For the college's coronavirus updates, please visit www.cpcc.edu/coronavirus.
As of June 24, NC Gov. Roy Cooper announced the state will remain in Phase Two for another three weeks -- until July 17 -- while making face coverings mandatory in public.
Registration for fall semester classes is open at www.cpcc.edu/admissions/registration. Central Piedmont will announce its updated plans for the upcoming fall semester soon after the July 4 holiday. Preliminary plans for fall include offering classes that are completely online, class sections that are primarily online, classes that will combine online and in-person instruction, and a smaller percentage of traditional in-person classes.
Read the complete message at www.cpcc.edu/coronavirus.
Your free gateway to education, job training, and employment from College and Career Readiness. Earn $1,500 while you work and learn.
What You Will Learn
NCWorks NextGen can truly change your life. NextGen is a comprehensive education, training, and employment program for young adults ages 16–24 with one or more barriers to employment. The program can help you plan, prepare, and launch a career in a high-demand field. Take a look at what you can receive at no cost to you:
GED or HiSET or adult high school classes (if needed)
resume and interviewing help
soft skills certification
mentoring and leadership development
personal career advisor
job placement assistance
Finish the program with:
Working Smart certification in soft skills
job readiness skills to help you seek and find employment
a high school credential
an occupational certificate in a high demand field
paid work experience related to your program of study
financial incentives (gift cards, tablets, etc.) for reaching success
employment (or in the process of obtaining employment)
a renewed sense of hope, determination, and a plan for your future
Our knowledgeable and caring advisors will help you every step of the way.
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.
Attend a live, virtual information session. Sessions are held every Tuesday at 10 a.m. At that time, join the info session in Webex using the meeting number/access code 614704995 and password nextgeninfo. To use your phone for audio (to call in), call 415.655.0001 and enter the meeting number/access code. Learn more about Webex.
Step 2. Fill Out Contact Form
If you complete the recorded online information session, or to request that we contact you with general information about the program, complete the contact form. We will call you or email you within two business days. If you are unable to attend an information session, contact Paula Holmes at 704.330.2722, ext. 3075 or email@example.com.
Step 3. Complete the Program Suitability Application
Schedule an appointment with Paula Holmes. If you have questions or need help obtaining a document, please call her at 704.330.2722, ext. 3075 (leave a message) or email firstname.lastname@example.org. You will need to bring the following required documents to your appointment:
original Social Security card: with your signature, un-laminated
original birth certificate
driver’s license or picture ID card (proof of residence): learner’s permit, government ID, DMV/state ID card, school ID, etc.
If the address on your ID does not match your current address, please bring a document with your name and current address, such as a bill, government document or paystub.
proof of citizenship/right to work: birth certificate, passport, Permanent Residence card (Green Card), or work permit
if male, age 18 or older: Selective Service registration confirmation (letter printout from sss.gov)
public assistance verification (if applicable): TANF (Work First), SNAP (Food Stamps), SSI, etc. — letter from agency including amount received per month. We can help you obtain this document if needed.
income verification (if applicable): If you have worked recently, please provide proof of the last six months or proof of public assistance
school records: your most recent diploma or transcript (if you graduated from high school)
pregnant/parenting (if applicable): birth certificates for child(ren); if currently pregnant with first child no specific document is required
other documents about challenges (if applicable): homeless, foster care, offender, disability
If you qualify for the program, you will move forward with attending the required Working Smart (work readiness) class. After you successfully complete the Working Smart class, you will attend an online Academic Enrichment course that will help you:
if you have graduated from high school: prepare for the placement test to take for-college-credit courses
if you have not graduated from high school: work towards completing your high school equivalency