Health Sciences offers direct patient care options in acute care and outpatient settings. Programs can be completed in one semester, 9 to 11 months, or two years. With more than 20 program offerings in credit and non-credit formats, we are confident you will find a program to meet your desire to help people. 

You will learn from experienced, credentialed instructors in our state-of-the-art labs with plenty of hands-on clinical experiences. Some of our graduates can earn salaries ranging from $40,000 to $80,000 annually. Explore our programs to find the right fit for your career goals.

Career Options and Salary Information

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Accelerated Career Training

Step up from a job to a meaningful career. Accelerated Career Training through College and Career Readiness is focused, fast, and free.

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Associate in Arts

Central Piedmont's Associate in Arts degree ensures you transfer to a 4-year institution having already met general education requirements.

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Cardiovascular Technology

Become a cardiovascular technologist by earning an Associate of Applied Science in Cardiovascular Technology from Central Piedmont.

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Become a well-rounded, fully competent cytotechnologist through high-quality didactic and clinical experiences.

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Dental Assisting

Our CODA-accredited dental assisting program has a 100% pass rate on the DANB Exam for Radiation Health and Safety.

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Dental Hygiene

Our CODA-accredited dental hygiene has had a 98% pass rate on the dental hygiene National Board Dental Hygiene Exam for the past six years.

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Health Information Technology

This joint program with Edgecombe Community College will train you to become a registered health information technician (RHIT).

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Healthcare (Non-Credit)

Central Piedmont offers healthcare career training in health worker, ekg technician, mental health first aid certification, message therapy &...

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Human Services Technology, Developmental Disabilities, Social Work, and Addiction and Recovery Studies

Earn a degree or specialized certificate in human services technology, developmental disabilities, or substance abuse.

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Medical Assisting

We provide the hands-on medical assisting training you need to pursue a successful career in the healthcare setting of your choice.

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Medical Laboratory Technology

Central Piedmont's Medical Laboratory Technology program prepares you to perform clinical laboratory procedures that may be used in treatment of...

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Nurse Aide

The nurse aide curriculum prepares you to work under the supervision of licensed healthcare professionals in performing nursing care and services.

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Christa A. Overcash Associate Degree in Nursing

Our nursing program has built a reputation for producing quality healthcare practitioners for more than 50 years.

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Associate Degree in Nursing: Accelerated ADN Option

Students in our Accelerated ADN program will learn problem solving and communication skills that will make them excellent nurses upon graduation.

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Occupational Therapy Assistant

Our ACOTE-accredited program will train you to work with occupational therapists to help individuals of all ages with rehabilitative activities.

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Ophthalmic Medical Personnel (Eye Care)

Our ICA-accredited program prepares you to perform ophthalmic procedures under the supervision of a licensed physician.

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Pharmacy Technology

Pharmacy technicians work closely with pharmacists to help ensure that patients have the medications they need. ASHP-accredited program.

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Physical Therapist Assistant

Gain hands-on training to prepare to work alongside a therapy team to provide treatments with our CAPTE-accredited program.

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Polysomnography (Sleep Medicine) Program

Prepare to work with physicians to perform and interpret sleep studies required for the diagnosis of sleep disorders.

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Practical Nurse

Get your practical nurse (PN) diploma in Charlotte, NC in just three semesters at Central Piedmont: prepare to go on to get your LPN license.

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Respiratory Therapy

Get the training you need to monitor and assess patients and help treat cardiopulmonary diseases and trauma with our CoARC-accredited program.

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Speech Language Pathology Assistant

This joint program with Caldwell Community College and Technical Institute will train you to help provide rehabilitation and restorative services.

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Surgical Technology

Train to help surgeons by overseeing processes before, during, and after surgery with our CAAHEP-accredited program.

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