What's Going on at Central Piedmont

Performances, student activities, lectures, community activities, and more.

  • Priority Date to Apply for Financial Aid for Spring 2020

    After priority dates, you may still apply for financial aid. However, less state aid and scholarships may be available.

  • Fall Payment Deadline: Registration between April 17-July 20

    Check tuition, fees, and payment dates and methods. If you register for a 12-week, short (eight-week), or mini (four-week) session after the open registration period, you must pay your balance due by the Monday after you register. You can still register and pay for classes online during times when the college is closed. Your course registration is not final until you have paid your balance due.

    Learn about the tuition payment plan and financial aid and scholarship options.

  • Online: Information Technology Program Information Sessions

    Learn how our IT programs can start your career in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math). You will hear information about IT careers regarding job descriptions, employment data, and wages.

  • Fall Payment Deadline: Registration between July 21–27

    Check tuition, fees, and payment dates and methods. If you register for a 12-week, short (eight-week), or mini (four-week) session after the open registration period, you must pay your balance due by the Monday after you register. You can still register and pay for classes online during times when the college is closed. Your course registration is not final until you have paid your balance due.

    Learn about the tuition payment plan and financial aid and scholarship options.

  • Drive-Through Program Graduation Ceremonies

    Congratulations to all of our Central Piedmont 2020 graduates! We are extremely proud of your accomplishments and know this is just the beginning of your journey. We want to send you off with our best wishes and are excited to announce we will host Central Piedmont Drive-Through Graduation Celebrations on July 29 and July 30.

    Location

    Cato Campus, Grier Road entrance. Get directions to Cato Campus.

    Caps and Gowns

    You are not required to wear a cap and gown to the ceremony. If you would like to wear a cap and gown, you must purchase your cap and gown through Herff Jones by no later than Monday, June 29.

    If you choose to wear a cap and gown, you must be dressed and ready when you arrive.

    RSVP by Wednesday, July 15

    RSVP for the Central Piedmont Drive-Through Commencement Ceremony

    Ceremony Process

    You can drive or take the bus to your ceremony. The health and well-being of our Central Piedmont community, friends, and family is of the utmost importance and remains our top priority. Social distancing and state guidelines will be followed at all ceremonies. Please watch for signs and instructions.

    1. If you will drive, enter Cato Campus at the Grier Road entrance. The car processional will be marked with signs and cones. One car per graduate will be permitted to enter the drive-through. The car processional must keep moving.
    2. There will be a check-in station, where you will get your name card, graduation program, and any additional items needed.
    3. After you have checked in, your name will be called and you will be prompted to exit your car. Only you (the graduate) can exit the car when prompted. All guests must remain in the car at all times. There will be specific areas marked for graduates to stand and wait/move down the line. Cars will follow alongside the graduate, but must keep moving.
    4. We will take two professional photographs of you. The proofs will be emailed to your Central Piedmont email.
    5. After your photos are taken, you will get back in your car and proceed to the exit on Grier Road.

    If you cannot take a car to the ceremony, you can take the CATS bus #23. Walk-ins will be permitted to walk through the line. When you get off the bus, proceed to the check-in station. There will be a sign marking the station on the driveway corner in front of Cato III.

    Map

    The check-in station, ceremony portion, and photos will be held in front of the Cato III Building.

    Map of drive-through graduation ceremony procession (PDF).

    Find Your Ceremony Time

    Please arrive during your program’s allotted time. If you are unable to during the specified time, if you have questions about the schedule, or if you will be the driver and will not be able to exit your car, please email Graduation Services at graduation@cpcc.edu.

    Wednesday, July 29, 9–11 a.m.

    • Associate in Arts
    • Associate in Engineering
    • Associate in Fine Arts
    • Associate in Science

    Wednesday, July 29, 11 a.m.–noon

    • Accounting and Finance
    • Baking & Pastry Arts
    • Business Administration
    • Culinary Arts
    • Hospitality Management
    • Office Administration
    • Medical Office Administration
    • Supply Chain Management

    Wednesday, July 29, noon–1 p.m.

