Discipline Chairs: Mr. Michael Goode, (704) 330-2722x7121, and Ms. Vivian Wright, (704) 330-2722 x7856,

Welcome to the Economics Department at Central Piedmont Community College where we have several courses that will meet the needs and interests of students working on two-year programs, those who plan to transfer to four-year institutions and other who are just interested in economics. Although the content and focus of study differs from class to class, upon completion of our courses all of our economics courses students will be able to:

  • Evaluate and explain important economic theories.· Identify and evaluate consumer and business alternatives in order to efficiently achieve economic objectives (Micro-Economics).
  • Evaluate national economic components, conditions and alternatives for achieving socioeconomic goals (Macro-Economics).
  • Explain alternative solutions for economic problems faced by private and government sectors
    (Survey of Economics).
  • Think critically and effectively express thoughts and ideas.

The College Catalogue lists three economics courses available at CPCC. However, only Principles of Microecomics (ECO 251) and Principals of Macroeconomics (ECO 252) are Universal General Education Transfer Component Courses (UGETCs).