Business and Accounting

4th Annual Business & Accounting Week - March 16th - March 19th

Monday, March 16
Four Key Principles You Will Never Forget
Presenter: Dr. Tony Zeiss, President, Central Piedmont Community College, Charlotte, N.C.
When/Where: 10:30 a.m., Tate Hall
Details: Learn four key principles for career success from Dr. Tony Zeiss.

Tuesday, March 17
My Fuel for Corporate Success . . . Life Lessons!
Presenter: Ms. Tanya Blackmon, President, Novant Health Huntersville Medical Center, Huntersville, N.C.
When/Where: 9:30 a.m., Tate Hall
Details: As president of a large medical center, Ms. Blackmon will discuss the lessons she has learned during her career.

Wednesday, March 18
CPCC Alumni Forum: From Graduates to Community Leaders
Presenter: CPCC Business and Accounting Alumni Discussion Panel
When/Where: 12:30 p.m., Hall Professional Development Building, Room 304
Details: What is the value and strength of an associate degree in today's market? After graduating, what are the next best steps for building a professional career path? This is a popular open forum, please bring your questions, ideas and enthusiasm.

Thursday, March 19
What is Fair? The People and Principles of Fair Trade
Presenter: Ten Thousand Villages When/Where: 11 a.m., Tate Hall
Details: Learn more about fair trade organizations that try to ensure producers and artisans from developing countries are paid fairly for their goods and can grow a sustainable business. Support artisans at the POP-UP STORE in the Overcash Lobby from 9 a.m. - 2 p.m. to shop for unique pieces from around the world.

What I Learned From Walt Disney!
Presenter: Mr. William Partin Jr., President and CEO, Sharonview Credit Union, Charlotte, N.C.
When/Where: 6 p.m., Tate Hall
Details: While you learn what it's like to run a $1 billion credit union, Mr. Partin Jr. will also share his personal story and insights on climbing up the corporate ladder.



Welcome to the Business and Accounting Division at Central Piedmont Community College (CPCC). In preparing our students to meet the needs of the competitive and dynamic global business environment, we offer a variety of degree, diploma and certificate programs in the fields of accounting, general business, human resources management, international business and marketing. Our courses are offered in the traditional face-to-face format and online.

Our Economics department serves the needs of all students at CPCC pursuing transfer degrees by offering economic courses as a general education requirement.

Our Global Issues Forum features distinguished speakers every year and are open to our students, faculty, staff and the general public. In addition, our curriculum classes often have speakers from industry.

Candidates planning to take the Certified Public Accountant (CPA) examination can take our courses to meet the 150 credit requirement. Students with bachelor degrees in fields other than accounting can complete courses necessary to meet the 30-hour concentration in accounting as required by the North Carolina Board of CPA Examiners to sit for the Certified Public Accountant (CPA) Examination.

Our highly qualified faculty has relevant professional experience in industry and look forward to meeting your needs and interests.


The mission of the Business and Accounting Division at Central Piedmont Community College is to provide students with the knowledge and skills to contribute to organizational success, in addition to creating opportunities to advance lifelong learning.


To prepare students with the relevant skills and knowledge required to meet the needs of the competitive and dynamic global business environment.



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