Harper Campus

Contact Harper Campus by phone at 704.330.4400, or visit the Harper Campus website.


Designed for teaching Applied Technology and Construction programs, the Harper Campus provides specialized, state-of-the-art labs for hands-on training in addition to classroom instruction. The campus has a full offering of classes that transfer to a college or university, pre-college programs, and Corporate and Continuing Education classes. Opened in 1999 as the Southwest campus, it was rededicated in September 2004 as Harper Campus. Conveniently located in the Arrowood and Westinghouse business corridor, Harper Campus functions as a training partner with local business and industry.

High Schools Near the Campus

The high schools near Harper Campus are E.E. Waddell Language Academy, Myers Park, Olympic and South Mecklenburg.

Harper Middle College High School

This partnership between Central Piedmont and Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools is designed for high school juniors and seniors who want to complete their high school graduation requirements while earning college credit through Central Piedmont. This program is for the mature, focused student who is ready for the college environment.

Middle College High Schools are just one of three learning options under the umbrella program of Career & College Promise (CCP) for high school students which allows dual enrollment in both Central Piedmont and CMS. Career and College Promise students also are able to choose a career and technical option called College Transfer Pathway and/or complete an associate degree, tuition free, at Central Piedmont while they finish high school. To accomplish this, Middle College High School students may remain officially enrolled in high school for a 13th year and continue to take Central Piedmont courses to earn an Associate of Applied Arts or Science degree or a technical certification with which to begin their careers.

The principal of the Harper Middle College is Brandy Nelson. She may be contacted by email at brandy.nelson@cms.k12.nc.us.

Major Programs/Courses Offered

Advertising + Graphic Design
Air Conditioning, Heating and Refrigeration
College and Career Readiness
Construction Management
Construction Trades
Corporate and Continuing Education
Crowder Construction Institute
Courses designed to transfer to a college or university:
      English, Math, Reading, Communications, Behavioral and Social Sciences, Humanities and Fine Arts.
Electrical Systems Technology
English as a Second Language (ESL)
Graphic Arts and Imaging Technology
Harper National Flexographic Center
High School Equivalency Preparation
Non-Destructive Examination
Pathways to Employment
Pre-College programs
Welding Technology


Harper Campus is a comprehensive facility with nine computer labs (5 PC, 4 Mac) and 23 technology labs (Construction, Air Conditioning, Heating, and Refrigeration, Welding Technology, Electrical Systems Technology, Graphic Arts, Flexography, Advertising + Graphic Design, Non-Destructive Examination). The campus houses 23 classrooms, an auditorium, conference rooms, a science lab, an English as a Second Language (ESL) lab, an Adult Basic Literacy Program (ABLE) and General Educational Development (GED) lab, a testing center, a library, a bookstore and a student life center.

Campus Dean

Mr. Kelly Trainor
Dean, Harper Campus / Applied Technologies Division / Construction Institute


Services Offered on this Campus

Service Offered Here
Admissions Y
Advising Y
Bookstore Y
Career Services Y
Cashier Y
CLEP Examinations N
Cooperative Education Y
Copy Machines Y
Counseling Y
Disability Services Y
Financial Aid/Veterans Affairs Y
Fitness Center N
Graduation Services Y
Hot Food N
Library Y
Outreach & Recruitment Y
Placement Testing Y
Public Transportation Y
Registration Y
Student Computer Labs Y
Student Life Y
Student Records Y
Student Success Center Y
Student Support Services Y
Tour for Prospective Students Y
Vending Machines Y