Academic Divisions


We’ve organized our program areas into academic divisions to help students seeking a specialization in a particular area of study.

ACA, English, Humanities, and Foreign Languages Division

The ACA, English, and Humanities unit of the division provides instructional excellence in composition, creative writing, literature, the humanities, philosophy and Developmental Reading and English (DRE). The Foreign Languages unit of this division helps you gain proficiency in German, French, Spanish, and Academic ESL to improve your career goals and expand your world view.
Contact: 704.330.6506

Applied Technologies Division

The Applied Technologies Division is home to Welding Technology, Non-Destructive Examination, Graphic Arts and Imaging Technology, and Advertising and Graphic Design.Each of these programs offer a unique combination of study and practical experience. What you learn in the classroom is applicable in a cooperative work experience. Thanks to our partnerships with local business and industry, our instructors are able to keep the curriculum in step with changes in the marketplace’s equipment, technology and procedures. Prepare for today’s workforce with us.
Contact: 704.330.4445

Visual and Performing Arts

CPCC's Visual and Performing Arts Division offers an Associates Degree of Fine Arts with concentrations in Dance, Music, Drama, and Visual Arts. The division offers many general education courses. Expand your intellectual, personal and social development by studying the arts at CPCC. Our programs feature challenging courses led by quality faculty. Whether you are interested in pursuing a degree or simply taking some classes for personal enrichment, CPCC has a program designed for you!
Contact: 704.330.6618

Behavioral and Social Sciences Division

The Behavioral & Social Sciences Division fosters a creative learning environment for students and encourages student learning in critical thinking and personal growth in the areas of history, psychology, sociology, anthropology and political science.
Contact: 704.330.6450

Business and Accounting Division

Home to the College’s Accounting, Business Administration/Marketing and Retailing and International Business programs, the Business and Accounting Division will prepare you to compete within today’s global workforce. You’ll graduate from CPCC with the business acumen and/or foreign language skills needed to succeed on any professional level and in any working environment.
Contact: 704.330.6595

College and Career Readiness Department

The College and Career Readiness Department offers college and career readiness courses to help students brush up on their skills before enrolling in college or seeking employment. A variety of courses are available to fit student needs. Best of all, you will receive professional instruction in classes that are offered free of charge.
Contact: 704.330.6129

Construction Technologies Division

Our Construction Technologies Division includes a variety of programs designed to produce graduates who are prepared to enter today’s construction workforce. Whether you’re interested in pursuing a career in construction; masonry; heating, air conditioning and refrigeration; electrical/electronics technology; or architectural technology we have a program for you that incorporates the latest techniques and theories of green building and renewable technologies. Also included in this division is the Interior Design program, which offer an Associates Degree of Applied Science.
Contact: 704.330.4408

Digital Media, Journalism and Communication

The Digital Media, Journalism and Communication Division offers students opportunities to learn about journalism, communication, simulation and gaming and digital film including videography.  Our curriculum will equip you with the knowledge and skills you need to be successful in the media arts in a modern world.
Contact: 704.330.2722 x3134

Early Childhood, Teacher Education, and Cosmetic Arts

The Early Childhood Education Division is committed to providing instructional excellence in preparing individuals to work with children from infancy through middle childhood in diverse learning environments. Students combine theories with practice in actual settings with young children under the supervision of qualified teachers. Graduates are prepared to plan and implement developmentally appropriate programs in early childhood settings. Employment opportunities include child development and child care programs, preschools, public and private schools, Head Start programs and school-age programs.
Contact: 704.330.4762

Emergency Medical Science

The Emergency Medical Science Division introduces students to basic and advanced knowledge in emergency medical personnel. Our students will gain skills through instruction in the classroom, laboratory, and clinical opportunities. Under this division, students can also become certified paramedics and emergency medical technicians (EMTs), or active paramedics and EMTs can further develop in their profession.

