Career & College Promise | CCP

What is CCP?

Career and College Promise (CCP) provides seamless dual enrollment educational opportunities for eligible North Carolina high school students, allowing them to accelerate completion of college certificates, diplomas, and associate degrees that lead to college transfer or provide entry-level job skills. CCP is a tuition-free program. The program is available to public, private, and homeschooled students.

  • All students must complete an application complete with parent/guardian signature and the signed parent/student agreement.
  • Physical copies of the application packet can be retrieved from the respective Career Coach assigned to each high school, or a digital copy can be found here:
  • After students apply and their eligibility is verified by SCC and their local high school, students may meet with their Career Coach during the specified registration periods at each high school.
  • Unlike most high schools where registration occurs annually, college registration occurs on a semesterly basis: Fall, Spring, Summer, Intersession.

While CCP is tuition-free, students are still responsible for paying the student fee of $47.20 each semester and are responsible for purchasing textbooks and other required course materials. The fee is a flat, semesterly rate and does not vary based on the number of courses a student takes.

  • Students in the CCP program are fully enrolled at their local high school, and here at Sampson Community College. Any student activities or student resources are available to them, such as use of the library, academic success center, and events.
  • All students must have the approval of their high schools to enroll each semester.

CCP uses the concept of pathways to guide course enrollment, advising, and determining eligibility. There are three pathways in the CCP Program: College Transfer Pathway (CTP), Career & Technical Education (CTE), and Workforce Development & Continuing Education (WDCE).

College Transfer Pathways are aligned with programs that bridge students to four-year study at a college or university. Should students complete the CCP Core program of study in each pathway, they can go on to complete the degree while in high school. The pathway options include:

  • Pathway to the Associate in Arts
  • Pathway to the Associate in Science
  • Pathway to the Associate in General Education – Nursing
  • Pathway to the Associate in Arts in Teacher Preparation
  • Pathway to the Associate in Science in Teacher Preparation

Career & Technical Education pathways are aligned with applied degree programs and are designed for students to gain hands-on experiences that either lead to job and career readiness, and/or four-year transfer options. The pathways are:

  • Pathway to the AAS (Associate in Applied Science) in Accounting & Finance
  • Pathway to the AAS in Agribusiness Technology
  • Pathway to the AAS in Air Conditioning, Heating, & Refrigeration Technology
  • Pathway to the AAS in Applied Animal Science Technology
  • Pathway to the AAS in Building Construction Technology
  • Pathway to the AAS in Business Administration
  • Pathway to the AAS in Business Administration – Finance & Marketing
  • Pathway to the AAS in Construction Management Technology
  • Pathway to the AAS in Cosmetology
  • Pathway to the AAS in Criminal Justice Technology
  • Pathway to the AAS in Early Childhood Education
  • Pathway to the AAS in Electrical Systems Technology
  • Pathway to the AAS in Human Services Technology
  • Pathway to the AAS in Industrial Systems Technology
  • Pathway to the AAS in Information Technology
    • Computer Technical Core
    • Dell Helpdesk
    • Software & Web Development
  • Pathway to the Diploma in Medical Assisting
  • Pathway to the AAS in Medical Office Administration
  • Pathway to the Diploma in Therapeutic Diagnostic Services Nurse Aide
  • Pathway to the AAS in Office Administration
  • Pathway to the AAS in Welding Technology
Workforce Development & Continuing Education courses are centered around state and/or federally recognized credentials and do not carry college credit. Most courses are offered as workforce demand dictates.
Current Workforce Development & Continuing Education CCP Pathways include:
  • Electrocardiogram Technician (EKG)
  • Truck Driver Training – Class A
  • Truck Driver Training – Class B
  • Transportation Basics Pathway
  • Firefighter Technology
  • Heating Ventilation and Air Conditioning/Electrical Level I
  • Masonry 1 & 2
  • Pharmacy Technician
  • Phlebotomy Technician

College Transfer Pathway - Juniors & Seniors

  • Be a high school junior or senior; and
    • Have an unweighted GPA of 2.8 on high school courses; or
    • Demonstrate college readiness in English, reading, and mathematics by meeting benchmarks on diagnostic assessment tests which have been approved by the state board of community colleges: PSAT, SAT, Pre-ACT, ACT, NC DAP, RISE Placement Test.

College Transfer Pathway - Freshmen & Sophomores

  • Be a high school freshman or sophomore; and
    • Be identified as academically or intellectually gifted in English, reading, and math as outlined in the local board of education’s Academically and Intellectually Gifted (AIG) local plan (General Statute 115C-150.7.); or
    • Be identified as academically or intellectually gifted in English, reading, and math on an aptitude and achievement test as evidenced by a score in the range between the 92nd and the 99th percentile on an aptitude and an achievement test included in the Mental Measurements Yearbook published by the Buros Institute of Mental Measurements; and
  • Demonstrate college readiness in English, reading, and math by meeting benchmarks on diagnostic assessment tests which have been approved by the state board of community colleges: PSAT, SAT, Pre-ACT, ACT, NC DAP, RISE Placement Test; and
  • Have the maturity to justify admission to the community college, as demonstrated by obtaining all of the following:
    • A recommendation from the student’s principal or equivalent administrator explaining why they believe the student has the requisite maturity to enroll at the community college; and
    • A recommendation from the AIG coordinator, if one is employed, explaining why they believe the student has the requisite maturity to enroll at the community college; and
    • Approval to enroll by the community college president or their designee. Prior to requesting approval by the community college president or their designee, the student must deliver the recommendations described in the above statements.
    • All recommendations are obtained by the CCP team during the application process.
  • Have written consent of the student’s parent or guardian granting permission for the student to participate in the program; and
  • The student must participate in academic advising with a member of the Career Coaching team prior to enrollment in the program. This advising shall be focused on the implications of being admitted to the college early, maintaining eligibility for continued enrollment, changing pathways, and other rules applicable to the College Transfer Pathways.

Career & Technical Education Pathway - Juniors & Seniors

  • Be a high school junior or senior; and
  • Have an unweighted GPA of 2.8 on high school courses; or
  • Demonstrate college readiness in English, reading, and mathematics by meeting benchmarks on diagnostic assessment tests which have been approved by the state board of community colleges: PSAT, SAT, Pre-ACT, ACT, NC DAP, RISE Placement Test.
  • Juniors or seniors who do not meet the eligibility requirements listed above shall have the recommendation of the high school principal or their designee, and the college’s chief academic officer. A recommendation is only allowed for entry into CCP CTE pathway that does not include Universal General Education Transfer Component (UGETC) courses (i.e. Business Administration).

Career & Technical Education - Freshmen & Sophomores

  • Colleges may enroll eligible high school Freshmen and Sophomores only in industrial technologies, engineering technologies, agriculture and natural resources, transportation, construction, and business technologies certificate and diploma programs.
  • Freshmen and Sophomores may not enroll in CTE pathways that include UGETC courses.
  • To be eligible, a high school freshman or sophomore must:
    • Have passed Math I with a grade of “C” or better; and
    • Test college ready in mathematics as determined by the assessment given by NCDPI; and
      • E. a 3, 4, or 5 on their Math EOG
    • Test college ready in English and reading as determined by the assessment given by NCDPI; and
      • E. a 3, 4, or 5 on their Reading EOG
    • Have the recommendation of the high school principal or their designee, and the college’s chief academic officer; or
    • Demonstrate college readiness in English, reading, and mathematics by meeting benchmarks on diagnostic assessment tests which have been approved by the state board of community colleges: PSAT, SAT, Pre-ACT, ACT, NC DAP, RISE Placement Test.

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