Online Learning

Online courses are a great way to further your education or earn a degree and offer convenience to meet your busy lifestyle. Central Piedmont has been utilizing the internet and electronic media for the delivery of training materials and college-level courses since 1997. Our expertise in online learning and online instructional delivery ensures your success.

With online courses, you can attend college-level courses from virtually anywhere with an internet connection. Just log in once class begins and get started. Central Piedmont is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on College (SACSCOC) to award associate degrees, diplomas, and certificates. You can learn more about Central Piedmont's online learning initiatives by reviewing the online learning strategic plan (PDF document).

Online Learning terms:

  • fully online courses (100% course delivery online)
  • partially online courses (51% — 99% course delivery online)
  • hybrid online courses (1% — 50% course delivery online)

Enroll in a Fully Online For-College-Credit Program

To enroll in a fully online non-credit continuing education course or program, visit Corporate and Continuing Education.

If you are new to Central Piedmont or are returning after a year or more and seeking program or course advising for a fully online for-college-credit program or course, first complete the following steps to enroll.

If you have already completed the enrollment steps and met with an academic advisor previously, you can find resources for current online/distance learning students on this page.

Priority Application Dates

We accept applications after priority application dates. However, to increase the likelihood of completing the enrollment process, the college highly encourages you to submit all paperwork by priority application dates.

Semester Priority Application and
Transcript Date
Open Registration
Term Start Date
Spring October 1 November 11

January 13

April 1

May 5

May 21


Fall  June 1 July 7 August 18

If you submit all required paperwork by priority application dates, you can expect to be admitted to the college and to receive adequate time to plan, select, and register for classes. If you submit paperwork after priority application dates, be sure to have college-issued transcripts available for advising.

  • States Central Piedmont is Authorized to Serve

    The SREB's Electronic Campus is a comprehensive source for information about higher education and e-learning opportunities in the south. The Electronic Campus provides a one-stop place for students seeking to find online educational opportunities and services that match their individual needs. The SREB Electronic Campus will end its operation on June 30, 2017. The following are the states in which the college is authorized to serve students. If you reside in a state that is not listed, you are not eligible to register for online classes at Central Piedmont at this time. If you have questions, please contact the Advisement and Student Success Center at 704.330.6433.

    • Alabama
    • Alaska
    • Arizona
    • Arkansas
    • Colorado
    • Connecticut
    • Delaware
    • Florida
    • Georgia
    • Hawaii
    • Idaho
    • Illinois
    • Indiana
    • Iowa
    • Kansas
    • Kentucky
    • Louisiana
    • Maine
    • Maryland
    • Massachusetts
    • Michigan
    • Minnesota
    • Mississippi
    • Missouri
    • Montana
    • Nebraska
    • Nevada
    • New Hampshire
    • New Jersey
    • New Mexico
    • New York
    • North Carolina
    • North Dakota
    • Ohio
    • Oklahoma
    • Oregon
    • Pennsylvania
    • Puerto Rico
    • Rhode Island
    • South Carolina
    • South Dakota
    • Tennessee
    • Texas
    • Utah
    • Vermont
    • Virginia
    • Washington
    • West Virginia
    • Wisconsin
    • Wyoming

Online Learning Resources

  • Online Student Access

  • Online/Distance Learning Student Support

    Central Piedmont representatives are trained and ready to assist you in overcoming any barriers to learning. We want you to be successful in your courses and educational pursuits. For other student resources, including admissions, registration, financial aid, advising, and more, visit the student dashboard.​​​​​

    Technical Support

    If you are experiencing technical difficulties or errors, please contact the Help Desk for assistance. This would include such things as login problems, error messages, and software issues.

    Classroom and Learning Support

    If you are experiencing troubles with or have questions about a course's content or structure, please first communicate these concerns to the instructor of the course. Generally they are able to resolve them within a short period of time. If you do not have your instructor's contact information, please see the course syllabus or look them up in the employee directory. If you are unable to resolve the problem through the instructor, contact the Help Desk to log your request and it will be assigned to the appropriate representative.

    Online Learning Student Complaints

  • "Netiquette"

    Learn about "netiquette" — best practices when communicating with college faculty, staff, and other students digitally.

    • Faculty Information and Support

      If you are a Central Piedmont employee in need of eLearning support or development, please visit the Online Learning site for faculty and staff. We have developed resources, support documentation, training opportunities and more to serve you! ITS also provides several information technology resources for faculty and staff.

    • Online Learning Partners

      Electronic Campus is a comprehensive source for information about higher education opportunities and services across the South.