Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
Where can I get information on your programs?
You can attend an AIM (Automotive Informational Meeting) session. We describe all of our Transport Systems Technologies programs at the AIM sessions.
Can I take a tour of your facilities?
Of course! Each AIM session offers a comprehensive tour of our Transport Systems Building. If you wish to take an additional tour, you can arrange for one by calling 704-330-4122
Do you guarantee job placement for your Transport Systems students?
We have relationships with Dealerships all over the country, who wish to sponsor our students. We refer our students to these Dealers. The student is responsible for presenting himself in a manner which will make the Dealer wish to hire him. You can learn more about our partnerships with area Dealers by attending an AIM Session.
Do I have to purchase my own tools or do you provide them?
Our Automotive students require a basic set of hand tools to successfully complete the degree; a list of these tools can be found on our TST website. Learn more about our special negotiated rate for this basic tool list by attending an AIM Session. Specialty tools for our HEATT, CAT and Collision students are all provided by the college. Remember, you will need to own your own set of tools once you begin work in the Transportation Industry.
How do I apply for Financial Aid?
Once you’ve completed your FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) at: www.fafsa.ed.gov you are eligible to apply for scholarships and grants listed on CPCC’s Financial Aid webpages. Learn more about Financial Aid by attending an AIM session.
How do I create my schedule?
You can view a sample schedule for each of the Transport Systems programs on the division’s website. Only your Faculty Advisor can give you the class’ specific section numbers, and unblock the courses for your registration. This is to ensure you are registering for the correct courses, in the right order. You can learn more about our class assignments and registration by attending an AIM Session.
Do I need to take my general education courses before I begin my Automotive/HEATT or Collision classes?
It is preferable for you to take your general education courses in the same semester you are registered for your Transport Systems classes. Your Faculty Advisor will walk you through the appropriate order in which to take your classes. Learn more about your Faculty Advisor’s role by attending an AIM session.
Will I be ready to go to work as soon as I graduate from my Transport Systems program?
Our degree programs contain a Cooperative Work Experience component. Successful graduates of our program(s) are working long before they graduate. Learn more about our earn-while-you-learn programs by attending an AIM session.