Central Campus

Contact the College's Information Call Center at 704.330.2722, or
visit the Central Campus website at cpcc.edu/campuses/central.


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
Business Administration

College & Career Readiness
College Transfer
Corporate & Continuing Education
Digital Media/Film

Engineering Technologies
Entrepreneurship and Small Business
Health and Physical Education
Hospitality Education
Human Services
Information Technology
International Services and Foreign Languages
Science, Technology, Engineering and Math
Simulation & Gaming 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 Hagemeyer Learning Resource Center.


The dean of the Central Campus is Dr. Paul Koehnke.

Services offered on this campus

Service Offered Here
Academic Learning Center (tutoring)Y
Career ServicesY
Center for Military Families & VeteransY
CLEP ExaminationsY
College and Career ReadinessY
Copy MachinesY
Disability ServicesY
Family Resource CenterY
First Year ExperienceY
Financial Aid/Veterans AffairsY
Fitness CenterY
Graduation ServicesY
Hot FoodY
Outreach & RecruitmentY
Placement TestingY
Public TransportationY
Single StopY
Student Computer LabsY
Student LifeY
Student RecordsY
Student Success CenterY
Student Support ServicesY
Tour for Prospective StudentsY
Transfer Resource CenterY
Vending MachinesY