Merancas Campus (formerly North Campus) was the ﬁrst area campus of Central Piedmont Community College.
The Claytor Building (CL), named for 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 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.
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
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
Criminal Justice Technology
Emergency Medical Training
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
Motorsports Related Offerings
Race Car Technology Certificate (under Automotive Systems Technology Degree Program)
Claytor Building is a single-story, 10,000 square foot building comprised of a computer classroom, a testing center, a bookstore, 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 Campus Library is in Room 243 of the Transport Systems building.
The dean of the Merancas Campus is Tamara Williams.
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