Culinary, Baking, Hospitality, and Horticulture

Have you ever considered pursuing a rewarding career in horticulture, hospitality management, or as a chef? Our culinary and baking and pastry arts programs are the only programs at a Charlotte college that are accredited by the American Culinary Federation Education Foundation Accrediting Commission (ACFEFAC). They are distinguished as 'exemplary programs'.  Learn about culinary classes, hospitality management education, and horticulture classes at Central Piedmont. 

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Accelerated Career Training

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Associate in Science

Students who complete Central Piedmont's Associate in Science degree can transfer to a four-year institution having already fulfilled certain...

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Baking and Pastry Arts

Central Piedmont's baking & pastry arts program is accredited by the American Culinary Federation Education Foundation Accrediting Commission...

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Culinary Arts

We have one of the top culinary schools in the country and the only program in Charlotte accredited by the ACFEFAC.

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Horticulture Technology

Prepare for a career in nurseries, garden centers, greenhouses, landscaping, and more, as well as to take certification exams.

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Hospitality (Non-Credit)

Explore careers and courses in culinary, baking, and hospitality at Central Piedmont.

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Hospitality Management

Get the skills you need for supervisory and managerial positions in hotels, motels, resorts, inns, restaurants, institutions, and clubs.

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Turfgrass Management Technology

Learn to manage golf courses, sports fields, lawn care, irrigation design, sod production, and more.

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