Department of English

Central Piedmont offers English courses specializing in reading comprehension, composition, research, rhetoric, creative writing and literature, all of which meet the needs and interests of students working towards an Associate of Arts (AA) Degree.

What You Will Learn

English courses at Central Piedmont will provide you with instruction in composition, creative writing, and literature as well as college and career study skills. Upon completion of our English courses, you will:

  • learn to write clearly and coherently in English in order to be prepared for other college-level courses, the workplace, and the conduct of your personal life
  • gain experience in literature and the humanities in order to recognize and appreciate the aesthetic dimensions of your life

If English is not your first language, explore how you can learn English at Central Piedmont.

Learn More about Central Piedmont General Education Requirements

Why Choose Central Piedmont

We offer all students a real-world, hands-on, well-rounded education in order to provide the foundational skills and knowledge you need to succeed in any career. You will also have the opportunity to participate in the student clubs and organizations, such as the Creative Writing Club - Student Writers Assembled Guild.

Save money by taking English courses at Central Piedmont. Learn how much it costs to attend Central Piedmont. Financial aid and scholarships are available.

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.

Transfer Credit 

All college-level English courses at Central Piedmont transfer to any North Carolina four-year institution. 

Visiting students often transfer credit back to their home institution. You should contact your College and Central Piedmont’s Advising and Transfer Services for additional information.    

Central Piedmont Department of English also offers secondary education students the opportunity to obtain college credit in English courses while still in high school. Students looking to gain the skills they need to attend college should consider the following programs: 

English Department Tutoring

At select times during the week, faculty in the English department will use their office hours to provide assistance for student's writing essays and drafts.

See tutoring times and locations