Programs of Study

In an effort to provide short-term training that would enable Pathways scholars to find successful employment, CPCC in partnership with the Employment Security Commission, Job Link, and the Department of Social Services, researched areas of employer needs.This collaborative effort among the organizations gave CPCC a more accurate representation of the needs of the business community. With this information, CPCC provides a more viable and skilled workforce that benefits both the labor market and program participants. The development of the curriculum area is based on the workforce needs in the Charlotte/Mecklenburg area.The current curricula includes:

A+ Certification: PC Pro/CompTIA A+ training track is designed to help students to learn the employment skills needed to enter the high-demand industry of IT and prepares for a TestOut PC Pro and a CompTIA A+ certification – the starting point for IT career.  Students will  develop IT skills such as: installing, managing, upgrading and repairing PC hardware, providing technical support, troubleshooting PCs, mobile devices, laptops and operating systems careers;

Computer Integrated Machining: The Computer Integrated Machining program is designed to helps students break into the field by earning a Machining Technology Certificate.

Developmental Disabilities Specialist: The Developmental Disabilities program is designed to train students to work with children and adults with physical, mental and/or emotional disabilities. Students will earn the Human Services Technology - Developmental Disabilities certificate.

Early Childhood Education: The Early Childhood Education credential prepares students to work in a child care center.  This credential is the first step toward earning a advanced degree in Early Childhood Education.

Heating and Air Conditioning: The Air Conditioning, Heating & Refrigeration (AHR) Technology program provides the basic knowledge and skills necessary to work with residential and light commercial systems. Students will earn a certificate in Air Conditioning, Heating & Refrigeration Technology.

Office Administration:  The Office Administration program helps students earn the skills needed to obtain employment in office administration, as well as an Office Administration Certificate.

Welding Technician: The Welding Technology program provides students with a sound understanding of the science, technology and applications essential for successful employment in the welding and metal industry, as well as a Welding Technology Certificate.