Central Campus

For the latest campus information, visit the college's Central Campus website or call the Information Center at 704.330.2722.


In 1963, the North Carolina General Assembly passed the community college bill. Opening as a fully integrated institution, Central Piedmont combined the Central Industrial Education Center (CIEC) programs on Elizabeth Avenue and Mecklenburg College on Beatties Ford Road. The college sold its property on Beatties Ford Road and enhanced the campus around the old Central High School complex located at Elizabeth Avenue and Kings Drive. As the college acquired surrounding property, the original 3.94 acres expanded into a beautiful, tree-shaded, 31-acre Central Campus. This campus is the largest in the college’s multi-campus system and serves more than 25,000 students annually. Central Campus is the site location for the Ruth G. Shaw Advanced Technology Center, the Health Careers Building, the Phillip L. Van Every Culinary Arts Building, the Levine Information Technology Building, the North Classroom Building for College and Career Readiness, the Christa and Reece A. Overcash Academic and Performing Arts Center, which holds the Dale F. Halton Theater and the Global Learning Office for study abroad programs. The Parr Center houses most student services including the Hagemeyer Library, Counseling Services, Disability and Access Services, Testing and Assessment Center, Graduation Office, the Leon Levine Health Sciences Building, and the Center for Military Families and Veterans.

High Schools Near the Campus

High Schools near Central Campus are Garinger, Harding University, Myers Park, Philip O. Berry Academy of Technology, and West Charlotte.

Major Divisions/Programs Offered

Allied Health Sciences
Baking & Pastry Arts

Broadcasting and Production Technology
Business Administration

College and Career Readiness
College Transfer
Culinary Arts

Corporate and Continuing Education
Dental Assisting
Dental Hygiene
Digital Media/Film

Early College High School
Engineering Technologies
Entrepreneurship and Small Business
Health and Physical Education
Hospitality Management

Human Services
Information Technology
International Services and Foreign Languages
Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math
Simulation and Game Development
Sustainability Technologies
Visual and Performing Arts

Food Services

Food services are available in the Parr Center and the Levine Information Technology Building. 

Available Campus Services

Academic Learning Center (Tutoring)
Art Galleries
Career Services
Cashiering Business Office
Center for Military Families and Veterans
CLEP Examinations
College and Career Readiness
Computer Labs
Copy Machines
Counseling Services
Disability and Access Services
Family Resource Center

Financial Aid / Veterans Affairs

First-Year Experience
Fitness Center
Food and Dining Services
Graduation Services
Mentoring and Coaching
Outreach and Recruitment
Public Transportation
Single Stop
Student Engagement
Student Records
Student Success Navigators
Testing and Assessment Center
Tour for Prospective Students
Transfer Resource Center
TRIO Student Support Services
Vending Machines