Central Piedmont Community College reserves the right to change its regulations, policies, procedures, fees, and programs without notice.
Disclaimer: Please Note
Information in the catalog is verified as correct at the time of publishing. However, readers should be aware that programs, regulations, policies and other sources of information contained in the catalog are subject to change without notice. CPCC students also may wish to contact their faculty advisor, program chair, or instructor for additional information.
Central Piedmont Community College is committed to equal opportunity and non-discrimination based on any legally protected classification, including race, color, national origin, religion, gender, sexual orientation, disability, age, genetic information, and political affiliation. The college does not discriminate in education or in employment. For more information about non-discrimination policies, review college policies or call 704.330.2722 ext 3534.
Central Piedmont Community College provides access, equal opportunity and reasonable accommodation in services, programs, activities, education and employment for individuals with disabilities. Reasonable accommodations will be provided to individuals with disabilities upon request 10 business days in advance of the activity. To request accommodation, call 704.330.6631.
Students or employees who wish to report a concern or complaint relating to Title IX, sexual misconduct, may do so by reporting the concern to the College's Executive Director of Institutional Equity or the Deputy Coordinator assigned to their campus. Inquiries concerning the application of Title IX may also be referred to the college's Executive Director of Institutional Equity or to the U.S. Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights. Central Piedmont Community College’s Executive Director of Institutional Equity is Leon Matthews, whose office is in the Hall Building, Room 218. This office can be contacted by phone at 704.330.6524 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Individuals with complaints of this nature also have the right to file a formal complaint with the United States Department of Education:
Office for Civil Rights
U.S. Department of Education
400 Maryland Avenue, SW
Washington, D.C. 20202-1475
FAX: 202.453.6021; TDD: 800.877.8339
Gainful Employment Disclosure Information
Institutions are required to report certain information about students who enrolled in Title IV eligible educational programs that lead to gainful employment in a recognized occupation (GE programs). Institutions must release certain information about its GE programs to prospective students.
To qualify for federal aid, federal law requires that colleges and training programs prepare students for gainful employment in recognized occupations. The Department of Education defines whether a program successfully prepares students for gainful employment using a two-part test: measuring the relationship between the debt students incur and their incomes after program completion; and measuring the rate at which all enrollees, regardless of completion, repay their loans on time. If a program graduated a large share of students with excessive debt-to-earnings ratios, it would be required to clearly disclose debt burdens to current and prospective students. The program could also become ineligible to participate in federal student aid programs.
Defining gainful employment is one of the best ways to increase student access to quality, affordable education and training. The rule has no impact on student eligibility for federal grants and loans. It affects only which programs are eligible, preventing programs from continuing to profit from federal aid at the expense of students and taxpayers.
For a list of these programs, visit the Gainful Employment website.
Graduation and Transfer Rates
Graduation and transfer rates for Central Piedmont Community College are available on the Consumer Information page of the Financial Aid & Veterans Affairs website under Student Outcomes.
Open Door Policy
CPCC has an open-door admission policy for applicants who are high school graduates or are at least 18 years of age and whose admission eligibility conforms to State Board of Community Colleges Code 1D SBCCC 400.2 and North Carolina Community College System directives. Admission to the College is open to any student who meets the age and graduation requirements without regard to race, creed, disability, national origin, gender, or age. Some degree programs have specific requirements for admission. These requirements are available from the division director or a program counselor.
Safe College Statistics
Campus crime statistics are available for review at the campus security office on each campus, under College Safety on the College Security Services page of the college website or in the Student Handbook.
Tuition is set by the North Carolina State Board of Community Colleges and is subject to change without notice.