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. 

Explore Courses

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. 


  • 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
    • AVO-8730 Basic Watercolor Techniques
    • AVO-8748 Basic Acrylic Painting Techniques
    • AVO-8749 Mastering Color in Acrylic Painting 
    • 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.

  • Course Offerings

    HOS-7301 Fundamentals of Food 

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

    Check back for updates on additional course offerings. 

  • Purchase Professional Tools

    Central Piedmont offers a culinary knife kit and baking took kit for purchase. When you purchase either kit, email your receipt to Beth Thompson-Peace 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 Create a Cohesive Color Story for Your Home
    • DES-8102 Space Planning/Furniture Arrangement/ Lighting for Your Home
    • DES-8103 Mix it Up for Your Signature Style
    • DES-8104 Art, Accessories, and Outdoor Spaces for Your Home   

    Additional Courses 

    • DES-8106 Introduction to Home Staging 
    • DES-8109 Declutter Your Life
  • Sewing

      Professional Alterations Certificate     

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

      Additional Courses

      • HMK-8397 The Art of Quilting
      • HMK-8497 Advanced Quilting: Free Motion, Ruler Foot, and Walking Foot Methods
      • 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

    Ready to Register? Or Do You Need Help?

    For class details, schedule, and registration, visit Personal Enrichment Classes

    To get help or ask about a program or course, call704-330-4223 or email customer service

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