Classes

NOTE: Seat reservations for the following classes begin OCTOBER 1st. To learn more, please call 704-330-6200.

Levine Campus Classes | North Campus Classes

 


 

LEVINE CAMPUS CLASSES

Art

Shape, Color and Light
Anyone can learn to take better photographs with any camera
by applying some basic ideas of design and color theory.
James Spence, Instructor
Levine Campus, Room 2200
10:30–11:30 a.m. 12:30–1:30 p.m.
 
So You Want to Play the Piano?
Attendees will be exposed to the music reading skills required
for simple two-hand piano compositions in the key of C major.
Beverly Russell, Instructor
Levine Campus, Room 1309
10:30–11:30 a.m. 12:30–1:30 p.m.
 
Automotive
 
Auto Empowerment – the Key to Better Fuel Economy
Join us at this session as CPCC automotive faculty demonstrate
techniques for basic car maintenance. Attendees will
also learn some important and simple maintenance tips for
improving the MPG of their vehicles.
Ken Collins, Instructor
Joe Hendrick Center, Room 1160
9:00–10:00 a.m. 10:30–11:30 a.m.
 
The State of the Automotive Art
Modern vehicles are an amazing combination of design,
metallurgy, computing power, and artistry. Join us at this
session as we use vehicles supplied by CPCC automotive
partner BMW to examine the latest advances in vehicle safety
and luxury.
Joe Carbon, Instructor
Joe Hendrick Center, Room 1150
9:00–10:00 a.m. 10:30–11:30 a.m.
 
The Race for Renewable Fuels
Global concerns over climate change are driving the search
for renewable sources of fuel to power modern automobiles.
Join us at this session as we review the pros and cons of
ethanol, biodiesel and other fossil fuel alternatives, and help
you determine if your current or future vehicle can safely
burn these fuels.
Richard Deming, Vice President, Metrolina Biofuels, Instructor
Levine Campus, Room 3318
9:00–10:00 a.m. 10:30–11:30 a.m.
 
Career Advice and Guidance
 
HRD: Having the Right Destination
This course will provide attendees with skills and techniques
for answering “What do I want to do with my life?” It is
low-tech, completely compatible, and guaranteed free.
Tim Hanson, Instructor
Levine Campus, Room 2201
9:00–10:00 a.m. 10:30–11:30 a.m.
 
Healthcare – Jobs with a Future
Attendees will learn about a variety of healthcare jobs,
the education needed, the outlook for employment, and
estimated income.
Joanna Nicholson, Instructor
Levine Campus, Room 2212
10:30–11:30 a.m.
 
Making a Colorful Career Change
Stop going to work and start enjoying a career. Learn more
about making a good career fit based on who you are.
Beth Smedley, Instructor
Levine Campus, Room 2316
10:30–11:30 a.m.
 
Computers & Information Technology
 
Preserving and Making Videos Using Windows Movie Maker
Attendees will learn to capture, edit, and share video memories.
Learn to transfer video footage tape or camera to
desktop, add special effects, and more!
Ruben Cruz, Instructor
Levine Campus, Room 2108
9:00–10:00 a.m. 10:30–11:30 a.m.
 
Experience Computer-Aided Design
Attendees will learn about the AutoCAD computer software
program and some of its features such as the drawing and
editing tool, object layering, and annotations. Attendees will
create basic drawings, such as floor plans and product design.
Mike Horeth, Instructor
Levine Campus, Room 2111
9:00–10:00 a.m. 10:30–11:30 a.m.
 
CPCC Programs and Services
 
So You Want to Be a Bank Teller?
This course will provide attendees with an overview of
CPCC’s Bank Teller program, which is designed for individuals
who are seeking entry-level teller positions as well as
those new to the financial services industry who want to
demonstrate that they have met the minimum standards for
today’s teller positions.
Debra Sherrill, Instructor
Levine Campus, Room 2314
9:00–10:00 a.m.
 
Careers in Civil Engineering
This class will provide attendees with an overview of CPCC’s
Civil Engineering Technology Program.
Tom Page, Instructor
Levine Campus, Room 2300
9:00–10:00 a.m. 10:30–11:30 a.m.
 
Begin Your Four-Year Degree at CPCC
Attendees will learn about CPCC’s college transfer program.
Take advantage of CPCC’s affordability and convenience
while earning credits for a bachelor’s degree at a four-year
institution.
Ellen Scott, Instructor
Levine Campus, Room 2315
9:00–10:00 a.m. 10:30–11:30 a.m.
 
College 101
This course will provide attendees with the tools and skills
necessary to survive (and thrive) as a college student.
Elvira Johnson, Instructor
Levine Campus, Room 3107
9:00–10:00 a.m. 10:30–11:30 a.m.
 
