College and Career Readiness

Career Development (Formerly HRD)

Getting that dream job is never easy, and first impressions are everything. Are you fully prepared for any question you might be asked at an interview? Does your resume really reflect who you are? The Career Development (formerly HRD) program can help! Career Development offers a variety of courses that help you stand out from the crowd at your next job interview.

What You Will Learn

You will take courses designed to prepare you for the job search process, such as Career Readiness Certificate (CRC) and Employability Lab, Career and Planning Assessment, Technology Awareness, and Economic Literacy. Through your coursework, you will also register in NC Works.

Learn About College and Career Readiness

Why Choose Central Piedmont

Central Piedmont's College and Career Readiness offers programs to develop students’ academic skills, earn a high school equivalency (GED or HiSET) or adult high school diploma, learn English as a second language (ESL), develop employability skills and participate in various work-based-learning experiences, or explore career and post-secondary educational opportunities. Many programs are free or at a very low cost for qualified participants. 

Real World Education

At Central Piedmont, your education goes beyond what you learn in class. We offer numerous opportunities for you to enhance your learning — and to make friends, network, and pursue your passions — through clubs and organizations, sports, events and activities, leadership opportunities, job experience, volunteer experiences, visual and performing arts, and even international experiences.

Additional Information

  • Who Can Enroll?

    • must be 18 years of age or older
    • the program is tuition-free if you meet one of the following requirements:
  • Available Courses, Locations, and How to Enroll

    Career Development classes are open enrollment and available at NCWorks Career Centers and Central Piedmont's Central Campus. Select and visit the site that is convenient for you. No pre-registration is required; participants will complete an in-class registration form and tuition waiver on the first day of class.

    Charlotte Works Executive Center Drive Career Center

    5601 Executive Center Dr.

    Hours:

    • Tue and Thu 8 a.m. - 2 p.m.

    Central Piedmont Central Campus

    Education Center, Room 132

    Hours:

    • Wed 1:15 p.m. - 4:15 p.m.
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