Central Piedmont Community College (CPCC) officials broke ground Nov. 1 for the new North Classroom Building at the college’s Central Campus in Charlotte. The 154,100 square-foot facility will be the largest building ever constructed by the college.
“With this new space, the college will be better able to equip students with the skills required to pursue family-sustaining careers and transform their lives,” said Dr. Kandi Deitemeyer, CPCC president. “I firmly believe we at the college are in the life-transformation businesses, and this new building will be an important element in this process.”
North Classroom Building Project Summary:
• Construction/Project Manager: Rodger Builders
• Architect: Bergmann Associates
• 154,100-square-foot project
• Total project cost: $56.1 million
• Source of funding: 2013 Mecklenburg County bonds
• Scheduled completion date: Open for classes January 2020
The North Classroom Building will include:
• 23 classrooms
• 29 computer classrooms
• 200-seat auditorium
• Four biology labs
• Two chemistry labs
• Faculty/staff offices
The six-floor North Classroom Building will be larger than the Overcash Building, also located on the Central Campus. The Overcash Building, completed in 2005, currently is CPCC’s biggest facility, with 128,304 square feet.
“This new building will provide much-needed classroom space to address student demand on this campus,” Deitemeyer added. The new building will sit on the Central Campus main quad.
The groundbreaking ceremony was one of several inauguration week events taking place at the college. On Friday, Nov. 3, at 10:30 a.m., in Halton Theater of the Overcash Building, Deitemeyer will be inaugurated as CPCC’s fourth president.
Central Piedmont Community College is one of the largest community colleges in the Carolinas, 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. CPCC responds to the workforce and technology needs of local employers and job seekers through innovative educational and training strategies. Established in 1963, CPCC has provided more than 50 years of service to Mecklenburg County residents, business and industry. For more information, see www.cpcc.edu<http://www.cpcc.edu/>. Connect with the college on social media at www.cpcc.edu/social<http://www.cpcc.edu/social>.