Find Your Way Through the Lateral Entry Maze!
Lateral entry is an “alternate” route to teaching for qualified
individuals who are considering a career as a public school
teacher. We will discuss the initial steps in working with the
regional licensing centers to become licensed teachers.
Linda Dunlap, Instructor
Levine Campus, Room 3300
9:00–10:00 a.m. 10:30–11:30 a.m.
 
Get Your Geek On: CPCC Geek Fest 2008
Attendees will get a “sneak preview” of the CPCC Geek Fest
scheduled for November 13, 2008, at the Levine Campus.
Barry Gilmore, Instructor
Levine Campus, Room 1315
9:00–10:00 a.m. 10:30–11:30 a.m. 12:30–1:30 p.m.
 
How to Find Money for College
This course will provide attendees with information regarding
the FAFSA application process, types of federal and state
grants and scholarship opportunities potentially available.
Shannon Harris, Instructor
Levine Campus, Room 1317
10:30–11:30 a.m. 12:30–1:30 p.m.
 
Using Music to Prompt Critical Thinking in Psychology
Students will experience how music is a valuable tool for
approaching analytical topics in psychology from a creative
angle.
William Brinnier, Instructor
Levine Campus, Room 2212
9:00–10:00 a.m.
 
Financial Issues and Small Business
 
Start Your Business Now
What do you really need to start your own business? Much
more than luck! Learn the key aspects involved with business
ownership so you can start off right and increase the odds of
becoming a success.
Larry Siglar, Instructor
Levine Campus, Room 2304
9:00–10:00 a.m. 10:30–11:30 a.m.
 
Financial Literacy
Financial literacy is a major concern locally and nationally.
This workshop will provide an overview of the tools needed
to make good financial decisions and plan for the future.
Instructors: Dru Carter, vice-president and branch manager,
Mint Hill State Employees’ Credit Union, and Savannah
Clay, business and accounting instructor, CPCC
Levine Campus, Room 2314
10:30–11:30 a.m.
 
GPS Technologies
 
GPS Mapping
Enjoy playing with the GPS navigation system in your vehicle?
Come explore the field of geospatial technology with an
overview of GPS mapping techniques and equipment.
Chris Paynter, Instructor
Levine Campus, Room 2106
10:30–11:30 a.m.
 
Digital Mapping
Haven’t you always wanted to learn how maps are made?
Come learn how modern computers are used to create and
analyze geographic data.
Chris Paynter, Instructor
Levine Campus, Room 2106
12:30–1:30 p.m.
 
International Programs and Outreach
 
US Civics for English Language Learners
This course is intended for English language learners seeking
US citizenship, and will expose them to information
necessary for successful completion of the civics portion of
the new US naturalization exam. Information to be covered
includes important events, documents, and people in US
history who have shaped American society and government.
Annie Barron, Instructor
Levine Campus, Room 3314
9:00–10:00 a.m. 10:30–11:30 a.m. 12:30–1:30 p.m.
 
Personal Interest
 
Yoga for You
This class is an introduction to the healthy practice of yoga.
Mur Divens, Instructor
Levine Campus, Room 1200
9:00–10:00 a.m. 10:30–11:30 a.m.
 
Dance Aerobics
Sample Latin and hip hop dance moves in an aerobic-fitness
environment.
Carmen Browne, Instructor
Levine Campus, Room 1418
9:00–10:00 a.m.
 
Capoeira de Angola
This participatory dance class will teach students techniques
and tradition in the training and performance of Capoeira
de Angola, which include elements of African and Brazillian
culture.
Rosendo A. Felipe, Jr., Instructor
Levine Campus, Room 3311
9:00–10:00 a.m.
 
Elementary French
This class will expose attendees to culturally expressive and
communicative French.
Honoré Missihoun, Instructor
Levine Campus, Room 2212
12:30–1:30 p.m.
 
Elementary German
There are plenty of reasons to learn German. This course
introduces the fundamental elements of the German
language within a cultural context.
Daniela Weinert, Instructor
Levine Campus, Room 1317
9:00–10:00 a.m.
 
Beginning Spanish
This class is designed for those with little or no experience in
Spanish, and will give insight into how much fun learning a
language can be. Spanish can be used for business, travel or
just for fun.
Kelly Webb, Instructor
Levine Campus, Room 3315
10:30–11:30 a.m.
 
Art Sampler - Open Studio Demos
Acrylics, oils, watercolor - see works created by our instructors
and find out if these media are right for you!
Larry Ferguson, Instructor
Levine Campus, Room 1412
10:30–11:30 a.m.
 
