Merancas Campus

Contact Merancas Campus by phone at 704.330.4100, or visit the Merancas Campus website.


Merancas Campus (formerly North Campus) was the rst 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 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

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

Major Programs/Courses Offered

General Education
     Classes leading towards A.A./A.S. degrees
     College and Career Readiness
     College Transfer classes
     Corporate and Continuing Education classes
     High School Equivalency Preparation
Public Safety
     Basic Law Enforcement Training & Police Academy Pre-Certification
     Criminal Justice Technology
     Emergency Medical Training & Emergency Management
     Forensics Institute: American Academy of Applied Forensics
     Public Safety (Corporate and Continuing Education)
Transport Systems
     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)

Merancas Middle College High School

A partnership between Central Piedmont and Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools (CMS), the Merancas Middle College High School 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 


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 ofces, a conference room, an admissions/registration/cashiering office, a student success center, an academic counseling office, 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, a tutoring area, 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 houses Automotive Technology, Collision Repair and Heavy Equipment Technology programs, a student lounge, a library, a student technology center, three computer classrooms, ve general education classrooms, plus faculty and administrative ofces.The Merancas Campus Library is in Room 243 of the Transport Systems building.


Tamara Williams
Dean, Merancas Campus / Public Safety Division / Transport Systems Technologies Division

Services Offered on this Campus

Service Offered Here
Admissions Y
Advising Y
Bookstore Y
Career Services Y
Cashier Y
CLEP Examinations N
Copy Machines Y
Counseling Y
Disability Services Y
Financial Aid/Veterans Affairs Y
Fitness Center Y
Graduation Services N
Hot Food N
Library Y
Outreach & Recruitment N
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