Vote Yes for CPCC Bonds
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Mecklenburg County residents will have the opportunity to support Central Piedmont Community College on Nov. 5. A $210 million bond referendum will be on the election ballot to help CPCC renovate existing facilities and build new classrooms and labs. These capital projects will help CPCC strengthen current programs and develop new ones to train Mecklenburg County residents for the jobs of today and the future.

Early Voting is open October 18 to November 3. View a schedule and list of sites here.

Charlotte Observer: $210 million CPCC bonds would expand space, opportunities for evolving economy.

Charlotte Business Journal: CPCC seeks voter support for $210M bond package.

Charlotte Observer: Schools are growing; will county respond?

A Good Investment:
CPCC is one of the largest colleges in the Carolinas, serving approximately 70,000 persons a year and offering nearly 300 degree, diploma and certification programs, customized corporate training, market-focused continuing education, and special interest classes.

CPCC is academically, financially and geographically accessible to all
citizens of Mecklenburg County. Established in 1963, CPCC is celebrating 50 years of service to Mecklenburg residents, business and industry.

  • CPCC’s vision: “To be the national leader in workforce development.”
  • Recognized as a "Community College of the Year" by the National Alliance of Business.
  • CPCC is a “career college,” providing programs that help people get jobs.
  • CPCC is focused on student success and workforce development.

CPCC’s enrollment has grown more than 30 percent since 2008, and
classroom and lab space has gotten tight. Mecklenburg County has set a
standard of 90-square-feet of instructional space per full-time student.
CPCC currently has only 58-square-feet of instructional space per full-time student.

CPCC needs to renovate a number of existing facilities and construct new classrooms and labs to ensure it can offer the healthcare, advanced
manufacturing and other high-tech job-training programs Mecklenburg
County residents and industries will demand in the coming years.

A Great Return:
The $210 million in bonds will finance these important projects, which will be completed over a five-year period.

Levine Campus (Matthews)
The purchase of land and the construction of 120,000 additional square-feet of instructional space. Project will include space for a CMS-CPCC middle college, the county’s second middle college.

Central Campus at Charlottetowne Avenue
The purchase of land and construction of 100,000 additional square-feet of space for high-tech advanced manufacturing training.

Merancas Campus (Huntersville)
The purchase of land and construction of 100,000 additional square-feet of instructional space.

Giles Science Building Renovation – Central Campus
Will provide 154 more biology and chemistry lab stations – a critical need of the college.

Cato Campus (University area)
Adding 100,000 square-feet of instructional space at CPCC’s most crowded campus.

Harper Campus Phase 4 (Southwest Charlotte)
Project will add 150,000 square-feet of instructional space, including room for a third CMS-CPCC middle college.

Basic Skills-Literacy Center – Central Campus
New 200,000 square-foot facility will help adult students gain basic skills needed for the workplace. Facility will house GED program.

Terrell Hall Renovations & Expansion – Central Campus
Building, which opened circa 1968, needs extensive renovations, including electrical, plumbing and HVAC. Work will include making the building far more energy efficient and provide 81,500 square-feet of new space. Renovated building will serve as a center for student services and provide a new student union.

Hendrick Automotive Building Expansion – Levine Campus
Project will add 13,000 square foot of training space. Facility is used for both CPCC student training and industry/dealership continuing education.

Advanced Technology Center Renovation & Expansion – Central Campus
Important training center for advance manufacturing and machining
programs will get a much needed renovation and 75,000 square-feet of
additional space. The building opened in the early 1990s.

No county, state, college or other public funds were used to provide this document.
Central Piedmont Community College is an equal opportunity/affirmative action institution. Auxiliary aids for individuals with disabilities will be made available upon request. (Call 704/330-6739.) CPCC is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097: Telephone number 404-679-4501) to award associate degrees, diplomas, and certificates. Aug. 2005. CPCC 4201