Central Campus

Contact the College's Information Call Center at 704.330.2722 or
visit the Central Campus website.


In 1963, the North Carolina General Assembly passed the community college bill. Opening as a fully integrated institution, Central Piedmont 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 is the site location for the Advanced Technologies Center, Health Careers Building, the Phillip L. Van Every Culinary Arts Building, Levine Information Technology Building, the Library, the North Classroom Building for College and Career Readiness, the Christa and Reece A. Overcash Academic and Performing Arts Center, which houses the Dale F. Halton Theater, and Student Life programs. The Central High Building houses the majority of Enrollment and Student Services including, Cashiering, Counseling, Disability, Testing, the Graduation Office, and the Bank of America Center for Military Veterans and Families.

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.

Majors Divisions/Programs Offered

Allied Health Sciences
Visual and Performing Arts

Broadcasting and Production Technology
Business Administration

College and Career Readiness
College Transfer
Culinary Arts

Corporate and Continuing Education
Digital Media/Film

Engineering Technologies
Entrepreneurship and Small Business
Health and Physical Education
Hospitality Management

Human Services
Information Technology
International Services and Foreign Languages
Science, Technology, Engineering and Math
Simulation and Game Development
Sustainability Technologies

Food Services

Sbarro Pizza and Taco Del Mar food services are available on the first floor of the Overcash Center. Subway food service is available on the first floor of the Levine Technology Building. Coppa Coffee and Tea Café food service is available on the first floor of the Library.

Campus Dean

Dr. Paul Koehnke
Dean of Central Campus, Culinary Arts / Digital Media, Journalism & Communication Division / Visual and Performing Arts / Early Childhood & Teacher / Physical Education / Cosmetology


Services Offered on this Campus

Service Offered Here
Academic Learning Center (tutoring) Y
Admissions Y
Advising Y
Bookstore Y
Career Services Y
Cashier Y
Center for Military Families and Veterans Y
CLEP Examinations Y
College and Career Readiness Y
Copy Machines Y
Counseling Y
Disability Services Y
Family Resource Center Y
First Year Experience Y
Financial Aid/Veterans Affairs Y
Fitness Center Y
Graduation Services Y
Hot Food Y
Library Y
Outreach and Recruitment Y
Placement Testing Y
Public Transportation Y
Registration Y
Service-Learning Y
Single Stop Y
Student Computer Labs Y
Student Life Y
Student Records Y
Student Success Center Y
Student Support Services Y
Tour for Prospective Students Y
Transfer Resource Center Y
Vending Machines Y