E-Transcripts now available through Enrollment and Student Services

 E-TRANSCRIPTS
Students and alumni have a new way of acquiring CPCC transcripts. The College provides the option of having official transcripts processed electronically. Transcripts are processed and delivered to recipients via email within 30 minutes after requests are received. Electronic transcripts are available for $7.25 - $7.75 per request and can be ordered online at www.cpcc.edu/admissions/student-records/transcripts. Read more

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Should You Make A Contribution From Your IRA?

In December 2015, President Obama signed into law the Protecting Americans from Tax Hikes Act.  Among other things, this law permanently extends tax benefits for seniors who choose to direct IRA distributions to qualified charities. The benefit applies to taxpayers over the age of 70 ½ and to contributions up to $100,000.
 
A key benefit of a direct charitable contribution from an IRA to a nonprofit organization, such as Central Piedmont Community College (CPCC), is that the donation counts towards an individual's required minimum distribution. A gift from an IRA may also lower income taxes owed at year-end.

Another way to give is to designate a charitable interest as the beneficiary of an IRA. This allows a donor to make a future gift of assets while providing lifetime income to one's self or family members. 

Benefits of an IRA contribution are threefold:

  • A donor can fulfill charitable intent after income needs are met.
  • Donors can provide an annual income for themselves or family members and the leftover balance to a charitable interest such as CPCC.
  • Assets which typically carry a heavy tax burden can be left to a charity without the income or estate taxes.
For more information, please contact Brenda Lea, Director, Planned Giving, at 704-330-6803. Read more

Posted in Foundation News, Gift Planning, Resources.

CPCC to Offer Compressed, Two-Year Degree Program in Fall 2015

Beginning this fall, Central Piedmont Community College (CPCC) will launch a compressed, two-year associate degree program at its Levine Campus in Matthews, N.C., giving students the opportunity to complete their two-year degree in just 12 months. Read more

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CPCC Offers New Degree Program -- Biomedical Equipment Technology

Central Piedmont Community College (CPCC) will launch a new associate degree program in Biomedical Equipment Technology when the fall 2015 semester opens in August. Novant Health is supporting the new program with a $150,000 gift to the college.

The Biomedical Equipment Technology degree program will prepare students to use basic engineering principles and technical skills to install, operate, troubleshoot and repair sophisticated devices and instrumentation used in health care facilities. Students will learn about instrument calibration, design and installation testing; system safety and maintenance procedures; procurement and installation procedures; and report preparation. Students who earn an AAS degree and gain two years' experience will be on track to become certified biomedical equipment technicians.

"The use of high-tech, sophisticated equipment in the U.S. health care industry is evolving and expanding at an exponential pace," said Mike Hogan, CPCC associate dean of STEM programs. "The need for highly skilled and well-trained technicians to maintain such equipment is growing just as quickly. This program will help meet a specific and specialized workforce development need in Mecklenburg County." Read more

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CPCC offers new degree program – Biomedical Equipment Technology

Central Piedmont Community College (CPCC) will launch a new associate degree program in Biomedical Equipment Technology when the fall 2015 semester opens in August. Novant Health is supporting the new program with a $150,000 gift to the college.

The Biomedical Equipment Technology degree program will prepare students to use basic engineering principles and technical skills to install, operate, troubleshoot and repair sophisticated devices and instrumentation used in health care facilities. Students will learn about instrument calibration, design and installation testing; system safety and maintenance procedures; procurement and installation procedures; and report preparation. Students who earn an AAS degree and gain two years' experience will be on track to become certified biomedical equipment technicians.

"The use of high-tech, sophisticated equipment in the U.S. health care industry is evolving and expanding at an exponential pace," said Mike Hogan, CPCC associate dean of STEM programs. "The need for highly skilled and well-trained technicians to maintain such equipment is growing just as quickly. This program will help meet a specific and specialized workforce development need in Mecklenburg County."

 

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CPCC Launches Career Hub Section on Website

CPCC is excited to announce it has launched

Career Hub, a new section within CPCC's website designed to help students and all other job seekers explore everything related to careers, such as:

  • the top career fields and employment trends in the region
  • specific CPCC degrees and credentials that are needed for given occupations
  • local wages and job growth projections
  • where to look for local job postings
  • resources for writing a résumé, interviewing and more
This FREE resource was created for residents in Mecklenburg County and beyond seeking to learn more about the local job market, employers who are hiring, career choices and the skills needed to secure their dream job. Read more

Posted in Alumni, Announcements, Community, Resources.

CPCC to Open Ballantyne Center Classes Begin in July

Central Piedmont Community College (CPCC) will begin offering classes in its new Ballantyne Center in July.

The college is leasing 10,000 square feet of space in the Gibson Building, located at 11430 N. Community House Rd., Charlotte, with plans to have the facility up fitted into classrooms by mid-summer.

"The Ballantyne community is one of the fastest-growing areas of Mecklenburg County and has been for some time," explained Dr. Tony Zeiss, CPCC president. "As many as 200,000 Mecklenburg residents and 200 businesses call Ballantyne home, while several Fortune 500 companies have operations in the area. The college sees the need to serve this part of the county more effectively and will do so by having a physical presence there."

CPCC will open its Ballantyne Center by first offering corporate and continuing education classes. Read more

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CPCC Alumna--Therapists use Horses at Mooresville Farm Program

After a succession of unfulfilling part-time jobs, Pennell decided to go back to school. She completed the Adult High School Diploma Program through Central Piedmont Community College in Charlotte before she turned 18. In 2011, she went on to earn an associates degree in human services technology from CPCC in order to be able to work with at-risk youth, as well as with individuals with developmental disabilities Read more

Posted in Alumni, Announcements, Community, Resources.

Your Gifts Make a Difference!

It's always great to be thanked. Sometimes we don't say it enough. So THANK YOU! Your generosity allows students to complete their dream. With out our donors, we would not receive great emails like this one:

"...I can't thank you enough for the scholarship you offered me.  I am (now) working toward my Bachelor degree and have a few credits left in order to graduate. Thank you , Simon C." Read more

Posted in Alumni, Announcements, Campus, Community, Resources.

Welcome Recent CPCC Graduates!

As a recent graduate of CPCC, we'd like to extend our congratulations to you! Stay connected with CPCC- join the  Central Piedmont Community College  Alumni  LinkedIn group to network, pose questions and connect with members who are in your field. Read more

Posted in Alumni, Announcements, Community, Resources.

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