Job and Career Enhancement

Corporate and Continuing Education Customer Service Center: 704.330.4223
Corporate and Continuing Education website:

Trust CPCC to provide learning and credentials needed for a successful career. Whether the goal is to acquire new job skills, prepare for a second career, earn professional level credentials or launch a small business, Corporate and Continuing Education can make it all happen. Choose from hundreds of non-degree courses and programs, from beginner to more advanced, to acquire the job skills and knowledge to meet any professional goal. A growing list of professional and industry-based, non-credit credentials also is offered to build confidence and improve skill levels and expertise.

Courses and Programs

Corporate and Continuing Education offers job and career training aligned with demands of individuals and the employers who hire them. As the college remains up to date, relevant and adaptable to skills and learning needs, the courses can and often change in content and format to better serve students and clients. For information on the latest public offerings, contact Corporate and Continuing Education Customer Service at 704.330.4223 or use the College's Schedule Builder to input key words at

Courses are offered to the public at all campus locations as well as multiple community locations and centers, including the Ballantyne Center. For specific site locations, use Campus Finder at: Visit the Job and Career Enhancement website at to learn more about the courses and programs offered. To inquire about custom or group training needs contact the Corporate Learning Center at 704.330.4660.

Categories or topics are listed below, but may not be inclusive of all courses:
Audio and Video Engineering
Banking and Financial Services
Business Processes
Computer and Information Technology
Construction and Sustainability
Entrepreneurship and Small Business
General Business
Graphic Design, Printing and Digital Photography
Health and Human Services
Health Information Technology
Hospitality and Food Services
Human Resources Development (HRD)
Human Resources and Payroll
Languages and Culture
Leadership and Management
Marketing and Social Media
Notary Public
Public Safety for Healthcare Providers
Real Estate and Appraisal
Supply Chain and Logistics
Teacher Education
Welding and Inspection
Workplace Basic Skills

Special Topics
See special course topics on the Corporate and Continuing Education website at
Areas of interest include:

  • Career Readiness Certificate
  • Travel Agent Training
  • Understanding and Using Drones: Regulations, Equipment and Business Applications
  • Veterinary Assistant (online)

Work-based Learning

Work-based Learning (formerly Co-op) is an academic class that blends classroom learning with practical work experience. Instead of attending class in a traditional classroom, students work with an employer in a position directly related to their field of study. Work-based Learning is similar to an internship but students receive academic credit either as an elective or as a required class. Through partnerships with the business community, students gain work experience that increases their chances of finding career-related employment upon completion. Employers have the opportunity to connect with students as faculty support them throughout the experience. Work-based Learning experiences may be paid or unpaid.

Students are accepted from various programs of study, provided they meet the following criteria:

  1. They must be enrolled in an approved CPCC Work-based Learning curriculum program of study.
  2. They must meet GPA and course completion eligibility requirements as established by the programs of study and/or state regulations.
  3. They must be recommended by the program faculty coordinator.
  4. They must be approved by the Workplace Learning office. Placement is not guaranteed for all eligible students.
  5. Students who meet certain criteria may qualify to receive academic credit for a Work-based Learning experience at their current job.

For more information, contact the Central Campus Workplace Learning Office, Terrell Building, Room 326, call 704.330.6217, email, or visit Locations for Workplace Learning offices on all CPCC campuses are listed on the website.

Internships are flexible, non-credit bearing work experiences that allow students and recent graduates to gain exposure to their field.  Internships enable students to further build related work experience and enhance their portfolios, and are an option in programs where work-based learning is unavailable.  Upon successful completion of an internship, participants will receive a certificate acknowledging their achievement.

Eligibility to participate in a non-credit internship varies based on the program of study.  Please contact the Workplace Learning office for details.

Apprenticeship Charlotte
Apprenticeship Charlotte is an unprecedented effort by CPCC to connect talented students to local employers. By combining classroom and workplace learning, both the employers and selected students share a valuable experience that produces immediate results. Students gain part-time employment and valuable work experience. Employers often cover the cost of tuition, fees and books for apprentices, and many times offer full-time employment upon successful completion of an apprenticeship. Employers benefit from having highly skilled employees in positions that are difficult to fill. In North Carolina, formal or registered apprenticeships are created in agreements between employers and the N.C. Department of Commerce (NCDOC).

To learn more about participating in an apprenticeship, potential students should visit or send an email to