Merancas Campus (formerly North Campus) was the ﬁrst area campus of Central Piedmont.
The Claytor Building (CL), named for former Chairman of the Central Piedmont Board of Trustees, Bill Claytor, was dedicated as the North Center in October 1990. The North Center became North Campus with the addition of the Public Safety Building six years later. In May 2011, North Campus became Merancas Campus, named for the Merancas Foundation, Inc. of Charlotte, N.C.
The Public Safety Building, funded with local bond money, is the result of a collaborative effort that included area law enforcement professionals, community college leaders and relevant public groups. Groundbreaking ceremonies were held in October, 1995 and the Public Safety Building was occupied in December 1996. On November 3, 2000, this building became the Claudia Watkins Belk Center for Justice (CJ), named after one of Charlotte’s most prestigious and prominent citizens.
The Transport Systems Technology Building (TS), occupied in the fall of 2006, was funded by a state bond referendum. The TS Building houses the Automotive Technology, Autobody Repair and Heavy Equipment Technology programs, as well as a variety of other general education classes and instructors’ offices.
The Merancas Classroom Building was funded with local bond money. Construction was completed in fall 2020 and opened for classes in spring 2021. The building houses the library, bookstore, Middle College, general classrooms, science labs, and administrative offices.
High Schools Near the Campus
High schools near Merancas Campus are North Mecklenburg, Hopewell, Lake Norman Charter, Hough and Mallard Creek.
Major Programs/Courses Offered
Classes leading towards A.A./A.S. degrees
College and Career Readiness
College Transfer classes
Corporate and Continuing Education classes
High School Equivalency Preparation
Basic Law Enforcement Training & Police Academy Pre-Certification
Criminal Justice Technology
Forensics Institute: American Academy of Applied Forensics
Public Safety (Corporate and Continuing Education)
Automotive Systems Technology
Collision Repair and Refinishing Technology
Heavy Equipment and Transport Technology
Middle College High School at Merancas Campus
A partnership between Central Piedmont and Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools (CMS), the Middle College High School at Merancas Campus is designed for high school juniors and seniors who want to complete their high school graduation requirements while earning college credit through Central Piedmont. Applications for admission may be obtained from the CMS Principal, Jametta Martin-Tanner at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Claytor Building is a single-story, 10,000 square foot building comprised of a computer classroom, a testing center, a staff lounge, administrative ofﬁces, a conference room, an admissions/registration/cashiering ofﬁce, a student success center, an academic counseling ofﬁce, a security ofﬁce, a ﬁnancial aid ofﬁce and faculty touchdown stations.
The Claudia Watkins Belk Center for Justice Building is a single-story, 37,000 square foot building which contains eight classrooms, a computer lab, a science lab/classroom, a forensics lab/classroom, a ﬁtness room, a courtroom, a tutoring area, 11 ofﬁces, a student lounge, a staff lounge, a 200-seat auditorium and a conference room. In 2005, a 2,000 square foot crime scene simulation facility was added.
The two-story, 110,000 square foot Transport Systems Technology building houses Automotive Technology, Collision Repair and Heavy Equipment Technology programs, a student lounge, a library, a student technology center, three computer classrooms, ﬁve general education classrooms, plus faculty and administrative ofﬁces.
The Merancas Classroom Building, a new three-story, 67,660 square foot classroom building, was completed in 2020 and houses the new campus library; bookstore; science labs; general classrooms; Middle College classrooms and offices; developmental math and reading labs; Student Commons areas; including lounges; Student Life and Activity Board; multipurpose rooms; administrative and faculty offices.
Campus Officer, Merancas Campus
Available Campus Services
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