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Graduation Application

  1.  Graduation Requirements    
  2.  Catalog Requirements  
  3.  Graduation with Honors   
  4.  Cap & Gown Info   
  5.  Graduation Schedule   

Graduation Requirements

Graduation exercises will be held in May.
All candidates are expected to be in attendance.
A student is eligible for graduation when the following requirements have been completed:
  • In order to participate in the May graduation exercises, students must complete the Graduation Application by the established deadline and complete all graduation requirements by the end of the spring semester. The graduation fee will be waived for certificate graduates not attending graduation exercises.

  • All the requirements for a degree/diploma/certificate in a particular program must be satisfactorily completed with a program grade point average of at least 2.0.

  • Health Science graduates must follow graduation requirements as stated in their program manual.

  • Students transferring from other colleges and schools are required to complete at least 25 percent of the course hours in their program of study or 10 semester hours, whichever is greater, in residence at CCC&TI. “In residence” denotes credit hours earned at CCC&TI. Work Based Learning will not count toward residency requirements for graduation.

  • The student must take care of all financial obligations to CCC&TI prior to commencement.

Catalog Requirements

Candidates for a degree, diploma or certificate may meet graduation requirements as outlined in either:
  1. the catalog for the year they initially entered their program of study provided continuous enrollment is maintained during fall and spring semester and no more than 10 years have elapsed or

  2. in the catalog for the year of their graduation.
Students who have not enrolled in two consecutive semesters (excluding summer semester) are not considered as continuously enrolled and must reapply for admission to CCC&TI. Requests for exceptions may be filed with the registrar.

Graduation with Honors

A graduating student who has earned a program grade point average of 3.5 or better during studies at Caldwell Community College and Technical Institute will receive the degree, diploma, or certificate “with honors.”

Cap & Gown Fitting Schedule

Congratulations on your prospective graduation! Caldwell Community College and Technical Institute's commencement exercises are inspirational and impressive. The faculty and staff strongly encourage you to attend. Even though graduation is symbolic, we believe your presence is a gift to the faculty and staff, your family, friends, and to yourself.

The 2018 graduation exercises are being planned for Friday, May 11th at the J. E. Broyhill Civic Center. Graduation ceremonies will take place at either 5:00 p.m. or 8:00 p.m. that evening. Ceremonies are determined based upon applications by program and will be determined prior to cap and gown distribution.

PICKING UP YOUR CAP AND GOWN WILL BE OUR INDICATION THAT YOU ARE PLANNING TO ATTEND THE GRADUATION CEREMONY. Graduation Announcements and Guest Tickets will be distributed when caps and gowns are picked up.

Graduates must be fitted for their caps and gowns at the following times at either location:

March 26- 29

1st Floor of the
Forlines Building

Student ID is required for
pick up. ID’s can be made in
the LRC.

March 26
March 27
March 28
March 29

10 am-6:30pm
10 am-6:30pm
10 am-4:30pm
10 am-6:30pm

April 9-12

Student Services Center
Student ID is required for
pick up. ID’s can be made in
Student Services.


April 9
April 10
April 11
April 12

10 am-1 pm
10 am-2 pm
10 am-2 pm
10 am-2 pm

If you have applied for a certificate only, you must have paid the graduation application fee to be able to participate in the ceremony.

Additional information concerning your graduation time, rehearsal, and your role in graduation will be given to you when you pick up your cap and gown.

If you have any questions, please feel free to call Sandra Reece at 726 2718 (or 264-7670, ext. 2718 from the Boone area).

Graduation Schedule

The Graduation Schedule for the May 2017 Graduations is as follows:
Traffic around the J. E. Broyhill Civic Center will be heavy.
Please plan accordingly.
  • May 12 - 5 pm - College Transfer & Career and Technology Programs
    • For the 5:00 pm ceremony, graduates MUST arrive and be seated by 4:15 pm
    • College Transfer Programs include:
      • Associates in Arts
      • Associates in Fine Arts, Music
      • Associates in Fine Arts, Visual Arts
      • Associates in Science
      • Associates in General Education
    • Career and Technology Programs include:
      • Accounting
      • Automotive Systems
      • Aviation Management & Career Pilot
      • Biomedical Equipment
      • Business Administration
      • Collision Repair & Finishing
      • Computer Programming
      • Computer Technology Integration
      • Cosmetology
      • Culinary Arts
      • Early Childhood
      • Electrical Systems
      • Electronics Engineering
      • Landscape Gardening
      • Mechanical Engineering
      • Networking Technology
  • May 12 - 8 pm - Health Science & Career and Technology Programs Graduation
    • For the 8:00 pm ceremony, graduates MUST arrive and be seated by 7:15 pm
      • All Health Science Programs
      • Emergency Management
      • Medical Office Administration
      • Office Administration
      • Paralegal Technology

Broadcast Information

All three graduations will be broadcast live on:
  • Charter Channel 192
  • AT&T U-verse Channel 99
The YouTube link for the live HD stream is:

or go to our page and find it there:

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1913 Hickory Blvd SE
Lenoir, NC 28645


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