Accreditations

Central Piedmont Community College is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award associate degrees, diplomas, and certificates. Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097 or call 404.679.4500 or see sacscoc.org for questions about the accreditation of Central Piedmont Community College. The Commission on Colleges should be contacted only for questions relating to the College’s accreditation. Inquiries regarding the programs and services of Central Piedmont Community College should be directed to the College.

The College also is accredited and approved by the following organizations:

Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN); acenursing.org

  • Christa A. Overcash Associate Degree Nursing Program

Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education (ACOTE) of the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA), 4720 Montgomery Lane, Suite 200, Bethesda, MD 20814-03449; 301.652.AOTA

  •  Occupational Therapy Assistant

American Bar Association

  • William K. Diehl Jr. Paralegal Technology Program

American Culinary Federation Foundation Accrediting Commission

  • Culinary Arts
  • Baking and Pastry Arts

American Heart Association

  • Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation
  • Advanced Cardiac Life Support
  • Pediatric Advanced Life Support

American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP) 7272 Wisconsin Ave., Bethesda, MD, 20814; ashp.org

  • Pharmacy Technology

American Welding Society – Accredited Welder Test Facility

Association of Nutrition & Foodservice Professionals (ANFP); anfponline; 800.323.1908

  • Certified Dietary Managers (CDM)
  • Certified Food Protection Professionals (CFPP)
  • CFP® Board of Standards, Inc.

Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management Education (CAHIIM); cahiim.org

  • Health Information Technology

Commission on Accreditation for Respiratory Care (CoARC), 1248 Harwood Rd., Bedford, TX 76021; coarc.com; 817.283.2835

  • 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; capteonline.org; 703.706.3245

  • Physical Therapist Assistant

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; caahep.org; 303.694.9262

  • 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), 1361 Park Street, Clearwater, FL 33756; caahep.org; 727.210.2350

  • Cytotechnology

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; caahep.org; 727.210.2350

  • Non-Invasive Cardiology (Adult Echocardiography)
  • Invasive Cardiology (Invasive Cardiovascular Technology)

Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP) upon the recommendation of the Medical Assisting Education Review Board (MAERB). Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs, 1361 Park Street, Clearwater, FL 33756; caahep.org; 727.210.2350

  • Medical Assisting

Commission on Dental Accreditation (CODA)

  • Dental Hygiene
  • Dental Assisting

Commission on Allied Health for Ophthalmic Medical Personnel (COAOMP)

  • Ophthalmic Medical Assisting

Committee on Accreditation of Educational Programs for the Emergency Medical Services Professions (COAEMSP)

  • Emergency Medical Services

Commission on Accreditation for American Health Informatics and Information Management Education (CAHIIM); cahiim.org

  • Health Information Technology

Council for Standards in Human Service Education, cshse.org

  • Human Services Technology

North Carolina State Board of Cosmetic Arts, 1207 Front Street, Suite 110, Raleigh, North Carolina, 27609

  • Licensed Cosmetology Program
  • Cosmetology Program, Pivot Point International Academy

Engineering Technology Accreditation Commission of ABET, abet.org

  • Civil Engineering Technology
  • Computer Engineering Technology
  • Electrical Engineering Technology
  • Electronics Engineering Technology
  • Mechanical Engineering Technology

National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences (NAACLS), 5600 N. River Rd., Suite 720, Rosemont, IL 60018-5119; naacls.org; 847.939.3597/ 773.714.8880

  • Medical Laboratory Technology

National Association for the Education of Young Children

  • Early Childhood Education Associate Degree Program

National Automotive Technician Education Foundation

  • Automotive Technology Program
  • BMW-Associate Degree Program
  • General Motors Automotive Service Educational Program
  • Honda Professional Automotive Career Training

National Center for Construction Education and Research Accredited Training and Education Facility

National Coalition of Certification Centers (NC3)

  • Air Conditioning, Heating and Refrigeration
  • Transportation Systems Technology

National Institute for Metalworking Skills

  • Computer Integrated Machining

Nationwide Mortgage Licensing System

North American Board of Certified Energy Practitioners

North Carolina Appraisal Board

North Carolina Bar Certified

  • William K. Diehl, Jr. Paralegal Technology Program

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 Office of Emergency Medical Services (NCOEMS)

