Corporate and Continuing Education

Languages and Culture (Non-Credit)

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Connect and learn to better communicate with individuals from near and far with non-degree courses in foreign languages, including Spanish, French, German and Italian. From beginner to intermediate, these classes feature conversational practice and real-world situations.

Central Piedmont also helps non-native English speakers as they learn to better communicate in English. Learn more about ESL courses at College and Career Readiness.  

If you are looking to earn college credit toward an associate degree, certificate, diploma, or to transfer to another institution, explore our degree programs.

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The following Corporate and Continuing Education programs include hybrid, live online and in-person courses at Central Piedmont. We also offer on demand online classes through Ed2Go. Corporate and Continuing Education courses at Central Piedmont are skill-based and not offered for college credit, but in many cases continuing education units (CEUs) are awarded and courses may lead to industry-recognized credentials.

Continuing education offerings can change. If a program or course you are interested in is not currently offered, contact Customer Service, 704.330.4223.

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  • French

    LAN7301 Beginning French

    This first-level French course will engage you with a unique integration of communicative building blocks and contemporary culture, providing the tools you need to build a solid foundation in introductory French. Textbook required.

    Hours: 30

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  • German

    LAN7305 Beginning German

    This entry-level course is geared toward those who have not yet had any instruction in German. This is a lifesaver course for students planning a trip to a German-speaking country with an emphasis on real-life situations.
    There will be an emphasis on grammatical construction. Textbook required.

    Hours: 30

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  • Italian

    LAN 7315 Beginning Italian

    This course is designed to provide the student with the basic capabilities to communicate in an Italian-speaking environment.

    Textbook required.

    Hours: 30

    LAN 7316 Italian Level 2

    This course will be a continuation of Beginning Italian I and will begin with a thorough review of the basics to ensure a good foundation. Each week new areas of conversation will be included. Strong emphasis on conversational abilities.

    Hours: 30

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  • Spanish

    LAN 7401 Beginning Spanish

    Upon successful completion of this course, you will be able to: Demonstrate knowledge of syntax of language, including: verb conjugation of estar, ser, and gustar; number and gender of nouns; the uses and placement of articles and basic adjectives; interrogative words; cardinal and ordinal numbers; days, months, dates; and telling time. Express basic thoughts in the present tense using greetings and farewells, describing nouns with adjectives, the verbs estar, ser, and gustar, and demonstrate basic conversational skills in these areas. Demonstrate correct pronunciation, even of unfamiliar works in Spanish. Express an understanding of some cultural characteristics of Spanish-speaking countries.

    Hours: 30

    LAN 7402 Spanish Level 2

    This course is the second course in the Beginning Spanish series. The focus of this course will be to introduce you to the fundamental verbs in the Spanish language, and to enhance your reading, writing, listening, and speaking skills in order to allow you to communicate in any setting with increased fluency.

    Hours: 30

    LAN 7403 Spanish Level 3

    This course is the third course in the Beginning Spanish series. The focus of this course will be to enhance your reading, writing, listening, and speaking skills in order to allow you to communicate in any setting with increased fluency.

    Hours: 30

    LAN 7404 Spanish Level 4

    This course is the fourth course in the Beginning Spanish series. The focus of this course will be to enhance your reading, writing, listening, and speaking skills in order to allow you to communicate in any setting with increased fluency.

    Hours: 30

    LAN 7500 Beginning Spanish Conversation and Grammar

    This course is an additional add-on course in the Beginning Spanish series. The course will be offered in an 8-week format. The focus of this course will be to enhance your beginning speaking skills in order to allow you to communicate in any setting with increased confidence and fluency. Conversation topics will vary from week to week with your group preference. Additional materials used in the course will include current events, news articles, literature excerpts, and videos/films. This course will also include a grammar review of the following topics: regular and irregular present-tense verbs (preterite), and imperfect past-tense verbs.

    Hours: 15

    SPA 7010 Spanish for Workplace (Horticulture)

    This course will provide you with the necessary tools to communicate more effectively in Spanish with your co-workers, employees, or customers whose native language is Spanish.

    Hours: 50

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  • International Learning

    EFL 8050 Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL®) Preparation I

    This course will provide instruction in academic skills for non-native speakers of English. Emphasis is placed on specific reading, writing, listening, and speaking skills needed for the TOEFL. This course is helpful for nonnative English speakers who plan to take the TOEFL exam or who want to improve their academic English reading, writing, listening, speaking, and grammar skills.

    Hours: 15

    EFL 8051 Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL®) Preparation II

    This course will provide instruction in academic skills for non-native speakers of English. Emphasis is placed on specific reading, writing, listening, and speaking skills needed for the TOEFL. This course is helpful for non-native English speakers who plan to take the TOEFL exam or who want to improve their academic English reading, writing, listening, speaking, and grammar skills. You do not need to take TOEFL Preparation I before taking this class.

    Hours: 15

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  • On-Demand Online Courses

    Courses Available through our Ed2Go Online Partner

    Fully online, instructor-led continuing education courses are available with flexible start dates. Call 704.330.4223 to setup the training for a date that works best for you, or to learn about specialized courses that we will set up by request.