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Central Piedmont Community College
1412 East Fourth Street
Education Center
Charlotte, NC 28204
Program Contact Debbie Haruta
Phone 704-330-2722 ext. 6925

CPCC’s College and Career Readiness Department offers a variety of options to help students with intellectual disability or traumatic brain injury successfully transition to college or seek employment. Best of all, students receive free professional instruction in courses designed to fit their needs in: \ • Foundational Skills in basic reading, writing and math; \ • Pre-College including GED Preparation and Adult High School; \ • English as a Second Language; \ • Career exploration and work readiness; \ Occupational training combined with academic skill development. \ For complete information on this program visit the website at

Public or private: Public
Type of school: 2-year community college or junior college
Is this program a federally funded TPSID program? No
Students in this program: Have graduated or exited from high school
Number of students: 200
Requirements for admission to this program:
  • 16 or older
Please indicate which disabilities students in this program have:
  • Intellectual disability
  • Autism
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
Program length: Varies from student to student
Tuition amount: $0.00
Program specific fees: $0.00
Is this program able to provide federal financial aid as a Comprehensive Transition Program (CTP)? No
Students pay for the program in the following ways:
  • There is no fee or tuition charge.
Students take these types of "typical" courses (with students who don't have disabilities): Students do not take typical college courses
Students take courses that are only for students in this program: Yes
Information on special classes:

Leisure and Humanities

Leisure and Humanities includes: leisure, visual arts appreciation, music appreciation, dance appreciation, drama/theater appreciation, sign language, and technology/computer.

Community Living

Community Living includes: geography, American history, civics, community services, home management, money management, and work behavior.

Functional Academics

Functional Academics includes: pre-reading skills, reading skills, functional writing, and math skills.

Health and Safety

Health and Safety includes: physical health, mental health, and personal safety.

Time spent only with other students in this program: All of the time
Percent of students in this program have paid work while attending the program: 25%
Other career development activities are:
  • Internships
Housing is provided to students: No
Students participate in student organizations on campus: No
Proportion of time spent only with other students in this program: More than 75%
Last updated: Wednesday, February 6, 2019 - 09:00