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Career and College Promise (CCP)


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Career and College Promise (CCP) provides seamless dual enrollment educational opportunities for eligible North Carolina high school students in order to accelerate completion of college certificates, diplomas, and associate degrees that lead to college transfer or provide entry-level job skills.  North Carolina community colleges may offer Career and College Promise pathways aligned with the K-12 curriculum and career and college ready standards adopted by the State Board of Education.  Career & College Promise (CCP) gives you the opportunity to pursue these options—tuition free!  This is your chance to get a jump start on your workplace readiness and college preparation.  The offering of all courses is contingent upon sufficient enrollment.


CCP provides three pathways to help advance your post-high school success:

» Career Technical Education Pathway 
Leads to a certificate or diploma aligned with a high school Career Cluster.

» College Transfer Pathway

The Career and College Promise College Transfer Pathways allow qualified high school juniors and seniors to complete up to 43 semester hours credit tuition free. Classes identified in the Career and College Transfer Pathways will transfer seamlessly (with a course grade of C or higher) to any North Carolina public university as well as participating private colleges/universities.

        » Cooperative Innovative High School Program 
           (Challenger Early College High School)

Based on the campus of Catawba Valley Community College, Challenger allows students to earn a high school diploma and an associate degree in approximately 5 years. 

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Updated 06.16.2015: Web Administrator