Workplace Learning

Apprenticeship Charlotte

Apprenticeship Charlotte is CPCC's unprecedented effort to connect talented students to local employers. By combining classroom and workplace learning, both the employers and selected students share a valuable experience that produces immediate results.

Co-operative Education (Co-op)

Cooperative Education is an academic class commonly called Co-op, which blends classroom learning with practical work experience. Instead of attending class in a traditional classroom, students work with an employer in a position directly related to their field of study. Co-op is similar to an internship, but students receive academic credit either as an elective or as a required class. Co-op is available in 43 programs of study at CPCC.


Internships are flexible work experiences that allow students and recent graduates to gain exposure to their field. Participants work at an employer’s site for an extended period of time, working on projects related to their program of study.