Accreditations / NCCCS Performance Measures
Central Piedmont 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. 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 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
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; The Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP), 25400 US Highway 19 North, Suite 158, Clearwater, FL 33763; 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
North Carolina Real Estate Commission
North Carolina Board of Nursing
- Christa A. Overcash Associate Degree Nursing Program
North Carolina Community College System Performance Measures
Performance Measures for 2018-2019 (based on 2017-2018 data)
The North Carolina Community College System (NCCCS) establishes performance measures for the 58 community colleges in North Carolina. System Excellence and System Baseline benchmarks are set for each measure. The seven measures are as follows:
1. Basic Skills Student Progress, 2017-2018
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 periods of participation (POP) with a measurable skill gain (MSG) in Basic Skills studies.
BENCHMARKS: System Excellence = 50.6% / System Baseline = 24.2%
Central Piedmont Measurable Skill Gain = 33.8%
2. Student Success Rate in College-Level English Courses, Fall 2015 Cohort
PURPOSE: To ensure students are successfully completing credit-bearing English courses within their first three academic years.
PERFORMANCE MEASURE: The percentage of first-time associate degree and transfer pathway students in Fall 2015 who earned at least a grade of “C” in college credit English courses within three years.
BENCHMARKS: System Excellence = 66.6% / System Baseline = 40.1%
Central Piedmont Success Rate = 68.9%
3. Student Success Rate in College-Level Math Courses, Fall 2015 Cohort
PURPOSE: To ensure students are successfully completing credit-bearing Math courses within their first three academic years.
PERFORMANCE MEASURE: The percentage of first-time, fall 2015 associate degree seeking and transfer pathway students passing college credit Math courses with at least a grade of “C” within three years.
BENCHMARKS: System Excellence = 46.2% / System Baseline = 19.5%
Central Piedmont Success rate = 46.7%
4. First Year Progression, Fall 2017
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 2017, credential-seeking curriculum students who either graduated prior to, or enrolled in post secondary education the next fall semester.
BENCHMARKS: System Excellence = 71.9% / System Baseline = 56.6%.
Central Piedmont Progression Rate = 65.0%
5. Curriculum Completion, Fall 2014 Cohort
PURPOSE: To ensure student completion and/or persistence toward a post-secondary credential.
PERFORMANCE MEASURE: The percentage of first-time, fall 2014, credential-seeking curriculum students who graduated, transferred or were still enrolled during the fourth academic year and successfully completed at least 42 credit hours.
BENCHMARKS: System Excellence = 52.7% / System Baseline = 35.1%
Central Piedmont Completion Rate = 44.8%
6. Licensure and Certification Passing Rate, 2017-2018
PURPOSE: To ensure programmatic coursework prepares students to competently practice in their chosen profession.
PERFORMANCE MEASURE: The weighted index score of first-time test-taker results on licensure and certification exams. Exams included in this measure are state-mandated exams, which candidates must pass before becoming active practitioners. Weights are based on the tier associated with the related instructional program.
BENCHMARKS: System Excellence = 1.07 / System Baseline = 0.79W
Central Piedmont Weighted Index Score = 1.09
Basic Law Enforcement Training
Emergency Medical Technician - Basic
Emergency Medical Technician - Paramedic
Occupational Therapy Assistant
Physical Therapy Assistant
Real Estate Sales
7. College Transfer Performance, 2016-2017 Community College Students
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 2016-2017 academic year and either graduated prior to, or were enrolled in four-year institutions the next fall semester.
BENCHMARKS: System Excellence = 89.4% / System Baseline = 74.4%
Central Piedmont Transfer Performance Rate= 86.6%