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  Dec 14, 2017
 
 
    
2017-2018 Catalog

Career and College Promise Programs


Contact: (336) 334-4822, ext. 50562

The purpose of Career and College Promise is to offer structured opportunities for qualified high school students to be concurrently enrolled in community college courses that provide pathways that lead to a certificate, diploma, or degree as well as provide entry-level jobs skills.

Career and College Promise offers North Carolina high school students a clear path to success in college or in a career. The tutition is waived for students who maintain a “B” average and meet other eligibility requirements. Through a partnership of the Department of Public Instruction, the N.C. Community College System, the University of North Carolina system and many independent colleges and universities, North Carolina is helping eligible high school students to begin earning college credit at a community college campus.

The pathways include:

College Transfer Pathways (CTP) requires the completion of at least 30 semester hours of transfer courses including English and mathematics, and ACA 122 College Transfer Success.

Career and Technical Education Pathways (CTE) lead to a certificate or diploma aligned with a high school career cluster.

College Transfer Pathway

The Career and College Promise College Transfer Pathway requires the completion of at least thirty semester hours of transfer courses, including English and mathematics and ACA 122 College Transfer Success.

To be eligible for enrollment, a high school student must meet the following criteria:

  • Be a high school junior or senior;
  • Have a weighted GPA of 3.0 on high school courses; and
  • Demonstrate college readiness on an assessment or placement test. A student must demonstrate college readiness in English, reading and mathematics to be eligible for enrollment in a College Transfer Pathway.

A high school junior or senior who does not demonstrate collegereadiness on an approved assessment or placement test may be provisionally enrolled in a College Transfer Pathway. To qualify for Provisional Status, a student must meet the following criteria:

  • Have a cumulative weighted GPA of 3.5;
  • Have completed two years of high school English with a grade of ‘C’ or higher;
  • Have completed high school Algebra II (or a higher level math class) with a grade of ‘C’ of higher;
  • Obtain the written approval of the high school principal or his/her designee; and,
  • Obtain the written approval of the community college president or his/her designee.

A Provisional Status student may register only for college mathematics (MAT) and college English (ENG) courses within the chosen Pathway. To be eligible to register for other courses in the Pathway, the student must first successfully complete mathematics and English courses with a grade of ‘C’ or higher.

To maintain eligibility for continued enrollment, a student must continue to make progress toward high school graduation, and maintain a 2.0 GPA in college coursework after completing two courses. A student who falls below a 2.0 GPA after completing two college courses will be subject to the college’s policy for satisfactory academic progress.

A student must enroll in one College Transfer Pathway program of study and may not substitute courses in one program for courses in another.

A student may change his or her program of study major with approval of the high school principal or his/her designee and the college’s chief student development administrator.

With approval of the high school principal or his/her designee and the college’s chief student development administrator, a student who completes a College Transfer Pathway while still enrolled in high school may continue to earn college transfer credits leading to the completion of the Associate of Arts or Associate in Science.

With approval of the high school principal or his/her designee and the college’s chief student development administrator, a student may enroll in both a College Transfer Pathway program of study and a Career Technical Education program of study.

Career Technical Education Pathway

The Career and College Promise Career Technical Education Pathway leads to a certificate or diploma aligned with a high school Career Cluster.

To be eligible for enrollment, a high school student must meet the following criteria:

  • Be a high school junior or senior;
  • Have a weighted GPA of 3.0 on high school courses or have the recommendation of the high school principal or his/her designee; and
  • Meet the prerequisites for the career pathway.

High school counselors should consider students’ PLAN scores in making pathway recommendations.

College Career Technical Education courses may be used to provide partial or full fulfillment of a four-unit career cluster. Where possible, students should be granted articulated credit based on the local or state North Carolina High School to Community College articulation agreement.

To maintain eligibility for continued enrollment, a student must

  • Continue to make progress toward high school graduation, and
  • Maintain a 2.0 in college coursework after completing two courses.
  • A student who falls below a 2.0 GPA after completing two college courses will be subject to the college’s policy for satisfactory academic progress.
  • A student must enroll in one program of study and may not substitute courses in one program for courses in another. The student may change his or her program of study major with approval of the high school principal or his/her designee and the college’s chief student development administrator.
  • A student may concurrently enroll in two CET programs of study provided the exception has been approved by the college’s Chief Academic Officer or his/her designee.

Programs

    Career and College Promise Programs - Associate PathwayCareer and College Promise Programs - DiplomaCareer and College Promise Programs - Certificate