college also conducts a career fair for on-campus recruitments of last year students.

  • American Indian Scholarship
  • Alice W Rooke Scholarship
  • Arthur Lockwood Beneventi Law Scholarship
  • Caroline E Holt Nursing Scholarship
  • Margaret Howard Hamilton Scholarship
  • Nellie Love Butcher Music Scholarship
  • Coca – Cola All – State Community Colleges Academic Team Scholarship
  • Anne Trevarthen Memorial Scholarship
  • Irene and Daisy MacGregor Memorial Scholarship
  • Mildred Nutting Nursing Scholarship
  • Occupational / Physical Therapy Scholarship
  • Dr Francis Anthony Beneventi Medical Scholarship
  • Madeline Pickett (Halbert) Cogswell Nursing Scholarship
  • Mexico Public Policy Scholars Program
  • Lilian & Arthur Dunn Scholarship
Fee Structure An average cost of education for international students in Central Piedmont Community College is -

  • Fees for 1 to 8 credit hours program – $23.50
  • Fees for 9 to extending credit hours program – $32.50
  • Compulsory laboratory fees – $68
  • Stationery cost – $34 each hour
  • GED test fees – $25
  • Students also have to contribute to the College Accident Insurance Plan.
Examinations & Results Examinations in the college are held at the end of each semester. A student has to sit for four examinations at the end of the fall, spring, summer and winter semesters.
Established in the Year 1963
Website www.cpcc.edu
Facts & Figures
  • The college was established after the operations of the two institutes Central Industrial Education Center and Mecklenburg College was merged in a single unit.
  • It is the largest and most popular college in terms of student enrollment rate in the Carolina area.
  • The college offers more than 100 degrees, certificate and diploma courses.
  • The institute started with a total student count of 1,600. The figure has now risen to 70,000 students comprising both resident and international applicants.
Events The popular events held at the college are:

  • CPCC Tix
  • Sensoria
  • Charlotte Clean and Green Festival
  • Charlotte Symphony Orchestra presents The Magic of Christmas
  • The Nutcracker
  • Holiday Oratorio
  • CPCC – Bach’s Christmas Oratorio
  • CPCC Theater Presents Cabaret
  • Play It Again, Sam
Distance Learning Online Distance Learning programs are available in -

  • Investigation of Social Networking Sites
  • Digital Evidence Expertise in the Courtroom
  • Cell Phone Investigations and Electronic Evidence
  • Advanced Identity Theft and Electronic Crimes
  • Basic Crime Scene for First Responders
  • Best Practices for Seizing Evidence
  • Credit Card Fraud & Digital Evidence
  • Digital Evidence Expertise in the Courtroom
  • Digital Search & Seizure for Patrol Officers
  • Fundamentals of Fingerprint Evidence
  • Introduction to Computer Forensics
  • Introduction to Cybercrimes
  • Introduction to DNA for Law Enforcement
  • Introduction to IED’s & Forensic Evidence
  • Introduction to Ultra Violet Infrared Photography
  • Investigation of Social Networking Sites