Corporate and Continuing Education

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

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

Explore Courses 

Personal enrichment courses at Central Piedmont are not offered for college credit, and 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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Arts

Automotive

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. Choose from favorites or enroll today in one of our many new classes.

  • Baking and Pastry

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  • Cooking

    • American Sushi
    • Fast Weeknight Dinners
    • Knife Skills
    • Pasta Extravaganza
    • Pizza, Pizza, and More!

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    Corporate and Continuing Education Fall 2021 Schedule

  • Boot Camps

    Take your backing and culinary skills to the next level and have a lot of fun in 40-hour hands-on boot camps. Sign up early.

    • Baking and Pastry Boot Camp
    • Culinary Boot Camp

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    Corporate and Continuing Education Fall 2021 Schedule

  • Class Packages

    Book a Class Package and Save

    When you sign up for a class package, you are automatically enrolled in the selected bundle of classes.

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  • 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 beth.thompsonpeace@cpcc.edu 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.

    • Part I: Basic Floral Designs 
    • Part 2: Intermediate Floral Designs
    • Part 3: Master Floral Designs  
    • Part 4: Wedding Flowers            
    • Part 5: Sympathy Flowers

    Additional Floral Design Classes 

    Fall and Holiday Floral Designs for Your Home

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    Corporate and Continuing Education Fall 2021 Schedule

  • Interior Design for Your Home

    Interior Design Certificate 

    • Colors, Finishes and Windows for Your Home  
    • Space Planning/Furniture Arrangement/ Lighting for Your Home
    • Furniture: Mix and Match for Your Signature Style
    • Art, Accessories, and Outdoor Spaces for Your Home   

    Additional Courses                

    • Declutter Your Life
    • Introduction to Home Staging
    • Introduction to Interior Design    

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    Corporate and Continuing Education Fall 2021 Schedule

  • Sewing

      Professional Alterations Certificate     

      • Professional Alterations I        
      • Professional Alterations II 

      Additional Courses

      • The Art of Quilting
      • Sewing I
      • Sewing II   
      • Sewing III   

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      Corporate and Continuing Education Fall 2021 Schedule

    • Construction

      Introduction to Furniture/Cabinet Making

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      Corporate and Continuing Education Fall 2021 Schedule

    Personal Finance

    Recreation and Wellness

    • Fitness

      Personal Trainer Certification

      Prepare to become a Nationally Certified Personal Trainer. Lectures cover topics including biomechanics, exercise physiology, fitness testing, equipment usage, and health assessment. Hands-on labs give you role playing drills on exercises, presentation skills, and more. This non-degree course is 36 hours. Course includes written and practical exams, with CPR/AED certification required.

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      Corporate and Continuing Education Fall 2021 Schedule

    • Sports

      Golf for Beginners 

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      Corporate and Continuing Education Fall 2021 Schedule

    On-Demand Online Courses

    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.