Admissions, Registration and Student Records:
The Departments of Admissions, Registration and Student Records have served Central Piedmont students from the earliest days of the College. Over the years there have been several organizational changes within those areas and tremendous advances through the use of technology.
All three departments currently report to a single director. This structure supports a more immediate interchange and understanding of needs among the three areas, a true advantage as the work of one flows directly to the other. Currently each of five campuses has a campus registrar and one or more staff members providing access to admissions, registration and student records services at those locations.
The information system in use today was developed at Central Piedmont. This centralized system allowed us to provide admissions, registration and records services at locations though out the county for several decades. Central Piedmont, in the early 1980’s, was one of the first four colleges in the nation to offer registration and information through a voice response telephone system, a very advanced technology at the time.
The demand for Internet services led to the creation of @CPCC. With this option students can submit admissions information, building a file in real time. They can search for available class sections, again real time; register via the web for curriculum or continuing education courses; pay by credit card; view grades and get a record of payments for tax purposes.
Currently, Central Piedmont Admissions, Registration and Student Records face the challenges of serving students equitably in a multi-campus environment.
Testing and Assessment Center:
The Testing and Assessment Center, as it currently exists, was established in 1981 with the stated purpose to provide comprehensive testing services for the College’s student and faculty populations, local businesses and industries, as well as the Charlotte-Mecklenburg community and surrounding areas.
The Department of Testing and Assessment provides services for CPCC students, faculty, local businesses and industries, and the citizens of the Charlotte-Mecklenburg community and surrounding areas. The Testing Center administers over 100,000 tests annually. Examples of tests administered by the Center include placement and diagnostic tests, course tests, CLEP exams, distance learning/independent study, pre-employment tests, and certification and licensure exams.
Outreach and Recruitment:
The Office of Outreach and Recruitment Serves the College, both faculty/staff and students, Charlotte Mecklenburg Schools, surrounding counties (high schools), and the Community.
Current students often contact the office for follow-up information after enrolling in classes. This could include scheduling classes, following up on a scholarship, or any general information about the college.
Faculty/Staff contact the office for assistance when planning any recruiting activity, such as, career days, orientations, open houses, high school visits, or community events.
The office mostly serves Charlotte Mecklenburg high schools and high schools in the surrounding counties to share information about CPCC and the programs we offer. These recruiting methods are initiated through special projects, such as College Connection and ASAP, CACRAO visits, classroom visits, mall visits and admissions days.