Career and College Promise Program

The North Carolina Career and College Promise:
College Options for High School Students

Session Law 2011-145, the Appropriations Act of 2011, authorizes the State Board of Education and the State Board of Community Colleges to establish the Career and College Promise program. The North Carolina Career and College Promise replaced Huskins, Concurrent Enrollment, and Learn and Earn Online dual enrollment programs. This program offers three pathways designed to give motivated high school students a head start on college and career training!

Career and College Promise Program (Quicklinks)

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Career and College Promise Pathways

Career Technical Education Pathway

If you are a junior or senior in a career cluster program at your high school, this pathway will give you the opportunity to enroll in a Nash Community College Certificate Program that aligns with your high school program. You do not have to be part of the Early College to participate in his program.

College Transfer Pathway

If you are a junior or senior planning to attend a four-year college after high school, this pathway will allow you to complete some of the core general education classes required during the first two years of a four-year degree. You do not have to be part of the Early College to participate in his program.

Cooperative Innovative High School (Early College) Pathway

If you are a motivated rising ninth grader seeking a non-traditional high school experience, this pathway will give you the opportunity to earn your high school diploma and up to two years of college credit within five years. You will have to be enrolled in the Nash-Rocky Mount Early College to participate in this program. For more details about the Early College, click here.


College Transfer Pathways

Core 44 College Transfer Pathway

1. The Career and College Promise Core 44 College Transfer Pathway requires the completion of at thirty semester hours of transfer courses, including English, mathematics, and ACA 122.

2. Eligibility - 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 (See Attachment 1). A student must demonstrate college readiness in English, reading and mathematics to be eligible for enrollment in a Core 44 College Transfer Pathway.

OR

3. Provisional Waiver - 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 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; ,
  • Obtain the written approval of the Vice President for Student and Enrollment Services.

A Provisional Status student may register only for college mathematics (MAT 171) and college English (ENG 111) 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. 


4. Maintaining Eligibility - 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.

5. Course Substitution - A student must enroll in one Core 44 College Transfer Pathway program of study and may not substitute courses in one program for courses in another.

6. Pathway Changes - 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 Vice President of Student and Enrollment Services.

7. Completed All Pathway Courses -  With approval of the high school principal or his/her designee and the Vice President of Student and Enrollment Services, 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 in Arts or the Associate in Science.

8. Dual CTE Pathway Enrollment - With approval of the high school principal or his/her designee and the college’s Vice President of Student and Enrollment Services, a student may enroll in both a Core 44 College Transfer Pathway program of study and a Career Technical Education program of study.

9. Students Enrolled Since Fall 2011 Only  - Currently enrolled high school students (Fall Semester 2011) who have successfully completed a college transfer STEM course with a grade of “C” or better may be admitted into a Career and College Promise  College Core 44 Transfer Pathway in Spring Semester 2012 without meeting the entry GPA or testing requirements (i.e. PLAN). Students will be required to meet course prerequisite requirement

 

College Readiness Benchmarks on Approved Diagnostic Assessment Tests

Test/Subject PLAN PSAT Asset
(NCCCS Cut
Score)
Compass
(NCCCS Cut
Score)
Accuplacer
(NCCCS Cut
Score)
SAT ACT
English 15 45 41 Writing 70 Writing 86 Sentence Skills 500 18
Reading 18 47 41 Reading 81 Reading 80 Reading 500 22
Mathematics 19 47 41 Numerical
Skills and
41 Int. Algebra
47 Pre?Algebra
and
66 Algebra
55 Arithmetic
and
75 Elem.
Algebra
500 22

 

College Transfer Pathways Programs of Study

Humanities &
Social Sciences
(P1012A)
Life &
Health Sciences
(P1042A)
Engineering &
Mathematics
(P1042B)
Business &
Economics
(P1012B)
ENG111 ENG111 ENG111 ENG111
ENG 113 ENG 113 ENG 113 ENG 113
ENG 233 ENG 233 ENG 233 ENG 233
HIS 112 HIS 112 HIS 112 HIS 112
ART 111 BIO 111 ECO 251 ECO 251
PSY 150 BIO 112 CHM 151 SOC 210
BIO 111 CHM 151 MAT 171 BIO 111
MAT 171 CHM 152 MAT 172 BIO 112
SPA 111 MAT 171 MAT 271 MAT 171
SOC 210 ACA 122 ACA 122 MAT 171A
ACA 122     CIS 110
      ACA 122

 

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Career & Technical Education Pathway

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

2. Eligibility - 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. 


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

4. 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.

5. Maintaining Eligibility - 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.

6. Dual CTE Programs - 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 Vice President of Student and Enrollment Services. A student may concurrently enroll in two CTE programs of study provided the exception has been approved by the college’s Vice President of Student and Enrollment Services.

