To carry out the mission of the college, CPCC offers the following educational programs: The cornerstone of the North Carolina Community College System is the preparation of students for entry into the workforce, for job changes and for career advancement to meet individual goals and regional needs.In addition, community colleges provide students opportunities to transfer to four-year colleges and universities.The college offers career programs in a broad range of occupational areas.The college offers two-year Associate in Applied Science (A. S.) degrees and shorter-term diploma and certificate programs.Graduates of these programs develop marketable employment and college-level academic skills.
A variety of pre-college courses are offered in language arts, math, High School Equivalency preparation, Adult High School, English as a Second Language, and specialized programs that integrate occupational training with academic and job readiness.
Programs also are offered at libraries, public schools, and community sites to target select populations, including newly arrived refugees, parents and the homeless.
Corporate and Continuing Education is offered across college disciplines in relevant and popular topic areas through non-credit programming, events and services for individuals and employers.
With flexibility in design, content and delivery, Corporate and Continuing Education plays a significant role in meeting the training needs of business and industry.
Strong partnerships with governmental and community organizations allow the college to leverage multiple funding sources and to provide targeted and often hands-on skill training and knowledge to ensure a ready and reliable workforce.
For individuals, Corporate and Continuing Education offers year-round programming and services to help adults meet their professional and personal goals, including starting or growing a small business or preparing for retirement.