How to be a Story Detective
Attendees will learn to read like detectives—using forensic
analysis and uncovering the clues concealed by not-cleverenough
writers.
Brian Anderson, Instructor
Levine Campus, Room 3317
10:30–11:30 a.m. 12:30–1:30 p.m.
 
Learn American Sign Language
Attendees will learn basic signs and phrases that will enable
them to greet and communicate with deaf people.
Keith M. Cagle, Instructor
Levine Campus, Room 3313
9:00–10:00 a.m. 10:30–11:30 a.m.
 
Floral Designs
Discover the art of making flower arrangements using fresh
or silk flowers.
Tommy Braswell, Instructor
Levine Campus, Room 1210
12:30–1:30 p.m.
 
Cake Decorating
Participants will observe how to use a pastry bag to create
roses and simple borders.
Kay Rudolph, Instructor
Levine Campus, Room 1218
12:30–1:30 p.m.
 
Europe by Train
Attendees will learn about the different rail passes in Europe,
as well as how to navigate through European train stations.
Bob Taylor, Instructor
Levine Campus, Room 2201
12:30–1:30 p.m.
 
Creating a Backyard Wildlife Habitat
This course will provide attendees with tips on creating a
backyard wildlife habitat, as well as other sustainable outdoor
home ideas such as composting, native plants and water
conservation.
Ernie McLaney, Instructor
Levine Campus, Room 2308
9:00–10:00 a.m. 10:30–11:30 a.m.

 


 

 

NORTH CAMPUS CLASSES

Automotive

Auto Empowerment – the Key to Better Fuel Economy
Join us at this session as CPCC automotive faculty demonstrate
techniques for basic car maintenance. Attendees will
also learn some important and simple maintenance tips for
improving the MPG of their vehicles.
Connie Volk, Instructor
Transport Systems Building, Room 126
9:00–10:00 a.m. 10:30–11:30 a.m.
 
Basic Auto Body Restoration
Attendees at this session will learn the basics of automobile
restoration. Topics include dent repair, rust removal, panel
replacement and refinishing.
David Bowman, Instructor
Transport Systems Building, Room 151
9:00–10:00 a.m. 10:30–11:30 a.m.
 
Automotive Graphics and Custom Finishes
Attendees at this session will learn about multistage finishes,
custom painting, and protective coatings for automotive
applications, along with the creation and application of
custom automotive graphics.
Bart Barfield, Instructor
Transport Systems Building, Room 160
9:00–10:00 a.m. 10:30–11:30 a.m.
 
The State of the Automotive Art
Modern vehicles are an amazing combination of design,
metallurgy, computing power, and artistry. Join us at this
session as we use vehicles supplied by CPCC automotive
partner GM and Hendrick Automotive to examine the latest
advances in vehicle safety and luxury.
Thomas Alexander, Instructor
Transport Systems Building, Room 120
9:00–10:00 a.m. 10:30–11:30 a.m.
 
Heavy Metal: Careers in Heavy Equipment/Diesel
Repair
This seminar will introduce attendees to CPCC’s Heavy
Equipment/Diesel program. Using the College’s state-of-the
art hydraulic, transmission, engine and electrical labs, College
faculty will demonstrate typical diagnostic procedures using
equipment from International/Navistar. Come and learn
about the great career opportunities for people who work on
the “big rigs.”
Bobby Christopher and Philip Brown, Instructors
Transport Systems Building, Rooms 112 and 103
9:00–10:00 a.m. 10:30–11:30 a.m.
 
Shaping the Future of Motorsports
Attendees will learn about CPCC’s new Motorsports
program, and see techniques for manipulating sheet metal to
enhance any type of performance machine.
Dave Bowen, Instructor
Transport Systems Building, Room 124
9:00–10:00 a.m. 10:30–11:30 a.m. 12:30–1:30 p.m.
 
CPCC Programs and Services
 
Begin Your Four-Year Degree at CPCC
Attendees will learn about CPCC’s college transfer program.
Take advantage of CPCC’s affordability and convenience
while earning credits for a bachelor’s degree at a four-year
institution.
Paula Day, Instructor
Transport Systems Building, Room 250
9:00–10:00 a.m. 10:30–11:30 a.m.
 
Making a Colorful Career Change
Stop going to work and start enjoying a career. Learn more
about making a good career fit based on who you are.
Connie Johnston, Instructor
Transport Systems Building, Room 249
9:00–10:00 a.m.
 
Jobs That Never Go Away: Careers in Healthcare
Explore medical-related careers you may not have considered.
This course will present an overview of CPCC offerings in
Hospital Unit Secretary, Medical Transcription, Pharmacy
Technician, Nurse Aid, Phlebotomy and more.
Barbara Bostic, Instructor
Belk Criminal Justice Building, Room 140
9:00–10:00 a.m. 10:30–11:30 a.m. 12:30–1:30 p.m.
 
