For the college's coronavirus updates, please visit www.cpcc.edu/coronavirus.
As of March 18, Central Piedmont Community College suspended classes that require face-to-face, in-person instruction until further notice. College faculty and staff are working to move as many classes as possible to online delivery, with these online classes re-starting on March 23.
All Central Piedmont classes that can be offered remotely will be provided via online delivery. All classes that require in-person instruction will be suspended for now.
Central Piedmont remains open, however, its campuses and centers will be accessible only to employees whose presence is required to perform essential functions related to the operations and business of the college.
Read the complete message at cpcc.edu/coronavirus.
Need to improve your English so you can enroll in college or find a better job? Do both at the same time with ESL Plus through Central Piedmont College and Career Readiness.
What You Will Learn
With ESL Plus, you will:
- enhance your communication skills for the workplace
- improve your English
- prepare for post-secondary education or short-term job training
- write resumes and learn interview skills
- gain work skills that employers want
The ESL Plus program is designed for English as a Second Language (ESL) students in levels 5, 6, and 7 who would like to improve their English skills, learn about the American work culture, prepare for post-secondary education, search for employment, and other goals. The program explores and integrates:
- career exploration
- soft skills certification
- English for the world of work
- digital literacy
- job readiness
- occupational training
A career advisor will help you develop educational and career plans based on your interests and short and long-term goals. Continued support from an advisor will help you navigate your plans over time.
Benefits of ESL Plus
Depending on your goals, you will benefit from the following:
- a career and/or educational plan that will guide you through your future educational and employment journey
- Working Smart certification in soft skills
- job readiness skills to help you seek and find employment
- improved listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills for the workplace
- readiness for short-term occupational training (if desired)
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.