Personal Enrichment (Non-Credit)

Central Piedmont Community College offers personal enrichment classes for fun in arts, automotive, cooking, floral design, interior design, sewing, construction, personal finance, fitness, safety, sports, online courses, and more at our Charlotte campuses.

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Choose from a diverse selection of short and longer personal enrichment courses at Central Piedmont. Beginner level to advanced, you'll find a friendly and open atmosphere for learning and creativity here.

If you're interested in summer camps at Central Piedmont, visit our Summer Camps site. 

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Looking for course descriptions and cost information? Review the following Corporate and Continuing Education course catalog, or keep reading for course listings on this page. 

Spring Corporate and Continuing Education Course Catalog

Summer Corporate and Continuing Education Course Catalog


  • Dance

    AAC 8090 Social Circus

  • Drawing and Painting

    • AVO 8558 Drawing Techniques I and II
    • AVO 8657 Basics of Colored Pencil Drawing
    • AVO 8568 Urban Sketching with Ink and Watercolor
    • AVP 8730 Basic Watercolor Techniques
    • AVO 8748 Basic Acrylic Painting Techniques
    • AVO 8746 Intermediate Painting Techniques 
    • AVO 8721 Mosaics for your Home and Garden
    • AVO 8720 Stained Glass Workshop

Charlotte Cooks

From boot camps to cupcakes, you're going to like what's on the menu at Charlotte Cooks. Expert, friendly instructors guide your learning and help you practice as you prepare delicious meals, desserts, and more in our professional kitchens.

  • Cooking

    HOS 7300 Fundamentals of Food 

    You must go through the application process with the Accelerated Career Training program. 

    CKG 7102 Knife Skills

    Optional:  purchase professional knife kit prior to the start of class — Reference the Purchase Professional Tools section on this page for more information. 

  • Purchase Professional Tools

    Central Piedmont offers a culinary knife kit and baking took kit for purchase. When you purchase either kit, send your receipt to to arrange for pick up in the Philip L. VanEvery Culinary Arts Center on Central Campus.

  • Food Allergy Intolerance Disclaimer

    Central Piedmont makes every effort to identify ingredients that may cause allergic reactions for individuals with food allergies and dietary restrictions. Effort is made to avoid using those ingredients. However, there is always a risk of contamination. Participants concerned with food allergies and food intolerances should be aware of this risk.

    Central Piedmont cannot assume any liability for adverse reactions to food consumed, or items you may come in contact with while eating. Participants with life-threatening food allergies who may need to use an epi-pen should carry their own.

Home and Outdoors

  • Floral Design Classes and Certificate

    Floral Design Certificate Program

    If you're looking for floral design programs in North Carolina, look no further than Central Piedmont. Our Floral Design program offers step-by-step, progressive training to prepare you for enhancing your home or pursuing a career or small business in floral design. Choose stand-alone courses or complete all floral design classes in the series to fulfill a comprehensive certificate.

    • AVO 8573 Part I: Basic Floral Designs 
    • AVO 8602 Part 2: Intermediate Floral Designs
    • AVO 8574 Part 3: Master Floral Designs  
    • AVO 8575 Part 4: Wedding Flowers     
    • AVO 8710 Part 5: Sympathy Flowers

    Additional Floral Design Classes 

    • AVO 8674 Advanced Master Floral Design — Master 2.0
    • AVO 8774 Advanced+ Master Floral Design — Master 3.0
    • AVO 8675 Advanced Wedding Flowers — Wedding 2.0
    • AVO 8569 Fall and Holiday Floral Designs
  • Interior Design for Your Home

    Interior Design Certificate 

    • DES 8101 Colors, Finishes and Windows for Your Home  
    • DES 8102 Space Planning/Furniture Arrangement/ Lighting for Your Home
    • DES 8103 Furniture: Mix and Match for Your Signature Style
    • DES 8104 Art, Accessories, and Outdoor Spaces for Your Home   
    • DES 8106 Introduction to Home Staging
    • DES 8109 Your House in Color: How to Choose the Right Paint
  • Sewing

      Professional Alterations Certificate     

      • SEW 8300 Professional Alterations I        
      • SEW 8301 Professional Alterations II 

      Additional Courses

      • HMK 8397 The Art of Quilting
      • HMK 8779 Learn to Use Your Own Sewing Machine
      • HMK 8757 Sewing I
      • HMK 8751 Sewing II   
      • SEW 8103 Sewing III   
    • Construction

      Check back for course offerings.

    Personal Finance

    Recreation and Wellness

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