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 is the site location for the Advanced Technologies Center, Levine Information Technology Building, Pease Auditorium, the Christa and Reece A. Overcash Academic and Performing Arts Center, which houses the Dale F. Halton Theater, the Bank of America Center for Military Veterans and Families and many other facilities. Recent renovations and newly completed buildings include the Elizabeth Classroom Building, housing the Math Emporium, the Giles Building with new science labs and the Allen Tate Clock Tower.
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
Arts: Visual, Performing & Interior Design
Broadcasting and Production Technology
College & Career Readiness
Corporate & Continuing Education
Entrepreneurship and Small Business
Health and Physical Education
International Services and Foreign Languages
Science, Technology, Engineering and Math
Simulation & Gaming Development
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 Hagemeyer Learning Resource Center.
The dean of the Central Campus is Dr. Paul Koehnke.
Services offered on this campus
|Academic Learning Center (tutoring)||Y|
|Center for Military Families & Veterans||Y|
|College and Career Readiness||Y|
|Family Resource Center||Y|
|First Year Experience||Y|
|Financial Aid/Veterans Affairs||Y|
|Outreach & Recruitment||Y|
|Student Computer Labs||Y|
|Student Success Center||Y|
|Student Support Services||Y|
|Tour for Prospective Students||Y|
|Transfer Resource Center||Y|