Career and College Promise

  1.  General
  2.  Contact
  3.  College Transfer  
  4. Technical
  5. When to
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

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, for advising.

CCP Resources

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
South Caldwell High School Debbie Mason
Transition Advisor, South Caldwell High School
Phone: 828-396-2188
Hibriten High School Sherry Herman
Transition Advisor, Hibriten High School
Phone:  828-758-7376
West Caldwell High School Matt Anderson
Transition Advisor, West Caldwell School
Phone:  828-758-5583

Watauga County
Watauga High School Bethany Watts
Phone: 828-264-1330

Home Schooled or not a resident of Caldwell or Watauga Counties
Shannon Brown
Director, Counseling & Advisement Services
Phone: 828-726-2288
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.