Construction Technologies Division
The construction industry employs about 10 million workers across the United States. As technological advances are made in this field to raise its efficiency, professionals equipped with the advanced skills necessary to excel in this evolving industry will be in high demand.
Central Piedmont Community College’s Construction Technologies division is home to a variety of programs designed to produce graduates who are prepared to enter today’s construction workforce. Whether you’re interested in pursuing a career in construction; masonry; heating, air conditioning and refrigeration; or electrical systems technology, CPCC has a program for you incorporating the latest techniques and theories of green building and renewable technologies.
Our curriculum programs boast easy enrollment, hands-on training that includes practical experience at actual construction sites, scholarship opportunities and concentrated learning tracks in select programs that will allow you to complete your certification requirements in as little as one semester.
Enroll in any one of our Construction Technologies programs listed below and discover the CPCC advantage today:
Air Conditioning Heating & Refrigeration:
Graduates of CPCC’s associate’s degree, certification and diploma programs in air conditioning, heating & refrigeration (AHR) technology learn how to troubleshoot the industry’s “hot” issues such as repairing faulty A/C units or malfunctioning refrigerators and freezers; assisting in the start up, preventive maintenance, service, repair, and/or installation of residential and light commercial systems; and demonstrate an understanding of all HVACR systems.
Construction Management Technology:
This two-year program is designed to prepare individuals for careers in the field of construction management, both residential and commercial. These careers include project management, estimating or serving as superintendent or skilled foreman. Course work will include safety, planning and scheduling, cost control, productivity, human relations, estimating, building codes and construction technical skills. Course also includes Spanish for the workplace along with co-op and intern work experience.
Electrical Systems Technology:
CPCC offers diplomas, certifications and degrees in this field of study to individuals interested in learning more about the installation and maintenance of electrical/electronics systems found in residential, commercial and industrial facilities. Students gain valuable industry experience by participating in a variety of hands-on activities that enhance their knowledge of AC/DC theory, basic wiring practices, digital electronics, programmable logic, controllers, industrial motor controls and more.
Crowder Construction Institute
CPCC’s Crowder Construction Academy allows students to get a head start on a career in Charlotte’s rapidly growing construction industry. Students benefit from the institute’s affordability, innovative curriculum and hands-on approach to learning – applying learned techniques at actual construction sites. Short-term training is also available to participants in masonry, carpentry, green building and remodeling.