About Us

The Services Corporation supports CPCC through the development of entrepreneurial products and services and in its commitment to advancing the life-long educational development of adults. We currently operate 14 businesses and 19 subsidiaries, which include the projects listed below.

Services Corporation Administration:  The Services Corporation Administration unit is responsible for the oversight and fiscal management of all Services Corporation businesses and subsidiaries. The Services Corporation’s leadership, legal, accounting, advertising and emergency fund expenses are all funded from this account.  For more information, please contact Emma Reynolds,  Assistant Director, Services Corporation.

Harris Conference Center (HCC)Harris Conference Center is Charlotte’s only purpose-built executive conference facility.  Located on the Harris Campus of Central Piedmont Community College, HCC boasts the perfect setting for your next meeting.  With 14 thoughtfully designed conference rooms and a dedicated professional staff, HCC combines state-of-the-art technology with excellent service.  For more information, please contact Carrie Wunner, Director of Conference Center Operations or Crystal Thomann, Director of Sales and Marketing.   

Performing Arts & Events FacilitiesCPCC Performing Arts & Events Facilities offer a variety of multi-use performance, event and meeting facilities for lease.  Our full-service performing arts and events facilities feature brilliant acoustics and superb amenities which can accommodate the needs of many types of presenters; from professional symphony orchestras to small dance companies to corporations looking for formal meeting space.  For more information, please contact Mike Hamrick, Executive Director, Halton Theater.

Center for Applied Research (CFAR)Center for Applied Research offers a variety of services to Educational Institutions, Associations, Chambers of Commerce, businesses, and community/non-profit  organizations. With the ability to analyze data using SPSS, SAS, and Cardiff, they can meet research needs economically and effectively.  For more information, please contact Terri Manning, Associate Vice President Institutional Research and Center for Applied Research.

Institutional Effectiveness Conference (IE):  CFAR is the sponsor of the annual Institutional Effectiveness Conference which provides training to institutions of higher education to assist them in conducting effective outcome assessments to meet the requirements of accreditation agencies.  For more information, please contact Terri Manning, Associate Vice President Institutional Research and Center for Applied Research

CPCC PressCPCC Press is a publisher of faculty authored books, textbooks and supplementary workbooks. Our authors represent a myriad of degrees and disciplines, and have written books ranging from biographies, to language instruction, criminal justice and mortgage lending. CPCC Press publications have been adopted by community colleges throughout North Carolina and are available for purchase at CPCC Bookstores, Amazon and www.cpccpress.com.  For more information, please contact Emma Reynolds, Assistant Director, Services Corporation.

Collegiate Test Prep:  Collegiate Test Prep provides students with small group non-credit test prep instruction at an affordable price.  Currently, we offer instruction and practice for the following test preps:  SAT, TEAS V (Test of Essential Academic Skills),  ACT, College Application Boot Camp, ISA Certified Arborist, NC Department of Agriculture Pesticide Applicator and NC Landscape Contractor.  GRE Exam Prep will be launched spring 2015. For more information, please contact Tammi Smith-Dillard, Student Engagement, Services Corporation or Tricia Werkheiser, Program Facilitator, Services Corporation.

STEM Summer Experience The STEM Summer Experience offers week-long camps during the summer months for middle and high school students interested in STEM.  Current camp offerings include:  Build Your Own 3D printer,  Build Your Own Bio-Mechanical Hand, Build Your Own Mini-Dragster, Crime Scene Investigator and Computer Crimes.  Camps are held at CPCC Central and Merancas campuses.  For more information, please contact Tammi Smith-Dillard, Student Engagement, Services Corporation or Emma Reynolds, Assistant Director, Services Corporation.

Leadership Management Professional Development (LMPD): Leadership Management & Professional Development services are
multi-faceted, client based workforce development consulting projects where traditional FTE’s are not generated.  For more information, please contact Mona Rabon, Director, Leadership Management and Professional Development, CCE.

Innovative Solutions Center:  Innovative Solutions Center is a project designed to develop professional development and curricular resources for local, state, and national adult education organizations. Such products include development of workshops for adult education practitioners, online courses, curricular frameworks, implementation plans for career pathways, and technical assistance guides for the delivery of high quality adult education programs.  For more information, please contact Kathi McLendon, Dean, College and  Career Readiness.

College Courseware:  College Courseware is a conduit via which the College allows faculty to writer their own textbook content.  This project receives royalties payments from publishers such as  Pearson, McGraw Hill and Cengage.  Royalties are received quarterly and are payments based on total units sold of textbooks and online materials which include proprietary content written by CPCC faculty.  The Services Corporation is currently receiving royalties for textbooks used in the STEM, Music and Health departments.  For more information, please contact Emma Reynolds, Assistant Director, Services Corporation.

Transitions, Managing Change Disruptions:  Transitions is an organizational simulation incorporating disruptive elements that affect change within existing systems. Utilizing a small construction set, participants create a conceptual design that simulate real-life projects/programs.  In response to various workflow disruptions, participants make decisions, negotiate, and come to terms with change.  For more information, please contact Diann Back, Director, Center for Leadership and Staff Development or Pat Hendrickson, Director, Faculty Training and Development.

Machining Technologies: Machining Technologies conducts Integrated Systems Technologies lab assessments, which are self-paced engineering modules. For more information, please contact Mona Rabon, Director, Leadership Management and Professional Development, CCE.

FSI Educational Vendors (FSI): FSI Educational Vendors is a fee-based, e-learning platform designed and maintained to host financial services online training that can be resold at partner institutions.  For more information, please contact Cindy Savage, Director, Financial Services Institute, CCE.