Business Continuity Planning

Business Continuity at CPCC

Business Continuity Management at the College involves a process of identifying risks to the organization and assessing the critical functions necessary in order to effectively continue business operations.  The International Standard for Business Continuity Management found in ISO 22301:2012 provides a framework within which we can improve the ability of the College to protect against, prepare for, respond to and recover from a disruptive event.

Business continuity involves the ability of the organization to continue delivery of products or services at acceptable predefined levels following a disruptive incident.   Within CPCC, Business Continuity involves a managed process which identifies potential threats to the organization and the impacts to business operations those threats might cause. This process assists CPCC with ensuring the capability of an effective response that safeguards the interests of the college.


Business operations are comprised of numerous inter-related tasks and processes all focused on providing a service to either internal or external dependencies.  It is important to first understand the business processes and their impact on Central Piedmont Community College during the Business Continuity planning process.

While all processes are not considered critical, all processes are required to provide a complete business service.  Services that directly impact the ability of the College to meet its mission-critical objectives such as providing all of the necessary support for the educational requirements of the students, life safety services, etc. must be recovered in a timelier manner.  Other services, although important, may not require immediate recovery, and could be delayed in some cases.

Stages of Business Continuity Planning

  • Risk Assessment
  • Business Impact Analysis
  • Recovery Strategy Development
  • Plan Development and Execution
  • Plan Test and Maintenance