CPCC to offer new programs in Emergency Management, Business Analytics

last modified Jan 13, 2017 07:36 AM

The Central Piedmont Community College (CPCC) Board of Trustees has approved plans to offer two, new academic programs in emergency management and business analytics. Both programs will open with the fall 2017 semester.

The associate degree program in emergency management will be offered online with articulation or credit-transfer agreements with Fayetteville State and Western Carolina universities, which have related bachelor degree programs. The AAS program at CPCC will give aspiring emergency managers the education needed for career advancement and the knowledge to develop plans for handling critical incidents and disaster situations and for mitigating hazardous conditions.

U.S. Department of Labor statistics point to a growing need for emergency managers, both locally and nationally. Median pay for emergency managers in 2015 was approximately $67,300 per year or $32.37 an hour.

The new certificate program in business analytics will be offered as part of CPCC’s associate degree program in business administration. Advances in business technologies and the necessity for employees who can produce, understand and make decisions based on accurate, up-to-date data have created a need for business analytics professionals.

Students will need to complete four specified courses to earn the certificate. Graduates will be prepared for employment as data analysts in the fields of banking, finance, logistics, healthcare, advanced manufacturing, information technology and in various government positions. Average starting salaries for analysts begin at $33,000.

In addition to the new programs, trustees approved the college’s realignment of certificate programs in early childhood administration and early childhood preschool. Students completing either program now will earn new certificates endorsed by the State of North Carolina. The new state certificate requirements were established to ensure consistent education and training requirements statewide for early childhood professionals.

Those interested in the new programs and the early childhood programs can check the CPCC website for more information, or call 704.330.2722.