Central Campus

For the latest campus information, visit the college's Central Campus website or call the Information Call 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 Advanced Technologies Center, Health Careers Building, the Phillip L. Van Every Culinary Arts Building, 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 houses the Dale F. Halton Theater, and Student Life programs. The Parr Center houses most student services, including the Library, Counseling, Disability and Access, Testing, the Graduation Office, and the Bank of America Center for Military Veterans and Families.

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.

Majors Divisions/Programs Offered

Allied Health Sciences
Visual and Performing Arts

Broadcasting and Production Technology
Business Administration

College and Career Readiness
College Transfer
Culinary Arts

Corporate and Continuing Education
Digital Media/Film

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

Food Services

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

Available Campus Services

Academic Learning Center (tutoring)
Career Services
Center for Military Families and Veterans
CLEP Examinations
College and Career Readiness
Computer Labs
Copy Machines
Disability and Access Services
Family Resource Center
First-Year Experience
Financial Aid / Veterans Affairs
Fitness Center
Graduation Services
Hot Food
Outreach and Recruitment
Placement Testing
Public Transportation
Single Stop
Student Life
Student Records
Student Success Center
Student Support Services
Tour for Prospective Students
Transfer Resource Center
Vending Machines