College Curriculum Programs of Study

Central Piedmont has developed a variety of affordable, two-year degree and distance learning programs that respond to the immediate needs of the local workforce within the areas of science, technology, engineering, math and many others.

Developmental Studies

Developmental Studies are prerequisite courses for students who have not reached college-level in the areas of English, reading, mathematics, biology or chemistry. Each Developmental course has stated objectives and a system to help students accomplish those objectives. Initial student placement in Developmental courses is based on individual college placement testing policies and procedures. Students should begin Developmental course work at the appropriate level indicated by their placement test. Each Developmental course has stated objectives and a system to help students accomplish those objectives.

Central Piedmont General Education Goals

Successful completion of General Education foundation courses establishes critical core competencies for students in the areas of:
1) communication,
2) critical thinking,
3) personal growth and cultural literacy, and
4) information technology and quantitative literacy.

College Transfer Programs

Transfer programs are for students interested in completing their general education requirements prior to transferring to a four-year institution. The programs offer courses comparable to the freshman and sophomore levels at four-year colleges and universities. Students are able to transfer a diploma or an associate degree to four-year colleges prepared with the background and skills necessary to succeed in further studies. Graduates possess college-level academic skills and have successfully completed the general education core curriculum. More information is available on the Transfer Resource Center website.

Associate in Applied Science (A.A.S.) Degrees, Diplomas and Certificates

The college offers two-year Associate in Applied Science (A.A.S.) degree programs for students interested in completing a career-oriented program. Graduates of these programs develop marketable employment and college-level academic skills. In some cases, courses within the programs are transferable to colleges and universities.

The college also offers shorter-term diploma and certificate programs for students seeking other career goals such as updating job skills, career advancement or re-entry into the workforce. In support of these programs, the college continues to form partnerships with business and industry.