Frequently Asked Questions
Q: On which campus are the Interior Design courses taught and can I complete a program part-time?
A: All major courses are only offered at the Central Campus (uptown location). However, you may elect to complete required general education courses at any campus. The A.A.S. degree program can be completed in as few as five semesters by full-time students following the recommended course sequence outlined under Programs of Study. However, the program may be completed on a part-time basis as your schedule allows.
Q: Okay, now that I have decided to attend CPCC, what's do I do next?
A: Everyone interested in attending CPCC must first apply for admission to the college. This can be easily completed online. There is no charge for applying and there is no obligation to attend.
Q: What is the cost of the program?
A: For NC residents, we typically advise new students to budget approximately $225.00 per course. In most cases, This should cover all tuition and fees. The cost for non-residents is substantially higher. Current tuition and fees are posted on the CPCC Cashier's Office website.
In addition to tuition and fees, students should also expect to spend approximately $150.00-$200.00 per course on books and materials.
To be considered a resident of North Carolina, you must have lived in the state for one year or more. If you have questions concerning your residency status please contact the Admissions Office. Note that the costs shown above do not include lab fees, cap fees, activity fees, materials, or books. All costs are subject to change without notice.
Q: I have previous college credit. Will this apply to the program?
A: There is a good chance that some credit hours completed both here and at other colleges/universities will apply to our programs. Students transferring in credit from other colleges or universities must have a transcript sent directly from that institution to the CPCC student records office. Additionally, in order for transcripts to be evaluated, the Request for Transcript Evaluation form must be filed. For questions concerning the transcript evaluation process, contact the admissions office.
Q: When do I register and when do classes begin?
A: Early registration for the fall semester usually begins in May and regular registration for fall is during July & August. Early spring semester registration usually begins in mid November with regular spring registration in January. Fall classes begin in August and spring classes begin in mid January. Refer to the CPCC academic calendars for exact dates. REGISTER AS EARLY AS POSSIBLE, MANY OF OUR CLASSES ARE IN HIGH DEMAND AND FILL VERY QUICKLY.
Q: Can I complete the A.A.S. degree or the diploma at night?
A: While we cannot make promises about when courses will be available, we currently offer all courses required for the diploma in Residential Interior Decoration in the evenings over a two-year period on a rotating basis. Concerning the A.A.S. degree, there are no plans at this time to offer the full program at night. Note that students who only attend class in the evenings should plan to take only one or two courses per semester.