Merancas Campus



The Merancas Campus (formerly North Campus) was the rst of CPCC’s area campuses. The main ofce number is 704.330.4100.

The Claytor Building (CL), named for the former Chairman of the CPCC 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 Charlottes 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.

High Schools Near the Campus

The high schools near the Merancas Campus are North Mecklenburg, Hopewell, Lake Norman Charter, Hough and Mallard Creek.

Major Programs/Courses Offered

Public Safety (Corporate and Continuing Education)
Criminal Justice Technology
Basic Law Enforcement Training
Forensics Institute: American Academy of Applied Forensics
Corporate and Continuing Education Classes
College Transfer Classes
Classes leading towards A.A./A.S. degrees
Transport Systems Technologies
Automotive Systems Technology
Auto Body Repair
General Educational Development (GED)
Heavy Equipment and Transport Technology
Motorsports Related Offerings
Race Car Technology Certificate (under Automotive Systems Technology Degree Program)
Corporate and Continuing Education Courses


Claytor Building is a single-story, 10,000 square foot building comprised of a computer classroom, a GED lab, a tutoring area, a testing center, a bookstore, a staff lounge, administrative ofces, a conference room, an admissions/registration/cashiering ofce, an academic counseling ofce, a security ofce, a nancial aid ofce 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 tness room, a courtroom, 11 ofces, 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 opened in the fall of 2006. It houses the Automotive Technology, Autobody Repair and Heavy Equipment Technology programs, a student lounge, a library, a student technology center, three computer classrooms, ve general education classrooms and faculty and administrative ofces.The Merancas Campus Library is in TS 243.


The dean of the Merancas Campus is Tamara Williams.

Services offered on this campus

Service Offered Here
Career ServicesX
CLEP Examinations
Copy MachinesX
Disability ServicesX
Financial Aid/Veterans AffairsX
Fitness CenterX
Graduation Services
Hot Food
Library X
Outreach & Recruitment
Placement Testing X
Public TransportationX
Student Computer LabsX
Student LifeX
Student RecordsX
Student Success AdvisorX
Student Success CenterX
Student Support ServicesX
Tour for Prospective StudentsX
Vending MachinesX