Attendance Policy

We at Central Piedmont Community College (CPCC) are eager to help you reach your educational goals.  To do that, both CPCC and you have important responsibilities.  We understand that things may happen that make it difficult to come to class on occasion.  We also understand, however, that regular attendance and focused study are necessary for you to reach your educational goals.

Therefore, as part of our commitment to you, CPCC will:

  • Provide trained instructors, computers, software, and instructional materials to you at no cost;
  • Assist you in resolving barriers to participation and give you options for continuing your learning if you must leave temporarily;
  • Treat you with the respect that you deserve;
  • Involve you in planning your program of study and review your progress with you regularly; and
  • Help you to plan next steps in your educational journey.

Likewise, you have responsibilities if you want to reach your educational goals.

(Select the column that matches your enrollment.)

If you are enrolled in a daytime Learning Resource Center (opening to 4 pm), you will:

If you are enrolled in an evening Learning Resource Center (4pm - closing), you will:

If you are enrolled in a class with a fixed beginning and end date, you will:

Attend a minimum of 30 hours/month.  (A minimum of 40 hours/month is recommended for faster progress.)
    Attend a minimum of 20 hours/month. (A minimum of 24 hours/month is recommended for faster progress.) Attend a minimum of 80 percent of scheduled class sessions during the term/semester.


    1. To be considered a full-time student, you must attend a minimum of 12 hours/week.
    2. It is the student’s responsibility to keep up with his/her attendance hours.


    Special circumstances that prevent your attendance, such as death in the family or serious illness, may be excused on the determination of the instructor.  It is your responsibility, however, to make up missed coursework.

    Failure to follow attendance policy:

    If your attendance falls below these guidelines, you will need to select one of the following options:

    • You will exit the program and wait until the next semester to re-enroll if issues causing attendance problems have been resolved.  Depending on class and lab enrollments, you may be put on a waiting list.

    Staying Connected Options:

    While you are away from the program, we would like to keep you connected to learning.  As a result, CPCC has developed options to help you such as online coursework. Your instructor will explain these options to you if you leave the program temporarily.  When the situations in your life allow you to return on a regular basis, we will be ready to get you started again!  In the meantime, we hope that you will stay actively engaged in learning.

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