Professional Careers Division


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Professional Careers is a diverse group of programs whose aim is to give students the skills and education needed to secure meaningful employment in their chosen majors. From industry-based cooperative educational experiences to comprehensive classroom instruction, we strive to provide an immersive, program-based educational experience.

Paralegal Technology

CPCC's Paralegal Technology Program is the foremost paralegal program in the Charlotte, North Carolina metropolitan area. It is approved by both the American Bar Association and the NC State Bar. The program offers both an Associate's degree and a Post Baccalaureate diploma. Upon graduation, students will have completed the necessary educational requirement to sit for the North Carolina Certified Paralegal exam.



Horticulture Technology

The Horticulture Technology program strives to take your passion for the outdoors to new heights. The program builds greener tomorrows by preparing you for careers in sustainable fields such as landscape design, horticulture maintenance, and plant production.



Turfgrass Management Technology

Turfgrass Management Technology curriculum is designed to provide skills necessary to perform duties related to management of golf courses, sports fields, lawn care, irrigation design, and sod production. Course work includes turfgrass management, irrigation, ornamental horticulture, soil science, entomology, and plant pathology, as well as courses in communications, computers, and the social sciences. Graduates should qualify for employment at golf courses, local, state and national parks; sports complexes; highway vegetation and turf maintenance companies; and private and public gardens. Graduates should be prepared to take the North Carolina Pesticide Applicator’s Examination.


Office Administration

Programs in this area include Office Administration and Medical Office Administration. Yesterday’s secretary has been replaced by today’s administrative assistant – individuals who thrive in fast-paced office settings and are skilled in communications, word processing, office systems, spreadsheet applications and more.

At Central Piedmont Community College, you’ll learn how to respond to the demands of a dynamic computerized workforce. Our team of professional instructors will help you develop your integrated software knowledge, oral and written communication skills, and office systems analysis abilities, preparing you for a career in this growing field. The Office Administration Dept. is located on Central Campus in the Levine Technology Building, Suite 4100.


Interpreter Education/American Sign Language

The Interpreter Education Program (American Sign Language) at Central Piedmont Community College provides a challenging and contemporary academic environment that fosters self-awareness, self-discovery and active learning among students. The students acquire the knowledge and master the skills as well as develop the attitudes necessary to work as entry-level American Sign Language interpreters. All this is done in a manner that demonstrates our respect and appreciation for student, Deaf, and non-deaf consumer diversity.