Business Continuity at CPCC

All businesses are threatened by unplanned disruptions to their operations. Business Continuity, at its core, is how CPCC will continue operating when our normal operating procedures are not possible.

The primary objective of business continuity is to develop strategies to recover, resume, and maintain all critical business processes as quickly as possible in order to minimize the impact of a disruption on the college.  Generally speaking, it is all about resiliency!

Stages of Business Continuity Planning


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.