How to Find Money for College
This course will provide attendees with information regarding
the FAFSA application process, types of federal and state
grants and scholarship opportunities potentially available.
Jessica Barton, Instructor
Transport Systems Building, Room 246
10:30–11:30 a.m. 12:30–1:30 p.m.
 
Jobs That Never Go Away: Careers in Public Safety
Explore careers in law enforcement, corrections, fire service
& emergency medical technician by participating in live
demonstrations of critical skills in these professions.
Margaret Austin and Christopher Hailey, Instructors
Belk Criminal Justice Building, Room 134
9:00–10:00 a.m. 10:30–11:30 a.m. 12:30–1:30 p.m.
 
Power Up! Careers in the Electrical Generation
Industry
When it comes to choosing a career and program of study,
the electrical generation industry is a sure bet. Power plant
construction activity–expected to reach $56.6 billion by
2011–is creating heavy demand for employees with skills in
the design and installation of electrical distribution networks.
Join us at this session as representatives from CPCC and
Shaw Power Group discuss the College’s newly developed
Electrical Wiring Designer and Electrical Physical Designer
certificate programs.
Instructors: Jay Potter, Dean for Applied Technologies,
CPCC; Henry Fitts, Sr. Manager Learning & Development,
Shaw Power Group; Craig Crews, Electrical Chief Engineer,
Shaw Power Group
Belk Criminal Justice Building, Room 133
9:00–10:00 a.m. 10:30–11:30 a.m. 12:30–1:30 p.m.
 
Personal Interest
 
Writing a Romance Novel
Share experiences/insights from the author in this class geared
towards aspiring romance novelists.
AlTonya Washington, Instructor
Transport Systems Building, Room 241
9:00–10:00 a.m.
 
Elementary French
This class will expose attendees to culturally expressive and
communicative French.
Honoré Missihoun, Instructor
Transport Systems Building, Room 212
9:00–10:00 a.m. 10:30–11:30 a.m. 12:30–1:30 p.m.
 
Cup of Yoga
Participants will learn a morning yoga routine to awaken
their bodies and minds and start the day feeling refreshed.
Laurie Walker, Instructor
Belk Criminal Justice Building, Room 117
9:00–10:00 a.m.
 
Pilates for Strength
Participants will learn a short Pilates routine that will
strengthen the whole body.
Laurie Walker, Instructor
Belk Criminal Justice Building, Room 117
10:30–11:30 a.m. 12:30–1:30 p.m.
 
Elementary Spanish
Attendees will develop the basic skills of understanding,
listening, and speaking in Spanish; such as making phone
calls and giving a greeting.
Mary N. Rodriguez, Instructor
Transport Systems Building, Room 248
10:30–11:30 a.m. 12:30–1:30 p.m.
 
Elementary German
There are plenty of reasons to learn German. This course
introduces the fundamental elements of the German language
within a cultural context.
Daniela Weinert, Instructor
Transport Systems Building, Room 249
12:30–1:30 p.m.
 
Public Safety
 
So You Want to be a CSI?
CSI – fact or fiction? What is forensics, really? Learn about
the real world of crime scene investigation, including handson
experiences.
Lili Johnson, Instructor
Belk Criminal Justice Building, Room 139
9:00–10:00 a.m. 10:30–11:30 a.m. 12:30–1:30 p.m.
 
Is That You? Identity Theft Prevention & Internet Safety
The course covers how to protect you and your family from
identity theft, computer-related frauds and various cyber
crimes.
Dale Callan, Instructor
Belk Criminal Justice Building, Room 137
9:00–10:00 a.m. 10:30–11:30 a.m. 12:30–1:30 p.m.
 
Experience a Technical Trade
NO SEAT RESERVATIONS NECESSARY
CPCC’s technical trade programs prepare students for
high-demand, good paying jobs in a number of career
fields. During Free College Day, you can “experience”
life in a technical trade program by visiting the Technical
Trade Activity Booths at the CPCC North Campus.
Every 30 minutes, program representatives will lead
attendees in a hands-on activity focusing on one of the
following program areas:
• Non-Destructive Examination
• Carpentry
• Heating and Air Conditioning
• Masonry
• Welding
This is your chance to “kick the tires,” so to speak,
on a possible new career in one of these fast-growing
industries. Individuals will also be on hand to answer
questions and provide program literature. Stop by room
150 in the North Campus’ Transport Systems Building
anytime from 9:00 a.m.–2:00 p.m.