A Message From Our President
GO COASTAL! That’s a theme and message we hope you will hear and see often in the year ahead. It is part of our marketing focus to get you to consider Coastal Pines Technical College (CPTC) for your workforce development and lifelong learning needs. Whether your goal is to improve a skill, earn a High School Equivalency/GED, certificate, diploma, or associate degree, or start here and transfer to a four-year institution, our qualified faculty and staff can help make your decision to GO COASTAL easy and successful.
Students have access to over 140 programs of study through the traditional classroom setting, online, and even on weekends. Having multiple methods of offering classes and flexible class scheduling helps students GO COASTAL and reduces the barriers our students face while leading a busy lifestyle. Additionally, job placement and financial aid assistance is available – including the HOPE Grant, HOPE Scholarship, HOPE Career Grant, federal Pell grants, and other financial aid opportunities.
The College offers degree, diploma and certificate programs as well as adult education, English as a Second Language (ESL) classes and workforce development services. High schools and high school students throughout our 13 county service area continue to GO COASTAL through the Dual Enrollment program. This program provides qualified students an exceptional opportunity to simultaneously earn high school credit and college credit, at no cost to the student.
The Economic Development Division at CPTC offers area employers and individuals the opportunity to GO COASTAL through non-credit programs at a reasonable costs. The wide variety of non-credit programs are available online and include computers, healthcare, professional and personal development, and many more. And the Adult Education Division offers free non-credit classes that focus on High School Equivalency/GED preparation, English Literacy, and workforce development. These classes prepare students who GO COASTAL to earn a High School Equivalency (GED) credential or advance in their current field of employment.
CPTC continues to grow by adding in-demand courses and programs that allow our students access to the latest industry trends. New facilities and renovations provide students with state-of-the-art classrooms, labs and equipment. Partnering with local business and industry through advisory committees ensures our students are using the latest technology and learning the skills used by professionals.
As you view our website, you will find information to help you take the next step toward reaching your educational and career goals. Thank you for visiting Coastal Pines Technical College. Be sure to follow us on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. We hope to hear from you soon. #goCoastal