Catawba @ CPCC
Bachelor's Degrees at Night for Working Adults in Charlotte
Catawba College helps the busy working adult maintain full-time employment and earn a bachelor's degree at the same time through evening and online classes at Central Piedmont Community College. Business and education degrees have flexible evening and online courses.
Areas of Study
Catawba offers two bachelor's degrees in Charlotte at CPCC:
- The Bachelor of Business Administration Degree with Three Different Concentrations -This business management bachelor degree is designed for the busy working adult who needs to advance and improve career opportunities in the private or public sector, including for profit or not for profit organizations, charities, churches, and government. Students can study management, accounting, or information technology.
- The Bachelor of Arts in Education Degree in Early Childhood Education - This education degree is designed for the childcare or early childhood employee who wants to work at a childcare center or who wants to advance his or her career in birth to kindergarten education. Students can pursue a licensure track to become a lead teacher, or non-licensure track to work in a classroom. Graduates work in private day care centers and NC Pre-K facilities.
Catawba's working adult bachelor degrees have generous credit transfer from CPCC and other North Carolina community colleges. The CPCC to Catawba Curriculum Guides outline how your CPCC credits will transfer to Catawba and which courses you will need to complete your bachelor's degree.
Many students transfer credits from multiple colleges. If you have completed courses at other colleges prior to or in addition to CPCC, please contact us about how to transfer those credit hours as well.
In most cases, you can earn your bachelor's degree in two years after completing your Associate's degree, and some students earn their bachelor's degree in one year after transferring to Catawba College.
We have 10 start dates a year with rolling admission. When you apply, we process your application right away.
Most students take one hybrid course at a time. Hybrid courses meet on Thursday evening and one Monday evening per month, with four online sessions in between face-to-face meetings. Some courses meet every other Tuesday evening, and we also offer fully online courses. Classes start at 6PM so the working adult can finish their day and grab dinner before class starts.
Tuition Remission = Free Courses
Catawba College offers full-time CPCC students the opportunity to take one course per semester through Catawba tuition remission, which means we waive your tuition. You can take up to four free college classes. Four free classes equals one free semester. After earning your associates degree, you are already closer to earning your bachelor’s degree from Catawba College from our free classes, reducing the total time and total cost of a college degree. View additional details on your free college courses.
- Affordable Tuition: We provide financial assistance for qualified students.
- Complete @ CPCC: All of your classes will be at CPCC in Charlotte or online.
- Consistent Schedule: Classes meet on Thursday night and one Monday night per month, a total of 5 class meetings, with 4 online sessions in between face to face class meetings.
- Personal Attention: Catawba College at CPCC in Charlotte maximizes student-faculty interaction with small classes and dedicated academic advisors.
For more information, contact Catawba's School of Evening & Graduate Studies at 1-800-CATAWBA (1-800-228-2922) or submit the information request form.
For more information about CPCC, visit www.cpcc.edu.
FRANCISCA O'NEAL of Charlotte, NC
Francisca earned her A.A.S. degree in Business Administration – International Business from CPCC in 2010. She transferred 60 hours of course credit to Catawba College and is now working on earning her B.B.A. degree. "I chose to pursue my bachelor's degree because I feel like it is important to have one in today's world, especially to have a good job and to establish a life career. At Catawba, I was guaranteed that I would never take a class that I wouldn't need, and it's been true.
Catawba's faculty members are amazing - they remember you by name and they care about you as a person. The block format is wonderful; I could never have gone full-time each semester and work a full-time job without it. It lets you focus on each class, one at a time. I have worked really hard to obtain my bachelor's degree. I feel accomplished, and I have high hopes for the future. "