Refugee Education

Students with refugee, asylee or special immigration visa (SIV) status qualify for dedicated services for enrollment and navigation of all areas of the college.

Goals of the Central Piedmont Refugee Education Program are to:

  • offer a comprehensive educational support program for diverse groups of adult refugees in the Charlotte-Mecklenburg community
  • provide English language instruction throughout the Charlotte-Mecklenburg community to meet specific and defined language, employment and family needs of adult refugees
  • offer vocational education to provide refugees with the skills in demand by local employers

For more information, please email Lindsay LaPlante, program coordinator for Refugee Education, at