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.