School and Ranking Information
There are only three schools within ten miles of Charlotte, NC, that offer web design training or related programs. Of those three schools, two are for-profit institutions. Based on number of degrees awarded and school distinctions, the following school is considered one of the top schools in the Charlotte area for web design training:
- Winner: Central Piedmont Community College is the only public college in Charlotte, NC, that offers web design-related studies. The school's computer technology integration program contains coursework in web programming and web development. The program also has areas of specialization in web technologies, Java software development and .NET software development.
School Info Chart
|Category||Central Piedmont Community College|
|Distinction||Is part of the North Carolina Community College System, which is among the largest community college systems in the United States*|
|Location||Charlotte, North Carolina|
|School Type||2-year, public|
|Tuition & Fees (2013-2014)||Undergrad: $2,561 (in-state); $8,705 (out-of-state)**|
|Computer Technology Degrees Offered||Certificate, Associate's|
|Computer Technology Degrees Awarded (all levels) in 2012-2013||104**|
|Most Popular Computer Technology Degree Level in 2012-2013||<1-year Certificate (47 awarded)**|
|Undergraduate Graduation Rate (in 150% of normal degree time) for 2010 Entering Class||12%**|
|Noteworthy||Accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges|
Sources: *NC Community Colleges; **NCES College Navigator.
Central Piedmont Community College
- Studies combine classroom instruction with hands-on labs and projects
- Frequent program changes to incorporate latest industry updates
- Programs prepare students for professional certification in the field
Central Piedmont Community College (CPCC) is a 2-year public institution with a total enrollment of more than 20,000 students. The college is one of 58 schools within the North Carolina Community College System. CPCC was formed in 1963 when Mecklenburg College and the Central Industrial Education Center merged. Today, students can choose among diploma, certificate and associate's degree programs in areas such as applied technologies, social sciences, business, arts and communications. The school does not have a program specific to web design, but there are multiple related programs available.
CPCC's Information Technology (IT) Division offers academic programs in five areas, including computer technology, simulation and game development, computer science, web technologies and networking technology. The Associate in Applied Science in Computer Technology Integration has a few areas of specialization relevant to web design, such as web technologies, programming and software development. Depending on the area of specialization chosen, students can take courses in web scripting, Java programming, web design and internet multimedia. Certificate programs are also available.