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What do you want to study? See Programs Below

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Complete the NC Residency Determination Forms (Links to CFNC Website) Questions about NC Residency? Check out the CFNC Website FAQ's

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Application for Admission (Links to CFNC Website)

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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, diploma, 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.

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Adult Education

We are excited that you have chosen us to help you with your goals and your future.  This is why we offer a variety of classes, learning labs, and instructional options.  All of which are designed to help you improve your academic and employment skills. The Tri-County Community College, College and Career Readiness Program provides educational opportunities for those students in the service area of Cherokee, Clay and Graham counties who did not complete their high school education or have not received their High School Equivalency Diploma or who need to improve their reading, languages or math skills.  College and Career Readiness also focuses on providing employability skills, job-specific occupational and technical skills, and developmental education instruction. The College and Career Readiness Program is based on the philosophy that every student, regardless of educational level, is capable of self-improvement, and should have the opportunity to participate in furthering their education and employment goals. Any adult 18 years of age or older who did not graduate from high school is eligible to participate in the program as is any high school graduate who wishes to increase their skills. If you are under the age of 18, please read the information under Minor Student Information. Please call (828) 835-4208 or (828) 835-4228 for more information.
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Continuing Education

In accordance with the “open door” policy of Tri-County Community College, any adult eighteen years of age or older – regardless of race, national origin, color, religion, sex, disability, age, or political affiliation – who is not attending public school is eligible to enroll in Career and Community Education classes. However, pursuant to 1D SBCCC 400.2 in the N.C. State Board of Community College Code, Tri-County Community College may refuse admission to any applicant where there is an articulable, imminent, and significant threat to the applicant or any other individuals. In such cases, the College shall document the following:

  • Detailed facts supporting the rationale for denying admission;
  • The time period within which the refusal to admit shall be applicable and the supporting rationale for the designated time period; and
  • The conditions upon which the applicant that is refused would be eligible to be admitted.

Please also note that high school students between ages 16 and 18 may enroll on a limited basis, but they must first complete a Concurrent Enrollment Form (before registering for or attending class). In classes with limited enrollment, students will be admitted to class in the order that their registration forms are completed and fees are fully paid.

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