Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
Where can I get information on your programs?
Please call us! You can find the contact name for each program on this website. Undecided and need quick information? Call the Transport Systems Division Director, David Favre 704-330-4150. He is always available to answer your questions.You can also attend an AIM (Automotive Informational Meeting) session. We describe all of our Transport Systems Technologies programs at the AIM sessions.
Can I take a tour of your facilities?
Of course! You can always call to arrange for a tour at 704-330-4122. We also have monthly scheduled tours we call AIM sessions.
Do you guarantee job placement for your Transport Systems students?
We have relationships with Transport Systems businesses all over the country who wish to sponsor our students. We refer our students to them. You can learn more about our partnerships by attending an AIM Session or by calling David Favre, TST Division Director at 704-330-4150.
Do I have to purchase my own tools or do you provide them?
Our Automotive students require a basic set of hand tools to successfully complete the degree; a list of these tools can be found on our TST website. We have a special negotiated rate for this basic tool list that we would be glad to review with you. Specialty tools for our HEATT, CAT and Collision students are all provided by the college. Remember, you will need to own your own set of tools once you begin work in the Transportation Industry.
How do I apply for Financial Aid?
Once you’ve completed your FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) at: www.fafsa.ed.gov you are eligible to apply for scholarships and grants listed on CPCC’s Financial Aid webpages. Learn more about Financial Aid by at our AIM sessions, calling us or Financial Aid at 704-330-6942.
How do I create my schedule?
You can view a sample schedule for each of the Transport Systems programs on this website. Your Faculty Advisor can give you the class’ specific section numbers, and unblock the courses for your registration. This is to ensure you are registering for the correct courses, in the right order. You can learn more about our class assignments and registration by attending an AIM Session, by calling the contact person for your program on this website or the Division Director, David Favre 704-330-4150.
Do I need to take my general education courses before I begin my Automotive/HEATT or Collision classes?
It is preferable for you to take your general education courses in the same semester you are registered for your Transport Systems classes.
Will I be ready to go to work as soon as I graduate from my Transport Systems program?
Our degree programs contain a Cooperative Work Experience component. Successful graduates of our program(s) are working long before they graduate. Learn more about our earn-while-you-learn programs by attending an AIM session or by calling one of our program contacts on this website.
Where do I begin?