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Career and College Promise Program for High School Students

The Career and College Promise (CCP) program provides dual enrollment educational opportunities for eligible North Carolina high school juniors and seniors. The program is structured to accelerate completion of college certificates, diplomas, and associate degrees that lead to college transfer or provide entry-level job skills. SCC offers the following Career and College Promise pathways aligned with the K-12 curriculum and career and college ready standards adopted by the State Board of Education.

  1. Core 44 College Transfer Pathway leads to completion of 30 hours of college credit including English, mathematics, and general education courses approved to satisfy the Comprehensive Articulation Agreement for transferability to four-year colleges or universities.
  2. Career Technical Education Pathway leads to a certificate or diploma aligned with a high school Career Cluster.
  3. Cooperative Innovative High School Pathway (Sampson Early College High School) is available to rising 9th grade high school students who reside in Sampson County. Please visit the SECHS website at: http://www.sampsoncc.edu/SECHS-Home.asp for information regarding the early college program and the application process.

Requirements for Core 44 College Transfer Pathway

To be eligible for enrollment in a CCP College Transfer Pathway, students must meet the following criteria:

  1. High school junior or senior continuing to make progress toward high school graduation.
  2. Have a weighted GPA of 3.0 on completed high school course work.
  3. Demonstrate college readiness in English, reading, AND mathematics as determined by satisfactory scores on a NC Community College System approved entry assessment (PSAT, SAT, ACT, PLAN, COMPASS, ASSET, OR ACCUPLACER).
  4. Meet all established pre-requisites for college courses.

Provisional Enrollment in CCP College Transfer Pathways

A high school junior or senior who does not demonstrate college readiness on an approved assessment or placement test may be provisionally enrolled in a College Transfer Pathway. To qualify for provisional status, a student must meet the following criteria:

  1. Have a weighted GPA of 3.5 on completed high school course work.
  2. Completed two years of high school English with a grade of ‘C’ or higher.
  3. Completed high school Algebra II (or higher level math) with a grade of ‘C’ or higher.
  4. Obtain written permission from the high school principal (or his/her designee) and the college president (or his/her designee).

Students who are provisionally admitted to one of the College Transfer Pathways may register only for college mathematics (MAT) and college English (ENG) courses within their chosen pathway. To be eligible to register for other courses in the College Transfer Pathway, the student must first successfully complete mathematics and English courses with a grade of ‘C’ or higher.

 Additional CCP College Transfer Pathway Guidelines

    1. To maintain eligibility for continued enrollment in a CCP College Transfer Pathway, a student must continue to make progress toward high school graduation and maintain a 2.0 GPA in college coursework after completing two courses.
    2. A student must enroll in ONE Core 44 College Transfer Pathway program of study and may not substitute courses in one program for courses in another.
    3. With approval of the high school principal (or his/her designee) and the college’s chief student development administrator, the following provisions may apply:
      1. A student may change his or her program of study.
      2. A student may enroll in both a Core 44 College Transfer Pathway program of study and a Career Technical Education program of study.
      3. A student who completes a Core 44 College Transfer Pathway while still enrolled in high school may continue to earn college transfer credits leading to the completion of the 44-hour general education transfer core.

    Requirements for Career Technical Education Pathway

    To be eligible for enrollment in a Career Technical Education (CTE) Pathway, students must meet the following criteria:

    1. High school junior or senior continuing to make progress toward high school graduation.
    2. Have a weighted GPA of 3.0 on completed high school course work OR have the recommendation of the high school principal or his/her designee.
    3. Meet all established pre-requisites for college courses and the career pathway.

    Requirements for Career Technical Education Pathway

      1. To maintain eligibility for continued enrollment in a CTE Pathway, a student must continue to make progress toward high school graduation and maintain a 2.0 GPA in college coursework after completing two courses.
      2.   A student must enroll in ONE CTE program of study and may not substitute courses in one program for courses in another.
      3. The student may change his/her program of study with approval of the high school principal (or his/her designee) and the college’s chief student development administrator.
      4. Career Technical Education courses may be used to provide partial or full fulfillment of a four-unit career cluster. Where possible, students may be granted articulated credit for CTE courses based on the local or state North Carolina High School to Community College articulation agreement.

      General Admission Requirements for High School Students

      Prospective students seeking to take college courses through the Career and College Promise pathways must meet general admissions requirements and demonstrate the level of behavioral maturity expected for the adult educational setting. Interested applicants should contact their high school guidance counselor to complete the following steps necessary for admission:

      1. Complete an SCC Admissions Application.
      2. Submit an official high school transcript showing course work completed.
      3. Obtain written approval from the high school principal or his/her designee.
      4. Obtain approval from the SCC Director of Admissions.

      The college reserves the right to place students on the basis of counseling, assessments, interviews, and previous academic achievement. All students enrolled in college courses are required to observe the college’s policies on attendance, academic integrity, and the student code of conduct. Qualified high school juniors or seniors interested in taking college courses may contact the SCC Admissions Office for more information on eligibility requirements and the enrollment process.