Caldwell Community College and Technical Institute

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Career and College Promise

Career and College Promise

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 at least a 2.8 unweighted GPA or 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 828.726.2606 and talk to Jeff Link, Executive Director of Student Engagement and Educational Partnerships at CCC&TI. You can also email your questions to jlink@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.
  4. Attend Orientation. Be sure to sign up for the Orientation for Career and College Promise students.

Those outside of Caldwell or Watauga counties, or those who are home school students, may contact Jeff Link, Executive Director of Student Engagement and Educational Partnerships at 828.726.2606, jlink@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.

COLLEGE TRANSFER PATHWAY ELIGIBILITY

  1. To be eligible for enrollment, a high school student must meet the following criteria:
    • Be a high school junior or senior;
    • Have an unweighted GPA of 2.8 on high school courses; or demonstrate college readiness on an assessment or placement tests in English, reading and mathematics.
  2. 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.
  3. A student must enroll in one College Transfer Pathway program of study and may not substitute courses in one program for courses in another.
  4. 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
    2014
    & earlier
    PSAT
    2015
    & later
    NC DAP Pre-ACT
    &
    ACT
    SAT
    (taken prior to
    March 2016
    SAT
    (taken March
    2016 or after
    English 15 45 26 Composite Scored of
    151 or higher
    18 500 Evidence
    Based
    Reading and
    Writing:
    480
    Reading 18 47 26 22 500
    Mathematics 19 47 24.5 7 on each assessment
    for DMA 010 thru 060
    22 500 Math:
    530
    * 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 any of the approved assessments.

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 an unweighted GPA of 2.8 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.

Career and Technical Education Pathways:

CCP Resources

  • Application

  • Test Scores
    College Readiness Benchmarks on Approved Assessment Tests
    Test PLAN PSAT
    2014
    & earlier
    PSAT
    2015
    & later
    NC DAP ACT SAT
    (taken prior to
    March 2016
    SAT
    (taken March
    2016 or after
    English 15 45 26 Composite Scored of
    151 or higher
    18 500 Evidence
    Based
    Reading and
    Writing:
    480
    Reading 18 47 26 22 500
    Mathematics 19 47 24.5 7 on each assessment
    for DMA 010 thru 060
    22 500 Math:
    530

    * 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 any of the approved assessments.



When to Register

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

Registration is typically available as follows:

  • April - July for FALL semester
  • November for SPRING semester
  • April - May 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 below.

Contacts

Caldwell County




Caldwell Early College High School




Caldwell Applied Sciences Academy




South Caldwell High School




Hibriten High School




West Caldwell High School

Watauga County




Watauga High School

Other




Home Schooled or not a resident of Caldwell or Watauga Counties