Central Piedmont to offer degree program in artificial intelligence

Central Piedmont Community College will open a new associate-degree program in artificial technology in August with the start of the 2024 fall semester. Central Piedmont is only the second North Carolina community college to offer an artificial intelligence degree program.

Central Piedmont's artificial intelligence (AI) program will equip students with the foundational knowledge and practical skills necessary to excel in the rapidly growing field of AI. The curriculum will cover machine learning, chatbots and generative AI, chatbot programming, artificial intelligence programming, system analysis and design, and AI applications in various industries. Given the ever-changing technology landscape of the Charlotte-Mecklenburg area, the degree will provide a platform for students to embark on fulfilling careers in AI.

Central Piedmont will welcome as many as 50 students to the program this fall. The two-year program will be able to accommodate additional classes of up to 50 students starting each term. Students who complete the program will be qualified for entry-level positions in AI, including AI engineer, AI project manager, AI researcher, AI architect, and machine learning specialist in numerous industries, such as banking and finance, engineering, manufacturing, transportation and logistics, healthcare, and many others.

For more information about Central Piedmont's new AI degree program, email Joe Little, associate dean of technology, or call 704-330-6513

Posted in Foundation News.