Enrollment and Registration

Be a boatmaker, a winemaker, a power line technician, or a registered nurse. Your possibilities are endless when you enroll in the third-largest community college system in the nation.

Find a College Near You

With 58 colleges and hundreds of programs to choose from, the NC Community College System makes it easy to pursue your passion. Start by completing these three steps, then when you’re ready to enroll, visit your community college’s website to apply.

Verify your residency

Confirm your residential address and see if you’re eligible for state aid programs using the Residency Determination Service.

Complete your CFNC application

Submit high school and college transcripts and access other college application tools and resources to make enrollment easier through the College Foundation of North Carolina.

Finish your FAFSA

Find out what grants and scholarship programs you have access to by completing a Free Application for Federal Student Aid.

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University Transfer

Find out how you can transfer credit from your community college to a four-year institution through our articulation agreements across the state.

Career & College Promise

Are you in high school and thinking about your future? Earn tuition-free course credits that can lead you to a four-year university or workforce credential through our Career & College Promise program. 


Complete a diploma program at one of our 58 colleges and receive an associate’s degree in Applied Science, Arts, Science, Engineering, or General Education.

Career Credentials

Forge a new career path (or qualify for a raise) by completing certificate courses that provide entry-level employment training in areas like truck driving, surgical assisting, child care, cosmetology and more.


Get on-the-job training and industry knowledge through our apprenticeship program that connects you to businesses and trades that are looking to hire skilled workers.

Adult Education

Earn your high school diploma, brush up on your study skills, or learn English as a second language through our Adult Education offerings.


[Central Piedmont] gave me all the help I needed to connect me with the city, as well as the community. Every time I walk on campus I feel at home.

Davidson Valmyr


Central Piedmont Community College

Dual enrollment allowed me to gain college credits and experience that really helped me get over some of the worries I had about my educational goals

Ian Miller

200 West Jones Street Raleigh, North Carolina 27603

(919) 807-7100