College Philosophy


We’ve established a mission, vision and values to guide us on our journey as we strive to be the national leader in workforce development. Learn more about the many factors, philosophies and core competencies that comprise the CPCC experience.

Vision, Mission and Values

View our mission statement and the host of value statements we use to guide us as we work to become the community college that Mecklenburg County needs and deserves.

A Learning College

We are a Learning College, which means we seek to create environments that generate positive, nurturing and learning-focused experiences for our students in the classroom. Learn how you can become a part of the process and improve your CPCC experience by taking a learning-centric approach.

Critical Core

The CRITICAL CORE model represents our college’s commitment to ensuring students have the core skills they need for personal, academic, and professional success. Learn more about the four competencies the are the pathways between general education requirements and program-specific courses: communication, critical thinking, personal growth & cultural literacy, and information technology & quantitative literacy.