Harper Campus

Contact Harper Campus by phone at 704.330.2722, or visit the Harper Campus website.


Hosting Applied Technology and Construction programs, the Harper Campus provides specialized, state-of-the-art labs for hands-on training in addition to classroom instruction. The campus has a full offering of classes that transfer to a college or university, pre-college programs, Occupational Extension, and Corporate and Continuing Education classes. Opened in 1999 as the Southwest Campus, it was rededicated in September 2004 as Harper Campus. Since its opening in 1999, Harper Campus has seen multiple expansions to the two-building campus today. Conveniently located in the Arrowood and Westinghouse business corridor, Harper Campus functions as a training partner with local businesses and industries.

High Schools Near the Campus

The high schools near the Harper Campus are EE Waddell, Ardrey Kell, Myers Park, Charlotte Catholic, Olympic, and South Mecklenburg.

The Middle College at Harper Campus

This partnership between Central Piedmont and Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools is designed for high school juniors and seniors who want to complete their high school graduation requirements while earning college credit through Central Piedmont. This program is for the mature, focused student who is ready for the college environment.

Middle College High Schools are just one of three learning options under the umbrella program of Career & College Promise (CCP) for high school students, allowing dual enrollment in both Central Piedmont and CMS. Career and College Promise students also can choose a career and technical option called College Transfer Pathway and/or complete an associate degree, tuition-free, at Central Piedmont while they finish high school. To accomplish this, Middle College High School students may remain officially enrolled in high school for the 13th year and continue to take Central Piedmont courses to earn an Associate of Applied Arts or Science degree or a technical certification with which to begin their careers.

The principal of the Middle College at Harper is Gina O'Hare. She may be contacted by email at gina.ohare@cms.k12.nc.us.

Major Programs/Courses Offered

Advertising and Graphic Design
Air Conditioning, Heating and Refrigeration
Architecture Technology
College and Career Readiness
Construction Management
Construction Trades
Corporate and Continuing Education
Crowder Construction Institute
Courses designed to transfer to a college or university:
  English, Math, Reading, Communications, Behavioral and Social Sciences, Humanities and Fine Arts.
Electrical Systems Technology
English as a Second Language (ESL)
Graphic Arts and Imaging Technology
Harper National Flexographic Center
Nondestructive Examination (NDE)
Welding Technology

Services and Facilities

Harper Campus is a comprehensive facility with two main buildings. Harper I has general classrooms, computer labs and also houses departmental labs for Construction Management, Air Conditioning, Heating, and Refrigeration, Welding Technology, Electrical Systems Technology, Graphic Arts and Imaging Technology, Flexography, Advertising and Graphic Design, Nondestructive Examination, and College and Career Readiness. This building is also the home of the Middle College High School at Harper Campus.

Harper IV recently opened in 2019. It houses Student Affairs services, classrooms, offices, and departmental labs. The first floor hosts Student Life, Service Learning, The Patty and Bill Gorelick Art Gallery, Bookstore E-Lockers, Welding Technology, Construction Technology, Architecture Technology, and Electrical Systems Technology. The second floor hosts Student Affairs services, Registration, Business Office/Cashiering, Financial Aid, Counseling, Career Services, Single Stop, Security,  Testing Center, and Harper Administration.

The third and fourth-floor house classrooms, labs, the library, Student Technology Center, Center for Military Families and Veterans, Skilled Trades Division administration offices, and a science lab.

Available Campus Services

Bookstore (Electronic/Smart Lockers)
Career Services
Compass Group Food Service Provider (Coming in fall 2023)
Cooperative Education
Copy Machines (Multi-Function Printers)
Disability and Access Services
Financial Aid/Veterans Affairs
Outreach & Recruitment
Placement Testing
Public Transportation
Service Learning
Student Computer Labs
Student Life
Student Records
Student Success Center
Student Support Services
Tour for Prospective Students
Vending Machines

Public Transportation

Charlotte Area Transit Service (CATS) offers direct service to the campus on Route 56. Refer to the CATS website or other online transportation planning resources for route planning and additional information.

Executive Director of Campus Affairs

Mr. Michael Matlock,
Executive Director of Campus Affairs, Harper Campus