Associate in Applied Science Degrees, Diplomas, Certificates
The programs in the following section are primarily designed for students who intend to enter the workforce upon graduation. Some two-year degree programs also offer one-year diplomas, as well as certificates, that require less than one year of full-time study. Certain programs are available at all campuses; others are available only at certain campuses. General education requirements are offered at all Central Piedmont campuses.
These degrees are awarded after completion of a minimum of 64 semester credit hours, or the number of credit hours specified by each area of study, including the required general education courses for that area.
A minimum of 21 credit hours must be earned at Central Piedmont. Official copies of high school and all other college/university transcripts must be on file in the Student Records office.
Associate in Applied Science Degrees are awarded in the following areas:
- Accounting and Finance
- Advertising and Graphic Design
- Air Conditioning, Heating and Refrigeration Technology
- Architectural Technology
- Automotive Systems Technology
- Baking & Pastry Arts
- Biomedical Equipment Technology
- Broadcasting and Production Technology
- Business Administration
- Cardiovascular Technology
- Civil Engineering Technology
- Collision Repair & Refinishing Technology
- Computer Engineering Technology
- Computer-Integrated Machining Technology
- Construction Management Technology
- Criminal Justice Technology
- Culinary Arts
- Dental Hygiene
- Diesel and Heavy Equipment Technology
- Early Childhood Education
- Electrical Engineering Technology
- Electrical Systems Technology
- Electronics Engineering Technology
- Emergency Medical Science
- Fire Protection Technology
- Graphic Arts and Imaging Technology
- Horticulture Technology
- Hospitality Management
- Human Services Technology
- Information Technology
- Interior Design
- Interpreter Education
- Mechanical Engineering Technology
- Mechatronics Engineering Technology
- Medical Assisting
- Medical Laboratory Technology
- Medical Office Administration
- Nondestructive Examination Technology
- Nursing, Associate Degree
- Occupational Therapy Assistant
- Office Administration
- Ophthalmic Medical Personnel
- Paralegal Technology
- Pharmacy Technology
- Physical Therapist Assistant
- Public Safety Administration
- Respiratory Therapy
- Simulation and Game Development
- Speech Language Pathology Assistant
- Supply Chain Management
- Surgical Technology
- Sustainability Technologies
- Turfgrass Management Technology
- Welding Technology
Diplomas are awarded after completion of a minimum of 36 semester credit hours, or the number of credit hours specified by the specific program of study. For program completion, a minimum of 12 credit hours must be earned at Central Piedmont. Official copies of high school and all other college/university transcripts must be on file in the Student Records Office.
Diplomas are awarded in the following areas
A number of Associate in Applied Science degree programs also offer diplomas, which may be viewed using the the program link.
Certificates are awarded in the following areas:
Special short-term certificates are offered in a number of programs. Courses in certificate programs are taken from diploma and degree programs and may be completed within 12 to 18 semester credit hours. A student may earn certificates that build to earning a diploma or degree. A student may earn a certificate(s) in the same semester that he or she earns a degree or diploma. To earn a certificate the following conditions must have been fulfilled:
- Official copies of all high school and college transcripts must be on file in the student’s record at Central Piedmont (when this is a certification requirement).
- All required courses must be completed within the student’s program of study.
- The final thirty percent (30%) of credits earned must be from Central Piedmont.
- A Grade Point Average (GPA) of 2.0 or higher must be earned within the certificate program.