General Education Diploma (GED)
Adult basic education classes are offered by CPCC instructors for those inmates who have not yet earned their high school diploma or equivalent. Sessions are offered mornings, afternoons and evenings subject to spare availability. Participation is open-entry, open-exit. This program is available for male and female.
In-depth classes are offered that challenge participants to accept responsibility for behavior and take deliberate steps toward change. Key topics include personal relationships, money management, controlling emotions, job readiness and pre-release planning. This program is presented by Life Connections and is available for male and female inmates.
(Spanish-Language Life Skills
This course is designed to help those Latino inmates with limited understanding of English. Topics include housing, financial services, legal issues, job readiness and family dynamics. This course is available for inmates housed at Jail North and is offered on a quarterly basis. Priority is given to those inmates who will be released to the Charlotte-Metro area. This program is available at both Jail Central and Jail North.
English Language Proficiency (ELP)
On-going classes are offered through CPCC for those whose primary language is not English. Beginner and intermediate classes are available based on language competency. This program is currently available for inmates housed at Jail North.
Spanish-Language Domestic Violence Education
Domestic violence education is presented in Spanish for those with a limited understanding of English. This program is currently available for male and female inmates.
Spanish-Language Substance Abuse Education
Substance abuse education is provided in Spanish for those with a limited understanding of English. This program is currently available for male and female inmates.
A mini-course presented by the Mecklenburg County Health Department focuses on key areas of health, nutrition and physical fitness. This program is offered to eligible all female inmates.
Domestic Violence Education
Mandatory domestic violence education classes are required for all inmates. The Shelter for Battered Women provides education and counseling services to female inmates and male inmates are taught by MCSO staff by using individual instruction and videos.
Onsite/Offsite Maintenance Industrial Technical Training (OMITT)
Students are trained in entry-level mechanical skills to prepare for jobs in Automotive Mechanic, Industrial Mechanic, HVAC, Carpentry, Plumbing, Electrical, General Construction, Automotive Detailing, and Small Engine Repair. The class consists of four separate blocks of instruction.