    • Biomedical Equipment Technology
    • Cardiovascular Technology
    • Cytotechnology
    • Dental Assisting
    • Dental Hygiene
    • Health Information Technology
    • Medical Assisting
    • Medical Laboratory Technology
    • Nursing
    • Occupational Therapy
    • Ophthalmic Medical Personnel
    • Pharmacy Technology
    • Physical Therapist Assistant
    • Polysomnography
    • Respiratory Therapy
    • Surgical Technology

    Thursday, July 30, 9–10 a.m.

    • Cosmetology
    • Criminal Justice Technology
    • Early Childhood Education
    • Emergency Medical Science
    • Fire Protection Technology
    • Horticulture Technology
    • Human Service Technology, Developmental Disabilities, and Substance Abuse
    • Paralegal Technology
    • Turfgrass Management Technology

    Thursday, July 30, 10–11 a.m.

    • Air Conditioning, Heating, and Refrigeration Technology
    • Advertising + Graphic Design
    • Architectural Technology
    • Automotive Systems Technology
    • Collision Repair and Refinishing Technology
    • Construction Management Technology
    • Diesel and Heavy Equipment Technology
    • Electrical Systems Technology
    • Graphic Arts and Imaging Technology
    • Interior Design
    • Nondestructive Examination Technology
    • Welding Technology

    Thursday, July 30, 11 a.m.–noon

    • Broadcasting and Production Technology
    • Civil Engineering Technology
    • Computer Engineering Technology
    • Computer-Integrated Machining
    • Electrical Engineering Technology
    • Electronics Engineering Technology
    • Geomatics Technology
    • Information Technology
    • Interpreter Education
    • Mechanical Engineering Technology
    • Mechatronics Engineering Technology
    • Simulation and Game Development
    • Sustainability Technologies

    Thursday, July 30, 11 noon–1 p.m. (College and Career Readiness Programs)

    • Accelerated Career Training (ACT)
    • Adult High School
    • High School Equivalency (GED and HiSET)
    • NCWorks Next Gen

    If it rains on the originally scheduled dates, the ceremonies will be held on Friday, July 31.

  • Fall Payment Deadline: Registration between July 28–Aug. 3

    Check tuition, fees, and payment dates and methods. If you register for a 12-week, short (eight-week), or mini (four-week) session after the open registration period, you must pay your balance due by the Monday after you register. You can still register and pay for classes online during times when the college is closed. Your course registration is not final until you have paid your balance due.

    Learn about the tuition payment plan and financial aid and scholarship options.

  • Use Your Financial Aid to Buy Supplies at Central Piedmont Barnes & Noble Bookstores

    If your financial aid awards to attend Central Piedmont (excluding work-study) are greater than your semester charges for tuition, fees, and supplies, you may use your remaining aid to charge books and supplies at Central Piedmont bookstores to your student account no earlier than 10 days before classes start. Be sure to plan ahead and check bookstore locations and hours.

    Central Piedmont Barnes & Noble bookstores are currently offering free shipping for online textbook orders.

    Dates You Can Use Your Aid to Purchase Supplies at Central Piedmont Barnes & Noble Bookstores

    Fall 2020

    • Monday, Aug. 3–Monday, Aug. 31, 2020
    • Friday, Sept. 25–Wednesday, Sept. 30, 2020
    • Monday, Oct. 12–Friday, Oct. 30, 2020
    • Monday, Nov. 23–Monday, Nov. 30, 2020

  • Fall Pay-as-You-Go Period

    If you register for classes during these dates, you pay for your classes the same day that you register (pay-as-you-go).

    Check tuition, fees, and payment dates and methods. If you register for a 12-week, short (eight-week), or mini (four-week) session after the full semester starts, you must pay your balance due by the Monday after you register. You can still register and pay for classes online during times when the college is closed. Your course registration is not final until you have paid your balance due.

  • Transport Systems Technologies Program Information Session

    Come learn about our Automotive Systems, Collision Repair and Refinishing, and Diesel and Heavy Equipment Technology programs.