Veterans Resource Center
The Veterans Resource Center at CPCC is a place for veterans and those who are a part of the veteran community to be supported in their academic, career, and personal endeavors.
The staff of the VRC is equipped to provide information and point clients in the right direction so that goals may be met and deserved benefits and services may be accessed with ease.
The VRC offers a welcoming reception area, comfortable social lounge, and study lab outfitted with Microsoft office software, internet and other programs to assist you.
We have a wealth of resource information to inform and connect the client at Central Piedmont Community College, the Veterans community and beyond in the Charlotte area.
Columbia University will be here March-19 (2:00-3:00 p.m.) Overcash-243
UNCC will be here March-28 (12:00-1:30 p.m.) Central High-301
There is a new VA benefit program called Veterans Retraining Assistance Program (VRAP). To learn more about eligibility and how this may assist you in your career development, please visit the VA site: http://www.benefits.va.gov/VOW/
Female Veterans Empowerment Group will meet March-21 (12:00-1:00p.m.) Terrell-300
Great casual social gathering for fun and peer networking. For more information contact the VRC at 704-330-6126
CPCC offers a variety of scholarships to help veterans enter or re-enter the workforce. Veterans Employment Initiative scholarships are available in professional career and technical/trade career short-term training programs. Please contact the Veterans Resource Center or Office of Financial Aid/Veterans Affairs for further information.
CPCC is designated as a 2012 MILITARY FRIENDLY SCHOOL
The Veterans Resource Center mission is to support veterans in their unique transition from military to civilian life by providing quality care and resources which promote the individual’s highest potential in areas of personal well-being, academic success, and professional development.
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Complete and submit application online at https://www1.cfnc.org/Applications/NC_Community_College/apply.html?application_id=1489 or at the Office of Admissions –Central High building , Room 227. Veterans receive priority registration status. To ensure you will, visit an admissions or registration window at any campus to report your veteran status.
Request copies of your official high school, college and/or military transcripts from the institutions you attended:
Army and National Guard: https://jst.doded.mil
Air Force: http://www.au.af.mil/au/ccaf/transcripts.asp
Coast Guard: http://www.uscg.mil/hq/cgi/active_duty/go_to_college/official_transcript.asp
Navy and Marine Corps: https://jst.doded.mil
Have these transcripts mailed to CPCC’s Student Records office, PO Box 35009, Charlotte NC 28235-5009. Or, bring them in sealed envelopes to the Student Records office. Finally, bring your DD214 to the Student Records office to be granted additional credits. To request a copy of your DD-214, go to http://archives.gov/veterans/military-service-records/
Complete a Transcript Evaluation Request Form.
This is a necessary and important step if you want to receive credit for your previous coursework. This form prompts the records office to evaluate and transfer in those credits. Forms are located at Student Records – Central Campus, Central High Building, Room 260, or online: http://www.cpcc.edu/ican/transcript
Financial Aid / VA Benefits
Visit a financial aid office at any campus to pick up a VA Education Benefits packet if you intend to enroll in VA Education Benefits. Complete the FAFSA at www.fafsa.ed.gov to determine eligibility for Federal Financial Aid or to apply for scholarships.
If not transferring official SAT/ACT or other acceptable placement test scores, visit the testing center to take the Accuplacer Placement Test (Central High building, Room 248). Call center for testing hours: 704-330-6886. Prepare for the placement test using the online study materials: http://www.cpcc.edu/testing_assessment/placement-testing/accuplacer-study-guides.
Veterans Resource Center Appointment
Make an appointment with a counselor at the VRC to have your test scores interpreted and determine an academic plan based on your desired degree program. For an appointment call 704-330-6126, or come to the center to request one. *We do not provide immediate walk-in appointments for academic advising.
If you need accommodations for physical, mental, or learning disabilities, visit ww.cpcc.edu/disabilities to access required forms and processes to follow. Disability Services is located on Central Campus, Terrell building, Room 219.For more information call 704-330-6621.
Register for Classes
Create CPCC Login and set up your CPCC e-mail account: www.cpcc.edu/services/online-services.
View College Catalog at www.cpcc.edu/catalog. Check CPCC website for the registration dates, and class offerings/schedule. Register for your classes online through your MY COLLEGE account at www.cpcc.edu/services/online-services.
Final Steps and Registration
If enrolled in VA education benefits, notify a VA certifying official that you have registered for classes so that they may certify your schedule. Call 770-330-6267.
Pay attention to tuition due dates and begin to regularly check your CPCC student email account.
Purchase books at the college bookstore, secure your student parking decal, have your student ID made at admissions/registrar window.
The following is a basic list of resources. If you need additional information about other programs or agencies within the larger Charlotte area, please contact the VRC.
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Veterans Employment Initiative
Central Piedmont Community College, a military-friendly school, is dedicated to providing veterans with financial resources and educational support towards a higher education. CPCC offers a variety of scholarships to help veterans enter or re-enter the workforce. These scholarships are available in professional career and technical/trade career short-term training programs.
Professional Career opportunities include:
- CFP® Certification Education Program
- Business Analysis
- Project Management
Technical/Trade Career opportunities include:
- Emergency Medical Technician
- Basic Law Enforcement Training
- Forklift Technician
- Machining Technology
This scholarship may affect VA benefits if you are using Chapter 33. For questions or more information please visit the Financial Aid/Veterans Affairs and their website or visit the Veterans Resource Center.
Central Piedmont Community College
Central Campus, Terrell 233
Nicholas Riggins Director of Veterans Resource Center Terrell 232, ph: 704-330-6229 email@example.com
Christopher Lloyd ED.S.,M.S.,LPCA
Terrell 229, ph: 704-330-2722 x-3454
Wes Phillips M.A., LMFT
Terrell 229, ph: 704-330-2722 x-3454
Amy Belval PT Counselor Terrell 225, ph:
Administrative Assistant I
Terrell 233, ph: 704-330-6126
Hours of Operation
Mon-Fri, 8:00 am to 5:00 pm, unless otherwise noted. The VRC keeps to the CPCC academic calendar and therefore will be closed on designated holidays. Please view the calendar.