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.


College Transfer Pathway

College Transfer Pathway leading to a minimum of 30 hours of college transfer credit;
a. Must be a high school junior or senior;
b. Must have a weighted GPA of 3.0 on high school courses; and
c. Must demonstrate college readiness on an assessment or placement   test.

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

A high school junior or senior who does not demonstrate college-readiness on an approved assessment or placement test may be provisionally enrolled in a College Transfer Pathway.

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 entrance assessment or placement test.
  • Students 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 college-readiness on an approved assessment or placement test may be provisionally enrolled in desired CCP 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.
  • Click here  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 or diploma aligned with a high school Career Cluster.

To be eligible for enrollment, a high school student must meet the following criteria:
a. Be a high school junior or senior;
b. 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
c. 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:
a. Continue to make progress toward high school graduation, and
b. Maintain a 2.0 in college coursework after completing two courses.
c. 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 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.

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

CCP Provisional Verification Form

CCPP Change of Pathway Form

CCPP Registration Worksheet

For more information, please contact Samantha Major at (828) 837-6810 ext. 4203.

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