 

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Career and Technical Education Programs of Study

Advertising and Graphic Design Certificate C30100CP
GRD 110 Typography I
GRD 121 Drawing Fundamentals
**GRD 141 (FA) Graphic Design I
**GRD 142 (SP) Graphic Design II
GRD 151 Computer Design Basics

Hours
3
2
4
4
3
Total: 16
Architecture Certificate C40100CP
*ARC 111 (FA) Intro to Architectural Tech
*ARC 114 (SP) Architectural CAD
ARC 114A Architectural CAD Lab
ARC 112 Construction Materials and Meth.
ARC 113 Residential Architectural Technology
ARC 220 Advanced Architectural CAD
Hours
3
2
1
4
3
2
Total: 15
Automotive Diploma D60160CP
AUT 114 Safety and Emissions
*AUT 116 Engine Repair (Auto I)
TRN-110 Intro to Transport Tech
TRN-120 Basic Transp Electricity
*TRN-145 Advanced Transp Electronics(Auto II)
*AUT 151 Brake Systems  (Auto II)
*AUT 151A Brake Systems  Lab (Auto II)
*AUT 141 Suspension & Steering Systems (Auto III)
AUT 141A Suspension & Steering Lab
AUT 163 Advanced Auto Electricity
AUT 163A Advanced Auto Electricity Lab
*AUT 181 Engine Performance I (Auto III)
*AUT 181A Engine Performance Lab
*AUT 183 Engine Performance II
AUT 221 Auto Transm/Transaxles
AUT 283 Advanced Auto Electronics.

Hours
2
3
2
5
3
3
1
3
1
3
1
3
1
4
3
3
Total: 41
Computer Integrated Machining Certificate C50210CP
*MAC 141 (FA) Machining Applications I (Metals I)
*MAC 141A (SP) Machining Applications Lab I (Metals II)
*MAC 121 Introduction to CNC
MAC 142 Machining Applications II
BPR 111 Blueprint Reading
MAC 151 Machining Calculations
*MAC 171 (SP) Measure/Material & Safety (Metals II)
Hours
4
2
2
4
2
2
1
Total: 17
Cosmetology Diploma D55140CP
COS 111  Cosmet. Concepts I
COS 112 Salon I
*(FA—COS 111 AB + COS 112 AB) Cosmet I)
*(SP—COS 111 BB + COS 112 BB) Cosmet II)
COS 113 Cosmetology Concepts II
COS 114 Salon II
COS 115 Cosmetology Concepts III
COS 116 Salon III
COS 117 Cosmetology Concepts IV
COS 118 Salon IV
Hours
4
8


4
8
4
4
2
7
Total 41
Criminal Justice Certificate C55180CP
*CJC 111 (FA) Introduction to Criminal Justice (Crim. I)
*CJC 121 (FA) Law Enforcement Operations (Crim. I)
*CJC 131 AB(FA) Criminal Law (Crim. II)
*CJC 131 BB(SP) Criminal Law (Crim. II)
*CJC 112(SP) Criminology
*CJC 231 (SP) Constitutional Law
Hours
3
3
2
1
3
3
Total 15
Electronics Engineering Certificate C40200CP
*ELC 131 (FA) DC/AC Circuit Analysis (Elec. I)
*ELN 133 (SP) Digital Electronics (Elec. II)
ELN 131 Semiconductor Applications
ELN 232 Introduction to Microprocessors
Hours
5
4
4
4
Total 17
Emergency Preparedness Tech. Certificate C55420CP
*EPT 120(FA) Sociology of Disaster (Fire I)
*EPT 210(FA) Response and Recovery (Fire I)
*FIP 220 AB(FA) Fire Fighting Strategies (Fire I)
*FIP 220 BB(SP) Fire Fighting Strategies (Fire II)
*EPT 130(SP) Mitigation and Preparedness (Fire II)
*FIP 236 (SP) Emergency Management (Fire II)
Hours
3
3
2
1
3
3
Total 15
Networking Certificate (CISCO) C25340CP
NET 125 Networking Basics
NET 126 Routing Basics
NET 225 Routing and Switching I
NET 226 Routing and Switching II
Hours
3
3
3
3
Total 12
Web Site Design Certificate C25290CP
**WEB 110 (FA) Internet/Web Fundamentals
WEB 111 Into to Web Graphics
WEB 115 Web Markup and Scripting
WEB 120 Intro to Internet Multimedia
WEB 140 Web Development Tools
**WEB 210 (SP) Web Design
Hours
3
3
3
3
3
3
Total 18
Welding Certificate C50420CP
*WLD 121 (FA) GMAW (MIG) FCAW/Plate (Weld. I)
*WLD 115 (SP) SMAW (Stick) Plate (Weld. II) AC, BC
WLD 131 GMAW (TIG) Plate
WLD 110 Cutting Processes
WLD 141 Symbols and Specifications
Hours
4
5
4
2
3
Total 18

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Cooperative Innovative High Schools Programs

(Example: Nash-Rocky Mount Public Schools Early College on Nash Community Colleges campus) Click here for more information on the Early College.

