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Career Technical Education Pathways

Career Technical Education Pathways provide tuition-free course credits at an NC Community College toward a job credential, certificate or diploma in a technical career.

To be eligible for enrollment in a CTE Pathway, a high school student must meet ALL of the following criteria:

(1) Be a high school junior or senior
(2) Have a weighted GPA of 3.0 or above on high school courses or have the recommendation of the high school principal or his/her designee
(3) Meet the prerequisites for the career pathway.

» Career Technical Education Pathway Programs of Study

A student may concurrently enroll in two Career Technical Education programs of study provided the exception has been approved by the college's Chief Academic Officer or his/her designee.

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.


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Updated 06.21.2016: Content Editor