FAQ

Q: Do continuing education students need to submit an enrollment application or transcripts?
A: No.

Q: Is North Carolina residency required to take continuing education classes?
A: No.

Q: When can I register for continuing education classes?
A: Registration for continuing education classes is ongoing throughout the term. Students may register for classes any time before the class begins if seats are available.

Q: If I’m a senior citizen, do I have to pay for continuing education classes?
A: Yes. North Carolina residents age 65 years or older are no longer eligible for free a free course per semester.

Q: How can I pay for my classes?
A: CPCC accepts credit cards (Visa, MasterCard, Discover and American Express), cash, money orders or checks.

Q: Can I get a refund if I withdraw from my class?
A: Please see our Refund Policies to determine if you are eligible for a refund.

Q: Are other fees required in addition to tuition?
A: Other fees may be required. Learn more about other fees.

Q: Do I need a parking decal to park on CPCC campuses?
A: Parking decals are required for continuing education students attending class on Central Campus. Decals are not required at other CPCC campuses. Your instructor will provide a parking decal at the first class meeting.

Q: Do I need a student ID?
A: Student identification cards are available, but not required for continuing education students. Identification cards are necessary, however, for campus libraries, the Academic Learning Center and the college testing center. Obtain cards at any CPCC campus. Learn more.

Q: Who can I speak with about career paths?
A: Call 704.330.4223 to connect with staff members in the various program areas. You may also visit CPCC Career Hub to learn about occupations and resources.

Q: Where do I purchase required books?
A: If your course requires you to purchase a book not included in your tuition, you may do so at campus bookstores. Learn more.

Q: Where are CPCC campuses located?
A: CPCC has six campuses in Mecklenburg County along with the Ballantyne Center. Learn more.

Q: If I have problems registering or need additional help about continuing education, who do I contact?
A: For help registering or for more information, call customer service at 704.330.4223 or email your inquiry to ccecustomerservice@cpcc.edu.

 

Corporate and Continuing Education Refund Policies

Self-supporting (SS) classes are eligible for a refund based on the following policy:

  • 100 percent of tuition paid will be refunded by the college if the student officially withdraws prior to the first day of the class. Call customer service at 704.330.4223 to withdraw.
  • If you do not withdraw and do not attend, you are still responsible for payment.
  • Tuition will be refunded 100 percent for any classes canceled by the college.


Occupational Extension (OE) classes are eligible for a refund based on the following policy:

  • 100 percent of tuition paid will be refunded by the college if the student officially withdraws prior to the first day of the class. Call customer service at 704.330.4223 to withdraw.
  • 75 percent of tuition paid will be refunded by the college if the student officially withdraws on or after the first day through the 10 percent point of the class.
  • Tuition will be refunded 100 percent for any class canceled by the college.

 

Other Fees

Other fees in addition to tuition may include:

  • Campus Access, Parking and Security (CAPS) fee of $12 is required for continuing education courses that meet on college campuses.
  • A technology fee of $5 is charged for each Occupational Extension (OE) class.
  • Certain courses charge a $21 lab fee, with a maximum $168 lab fee per semester.
  • Student accident insurance and/or professional liability insurance may be required for certain courses and payment is expected at the time of registration.
  • Certain courses require books and or additional supplies.