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Career and College Promise

  1.  General
    Information    
  2.  Contact
    Information  
  3.  College Transfer  
       Pathways
  4. Technical
    Pathways  
  5. When to
    Register  
Did you know that high school students can earn college credit at CCC&TI…for free?

If you’re a high school junior or senior in Caldwell or Watauga county, have a 3.0 GPA or higher and have earned a qualifying score on a college placement test, then you could start earning free college credit TODAY with the Career and College Promise program at CCC&TI!

**To confirm your eligibility, you can talk to your high school’s CCC&TI Transition Advisor or call 828.726.2288 and talk to Shannon Brown, Director of Counseling and Advisement Services at CCC&TI. You can also email your questions to csbrown@cccti.edu.

Once you’ve confirmed that you are eligible for Career and College Promise here are the steps for enrollment:
  1. Pick your pathway based on your interests and strengths. Students have a variety of options in two categories: College Transfer and Technical. For detailed information on the pathways, click the College Transfer or Technical Pathways tab above.
  2. Complete and submit the Career and College Promise (CCP) application.
  3. Contact your high school’s CCC&TI Transition Advisor, who can walk you through the remaining steps of the process.
Those outside of Caldwell or Watauga counties, or those who are home school students, may contact Shannon Brown, Director of Counseling and Advisement Services at 828-726-2288,csbrown@cccti.edu for advising.

High school students taking college credit courses under Career and College Promise provisions are exempt from applicable tuition for certain classes. Expenses for books, supplies and activity fees are the responsibility of the student.

Caldwell County
Caldwell Early College High School

Caldwell Career Center Middle College
Lori Hoffa
Transition Advisor, On-campus High School Programs
Phone: 828-759-4647
Email: LHoffa@cccti.edu
South Caldwell High School Debbie Mason
Transition Advisor, South Caldwell High School
Phone: 828-396-2188
Email: DMason@cccti.edu
Hibriten High School Sherry Herman
Transition Advisor, Hibriten High School
Phone:  828-758-7376
E-mail: SHerman@cccti.edu
West Caldwell High School Matt Anderson
Transition Advisor, West Caldwell School
Phone:  828-758-5583
E-mail: MAnderson@cccti.edu

Watauga County
Watauga High School David V. Sanders
Transition Advisor, Watauga High School
Career & College Promise Instructor
Phone: 828-264-2407 (ext. 11999)
Email:DSanders@cccti.edu

Home Schooled or not a resident of Caldwell or Watauga Counties
Shannon Brown
Director, Counseling & Advisement Services
Phone: 828-726-2288
Email: CSBrown@cccti.edu 
COLLEGE TRANSFER PATHWAY ELIGIBILITY
  1. The Career and College Promise Core 44 College Transfer Pathway requires the completion of at least thirty semester hours of transfer courses, leading to Associate in Arts or Associate in Science
  2. To be eligible for enrollment, a high school student must meet the following criteria:
    • Be high school junior or senior;
    • Have weighted GPA of 3.0 on high school courses; and
    • Demonstrate college readiness on an assessment or placement tests in English, reading and mathematics to be eligible for College Transfer Pathway.
  3. 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.
  4. A student must enroll in one College Transfer Pathway program of study and may not substitute courses in one program for courses in another.
  5. 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 chief student development administrator.
College Transfer Pathway Leading to

Each course a high school student completes in the pathway with a grade of "C" or better will be accepted by all UNC member institutions and equated for lower division General Education credit at the university.

CCP Resources

  • Application

  • Test Scores
    College Readiness Benchmarks on Approved Assessment Tests
    Test PLAN PSAT SAT ACT Asset COMPASS Accuplacer
    English 15 45 500 18 41 Writing 70 Writing 86 Sentence Skills
    Reading 18 47 500 22 41 Reading 81 Reading 80 Reading
    Mathematics 19 47 500 22 41 Numerical Skills
    and 41 Int. Algebra
    47 Pre- Algebra
    and 66 Algebra
    55 Arithmetic and
    75 Elem. Algebra
    * To be eligible for enrollment in a College Transfer Pathway, students must demonstrate college readiness in English, reading and mathematics on an approved test or tests.

    Eligibility may be demonstrated by achieving the required scores on a single test or by combining test scores from amy of the approved assessments.
  • Permission Form

CAREER TECHNICAL EDUCATION PATHWAY ELIGIBILITY
  1. The Career and College Promise Career Technical Education Pathway leads to a certificate or diploma aligned with a high school Career Cluster.
  2. 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. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. 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.

Technical Pathways

Taught On Both Campuses            
Taught On Caldwell Campus Only
Taught On Watauga Campus Only

CCP Resources

  • Application

  • Test Scores
    College Readiness Benchmarks on Approved Assessment Tests
    Test PLAN PSAT SAT ACT Asset COMPASS Accuplacer
    English 15 45 500 18 41 Writing 70 Writing 86 Sentence Skills
    Reading 18 47 500 22 41 Reading 81 Reading 80 Reading
    Mathematics 19 47 500 22 41 Numerical Skills
    and 41 Int. Algebra
    47 Pre- Algebra
    and 66 Algebra
    55 Arithmetic and
    75 Elem. Algebra
    * To be eligible for enrollment in a College Transfer Pathway, students must demonstrate college readiness in English, reading and mathematics on an approved test or tests.

    Eligibility may be demonstrated by achieving the required scores on a single test or by combining test scores from amy of the approved assessments.


  • Permission Form

You can register for Career and College Promise during CCC&TI's semester registration sessions.

Registration sessions are held in:
  • July for FALL semester
  • November of SPRING semester
  • April for SUMMER semester


Visit our Academic Calender page to determine the exact dates for registration sessions.

If you have questions, contact your high school’s CCC&TI Transition Advisor listed on the Contact Information page.