Career & College Promise

Effective January 1, 2012, legislation combined high school programs (formerly known as Huskins, Learn and Earn Online (LEO) and Dual Enrollment) into one program called the Career and College Promise Program (CCP).

The Career and College Promise Program (CCP) will offer opportunities for qualified juniors and seniors to enroll in community college courses that provide pathways that lead to a certificate or college degree. Juniors and seniors participating in the CCP will have the opportunity to earn up to two years of career training or a two-year college degree tuition free.

Starting spring 2012 semester, Tri-County Community College will offer two pathways: College Transfer Pathway and Career and Technical Education Certificates.


College Transfer Pathway

Requirements:

Junior or senior

  • At least an unweighted high school GPA of 2.8 or higher (current official transcript required) OR
  • Demonstrate “college readiness” on an approved test or tests. Eligibility may be demonstrated by achieving the required scores on a single test or by combining test scores from any of the approved assessments.

Testing & Assessment Information - College Readiness Benchmarks

Freshman or sophomore

  • Be identified as academically or intellectually gifted (AIG) in English, reading, and math AND
  • Demonstrate college readiness in English, reading, and math by meeting required scores on a single or by combining test scores from any approved assessment
  • Signature from school principal or school administrator, signature of AIG Coordinator, signature of College President, AND Signature of Parent

When a student completes ALL required courses in a pathway, he or she may take other classes required for the certificate or degree.

Students may be in a College Transfer Pathway AND a Career Technical Certificate, but NOT two College Transfer Pathways.

Courses may be taken in any order, except courses with required pre-requisites.
No course substitutions are allowed.

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.
  • Click here to view the Career and College Promise brochure.

Career Technical Education Pathway

The Career and College Promise Career Technical Education Pathway for juniors and seniors leads to a certificate 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 an unweighted GPA of 2.8 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.

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 CTE programs of study provided the exception has been approved by the college’s Chief of Academic Officer or his/her designee.

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

  • Be a high school junior or senior;
  • Have an unweighted GPA of 2.8 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.

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.
  • Click here to view the Career and College Promise brochure.

Additional Documents:

CCPP New Student Application Form

CCPP Verification Form - Freshman - Sophomore

CCPP Verification Form - Junior - Senior

CCPP Registration Worksheet


For more information, please contact:

Cherokee County

Brigitte Hernandez
(828) 835-4314
bhernandez@tricountycc.edu

Clay County & Graham County:

Jena Szewczyk
(828) 835-4252
jszewczyk@tricountycc.edu


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