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CCCC awarded grant from RPM Foundation

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09.07.2021College & CommunityCollege GeneralCurriculum Programs

SANFORD - Central Carolina Community College has been awarded a grant from The RPM Foundation to fund several scholarships in Automotive Restoration.

In the CCCC Automotive Restoration program, students get extensive hands-on training in metal and plastic body restoration, wood and steel component fabrication, automotive engines and drive trains, painting and refinishing, automobile upholstery, electrical systems, and welding. Graduates can earn either a Diploma or Certificate in Automotive Restoration.

The RPM Foundation is an education grant-making program of America's Automotive Trust. The RPM Foundation safeguards the critical skills necessary to restore and preserve collector vehicles by supporting hands-on training and engaging the next generation of craftsmen and women. Visit for more information.

"Central Carolina Community College is proud of our association with the RPM Foundation - and its generous contributions to our Automotive Restoration program," said Dr. Emily C. Hare, CCCC Foundation Executive Director. "We are grateful to the RPM Foundation for its support for our students."

Students successfully completing the CCCC Automotive Restoration program will be able to:

  • Recognize the major technological systems of the automobile.
  • Explain authentic antique automobile restoration materials, methods, and techniques.
  • Identify historical automotive research material sources, methods, and techniques necessary to complete and document historically accurate automotive restoration.
  • Use materials and tools necessary to complete authentic automobile restoration work.
  • Demonstrate the attitudes, knowledge, and skills necessary to pursue a successful business career in antique automobile restoration.
  • Recognize the historical role of the automobile in modern society.
  • Identify related and supporting scientific fields.

For more information on the scholarships, contact CCCC Foundation Executive Director Dr. Emily C. Hare at 919-718-7230 or by email at

For more information on Central Carolina Community College's Automotive Restoration Technology program, visit the website