Exam Prep, Licensures, Professional Certifications

Course offerings change in response to relevant learning needs.
Areas of study include the categories above

Corporate and Continuing Education helps students achieve professional goals of knowledge, skill or ability through established non-degree programs in college completion, industry-specific competencies or requirements and nationally recognized exam preparation. Choose from an expanded number of industry-specific programs to assist in entering a career field, getting ahead and validating job skills. Short-term and more advanced programs offer professional development courses to earn Continuing Education Units (CEU) or keep credentials up to date.

See the Job and Career Enhancement Credentials website at www.cpcc.edu/cce/job-and-career-enhancement/credentials for some of the present course offerings for certificates, certifications, exams and exam prep or professional licensure.

Contact the Corporate and Continuing Education Customer Service at 704.330.4223.

Business, Finance and Insurance


Bank Teller Essentials (CBX 8020)
Professional Bookkeeper Certificate (BKC 8030)
Certified Financial Planner (CFP®) (CFE 8001- CFE 8007)
FINRA Series 6 and 63 Licensure Prep
FINRA Series 7 Review
Certified Global Business Professional - CGBP  (160-hour comprehensive online course)
Human Resources (PHR/SPHR and GPHR)
Mortgage Banking , Mortgage Loan Originator Licensure Prep
N.C. Accident, Sickness and Health Agent Licensure Prep
N.C. Casualty Insurance Agent Licensure Prep
N.C. Life Insurance Agent Licensure Prep (INX 7503)
N.C. Property Insurance Agent Licensure Prep (INX 7501)
Notary - Electronic Notary Certification (BUS 7117)
Certified Payroll Professional (CPP) Prep Review: Fundamental Payroll Certification - FPC (PPS 7005)
Tax Professionals

Computer and Information Systems


AutoCAD Certificate

AutoCAD Basic User (CAD 7012)

Certiport IT Testing

Adobe Certified Associate - Various applications (Dreamweaver Web Communication, Photoshop Visual Communication)
Microsoft Business Skills
Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) Exam Prep
Microsoft Technology Associate (MTA) - Various applications


CompTIA A+ (DPT 7011), (ETG 8019 on-demand registration for online)
CompTIA Network+ (DPT 7012), (ETG 8080 on-demand registration for online)
CompTIA Security+ (ETG 8046 on-demand registration for online)

Web Design/Development


Aging Studies / Aging Studies Certificate 

Visit the Aging Studies website at http://www.cpcc.edu/cce/job-and-career-enhancement/courses-and-programs/aging-studies

Learn about the aging process and key issues affecting the entire aging population. The CPCC Aging Studies Certificate consists of Part I, Part II and one elective. Each course covers specific topics and is designed to be stand-alone, if desired. Part I focuses on issues that span the entire aging population, including the specific concerns of Alzheimer's and hospice and palliative care. Part II continues to explore aging with a specific focus on nutrition and activities that help keep older adults living longer and healthier lives. The certificate requires Parts I and II plus electives.

Aging Studies, also called gerontology, is one of the fastest growing areas of study. With one in four people expected to be 65 or older by 2050, Aging Studies is increasingly attractive for the growing number of job opportunities. Courses and career credentials in Aging Studies provide students with knowledge, skill and understanding of the aging process and the many issues associated with older adults.

Programs in Aging Studies include:
Aging Studies Certificate (LLI 7999 online)
Certificate in Aging Studies Part I (LLI 7075)
Certificate in Aging Studies Part II (LLI 7076)

Aging Studies - Activity Professionals
Qualify to be an activity director in assisted living communities and nursing homes according to North Carolina state regulations and start earning certification with the National Certification Council for Activity Professionals. The content includes recognizing the needs of older adults as they age, activity assessments, interdisciplinary team planning, goal setting for residents, documentation in health records, resources, volunteer management and regulations and requirements that impact delivery of activities in long-term care settings.

Activity Director Basic Training Part I (OAP 7006)
Activity Director Part II (OAP 7016)
Bridge the Gap (OAP 7007)
Healthcare Activity Director (OAP 7010)

Aging Studies - Assisted Living Administrator
This program serves individuals who want to become an assisted living administrator. Topics include resource management, management of environmental services, finance, food services, marketing, budgeting and resident care. The required preceptorship is on the site of an approved assisted living community under the supervision of a state-approved preceptor.

Assisted Living Administrator (GEX 7016)

Aging Studies - Resident Care Director Certificate
Learn the latest information on North Carolina rules and regulations in this two-part course specifically designed for assisted living resident care and wellness staff. Nurses, care providers, directors, supervisors and executive administrators learn proper and up-to-date policies and practices that comply with North Carolina state regulations. Placement and discharge criteria, documentation and resident records, assessments, care plans, medication administration, tracking methods, as well as safety and training requirements are covered for regular assisted living and special care units. Part II focuses on the additional requirements for assisted living special care units. Students learn the regulations governing the care of persons with a diagnosis of Alzheimer’s disease or related dementia.

Resident Care Director (LLI7820)

Management and Operations


Business Analysis Plus Certificate
Business Startup Boot Camp Certificate (SBX 7487)
Catering and Event Management
Data Analyst
Digital Marketing - MicroMasters Certificate (SBX 7493)
Lean Enterprise Specialist Certification (MFR 7905)
Production Management, Concentration in Sustainability
Production Management Plus

Project Management

Project Management (Applied) with PMI PMP/CAPM 
Project Management, Concentration in Agile; Agile Certified Practitioner Exam Prep (PMI-ACP)
Project Management, Concentration in Business Analysis

QuickBooks™ Certified User: Exam Review and Certification Exam (SBX 7480)

Manufacturing and Production


Appraisal Licensure Prep
Building and Electrical Contractors License Exams
Code Inspector
Home Energy Rating System
LEED - Various designations
NABCEP Photovoltaic Entry Level Program and Exam
N.C. Landscape Contractors
N.C. Pesticide Applicators
Nuclear Internal/External Auditor
Production and Inventory Management (APICS/CPIM)
Production Management (PMP® and CAPM®)
Certified Quality Engineer
Certified Quality Technician
Six Sigma - Black Belt and Green Belt Certifications
Supply Chain (CSCP) Certified Supply Chain Professional Exam Prep (APICS/CSCP)
Supply Management (CPSM) Certified Professional in Supply Management (CPSM)

Transport and Automotive

Transportation Systems Technologies at CPCC offers a variety of non-degree training courses related to the repair and operation of vehicles and small engines. New classes may be added during the year. Contact Transportation Systems Technology at 704.330.4122.


Body Hanging
Motorsports Assembly (MSI 8109)
Motorsports MIG/TIG Welding (MSI 8100)
Motorsports Finish Fabrication (MSI 8103)
Motorsports Heavy Fabrication (MSI 8106)
Paint, Body and Decaling

N.C. State Auto Inspections
Vehicle Emissions Inspection OBD II, Initial Certification (AUX 8823)
Vehicle Emissions Inspection OBD II, Re-certification (AUX 8423)
Vehicle Safety Inspection, Initial (AUX 8825)
Vehicle Safety Inspection, Re-certification (AUX 8425)

N.C. Independent Auto Dealer
Initial License (AUX 7561)
License Renewal (AUX 7560)

Other Courses

Basic Law Enforcement Training
Natural Hair Care Specialist
N.C. Career Readiness Certificate (CRC); Workkeys and Career Readiness Certificate
N.C. Real Estate Broker Licensure Prep
SAP prep
SAT prep
ServSafe ® Training and Exam Prep
Teacher Assistant