  • Emergency Medical Technician
  • Paramedic

North Carolina Real Estate Commission

North Carolina Board of Nursing

  • Christa A. Overcash Associate Degree Nursing Program

Performance Measures

North Carolina Performance  Measures for 2017-2018 (based on 2016-2017 data)

The North Carolina Community College System (NCCCS) establishes performance measures for the 58 community colleges in North Carolina. Three benchmarks are set for each measure: the System Average (mean), the Excellence Level (one standard deviation above the mean) and the Baseline (two standard deviations below the mean). The seven measures are as follows:

1. Basic Skills Student Progress
Purpose: To ensure adult students with low literacy skills are progressing academically toward basic skill attainment necessary for employment and self-sufficiency.
Performance measure: The percentage of 2016-2017 students who achieve an Educational Functioning Level gain during the program year (July 1- June 30)
Benchmarks: System Average = 60.1% / System Excellence = 68.3% / System Baseline = 34.5%.
Percent achieved at CPCC = 54.3% (decrease from last year; below system average, above system baseline)

2. Student Success Rate in College-Level English Courses
Purpose: To ensure students are successfully completing credit-bearing English courses within their first two academic years .
Performance measure: The percentage of first-time fall 2015 students enrolled in associate degree or transfer pathway programs who earned grades of 'C' or better in at least one credit-bearing English courses within two academic years of their first term of enrollment
Benchmarks: System Average = 53.0% / System Excellence = 55.9% / System Baseline = 23.8%
Success rate at CPCC = 65.6% (increase from last year; exceeded system excellence)

3. Student Success Rate in College-Level Math Courses
Purpose: To ensure students are successfully completing credit-bearing Math courses within their first two academic years.
Performance measure: The percentage of first-time fall 2015 students enrolled in an associate degree or transfer pathway programs who earned grades of 'C' or better in at least one credit-bearing math course within their first two academic years
Benchmarks: System Average = 29.0% / System Excellence = 32.5% / System Baseline = 10.1%
Success rate at CPCC was 41.2% (increase from last year; exceeded system excellence)

4. First Year Progression
Purpose: To ensure first-year students reach an academic momentum point that helps predict their future completion of credentials.
Performance measure: The percentage of first-time, fall 2016, credential-seeking students attempting at least credit 12 hours during the 2017 academic year who earned grades of 'C' or better for at least 12 of those hours within their first academic year (fall 2016, spring 2017, summer 2017)
Benchmarks: System Average = 70.5% / System Excellence = 75.0% / System Baseline = 54.1%.
Progression rate for CPCC = 69.2% (decrease from last year; below system average, above system baseline)

5. Curriculum Completion
Purpose: To ensure student completion and/or persistence toward a post-secondary credential.
Performance Measure: The percentage of first-time, fall 2011, credential-seeking students who graduated, transferred or were still enrolled with at least 36 non-developmental credit hours before the end of the 6th fall term (fall 2017) following their first enrollment term
Benchmarks: System Average = 43.4% / System Excellence = 51.9% / System Baseline = 35.9%
Completion rate for CPCC = 44.5% (increase from last year; above system average, below system excellence)

6. Licensure and Certification Passing Rate
Purpose: To ensure programmatic coursework prepares students to competently practice in their chosen profession.
Performance measure: The aggregate institutional passing rate of first-time test-takers on all licensure and certification exams taken for the first time during the licensure agency's most recent reporting year. Exams included in this measure are state-mandated exams which candidates must pass before becoming active practitioners.
Benchmarks: System Average = 79.8% / System Excellence = 90.9% / System Baseline = 69.9%
Pass rate for CPCC = 86.4% (increase from last year; above system average, below system excellence)

7. College Transfer Performance
Purpose: To ensure the academic success of community college students who transfer to a four-year college or university.
Performance measure: The percentage of students who completed associate degrees or at least 30 cumulative credit hours during the 2015-2016 academic year, subsequently enrolled in NC four-year institutions and earned a GPA of 2.25 or better aggregated over fall 2016 and spring 2017 semesters at their transfer institutions.
Benchmarks: System Average = 82.5% / System Excellence = 87.6% / System Baseline = 65.1%
Transfer success rate for CPCC = 80.2% (decrease from last year; below system average, above system baseline)