1. Cooperative Innovative High School Programs are located on college campuses, enroll 100 or fewer students per grade level, and provide opportunities for students to complete an associate degree program or earn up to two years of college credit within five years are defined as Cooperative Innovative High School Programs.

2. Eligibility requirements for Cooperative Innovative High School Programs are established jointly by local boards of education and local boards of trustees in accordance with G.S. 115C-238.50. For enrollment information into the Nash-Rocky Mount Public Schools Early College, click here.

3. The State Board of Education and the State Board of Community Colleges may waive the requirement that a Cooperative Innovative High School Program is located on the community college campus.

What pathway should I choose if I want to major in Nursing or Physical Therapy Assistant?

College Transfer Pathway

Courses recommended for students who want to major in the Associate Degree Nursing or Physical Therapist Assistant programs include BIO 111, MAT 171, CHM 151, CHM 152, and ENG 111.

All students interested in the Associate Degree Nursing or Physical Therapist Assistant programs are ranked and selected for admission based upon the Test of Essential Academic Skills (TEAS) percentage score. The components of the TEAS exam are reading, math, science, and English. The TEAS exam is the heaviest weighted component in the ranking process. Therefore, math, English, biology and chemistry courses will benefit high school students interested in health care programs. Ranking is also based on the successful completion of the following courses with a grade of C or better:

  • BIO 168              Anatomy and Physiology I                        2 points
  • BIO 169             Anatomy and Physiology II                        2 points
  • CHM 130/130A    General Organic and Biochemistry/Lab        2 points


An Associate Degree will score 2 points in the ranking. Students currently enrolled at Nash Community College will also score 1 point in the ranking of student.

For more information on the Health Science selection process, click here.

How do I get started?

Step 1: See your Guidance Counselor
The process should begin with your high school guidance counselor. The reason it starts at the high school is to make sure these classes will fit in your high school schedule.

Step 2: See If You Qualify
College Transfer Pathway Eligibility
College Transfer Provisional Waiver Eligibility
Career and Technical Education Eligibility

Step 3: Obtain qualify test scores (College Transfer Only)

  • See if your school has your qualifying test scores
    OR
  • Take the Accuplacer Test offered at Nash Community College

Be sure to bring a current state or federal issued pictured identification card (i.e. Drivers License)

Step 4: Search for Classes (Classes are called sections)

Step 5:  CCP Application

  • Submit a CCP application filled out completely including class selection and all required signatures. The CCP application is required each semester.
  • Submit a high schools transcript*
  • Submit test score proof of eligibility* (College Transfer Only)

*Students that have qualified in the Fall semester will not have to re-submit test scores or transcripts for the Spring Semester. An updated transcript is required each school calendar year.

Step 6:  Get Registered

Step 7: Attend Class

Step 8: Check NCC WebAdvisor and your NCC Email Often

2014 Late Start College Transfer Classes

 

COURSE SEC TITLE CRE CON ROOM CAP DAYS HRS START END INST.

ART 111
2 week late start. SNHS 10 reserved Virtual Seats

60 ART APPRECIATION 3 3 4216 36 T/TH 1:30-3:17 9/2/2014 12/11/2014 D. WEST
HIS 112
2 week late start. SNHS 10 reserved Virtual Seats
60 WORLD CIVILIZATION II 3 3 4216 36 M/W 1:30-3:17 9/3/2014 12/10/2014 J. PEACOCK
HIS 112
2 week late start
61 WORLD CIVILIZATION II 3 3 4116 35 T/TH 1:30-3:17 9/2/2014 12/11/2014 J. PEACOCK
PSY 150
2 week late start section
61 GENERAL PSYCHOLOGY 3 3 2101 70 M/W 1:30-3:17 9/3/2014 12/10/2014 D. WEST
SOC 210
2 week late start. SNHS 10 reserved Virtual Seats
61 INTRODUCTION TO SOCIOLOGY 3 3 2101 70 T/TH 1:30-3:17 9/2/2014 12/11/2014 K. MILKS
PSY 150
2 week late start section. SNHS 10 reserved Virtual Seats
60 GENERAL PSYCHOLOGY 3 3 4116 35 MTWTHF 9:00-10:29 9/2/2014 10/17/2014 K. MILKS
SOC 210 60 INTRODUCTION TO SOCIOLOGY 3 3 4116 20 MTWTHF 9:00-10:29 10/20/2014 12/8/2014 K. MILKS

 

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Homeschool Students

If you are a home schooled student and are interested in taking college classes while still in high school, you must meet the same Career and College Promise requirements as a public or private school student. Please note that to be an official transcript from a home school, the home school must be able to provide its home school certification card from the Department of Non-Public Instruction, provide standardized test scores for each year of high school, show courses with grades, and show semester and cumulative grade point averages verified by the administrator's signature.