Engineering Technologies Division

Our Engineering Technologies Division will give you an opportunity to prepare for a position that will help society in a meaningful way. As a result, our engineering technology graduates have some of the most interesting, challenging and highest paying jobs in the region.
Contact: 704.330.6860

Health and Human Services

At CPCC, we work to ensure that the health of the local community is strong and robust. That’s why we place such an emphasis on our allied health and human services programs. Help us help others by enrolling in our Cardiovascular Technology, Surgical Technology, Respiratory Technology, Nurse Aide, Human Services, Substance Abuse, or Developmental Disabilities programs. Together, we can build a better Mecklenburg County.
Contact: 704.330.6145

Health Sciences Division

The Health Sciences Division provides an avenue to pursue a variety of exciting healthcare career options. The five programs in the Health Sciences Division include Dental Assisting, Dental Hygiene, Health Information Technology, Occupational Therapy Assistant and Physical Therapist Assistant. These allied health programs prepare students to deliver healthcare or rehabilitative services in a variety of settings such as hospitals, physician & dentist offices/clinics, assisted living facilities, skilled nursing facilities, public schools, home health programs and outpatient rehabilitation centers. CPCC can offer you the education you need to help individuals care for their teeth in addition to providing dental services as a part of team, support patients through proper documentation and Electronic Health Records and assess and assist individuals with conditions/injuries that interfere with activities of daily living… and so much more. Get started at CPCC!
Contact: 704.330.6483

Hospitality Education Division

The hospitality industry represents 8.1 percent of the global economy and is projected to increase to 18 percent by 2012, adding more than 1.6 million new jobs. Join this growing career field by earning a degree or certificate in culinary arts, baking and pastry arts, or hotel and restaurant management at CPCC – home to the only culinary program that is accredited by the American Culinary Federation Foundation Accrediting Commission (ACFFAC) in Charlotte.
Contact: 704.330.6721

Information Technology Division

As the needs of Charlotte’s workforce change, so too do our programs. This allows us to stay on the cutting-edge, providing new programs and training that serve the needs of the community. As a result we offer specialties in Information Assurance, IT Business Analysis, Cloud and Virtualization Technology and Mobile Apps while continuing our popular Software Development, Networking, Database and Web Technologies programs all under the Computer Technology Integration degree.
Contact: 704.330.6549

Mathematics Division

Almost 90 percent of new jobs require more than a high school level of math skills. Therefore it’s imperative that you be mathematically literate to succeed in today’s marketplace. Enroll in our math classes and let us help you find professional success.
Contact: 704.330.6281

Medical Careers Division

Cytotechnology, Medical Assisting, Medical Laboratory Technology, Ophthalmic Medical Assisting, and Pharmacy Technology are all great medical careers with excellent job placement rates. Our medical career programs will provide you with the skills and knowledge to work in hospitals, doctors’ offices, pharmacies, reference laboratories, health clinics, and an ophthalmologist office. Get started on your career today!
Contact: 704.330.2722 x3415

Nursing (Registered Nurse)

For 50 years CPCC has provided the Charlotte-Mecklenburg and surrounding communities with a high- value, quality-driven nursing program. At the completion of the Associate Degree Nursing program, the CPCC AD Nursing graduate is eligible to apply to take the National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX-RN). Career opportunities for a RN within our expanding healthcare system are vast and rewarding.

The CPCC AD Nursing program is a competitive admission program. 
Contact: (704) 330-6496.

Professional Careers Division

At CPCC, we want you to have a variety of options and career paths to choose from as you embark on your college journey. Our Professional Careers Division offers programs focused on such areas as Horticulture Technology, Interpreter Education, Paralegal Technology, Office Administration and more. Discover your future at CPCC.
Contact: 704.330.4810

Public Safety Division

Our Public Safety Division is designed to educate the professionals who are entrusted with the safety and security of our community - police, fire and medic professionals who keep us safe each day. If you’re interested in pursuing a career in criminal justice or fire protection technology, or are searching for an in-service training program as a public safety professional, then CPCC is the right fit for you.
Contact: 704.330.4138

Science Division

There is a national demand for more individuals skilled in the area of science. Enroll in any one of our science programs – biology, chemistry, earth sciences and physics – and join us as we strive to serve as a benchmark for innovation in the higher education and sciences fields.
Contact: 704.330.6750

Transport Systems Technologies Division

Trucking is one of the fastest-growing industries in the U.S., and the diesel industry is experiencing shortages of qualified professionals to diagnose and repair this equipment. This explains why the majority of our students are employed before they even graduate. If you enjoy working with computers, hands-on activities and large machinery, then you should consider a transport systems technology career.
Contact: 704.330.6220