CPCC grads are first to earn bachelor’s degree from Catawba College through special evening program

last modified Jun 10, 2014 11:07 AM

Four Central Piedmont Community College (CPCC) graduates are the first to earn bachelor’s degrees in business administration from Catawba College through a special evening program that is a partnership between the two institutions. The graduates took their Catawba College courses at CPCC’s Central Campus.

Starting in August 2012, CPCC graduates who had earned an associate of applied science degree in accounting, business, human resources management, international business or marketing were eligible to enroll in a new evening program and earn a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Catawba College in about two years. This timeline was made possible by a joint-articulation agreement that allows CPCC students to transfer up to 60 credit hours of their associate degree coursework into Catawba College’s bachelor’s degree program.

The first four CPCC graduates to complete the Catawba program did so and graduated in May. They are:

  • Cherise Anderson of Charlotte;
  • Mariela Hernandez of Charlotte;
  • Vonda Hill of Charlotte; and
  • Shiree Lewis of Charlotte.

The program is designed to meet the needs of working professionals who are seeking to earn a bachelor’s degree after hours. The curriculum is divided into one-month blocks, so students may digest and process the information more easily. To accommodate students’ busy schedules, each of the program’s classes is offered on Monday and Thursday evenings (8 sessions per month), and includes one Saturday morning class per month as well.

To learn more about this joint partnership program, call 1.800.CATAWBA, or visit www.catawba.edu/cpcc.